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Yes this is correct. It is not a random assignment and the location does matter.


So... according to this logic, if we're in a larger US city (New York, Boston, SF, etc.) and haven't gotten one, it could be a slight negative since these would be the most "overcrowded" areas?

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The interview invites aren't necessarily random. I was chatting to an admission consultant and one speculation is that Harvard releases interviews for the most over crowded locations first so people can begin scheduling in advance. If this logic is correct, those from remote areas intending to Skype interview will certainly be pushed into the last batch since this doesn't pose any logistics concerns and people are more flexible in their schedules.


LOL I'm in Atlanta...going to assume this is a ding for me...but it is not unexpected at all given my GPA. I am proud of the application I submitted to HBS. It was definitely the best I could have done so I am ok with not getting an interview. (it would be amazing if I did...but if not its cool) the challenging part for me is keeping my brain from assuming that this means my other apps are doomed. Logically I know that's not true...but emotionally it is hard to not feel that way.

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I’m curious to know if any joint program applicants got interviews. Specifically the MS/MBA applicants?

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I had the same question in mind when I logged in today. I am an MS/MBA applicant too and did not hear anything. I wonder if any dual degree applicant heard anything yesterday.


Same here, MS/MBA applicant and haven't heard anything. Although there seems to be one MS/MBA invite (Colombia) reported on livewire

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The interview invites aren't necessarily random. I was chatting to an admission consultant and one speculation is that Harvard releases interviews for the most over crowded locations first so people can begin scheduling in advance. If this logic is correct, those from remote areas intending to Skype interview will certainly be pushed into the last batch since this doesn't pose any logistics concerns and people are more flexible in their schedules.


LOL I'm in Atlanta...going to assume this is a ding for me...but it is not unexpected at all given my GPA. I am proud of the application I submitted to HBS. It was definitely the best I could have done so I am ok with not getting an interview. (it would be amazing if I did...but if not its cool) the challenging part for me is keeping my brain from assuming that this means my other apps are doomed. Logically I know that's not true...but emotionally it is hard to not feel that way.


Could totally relate to the part where you said you did the best you could have done. However while getting into an elite institution doesn't guarantee success but it sure matter a hell lot- Just my opinion. Truth might be that while we all worked hard to create an immaculate application over the past few months- maybe the ones who got the interview invites were always superstars who worked hard all their lives- maybe it just comes as part of the territory of being 'leaders who make a difference'. :thumbup:

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The interview invites aren't necessarily random. I was chatting to an admission consultant and one speculation is that Harvard releases interviews for the most over crowded locations first so people can begin scheduling in advance. If this logic is correct, those from remote areas intending to Skype interview will certainly be pushed into the last batch since this doesn't pose any logistics concerns and people are more flexible in their schedules.


LOL I'm in Atlanta...going to assume this is a ding for me...but it is not unexpected at all given my GPA. I am proud of the application I submitted to HBS. It was definitely the best I could have done so I am ok with not getting an interview. (it would be amazing if I did...but if not its cool) the challenging part for me is keeping my brain from assuming that this means my other apps are doomed. Logically I know that's not true...but emotionally it is hard to not feel that way.


Could totally relate to the part where you said you did the best you could have done. However while getting into an elite institution doesn't guarantee success but it sure matter a hell lot- Just my opinion. Truth might be that while we all worked hard to create an immaculate application over the past few months- maybe the ones who got the interview invites were always superstars who worked hard all their lives- maybe it just comes as part of the territory of being 'leaders who make a difference'. :thumbup:


Gotta disagree with you that those that got interviews are "always superstars who worked hard all their lives" while that is certainly true of those who got interviews I don't believe that it says that those who didn't do NOT fall in that category. Adcoms have been very honest that up to 80% of the applicant pool are qualified to attend their programs.

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I think there is a luck element involved. You may have been unfortunate to have an admissions representative who just wasn't interested in your package - your essay didn't speak to her - while her co-worker would've loved you had she reviewed it.

I think the idea that you just weren't good enough is strangely comforting but I don't think that's the real reason.

The question for folks who get dinged is is it worth it to wait yet another year for another shot?

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I think there is a luck element involved. You may have been unfortunate to have an admissions representative who just wasn't interested in your package - your essay didn't speak to her - while her co-worker would've loved you had she reviewed it.

The question for folks who get dinged is is it worth it to wait yet another year for another shot?

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Yes..there is luck there is whatever the strategy of the adcom is for that year there is class mix of the applicant pool..so many factors that simply being qualified does not guarantee admission..extremely qualified, smart, hard working, and driven people are denied every year.

My personal opinion on re-applying is that I would wait to see what other schools you get into...I would think that if you decide to not attend a school that admits you it would be difficult for them to admit you again....so if for example you don't get into Harvard this time but you get in to Wharton or Stanford, I would personally pick between the other two and not risk getting denied by all three the following year....if you only get into lower ranked schools but want to try for the top 10 again that would make sense to me....again just my opinion though.

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Did any URM's get an invite yesterday? I wonder if URM's and military personnel invites are not sent until Thursday since there was a diversity event last Friday and there is a military event today... Maybe the adcoms needed more time to evaluate these two groups.

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Did any URM's get an invite yesterday? I wonder if URM's and military personnel invites are not sent until Thursday since there was a diversity event last Friday and there is a military event today... Maybe the adcoms needed more time to evaluate these two groups.


I am a URM and received the invited yesterday. I know a few others did as well. But yes, the timing sucks...

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Clevermetal wrote:
The interview invites aren't necessarily random. I was chatting to an admission consultant and one speculation is that Harvard releases interviews for the most over crowded locations first so people can begin scheduling in advance. If this logic is correct, those from remote areas intending to Skype interview will certainly be pushed into the last batch since this doesn't pose any logistics concerns and people are more flexible in their schedules.


LOL I'm in Atlanta...going to assume this is a ding for me...but it is not unexpected at all given my GPA. I am proud of the application I submitted to HBS. It was definitely the best I could have done so I am ok with not getting an interview. (it would be amazing if I did...but if not its cool) the challenging part for me is keeping my brain from assuming that this means my other apps are doomed. Logically I know that's not true...but emotionally it is hard to not feel that way.


It is way too early to worry about your other applications. And there's always Thursday regarding HBS...
Regarding your low GPA, I could tell you quite a few stories about past clients who were admitted to top 5 MBA programs with terrible GPAs (although none of these stories involve HBS).

In case you want a head start, we've compiled a few resources to prepare for your HBS interview, assuming all goes well on Thursday:
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16 hours to go until we get released! Let's go!!

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At what time does the email come today?

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Hi, will there be a live chat for the remaining R1 hopefuls for today's announcement?

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Hi, will there be a live chat for the remaining R1 hopefuls for today's announcement?


Hi! There is a chat room here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/mchat2.php?fl=menu

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There we go. At noon today in the portal.

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Good morning! All remaining Round 1 decisions (interview invite, early release, further consideration) will be shared today at 12 noon eastern time. To access your decision, log in to your application and view your Status Update.

For those invited to interview, the sign-ups will be immediately available. And don't worry, we have managed the interview slots so there are plenty of options available today. While availability in our hub cities is typically more limited, we always have spots on campus. There is no advantage/difference to one location over another.

To those who are “released” today, I know this is hard news. As we’ve gotten to know you, of course we wish we could move more of you forward in the process. Thank you for what you have shared with us and for your interest in HBS.

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There we go. At noon today in the portal.

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Good morning! All remaining Round 1 decisions (interview invite, early release, further consideration) will be shared today at 12 noon eastern time. To access your decision, log in to your application and view your Status Update.

For those invited to interview, the sign-ups will be immediately available. And don't worry, we have managed the interview slots so there are plenty of options available today. While availability in our hub cities is typically more limited, we always have spots on campus. There is no advantage/difference to one location over another.

To those who are “released” today, I know this is hard news. As we’ve gotten to know you, of course we wish we could move more of you forward in the process. Thank you for what you have shared with us and for your interest in HBS.


Does that mean there will be more fumbling, with decisions eventually coming out via email 10 hours later?

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I didn't know there was fumbling last time. They seemed to send everything out at noon EST the other day.

Interesting that it says to log in and view your status. I had been under the impression they would communicate it by email primarily.

I was dinged last year via email. Strangely, when I view my application status from last year, it still says submitted. I imagined it would say Released or something based on this latest message from Admissions. What is this Status Update they ask you to look at? I see Status (where it says Submitted) but not Status Update.

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Dinged for the second year.

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