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# Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants

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21 Jan 2009, 13:47
Waitlisted here as well . This 50-60% admit ratio doesn't seem to have panned out, does it?
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21 Jan 2009, 14:55
Amazing........ congrats to all who got in. The WLs, keep your hopes pinned up.
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21 Jan 2009, 17:22
Add me to the pile of dings por favor. No surprise there.

Those admitted / WLed, congrats / good luck.
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21 Jan 2009, 20:54
Hey,

How do I update the front page?
I am waitlisted after being interviewed (instead of ding)

I just dont want to jinx anything!
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21 Jan 2009, 21:01
isa wrote:
I got in!!!

Late response...just catching up here in California. Decisions were out before I woke up!

Is anyone else going to the West Coast Social in the Bay Area?

congrats!!

Thanks Isa! And congrats to you on all your acceptances! I guess all the handbags and feminine blouses worked out for us!

Congratulations, BigBad!!!!! That's so awesome!!!! Represent at HBS with your great sense of style!!!
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21 Jan 2009, 21:53
krispy wrote:
Hey,

How do I update the front page?
I am waitlisted after being interviewed (instead of ding)

I just dont want to jinx anything!

Oops that was probably my bad, krispy...sorry about that! I updated the front page -- best of luck to you!
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22 Jan 2009, 00:22
DINGED... thats the end of a horrible app season... well atleast its over...
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22 Jan 2009, 00:29
IHateTheGMAT wrote:
Wow I missed a lot!!

Huge congrats to the admits zoinnk, msday, cpg, etc!!!!! Absoultely amazing!!

I'm a bit surprised by the number of waitlists, its not like HBS is many peoples second choice. I guess maybe they want to take a closer look at R2? My (totally unsubstantiated) theory is that round 2 will be weaker then many schools are expecting, which could be great news for you waitlisteres.

I hope your theory is right (or do i ?) ..All my open apps are R2!

Congrags to all the admits ! Good to see so many HBS admits on this forum !
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22 Jan 2009, 00:47
Congratulation to everyone who got in. Great going guys !

Good luck to the people who did not make it.
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22 Jan 2009, 00:49
Hey Guys,

I am in R2. So how do the logistics work now. I mean would we receive an application complete email prior to interview invites being released ? When is an interview invite expected based on R1 Stats ?
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22 Jan 2009, 00:53
CompanyMan wrote:
DINGED... thats the end of a horrible app season... well atleast its over...

Sorry to hear the news, man I think I will be applying again this Fall if that makes you feel any better, it was just not a good season for me either.

MBAAspirant2008 wrote:
I am in R2. So how do the logistics work now. I mean would we receive an application complete email prior to interview invites being released ? When is an interview invite expected based on R1 Stats ?

I don't believe HBS sends out app complete e-mails.

Based on the R1 timeframe, we are expecting interview invites to go out ~1 month after the R2 deadline, so...about two weeks from now Although since R2 has a higher # of applicants it may be a little later than that (pure conjecture).
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22 Jan 2009, 05:41
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krispy wrote:
Hey,

How do I update the front page?
I am waitlisted after being interviewed (instead of ding)

I just dont want to jinx anything!

Oops that was probably my bad, krispy...sorry about that! I updated the front page -- best of luck to you!

No biggie! Thanks for updating the front page.

So, realistically speaking, what are the chances of converting WL into Admit? I know I will have to almost treat this as ding and proceed with Booth.
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22 Jan 2009, 08:04
krispy wrote:
So, realistically speaking, what are the chances of converting WL into Admit? I know I will have to almost treat this as ding and proceed with Booth.

Here are some links from Sandy (the HBS "guru" on the BW forum) that may shed some light on waitlist statistics:

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22 Jan 2009, 08:05
krispy wrote:
So, realistically speaking, what are the chances of converting WL into Admit? I know I will have to almost treat this as ding and proceed with Booth.

After a small amount of digging, it seems to me that in a good year chances are about 10% and in a bad year they are 0%.
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22 Jan 2009, 08:33
Congratulations to all those that got in - I've mostly been a lurker, vicariously experiencing a lot of your ups and downs.

Quick question - how does Harvard invite people for interviews - via email I would assume? Or is it a phone call?

Thanks.
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22 Jan 2009, 08:41
cesc4 wrote:
Congratulations to all those that got in - I've mostly been a lurker, vicariously experiencing a lot of your ups and downs.

Quick question - how does Harvard invite people for interviews - via email I would assume? Or is it a phone call?

Thanks.

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22 Jan 2009, 09:01
same here.. been a lurker since i started the application process.. this community has been very helpful thanks everyone

congrats to all those who got in.. and good luck to those being waitlisted..

im rolling the round 2 dice.. fingers crossed..
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22 Jan 2009, 10:30
From the BW Forum: http://forums.businessweek.com/bw-bscho ... ?msg=79007

Looks like the WL acceptance rate could be closer to 25% or so. Hopefully this holds up.
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22 Jan 2009, 11:44
Ding. Ugh.
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22 Jan 2009, 19:36
Waitlisted. ***SIGH***
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