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Had my alumni interview today and it went great, very conversational, had a really good connection. No surprise questions. She seemed interested in what I was saying and was eager to share her experiences and answer my questions. I wonder how much it weighs in the admissions process.

Does anyone know if they release all decisions at the same time on December 13?


I'm wondering about that too! About to have my alumni interview this Saturday and I'm wondering if it's just a waiting game until December 13 after the interview.

Did they ask you any questions about your weaknesses, what other schools you're applying to, why should we take you, more challenging questions like that?



Nope, nothing about weaknesses. I kind of took the lead mentioning my visit at Kellogg and attending an event there and then we had a more in-depth discussion about why Kellogg, my goals and motivation behind the goals, why MBA and why now, what I want to get involved in non-academically, and my questions for her. It lasted about 40 minutes. She mainly guided the discussion with a few questions but most of it was just the conversation flowing from my answers. It didn't feel like and interview. It was more like talking to a friend, we even talked about family. As for other schools, we were talking about careers and I mentioned something about Ross and she asked me if I applied or am applying. I answered yes and we moved on.

Good luck on Saturday! :)

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Had my alumni interview today and it went great, very conversational, had a really good connection. No surprise questions. She seemed interested in what I was saying and was eager to share her experiences and answer my questions. I wonder how much it weighs in the admissions process.

Does anyone know if they release all decisions at the same time on December 13?


I'm wondering about that too! About to have my alumni interview this Saturday and I'm wondering if it's just a waiting game until December 13 after the interview.

Did they ask you any questions about your weaknesses, what other schools you're applying to, why should we take you, more challenging questions like that?



Nope, nothing about weaknesses. I kind of took the lead mentioning my visit at Kellogg and attending an event there and then we had a more in-depth discussion about why Kellogg, my goals and motivation behind the goals, why MBA and why now, what I want to get involved in non-academically, and my questions for her. It lasted about 40 minutes. She mainly guided the discussion with a few questions but most of it was just the conversation flowing from my answers. It didn't feel like and interview. It was more like talking to a friend, we even talked about family. As for other schools, we were talking about careers and I mentioned something about Ross and she asked me if I applied or am applying. I answered yes and we moved on.

Good luck on Saturday! :)


Great to hear, thanks!


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How long generally do alums take to reply? I mailed my interviewer on Sunday morning and he hasn't replied yet. In general is 2-3 days standard, or do people reply within 24 ours?

The mail says that if the alum doesn't reply within a week, then I should contact the school. I don't know if its really common for alums to not reply for a whole week.

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How long generally do alums take to reply? I mailed my interviewer on Sunday morning and he hasn't replied yet. In general is 2-3 days standard, or do people reply within 24 ours?

The mail says that if the alum doesn't reply within a week, then I should contact the school. I don't know if its really common for alums to not reply for a whole week.


Ah, as someone who already have asked this question in this forum, I can tell you with confidence to wait. My alumni connected with me in a week because he was extremely busy with his day job. Be patient, and reach out to the admissions team if you still don't hear from your alumni in a week. Best of luck!

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Is there anyone on here from the US who has NOT gotten their off campus interview assignment yet?...starting to feel like I'm the only one!

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How long generally do alums take to reply? I mailed my interviewer on Sunday morning and he hasn't replied yet. In general is 2-3 days standard, or do people reply within 24 ours?

The mail says that if the alum doesn't reply within a week, then I should contact the school. I don't know if its really common for alums to not reply for a whole week.

For me it took a week, and the alum I was matched with responded only because I texted. I had sent 2 emails and apparently both went to the spam folder. So if you have an alternative way of contacting, I say you should try it.

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From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?

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Got a skype invite from the ad-come. Assuming and hoping the ad-com has gone through my app? didn't get a waiver (at least not by e-mail). never got an alum interview invite. any insights?

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From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).

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From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).


I think that they use advanced neuro networks to weed out the candidates. The first wave are the best not only in the sense of GMAT, but in all aspects. Like GMAT + GPA + location + WE + industry + gender and so on. These best people get initial invites. Then come the people who are somewhat weaker for this particular program. They are waived and then weeded out by the adcom team.

One consultant has told me that with my GPA I can only hope for the super late invite since I am in the bottom of their list and if there are no more strange industry candidates like me I might have a chance for an interview.

I am not telling that it's true. However I strongly believe in this theory. It is logical.


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From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).



I have a 770, and I haven't got an invite yet.
I think location matters. My location is Chennai.

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It makes sense considering the plethora of applications that they get.

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From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).



I have a 770, and I haven't got an invite yet.
I think location matters. My location is Chennai.


Yeah, location matters but i am guessing that no one from Chennai has gotten their invite yet.

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From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).


I got an invite. Am from Delhi. But it seems they are out of alumni here so sending out adcom interviews. My GRE score is 330 with a gmat equivalent of 750. Also 1y. Hope it helps

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First thing first, my advice to candidates getting an alum interview:
1. Questions: get ready to answer the obvious why questions with why Kellogg the most important. Know what you can contribute and mention you strive to contribute.
Do not practice other questions it's a waste of time their questions bank seems to be wide enough.
2. Connection. Remember, an alumn naturally will like or dislike you based on your communication with him. The answers to the questions I believe are secondary, eventually the alum thinks "would I want this guy to be in my class?". There's no specific advice on how to establish a good connection, it varies from person to person (you and your interviewer) but focus on that. Smile, look interested and curious.
3. Questions. Brings me back to to the previous point - connection. Think about the questions. It's proven that people like talking about themselves, don't be afraid to ask personal questions. It will help leave abetter impression.

4. Other questions I've been asked: if you won't be admitted to any MBA program, what would you do? What makes you unique? Which clubs interest you?


5. Thabk you letter. Send o e! Idk if it's good or that the girl who I terviewed me was just nice but in her response to my thank you email she said please let me know if you got admitted. I tend to believe it's a positive sign but could be just her being nice.

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I just had my alumni interview in DC. It was super casual, and was conducted at a coffee shop.

He was a very nice person and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. I noticed that he jotted down notes whenever I mentioned something specific about Kellogg's program and what kinds of extra curricular activities I wanted to pursue.

My piece of advise is to know why you want to attend Kellogg, and cite specific examples of why you are choosing Kellogg. Cheers everyone, and best of luck!

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From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).


I think that they use advanced neuro networks to weed out the candidates. The first wave are the best not only in the sense of GMAT, but in all aspects. Like GMAT + GPA + location + WE + industry + gender and so on. These best people get initial invites. Then come the people who are somewhat weaker for this particular program. They are waived and then weeded out by the adcom team.

One consultant has told me that with my GPA I can only hope for the super late invite since I am in the bottom of their list and if there are no more strange industry candidates like me I might have a chance for an interview.

I am not telling that it's true. However I strongly believe in this theory. It is logical.



Its hard to say how they screen applicants but it has to be a result of multiple factors. However, I feel that your theory may be true.

Going over the thread from last year, you can see that most of the people who had interview invites in the first wave, eventually had an admit. This can be because these active candidates are better prepared, but it may also be because of their higher preference overall, by the adcom.

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[quote="pg1991"]From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).


I think that they use advanced neuro networks to weed out the candidates. The first wave are the best not only in the sense of GMAT, but in all aspects. Like GMAT + GPA + location + WE + industry + gender and so on. These best people get initial invites. Then come the people who are somewhat weaker for this particular program. They are waived and then weeded out by the adcom team.

One consultant has told me that with my GPA I can only hope for the super late invite since I am in the bottom of their list and if there are no more strange industry candidates like me I might have a chance for an interview.

I am not telling that it's true. However I strongly believe in this theory. It is logical.



Its hard to say how they screen applicants but it has to be a result of multiple factors. However, I feel that your theory may be true.

Going over the thread from last year, you can see that most of the people who had interview invites in the first wave, eventually had an admit. This can be because these active candidates are better prepared, but it may also be because of their higher preference overall, by the adcom.[/quote]

It makes sense! The best or most appropriate candidates first and then the other people later. One more example.
Kellogg has 4 slots for Russians for a given year. 3 are for consultants and 1 for everybody else. I mean in my case I compete with everybody else from Russia for this one spot because obviously I am not a consultant. So industry matters as well.

I wish you all good luck. It might be the case that our turn will come later after waivers.


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How long generally do alums take to reply? I mailed my interviewer on Sunday morning and he hasn't replied yet. In general is 2-3 days standard, or do people reply within 24 ours?

The mail says that if the alum doesn't reply within a week, then I should contact the school. I don't know if its really common for alums to not reply for a whole week.


If you haven't heard back within 3 days, it'll completely okay to follow up. You just need to word your follow up tactfully. Remember, your interviewer has a day job, many priorities to juggle, and you may be one of many interviewees contacting him/her. S/he is also probably volunteering his/her time. But the good thing is, s/he volunteered to be the interviewer, so s/he generally likes interacting with future Kellogg MBAs.

"Dear XXXX,

Kellogg is my top choice school, and I have done [xxxx so far to learn about the school/interact with other alum]. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to interview with you. Thank you for giving your time to be an alumni interviewer, and interviewing me. I would like to follow on my prior outreach on XXXX, and see if there is a convenient date/time for us to have the interview.

Looking forward to speaking with you,
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[quote="Whitelie"][quote="pg1991"]From Delhi. Got an invite to interview 3 days ago. Anyone else from Delhi/India?


Did anyone from Delhi with a score less than 760 get an invite yet? I am wondering how they are sorting the applicants. I have read their interview policy for 2 year applicants but i am guessing that high GMAT scores are getting preference. The same happened in Booth as well; most of high GMAT score applicants from India got their invites( as per my inference from clearadmit and gmatclub data).


I think that they use advanced neuro networks to weed out the candidates. The first wave are the best not only in the sense of GMAT, but in all aspects. Like GMAT + GPA + location + WE + industry + gender and so on. These best people get initial invites. Then come the people who are somewhat weaker for this particular program. They are waived and then weeded out by the adcom team.

One consultant has told me that with my GPA I can only hope for the super late invite since I am in the bottom of their list and if there are no more strange industry candidates like me I might have a chance for an interview.

I am not telling that it's true. However I strongly believe in this theory. It is logical.



Its hard to say how they screen applicants but it has to be a result of multiple factors. However, I feel that your theory may be true.

Going over the thread from last year, you can see that most of the people who had interview invites in the first wave, eventually had an admit. This can be because these active candidates are better prepared, but it may also be because of their higher preference overall, by the adcom.[/quote]

It makes sense! The best or most appropriate candidates first and then the other people later. One more example.
Kellogg has 4 slots for Russians for a given year. 3 are for consultants and 1 for everybody else. I mean in my case I compete with everybody else from Russia for this one spot because obviously I am not a consultant. So industry matters as well.

I wish you all good luck. It might be the case that our turn will come later after waivers.


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