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Calling all Olin (St Louis) MBA Applicants:(2019 Intake) Class of 2021

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New post 12 Mar 2019, 12:35
anmit123 wrote:
waitlisted...don't know if it will even move in the future.


Same. Waitlisted.
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 12:41
Do they waitlist everyone who got a call? This is crazy. So many people on the waitlist
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 12:46
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anmit123 wrote:
waitlisted...don't know if it will even move in the future.


Same. Waitlisted.

Did they call you for you to have found out that you have been waitlisted?

I tried checking my online account but cant seem to find anything there?

I'm confused.
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 12:50
JAMESOZI24 wrote:
dealnuke wrote:
anmit123 wrote:
waitlisted...don't know if it will even move in the future.


Same. Waitlisted.

Did they call you for you to have found out that you have been waitlisted?

I tried checking my online account but cant seem to find anything there?

I'm confused.


On the portal, On the top bar. Second tab, click on my application. then for the program you applied to, click on decision
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 12:59
I have done this over 10 times and this is the message i get

"Thank you for submitting your decision. Please return to the Home page to view your enrolling checklist items."


Same. Waitlisted.[/quote]
Did they call you for you to have found out that you have been waitlisted?

I tried checking my online account but cant seem to find anything there?

I'm confused.[/quote]

On the portal, On the top bar. Second tab, click on my application. then for the program you applied to, click on decision[/quote]
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 13:00
Congratulations to all the admitted students and best of luck to the waitlisted candidates. Guys, go ahead and join the WhatsApp group and connect with other enrolled students. It is a good platform for connecting and engaging with other students.
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 13:05
My problem with Olin is they are literally the fakest admissions team I have ever encountered. Not once has anyone addressed my general questions or concerns even before I put in an application, then I was waitlisted and they treat you like you don't matter. Absolutely no feedback whatsoever and then BAM random message about setting up a Skype call to discuss waitlisted status. Tried to tour the school no one got back to me attended Preview Day and adcom was even more awful in person. I finally told them I wanted to withdraw my application and I've gotten nothing sense then. I am literally DONE with them.
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Congratulations to all the admitted students and best of luck to the waitlisted candidates. Guys, go ahead and join the WhatsApp group and connect with other enrolled students. It is a good platform for connecting and engaging with other students.


You have any idea if the waitlist moves?

How was it in R1? I see way too many ppl waitlisted.
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 13:11
Unfortunately, I have no information on how the WL status moves or gets updated. Maybe the admission committee would be able to shed more light on this.
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Unfortunately, I have no information on how the WL status moves or gets updated. Maybe the admission committee would be able to shed more light on this.


Bud, I do understand you are part of Olin now. But I am sorry thats a pretty unfortunate reply. Of course they are the one who can actually "shed" some light. I was just asking what you have noticed, since you plugged in the grp here. How was it on the grp.
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It boils down to common courtesy honestly people spend a lot of money and time on applications.

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New post 12 Mar 2019, 13:19
Dude, I understand the pain. I've been waitlisted as well in some universities. In the group, I haven't seen anyone get WLed and that's why I'm not in a position to comment. I hope that clears things.
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Updates for the last hour:

  • Waitlisted, 37 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:670, Industry: Energy and Utilities, WE 55, heard via: portal_update
  • Admitted, 57 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:710 (Q48 V40), heard via: phone

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I'm having a tough time weighing up the prospect of attending Olin. Average starting salary of $108k with tuition costing $59.95k That's a lot of money. I feel the ROI would be better at other schools.

For example, Penn State (Smeal) has an average starting salary of $106.1k and tuition is only $40.874k. Does it make sense to pay more for very similar outcomes?
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My problem with Olin is they are literally the fakest admissions team I have ever encountered. Not once has anyone addressed my general questions or concerns even before I put in an application, then I was waitlisted and they treat you like you don't matter. Absolutely no feedback whatsoever and then BAM random message about setting up a Skype call to discuss waitlisted status. Tried to tour the school no one got back to me attended Preview Day and adcom was even more awful in person. I finally told them I wanted to withdraw my application and I've gotten nothing sense then. I am literally DONE with them.


Wow, that is one bad experience buddy.

While I agree that their application process could be improved (I got no confirmation email about submission of application, no email about decision being released), I had a pretty decent experience applying to Olin. Tiana Davis talked to me over the phone and helped through the application process, and clarified the doubts I had regarding the social media essay. When I sent an email asking for confirmation whether my application had been submitted, I received a reply within 48 hours from Ashley. I had a good interaction with one of their students as well who helped me out even though he had exams going on. During the interview I had major connectivity issues, and the interviewer was pretty nice about it as well. Overall, I had a very nice experience.
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Everyone is waitlisted who got a call? Is this really a thing? What a joke
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Updates for the last hour:

  • Waitlisted, 10 minutes ago, from Chile, GMAT:640 (Q47 V31), GPA: 3.5, Industry: Other, WE 60, heard via: portal_update
  • Waitlisted, 22 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:600, Industry: Hospitality and Tourism, WE 80, heard via: skype
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Got it my gre is 296 with 3.12 gpa and I applied round 1 but was waitlisted however I got in at Rochester I withdrew my application from Olin


Yeah Rochester still completely shocks me...I don't even get it. I visited the school during Diversity Weekend and even talked with Rebekah a bazillion times, who encouraged me to apply despite my stats. I didn't love the school, but I thought it would be a safe bet to be admitted and ranked them high on my list. Didn't even get an interview from them.

Only a few things I can think of:
1) Biased because I'm from the area
2) Biased because I attended UB for undergrad
3) Somehow they found out I rejected them for undergrad. I was admitted to their fellow medical leaders program back in undergrad (speeds up the medical school process) but couldn't stomach the debt + risk of being removed from the program if even 1/8 semesters had a <3.0 GPA and chose UB which gave me a full ride.
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It boils down to common courtesy honestly people spend a lot of money and time on applications.

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I get your sentiment but I'm fine with being waitlisted...just wasn't a fan of how long-winded it was. It would be better if waitlist decisions happened at the same time as the calls started. Also yeah there should be some kind of automated email saying a change in the system has been made.

Very biased (since this is literally my field) but most of these MBA programs do a pretty bad job in terms of segmenting their audiences, keeping track of prospectives and leads, and giving automated emails. Like Simon didn't send me anything about my application, either. I had to go to the portal and find out.

They're all using Salesforce as their system with a form page linked to their Salesforce and MarketingCloud to send mailings. No reason these can't be linked, and also why they can't separate prospects into separate publication lists. Kelley still sends me promotional mailings daily even after rejecting me and during the application process to apply... Seems like everyone just gets auto-added into Salesforce without checks of dupe emails and whatnot, thus spamming everyone to oblivion. It would be easy to just de-dupe a list per Round of applications to make sure it's clean if they don't have the budgets/time to overhaul their database configurations (which makes sense since most of their marketing is probably under a shoe string team and budget).

But to be fair I am super biased having a lot of experience doing this shin-dig. Email Marketing is harder and a bigger PITA than most people outside the field think.

Originally posted by imlookingfortips on 12 Mar 2019, 14:59.
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New post 12 Mar 2019, 15:05
Waitlisted. I accepted my waitlist.

Can anyone explain what the process works like and does everyone get a waitlist status discussion?

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