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# Calling all Sloan MIT Applicants (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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21 Oct 2015, 10:43
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Ok, this is what I heard at one of the On The Road info sessions.
They have a process which boils down everything to two variables. They plot these two variables for each candidate on an x-y axis. The people in the top right corner get picked first and so on...
Trust me, I am not making this up! The adcom explained about how they get to the two variables too, but I forgot, it was 3 months ago :D

Folks,

Check this interview with Rod Garcia form MIT Adcom. This confirms MV23's information and provides more detail.

"That’s right. We score the applications. We don’t have a global rating. Instead, we score a set of attributes. There are about nine that we look at, ranging from GMAT score to GPA to work success to all the other attributes, like leadership attributes. Essentially there are two major groups of attributes – demonstrated success (GMAT, GPA, work success) and leadership attributes. We add up the sum of the two scores, and based on those two scores I will decide the 18 percent who will be invited for an interview."

In summary, MIT scores applicants on a set of 9 competencies, and this is used to define the two variables they use to invite candidates to interview. The interview probes further into these competencies, which are then re-evaluated for the final admissions decisions.

Other interviews with similar insight on the process can be found on in Internet.

Hope this helps.
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21 Oct 2015, 11:02
Beregond wrote:

Folks,

Check this interview with Rod Garcia form MIT Adcom. This confirms MV23's information and provides more detail.

"That’s right. We score the applications. We don’t have a global rating. Instead, we score a set of attributes. There are about nine that we look at, ranging from GMAT score to GPA to work success to all the other attributes, like leadership attributes. Essentially there are two major groups of attributes – demonstrated success (GMAT, GPA, work success) and leadership attributes. We add up the sum of the two scores, and based on those two scores I will decide the 18 percent who will be invited for an interview."

In summary, MIT scores applicants on a set of 9 competencies, and this is used to define the two variables they use to invite candidates to interview. The interview probes further into these competencies, which are then re-evaluated for the final admissions decisions.

Other interviews with similar insight on the process can be found on in Internet.

Hope this helps.

Wow, only 18%...that's brutal
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21 Oct 2015, 11:12
Beregond wrote:
MV23 wrote:
Ok, this is what I heard at one of the On The Road info sessions.
They have a process which boils down everything to two variables. They plot these two variables for each candidate on an x-y axis. The people in the top right corner get picked first and so on...
Trust me, I am not making this up! The adcom explained about how they get to the two variables too, but I forgot, it was 3 months ago :D

Folks,

Check this interview with Rod Garcia form MIT Adcom. This confirms MV23's information and provides more detail.

"That’s right. We score the applications. We don’t have a global rating. Instead, we score a set of attributes. There are about nine that we look at, ranging from GMAT score to GPA to work success to all the other attributes, like leadership attributes. Essentially there are two major groups of attributes – demonstrated success (GMAT, GPA, work success) and leadership attributes. We add up the sum of the two scores, and based on those two scores I will decide the 18 percent who will be invited for an interview."

In summary, MIT scores applicants on a set of 9 competencies, and this is used to define the two variables they use to invite candidates to interview. The interview probes further into these competencies, which are then re-evaluated for the final admissions decisions.

Other interviews with similar insight on the process can be found on in Internet.

Hope this helps.

This honestly doesn't surprise me at all, and it wouldn't surprise me either if many other schools took a similar approach. It helps to keep things objective, helps the reader understand the criteria, and also helps later down the line if someone decides not to attend, who to pick from the waitlist pile.
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21 Oct 2015, 13:02
No invites today
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21 Oct 2015, 13:08
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Better than a bunch of invites going out and not receiving one.
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21 Oct 2015, 14:58
jwang27 wrote:

This honestly doesn't surprise me at all, and it wouldn't surprise me either if many other schools took a similar approach. It helps to keep things objective, helps the reader understand the criteria, and also helps later down the line if someone decides not to attend, who to pick from the waitlist pile.

I think this is specific of MIT.

In a previous post I questioned their process and speed and wondered if they were understaffed.

Turns out that they actually have a small staff. It seems that they also do everything themselves.

To be able to do all they have to use some sort of screening, hence the formula. This also justifies their pace.

In the other hand, some schools hire outside help or have a larger staff, so they move faster.
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21 Oct 2015, 15:37
Out of curiosity: has anyone examined last year's thread to see if there was a correlation between notification time and acceptance rate? Given what we know above, I'd bet that being notified earlier in the process would indicate a higher chance of admission. If this theory holds, we might be able to say that they send out invitations by priority rather than by region.

Someone in the Booth thread had analyzed this on his/her own and found no correlation with that particular school, so I figured I'd ask (sorry for stirring up additional anxiety!)
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21 Oct 2015, 15:59
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Out of curiosity: has anyone examined last year's thread to see if there was a correlation between notification time and acceptance rate? Given what we know above, I'd bet that being notified earlier in the process would indicate a higher chance of admission. If this theory holds, we might be able to say that they send out invitations by priority rather than by region.

Someone in the Booth thread had analyzed this on his/her own and found no correlation with that particular school, so I figured I'd ask (sorry for stirring up additional anxiety!)

It is certainly possible, but personally I doubt it. I don' think Sloan is just chopping off the top right quadrant of their graph and interviewing the candidates there first, since they aren't just trying to fill a class with all of the candidates with the highest stats.They are also - like any program - trying to ensure a certain level of class diversity. I suspect there is some amount of sorting the class into various buckets based on industry and background which would prevent the school from just inviting its most desired candidates first. I also don't know that there is a benefit to doing that anyway. If I were the adcom, I would want my most desired candidates interviewing late in the cycle hoping that Sloan was the last campus they visited for an interview and therefore most recent and strongest in the candidate's memory, which might help manage yield.

Beyond that, it seems like some folks in last year's thread got confirmation from adcom at Sloan on the Road events suggesting at least some amount of regionality played into the way invites rolled out.

Anyway, pure conjecture on my part, but I guess my point is people shouldn't read too much into the order in which invites go out and start worrying. There is a long time between now and Nov 9th for invites to go out. Of course, maybe I am biased by the fact that I am still hoping to receive one!
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21 Oct 2015, 22:03
looking at clearadmit livewire, people have started getting invites...
EDIT... looking at the posts and summary, clearly its already known here :D
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22 Oct 2015, 08:34
So I got an email from Sloan saying that I should have gotten an interview invite and wondering why I haven't signed up for the interview yet. Apparently the invite was sent Tuesday.
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22 Oct 2015, 08:35
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So I got an email from Sloan saying that I should have gotten an interview invite and wondering why I haven't signed up for the interview yet. Apparently the invite was sent Tuesday.

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22 Oct 2015, 08:36
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dailydose wrote:
amyfromspace wrote:
So I got an email from Sloan saying that I should have gotten an interview invite and wondering why I haven't signed up for the interview yet. Apparently the invite was sent Tuesday.

I have no record of it whatsoever. Triple checked everything. Anyway, got an invite \:D/
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22 Oct 2015, 08:36
amyfromspace wrote:
So I got an email from Sloan saying that I should have gotten an interview invite and wondering why I haven't signed up for the interview yet. Apparently the invite was sent Tuesday.

If you are using gmail, check the promotions tab. My recommender had all his Sloan emails end up in there.
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22 Oct 2015, 08:42
amyfromspace wrote:
dailydose wrote:
amyfromspace wrote:
So I got an email from Sloan saying that I should have gotten an interview invite and wondering why I haven't signed up for the interview yet. Apparently the invite was sent Tuesday.

I have no record of it whatsoever. Triple checked everything. Anyway, got an invite \:D/

Congrats! Where are you from??
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22 Oct 2015, 08:58
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Congrats! Where are you from??

Of course she's from space, duh.
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22 Oct 2015, 09:00
Peruano2012 wrote:
amyfromspace wrote:
dailydose wrote:

I have no record of it whatsoever. Triple checked everything. Anyway, got an invite \:D/

Congrats! Where are you from??

Northeast
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22 Oct 2015, 09:47
So no invites today?
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22 Oct 2015, 22:02
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I found this in an interview (December - 2012).

mbaMission: MIT Sloan has introduced a multimedia option into the application. Can you tell us more about that?

Rod Garcia: Yes, this was a response to this generation. It will give us a new opportunity to see something an applicant has done. Still, it is not scoreable. It might be interesting to see, and it might influence our gut, but it is not a factor in our metrics.

http://www.mbamission.com/blog/2012/12/ ... anagement/
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23 Oct 2015, 11:04
Do we know when the next wave of invites go out?
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23 Oct 2015, 11:50
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Do we know when the next wave of invites go out?

i was under the impression that invites could come out any day between oct 20 and nov 9. i'm using this forum and the livewire from clearadmit to determine when invites go out and when more information is released.
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