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New post 10 Nov 2015, 14:20
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I am also confused by the MIT process. 760/8 IR/6 AWA/4.0 GPA here, with work experience and educational background that I think is pretty solid. Good enough to be invited by Harvard, at least.

I didn't even get a view of my optional essay before being dinged. Ultimately, I'm not feeling too bad about this though. I know that there are tons of amazing candidates for these programs, and even if I did get a comprehensive review (which I probably did), it is very likely likely that I would have been dinged anyways.


To me, a lot of the dings/invites you see at the top schools really goes to show how much randomness/luck goes into the process.

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I am also confused by the MIT process. 760/8 IR/6 AWA/4.0 GPA here, with work experience and educational background that I think is pretty solid. Good enough to be invited by Harvard, at least.

I didn't even get a view of my optional essay before being dinged. Ultimately, I'm not feeling too bad about this though. I know that there are tons of amazing candidates for these programs, and even if I did get a comprehensive review (which I probably did), it is very likely likely that I would have been dinged anyways.


Idk, that's pretty messed up that they didn't view your optional essay. Personally, my optional essay was a huge part of my story and the brand I was trying to portray to the school. If they aren't always looking at the optional essay (or only looking at it for on-the-fence candidates), they should make that clear so that candidates can prioritize the content accordingly.

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I am also confused by the MIT process. 760/8 IR/6 AWA/4.0 GPA here, with work experience and educational background that I think is pretty solid. Good enough to be invited by Harvard, at least.

I didn't even get a view of my optional essay before being dinged. Ultimately, I'm not feeling too bad about this though. I know that there are tons of amazing candidates for these programs, and even if I did get a comprehensive review (which I probably did), it is very likely likely that I would have been dinged anyways.


Idk, that's pretty messed up that they didn't view your optional essay. Personally, my optional essay was a huge part of my story and the brand I was trying to portray to the school. If they aren't always looking at the optional essay (or only looking at it for on-the-fence candidates), they should make that clear so that candidates can prioritize the content accordingly.


Well, to be fair, I think optional can go both ways, it is optional for you, and optional for them as well. I remember there's one guy that got invited fairly early didn't even have his optional essay viewed. I assume he's good enough that they want him badly. In this case, they probably think your profile is not good enough that even the optional essay won't help. (which I have no idea how in the world they did that.)

I think there's always some luck involved, and you can't control that....good luck to you guys and hopefully you'll get in somewhere else!

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Of course, there's also the chance that my optional submission was viewed but the tracking statistics missed the view for whatever reason. As was pointed out above, the reality is that there's a huge deal of luck involved in this process. I was lucky enough to be invited to some other schools, but that luck didn't carry over to MIT. I am sure all those who did get the invites are extremely deserving, and I wish all of you continued luck in the process.


Good luck to your Harvard interview! Get the offer then come back and laugh at us :lol:

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740 GMAT and A- gpa isn't enough for MIT lol well hopefully second tier schools like Olin will want me LOL

Please update your status for proper reflection of what's going on! Although I got dinged, I am here to stay :)

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I am remembering the multiple Sloan students/alumni who'd read my essay and resume and said you should at least get an interview invite!

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Ding as well, not sad at all... better things must be in the future. :)
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Dinged-> 710GMAT, 3.65GPA, Engineer.

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I have a friend got dinged as well. Female, 770 gmat, 4.0 GPA magna cum laude, 4 year WE with promotions, and solid extra activities.

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I have a friend got dinged as well. Female, 770 gmat, 4.0 GPA magna cum laude, 4 year WE with promotions, and solid extra activities.


i gotta wonder how someone like that doesn't even get offered an interview? the essay must have been unconvincing? i consider myself absolutely lucky to be rubbing shoulders with some of these elite students

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AdCom works in mysterious ways.... :lol:
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AdCom works in mysterious ways.... :lol:


I am still wondering how does someone invited from H/S/W get a ding here.. really mysterious :lol:

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Business school isn't like undergrad. It's not numbers driven enough to be completely linear. Meaning, just because you get Wharton it doesn't mean you are a lock for the 4-7 M7s. You can be a great fit at Wharton and a bad one at Sloan as the schools arent all that similar.

People on GMATclub put a lot of emphasis on numbers, and rightly so, but I'm convinced people here don't spend enough time thinking about the other parts of their app and how it fits for each different school.

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I would think most people actually consider the applications from a very well rounded perspective. If you go back to the past posts, you would see that most people spend way more time discussing the optional essays than any other things "combined". People also talk a lot about essays, so I think saying people put too much emphasis on numbers is not an accurate statement. People talk about numbers because they are easy to compare, without sharing your essays here and have real adcom members comment and grade them here, how would you know who got a better essay? On the other hand, the gpa and GMAT (especially this) are relatively standardized, and is a good starting point. Also....speaking about focusing on numbers, I think it is important to reflect on the name of this forum, which is GMATclub not MBAclub.

I do agree with your opinion that getting a harvard inty or admission does not, and should not guarantee an MIT inty because of the fit. Glad to see at least a good number of people here are getting a good chance at getting in. Good luck to all!

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Is it just me that I feel this year they invited less (at least according to GMAT Club stats) to interview?

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Invites are not over yet (although pretty close), but yeah in the dinged message I got, they said they only will admit 350 people this year. And in the past I think they accepted just over 400 on average each year? A 12.5% decrease, quite substantial.

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I think its impossible to read into the admissions process. I was dinged from Harvard and Wharton without interview, like will be dinged from Stanford as well. Some reason Sloan interviews me but dings people invited to the other school for interview?

I think we all just need to close our eyes and fast forward to December

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I think its impossible to read into the admissions process. I was dinged from Harvard and Wharton without interview, like will be dinged from Stanford as well. Some reason Sloan interviews me but dings people invited to the other school for interview?

I think we all just need to close our eyes and fast forward to December


I like the recommendation! I tried it a few times, but always woke up the next morning, so I stopped trying it.

Well I guess it is good that I wake up every morning lol

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