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Appreciate the question and have similar thoughts. But really there is no correlation. Some people last year got an invite a week before the end window and were admitted. The gsb honestly takes a great deal of care in candidate analysis and the review process takes a long time. They're probably only 20%-30% of the way through.

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They're a team of 5-6 really and have 8000 apps to review and decide upon. Not easy! As the days tick over in the coming weeks, don't lose hope!!!!

Keep up the faith.

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Appreciate the question and have similar thoughts. But really there is no correlation. Some people last year got an invite a week before the end window and were admitted. The gsb honestly takes a great deal of care in candidate analysis and the review process takes a long time. They're probably only 20%-30% of the way through.


Absolutely agree! Know of three people over the last years who received their invitations in the last 7-10 days and were admitted. No correlation whatsoever.
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I've had clients who received interview invites on the very last day of the GSB's range. One memorable experience was that a client got an invite on the last day, and then her alum interviewer actually backed out at the last minute (interview took place in China and my client FLEW to the city for this alum) and then it was technically paste the last day they wanted to do any interviews. She ended up having to do the interview with a different alum a week later after a scramble by admissions. She got in and is there now.

I know this is really hard for anyone to believe/hear when you're in the thick of the agonizing waiting period, but there really isn't any rhyme or reason to why the invites come out the way they do (that we'll ever truly be able to know for sure, that is!).

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Is there any data on when during the interview invites you receive an invitation and success rate? I'm assuming the earlier the invite the better but don't have any facts to back that up.

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New post 15 Oct 2015, 14:27
So, Stanford sent out an update today. Pretty neat I would say!
Here's the text of the message in case it's of use to R2 applicants.
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First things first -- this update is not specific to your Stanford MBA application. It pertains to all first-round applicants.

That said, we know waiting is hard! We have been hearing from candidates that knowing more about what's happening inside the "black box" might be helpful, so we are writing to share a little more information with you.
• As promised, we will begin issuing interview invitations on 19 October.
• Also, as promised, we will send invitations regularly through 17 November.
• If you have not received an interview invitation by end of day 17 November, you will not be admitted in this round.
Here are some of the questions we've received from you:

Why does it take so long? Why don't you send all the interview invitations on one date?

Because you're human and so are we. This is not an automated process. We respect the time and care you put into your application, and so we want to take the time to understand each applicant's background, aspirations, and potential. While scores and grades command attention in the blogosphere, each of you is more than a combination of statistics; we are building a community as well as a class. Yes, it's slower, but that is because real people are getting to know you through your application.

If I receive my interview invitation soon, does that mean I have a better chance of getting admitted?

No, we do not review applications in any particular order, and applicants are not ranked when we send out interview invitations. The timing of your interview invitation reflects only the order in which your application was reviewed - nothing more, nothing less.

Remind me, what happens next?
You will receive an email from us on 17 November reminding you to log in to your online application for an update on the status of your application. At this stage, there will be three possibilities:
1. You have already been invited to interview, and your application is under consideration. On 9 December you will find out if you will be admitted, denied, or offered a spot in the waitpool.
2. You were not selected for an interview, and your application is denied. This decision is final.
3. You are being offered a spot in the waitpool with the possibility of being invited to interview at a future date.
Rest assured there is nothing more you need to do to get our attention or improve your chances for an interview; your application speaks for itself. To maintain fairness, we don't consider information submitted after the application deadline, so please do not provide us with new test scores, job changes, promotions, or other updates.

Until then, we hope you can enjoy saying your "favorite word" while eating your "favorite food." We are enjoying the opportunity to learn about you through your application.


Warm regards,

Stanford MBA Admissions Office
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So, Stanford sent out an update today. Pretty neat I would say!
Here's the text of the message in case it's of use to R2 applicants.
"
First things first -- this update is not specific to your Stanford MBA application. It pertains to all first-round applicants.

That said, we know waiting is hard! We have been hearing from candidates that knowing more about what's happening inside the "black box" might be helpful, so we are writing to share a little more information with you.
• As promised, we will begin issuing interview invitations on 19 October.
• Also, as promised, we will send invitations regularly through 17 November.
• If you have not received an interview invitation by end of day 17 November, you will not be admitted in this round.
Here are some of the questions we've received from you:

Why does it take so long? Why don't you send all the interview invitations on one date?

Because you're human and so are we. This is not an automated process. We respect the time and care you put into your application, and so we want to take the time to understand each applicant's background, aspirations, and potential. While scores and grades command attention in the blogosphere, each of you is more than a combination of statistics; we are building a community as well as a class. Yes, it's slower, but that is because real people are getting to know you through your application.

If I receive my interview invitation soon, does that mean I have a better chance of getting admitted?

No, we do not review applications in any particular order, and applicants are not ranked when we send out interview invitations. The timing of your interview invitation reflects only the order in which your application was reviewed - nothing more, nothing less.

Remind me, what happens next?
You will receive an email from us on 17 November reminding you to log in to your online application for an update on the status of your application. At this stage, there will be three possibilities:
1. You have already been invited to interview, and your application is under consideration. On 9 December you will find out if you will be admitted, denied, or offered a spot in the waitpool.
2. You were not selected for an interview, and your application is denied. This decision is final.
3. You are being offered a spot in the waitpool with the possibility of being invited to interview at a future date.
Rest assured there is nothing more you need to do to get our attention or improve your chances for an interview; your application speaks for itself. To maintain fairness, we don't consider information submitted after the application deadline, so please do not provide us with new test scores, job changes, promotions, or other updates.

Until then, we hope you can enjoy saying your "favorite word" while eating your "favorite food." We are enjoying the opportunity to learn about you through your application.


Warm regards,

Stanford MBA Admissions Office
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MV23 wrote:
So, Stanford sent out an update today. Pretty neat I would say!
Here's the text of the message in case it's of use to R2 applicants.
"
First things first -- this update is not specific to your Stanford MBA application. It pertains to all first-round applicants.

That said, we know waiting is hard! We have been hearing from candidates that knowing more about what's happening inside the "black box" might be helpful, so we are writing to share a little more information with you.
• As promised, we will begin issuing interview invitations on 19 October.
• Also, as promised, we will send invitations regularly through 17 November.
• If you have not received an interview invitation by end of day 17 November, you will not be admitted in this round.
Here are some of the questions we've received from you:

Why does it take so long? Why don't you send all the interview invitations on one date?

Because you're human and so are we. This is not an automated process. We respect the time and care you put into your application, and so we want to take the time to understand each applicant's background, aspirations, and potential. While scores and grades command attention in the blogosphere, each of you is more than a combination of statistics; we are building a community as well as a class. Yes, it's slower, but that is because real people are getting to know you through your application.

If I receive my interview invitation soon, does that mean I have a better chance of getting admitted?

No, we do not review applications in any particular order, and applicants are not ranked when we send out interview invitations. The timing of your interview invitation reflects only the order in which your application was reviewed - nothing more, nothing less.

Remind me, what happens next?
You will receive an email from us on 17 November reminding you to log in to your online application for an update on the status of your application. At this stage, there will be three possibilities:
1. You have already been invited to interview, and your application is under consideration. On 9 December you will find out if you will be admitted, denied, or offered a spot in the waitpool.
2. You were not selected for an interview, and your application is denied. This decision is final.
3. You are being offered a spot in the waitpool with the possibility of being invited to interview at a future date.
Rest assured there is nothing more you need to do to get our attention or improve your chances for an interview; your application speaks for itself. To maintain fairness, we don't consider information submitted after the application deadline, so please do not provide us with new test scores, job changes, promotions, or other updates.

Until then, we hope you can enjoy saying your "favorite word" while eating your "favorite food." We are enjoying the opportunity to learn about you through your application.


Warm regards,

Stanford MBA Admissions Office
"


80 hours before my blood could be transfused into Red Bull's new recipe for that added EDGE boost lol ... 288,000 seconds to go!


Good luck, brother.

Is it sad I am not even looking forward to the 19th anymore? My HBS rejection doesn't position me for happy feelings in regards to my dream school, Stanford.

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Is it sad I am not even looking forward to the 19th anymore? My HBS rejection doesn't position me for happy feelings in regards to my dream school, Stanford.


Likewise. BUT Stanford and HBS are very different schools so you never know. I guess all we can do is hope for the best but be prepared for the worst since we've done all we can at this point. I know I will be happy at any of the schools I applied and I'm sure wherever you end up will suit you well.

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Have faith man! Both schools are quite different, HBS is a more conservative East coast school while GSB is more personal, dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial. Two different spectrums. So don't lose hope! Another day down, closer to refreshing my emails every minute soon!!!

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The consultant I work with said that she worked with a client that applied to seven schools and was rejected by all of them EXCEPT for Stanford. Once you're a well qualified candidate, to me this process feels like playing the lottery. All candidates are 700+, 3.5+, with great work experience and cool extra-curriculars... honestly just feels a little like random chance sometimes whether you get "selected."

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The consultant I work with said that she worked with a client that applied to seven schools and was rejected by all of them EXCEPT for Stanford. Once you're a well qualified candidate, to me this process feels like playing the lottery. All candidates are 700+, 3.5+, with great work experience and cool extra-curriculars... honestly just feels a little like random chance sometimes whether you get "selected."


it is a hit and miss, and there is some luck to it as well -- are consultants useful with further insight? I didn't want to go down that path as was largely unsure if they would twist my story to conform to 'their' way, yet they don't know me, me :p, and wanted to remain just plain old me. Would be good to hear your thoughts on this.

Best of LUCK!!!! 48 hours to go

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eriginal wrote:
The consultant I work with said that she worked with a client that applied to seven schools and was rejected by all of them EXCEPT for Stanford. Once you're a well qualified candidate, to me this process feels like playing the lottery. All candidates are 700+, 3.5+, with great work experience and cool extra-curriculars... honestly just feels a little like random chance sometimes whether you get "selected."


I think reject without interview and reject after interview are completely different...Since without interview means the application just didn't make the cut, while reject after interview can due to interview performance... tough to say if Stanford is THAT different than the other schools but obviously keeping fingers crossed :)

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Less than 24 hours to go before 8:30am Palo time! The final countdown begins before a first potential invite!!! If someone does get an invite please let us know, including your stats, post MBA goal and location.

Good luck!!! And keep up the faith.

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Less than 24 hours to go before 8:30am Palo time! The final countdown begins before a first potential invite!!! If someone does get an invite please let us know, including your stats, post MBA goal and location.

Good luck!!! And keep up the faith.


I am ridiculously nervous. Feel so stupid. :-D
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Less than 24 hours to go before 8:30am Palo time! The final countdown begins before a first potential invite!!! If someone does get an invite please let us know, including your stats, post MBA goal and location.

Good luck!!! And keep up the faith.


I am ridiculously nervous. Feel so stupid. :-D


don't be feeling stupid!! I've been refreshing this thread since I woke up, although I do realise that at 3am Palo time, there would be no updates!! Guess I am warming up for how the next month will be...lots of refreshing indeed. Feel your pain. 4 hours left till their 8am, and then....we may still not hear anything until another 3-4 weeks. yikes!

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Less than 24 hours to go before 8:30am Palo time! The final countdown begins before a first potential invite!!! If someone does get an invite please let us know, including your stats, post MBA goal and location.

Good luck!!! And keep up the faith.


I am ridiculously nervous. Feel so stupid. :-D


Me too... Does anyone know what time they start sending out invites?

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Less than 24 hours to go before 8:30am Palo time! The final countdown begins before a first potential invite!!! If someone does get an invite please let us know, including your stats, post MBA goal and location.

Good luck!!! And keep up the faith.


I am ridiculously nervous. Feel so stupid. :-D


Me too... Does anyone know what time they start sending out invites?


i would say anywhere from 8am or so at the earliest...from then, it is open game, anytime really.

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I am ridiculously nervous. Feel so stupid. :-D


Me too... Does anyone know what time they start sending out invites?


i would say anywhere from 8am or so at the earliest...from then, it is open game, anytime really.


That at least means I will be asleep for most of the day in PA. Means I can hopefully focus on work during the day at... ok I'm dreaming.
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i would say anywhere from 8am or so at the earliest...from then, it is open game, anytime really.[/quote]

That at least means I will be asleep for most of the day in PA. Means I can hopefully focus on work during the day at... ok I'm dreaming.[/quote]

likewise for me, another 5 hours of work for me, and the GSB should be open for trade in about the same time, so i hope i can remain sufficiently motivated and unaffected....albeit the lack of sleep might have me rocking up to work drained lol

the GSB process is really a marathon...the important thing is to keep believing in yourself, your story and taking something away from this process of introspection during which we really face our doubts head on. I guess the GSB, in this way, helps us counsel ourselves to some degree! Ok, this is way too much philosophy for a cold monday morning

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hey (to the person that just posted a question on having received 2 awards - can't find that post now) - from recalling their email a week or so ago, they explicitly stated to us that we shouldn't email them any further updates so I would follow that prescriptive rule - they might think 'if we cannot follow such rules, how are we expected to do so during the curriculum.' Unless you just got awarded a CBE, or something significant by someone like Bill Gates etc, I would keep this info to hand and bring to bear during the interview; and/or in case you get placed on the waitlist and can therefore include this later on, so you have something to update them with.

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