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New post 26 Mar 2016, 09:21
So sorry guys! I posted a line about Stanford not encouraging re-application, then left the thread and caused some confusion. :) Pretty irresponsible of me IMO!

Here's why I interpreted it as Stanford not really encouraging re-applicants...see below for a snippet from the FAQ. I thought the last three lines were laughable :)
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If you wish to submit another application, we recommend that you visit the Evaluation Criteria section
on our website for more information. These criteria are the lens through which we evaluate all
applications and, when thoughtfully considered, may offer you some insight on how to improve your
re-application.

At the same time, it is important to understand that you cannot fully control the outcome of your
application. While we would welcome your re-application to the Stanford Graduate School of
Business, you may wish to accept an offer of admission from another school, since there is no
guarantee of admission as a re-applicant. Enrolling in another program would allow you to begin
working immediately toward your life and career goals.


Anyway! Of course you can apply again and I know one person who got in after a re-application! But it's incredibly important to work on your weaknesses. Stanford (unlike Wharton) does not provide feedback on your application so it gets harder to figure out what exactly was wrong, especially when the FAQ says the following:

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As we mention in our application materials, we do not offer feedback. The reality of highly selective
admission is that there are more qualified and deserving applicants than spaces available. Because
most applicants are well-qualified for the Stanford MBA Program, there rarely is a clear-cut or
“fixable” reason for a candidate’s denial. Similarly, the reasons why some applicants stand out more
than others are not easily categorized, since excellence itself does not come in uniform dimensions.

Participating in a selection process with a very low admission rate means that there are factors
affecting the ultimate decision on your candidacy over which you have no control (e.g., the nature of
all other applications). Please do not feel responsible for factors you cannot affect.


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New post 26 Mar 2016, 09:30
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So sorry guys! I posted a line about Stanford not encouraging re-application, then left the thread and caused some confusion. :) Pretty irresponsible of me IMO!

Here's why I interpreted it as Stanford not really encouraging re-applicants...see below for a snippet from the FAQ. I thought the last three lines were laughable :)
Quote:
If you wish to submit another application, we recommend that you visit the Evaluation Criteria section
on our website for more information. These criteria are the lens through which we evaluate all
applications and, when thoughtfully considered, may offer you some insight on how to improve your
re-application.

At the same time, it is important to understand that you cannot fully control the outcome of your
application. While we would welcome your re-application to the Stanford Graduate School of
Business, you may wish to accept an offer of admission from another school, since there is no
guarantee of admission as a re-applicant. Enrolling in another program would allow you to begin
working immediately toward your life and career goals.


Anyway! Of course you can apply again and I know one person who got in after a re-application! But it's incredibly important to work on your weaknesses. Stanford (unlike Wharton) does not provide feedback on your application so it gets harder to figure out what exactly was wrong, especially when the FAQ says the following:

Quote:
As we mention in our application materials, we do not offer feedback. The reality of highly selective
admission is that there are more qualified and deserving applicants than spaces available. Because
most applicants are well-qualified for the Stanford MBA Program, there rarely is a clear-cut or
“fixable” reason for a candidate’s denial. Similarly, the reasons why some applicants stand out more
than others are not easily categorized, since excellence itself does not come in uniform dimensions.

Participating in a selection process with a very low admission rate means that there are factors
affecting the ultimate decision on your candidacy over which you have no control (e.g., the nature of
all other applications). Please do not feel responsible for factors you cannot affect.


So that's that.


Thanks a lot for clarifying. In short, there is no formula for admission to Stanford and an applicant would probably be better off going to another school than reapplying to Stanford.

Fine by me. I've decided against applying anyway.
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New post 27 Mar 2016, 03:08
Does anyone know typically what time on Wednesday we will get an email about acceptance/rejection?
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Does anyone know typically what time on Wednesday we will get an email about acceptance/rejection?


Admitted applicants will get a call between Admissions business hours (8am - 4pm PT). The other applicants (waitlisted and rejected) will be notified by an email with a link to the web portal update.

Originally posted by Midnight_express on 27 Mar 2016, 05:29.
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New post 27 Mar 2016, 07:46
Saw in previous round that some calls were even made a day before decision day, so keep your phones around you all time and let's all hope for the best!
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According to this thread (page 30) and Clearadmit Livewire, Stanford started to call admitted applicants two days before the R1 deadline (Dec 7th instead of Dec 9th). So if R2 follows the same pattern calls may start rolling in as early as tomorrow!
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According to this thread (page 30) and Clearadmit Livewire, Stanford started to call admitted applicants two days before the R1 deadline (Dec 7th instead of Dec 9th). So if R2 follows the same pattern calls may start rolling in as early as tomorrow!


woaah...i will not sleep tonight fooo sure!
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Midnight_express wrote:
According to this thread (page 30) and Clearadmit Livewire, Stanford started to call admitted applicants two days before the R1 deadline (Dec 7th instead of Dec 9th). So if R2 follows the same pattern calls may start rolling in as early as tomorrow!


woaah...i will not sleep tonight fooo sure!


Haha yeah same! Not going to get any work done as I stare at my phone all day. I'm very happy this week is finally here though. Best of luck to all!
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Midnight_express wrote:
According to this thread (page 30) and Clearadmit Livewire, Stanford started to call admitted applicants two days before the R1 deadline (Dec 7th instead of Dec 9th). So if R2 follows the same pattern calls may start rolling in as early as tomorrow!


woaah...i will not sleep tonight fooo sure!


Yes, even last year calls to R2 folks had been started on March 23rd whereas the decision deadline was March 25th. There were 9 acceptances reported on forum on March 23rd, 10 acceptances on March 24th, and 2 on decision day i.e. March 25th.

If they follow the same pattern this time too, then we can expect calls to start rolling from Monday. Good luck to all. On Monday morning, we will create a separate chat room for Stanford R2 folks to share call updates with fellow applicants.
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New post 28 Mar 2016, 06:23
In case this helps people not check their phones the entire day, it's worth remembering that today is Easter Monday which can be a day off for the admissions team.
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dcorona19 wrote:
Midnight_express wrote:
According to this thread (page 30) and Clearadmit Livewire, Stanford started to call admitted applicants two days before the R1 deadline (Dec 7th instead of Dec 9th). So if R2 follows the same pattern calls may start rolling in as early as tomorrow!


woaah...i will not sleep tonight fooo sure!


Yes, even last year calls to R2 folks had been started on March 23rd whereas the decision deadline was March 25th. There were 9 acceptances reported on forum on March 23rd, 10 acceptances on March 24th, and 2 on decision day i.e. March 25th.

If they follow the same pattern this time too, then we can expect calls to start rolling from Monday. Good luck to all. On Monday morning, we will create a separate chat room for Stanford R2 folks to share call updates with fellow applicants.


Is the chat room online?
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Is the chat room online?


Yes.. Here is link to the chat room. http://gmatclub.com/gchat/
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IN!!!!!

Got the call about an hour ago, CA based!
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IN!!!!!

Got the call about an hour ago, CA based!


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got in!!! CA based!!


Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are a re-applicant?

My heartfelt congratulations to you and massive kudos to your grit and determination to go through this process twice.

Although I was dinged by Stanford (but will be happily matriculating in another top 10 program), Stanford GSB has long been my dream school and is, in my eyes, the global flagship MBA program.
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Just got the call! I'm in and CA based as well!
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helloitsme16 wrote:
got in!!! CA based!!


Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are a re-applicant?

My heartfelt congratulations to you and massive kudos to your grit and determination to go through this process twice.

Although I was dinged by Stanford (but will be happily matriculating in another top 10 program), Stanford GSB has long been my dream school and is, in my eyes, the global flagship MBA program.


Yes, I am a re-applicant. Congrats on your matriculation! B School is just another piece of the many experiences we will gather in life, and we all will have a fantastic time regardless of which program we choose, or whether we enroll at all.
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helloitsme16 wrote:
Wilch wrote:
helloitsme16 wrote:
got in!!! CA based!!


Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are a re-applicant?

My heartfelt congratulations to you and massive kudos to your grit and determination to go through this process twice.

Although I was dinged by Stanford (but will be happily matriculating in another top 10 program), Stanford GSB has long been my dream school and is, in my eyes, the global flagship MBA program.


Yes, I am a re-applicant. Congrats on your matriculation! B School is just another piece of the many experiences we will gather in life, and we all will have a fantastic time regardless of which program we choose, or whether we enroll at all.


What did you do different this time? Really interested in knowing the secret recipe to your success.

Congratulations!!
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helloitsme16 wrote:
got in!!! CA based!!


Congrats....so happy for you!

I'm based in WA, I guess I will get a rejection since still no call. :-(
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