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Calling all Stanford GSB MBA Applicants: (2017 Intake) Class of 2019!!

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1 more invite posted on GMAT Club! Congrats to whoever it is :)
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What I can confidently say is that it's impossible to know their method for sending out invites, but what I DO know is that they will send out invites right up until the very last day of their stated invite range. My past clients have gotten invites on the final day, and there seems to have been no discernible pattern over the past eight years I've been doing this. Meaning it's not like a certain country, industry/role, etc. consistently got invites at the beginning, middle or end of the range. Trying to figure out that sort of thing is a sure recipe for crazy-making! : )

So really all I can assure everyone still waiting to hear is that it truly "ain't over till it's over." My clients who have gotten invites on the last day of the range were ultimately accepted, so it's not like they're sending out invites to the "best" people first or anything like that.


Hey Erika,

That's very insightful indeed!

Do you know (approx.) how much time one has for preparation after they got an invite?
Or, if you will, what is typically the latest date you can schedule interview on? : )

This process of waiting for a month just totally destroys all planing with it's uncertainty...
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Day 11 (through Thursday 2/16) stats.
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New post 17 Feb 2017, 12:21
whodis wrote:
Day 11 (through Thursday 2/16) stats.



Thanks. Looks like you added msx invites to this. Last 3 livewire updates are msx.

erica: Thank you for your guidance here. If someone receives an interview invite for MSx, will that affect chances of getting an invite for mba?
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New post 17 Feb 2017, 12:45
Interview invite via email few mins ago.

over the moon.

Good luck to everyone else :) keep faith and patience.
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Interview invite via email few mins ago.

over the moon.

Good luck to everyone else :) keep faith and patience.

Congrats and best of luck.
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New post 17 Feb 2017, 13:40
My clients have interviewed with local alums around the world, and they ask applicants to complete those interviews within two weeks of receiving the invite and assigned alum. Most of my clients have had theirs done within a week. I did have one client a few years ago who got her invite on the last day and then had a very very hard time scheduling an alum interview (she was in China and flew to another city for it). It took a few different alum assignments and more than two weeks. They were very understanding and she is a second-year there now!

Hope that helps!


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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
What I can confidently say is that it's impossible to know their method for sending out invites, but what I DO know is that they will send out invites right up until the very last day of their stated invite range. My past clients have gotten invites on the final day, and there seems to have been no discernible pattern over the past eight years I've been doing this. Meaning it's not like a certain country, industry/role, etc. consistently got invites at the beginning, middle or end of the range. Trying to figure out that sort of thing is a sure recipe for crazy-making! : )

So really all I can assure everyone still waiting to hear is that it truly "ain't over till it's over." My clients who have gotten invites on the last day of the range were ultimately accepted, so it's not like they're sending out invites to the "best" people first or anything like that.


Hey Erika,

That's very insightful indeed!

Do you know (approx.) how much time one has for preparation after they got an invite?
Or, if you will, what is typically the latest date you can schedule interview on? : )

This process of waiting for a month just totally destroys all planing with it's uncertainty...

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New post 17 Feb 2017, 13:41
Sorry I do not have any experience with the MSx program so I can't really say.

sc11 wrote:
whodis wrote:
Day 11 (through Thursday 2/16) stats.



Thanks. Looks like you added msx invites to this. Last 3 livewire updates are msx.

erica: Thank you for your guidance here. If someone receives an interview invite for MSx, will that affect chances of getting an invite for mba?

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New post 17 Feb 2017, 13:43
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whodis wrote:
Day 11 (through Thursday 2/16) stats.



Thanks. Looks like you added msx invites to this. Last 3 livewire updates are msx.

erica: Thank you for your guidance here. If someone receives an interview invite for MSx, will that affect chances of getting an invite for mba?



Yeah.. i realized this too late... unfortunately didn't remove msx from the historical data set either... so to remove it from the actuals would skew the numbers.... my bad...
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New post 21 Feb 2017, 11:30
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Day 15 stats (through Monday 2/20).



Thank you so much for posting these!!! I find the charts very helpful.
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Day 15 stats (through Monday 2/20).


Better than last year's stats for the same number of days!
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Stats through Wed 2/22 (day 17 of 31). Biggest day yet with 7 invites posted on livewire. Looks like mostly tech.
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Stats through Wed 2/22 (day 17 of 31). Biggest day yet with 7 invites posted on livewire. Looks like mostly tech.


Based on the comments there, I believe some of them are trolls :(
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Stats through Wed 2/22 (day 17 of 31). Biggest day yet with 7 invites posted on livewire. Looks like mostly tech.


Based on the comments there, I believe some of them are trolls :(


I'm afraid you're probably right... but I'm guessing there were also trolls in past cycles, so hopefully the trend comparison is still more or less fair.
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New post 23 Feb 2017, 23:34
Sigh. Is it time to give up on you, GSB? Only a week and a half more of invites and I'm still interviewless :(
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New post 24 Feb 2017, 05:23
As you said. Still a week more to go.


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I interviewed a few days ago. I've had better, wasn't bad, but wasnt amazing. Any idea on how much the interview matters? Losing sleep here.. Any guidance or tips appreciated.
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I interviewed a few days ago. I've had better, wasn't bad, but wasnt amazing. Any idea on how much the interview matters? Losing sleep here.. Any guidance or tips appreciated.


Some people are of the opinion that they do not matter at all: http://poetsandquants.com/2014/10/07/ho ... terview/4/

What do you all think?

My experience was that the interviewer was very friendly, asked the expected questions with an air of "I have to do this part", and then we mostly had a conversation about why he really enjoyed his time at GSB and how it's helped him since. It had that common problem with all "easy" interviews: unless you said something absurd and get dinged, it felt pretty hard to really stand out.
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Yas2017 wrote:
I interviewed a few days ago. I've had better, wasn't bad, but wasnt amazing. Any idea on how much the interview matters? Losing sleep here.. Any guidance or tips appreciated.


Some people are of the opinion that they do not matter at all: http://poetsandquants.com/2014/10/07/ho ... terview/4/

What do you all think?

My experience was that the interviewer was very friendly, asked the expected questions with an air of "I have to do this part", and then we mostly had a conversation about why he really enjoyed his time at GSB and how it's helped him since. It had that common problem with all "easy" interviews: unless you said something absurd and get dinged, it felt pretty hard to really stand out.



yes...Stanford indeed points out that interview is not more important than any other part of the application.
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