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Calling all Stanford GSB MBA Applicants: [2020 Intake] Class of 2022!

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Yes -- I think GSB goes through the same process all schools go through after the interviews: they gather the adcom team back together, share notes, and then start making decisions now that they have the last piece of the puzzle in place. I would imagine that they would be more directly comparing those in similar "buckets" to decide who gets the spot as they try to put together a diverse class (with "diverse" covering a lot of different criteria: gender, ethnicity, country, industry, role, single vs couple, sexuality, etc).

So while I'm sure for every school there are a few candidates that bomb interviews and kind of blow their shot because of that, as well as situations where someone who was already a strong candidate nails it and secures there spot, I think the vast majority of candidates are lumped back in with the rest of the contenders and judged by the totality of their candidacy. It also depends A LOT on just who is applying "against" you in a given year/round.

For example, I had a stellar client a few years back (with a worldwide-famous recommender who was her direct boss and wrote her a letter) who got out of her GSB interview confident that she got in -- the interview was great and the alum pretty much said she would be recommending her and wanted to know the final result. That client did not get in. She worked with me on a reapplication the following year -- almost nothing in her materials changed. She came out of her interview and called me in tears saying that her recommender was a jerk and she had bombed it. But then she got in. So an interview truly is just one more data point -- I have countless stories like this after doing this for a decade.

All you can (and should!) do is be yourself! Congrats on the interview invte!

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ma3294 wrote:
Hi Erika,

I always find your posts to be very valuable. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. I just got invited to the interview. I have a question with regard to the weight of the interview. I keep reading that the interview is just one data point. But I'm wondering if you know what separates those who get interviewed and accepted from those who interview and end up getting rejected. Thank you very much.



I submitted the day of the deadline and received my invite to interview yesterday. I would trust them when they say that the order of the invites is based on when they read the application. With that said, that doesn't mean that they don't read the applications in some particular order that they don't mention.

It's going to be a long month, so just hold strong y'all. Good luck!
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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
Yes -- I think GSB goes through the same process all schools go through after the interviews: they gather the adcom team back together, share notes, and then start making decisions now that they have the last piece of the puzzle in place. I would imagine that they would be more directly comparing those in similar "buckets" to decide who gets the spot as they try to put together a diverse class (with "diverse" covering a lot of different criteria: gender, ethnicity, country, industry, role, single vs couple, sexuality, etc).

So while I'm sure for every school there are a few candidates that bomb interviews and kind of blow their shot because of that, as well as situations where someone who was already a strong candidate nails it and secures there spot, I think the vast majority of candidates are lumped back in with the rest of the contenders and judged by the totality of their candidacy. It also depends A LOT on just who is applying "against" you in a given year/round.

For example, I had a stellar client a few years back (with a worldwide-famous recommender who was her direct boss and wrote her a letter) who got out of her GSB interview confident that she got in -- the interview was great and the alum pretty much said she would be recommending her and wanted to know the final result. That client did not get in. She worked with me on a reapplication the following year -- almost nothing in her materials changed. She came out of her interview and called me in tears saying that her recommender was a jerk and she had bombed it. But then she got in. So an interview truly is just one more data point -- I have countless stories like this after doing this for a decade.

All you can (and should!) do is be yourself! Congrats on the interview invte!

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ma3294 wrote:
Hi Erika,

I always find your posts to be very valuable. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. I just got invited to the interview. I have a question with regard to the weight of the interview. I keep reading that the interview is just one data point. But I'm wondering if you know what separates those who get interviewed and accepted from those who interview and end up getting rejected. Thank you very much.



I submitted the day of the deadline and received my invite to interview yesterday. I would trust them when they say that the order of the invites is based on when they read the application. With that said, that doesn't mean that they don't read the applications in some particular order that they don't mention.

It's going to be a long month, so just hold strong y'all. Good luck!
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Thank you for your insight! In your time, have you seen any correlation between when interview invites are received and acceptance rates?
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Hi I got my interviewer info on Sunday. I contacted him via email on Monday but have not heard back. Does anyone have any idea how long should I wait before emailing adcom? The email said to try to have the interview within 10 days.
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Nope -- no correlation whatsoever.

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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
Yes -- I think GSB goes through the same process all schools go through after the interviews: they gather the adcom team back together, share notes, and then start making decisions now that they have the last piece of the puzzle in place. I would imagine that they would be more directly comparing those in similar "buckets" to decide who gets the spot as they try to put together a diverse class (with "diverse" covering a lot of different criteria: gender, ethnicity, country, industry, role, single vs couple, sexuality, etc).

So while I'm sure for every school there are a few candidates that bomb interviews and kind of blow their shot because of that, as well as situations where someone who was already a strong candidate nails it and secures there spot, I think the vast majority of candidates are lumped back in with the rest of the contenders and judged by the totality of their candidacy. It also depends A LOT on just who is applying "against" you in a given year/round.

For example, I had a stellar client a few years back (with a worldwide-famous recommender who was her direct boss and wrote her a letter) who got out of her GSB interview confident that she got in -- the interview was great and the alum pretty much said she would be recommending her and wanted to know the final result. That client did not get in. She worked with me on a reapplication the following year -- almost nothing in her materials changed. She came out of her interview and called me in tears saying that her recommender was a jerk and she had bombed it. But then she got in. So an interview truly is just one more data point -- I have countless stories like this after doing this for a decade.

All you can (and should!) do is be yourself! Congrats on the interview invte!

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ma3294 wrote:
Hi Erika,

I always find your posts to be very valuable. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. I just got invited to the interview. I have a question with regard to the weight of the interview. I keep reading that the interview is just one data point. But I'm wondering if you know what separates those who get interviewed and accepted from those who interview and end up getting rejected. Thank you very much.



I submitted the day of the deadline and received my invite to interview yesterday. I would trust them when they say that the order of the invites is based on when they read the application. With that said, that doesn't mean that they don't read the applications in some particular order that they don't mention.

It's going to be a long month, so just hold strong y'all. Good luck!
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Thank you for your insight! In your time, have you seen any correlation between when interview invites are received and acceptance rates?[/quote]
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Wait a few more days, and do not contact the adcom until you have sent a follow-up email to your interviewer, which I would plan on doing tomorrow morning. I once had a client have to go through three different assignments of interviewers before getting one that responded -- and it was at the very, very end of the interview date range. She still got in. So do not stress about it -- it happens a lot. But you do at least need to give them a little more time before you contact the adcom about it.

Good luck and congrats!

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Hi I got my interviewer info on Sunday. I contacted him via email on Monday but have not heard back. Does anyone have any idea how long should I wait before emailing adcom? The email said to try to have the interview within 10 days.

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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
Wait a few more days, and do not contact the adcom until you have sent a follow-up email to your interviewer, which I would plan on doing tomorrow morning. I once had a client have to go through three different assignments of interviewers before getting one that responded -- and it was at the very, very end of the interview date range. She still got in. So do not stress about it -- it happens a lot. But you do at least need to give them a little more time before you contact the adcom about it.

Good luck and congrats!

giobru95 wrote:
Hi I got my interviewer info on Sunday. I contacted him via email on Monday but have not heard back. Does anyone have any idea how long should I wait before emailing adcom? The email said to try to have the interview within 10 days.


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Hello Everyone,
Happy to share I got an interview invite from Stanford today itself. I have submitted my location, but any idea typically how much time does the adcom take to match candidates with alum?
Also, just curious to know whats the post interview acceptance rate? :)
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Still no news for me and pretty much losing all hope at this point. Does any one know if Stanford's invites are sent out proportionally? i.e. if 80% of the window is over, have 80% of the interview invites been sent out?

Have to say, this whole interview invitation process is pretty cruel! It's like watching your dream die slowly every day rather than one moment of pain.
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Same ask... any idea what % of invite remaining?
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As I've mentioned elsewhere in this thread, the majority of my clients (who were ultimately accepted) received their interview invites on the LAST DAY of the range. So do not lose hope. There is no formula to figure out, and there is no way to know the numbers, but like I said, there seems to be a big push at the very end.

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Still no news for me and pretty much losing all hope at this point. Does any one know if Stanford's invites are sent out proportionally? i.e. if 80% of the window is over, have 80% of the interview invites been sent out?

Have to say, this whole interview invitation process is pretty cruel! It's like watching your dream die slowly every day rather than one moment of pain.

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New post 05 Nov 2019, 09:11
Read what they sent you thoroughly -- they actually answer this in the FAQs they attached to your invite: "We expect to offer admission to about one-third to one-half of candidates interviewed. We say this not to be discouraging, but to highlight the reality of a highly selective admission process."

You should get your match within a week. CONGRATS!

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Hello Everyone,
Happy to share I got an interview invite from Stanford today itself. I have submitted my location, but any idea typically how much time does the adcom take to match candidates with alum?
Also, just curious to know whats the post interview acceptance rate? :)

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Any reapplicants and/or indian applicants heard anything so far? thanks!
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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
As I've mentioned elsewhere in this thread, the majority of my clients (who were ultimately accepted) received their interview invites on the LAST DAY of the range. So do not lose hope. There is no formula to figure out, and there is no way to know the numbers, but like I said, there seems to be a big push at the very end.

spitfire1 wrote:
Still no news for me and pretty much losing all hope at this point. Does any one know if Stanford's invites are sent out proportionally? i.e. if 80% of the window is over, have 80% of the interview invites been sent out?

Have to say, this whole interview invitation process is pretty cruel! It's like watching your dream die slowly every day rather than one moment of pain.


That is good to know - thank you for sharing. Going to be a tense day on Nov 13th!
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24 more hours... good luck everyone!

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any news? nothing on my end
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any news? nothing on my end

Same, still says I'm Review. Gaah!

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I got denied. Good luck to others waiting :)

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Dinged. Can't deny it - even though I expected a ding, it is really gutting. That one moment where you going from having a sliver of hope to the dream being conclusively dead is pretty rough.

Oh well - good luck to everyone with interviews and commiserations to everyone else.
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Denied. :( Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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