It is currently 19 Feb 2018, 13:47

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Posts: 5
Schools: McCombs '18 (WL)
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V36
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 05:13
Congrats to interview shortlisted candidates.

A quick question to all invited folks. Does the invite specifically say you have been shortlisted for Round 1?
Or it is a general mail asking to schedule a call to know more about you and Tepper? I got the general mail from adCom today. Wondering if this is the real deal?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2014
Posts: 105
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 05:26
it looks like the first wave is based on gmat and gpa. not sure how they could review the applications so quickly.
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Patience pays off!
Joined: 28 Jun 2014
Posts: 252
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT 1: 750 Q51 V39
GPA: 3.75
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 06:27
MBAjunkie16 wrote:
razordude1717 wrote:
ankurgupta03 wrote:
Did the application status change for any one?
Mine is still showing application submitted.


Are the emails coming in batches? Or did they just come together and you all posted it at different times? So should I consider myself rejected since I didn't get the invite yet? Really hurts having 2 rejects in one day. :'(


In the same boat but I looked at the thread from 2013 and it appears that there was a second wave of interview invites at the end of October, which makes sense because they don't really declare the results until December mid.

In short, keep your chin up :) and fingers crossed!


I hope so. Pretty dejected after yesterday. No invites from either Tepper or Fuqua. :(

shank001 wrote:
it looks like the first wave is based on gmat and gpa. not sure how they could review the applications so quickly.


My GMAT is 750, and my GPA is 3.7-3.8 on a scale of 4 (8.3/10 from BITS-Pilani India). If that is the reason, then their standards are pretty high! :P
_________________

My Application Experience

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
MBA Section Director
User avatar
D
Status: Back to work...
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 5038
Location: India
City: Pune
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.4
WE: Business Development (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 06:42
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 1439
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 07:45
1
This post received
KUDOS
I do not think so that the decision is based on the GMAT and GPA.
Although I have a GMAT of 760, but my GPA sucks. 72/100

I hope an I think this is the real deal as it specifically says invitation to interview.
Else everyone would have got it.

Also, the mail says this "Please note that in order to be considered for admission to the Tepper MBA program, you are required to complete an interview"
I don't think they would make an information session mandatory.
_________________

ISB Preparation Kit | GMAT Debrief

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Posts: 5
Schools: McCombs '18 (WL)
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V36
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 08:24
ankurgupta03 wrote:
I do not think so that the decision is based on the GMAT and GPA.
Although I have a GMAT of 760, but my GPA sucks. 72/100

I hope an I think this is the real deal as it specifically says invitation to interview.
Else everyone would have got it.

Also, the mail says this "Please note that in order to be considered for admission to the Tepper MBA program, you are required to complete an interview"
I don't think they would make an information session mandatory.



Thanks for the response. All the best to you.
1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: busyness school student
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 419
Location: United States
Schools: Tepper '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 730 Q52 V37
Premium Member
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 08:31
1
This post received
KUDOS
razordude1717 wrote:
ankurgupta03 wrote:
Did the application status change for any one?
Mine is still showing application submitted.


Are the emails coming in batches? Or did they just come together and you all posted it at different times? So should I consider myself rejected since I didn't get the invite yet? Really hurts having 2 rejects in one day. :'(


Not receiving an invite does not mean a ding.

Tepper will send more interview invites later. I don't remember if Fuqua will send more this round, but they can still waitlist you without an interview and you may receive an interview invite in the following rounds.
_________________

My review of some of the CAT practice exams
You can usually find me on gmatclub's chat.

Current Student
User avatar
Status: Patience pays off!
Joined: 28 Jun 2014
Posts: 252
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT 1: 750 Q51 V39
GPA: 3.75
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2014, 18:40
Thanks for the encouragement.

Also, if it's possible, could you tell me if what's the basis of differentiation between waves of invites? Is it random, or do first wave people have advantage?

Posted from my mobile device
_________________

My Application Experience

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: busyness school student
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 419
Location: United States
Schools: Tepper '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 730 Q52 V37
Premium Member
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 05:56
1
This post received
KUDOS
razordude1717 wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement.

Also, if it's possible, could you tell me if what's the basis of differentiation between waves of invites? Is it random, or do first wave people have advantage?

Posted from my mobile device



I'm not an adcom member, so I really have no idea. Sorry.
_________________

My review of some of the CAT practice exams
You can usually find me on gmatclub's chat.

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 08 Oct 2014
Posts: 6
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 3.76
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 07:01
shank001 wrote:
it looks like the first wave is based on gmat and gpa. not sure how they could review the applications so quickly.


Yeah, I don't think it was based on GMAT and GPA alone because there are plenty of applicants here who have higher stats than I do. However, I would be surprised if they had time to look through my entire application in two days along with others.

I have a feeling there was some sort of trigger along the way, but I'm not quite sure what it was. I've had more interaction with James Frick than with any admissions committee member at other schools. I gave him a resume in person, which I hope they considered. I still worry that some of my "blemishes" will hinder my chances of getting in.

I'm also originally from Pennsylvania and lived in Pittsburgh for a while, but doubt that had much to do with it either.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 May 2014
Posts: 10
Concentration: Healthcare, Marketing
GPA: 3.7
WE: Engineering (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 07:45
razordude1717 wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement.

Also, if it's possible, could you tell me if what's the basis of differentiation between waves of invites? Is it random, or do first wave people have advantage?

Posted from my mobile device


In my opinion, at this point of time, they probably think more about who is really willing to attend if accepted. I think that's a strategy to maintain or increase the yield. Early interview notification avoids your interview conflict with other schools. I think Tepper is operating pretty smart. Forgive me, I am from an industry where the Lean idea is important. :lol:
It may have less to do with GMAT or GPA or any single parameter.

It could be an index combing the Test score, Work months, and Age. C'mon, we are talking about the best Computer Engineering school, it's easy for them to come out such a program and select the first batch without even physically reading any applications.

Just curious, how many of you guys who got an invite were waived for app fee? If majority, that could better support my guess.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2013
Posts: 92
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
Schools: Olin '17 (A)
GMAT 1: 730 Q51 V38
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Commercial Banking)
Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 08:42
xuan829 wrote:
razordude1717 wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement.

Also, if it's possible, could you tell me if what's the basis of differentiation between waves of invites? Is it random, or do first wave people have advantage?

Posted from my mobile device


In my opinion, at this point of time, they probably think more about who is really willing to attend if accepted. I think that's a strategy to maintain or increase the yield. Early interview notification avoids your interview conflict with other schools. I think Tepper is operating pretty smart. Forgive me, I am from an industry where the Lean idea is important. :lol:
It may have less to do with GMAT or GPA or any single parameter.

It could be an index combing the Test score, Work months, and Age. C'mon, we are talking about the best Computer Engineering school, it's easy for them to come out such a program and select the first batch without even physically reading any applications.

Just curious, how many of you guys who got an invite were waived for app fee? If majority, that could better support my guess.


:| No waiver.. Applied from my personal id. Registered GMAT with official mail id. So not sure if I got such mail or not.! Though I am getting many mails from tepper on my gmat registered id..
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 10 Sep 2014
Posts: 73
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 750 Q48 V44
WE: Project Management (Computer Software)
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 09:23
xuan829 wrote:
razordude1717 wrote:

Just curious, how many of you guys who got an invite were waived for app fee? If majority, that could better support my guess.


I got waived for app fee, no interview request yet (crossing fingers!)
Current Student
User avatar
Status: #TeamFuqua
Joined: 01 Jun 2010
Posts: 122
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 580 Q37 V32
GMAT 2: 570 Q36 V32
GMAT 3: 680 Q44 V40
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 09:35
mahkie wrote:
xuan829 wrote:
razordude1717 wrote:

Just curious, how many of you guys who got an invite were waived for app fee? If majority, that could better support my guess.


I got waived for app fee, no interview request yet (crossing fingers!)


App fee waived that I didn't even know about until I submitted my application :o :-D but yea, no interview invite yet either so not sure what the end game is with the app fee waiver. :roll:
_________________


-MBAJunkie

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Oct 2014
Posts: 1
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 10:04
I too got an unexpected fee waiver. Any idea if the first round invites were sent out only to folks outside US ?
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 24 Feb 2011
Posts: 68
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 11:18
razordude1717 wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement.

Also, if it's possible, could you tell me if what's the basis of differentiation between waves of invites? Is it random, or do first wave people have advantage?

Posted from my mobile device


You have pretty good credentials razordude , my suggestion is to run through your resume and essays once again , make sure your goals make sense. I am willing run through your essays if you would like .
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 08 Oct 2014
Posts: 6
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 3.76
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 15:35
rc2017 wrote:
I too got an unexpected fee waiver. Any idea if the first round invites were sent out only to folks outside US ?



I'm from the US and got an invite. I also got the fee waiver about a month after I took the GMAT.
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Patience pays off!
Joined: 28 Jun 2014
Posts: 252
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT 1: 750 Q51 V39
GPA: 3.75
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2014, 18:08
Thanks alwaysudit... if you would pm me your email ID, i'd gladly do so! :)
alwaysudit wrote:
razordude1717 wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement.

Also, if it's possible, could you tell me if what's the basis of differentiation between waves of invites? Is it random, or do first wave people have advantage?

Posted from my mobile device


You have pretty good credentials razordude , my suggestion is to run through your resume and essays once again , make sure your goals make sense. I am willing run through your essays if you would like .


Posted from my mobile device
_________________

My Application Experience

Current Student
User avatar
Status: #TeamFuqua
Joined: 01 Jun 2010
Posts: 122
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 580 Q37 V32
GMAT 2: 570 Q36 V32
GMAT 3: 680 Q44 V40
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Oct 2014, 07:06
razordude1717 wrote:
Thanks alwaysudit... if you would pm me your email ID, i'd gladly do so! :)
alwaysudit wrote:
razordude1717 wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement.

Also, if it's possible, could you tell me if what's the basis of differentiation between waves of invites? Is it random, or do first wave people have advantage?

Posted from my mobile device


You have pretty good credentials razordude , my suggestion is to run through your resume and essays once again , make sure your goals make sense. I am willing run through your essays if you would like .


Posted from my mobile device



Just heard from the Adcom member I am in touch with regarding interviews:

Quote:
Interview invitations are sent out on a rolling basis. It really just depends on where in the cue (sic) your application falls for the first review. Interview invitations can be sent out until the very end of the round, within a week of the decision notification date so if you haven’t heard anything until November, there is still a possibility you would be interviewed.


Hope this helps calming some nerves for a few of us who are in the not invited boat :) razordude1717 - may want to take off your Tepper ding :D
_________________


-MBAJunkie

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2014
Posts: 105
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Oct 2014, 07:33
Got a mail from Tepper saying that my application is complete and under review.
Re: Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017   [#permalink] 10 Oct 2014, 07:33

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  ...  40    Next  [ 788 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017

  new topic post reply Update application status  

Moderator: abhimahna



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.