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# Merage 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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04 Aug 2011, 01:26
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Hi..this is my first preference I intent to apply for round 1..I have a low GPA so don't know how much of a factor it will be.
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11 Oct 2011, 20:43
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So I just had my interview today and I think it went very well. I'm not sure how much information I am allowed to give, but like rasta, said, it was very standard. No surprises. They basically just want to know about your background and why you want to attend business school, the usual stuff. If you are prepared and do your research then this interview should be no problem. The interviewer was very nice and she was already thinking of some classes I might be interested in visiting and some programs that I would probably like if I'm accepted. I should be hearing back from them in 3 weeks or so.

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13 Oct 2011, 08:28
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I'm in for R1...just submitted my application couple of days ago. Fingers crossed!

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27 Dec 2011, 23:28
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dreammbaz wrote:
Hi All,

I am applying in Round 3. I had a query. Do I need to send official transcripts before submitting my application or can I send them at later stages?

Hey!
I actually havent submitted my official transcript yet.
The university told me that once you are admitted you can submit it.Till then you would need to upload a scanned copy of your transcript in your application

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09 Feb 2012, 05:17
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darwingwang wrote:
Hi Guys,

I haven't even thought that far. I mean I only applied to all the schools that I wanted to go to. To decide, I would need to get so much more information and weigh so many different factors.

But during the interview, how would you answer?

Remember that its OK to lie with this question in some cases - in fact adcoms will take your answer with a grain of salt. When I was interviewed I was asked exactly the same question. This question imples that they want to know which schools you've applied, and how much research you have done with your applications with this question and what matters to you the most with MBA. Couple of tips:

There is a great chance that this question will pop up after "what other schools have you applied to and why?" The most important thing to remember here is that when you mention other schools you are applying, (of course, only do so when asked to name them) DO NOT mention obvious schools that are in higher tier than Merage. For example, if you applied to Booth and Wharton as your reach school, USC as your 50/50 and UCI as your backup, you only need to mention USC (even USC might be a stretch with Merage) to adcom. Basically the schools don't want to be applicants' "back up schools" and they can tell by the types of school an applicant is applying, so make sure to play down on this one and mention only comparable schools.

Of course, Merage might be the top choice for you, in that case no lying will be necessary. Just tell them something like you will be bery thankful and weigh in factors such as programs, alumni and job opportunities, locations, and scholarships altogether, BUT Merage remains my top choice at this time. Always end on a positive note for Merage.

Good luck - my experience with Merage interview wasn't that pleasant and I ended up turning down their offer, but they will ask typical questions so no need to be alarmed.

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10 Oct 2011, 14:25
Has anyone had an interview yet? I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow, 10/11.

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10 Oct 2011, 22:22
Hi,

All the best suwaguman! Please let us know how your experience was!

I am in for R2 incase my application is not ready by R1.

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Re: Merage 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]

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11 Oct 2011, 04:32
suwaguman wrote:
Has anyone had an interview yet? I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow, 10/11.

Merage interviews are usually very casual, so don't get worked up. Practise running through the usual interview questions, and I'm sure you'll do well.
A friend of mine got put off by the "Describe a typical day at work" question; you might want to practice that one as well.

Your GMAT score is higher than their average, so your chances of landing a partial scholarship are pretty high.

All the best!
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13 Oct 2011, 10:57
goodbyeboy wrote:
I'm in for R1...just submitted my application couple of days ago. Fingers crossed!

Did you schedule your interview with them yet? If not, you have to send them your resume and ask to schedule it and you should hear back within a few days. They are very quick and efficient, it seems. Good luck on the interview. As long as you are prepared, it should be fine.

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18 Oct 2011, 10:20
suwaguman wrote:
goodbyeboy wrote:
I'm in for R1...just submitted my application couple of days ago. Fingers crossed!

Did you schedule your interview with them yet? If not, you have to send them your resume and ask to schedule it and you should hear back within a few days. They are very quick and efficient, it seems. Good luck on the interview. As long as you are prepared, it should be fine.

I e-mailed back and forth regarding an interview date - I did submit my application and sent them my resume and they said they'll reach me back to see if they can arrange an interview when they come to Seoul Korea...hopefully I'll hear back from them soon.

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22 Oct 2011, 06:00
In for RD 1

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09 Nov 2011, 09:16
So has anyone received any updates after their interviews? I did my interview last week, and I was told that I won't be able to know the result until December - did anyone else hear something different?

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16 Nov 2011, 23:05
Submitted for round 1 and was invited for an interview this week.

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17 Nov 2011, 08:45
Round1.
Interview in the last week of November.
People, please provide some interview questions.

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18 Nov 2011, 10:47
It's been a while since I posted, but just wanted to share that I've been accepted. I was notified 2 weeks ago so if you applied for R1 and haven't heard back yet, you should be hearing soon. I was notified via phone call.

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18 Nov 2011, 10:54
Nibbler wrote:
Submitted for round 1 and was invited for an interview this week.

Good luck! I hope it goes well. The Irvine people seem to be very friendly and genuine about your career goals

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18 Nov 2011, 10:56
goodbyeboy wrote:
So has anyone received any updates after their interviews? I did my interview last week, and I was told that I won't be able to know the result until December - did anyone else hear something different?

I heard back about 3 1/2 weeks after my interview. If they follow that same timeline for you, I'd expect to hear back the first or second week of December.

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19 Nov 2011, 08:51
suwaguman wrote:
goodbyeboy wrote:
So has anyone received any updates after their interviews? I did my interview last week, and I was told that I won't be able to know the result until December - did anyone else hear something different?

I heard back about 3 1/2 weeks after my interview. If they follow that same timeline for you, I'd expect to hear back the first or second week of December.

Hey, first of all congratulations! I can't wait to hear back from the school. I am not quite sure how my interview went though, which worries me a bit. Half of my brain says it went well and the rest says it didn't. Fingers crossed until December.

Just curious, did they also notify you about the scholarships as well? Isn't everyone automatically considered for one?

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20 Nov 2011, 00:42
Hi Guys,
Could you please share any information about the admission policy? Does Irvine require a deposit to be paid once admitted? If so, how much?

gan

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