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Calling all Waitlisted Applicants - Harvard Class of 2022

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Welcome all waitlisted candidates. Use this thread to share the information, updates, concerns regarding the process, strategies to get off the waitlist, etc.

Harvard Waitlist Roll Call

*Note:- This is an auto-generated list. If you don't see your username, please check whether your Harvard application status is "Waitlisted"


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New post 19 Dec 2019, 07:48
Not sure if the intent of this topic was to include Further Consideration candidates as well as people on the post-interview waitlist but I'll ask anyway...

I'm in Further Consideration for HBS. Fortunately, found out yesterday I was accepted to Wharton with a partial scholarship through the Joseph Wharton Fellowship. Is there a tactful way to let HBS know about the Wharton acceptance and fellowship to increase odds of getting an interview in round 2?

Looking to hear from any admission consultants or others with perspective. Thanks.
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Not sure if the intent of this topic was to include Further Consideration candidates as well as people on the post-interview waitlist but I'll ask anyway...


Thanks for posting. This thread is indeed for FCed candidates too. Hope an admission expert or current HBS student will throw light on your query.
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Well the world sure is changing rapidly these days. For those of you put on the waitlist in this age of Coronavirus, I put together this post about what to expect:

Round 2 waitlist notifications are trickling out from various MBA and graduate programs over the coming weeks. We’ve already written extensively on what to do to navigate the waitlist process, but how does that change in this age of Coronavirus?

1. Higher admissions yields.

First, the negative effects of COVID19 were isolated to declines in the stock market as investors worried that international trade would slow from China. Now that the virus has spread worldwide and nationwide, the effects are more widely felt through the closing of bars, restaurants, and public venues, the transition to remote work, and other measures to promote “social distancing.” These measures will likely lead to a large general contraction in the economy as service-sector businesses lose profitability, remote work (for all its virtues) depresses productivity, paid sick leave laws reduce the attractiveness of expanding workforces, and eventually white-collar layoffs begin.

Anticipating these effects, many more young professionals will seek a harbor in the storm and look to the two years of business school as a place to ride things out while bolstering their resume.

2. Fewer admits off the waitlist.

Waitlists only exist to give the school the flexibility to replace students who decline their offer of admission in order to get to the exact ideal number of students. If going to business school is comparatively more attractive, and the lagging nature of business school admissions means that the admissions committee will have awarded the same number of acceptances, it is only logical that there will be few, if any, unclaimed spots for the waitlist.

More than ever, it will be important to wage an “active” versus “passive” waitlist campaign to ensure that if there are any open spots on the waitlist, you will be among the first one or two admitted.

3. A different argument for admission.

For the next year, the nature of business school – and all education for that matter – has changed. International trips are canceled, in-person discussions are replaced with distance learning, and the casual contact at the heart of MBA networking is now a threatening proposition. A key part of any active waitlist campaign is to argue why it is imperative for you to attend a particular school – given its unique resources – in order to achieve a particular vision for the future that you will work towards in your career. Those unique resources have changed and therefore, as you navigate the waitlist, so should your message.

Read more here and see all our waitlist coverage.
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Best of luck to everyone in Round 2 who is waiting to hear back on Tuesday, March 31. For those who end up on the waitlist, fret not. Check out the following posts we've written to help you mount an effective waitlist campaign and turn that waitlist notice into an offer of admission.

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Yesterday I was on a call with CBS AD Michael Robinson, who said that they normally give out a "handful" of admission offers during this time but this year, they are looking for 100 candidates, in part, to backfill the people who have dropped out. So basically it's a fire sale and they are scrambling. And he said this is true for all the top schools.

HBS contacted my clients yesterday stating they are going to beef up their WL, I imagine for reasons along the same lines.

https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Page ... -mba-visas

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Well the world sure is changing rapidly these days. For those of you put on the waitlist in this age of Coronavirus, I put together this post about what to expect:

Round 2 waitlist notifications are trickling out from various MBA and graduate programs over the coming weeks. We’ve already written extensively on what to do to navigate the waitlist process, but how does that change in this age of Coronavirus?

1. Higher admissions yields.

First, the negative effects of COVID19 were isolated to declines in the stock market as investors worried that international trade would slow from China. Now that the virus has spread worldwide and nationwide, the effects are more widely felt through the closing of bars, restaurants, and public venues, the transition to remote work, and other measures to promote “social distancing.” These measures will likely lead to a large general contraction in the economy as service-sector businesses lose profitability, remote work (for all its virtues) depresses productivity, paid sick leave laws reduce the attractiveness of expanding workforces, and eventually white-collar layoffs begin.

Anticipating these effects, many more young professionals will seek a harbor in the storm and look to the two years of business school as a place to ride things out while bolstering their resume.

2. Fewer admits off the waitlist.

Waitlists only exist to give the school the flexibility to replace students who decline their offer of admission in order to get to the exact ideal number of students. If going to business school is comparatively more attractive, and the lagging nature of business school admissions means that the admissions committee will have awarded the same number of acceptances, it is only logical that there will be few, if any, unclaimed spots for the waitlist.

More than ever, it will be important to wage an “active” versus “passive” waitlist campaign to ensure that if there are any open spots on the waitlist, you will be among the first one or two admitted.

3. A different argument for admission.

For the next year, the nature of business school – and all education for that matter – has changed. International trips are canceled, in-person discussions are replaced with distance learning, and the casual contact at the heart of MBA networking is now a threatening proposition. A key part of any active waitlist campaign is to argue why it is imperative for you to attend a particular school – given its unique resources – in order to achieve a particular vision for the future that you will work towards in your career. Those unique resources have changed and therefore, as you navigate the waitlist, so should your message.

Read more here and see all our waitlist coverage.


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How are people navigating this waitlist?

HBS can expect that if they make an offer to someone on the waitlist, they're probably going to say yes even if they're committed to another school. It seems less important to have an "active" campaign, other than the 400 word update. I was considering having someone write in another letter for me... even though they say additional letters of support won't be considered.

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How are people navigating this waitlist?

HBS can expect that if they make an offer to someone on the waitlist, they're probably going to say yes even if they're committed to another school. It seems less important to have an "active" campaign, other than the 400 word update. I was considering having someone write in another letter for me... even though they say additional letters of support won't be considered.

Any successful strategies / tips?


I got off the waitlist in R2 and did not do anything other than send in the letter when they told me too - was very unexpected. I had heard various strategies from other waitlisted people as well, but did not end up doing any of it, the waitlist really does seem like a mystery
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gmat8183622 wrote:
How are people navigating this waitlist?

HBS can expect that if they make an offer to someone on the waitlist, they're probably going to say yes even if they're committed to another school. It seems less important to have an "active" campaign, other than the 400 word update. I was considering having someone write in another letter for me... even though they say additional letters of support won't be considered.

Any successful strategies / tips?


I got off the waitlist in R2 and did not do anything other than send in the letter when they told me too - was very unexpected. I had heard various strategies from other waitlisted people as well, but did not end up doing any of it, the waitlist really does seem like a mystery


From your experience, what were other strategies that people took? Did they call, send additional recommendations, etc?
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Yeah they pretty much did everything and anything they could...
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Any general views on the announcement of deferment offered to admits as published in 2 articles from Poets & Quants? Specially for international waitlisted candidates?
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Has anyone heard anything re: waitlist yet? What are people's strategies?
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FYI: Harvard is saying that the class is full right now. There should be some movement in June as candidates elect to defer 1-2 years.
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Bad news, looks like Harvard is not going to pull many people off their waitlist. Over 200 students deferred but instead of pulling many off their waitlist they are going with a smaller class. They estimate only pulling 20 ppl. So I don’t think there is going to be as big of a ripple on waitlist as originally expected. Wonder if other programs will also be shrinking their class size following Harvard’s lead.

https://www.hbs.edu/coronavirus/critica ... px?post=78

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