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Thanks Hopefulman for starting this thread. I've added waitlist roll call in the first post. Usernames of waitlisted applicants appear automatically on the roll call when they update their profile status to waitlisted.

Good luck to all waitlisted applicants. Take a look at articles on waitlist strategies and links of previous waitlist discussions added in the first post. We have an informal chat with an admission expert on Wed morning in the chat room. You are welcome to attend this chat and discuss next strategy with the expert.
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As I felt that I would be waitlisted, I started reading about this strange limbo situation last week. From my readings, I understood that to be admitted off the waitlist, we need to update something in our profile - promotion, GMAT score, quant classes, new recommendation, etc., and to notify the school about this change.

However, I was wondering if it ever happened in the past that someone who did not send any update about his or her profile finally got admitted off the waitlist?
In other words, did Yale waitlist us because we absolutely need to change something in our application? Or, is there a chance that our application was alright, even if it was not as good as the ones who got in, and that we could just wait for a spot to be freed in the class?

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Tips for waitlisted Yale applicants from Aringo expert in today's chat....

Q: Yale SOM published R1 results yesterday. Many of our forum members have been waitlisted. Would you like to give any tips/advice to them? What to do, What NOT to do, etc.?

A: Excellent question about Yale. My biggest tip is to NOT wait quietly! now is the time to submit those additional letters of recommendation, update the SOM on any accomplishments since submitting your application - promotions, successful projects or other undertakings. Instructions on where to submit here: http://som.yale.edu/yale-som-waitlist And, by way of a shameless plug for ARINGO - we can help! Waitlist strategy is one of our many areas of expertise. Register here for info: https://aringo.com/mba-process-registration/
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Is it true that almost everyone who was interviewed and did not get selected got put on the waitlist? Have some people also been waitlisted without an interview?

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Is it true that almost everyone who was interviewed and did not get selected got put on the waitlist? Have some people also been waitlisted without an interview?

Me. Waitlisted without an interview.

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Is it true that almost everyone who was interviewed and did not get selected got put on the waitlist? Have some people also been waitlisted without an interview?

Me. Waitlisted without an interview.


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As I felt that I would be waitlisted, I started reading about this strange limbo situation last week. From my readings, I understood that to be admitted off the waitlist, we need to update something in our profile - promotion, GMAT score, quant classes, new recommendation, etc., and to notify the school about this change.

However, I was wondering if it ever happened in the past that someone who did not send any update about his or her profile finally got admitted off the waitlist?
In other words, did Yale waitlist us because we absolutely need to change something in our application? Or, is there a chance that our application was alright, even if it was not as good as the ones who got in, and that we could just wait for a spot to be freed in the class?


The idea that something has to be "changed" in your profile to be admitted off a WL, to me, is perpetuated by discussion boards and admissions consultants.
Your application could be perfectly fine - but for whatever reason, they're holding you to the next round. At the end of the day, application pools are all relative. The R1 pool could be very competitive and you happen to be just shy of whatever bar adcom has. The R2 pool may have different characteristics/attributes as a whole, in which case your WL-ed app could have a certain experience or quality that would mesh well and score you an admit. It's all about making a class a whole.

Now of course, since you don't have the decision you want, I think it's easy to think something is "wrong" or needs to be "fixed". And there's many threads on here highlighting what you can do to try to put forth a good effort of getting off a WL (e.g., sending in updates, talking to adcom, visiting campus, etc). Some people may do all these things and there simply won't be enough space in the class ultimately. Some people may simply wait it out and ultimately be admitted. How that decision is made is with adcom behind closed doors. We can only speculate and hope for the best.
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As I felt that I would be waitlisted, I started reading about this strange limbo situation last week. From my readings, I understood that to be admitted off the waitlist, we need to update something in our profile - promotion, GMAT score, quant classes, new recommendation, etc., and to notify the school about this change.

However, I was wondering if it ever happened in the past that someone who did not send any update about his or her profile finally got admitted off the waitlist?
In other words, did Yale waitlist us because we absolutely need to change something in our application? Or, is there a chance that our application was alright, even if it was not as good as the ones who got in, and that we could just wait for a spot to be freed in the class?


Hi Prospective Class of 2019,

My name is JC. I'm a current 2nd year at Booth and once a former waitlisted applicant, who frequented these forums when I applied way back in 2014.

That said, over the last year, I've had many one-on-one informal conversations with waitlisted candidates to share how I navigated the process and decided to consolidate all that info into a single, distributable post. To that end, I recently wrote a medium post on tactics for improving your chances on the waitlist based on my personal experience and research.

Though the case study I run through is about my own process with Booth, I believe many of the tactics are broadly applicable.

Hope this helps and best of luck!

https://medium.com/@positivelyjc/so-youve-been-waitlisted-now-what-cfc344779153#.xepc3d990

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Hey Guys !

Anyone received feedback on their applications yet ?
I mailed the waitlist email ID a week ago, and got an automated mail confirming they'd get back to me. However, no luck so far.

Should I send them a reminder or wait it out ?

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Anyone received feedback on their applications yet ?
I mailed the waitlist email ID a week ago, and got an automated mail confirming they'd get back to me. However, no luck so far.

Should I send them a reminder or wait it out ?

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Wait it out. They've likely been inundated with similar requests and are getting through them. Also keep in mind that we're getting closer to the US holiday season so the school will be on holiday soon.


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Are we going to receive feedback on our application??? As far as I know, usually adcom gives no any feedback. Only self-assessment is adviced


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Hey guys-

Waitlisted in R1. That was a rough day.

So I emailed the SOM waitlist a few weeks later. I asked if there was anything I could work on in my application, and I received a reply saying there was nothing specific that I needed to work on, sometimes it's just a matter of waiting.

This puts me in a tough situation. Realistically, I'm not going to be promoted or achieve anything notable in the next two months. Is it really just a matter of waiting? I don't know what else to do. I did apply to a separate school at Yale (joint degree) and I'm hoping I can get accepted to that program and let the adcom know before March. Any thoughts on continuing to update the adcom when there's not much you have to say?


If you don't have much to say, I wouldn't bother adcom. People get accepted off wait lists without doing anything at all, only waiting (really).

If you want to do something to show your interest then If you're near campus, do a tour. Go to an event near you if there is one of you want (hey, there's usually free food at least and maybe you can ask some questions about the wait list). Not mandatory by any means. Just some ideas.


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If you don't have much to say, I wouldn't bother adcom. People get accepted off wait lists without doing anything at all, only waiting (really).

If you want to do something to show your interest then If you're near campus, do a tour. Go to an event near you if there is one of you want (hey, there's usually free food at least and maybe you can ask some questions about the wait list). Not mandatory by any means. Just some ideas.


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Yeah sounds reasonable. I actually live in New Haven and interviewed at SOM. I guess there's not much I can do for now!

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If you don't have much to say, I wouldn't bother adcom. People get accepted off wait lists without doing anything at all, only waiting (really).

If you want to do something to show your interest then If you're near campus, do a tour. Go to an event near you if there is one of you want (hey, there's usually free food at least and maybe you can ask some questions about the wait list). Not mandatory by any means. Just some ideas.


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Yeah sounds reasonable. I actually live in New Haven and interviewed at SOM. I guess there's not much I can do for now!


Haha then nope! Don't be a stalker ;)


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As I felt that I would be waitlisted, I started reading about this strange limbo situation last week. From my readings, I understood that to be admitted off the waitlist, we need to update something in our profile - promotion, GMAT score, quant classes, new recommendation, etc., and to notify the school about this change.

However, I was wondering if it ever happened in the past that someone who did not send any update about his or her profile finally got admitted off the waitlist?
In other words, did Yale waitlist us because we absolutely need to change something in our application? Or, is there a chance that our application was alright, even if it was not as good as the ones who got in, and that we could just wait for a spot to be freed in the class?


Hi Prospective Class of 2019,

My name is JC. I'm a current 2nd year at Booth and once a former waitlisted applicant, who frequented these forums when I applied way back in 2014.

That said, over the last year, I've had many one-on-one informal conversations with waitlisted candidates to share how I navigated the process and decided to consolidate all that info into a single, distributable post. To that end, I recently wrote a medium post on tactics for improving your chances on the waitlist based on my personal experience and research.

Though the case study I run through is about my own process with Booth, I believe many of the tactics are broadly applicable.

Hope this helps and best of luck!

https://medium.com/@positivelyjc/so-youve-been-waitlisted-now-what-cfc344779153#.xepc3d990


Thanks a lot JC ! Your post was extremely helpful in compiling my own waitlist update for SOM

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This thread is very quiet, but updating to say I was accepted from the WL yesterday (there is hope). I saw two other people on ClearAdmit with a similar status. For anyone reading this now/in the future, I know how exhausting the waiting process can be.

Steps I took: Accepted into a joint-degree at Yale and let AdCom know. Spoke to a professor from the program and mentioned that in my update (which was about 6 sentences total). DID NOT retake the GMAT/GRE, write an additional essay, etc. I sent three emails to AdCom in total. Some of the advice I've seen seems ridiculously extensive and downright bothersome to the admissions team. Good luck to everyone wherever you find yourself. So thrilled and privileged to be attending SOM.

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