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# Calling all Wharton Fall 09 Applicants

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16 Oct 2008, 11:50
straight from the letter I got from wharton oct 10

"The Admissions Committee will begin to release interview invitations on Thursday, October 23rd and will continue to release invitations on a daily basis until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November 13th. Due to the nature and complexity associated with the admissions process there is no particular order in which invitations are released. Also on November 13th, the Committee will release all final admissions decisions to candidates that are not being invited for an interview and therefore no longer being considered for admission."

so don't worry if you haven't received an interview invite yet, no else has either
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16 Oct 2008, 11:50
According to the email that Wharton sent out after Round 1 finished, interview invites start going on on the 23rd...so don't worry yet..
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16 Oct 2008, 13:22
Phweeew!!!
Thanks guys!!! OK, feel a lot calmer now.... will start stressing again after the 23rd then!
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16 Oct 2008, 17:20
Virflo wrote:
Phweeew!!!
Thanks guys!!! OK, feel a lot calmer now.... will start stressing again after the 23rd then!
Theoretically they may keep inviting R1 applicants all the way till R2 deadline so there is no need to stress out after 23rd. There is really no need to stress out at all, actually. You will eventually get into one school or another, anyways. Cases when people don't get accepted anywhere are quite rare, although there are several on this forum.
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19 Oct 2008, 09:13
Are there people here who submitted for Wharton on the last day before the deadline? I submitted on the 9th. Just wondering if anyone has there status as complete yet?
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19 Oct 2008, 10:57
CompanyMan wrote:
Are there people here who submitted for Wharton on the last day before the deadline? I submitted on the 9th. Just wondering if anyone has there status as complete yet?

I submitted on 10/8 and my status is complete
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19 Oct 2008, 14:35
Was planning a vacation, Dont know if I would want to receive an incomplete app email right in the middle of it.
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19 Oct 2008, 14:55
CompanyMan wrote:
Are there people here who submitted for Wharton on the last day before the deadline? I submitted on the 9th. Just wondering if anyone has there status as complete yet?

I submitted on the 9th and my status went to complete shortly thereafter.
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19 Oct 2008, 15:08
Should I ask you what time you submitted. or would that be a little too much?
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19 Oct 2008, 19:45
LOL. Around 9 AM PST so 12 PM EST. No worries, I'm sure you will go complete soon
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19 Oct 2008, 23:32
Just curious, does anybody know what the interview % for wharton? Admit rate is around 18% or so right?
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20 Oct 2008, 03:38
nomsg7111 wrote:
Just curious, does anybody know what the interview % for wharton? Admit rate is around 18% or so right?

I think someone mention previously that it's around 50%.

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20 Oct 2008, 06:47
nomsg7111 wrote:
Just curious, does anybody know what the interview % for wharton? Admit rate is around 18% or so right?

Just found this link in the vault:
103-p439212

So it is around 35% interview rate with a 50% acceptance rate of those interviewed.
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20 Oct 2008, 07:31
So they take alittle less than half huh? I wonder why they interview so many people, seems like they could weed out more from the applications.

If they take about 50% of the interviewees, they probably reject about 25% and waitlist the remaining 25%?

Are they primary looking to see if you will go to Wharton if accepted (aka fit)? or do they actually care how you answer your interview questions ?
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20 Oct 2008, 07:39
I think the primary purpose of interviewing is to humanize(if thats a word) the application, the application contains all those essays and achievements and such things can be tweaked to bring out only the positives.

With interviewing, the adcoms get a feel of the candidate, gives them an idea of how he talks, walks, and acts under pressure, and whether the person would be a likable/bearable in a team....

my point of view...
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20 Oct 2008, 07:50
yea I feel interview is more about presentation than content.
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20 Oct 2008, 09:46
Also, I'm sure a fair number of frauds are uncovered during interview. IE essay ghost-writers, people who can barely speak english, etc.
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20 Oct 2008, 13:40
Just checked my account, apparently I paid the Wharton fees twice, WTF

I better get in now......

PS: I am still received btw...
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20 Oct 2008, 20:13
CompanyMan wrote:
Just checked my account, apparently I paid the Wharton fees twice, WTF

I better get in now......

PS: I am still received btw...

Relax friends: if you pressed the 'submit' button before the deadline, the status will change to complete some time within a couple of weeks tops. Good luck!
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21 Oct 2008, 08:48
maverick2011 wrote:
nomsg7111 wrote:
Just curious, does anybody know what the interview % for wharton? Admit rate is around 18% or so right?

Just found this link in the vault:
103-p439212

So it is around 35% interview rate with a 50% acceptance rate of those interviewed.

I thought I remember hearing at an event that they try to interview 40% but sometimes could go up to 50%. 40% interview + 40 % accepted of those interviewed ~ 16% accep rate

the wait is painful!
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