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New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:21
sigity wrote:
my phone is still off, but i have zero hope - it just seems like such a long shot...

the frustrating part of this is that I have been through this for two years now...waitlist, waitlist, ding, this is my fourth decision date...and i'm so used to the drill that I can't imagine a positive response.



Don't give up man. Check your voicemail!!

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:24
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my phone is still off, but i have zero hope - it just seems like such a long shot...

the frustrating part of this is that I have been through this for two years now...waitlist, waitlist, ding, this is my fourth decision date...and i'm so used to the drill that I can't imagine a positive response.



Hang tight man. It ain't over til its over. And if not, there are other schools. You will get in this year - believe it.

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:31
thanks for the support guys...i hope you are right.

but i swore I wouldn't turn it on till 5, so I can concentrate at work (obviously, that hasn't worked).

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:34
sigity wrote:
thanks for the support guys...i hope you are right.

but i swore I wouldn't turn it on till 5, so I can concentrate at work (obviously, that hasn't worked).


Hey if you don't turn it back on, how would you know how much scholly you get?
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New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:40
i am happy for everyone who got in but sad for myself....so I guess there is no hope left for those of us in the US...I thought I read somewhere that they said they might not be able to get to everyone before the deadline.....i so hope thats true

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:50
sigity wrote:
thanks for the support guys...i hope you are right.

but i swore I wouldn't turn it on till 5, so I can concentrate at work (obviously, that hasn't worked).


Sigity don't lose hope - but turn on your phone!

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:54
Solid showing by GMATclub today! Congrats to all who got in! Gotta get my app in for R2!
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New post 17 Dec 2008, 16:10
i turned it on...

no dice.

congrats to everyone who got in - enjoy a great school.

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 16:18
So how does it work from here? Is there absolutely no hope if you haven't heard anything or is there still a chance? (assuming you were right by your phone all the time and they probably did not try to call and just missed you).

It's 1:15 am over here, so I am going to go to sleep. Looks like I will not be fortunate enough to have to choose between two of the best schools in the world, but I am delighted with the cards I was dealt (Kellogg).

Congratulations to everyone who got in. You are a fantastic bunch and I know you are headed for the best two years in your life! See you at the joint events that I heard they have:)

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 16:51
I am in!

Just got the email saying that they would call me at a specific time due to the time difference!

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I am in!

Just got the email saying that they would call me at a specific time due to the time difference!


Congrats!!! Very happy for you.

Regarding the notification process, anyone share my perspective that making calls throughout the day before D-day is a cruel way of informing applicants of the decision? This isn't bitterness talking - it's just a sincere opinion that they should reconsider their process. Having to wait all day while others get calls is tortuous. I would imagine this is true even for those who get calls, particularly when they come late in the day. My guess is that they prefer to call before decisions are released simply because they think it adds a nice personal touch, which it certainly does. But it also adds an enormous amount of unnecessary stress to all but the luckiest few applicants who get calls very early in the morning and don't have to wait. My sense is that most people would feel just as welcomed if they received their acceptances online on D-day. And it sure would make life easier for those who are denied. I'd still suggest that they make calls to admits (it's a nice touch), but I think they should do so after decisions are released.

Not bitter, not angry. Just a suggestion. I think it'd make things a lot more pleasant for everyone involved, both admits and dings.

Any thoughts on this?

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 17:21
I agree. However I'd also suggest that Kellogg tackles this issue first. Their calls over 1.5 month - that's cruel.

I must say that HBS seems to be leading the way this year: all decisions come at the same time + their interview notification (750 sent out) was by far the most transparent among M7.

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krispy wrote:
I am in!

Just got the email saying that they would call me at a specific time due to the time difference!


Congrats!!! Very happy for you.

Regarding the notification process, anyone share my perspective that making calls throughout the day before D-day is a cruel way of informing applicants of the decision? This isn't bitterness talking - it's just a sincere opinion that they should reconsider their process. Having to wait all day while others get calls is tortuous. I would imagine this is true even for those who get calls, particularly when they come late in the day. My guess is that they prefer to call before decisions are released simply because they think it adds a nice personal touch, which it certainly does. But it also adds an enormous amount of unnecessary stress to all but the luckiest few applicants who get calls very early in the morning and don't have to wait. My sense is that most people would feel just as welcomed if they received their acceptances online on D-day. And it sure would make life easier for those who are denied. I'd still suggest that they make calls to admits (it's a nice touch), but I think they should do so after decisions are released.

Not bitter, not angry. Just a suggestion. I think it'd make things a lot more pleasant for everyone involved, both admits and dings.

Any thoughts on this?

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krispy wrote:
I am in!

Just got the email saying that they would call me at a specific time due to the time difference!


Congrats!!! Very happy for you.

Regarding the notification process, anyone share my perspective that making calls throughout the day before D-day is a cruel way of informing applicants of the decision? This isn't bitterness talking - it's just a sincere opinion that they should reconsider their process. Having to wait all day while others get calls is tortuous. I would imagine this is true even for those who get calls, particularly when they come late in the day. My guess is that they prefer to call before decisions are released simply because they think it adds a nice personal touch, which it certainly does. But it also adds an enormous amount of unnecessary stress to all but the luckiest few applicants who get calls very early in the morning and don't have to wait. My sense is that most people would feel just as welcomed if they received their acceptances online on D-day. And it sure would make life easier for those who are denied. I'd still suggest that they make calls to admits (it's a nice touch), but I think they should do so after decisions are released.

Not bitter, not angry. Just a suggestion. I think it'd make things a lot more pleasant for everyone involved, both admits and dings.

Any thoughts on this?


I am bitter and angry and I will state that flat out. However, you have to realize that 90% of the applicant pool does not check sites like BW or GMATClub. They have no idea who is getting calls and who is not. They only know if they receive one or they don't. Otherwise, they get on with their lives. We don't make up the whole applicant pool.
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krispy wrote:
I am in!

Just got the email saying that they would call me at a specific time due to the time difference!


Congrats!!! Very happy for you.

Regarding the notification process, anyone share my perspective that making calls throughout the day before D-day is a cruel way of informing applicants of the decision? This isn't bitterness talking - it's just a sincere opinion that they should reconsider their process. Having to wait all day while others get calls is tortuous. I would imagine this is true even for those who get calls, particularly when they come late in the day. My guess is that they prefer to call before decisions are released simply because they think it adds a nice personal touch, which it certainly does. But it also adds an enormous amount of unnecessary stress to all but the luckiest few applicants who get calls very early in the morning and don't have to wait. My sense is that most people would feel just as welcomed if they received their acceptances online on D-day. And it sure would make life easier for those who are denied. I'd still suggest that they make calls to admits (it's a nice touch), but I think they should do so after decisions are released.

Not bitter, not angry. Just a suggestion. I think it'd make things a lot more pleasant for everyone involved, both admits and dings.

Any thoughts on this?


I am bitter and angry and I will state that flat out. However, you have to realize that 90% of the applicant pool does not check sites like BW or GMATClub. They have no idea who is getting calls and who is not. They only know if they receive one or they don't. Otherwise, they get on with their lives. We don't make up the whole applicant pool.


That's a good point. Ignorance is truly bliss when it comes to understanding Booth's process.

Agree about HBS - I think they've found a good approach. Wharton as well. When the denial comes, it's clear and quick. No hanging you by a thread.

And don't get me wrong, I'm certainly bitter. Haha. I just don't think my bitterness is influencing my perspective on how Booth handles notifications. I've had this opinion for the past several weeks and wasn't looking forward to experiencing today, regardless of the outcome.

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agold wrote:
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krispy wrote:
I am in!

Just got the email saying that they would call me at a specific time due to the time difference!


Congrats!!! Very happy for you.

Regarding the notification process, anyone share my perspective that making calls throughout the day before D-day is a cruel way of informing applicants of the decision? This isn't bitterness talking - it's just a sincere opinion that they should reconsider their process. Having to wait all day while others get calls is tortuous. I would imagine this is true even for those who get calls, particularly when they come late in the day. My guess is that they prefer to call before decisions are released simply because they think it adds a nice personal touch, which it certainly does. But it also adds an enormous amount of unnecessary stress to all but the luckiest few applicants who get calls very early in the morning and don't have to wait. My sense is that most people would feel just as welcomed if they received their acceptances online on D-day. And it sure would make life easier for those who are denied. I'd still suggest that they make calls to admits (it's a nice touch), but I think they should do so after decisions are released.

Not bitter, not angry. Just a suggestion. I think it'd make things a lot more pleasant for everyone involved, both admits and dings.

Any thoughts on this?


I am bitter and angry and I will state that flat out. However, you have to realize that 90% of the applicant pool does not check sites like BW or GMATClub. They have no idea who is getting calls and who is not. They only know if they receive one or they don't. Otherwise, they get on with their lives. We don't make up the whole applicant pool.



I think it is cruel. I really don't like it and almost had a heart attack. There must be a better way... HBS's way is alright thought, the "you can get an interview invite until the very last day" isn't amazing.

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 17:48
is that it guys for people who did not get the calls?
wow this really is heartbreaking, hours and hours ..... of preparation, applied to 4 schools, nothing panned out.
i have to seriously think about my application before i attempt the next one.
congrats to people who got in. i envy you but very happy for you.

jeez, i simply cannot think of one more year of job. i was already dreaming about getting to a school in 2009.
i just can't seem to get over my misery

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 18:19
Congratulations to all who got in! No call for me, but I'm international, so I guess there's a shred of hope. Ah well, on to R2...
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Got the congrats call today as well. Added my profile to the profile thread. :P

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New post 18 Dec 2008, 02:19
Definitely a good sweep for Gmatclub yesterday. Congratulations on the admits to all members, especially those who showed their passion for the school over the last months (ac, soni, terp26 come to mind).

I am close to those who did not (yet) get the yearned-for call. Hold your head high, agold, you will be fine in the end.

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is that it guys for people who did not get the calls?
wow this really is heartbreaking, hours and hours ..... of preparation, applied to 4 schools, nothing panned out.
i have to seriously think about my application before i attempt the next one.
congrats to people who got in. i envy you but very happy for you.

jeez, i simply cannot think of one more year of job. i was already dreaming about getting to a school in 2009.
i just can't seem to get over my misery



Don't give up just yet. I would imagine that at the least there is still hope of being on the waitlist. Can someone confirm this?

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