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# Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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Intern
Joined: 30 Dec 2012
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Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
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GPA: 4
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
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24 Jan 2013, 03:40
MBA2ER wrote:
mkasthe wrote:
ak2012 wrote:
andyandy, when is the R2 mid-decision date? I'll update the front page with that date.

Posted from my mobile device

Mid-Decision date for R2 is February 13th

ah you're right, somehow i had it in my head that it will be Jan 29th... bummer Feb 13th is SO far away!

I'm probably checking the application page 9-10 times a day, if the adcom tracks the accesses to the system they'll probably think I'm crazy...LOL

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 5

Intern
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Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 6

Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q40 V49
GPA: 2.96
WE: Information Technology (Other)
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24 Jan 2013, 08:36
does this mean no interview calls for R2 have gone out yet?

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Intern
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 35

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 19

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.4
WE: Research (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
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24 Jan 2013, 11:41
mkasthe wrote:

I'm probably checking the application page 9-10 times a day, if the adcom tracks the accesses to the system they'll probably think I'm crazy...LOL

What are other people doing in the interim? Other than writing down the mid-decision dates, I've quit the process cold-turkey, deleting browser links, packing away the GMAT books, etc.

Making some changes at work, working on my first book, and losing some weight = my goals until late March.
_________________

-Onward, tomorrow.

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Manager
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Schools: Booth '15 (M)
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24 Jan 2013, 13:37
sid28 wrote:
does this mean no interview calls for R2 have gone out yet?

Interview invites/rejections go out the same day at the same time on Feb 13.

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Intern
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GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.81
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29 Jan 2013, 13:19
I much prefer Chicago's method. Chicago = 1 day of stress for interview/ding; Wharton = 25 days of stress when they might email you before they ding anyone.

Hoping work and golf will take my mind off it until the 13th

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29 Jan 2013, 14:18
when can we expect interview invites for r2?

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Intern
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Location: United States
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GPA: 3.5
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29 Jan 2013, 14:35
ak2012 wrote:
andyandy wrote:
In for Round 2. Suddenly the mid-decision date seems really far away!

andyandy, when is the R2 mid-decision date? I'll update the front page with that date.

Posted from my mobile device

I also have the mid-decision date for round 3 as April 24th, in case you want to make an update.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 5

Intern
Joined: 07 Oct 2012
Posts: 45

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 23

Schools: Booth '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
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29 Jan 2013, 14:45
Wanted to get out a post before all the craziness from Rd 2 invites/acceptances start:

If I am planning to live in the downtown/south-loop area, what is the best time to visit apartment buildings and sign leases?

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Intern
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Concentration: Finance
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29 Jan 2013, 18:32
DCNative wrote:
I much prefer Chicago's method. Chicago = 1 day of stress for interview/ding; Wharton = 25 days of stress when they might email you before they ding anyone.

Hoping work and golf will take my mind off it until the 13th

My thoughts exactly!

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Concentration: Strategy, General Management
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29 Jan 2013, 20:46
dwinters wrote:
Wanted to get out a post before all the craziness from Rd 2 invites/acceptances start:

If I am planning to live in the downtown/south-loop area, what is the best time to visit apartment buildings and sign leases?

dwinters, are you coming to admit weekend? There is a housing tour planned for the second day.

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29 Jan 2013, 20:49
andyandy wrote:

I also have the mid-decision date for round 3 as April 24th, in case you want to make an update.

Thanks! I updated the front page post.

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30 Jan 2013, 05:56
have any international applicant received the R2 interview invitation?

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Intern
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Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
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GPA: 4
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
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30 Jan 2013, 06:14
Thousands wrote:
have any international applicant received the R2 interview invitation?

Nope. Nothing here..

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30 Jan 2013, 06:31
Thousands wrote:
have any international applicant received the R2 interview invitation?

All invites (domestic and international) go out on February 13th.

Posted from my mobile device

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30 Jan 2013, 19:56
Retake GMAT after being admitted in hopes of scholarship? This might be ridiculous, does anyone know anything about this? I got in round 1, and now I'm starting to take a hard look at those \$50,000 tuition payments (makes each time I held off on the guac at chipotle a little less meaningful). I'd say the weakest part of my app was my GMAT (720 with sub-70 percentile quant and very high verbal). Would bringing up this score make me a viable scholarship candidate or is this foolish? Thanks guys!

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Intern
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31 Jan 2013, 05:15
Waiting for the interview invites is a pain

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Location: United States
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31 Jan 2013, 12:51
lennoxRU wrote:
Hi guys,

For those who missed it, here is a transcript of "Entrepreneurship at Booth" chat conducted today.

GL!

Good stuff; thanks!

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03 Feb 2013, 12:24
Anyone in their research come across round 3 applicants who get 20+k in scholarships? Is this still a possibility?

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03 Feb 2013, 15:09
trentsteel wrote:
AlphaStylist wrote:
Waiting for the interview invites is a pain

At least they give a date certain for the notification. In my opinion it makes it much more bearable than "we start issuing invites the day after applications are due and continue all the way up until the admission decision deadline". With Booth you submit and don't need to worry about what may or may not hit your inbox until the 13th. On the 13th if you were going to be denied without interview they stop your suffering early.

I really do hop that they 'end' my suffering on the 13th!

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04 Feb 2013, 14:51
schumacher24 wrote:
I beg to differ.. I had an admit from Booth last year and spoke to quite a few current students... Though the adcoms will not admit it, when all else is nearly equal (as it shud be for admitted applicants), the GMAT score is one of the main drivers of fellowship consideration... The Tobaccowala Fellowship for Indian students at Chicago Booth went to a guy with a 780 on the GMAT

So yes it is worth retaking the GMAT and scoring in excess of 770.

cheetarah1980 wrote:
dwal44 wrote:
Retake GMAT after being admitted in hopes of scholarship? This might be ridiculous, does anyone know anything about this? I got in round 1, and now I'm starting to take a hard look at those \$50,000 tuition payments (makes each time I held off on the guac at chipotle a little less meaningful). I'd say the weakest part of my app was my GMAT (720 with sub-70 percentile quant and very high verbal). Would bringing up this score make me a viable scholarship candidate or is this foolish? Thanks guys!

Waste of time. GMAT score is small factor for fellowship consideration. Plus consideration for fellowships is the application you submitted for admission and possibly an additional essay (if required). Not everyone qualifies for every available award. I would talk to financial aid about your concerns and see if there are any fellowships they feel you should apply for. But I don't think retaking the GMAT will have any bearing on the money you could get from Booth.

Would they even accept a higher GMAT though after the application is finished? It is certainly worth it to ask admissions before re-taking. They can shed light better on this.

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