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New post 26 Nov 2008, 18:27
I haven't submit my application for all the schools I want to go yet. But I did receive some emails from the GMASS search (I opted in when I took my GMAT) from schools that are not really on my list. I got quite a few from Berkeley Haas one or two from MIT. Is that a good thing to have? Does that mean they are interested in my profile? Or, does anyone who opted in will get emails like this? Should I start considering these schools as well?

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New post 26 Nov 2008, 18:55
I also opted in for those emails....after the GMAT I got messages from: Haas, MIT, Cornell, NYU. I think I got messages from other schools as well, those 4 just sent me the most.

I don't think it means anything. I suspect that they have certain mass emails set to go out based on certain profile criteria. For instance, NYU and MIT both sent me messages about women in business.

I'd say, if you're interested in those schools, then apply. But don't apply just because you're getting messages from them.

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New post 26 Nov 2008, 20:04
I guess that is exactly it. profile + gmat score = possible interest in you (and particularly by being a woman I think it might help also)

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New post 06 Dec 2008, 07:53
before u click delete on all of them, read them carefully, some of those e-mails can be worth a lot.
some schools will send u application fee waivers.
even if you don't want to go to that school, you can possibly use it as a "practice" application.
it's probably a bit unethical (since you're lowering the chances of other serious applicants), but just a thought.

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New post 06 Dec 2008, 09:31
good point RMaven, however i can't imagine many applicants putting their recommenders through a practice application.

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New post 06 Dec 2008, 15:38
buffdaddy wrote:
good point RMaven, however i can't imagine many applicants putting their recommenders through a practice application.


Not to mention it's a lot of effort to write extra essays...

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New post 06 Dec 2008, 20:05
or it could be a good opportunity to learn about a program that you never really thought about for whatever reason.

For example, I received a invite to a Duke info-session the other day and chose to attend, even though I never seriously considered it before. Turns out they have a similar culture (by description) to some of the schools I'm most drawn to (i.e. Ross). I still hold some reservations on a personal level (location, lack of focus in Energy), but was pretty intrigued by the other aspects.

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New post 06 Dec 2008, 20:17
[quote="kidro2001"]or it could be a good opportunity to learn about a program that you never really thought about for whatever reason. [quote]

great point!

I wish there was a way though that I could opt out of certain emails - for instance, I'm not too interested in the Rollins MBA and get weekly emails from there. Wish I could select to opt out of those ones!

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New post 08 Dec 2008, 08:24
That's exactly what happened to me with Cornell. I went to a dinner/cocktail hour and met some alums and admissions folks. Ended up kick starting some research on the program....then I didn't get an interview invite so now I'm sure all my other aps are doomed.

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New post 08 Dec 2008, 10:40
I'm pretty sure i signed up for gmass emails... i did receive one from MIT.. but that's it. Do you guys get emails regularly?

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New post 08 Dec 2008, 13:07
I'm receiving way too many of those. Many US schools even though I'm not applying there, including one application fee waiver from a school I'd never heard of before.

Btw, I didn't know that after taking the whole GMAT I was supposed to be able to remember what my GPA was 6-7 years ago. What I put there is guaranteed to be wrong, do you guys think it would be a problem?
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New post 08 Dec 2008, 14:09
During first two month after my GMAT I was getting a lot of those emails – and from the US schools too, even though I indicated that I’m going to study in Europe/UK. Some even sent me very nice printed materials.

But I was very sad that both of my R1 schools sent me nothing… except from the remainder that the application date is approaching.

Now the flow of emails has almost stopped; but I still receive one or two occasionally.

I don't think that the wrong GPA will be a problem; btw, they have ranges for the GPA (if I remember correctly), and don't require the exact figure.

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