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Harvard Class of 2017 - Calling all Waitlisted Applicants

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New post 22 Apr 2015, 05:39
This is all just a terribly upsetting period of time :(
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New post 22 Apr 2015, 06:14
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Hi,

Long time lurker, finally posting. I also am on the WL and have a ton of anxiety from it! I know of 4 people who have gotten off so far (1 two weeks ago, and 3 people in the last two days). I think based on the email we received today, they have finalized the 20 people and we'll be in the next round.


Thanks for sharing. If I may, what industries were represented by those admitted? Since the WL is about building a class, perhaps their 'bucket' was underrepresented in the R3 applicants.

Seems like those who remain on the WL are competing against the R3 interviewed candidates in their 'bucket'.
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guacamolegurl wrote:
Hi,

Long time lurker, finally posting. I also am on the WL and have a ton of anxiety from it! I know of 4 people who have gotten off so far (1 two weeks ago, and 3 people in the last two days). I think based on the email we received today, they have finalized the 20 people and we'll be in the next round.


Thanks for sharing. If I may, what industries were represented by those admitted? Since the WL is about building a class, perhaps their 'bucket' was underrepresented in the R3 applicants.

Seems like those who remain on the WL are competing against the R3 interviewed candidates in their 'bucket'.


If you also know if they "did" anything while on the waitlist - i.e., wrote in, had others make calls - could you please share?
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New post 22 Apr 2015, 10:08
I don't know these people too well at all, it's all been "friend of a friend" that I've heard so don't have much to share there!

I'm just speculating a good amount of calls have gone out so figured I'd reply and share my knowledge; I know this wait is horrible!
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New post 22 Apr 2015, 10:58
The people I know from last year/this year who got off the waitlist did not send in any additional letters but may have had an alumni call on their behalf. I sent two updates between Round 1 WL and Round 2, and it didnt do anything to help my chances. That being said, it is very hard to sit and do nothing!
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New post 24 Apr 2015, 01:47
Here is Admit/Ding Summary of HBS waitlisted applicants (as per GMAT Club profile updates.)

Admitted from Waitlist: 1

Dinged: 5 (3 on 15th April, remaining 2 on 16th and 17th April)



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New post 27 Apr 2015, 10:28
In last week's email, they mentioned a "few decisions" could be finalized soon - I wonder if this could happen this week since R2 deposits are due. Not really expecting anything until mid- to end of May, though, and will likely put my deposit down at another school for the time being. :/
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asdf12345 wrote:
In last week's email, they mentioned a "few decisions" could be finalized soon - I wonder if this could happen this week since R2 deposits are due. Not really expecting anything until mid- to end of May, though, and will likely put my deposit down at another school for the time being. :/


Yea I think there might be a few this week (below 5) but likely not much b/c everyone has the April 30th deadline - They don't need people telling them that. They have their own process and timeline and are going to stick to it.

The next big movement (hopefully) will be after 3rd round interviews and before that decision date, so something like May 5-13, that week.

Making a deposit at Kellogg this Thursday.
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New post 27 Apr 2015, 13:42
Yeah, agreed. I more meant that HBS has an earlier deposit deadline than a lot of other schools (I believe it is tomorrow vs. most other schools on Thursday), so if they wanted to be nice, they could try to let people in Wednesday/Thursday. Probably unlikely though and just wishful thinking
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New post 27 Apr 2015, 15:07
Hey everyone! Just realized that there was more than one page to this thread (embarrassingly). I'm also on the WL and am waiting to hear from HBS. I re-read some of what Eileen sent through, and it looks to me like the 20 people off the waitlist didn't necessarily need to fall in the same time period as the releases. Did anyone else think that or do you think / know that all 20 have already been given out? In that case, it would mean that we would have to see about R2 yield and R3 interviews, meaning I'm going to have to put a deposit down elsewhere and hope for the best.
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New post 28 Apr 2015, 17:28
Does anyone know when the HBS deposit was due? Today? Tomorrow?

Thanks.
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Does anyone know when the HBS deposit was due? Today? Tomorrow?

Thanks.


I believe it was yesterday (4/28) at 5 pm, but not 100% sure.
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Anybody heard of anything happening (either for you or others)?
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New post 30 Apr 2015, 08:10
I caught up with friends who are current students last night. They mentioned that one of their section visitors was admitted yesterday.
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New post 30 Apr 2015, 12:07
So stuff is happening next week...I guess 25% (10/40) ain't bad? Good luck to all. Let's do this.

It’s Eileen Chang with a waitlist update.

We are preparing for another wave of activity (both admit and release) and getting an update from those who are no longer interested in attending HBS would be most helpful.

If you have moved forward with other plans and would NOT accept an offer of admission if one were extended to you, please let us know.

A lot will be happening next week. We will have finished Round 3 interviews and will begin the final shaping of the class. We anticipate that next week we will be admitting a small number from the waitlist - about 10. We will also be releasing some of you, but at this point, we are not exactly sure how many. After we have the Round 3 results, we will have a better sense as to the number we feel comfortable releasing.

I have said this many times, but it is no less in its degree of sincerity - on behalf of the entire Admissions Board here at Harvard Business School, thank you all so much for your patience with our process. It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you over this Admissions season. We appreciate the time and effort you have invested in us.
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New post 30 Apr 2015, 12:15
I got the call recently with an offer, so I wanted to pass along the news. Based on what Consulting01803 said, it sounds like they admitted a few more people. Not sure if we were part of the "20" from her email a few weeks ago, but if not, there might be less than 40 of you left on the waitlist, and your odds could be higher than 25%. Best of luck to everyone!!
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asdf12345 wrote:
I got the call recently with an offer, so I wanted to pass along the news. Based on what Consulting01803 said, it sounds like they admitted a few more people. Not sure if we were part of the "20" from her email a few weeks ago, but if not, there might be less than 40 of you left on the waitlist, and your odds could be higher than 25%. Best of luck to everyone!!


Congrats asdf12345! Won't be the same on here without you, been a wild couple weeks on the boards. Figured yesterday there might be some movement in between their deadline and others' today.

One last question - What industry are you coming from?
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New post 30 Apr 2015, 12:57
Thanks, Cpt! I'm in consulting which I thought would be horrible since there's obviously such a large incoming % of consultants. Hope everything goes well for people here!
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asdf12345 wrote:
Thanks, Cpt! I'm in consulting which I thought would be horrible since there's obviously such a large incoming % of consultants. Hope everything goes well for people here!


Sorry Asdf...one more question...do you have to accept on the phone? do you get time? just wondering the mechanics
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You don't have to accept over the phone - you just have to send an email confirmation of your decision. If you email back and accept, then they'll add you into the system, send you the official letter, etc. (all of that takes 24 hours after you email back accepting the spot). Let me know if you have other questions!
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