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# Kellogg 2013 - Calling All Waitlist Applicants

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21 Mar 2013, 08:34
Hi all, along with MBAtLast I am a new joiner from R2. Very helpful reading the early posts in this forum.

I'm hoping that the right answer on April 16th would mean we get to go to DAK!
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21 Mar 2013, 09:50
Feel a bit late to the party, but here I am, on the Kellogg WL as an R2 Applicant. Looks like the chances of getting off the WL are very small, and require very active management to induce movement. Congrats to all those that have clawed their way off of the WL! Reading your posts carefully...
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21 Mar 2013, 10:27
MBAtLast wrote:
Dakells wrote:
MBAtLast wrote:
Hi all- round 2-er here who was added to the waitlist this morning. I'm sure there's a bunch of us who will be joining you on this thread over the course of today. Part of me is kind of bummed, but I know that this is better than a ding. Reading through your earlier posts has helped me prepare for what's to come.

Here's a question that totally falls into the "counting my chickens before they're hatched" bucket: anyone know when the remaining DAKs are? I feel like I haven't been able to spend as much "quality time" with Kellogg as I would have liked, and as I have with other schools, and I feel like Kellogg could very well be my first choice. It would be heartbreaking to miss the DAK experience, if I'm fortunate enough to get an eventual acceptance.

Hi MBAtLast! Welcome to the club! As far as I know, the only remaining DAK is April 19-20, so unfortunately I imagine you won't be hearing anything before then. Not sure if your communication dates are the same as ours, but our next date is April 16th, not a lot of time before the wknd, ha! Good luck, looks like you've got an awesome admit though in the event things don't work out at kellogg!

Thanks! Yeah, it's a quandry, but you're right: for now at least I'm going somewhere! We were also told that the next update date is April 16th. From reading through the posts, it sounds like maybe people did hear earlier than the status update dates for R1? Or did I read that incorrectly?

Hmm, I don't recall anyone hearing earlier, there might have been one person who found out like the night before, but I don't remember anyone hearing days or weeks before, could be wrong though. Off the top of my head, on GMAT Club, only about 4 people have said they were accepted off the waitlist.
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22 Mar 2013, 00:56
I am also in... Just to check whether the following is true: If I send no updates to Kellogg in the following month, I will not be accepted almost for sure.
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22 Mar 2013, 05:17
darkdoug wrote:
I am also in... Just to check whether the following is true: If I send no updates to Kellogg in the following month, I will not be accepted almost for sure.

I don't think so.
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22 Mar 2013, 05:19
rainfall wrote:
darkdoug wrote:
I am also in... Just to check whether the following is true: If I send no updates to Kellogg in the following month, I will not be accepted almost for sure.

I don't think so.

There is probably an upper limit to the number of times you can respond with the same generic 'I did XXX this month' type of updates. I will likely send a short email reiterating my interest, but I have no update that would actually add value to my application. I would suspect that this is true of most of us.
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22 Mar 2013, 06:35
Zomba wrote:
rainfall wrote:
darkdoug wrote:
I am also in... Just to check whether the following is true: If I send no updates to Kellogg in the following month, I will not be accepted almost for sure.

I don't think so.

There is probably an upper limit to the number of times you can respond with the same generic 'I did XXX this month' type of updates. I will likely send a short email reiterating my interest, but I have no update that would actually add value to my application. I would suspect that this is true of most of us.

Agreed. I definitely don't have anything of value to update so probably won't send anything. I actually think as long as you contact your WL manager and express your interest, even if you don't send an update you could still get in. If they like you and you fit the profile of whatever they're looking for, they're not going to not take you because you didn't send in an update. Especially if you're round 2 and applied more recently.
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23 Mar 2013, 13:37
Hi All,

Just found this topic, and unfortunately, I got waitlisted at Kellogg in Rd 2. Has anyone from round 2 contacted their waitlist managers yet? I recently got a promotion and would like to update the adcom. Is this the type of information they want updates on? Should I be detailing the projects I am working on in my new role and the number of direct reports I now have?

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24 Mar 2013, 06:59
ldryan wrote:
Hi All,

Just found this topic, and unfortunately, I got waitlisted at Kellogg in Rd 2. Has anyone from round 2 contacted their waitlist managers yet? I recently got a promotion and would like to update the adcom. Is this the type of information they want updates on? Should I be detailing the projects I am working on in my new role and the number of direct reports I now have?

According to the FAQs on the site, we're not supposed to contact our waitlist managers until April 1. But yes, I think that would be the kind of update they would look for.

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24 Mar 2013, 09:19
Hey all. RD 2 waitlister here as well. Question: so I live in the Chicago area but have never made the trip up to Evanston for a school visit (multiple reasons, including work obligations, a torn ACL, and the fact that I know a lot of Kellogg graduates that I've spoken to about the school so I think I have a pretty solid idea of the culture already). Do you guys think it makes a lot of sense to try to take a day off work and get up to Evanston this week prior to contacting the WL manager next week? It is kind of pain for me to do since I'm hobbling around on crutches right now and have had to take a lot of time off work recently for surgery and recovery, but if it could be a make-or-break question if it comes up when speaking to the WL manager, I could wince through a class visit, info session, etc.
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24 Mar 2013, 10:35
Hi Everyone,

I am in a unique situation and need your help/ thoughts on this:

I had applied for a 2 year MBA, but have been waitlisted for 1 year program.

From what I see, I have 2 options:

Option 1. I point the error out to them.

I believe two things can happen here:

a. They might take me off the waitlist for 1 year (as they might feel I might not be interested in 1 year program) and reject me for the 2 year program as well to avoid the hassle.

b. They move me to the 2 year waitlist. In this case, my peer group would be different, evaluation process might be different, scoring might be different. I am not sure if they would re-evaluate me completely again. I dont know if this is even a possiblity.

Some basic stats from 2012:
1 year MBA: 500 applicants, 100 admits (I believe a higher quality apps here attributable to higher savings, lack of any alternatives in terms of 1 yr programs from other top schools)
2 year MBA: 4500 applicants, 550 admits

Option 2. I provide updates and reiterate an interest in 1 year program:

Not sure how this would work out. I am not sure how much movement there is on 1 year MBA waitlist. Kellogg pretty much has a monopoly in this space and there might be very few dropouts. Based on some observation on Gmatclub, even a stanford admit was waiting for waitlist results from Kellogg 1 year program.

Any thoughts on how to proceed?

PS: An MBA is very critical for me at this juncture for further career progression.
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24 Mar 2013, 12:02
Aximili85 wrote:
Hello all, ironically as I received an admit from INSEAD and Ross, Kellogg took me off its waitlist and gave me admission. I'm almost certain I will go with INSEAD, and am not even waiting for LBS' final decision. Going to write to Kellogg tonight to withdraw my admit.

Take care all and I wish you the best of luck with this process that takes so much out of you.

Congrats Aximili! All the best!
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24 Mar 2013, 12:23
giusippe wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I am in a unique situation and need your help/ thoughts on this:

I had applied for a 2 year MBA, but have been waitlisted for 1 year program.

From what I see, I have 2 options:

Option 1. I point the error out to them.

I believe two things can happen here:

a. They might take me off the waitlist for 1 year (as they might feel I might not be interested in 1 year program) and reject me for the 2 year program as well to avoid the hassle.

b. They move me to the 2 year waitlist. In this case, my peer group would be different, evaluation process might be different, scoring might be different. I am not sure if they would re-evaluate me completely again. I dont know if this is even a possiblity.

Some basic stats from 2012:
1 year MBA: 500 applicants, 100 admits (I believe a higher quality apps here attributable to higher savings, lack of any alternatives in terms of 1 yr programs from other top schools)
2 year MBA: 4500 applicants, 550 admits

Option 2. I provide updates and reiterate an interest in 1 year program:

Not sure how this would work out. I am not sure how much movement there is on 1 year MBA waitlist. Kellogg pretty much has a monopoly in this space and there might be very few dropouts. Based on some observation on Gmatclub, even a stanford admit was waiting for waitlist results from Kellogg 1 year program.

Any thoughts on how to proceed?

PS: An MBA is very critical for me at this juncture for further career progression.

I would figure out who your waitlist manager is and give them a call. You probably need to get on the waitlist you're supposed to be on - I don't think there's any gaming the system on this mistake here.
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25 Mar 2013, 06:49
hookemhorns612 wrote:
giusippe wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I am in a unique situation and need your help/ thoughts on this:

I had applied for a 2 year MBA, but have been waitlisted for 1 year program.

From what I see, I have 2 options:

Option 1. I point the error out to them.

I believe two things can happen here:

a. They might take me off the waitlist for 1 year (as they might feel I might not be interested in 1 year program) and reject me for the 2 year program as well to avoid the hassle.

b. They move me to the 2 year waitlist. In this case, my peer group would be different, evaluation process might be different, scoring might be different. I am not sure if they would re-evaluate me completely again. I dont know if this is even a possiblity.

Some basic stats from 2012:
1 year MBA: 500 applicants, 100 admits (I believe a higher quality apps here attributable to higher savings, lack of any alternatives in terms of 1 yr programs from other top schools)
2 year MBA: 4500 applicants, 550 admits

Option 2. I provide updates and reiterate an interest in 1 year program:

Not sure how this would work out. I am not sure how much movement there is on 1 year MBA waitlist. Kellogg pretty much has a monopoly in this space and there might be very few dropouts. Based on some observation on Gmatclub, even a stanford admit was waiting for waitlist results from Kellogg 1 year program.

Any thoughts on how to proceed?

PS: An MBA is very critical for me at this juncture for further career progression.

I would figure out who your waitlist manager is and give them a call. You probably need to get on the waitlist you're supposed to be on - I don't think there's any gaming the system on this mistake here.

Agreed. I think you should tell your waitlist manager about the mistake. They will review your application again next month and I am sure they will notice that you applied to the 2 year anyway. If they were going to get to the point where they were going to offer you admission, they definitely would have looked at your application close enough to notice it was for the 2 year program. Any chance the letter said they thought you would be a better fit for the 1-year or just that you are on the 1-yr waitlist?
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25 Mar 2013, 06:55
Hey all. RD 2 waitlister here as well. Question: so I live in the Chicago area but have never made the trip up to Evanston for a school visit (multiple reasons, including work obligations, a torn ACL, and the fact that I know a lot of Kellogg graduates that I've spoken to about the school so I think I have a pretty solid idea of the culture already). Do you guys think it makes a lot of sense to try to take a day off work and get up to Evanston this week prior to contacting the WL manager next week? It is kind of pain for me to do since I'm hobbling around on crutches right now and have had to take a lot of time off work recently for surgery and recovery, but if it could be a make-or-break question if it comes up when speaking to the WL manager, I could wince through a class visit, info session, etc.

Bums about the torn ACL, I had that a few years ago, definitely a long recovery. I do think it would be a good idea to go to campus, however, I don't think you need to do it before you call your waitlist manager. They will likely tell you they will be reviewing your application at the end of April or some time like that so if you have any updates to send before then. So I think it would be better if you visited before you sent your update and then mentioned how great your visit was in your update. That should give you enough time to be a little more mobile. Even though you have friends who are alums, it can't hurt to mention your impressions from the class you visited or discussions with current students who have similar career interests.
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25 Mar 2013, 07:01
Dakells wrote:
Agreed. I think you should tell your waitlist manager about the mistake. They will review your application again next month and I am sure they will notice that you applied to the 2 year anyway. If they were going to get to the point where they were going to offer you admission, they definitely would have looked at your application close enough to notice it was for the 2 year program. Any chance the letter said they thought you would be a better fit for the 1-year or just that you are on the 1-yr waitlist?

They just said, I am on the 1 yr waitlist!

I just hope they would review my application if I point this out to them... instead of rejecting me outright!
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25 Mar 2013, 07:33
giusippe wrote:
Dakells wrote:
Agreed. I think you should tell your waitlist manager about the mistake. They will review your application again next month and I am sure they will notice that you applied to the 2 year anyway. If they were going to get to the point where they were going to offer you admission, they definitely would have looked at your application close enough to notice it was for the 2 year program. Any chance the letter said they thought you would be a better fit for the 1-year or just that you are on the 1-yr waitlist?

They just said, I am on the 1 yr waitlist!

I just hope they would review my application if I point this out to them... instead of rejecting me outright!

Who knows, they could do the opposite and accept you outright! I really don't think they would reject you without first reviewing you again, especially since they've made a mistake. It's actually probably less of a hassle to them to just move you to the 2 year waitlist.
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25 Mar 2013, 07:57
Dakells wrote:
Bums about the torn ACL, I had that a few years ago, definitely a long recovery. I do think it would be a good idea to go to campus, however, I don't think you need to do it before you call your waitlist manager. They will likely tell you they will be reviewing your application at the end of April or some time like that so if you have any updates to send before then. So I think it would be better if you visited before you sent your update and then mentioned how great your visit was in your update. That should give you enough time to be a little more mobile. Even though you have friends who are alums, it can't hurt to mention your impressions from the class you visited or discussions with current students who have similar career interests.

Makes sense. Thanks for the advice. Good luck to you!
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25 Mar 2013, 10:42
Dakells wrote:
giusippe wrote:
Dakells wrote:
Agreed. I think you should tell your waitlist manager about the mistake. They will review your application again next month and I am sure they will notice that you applied to the 2 year anyway. If they were going to get to the point where they were going to offer you admission, they definitely would have looked at your application close enough to notice it was for the 2 year program. Any chance the letter said they thought you would be a better fit for the 1-year or just that you are on the 1-yr waitlist?

They just said, I am on the 1 yr waitlist!

I just hope they would review my application if I point this out to them... instead of rejecting me outright!

Who knows, they could do the opposite and accept you outright! I really don't think they would reject you without first reviewing you again, especially since they've made a mistake. It's actually probably less of a hassle to them to just move you to the 2 year waitlist.

Yeah, you re right. it can go either ways. Maybe I ll wait until 1st april, talk with my waitlist manager and see what he has to say about my app.
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25 Mar 2013, 11:16
giusippe wrote:
Hi Everyone,
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Some basic stats from 2012:
1 year MBA: 500 applicants, 100 admits (I believe a higher quality apps here attributable to higher savings, lack of any alternatives in terms of 1 yr programs from other top schools)
2 year MBA: 4500 applicants, 550 admits
.

Wow, I thought Kellogg was close to 20% acceptance rate ? some one correct me btw, I am also a R2 WL here
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