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New post 30 May 2014, 12:16
Congrats to those who've started receiving calls and positive news!

There's a few of us that are really active on this thread that I'm sure would love to get you up to speed on our general decision thoughts (scroll back!) and Admit Weekend activities you may have missed. And there is of course a pretty spiffy welcome site + FB group that I'm sure you'll soon have access to.

Welcome and FIGHT ON!

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New post 30 May 2014, 12:49
Thanks everyone!

So my story goes something like this: 4 years of experience, working at the New York office of a Chinese investment bank, doing equity sales & trading. Undergrad I did engineering at Georgia Tech (how I went from engineering to equity sales is a whole other story).

I originally was planning to apply to schools for entry in 2015, but our team underwent a massive restructuring earlier this year and I decided to apply R3 while my references were still relevant and I still... had a job. I had a short amount of time to take GMATs and write essays, but my biggest hurdle was a very dismal sub-3.0 undergrad GPA. I applied to schools all over, but I had a big preference for the west coast schools. From the get-go, I really liked Marshall, but my boss is a UCLA alum and tried to steer me that direction. However, UCLA reminds me ALOT of Georgia Tech, where I had a very underwhelming undergraduate experience.

I interviewed at USC on May 15 and I immediately loved the school. I got along great with my interviewer and we could have talked for hours if not for the fact that he had another applicant coming in. As a Chinese broker, I take Chinese corporates marketing in SF/LA a lot and have visited UCLA/UCB/Stanford enough times to be a tour guide. However, this was my first visit to USC and it was super hectic as the entire campus was setting up for graduation ceremonies.

Since then, I have read this entire thread and learned a wealth of valuable information. So today I'm sitting at my desk at work when my phone lights up with a 213 number......

Currently I have still yet to hear back from Anderson and am on the waitlist at Ross, but it doesn't matter anymore. I made up my mind way back that its going to be USC. :)

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New post 30 May 2014, 15:43
holycao11 wrote:
sv2016 wrote:
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Just got the call and I'm in!

Will see everyone this fall! R3 applicant, interviewed on May 15. I'll introduce myself and give some more details about myself later, just wanted to share the news ASAP as I imagine some folks must be eagerly staring at their phones today.


Also, I forgot to ask, but did your status change online?


Just checked online and still shows nothing. I was told I should be expecting the packet in the mail sometime in the next 1-2 weeks.


Hello everyone! my first post on this forum :) Got the email notice from Marshall today and I am in too! The decision was also posted on the online system. Round 3 applicant, interviewed on May 6.

Does anyone know the date for orientation? As I am an international applicant, I hope I still have enough time to prepare

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First post on the forum too!

Got waitlisted. R3 applicant here.

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New post 30 May 2014, 19:25
Anyone have any insight/guesses when those of us still waiting on decisions would find out? The last notification date listed is June 1, but I seem to remember hearing of admits well into summer in years past...

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joannazlhzlh wrote:

Does anyone know the date for orientation? As I am an international applicant, I hope I still have enough time to prepare


Congratulations! Hope you're just as excited as the rest of us about becoming a Trojan.

Thought I'd share that International Orientation begins July 23rd. Feel free to post any other questions here - I'm sure Marshall will begin reaching out officially to you soon.

Fight on!

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Thanks everyone!

So my story goes something like this: 4 years of experience, working at the New York office of a Chinese investment bank, doing equity sales & trading. Undergrad I did engineering at Georgia Tech (how I went from engineering to equity sales is a whole other story).

I originally was planning to apply to schools for entry in 2015, but our team underwent a massive restructuring earlier this year and I decided to apply R3 while my references were still relevant and I still... had a job. I had a short amount of time to take GMATs and write essays, but my biggest hurdle was a very dismal sub-3.0 undergrad GPA. I applied to schools all over, but I had a big preference for the west coast schools. From the get-go, I really liked Marshall, but my boss is a UCLA alum and tried to steer me that direction. However, UCLA reminds me ALOT of Georgia Tech, where I had a very underwhelming undergraduate experience.

I interviewed at USC on May 15 and I immediately loved the school. I got along great with my interviewer and we could have talked for hours if not for the fact that he had another applicant coming in. As a Chinese broker, I take Chinese corporates marketing in SF/LA a lot and have visited UCLA/UCB/Stanford enough times to be a tour guide. However, this was my first visit to USC and it was super hectic as the entire campus was setting up for graduation ceremonies.

Since then, I have read this entire thread and learned a wealth of valuable information. So today I'm sitting at my desk at work when my phone lights up with a 213 number......

Currently I have still yet to hear back from Anderson and am on the waitlist at Ross, but it doesn't matter anymore. I made up my mind way back that its going to be USC. :)


Thanks for sharing your story! I know it certainly resonates with myself and several other frequent posters on this thread as there is a definite intangible and qualitative quality that makes Marshall special. I had some similar choices and found USC to be incredibly different and special after taking the time to visit plenty of admit weekend events.

Congratulations and welcome!

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joannazlhzlh wrote:

Does anyone know the date for orientation? As I am an international applicant, I hope I still have enough time to prepare


Congratulations! Hope you're just as excited as the rest of us about becoming a Trojan.

Thought I'd share that International Orientation begins July 23rd. Feel free to post any other questions here - I'm sure Marshall will begin reaching out officially to you soon.

Fight on!


Apologize if I missed this earlier in the thread, but when is orientation for non-international students? I will be moving to LA from NY, just trying to sort out housing. THANKS!

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holycao11 wrote:
FightOnTrojans wrote:
joannazlhzlh wrote:

Does anyone know the date for orientation? As I am an international applicant, I hope I still have enough time to prepare


Congratulations! Hope you're just as excited as the rest of us about becoming a Trojan.

Thought I'd share that International Orientation begins July 23rd. Feel free to post any other questions here - I'm sure Marshall will begin reaching out officially to you soon.

Fight on!


Apologize if I missed this earlier in the thread, but when is orientation for non-international students? I will be moving to LA from NY, just trying to sort out housing. THANKS!


July 28th for domestic applicants. I'll be out of town these next few weeks but am an NYC'er myself. You should post in the admitted students group to get a link to the Facebook page. There's an event in NYC in 2 weeks I spotted some admits putting on.

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Spotted some new members in the online groups so I'm imagining people are still hearing back for R3/Wait Lists.

Looks like the Class of 2016 is just about complete. Congratulations to everyone! :)

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Anybody know if there's an absolute cut off for scholarships/grants? I've heard if they sometimes have money left over there's the possibility of resdistributing it?

Probably just wishful thinking :wink:

Everyone else as pumped for orientation as I am?

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Anybody know if there's an absolute cut off for scholarships/grants? I've heard if they sometimes have money left over there's the possibility of resdistributing it?

Probably just wishful thinking :wink:

Everyone else as pumped for orientation as I am?


It can't hurt to ask. The worst they can tell you is no.

I was not offered a scholarship by Marshall when I was admitted. I went in and asked for one, showing them a full-ride I was offered by another business school, and they made me an offer. It's a little late in the game now, but it can't hurt to try.

And yes, definitely looking forward to orientation.

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Anyone know when the deposit is due for those admitted in round 3? Trying to get an idea about when there may be some movement off the wait list...

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Anyone know when the deposit is due for those admitted in round 3? Trying to get an idea about when there may be some movement off the wait list...


I had heard that the committee looks upon updates as good indicators of continued interest and a likelihood to matriculate. Have you been keeping them in the loop? It may help!

Best of luck!!

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doggdetroit wrote:
Anyone know when the deposit is due for those admitted in round 3? Trying to get an idea about when there may be some movement off the wait list...


I had heard that the committee looks upon updates as good indicators of continued interest and a likelihood to matriculate. Have you been keeping them in the loop? It may help!

Best of luck!!


What made you choose Marshall Manhattanite?

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Anyone know when the deposit is due for those admitted in round 3? Trying to get an idea about when there may be some movement off the wait list...


I had heard that the committee looks upon updates as good indicators of continued interest and a likelihood to matriculate. Have you been keeping them in the loop? It may help!

Best of luck!!


What made you choose Marshall Manhattanite?


A lot of what the others had said on here. I felt a personal connection to the other students I met and felt that there really was a sense of collaboration over competition here. I went to a few admit events and liked most of the schools I went to but didn't feel as though I'd enjoy and from from my experience as much as at Marshall. I think in regards to academics, all of my choices are on par with one another. The school's personality became a large variable. I loved seeing how administrators and faculty interacted with students here. The program is sized perfectly and lacks the attitude other spots have.

I don't want to feel like I'm in competition with my classmates the way I felt other students alluded to their experiences being during some of my visits. Class visits in particular sort of depicted this very well.

I think USC is a wonderful university on the fringe of becoming a GREAT university. I'm happy to be a part of the transition without inflating my ego the way other schools tried to sell themselves to me by. Plus I can't complain about 2 years on their campus supporting Trojan Football. I went to an ivy so never had the big college sports experience.

Plenty to look forward to.

Kind of mushy but the truth.

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I was beginning to lose hope, but I got the call this afternoon! IN!!!

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I was beginning to lose hope, but I got the call this afternoon! IN!!!


Congrats! 8-)

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Choni, any updates!?

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Admitted from the wait list. Not sure what to do since I almost have a full-tuition scholarship from UCI Merage. Advice anyone?

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