GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 12 Dec 2019, 09:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Nov 2015
Posts: 37
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 660 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.15
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Dec 2015, 10:21
1
1
McCombs(UT Austin) Waitlisted Applicants' Thread.

Here is a new thread for all waitlisted applicants for admission to McCombs's class of 2017.

WAITLIST ROLL CALL


*Note:- If you are waitlisted but can't find your username in the list above, make sure you have updated your GMAT Club profile status or PM me.


Previous Waitlisted Applicants' Discussions


McCombs(UT Austin) 2017 - Calling All Waitlisted Applicants.
McCombs(UT Austin) 2016 - Calling All Waitlisted Applicants.


Resources for Waitlisted Applicants


Waitlist Management
Compilation of the best waitlist Strategies
CLEAR ADMIT : The Waitlist
CLEAR ADMIT : Waitlist Correspondence
CLEAR ADMIT : Navigating the Waitlist
VERITAS : I'm Waitlisted......Now What?
Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Nov 2015
Posts: 37
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 660 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.15
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Dec 2015, 10:22

Reserved Post

Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Nov 2015
Posts: 37
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 660 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.15
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Dec 2015, 15:21
And the saga continues! Anyone know what to expect for those of us who are waitlisted?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 2
Schools: McCombs '18 (WL)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Dec 2015, 15:58
Hi folks

Waitlisted after interview.. Any suggestions or any idea what sorta chances we may have?
Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Nov 2015
Posts: 37
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 660 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.15
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Dec 2015, 19:31
I sent them an email (there is a separate inbox for waitlisted candidates: MBAWaitlist@mccombs.utexas.edu) and below was the auto-reply:

Thank you for your email and interest in the Texas MBA program. In order to better assist our applicants currently on the waitlist, below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions with regards to the waitlist decision timeline, supplemental material requests, interviews, feedback and other common questions. Please refer to the information below.

WAITLIST FAQ’s:

WAITLIST TIMELINE AND DECISIONS:

When will I hear a final decision?
The Admissions Committee periodically reviews candidates currently on the Waitlist (as it seeks to balance the diversity of the incoming class), but we are not able to offer a concrete timeline of when you will hear your final decision. This is due to the uncertain and often unpredictable nature of the admissions process, and we are not able to predict the movement of the incoming class.

What is the latest date anyone has been admitted off the Waitlist?
We are unable to guarantee a timeline of when you will hear a final decision, however most decisions are typically released by early summer. However, in rare circumstances, decisions have been released as late as mid to late summer. While this is not a common occurrence, you are able to remain on the Waitlist as long as you are willing to continue being considered for admission. If your personal decision-making timeline does not allow you to remain on the waitlist, you are able to request to be removed at any time by emailing MBAWaitlist@mccombs.utexas.edu. We are not able to honor early decision requests from candidates on the Waitlist.

I’m an international student on the Waitlist and I need a decision in order to begin the visa application process.
We are aware of the timelines required of international students and obtaining a visa. We understand that international applicants need time to process a visa, however unfortunately we may not know the final diversity and make-up of our class. Therefore, you may choose to remove yourself from the Waitlist due to visa timing issues.

WAITLIST SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:

Can I submit new materials for consideration to enhance my candidacy?
As the Admissions Committee periodically reviews candidates on the Waitlist, there may be an opportunity for supplemental information or materials to be submitted for further consideration of your candidacy. It is not a guarantee that we will ask for an update or more information if we feel we have enough information in your original application to render a final decision. While typically we ask that candidates wait until prompted by Admissions Staff to provide supplemental information, we understand that there may be timely information or updates that you consider important. With regards to this type of new information (such as a recent promotion, a new test score or a new job), you may inform the Admissions Committee by emailing the updated information to MBAWaitlist@mccombs.utexas.edu.

When can I submit supplemental materials and how much lead-time will you give me to collect them?
In the event that the Admissions Committee requests additional or supplemental information to further consider your candidacy, an email will be sent to all candidates currently on the Waitlist approximately one week prior to the review period so there is plenty of time to collect materials for submission.

What kind of supplemental materials do you ask for?
While we can ask for a range of materials, typically it is a new resume if you’ve recently been promoted or a new test score. Occasionally, we might ask to clarify your career goals or provide us with your back-up plan.

How can I submit these materials?
Specific submission instructions will be sent along with the request for information, but typically supplemental materials can be sent directly to MBAWaitlist@mccombs.utexas.edu in the form of scanned PDF files to be uploaded manually to your application by our admissions staff (your application in the system cannot be edited once submitted).

I want to reiterate my interest/enthusiasm for the Texas MBA program, but don’t have specific updates (as listed above.) How can I do this?
The Admissions Committee prefers that you wait to be solicited for any supplemental items and that those that are sent are material updates to your application. Please refer to the list of acceptable materials/information above. However, if you would like to let us know where the Texas MBA program ranks among your choices of schools, why we are the best fit for you and your career goals, what other schools you are applying to, you may send those along to the MBAWaitlist@mccombs.utexas.edu email address and we will be sure to include it as an attachment to your application.

Who should I direct my questions or supplemental materials to?
All Waitlist inquiries and supplemental information should be sent to MBAWaitlist@mccombs.utexas.edu. We will ensure that your materials and information is uploaded to your application for the Admissions Committee’s review.

WAITLIST INTERVIEWS:

Will I get a chance to interview if I’m placed on the Waitlist and I haven’t already interviewed?
Interview invitations can come at any time during the admissions cycle. We do not interview all candidates on the waitlist. If we deem it necessary, we will request an interview while you are on the waitlist to further assess your candidacy. Please wait for an invitation via email.

WAITLIST APPLICATION FEEDBACK:

Can I receive specific feedback on my application?
We are not able to provide individual feedback on your application due to both the large volume of applications we receive and fairness to other applicants in the pool. However, we are always willing to discuss what makes a strong application, generally. This information is discussed in detail on our website.

WAITLIST QUESTIONS (GENERAL):

How many people are placed on the Waitlist in a given year?
Each year, we receive approximately 2,000+ applications total and the incoming class is approximately 270. While there are many qualified individuals, we are limited in the amount of space in our classrooms. The Admissions Committee thoroughly reviews each application holistically, but due to the extremely competitive applicant pool, the waitlist includes very strong candidates that we do not have room in the class for at the time of the decision notification. Each year, the applicant pool changes (different people apply) and the strength of that pool varies. Therefore, the size and strength of the waitlist varies considerably year to year.

Why haven’t I been contacted with further instructions, asked for an update on decision timing or been sent a request for further information?
The Admissions Committee reviews candidates currently on the Waitlist on a rolling basis depending on space created in the incoming class. As the timing of movement is largely out of our control, we are not able to predict key timelines associated with the Waitlist until later in the admissions cycle. We would not be able to send you further instructions for gathering supplemental materials if we were not able to identify potential room in the incoming class. We ask that you continue to remain patient as we gain insight into the availability of space in the incoming class and trust that we will reach out to you in a timely fashion should we require further information or have any material updates regarding your candidacy.

Should I request an early decision if I have other enrollment deadlines to adhere to?
We are not able to honor early decision requests from candidates on the Waitlist. In the event the Texas MBA program is at or near the top of your list of schools, we recommend you remain on the waitlist as long as your decision-timeline can bear. The reason not to request an early decision is that at the time of your requested early decision date, we may not have a full picture of available space in the class.

Is there an appeal process if I did not get admitted off the Waitlist?
All admission decisions are considered final for a given application cycle (i.e., year). You are welcome to reapply to the program again next year. We do not hold this season's application against you. We evaluate your new application on its merits and in the context of the new applicant pool.

Texas MBA Admissions
MBAWaitlist@mccombs.utexas.edu
512-471-7698​
Make yourself at home.


Hope this helps answer some preliminary questions! Best of luck to everyone!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2014
Posts: 42
Concentration: Marketing, Leadership
GMAT 1: 630 Q44 V35
GMAT 2: 670 Q47 V35
GPA: 3.1
Reviews Badge
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Dec 2015, 07:56
Hi guys,

I was waitlisted last year and again this year.
Yesterday my self esteem was gone. Waitlist is really cruel, you kind of speculate when you might have an update, but never really know. It's bad sleeping time!!
However, it is said that 1st round "waitlisters" are in a better shape than others. I really need to believe that to have some optimism because this really got me down.
I see that last year only 4 people reported "Admitted from WL" here in Gmatclub. I believe this info is not correct. Anyway... It is safe to say that I should consider plan B.
Extremely sad. But not hopeless.

Good luck, guys.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Jan 2013
Posts: 291
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Schools: NUS '18 (M)
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V39
GMAT 2: 710 Q47 V41
GMAT 3: 720 Q50 V38
WE: Marketing (Retail)
Reviews Badge
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Dec 2015, 08:15
2
Hey nandoval,
I feel your pain completely. Last night was tough. I was waitlisted last year w/o interview . This time around I was very confident, having had a very strong interview and essays. But I keep telling myself what Rocky Balboa once said - "It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done".
I'm sure there's something better for us. Let's keep winning. All the best to everyone here!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2014
Posts: 42
Concentration: Marketing, Leadership
GMAT 1: 630 Q44 V35
GMAT 2: 670 Q47 V35
GPA: 3.1
Reviews Badge
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Dec 2015, 08:19
nitishgera wrote:
Hey nandoval,
I feel your pain completely. Last night was tough. I was waitlisted last year w/o interview . This time around I was very confident, having had a very strong interview and essays. But I keep telling myself what Rocky Balboa once said - "It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done".
I'm sure there's something better for us. Let's keep winning. All the best to everyone here!


Thanks, Nitishgera.
Really appreciate it! I hope and believe you are right.

Best of luck.
Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Nov 2015
Posts: 37
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 660 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.15
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Dec 2015, 09:02
It's definitely tough to get waitlisted after working so hard! Keep your chin up guys - the right thing will definitely come. McCombs isn't completely out yet but you still have plenty of time for R2 and R3. Best of luck!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Feb 2015
Posts: 13
GMAT 1: 690 Q46 V38
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Dec 2015, 10:15
1
Hi everyone,

Yeah it's a bummer to be on the WL, I'm sure we all thought we were getting an admit; watching the new Star Wars yesterday was kind of my consolation prize.

It's normal to feel down for a while, but I think now is the time to pick ourselves up and at the very least apply to a few schools in R2 (specially since there is little time to round up recommenders).

Now some potentially uplifting facts:

If you see the numbers, McCombs say they receive 2000+ apps for 270 spots, that would bring the acceptance rate to a very low 13.5%, HOWEVER, their actual rate is closer to 30%, and that's because the school has a relatively low admissions Yield (accepted candidates actually matriculating) according to a source I was reading yesterday their yield is about 43%, pretty low!

So in short, McCombs is somewhat of a "Safety school" for many of the Übermensch that get accepted into the M7 and end up not accepting their admissions offer from UT, that means more spaces for solid, hard working regular guys like many of us!

I agree with what someone said above that R1 Waitlist for UT is not that bad of a place to be, best of luck to everyone!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2014
Posts: 11
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Dec 2015, 22:23
1
christianb19 wrote:
Hi everyone,

Yeah it's a bummer to be on the WL, I'm sure we all thought we were getting an admit; watching the new Star Wars yesterday was kind of my consolation prize.

It's normal to feel down for a while, but I think now is the time to pick ourselves up and at the very least apply to a few schools in R2 (specially since there is little time to round up recommenders).

Now some potentially uplifting facts:

If you see the numbers, McCombs say they receive 2000+ apps for 270 spots, that would bring the acceptance rate to a very low 13.5%, HOWEVER, their actual rate is closer to 30%, and that's because the school has a relatively low admissions Yield (accepted candidates actually matriculating) according to a source I was reading yesterday their yield is about 43%, pretty low!

So in short, McCombs is somewhat of a "Safety school" for many of the Übermensch that get accepted into the M7 and end up not accepting their admissions offer from UT, that means more spaces for solid, hard working regular guys like many of us!

I agree with what someone said above that R1 Waitlist for UT is not that bad of a place to be, best of luck to everyone!



Dear christianb19,

Everyone here is being very helpful by fostering more hope for those of us waitlisted. However, your usage of data points has kindled more hope than the usual 'keep persevering' motto I use to push myself forward.

Big thanks for sharing your observation !
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 05 Nov 2015
Posts: 11
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Dec 2015, 11:34
What was the earliest anyone was admitted from the waitlist last year?
Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 30 Nov 2015
Posts: 37
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 660 Q39 V41
GPA: 3.15
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Dec 2015, 22:02
darkstarjam wrote:
What was the earliest anyone was admitted from the waitlist last year?


Reviewing the last 2 year's thread, it seemed that most people started to hear back at the beginning of May for potential follow-up questions (what other schools are you considering, any scholarship offers, long/short term goal clarification, etc.). It seems as if most of the final decisions came in June and July...I've heard of people hearing back as late as mid-July which is definitely tough.

Round 2 applications aren't due for a couple of weeks so as they start to consider the next batch of candidates, hopefully that will help the rest of us. If we decide to go with another program, it's very important for us to withdraw our spot on the waitlist for other candidates. The waitlist threads in previous years have been rather quiet - let's try to keep one another updated if we have any information to share.

Best of luck everyone!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Feb 2015
Posts: 55
Concentration: Technology, Marketing
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Engineering (Telecommunications)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Jan 2016, 04:35
Hi All,

I was wait-listed in R1 without an interview.

Retook the GMAT and moved from 680 to 750. I have updated the score to the Adcom and received a mail informing me that the new score has been added to my file.

As i read through last year wait-list stories I have seen applications being reviewed only after all the rounds have been completed.

Wanted to know whether someone has any experience getting an interview call due to updated scores in the next round? Hoping I get a chance to interview!! :)
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2014
Posts: 42
Concentration: Marketing, Leadership
GMAT 1: 630 Q44 V35
GMAT 2: 670 Q47 V35
GPA: 3.1
Reviews Badge
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Jan 2016, 09:32
Hey guys,

I was waitlisted for McCombs and admitted to another school.
Considering that McCombs is my priority, I wonder if I should let McCombs know.
Can anyone share something to help me out.
Should I tell them or should I wait for them to ask for information?
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 7332
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jan 2016, 13:44
Hello Guys, We are hosting a webinar for Waitlisted applicants. If anyone is interested in attending this event, sign up here how-to-get-off-the-mba-waitlist-webinar-by-gmat-club-and-mbamission-212335.html
_________________
2020 MBA Applicants: Introduce Yourself Here!

MBA Video Series - Video answers to specific components and questions about MBA applications.

2020 MBA Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis of all top MBA programs
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Feb 2015
Posts: 13
GMAT 1: 690 Q46 V38
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2016, 21:44
Well I got some "News" today. Earlier on, I applied to the Texas Venture Labs (TVL) scholarship competition; I have a small start-up here in El Salvador which is focused on producing high quality customizable K9 gear, and I applied with a proposal to expand this idea. In the executive summary and statement of interest required by TVL I was very explicit in stating that I was on the R1 wait list and that I hoped that participating would improve my admittance chances. To my surprise I was selected as a semi-finalist and it looks that I'm going to Austin for the competition...I will prepare to win this competition (of course!), but I'm hoping that either way just the fact that I was selected as a Semi-finalist can help me get ultimately admitted!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Feb 2015
Posts: 55
Concentration: Technology, Marketing
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Engineering (Telecommunications)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2016, 22:10
christianb19 wrote:
Well I got some "News" today. Earlier on, I applied to the Texas Venture Labs (TVL) scholarship competition; I have a small start-up here in El Salvador which is focused on producing high quality customizable K9 gear, and I applied with a proposal to expand this idea. In the executive summary and statement of interest required by TVL I was very explicit in stating that I was on the R1 wait list and that I hoped that participating would improve my admittance chances. To my surprise I was selected as a semi-finalist and it looks that I'm going to Austin for the competition...I will prepare to win this competition (of course!), but I'm hoping that either way just the fact that I was selected as a Semi-finalist can help me get ultimately admitted!



Wow!!! Congrats!! Wish you all the best! :)
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2015
Posts: 38
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jan 2016, 01:37
Any news guys?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: Baited Breath
Joined: 22 Jan 2016
Posts: 13
Location: United States
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 690 Q44 V40
GPA: 4
WE: Consulting (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jan 2016, 09:10
shahbaaz_99 wrote:
Any news guys?


Still waiting for an interview invite. I think I might wear my iPhone down early from all the times I unlock it and refresh my email each day.

This is the worst waiting game ever haha.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!   [#permalink] 30 Jan 2016, 09:10

Go to page    1   2   3   4   5    Next  [ 81 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

McCombs Class of 2018: Calling all WaitListed Students!!

  new topic post reply Update application status  

Moderator: RicAssassin






Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne