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McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants

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19 Dec 2012, 22:17
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How generous is McCombs with scholarships?

Not very - best to look for MBA scholarships from other organizations based on your area of interest, ethnicity and geography.
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19 Dec 2012, 22:21
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I was invited to interview this morning. Extremely excited! I am located in the east coast.

Question for you guys. I am trying to decide between these options. FYI - I have not visited the campus yet.

1) Do an on-campus interview with a 2nd year student
2) Do an off-campus interview with an admissions officer and then do an on-campus visit before the decision date.

I realize that interview with a 2nd year student carries equal weight. However, I feel that having an advocate in the admissions committee meetings wouldn't hurt. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!

To add on to fitzmanon's response, I'd also recommend doing everything on campus. 2nd-year students also take part on the selections committee, so they could serve as an advocate as well. Someone who interviewed on campus might be able to tell you if any AdCom members were part of the interviewing process.

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When I interviewed on campus, the only person I interacted with after I checked in was the second year student who interviewed me. I have to believe this is the norm for on campus interviews.

It is! However you are welcome to schedule a class visit or lunch/coffee with a student if you would like as well while you are visiting. Please remember that class visits are only offered on Mondays and Thursdays - you can sign up online for either of those activities.
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20 Dec 2012, 03:38
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laidmn wrote:
Got in the TEMBA Program!!!

Congrats!!

Thanks!!
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20 Dec 2012, 03:56
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Melodania wrote:
How generous is McCombs with scholarships?

Not very - best to look for MBA scholarships from other organizations based on your area of interest, ethnicity and geography.

You should definitely negotiate a scholarship. You first need to butter them up, saying that McCombs is your top choice, but you received a scholarship from another school. You can even mention the school, they'll know the general standings of the school to know that to be competitive, they need to throw you some $. I wouldn't bring in the other admittance, unless asked. It doesn't really matter that it is higher ranked than the scholarship school. It just complicates the issue. The take-away for McCombs should be simple: a better school (implicitly) offered you some$, McCombs is your top choice, but the $is swaying you the other way. Manager Joined: 10 Dec 2012 Posts: 62 Location: United States Concentration: General Management Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 1 Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Dec 2012, 11:54 rjdunn03 wrote: Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it:: Quote: Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview. If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system. If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots. I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected. is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out? i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs ? omg... Intern Joined: 18 Dec 2012 Posts: 3 Concentration: Real Estate, Finance Schools: McCombs '15 (II) GMAT 1: 690 Q42 V42 GPA: 3.76 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0 Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Dec 2012, 12:56 zl2012 wrote: rjdunn03 wrote: Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it:: Quote: Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview. If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system. If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots. I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected. is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out? i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs ? omg... I am in the same boat.... Manager Joined: 24 Jul 2012 Posts: 61 WE: Consulting (Telecommunications) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 3 Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Dec 2012, 12:57 rjdunn03 wrote: Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it:: Quote: Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview. If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system. If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots. I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected. Thanks. I got the invite Intern Joined: 18 Dec 2012 Posts: 3 Concentration: Real Estate, Finance Schools: McCombs '15 (II) GMAT 1: 690 Q42 V42 GPA: 3.76 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0 Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Dec 2012, 15:33 Invited!! Posted from my mobile device Manager Joined: 10 Dec 2012 Posts: 62 Location: United States Concentration: General Management Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 1 Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Dec 2012, 15:37 ado2687 wrote: Invited!! Posted from my mobile device congratulations! may i ask where are you located? Senior Manager Joined: 05 May 2011 Posts: 358 Location: United States (WI) GMAT 1: 780 Q49 V50 WE: Research (Other) Followers: 7 Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 35 Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Dec 2012, 17:33 zl2012 wrote: rjdunn03 wrote: Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it:: Quote: Due to a glitch in our application system, some Round 2 applicants have not been notified of their invitation to interview. If you are receiving this email, we would like to invite you to schedule your admissions interview. If you have already scheduled or completed your interview, no further action is required. Your interview has already been successfully registered in the system. If you have NOT already scheduled your interview, please Log In to the application system as soon as possible to schedule your interview and PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before doing so. You have the choice to interview on campus, off campus, or via Skype. Please note that we have added additional on-campus/Skype interview time slots. I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected. is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out? i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs ? omg... Hard to say really, but since the interview deadline is Jan 23rd according to that same e-mail, I'd say there is still a good chance that they'll send out more interview invites in early Jan. Manager Joined: 14 Oct 2012 Posts: 64 Location: United States Schools: McCombs '14 (A) Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 1 Re: McCombs (UT Austin) 2013 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] Show Tags 21 Dec 2012, 18:14 RR666 wrote: McCombsStudent wrote: Melodania wrote: How generous is McCombs with scholarships? Not very - best to look for MBA scholarships from other organizations based on your area of interest, ethnicity and geography. Hi! Is it possible to negotiate a scholarship with McCombs if I got admitted to one of the H/S/W/B along with another top 10 program (the latter even offered me a scholarship)? McCombs is my first choice but I don't think I'll go if the choice is H/S/W/B w/o scholarship vs Yale/Tuck/Berkeley with$ vs McCombs w/o scholarship.

Never hurts to try. If McCombs really is your first choice then you should try to talk to admissions to see if they could possibly match your scholarship from another program.
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21 Dec 2012, 18:20
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Round 2 applicants waiting for an interview will want to check their e-mail. McCombs just sent out an e-mail, here is part of it::

I got the invite fine a week or so ago, but others on here may have been affected.

is this an indication that the round 2 invites are all out?

i didn't get an invite, and didn't even get the email above. does it mean that i am done with mccombs ?

omg...

Hard to say really, but since the interview deadline is Jan 23rd according to that same e-mail, I'd say there is still a good chance that they'll send out more interview invites in early Jan.

No, not all interview invitations have been distributed. The University is closed from December 21-January 1 so I would not expect any activity during that time.
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21 Dec 2012, 21:26
Hi! Just got my interview invitation on December 20th! Is there any forum that discusses what type of questions are asked in the interview? I scheduled mine with Ms. Clifford. Thanks!

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21 Dec 2012, 21:37
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Hi! Just got my interview invitation on December 20th! Is there any forum that discusses what type of questions are asked in the interview? I scheduled mine with Ms. Clifford. Thanks!

Cheers

Congrats. See pg. 4.
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22 Dec 2012, 05:40
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No, not all interview invitations have been distributed. The University is closed from December 21-January 1 so I would not expect any activity during that time.

Thanks for the information! hopfully i will hear from mccombs soon

Another quick question:

I am located in upstate NY, about 3.5 hours away from new york city. I see some applicants were invited to the NYC interview as mccombs adcom tours to nyc in Jan. In term of the geographic location, if i had an invite, am i eligible for that NYC interview? or that is for people from nyc only?

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22 Dec 2012, 08:58
Has any one accepted got the notification about the scholarships as mentioned in the official acceptance mail?
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22 Dec 2012, 09:03
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Has any one accepted got the notification about the scholarships as mentioned in the official acceptance mail?

According to the front page chart, one person has gotten a scholarship.

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22 Dec 2012, 12:43
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McCombsStudent wrote:

No, not all interview invitations have been distributed. The University is closed from December 21-January 1 so I would not expect any activity during that time.

Thanks for the information! hopfully i will hear from mccombs soon

Another quick question:

I am located in upstate NY, about 3.5 hours away from new york city. I see some applicants were invited to the NYC interview as mccombs adcom tours to nyc in Jan. In term of the geographic location, if i had an invite, am i eligible for that NYC interview? or that is for people from nyc only?

Thanks & Happy Holiday!

Yes, if you were invited to interview and did not mind the travel to the city, you could certainly interview with an admissions committee member during that timeframe.
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