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# UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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17 Nov 2011, 13:23
I also received an invite on 11/16

Last edited by jlk on 17 Nov 2011, 21:50, edited 1 time in total.

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17 Nov 2011, 22:38
hogwarts wrote:
This is based on a very small sample size but it looks like all those who have invites so far (that have updated their GC profiles) have 99 percentile GMAT scores. Do we think there's a chance they ordered the reading of reports by GMAT score or is that just a coincidence?

I noticed the same pattern when I looked at the Anderson 2011 thread, so I think its very possible. Hopefully we'll get some better insight in the next few weeks.

If your logic is correct, then I have more reasons to worry...

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17 Nov 2011, 23:43
mayashrin wrote:
tejachebrole7 wrote:
mayashrin wrote:
anyone in India gotten an invite yet?

Nope. When did you submit your application. I submitted in the last minute.

A couple of days before the deadline . Any idea on what % of applicants they interview? (I'm trying to get more reasons to worry:P)

Is it reasonable to assume that off-campus interviews' invitation will be decided a bit later than the on-campus interview invitations? The UCLA Website says off campus interviews are conducted at the candidate location with an UCLA alumnus. this may take time for them...

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18 Nov 2011, 07:17
My interview invitation gave me the option of requesting an on or off campus interview so it doesn't look like candidates are split into on vs off campus invites.

Posted from my mobile device

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18 Nov 2011, 08:51
I wonder if the applicants in the US who are receiving invitations first are based in California?

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18 Nov 2011, 19:02
From the UCLA Anderson Blog:

The MBA Admissions team is excited to announce that our Round 1 applications are up by more than 20% as prospectives worldwide recognize the growing value offered by the UCLA Anderson MBA program. Innovations in our curriculum spark the interest of those looking for strong career preparation, while our exciting location and collaborative culture have enduring appeal. Streamlining our application also helped as we make it easier for candidates to present their case to join the UCLA Anderson family. With career outcomes for current students at a buoyant level, it is clear that we are a school on the move.

File reading is in full swing and interview invitations have started going out this week. Although it is still relatively early in the application season, we are optimistic that the size and quality of our applicant pool will continue to impress us in Rounds 2 and 3.

We look forward to seeing your application!

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19 Nov 2011, 07:55
This waiting is killing me
I am in the habit of checking this thread once in every hour!

Wish the fruit of patience were sweet~

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20 Nov 2011, 08:03
3 interview invitations include 2 gmat 770 and 1 gmat 760. how much UCLA like the applicants with high gmat scores!

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20 Nov 2011, 08:12
lynnliao wrote:
3 interview invitations include 2 gmat 770 and 1 gmat 760. how much UCLA like the applicants with high gmat scores!

lynnliao, with that sexy 750 score, I believe you have very string chances with UCLA!
Good luck~

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20 Nov 2011, 08:13
sleepy1660 wrote:
lynnliao, with that sexy 750 score, I believe you have very string chances with UCLA!
Good luck~

string** >>> strong

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20 Nov 2011, 14:03
Here's a recent LA Times article about two Anderson alumni:

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20 Nov 2011, 15:55
jlk wrote:
I also received an invite on 11/16

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22 Nov 2011, 13:54
I wonder when they will send out more invitations? It seems (at least based on this forum) that they only sent out a handful. Then - nothing...

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22 Nov 2011, 14:05
ls413 wrote:
I wonder when they will send out more invitations? It seems (at least based on this forum) that they only sent out a handful. Then - nothing...

Based on last year's thread it looks like they rolled out interviews pretty consistently right up until Christmas. Hopefully a few more of us hear good news shortly.

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22 Nov 2011, 20:33
ls413 wrote:
I wonder when they will send out more invitations? It seems (at least based on this forum) that they only sent out a handful. Then - nothing...

Based on last year's thread it looks like they rolled out interviews pretty consistently right up until Christmas. Hopefully a few more of us hear good news shortly.

I hope you're right. I really want to get an interview invitation from Anderson!!

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23 Nov 2011, 03:42
lynnliao wrote:
3 interview invitations include 2 gmat 770 and 1 gmat 760. how much UCLA like the applicants with high gmat scores!

Whats going on...only 3 invites....I am getting a feeling that I am dinged..

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23 Nov 2011, 06:56
I think it's far too early to make any assumptions as to being dinged or not.

Also, I think it might be fair to infer that they did review applications for certain geographical areas (California?), given the below post on the admissions Facebook page:

by UCLA Anderson MBA Program on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 3:42pm
Our application process has gone completely paperless now, as we started evaluating candidates on our iPads. Using new software we can zoom in on PDF's of everything submitted on-line and rate candidates on our metrics including academics, leadership, focus and personal skills. It's fun to highlight evidence that proves the high quality of our applicants!

So far we have focused our reading on certain geographic areas and now we are turning our attention to the whole wide world. Interview invitations will follow fast in the next few weeks as we read our way through the applicant pool. No more piles o' files here though -- everybody just gets their turn on-screen.

Speed and depth in our evaluations are both enhanced with the new iPad tool. Our admission committee members can share insights more readily than ever as we find the best people to join the UCLA Anderson family. Brave pioneers are welcome here to help us shape this brand new era.

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23 Nov 2011, 07:54
GoNiners,

Thank you so much for your insightful note indeed!
Allowed me to take some breath!

Btw, if I am not mistaken, XZeepplin (who got an invitation last week) was stationed in China.
So, just wondering which "geographic location" they really refer to?

What's the name of their Facebook Page?

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23 Nov 2011, 08:29
just want to add that i am in california but my file still shows up as submitted, not "under review" yet.

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23 Nov 2011, 08:42
I don't think you need to worry about the status. It appears that the few who have received invites did not have a change in status in the online application.

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