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I was recently wait-listed at a top-5 program, and was wondering the general idea on visiting campus to show interest. When I called the admissions office, I was informed that I was perfectly qualified for acceptance, but that they had simply run out of spots. I have some updates I will be e-mailing the office to hopefully improve my standings within the wait list, but wondering if visiting would be a step that could put me in a much better position.

Any ideas?

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New post 13 Apr 2011, 08:39
well, have you visited already?
top 5 WLs dont move that much.
Of course I think it can only help you as long as you dont harass adcoms when youre there lol
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if you have already visited I think it is unnecessary and not seem genuine.

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it may unneeded but its not gonna be disingenuous....why would it?
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New post 13 Apr 2011, 11:21
Honestly, not much scope at top5 level. With r3 in full swing, I doubt adcom would notice your pilgrimage at all. Save the money, light candle and say a prayer. Good luck

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Hmmm....doesn't give much hope lol. Well, I guess I'll stay pat, give my updates, and hope for the best! Thank you guys!

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What school are you waitlisted at if you don't mind me asking?

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Hmmm....doesn't give much hope lol. Well, I guess I'll stay pat, give my updates, and hope for the best! Thank you guys!


The best way to get off a WL is to be
1. give your updates (meaningful adds) & reiterate your interest in the program (add something abt how your perception has changed abt the school)
2. Get additional recos (if the school allows it particularly from alumni ... senior alumns / recent grads who might know the adcom are the best, but any alum reco is taken seeriously)
3. Lobbying - have current students at schools (who are friends / former colleagues) send in a letter and maybe even casually drop into the adcom's office and talk to them abt ur candidacy. Adcom's take such feedback seriously depending on which school it is.

Visiting the school would not help much.

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Thanks for the replies guys!

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3. Lobbying - have current students at schools (who are friends / former colleagues) send in a letter and maybe even casually drop into the adcom's office and talk to them abt ur candidacy. Adcom's take such feedback seriously depending on which school it is.


Regarding this...a very close friend is a JD/PhD student there....would her referral mean anything? Her father, who I know much less, also received his MBA at the same program.

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New post 19 Apr 2011, 10:07
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I was waitlisted at Kellogg...any thoughts?

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