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What to do now if you have not yet heard from Ross?

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New post 03 Nov 2017, 14:56
If you are in the uneasy position of having applied R1 and not heard yet if you will be invited to interview, the assumption that I have after asking Ross Adcom is that you should most likely expect to hear a decision in December which would be a waitlist or Deny. If you want to stay top of mind and hopefully increase the chance you will be in the WL and not Deny pile, reach out to Ross Adcom and just let them know BRIEFLY 3 things- and I can't emphasize enough the brief part!-

1) that you are very interested in Ross (if indeed you are!)
2) update on any test scores or new dates that you plan to retake GMAT or GRE
3) what you have been doing at work or outside of work that is NEW since your application

There's really nothing more you can do! But by having this in your file at least- you can be top of mind and also let adcom know that you indeed are still very interested in the school (only say this if it is true- and if you are on the fence then I would just say don't do anything at this point and just see how it plays out). But if you really are interested in Ross by all means let them know! I hope this helps some of those that are wondering what to do next. And if you are looking to expand your R2 strategy... and if you are teetering on the WL or Deny pile then I would say you should expand your options now.... please reach out to us for a free consult to get ideas on your profile and where to look next and also see how we can help you in applications going forward. The link for that is here: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/
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StratusMBACounselor wrote:
If you are in the uneasy position of having applied R1 and not heard yet if you will be invited to interview, the assumption that I have after asking Ross Adcom is that you should most likely expect to hear a decision in December which would be a waitlist or Deny. If you want to stay top of mind and hopefully increase the chance you will be in the WL and not Deny pile, reach out to Ross Adcom and just let them know BRIEFLY 3 things- and I can't emphasize enough the brief part!-

1) that you are very interested in Ross (if indeed you are!)
2) update on any test scores or new dates that you plan to retake GMAT or GRE
3) what you have been doing at work or outside of work that is NEW since your application

There's really nothing more you can do! But by having this in your file at least- you can be top of mind and also let adcom know that you indeed are still very interested in the school (only say this if it is true- and if you are on the fence then I would just say don't do anything at this point and just see how it plays out). But if you really are interested in Ross by all means let them know! I hope this helps some of those that are wondering what to do next. And if you are looking to expand your R2 strategy... and if you are teetering on the WL or Deny pile then I would say you should expand your options now.... please reach out to us for a free consult to get ideas on your profile and where to look next and also see how we can help you in applications going forward. The link for that is here: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/


I think this is solid advice, but I would add one more thing - reach out to Student Ambassadors. There are ways to communicate your interest and fit outside of the formal admissions process, including ways to include complimentary data in your prospective student file (stomp stomp). This will probably not change the round 1 decision, but when it comes time to reevaluate your application, well...

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StratusMBACounselor wrote:
If you are in the uneasy position of having applied R1 and not heard yet if you will be invited to interview, the assumption that I have after asking Ross Adcom is that you should most likely expect to hear a decision in December which would be a waitlist or Deny. If you want to stay top of mind and hopefully increase the chance you will be in the WL and not Deny pile, reach out to Ross Adcom and just let them know BRIEFLY 3 things- and I can't emphasize enough the brief part!-

1) that you are very interested in Ross (if indeed you are!)
2) update on any test scores or new dates that you plan to retake GMAT or GRE
3) what you have been doing at work or outside of work that is NEW since your application

There's really nothing more you can do! But by having this in your file at least- you can be top of mind and also let adcom know that you indeed are still very interested in the school (only say this if it is true- and if you are on the fence then I would just say don't do anything at this point and just see how it plays out). But if you really are interested in Ross by all means let them know! I hope this helps some of those that are wondering what to do next. And if you are looking to expand your R2 strategy... and if you are teetering on the WL or Deny pile then I would say you should expand your options now.... please reach out to us for a free consult to get ideas on your profile and where to look next and also see how we can help you in applications going forward. The link for that is here: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/


I think this is solid advice, but I would add one more thing - reach out to Student Ambassadors. There are ways to communicate your interest and fit outside of the formal admissions process, including ways to include complimentary data in your prospective student file (stomp stomp). This will probably not change the round 1 decision, but when it comes time to reevaluate your application, well...


I reached out to some of the current students at Ross and learned that Student Ambassadors don't have a direct say in a candidate's application. Hence not sure whether reaching out to the Student Ambassador will be effective, but yeah it won't hurt - so worth trying.
And I also want to add that Ross is conducting events in India in Nov - New Delhi and Mumbai. I suggest attending them to learn more about Ross and also to convey your interest.

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TheyCallMeTim wrote:
StratusMBACounselor wrote:
If you are in the uneasy position of having applied R1 and not heard yet if you will be invited to interview, the assumption that I have after asking Ross Adcom is that you should most likely expect to hear a decision in December which would be a waitlist or Deny. If you want to stay top of mind and hopefully increase the chance you will be in the WL and not Deny pile, reach out to Ross Adcom and just let them know BRIEFLY 3 things- and I can't emphasize enough the brief part!-

1) that you are very interested in Ross (if indeed you are!)
2) update on any test scores or new dates that you plan to retake GMAT or GRE
3) what you have been doing at work or outside of work that is NEW since your application

There's really nothing more you can do! But by having this in your file at least- you can be top of mind and also let adcom know that you indeed are still very interested in the school (only say this if it is true- and if you are on the fence then I would just say don't do anything at this point and just see how it plays out). But if you really are interested in Ross by all means let them know! I hope this helps some of those that are wondering what to do next. And if you are looking to expand your R2 strategy... and if you are teetering on the WL or Deny pile then I would say you should expand your options now.... please reach out to us for a free consult to get ideas on your profile and where to look next and also see how we can help you in applications going forward. The link for that is here: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/


I think this is solid advice, but I would add one more thing - reach out to Student Ambassadors. There are ways to communicate your interest and fit outside of the formal admissions process, including ways to include complimentary data in your prospective student file (stomp stomp). This will probably not change the round 1 decision, but when it comes time to reevaluate your application, well...


I reached out to some of the current students at Ross and learned that Student Ambassadors don't have a direct say in a candidate's application. Hence not sure whether reaching out to the Student Ambassador will be effective, but yeah it won't hurt - so worth trying.
And I also want to add that Ross is conducting events in India in Nov - New Delhi and Mumbai. I suggest attending them to learn more about Ross and also to convey your interest.


This is an example where you have to read the nuance of a post. The person you spoke to is correct. We don't have a "direct say in a candidate's application," and that was never said nor implied. There is, however, a prospective student information report that all ambassadors can fill out on any applicant, for any type of interaction. These reports speak to the candidate's ability to fit into the Michigan culture. True, this is only one consideration, but in terms of the overall picture/weighting, it is arguably the biggest part of the application.

BUT, while my first post foot stomped this point, there is a much larger point. Getting to know students will help you understand what is important to the school and what it is looking for. I mean, honestly, what better source of input to an application could there possibly be than from a person who actually got in? Whether it helps at Ross in this year, next year, or at another school, you have to admit this is reasonable advice.

Back to the feedback form - and I should not have to be so explicit here - it may or may not help you get in. Your application may or not be reconsidered later. You will find out when you get your actual decision if it is a hard "no" or a wait list. What I am suggesting is that there could be ways to put more information in front of the admissions staff, IF it is reconsidered (wait listed). Here's another larger point - you should always assume that your interactions with a school, its staff, and its students is being evaluated, and think of it as an opportunity to improve your brand in the eyes of that institution.

Finally, I do NOT suggest ever asking a student if they can help you with an admissions decision. If you make a good impression, and they have the ability to help you, they will. That's the case at Ross, at least, because that is our culture.

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Thank you for articulating so clearly...
And I agree, one of the best ways one can learn about the school and vice versa is through current students. And I have been making every effort to do that .....

Guys - once again Ross will be in New Delhi once and Mumbai twice, attend :D

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Thank you for articulating so clearly...
And I agree, one of the best ways one can learn about the school and vice versa is through current students. And I have been making every effort to do that .....

Guys - once again Ross will be in New Delhi once and Mumbai twice, attend :D

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Although I have lost all hopes now, I registered for an event on 14th Nov in New Delhi. :)
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