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# Yale SOM 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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22 Mar 2013, 16:34
Nonetheless, I bet some interviews leave them wondering if you can handle the work from an academic perspective. For example, if your spoken English is really poor (either as an English language learner or not) they will question your ability to contribute to the case method. Otherwise, I generally agree that the first check is to answer the "can you handle it" question.

I want to add that my guess is that for people on the bubble ("I wonder if they can handle the work?"), the adcom invites them to interview because the committee is willing to admit exceptional candidates with shaky quant skills. The question they are inadvertently asking is, "Are they worth it?" So by no means have you proven your complete academic chops in all cases. They are looking for a reason to admit you and hopefully the interview helps create that reason!
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22 Mar 2013, 16:47
Good point, machichi! Numbers-aside, you could be a great applicant and show all the nebulous qualities SOM is looking for in a student. If you're that person, then in the interview you have to show them that you are worth potentially lowering their GPA/GMAT average in order to admit you. It seems kind of harsh, but numbers are numbers and they do affect rankings, perceptions, etc. Again, you have to SHOW that you're worth it, not just look good on paper.
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23 Mar 2013, 12:09
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Nonetheless, I bet some interviews leave them wondering if you can handle the work from an academic perspective. For example, if your spoken English is really poor (either as an English language learner or not) they will question your ability to contribute to the case method. Otherwise, I generally agree that the first check is to answer the "can you handle it" question.

I want to add that my guess is that for people on the bubble ("I wonder if they can handle the work?"), the adcom invites them to interview because the committee is willing to admit exceptional candidates with shaky quant skills. The question they are inadvertently asking is, "Are they worth it?" So by no means have you proven your complete academic chops in all cases. They are looking for a reason to admit you and hopefully the interview helps create that reason!

To your point however Yale SOM also has a strong applicant pool, so in addition to the "can you handle it?" part they're probably also screening for fit as well in the initial pass. If they read an application that suggests the applicant is using the school as a "safety" or the applicant did little to no little research on the school I'm sure the app goes straight to the 'ding' box.

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23 Mar 2013, 12:21
tokugawa86 wrote:
machichi wrote:
Nonetheless, I bet some interviews leave them wondering if you can handle the work from an academic perspective. For example, if your spoken English is really poor (either as an English language learner or not) they will question your ability to contribute to the case method. Otherwise, I generally agree that the first check is to answer the "can you handle it" question.

I want to add that my guess is that for people on the bubble ("I wonder if they can handle the work?"), the adcom invites them to interview because the committee is willing to admit exceptional candidates with shaky quant skills. The question they are inadvertently asking is, "Are they worth it?" So by no means have you proven your complete academic chops in all cases. They are looking for a reason to admit you and hopefully the interview helps create that reason!

To your point however Yale SOM also has a strong applicant pool, so in addition to the "can you handle it?" part they're probably also screening for fit as well in the initial pass. If they read an application that suggests the applicant is using the school as a "safety" or the applicant did little to no little research on the school I'm sure the app goes straight to the 'ding' box.

Ahh I am really crossing my fingers that you are right about applicants using Yale as a "safety" and not doing as much research. I was super impressed with all of the prospective students I met on my interview day, but I did get the sense that Yale might be a back-up for some of them.

"Where all did you apply?" "Harvard, Stanford, Wharton...and Yale"

Whereas for me, Yale is a dream school. Hopefully I made that abundantly clear in my interview/application!

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23 Mar 2013, 14:47
Guessing round 2 calls can be expected around 8 EST on 28th? Experienced participants please share your thoughts on this.

I didn't speak about any other colleges during my interview, although my GMAT report shows few top schools I applied to (although Yale is my top choice). hope it doesn't affect my chances.

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24 Mar 2013, 13:11
Filled out my data form today. So excited to get my email address! Woohoo! Two points:

1) My passport expires in September of this year. DOH. I am so glad I noticed this now!
2) I can't find a place to upload a passport photo but they explicitly ask for one in the previous screen. Anyone figured this out?
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24 Mar 2013, 13:26
machichi wrote:
2) I can't find a place to upload a passport photo but they explicitly ask for one in the previous screen. Anyone figured this out?

Don't know the particulars for this year's site but I think we had to upload ours through Yale university somehow. The thing to keep in mind is that SOM will use this picture for everything so make sure it's not just something you threw together.

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24 Mar 2013, 14:38
OhDenny wrote:
machichi wrote:
2) I can't find a place to upload a passport photo but they explicitly ask for one in the previous screen. Anyone figured this out?

Don't know the particulars for this year's site but I think we had to upload ours through Yale university somehow. The thing to keep in mind is that SOM will use this picture for everything so make sure it's not just something you threw together.

Thanks, OhDenny! Maybe I should find a picture that's actually half-way decent...hmmm *chucks actual passport photo out the window*

And machichi, I think they would have to direct us to another link/page in order to do that & I'd guess the same for actually activating/setting-up our email accounts. It's technically due soon, so I'm hoping they'll update the site within the next couple of days. They're probably swamped making R2 decisions now... we R1 deposit-paid people don't matter as much anymore
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24 Mar 2013, 18:14
machichi wrote:
Filled out my data form today. So excited to get my email address! Woohoo! Two points:

1) My passport expires in September of this year. DOH. I am so glad I noticed this now!
2) I can't find a place to upload a passport photo but they explicitly ask for one in the previous screen. Anyone figured this out?

What data form are you referring to? I did the Re-Vera verification about a month ago and haven't heard back... I assume the process you are talking about (e.g. passports photos, email address creation, etc.) comes after the Re-Vera results come back? Thanks

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24 Mar 2013, 18:23
ugeman229 wrote:
machichi wrote:
Filled out my data form today. So excited to get my email address! Woohoo! Two points:

1) My passport expires in September of this year. DOH. I am so glad I noticed this now!
2) I can't find a place to upload a passport photo but they explicitly ask for one in the previous screen. Anyone figured this out?

What data form are you referring to? I did the Re-Vera verification about a month ago and haven't heard back... I assume the process you are talking about (e.g. passports photos, email address creation, etc.) comes after the Re-Vera results come back? Thanks

There's a link on the admitted students site to the form. Check out the list on the homepage of things to do each month (eg pay deposit, etc). This is under March.
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24 Mar 2013, 18:37
aerien wrote:
ugeman229 wrote:
machichi wrote:
Filled out my data form today. So excited to get my email address! Woohoo! Two points:

1) My passport expires in September of this year. DOH. I am so glad I noticed this now!
2) I can't find a place to upload a passport photo but they explicitly ask for one in the previous screen. Anyone figured this out?

What data form are you referring to? I did the Re-Vera verification about a month ago and haven't heard back... I assume the process you are talking about (e.g. passports photos, email address creation, etc.) comes after the Re-Vera results come back? Thanks

There's a link on the admitted students site to the form. Check out the list on the homepage of things to do each month (eg pay deposit, etc). This is under March.

Hmm... I see the line item you are referencing but mine isn't a link (nothing to click). Does this appear after the Re-Vera process?

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24 Mar 2013, 18:54
ugeman229 wrote:
aerien wrote:
ugeman229 wrote:

What data form are you referring to? I did the Re-Vera verification about a month ago and haven't heard back... I assume the process you are talking about (e.g. passports photos, email address creation, etc.) comes after the Re-Vera results come back? Thanks

There's a link on the admitted students site to the form. Check out the list on the homepage of things to do each month (eg pay deposit, etc). This is under March.

Hmm... I see the line item you are referencing but mine isn't a link (nothing to click). Does this appear after the Re-Vera process?

Not sure. Maybe having the link to fill out the form is the unofficial notice that ReVera's check is complete? Anyone else have the link or not?
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25 Mar 2013, 07:48
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T - 3. I'm starting to get nervous!
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25 Mar 2013, 08:09
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T - 3. I'm starting to get nervous!

Me too! Crossing my fingers for all of the GC-ers...good luck everyone!

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25 Mar 2013, 08:38
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Pashya wrote:
T - 3. I'm starting to get nervous!

Me too! Crossing my fingers for all of the GC-ers...good luck everyone!

As my friend's parents said when he was little waiting for Christmas...3 more sleeps till we find out!

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25 Mar 2013, 09:10
ln0038a wrote:
lb2015 wrote:
Pashya wrote:
T - 3. I'm starting to get nervous!

Me too! Crossing my fingers for all of the GC-ers...good luck everyone!

As my friend's parents said when he was little waiting for Christmas...3 more sleeps till we find out!

Aw that's cute. I fear the "sleeps" may be a bit restless for me, though!

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25 Mar 2013, 09:11
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This weeks Virgo horoscope: "Your hard work of the past six months could pay off too, so don’t be shy about tooting your own horn"

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25 Mar 2013, 10:22
HAHA .....My Horoscope reads : " You may get favorable results from opposite sex. The stars further indicate that the present time is favorable and so, make the maximum of the good time." ....God Damn it!!!!

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25 Mar 2013, 10:35
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This weeks Virgo horoscope: "Your hard work of the past six months could pay off too, so don’t be shy about tooting your own horn"

"Information comes your way, probably early, that confirms an idea that's been building in your mind for quite some time. The odds are good that this is a positive development."

I hope so!!!!!

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25 Mar 2013, 14:40
R1 admits please help: did you get scholarship info directly after getting accepted or did you have to wait for some time (f.e. you got it with your package by mail)?

Thanks!

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