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June 17, 2024 12:45pm ET
Question about Stanford GSB

Any news on the Stanford GSB waitlist? When were R3 deposits due and can we expect movement in the next week or two?

June 17, 2024 10:48am ET
Applied to INSEAD
Round: Round 3
Received via n/a
GMAT: 615
Program Type: January Intake
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Application Location: USA
Note:

GMAT: 615 (Q80, V80, DI81).
GPA: ~3.2
US Army National Guard Veteran + 6-Years WE (Government consulting)
Normal International exposure (nothing to boast about).

June 17, 2024 9:41am ET
Question about UPenn / Wharton

Do anyone have any news about the wharton waitlist movement? Should we expect some movement this week.

June 17, 2024 9:40am ET
Accepted to Northwestern / Kellogg
Round: Round 5
Received via phone on June 11, 2024
GPA: 3.65
Post MBA Career Name: General Management
Note:

Got a phone call a week after I submitted, and two days after my interview. Very excited for and surprised by this opportunity!

June 15, 2024 10:13am ET
Question about Duke / Fuqua

Has anyone been accepted from waitlist to Fuqua after May 10?

June 15, 2024 1:37am ET
Accepted from Waitlist to NYU Stern
Round: Round 3
Received via email
GPA: 3.5
GRE: 327
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Note:

Surprised to see an acceptance letter in the mail!

June 14, 2024 9:04pm ET
Applying to Columbia
Round: Round 1
Received via portal
GPA: 3.45
GRE: 333
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
June 14, 2024 7:43pm ET
Rejected at Rice / Jones
Round: Round 3
Received via portal
June 14, 2024 4:38pm ET
Accepted to U. Washington / Foster
Round: Round 2
Received via email on June 07, 2024
GPA: 3.17
Post MBA Career Name: Operations Management
Application Location: PNW, USA
Note:

36F, Non-STEM undergrad, 14 YOE, Veteran. Applied right at end of Round 2, invited to interview 2 weeks after my last rec letter was received, offered received about a week after the interview.

June 14, 2024 2:17pm ET
Waitlisted at UPenn / Wharton
Round: Round 1
Received via email on May 14, 2024
GPA: 3.00
GMAT: 750
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: Mumbai
Note:

Waitlisted in R1

June 14, 2024 10:36am ET
Question about U. Chicago Booth

Has anyone heard anything about the waitlist? I thought today was the day we expected some movement...

June 14, 2024 10:21am ET
Question about Cornell / Johnson

Admitted off waitlist but in the scholarship waitlist. Having a hard time deciding without a scholarship decision. Anyone have any information on how the scholarship waitlist work?

June 14, 2024 1:49am ET
Waitlisted at USC / Marshall
Round: Round 5
Received via email June 14, 2024
GPA: 3.64
GRE: 318
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
Application Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
June 13, 2024 8:41pm ET
Rejected at UVA / Darden
Round: Round 4
Received via portal June 13, 2024
GPA: 3.85
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
Post MBA Career Name: Other
Application Location: Houston, TX
Note:

From USA, went to T30 uni (STEM major), and my college program is ranked T5. I was an undergrad trying to skip deferred enrollment, except for two programs (Vanderbilt/UVA). I successfully obtained test waivers for 8 different T25 MBA programs. I have lots of successful start-up experience, full-time, before college with multiple internship experiences in Fortune 100 companies. I wish I could give away more but I do not want to get doxed :) . I decided today, after this final decision and going through the whole application process with waitlist offers and rejections, that the test waiver is a complete scam. It seems to benefit, particularly "under-represented" candidates, veterans (who actually deserve a waiver for serving our country), and those who have more than the average amount of work experience but not enough to get an executive MBA. To the OP, days ago on LiveWire, who applied to "Team Fuqua," I similarly share some of your grievances. For future applicants curious about what I did from my end, the interview at UVA went very well and I spoke with multiple alumni and people on the admissions team. I received an interview offer for all programs (except Michigan). One of my recommenders was also an alumnus of the uni and a senior manager at a Fortune 20 company. My essays were relatively good and some of the interviewers who had the opportunity to read them gave compliments. Also, I did not pay for any application consultants. I did use some advice from ClearAdmit + LiveWire + Leland Blogs + GMAT Club which was and will be helpful in the future. All I can do now is study (for the GMAT or GRE) a year later and do the process over again with a test score. WashU/UF would not even consider me and they are T40 programs. As I said, do not bother with the test waiver if you do not fit into the previous categories mentioned. Here is some extra advice for "non-under-represented candidates," Save your time and money doing something else and wait to take an exam. Good luck everyone and please DM me for any questions/advice. I am happy to help. It has been real LiveWire, see ya in two years.

June 13, 2024 6:27pm ET
Question about Columbia

I applied to J-Term and am confused by the dates. June 18th seems like the deadline date for applying to Round 1. And the website states "guaranteed a decision by their respective round’s notification deadline". What is the round notification date?? I can't seem to find it.

June 13, 2024 10:59am ET
Note about All Schools
Round: Round 1
Received via n/a
GRE: 260
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
Note:

Hi All,

I'm having a hard time choosing between Michigan Ross and NYU Stern. Which program will provide the edge to consulting, Ross or Stern?

Thanks for your answers.

June 13, 2024 10:54am ET
Accepted to U. Chicago Booth
Round: Round 3
Received via portal June 13, 2024
GPA: 3.99
GMAT: 665
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
Application Location: Utah
Note:

Super excited and feeling fortunate.

June 13, 2024 8:59am ET
Accepted to MIT Sloan
Round: Rolling Admissions
Received via portal June 13, 2024
GPA: 3.95
GRE: 337
Program Type: Deferred Enrollment
Post MBA Career Name: Non Profit / Social Impact
Application Location: Midwest
June 13, 2024 4:06am ET
Question about UPenn / Wharton

Can we expect a waitlist update this Friday?

June 13, 2024 1:29am ET
Question about U. Chicago Booth

Any chance of getting off the waitlist for Booth at this point?

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