From the Admissions Office
January 13, 2011
Happy New Year!
Now that our Round 2 admissions deadline has passed, we would like to take this time to provide further insight into the next steps in the admissions process. The admissions committee has begun to review applications. We sent out our first wave of interview invitations earlier this week and will continue to release interview invitations on a rolling basis throughout the rest of the round. We make every effort to release interview invitations as early as possible, but given the nature of the review process, some invitations may be released later in the round. Please note that the timing of the interview invitation is simply a matter of when an application is reviewed; it does not indicate anything about your status in the admissions process or the ultimate outcome of your application.
At this point, the main thing for most applicants to do is to wait for an interview invitation. One thing we would suggest, though, is for you to check your online status page to confirm that we are not still waiting for any of your supplemental materials. We will not review your application until your file is complete, so making sure we have received all of your materials is one way you can help move the process forward.
In our October message, we covered the topic of the admissions interview. Given its relevance at this point in Round 2, we thought we would reiterate some key points. Interviews are 30 minutes in length and are conducted primarily by trained second-year students. They focus on your educational and employment background from college to the present. Given the 30-minute interview timeframe, you will likely not have the opportunity to cover all of the areas you wish to. It is therefore important to prepare well for the interview. Review your résumé and essays. Be ready to address questions as they relate to your leadership experiences and career direction. Tell us your story: We are not looking for you to tell us what you think we want to hear; we want to hear your unique and personal story.
For those of you who have yet to submit applications, we are pleased to let you know that our campus visit program has begun for 2011. Campus visits are a valuable opportunity for you to get a first-hand view of Yale SOM, sit in on a class, take a tour of campus, lunch with current students, and participate in an information session conducted by one of the admission committee members. You can schedule your visit on our website. We encourage you to visit us in New Haven.
Best of luck in the MBA admissions process!
Yale School of Management
135 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8200
203.432.5635, Admissions Office
203.432.6380, Visitor Center