From the Admissions Office
The snow has started falling in New Haven and the admissions season is in full swing. We have enjoyed seeing so many prospective students on campus and look forward to welcoming many more over the coming months.
At this time of the year, candidates are at different stages in the application process: some are getting ready to submit their application, some have already submitted their application, and some are still in the process of learning about SOM.
For those candidates who have been working on their applications, our second round deadline is coming up on January 7, 2009. These last few weeks before the deadline are a time to put the finishing touches on your application. For those of you in that position, here are some tips for second round final reviews so you can submit your application and enjoy the holiday season.
For those of you who have already applied, December is a busy time in the admissions office. Weíre in the midst of reviewing first round applications and sending out interview invitations. Right now weíve invited about two-thirds of the total candidates we intend to interview for the first round, and we hope to extend the majority of the remaining interviews before the holidays. We may send out a few invitations closer to the decision deadline, though, so thereís still time to hear from us if you havenít already.
Finally, for those of you still in the process of learning about the school, Yale SOM students will be traveling over the winter break and have arranged some informal gatherings in cities around the world. If you would like to attend, please register through our web site. This is a great opportunity to speak with members of the SOM community and learn more about the program.
If you have any questions during the admissions process, please post on our discussion boards. Members of the Admissions Committee will be monitoring the boards periodically while our office is closed for winter break (December 24 until January 5). Happy holidays from the SOM Admissions Team!