Bruce DelMonico explains the behind-the-scenes application-review process.
Many of you have read one of our blog posts, or watched an online webinar, or met a member of our team on a campus visit or at an event near you; you probably feel very familiar with us at this point. But you might feel less familiar with what happens once you’ve hit “Submit” after months of reflecting, refining, and re-working each component of your application to make it the most accurate representation of yourself, your accomplishments, and your aspirations. I want to remove any sense of mystery about what happens to your application once the application is, so to speak, out of your hands.
But first, I want to offer you congratulations for completing this lengthy process. That alone is a huge accomplishment, and I hope that through it you learned more about yourself than you knew before.
These next few weeks may feel silent on your end, but I promise that on our end it is anything but quiet. In fact, our committee will now begin many discussions on the applications we have received in order to decide whom to interview, and later, whom to admit.
Our committee has already met once, and we will continue to meet throughout the round. Each application will be reviewed by two members of the admissions committee, and some applications will be discussed in committees on more than one occasion.
We will begin to release interview invitations soon. You’ve probably heard that the MBA application review process is “holistic,” and it’s true that to properly review an application and all of the pieces you spent so much time preparing, our team carefully reviews each element of each file in front of them. Although it may be comforting to know the effort we put into each application, this process requires a good deal of time between your application submission and the decision release date.
This careful review process also means that interview invitations may come at any point throughout the round up until our Round 1 decision release date, December 5, 2018. Even though an applicant cannot be admitted without completing an interview, not receiving an invitation to interview now does not necessarily mean you will not ultimately be interviewed—and perhaps admitted—at some point in the application season.
No matter what the outcome, please know that we appreciate the opportunity to get to know you through this process and look forward to continuing to do so as we craft the Yale SOM Class of 2021.
Assistant Dean for Admissions
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