A Call from Michigan Ross


‘Twas the night before Round 1 calls
and all through the web,
MBA applicants wished their anxiety would ebb.

The call list was made
By the AdComm with care,
In hopes that a new Ross class
Soon would be there.

The applicants were ready,
Attached to their phones,
With visions of excitement,
Lectures and new learning zones.

When out of the silence
What should appear?
Area Code ‘734’.
Their worries now cleared!

Clearly, I am not a poet, but I am in a cheery, holiday mood as we finished making our admitted student calls this afternoon. It was great to hear the voices of the many people we got to know through applications.

Perhaps the most unexpected response we heard was the admit who asked when our admitted student weekend was going to be so she could plan her wedding weekend around it. Another cautioned that his speech might be hard to understand because he had answered the call in the middle of a dentist appointment and half his face was numb. He had told his dentist ahead of time that he was hoping to receive a call and would want to answer it.

Tomorrow, all of our decisions will be posted online. Many of you will be on our waitlist, which means that we’ll take another look at your application in Round 2.

We’re shooting to get Round 2 interview invitations on January 19. That’s a tentative date for now. Interviews will take place January 22  - February 23. We will hold team exercises on campus every Friday and Monday, starting on January 30 during that period, and a few Saturdays. We will also hold team exercises on the following dates and locations:

Feb. 7: Sao Paulo and Delhi

Feb. 8: Seoul

Feb. 10: Shanghai

Here are a few things Round 2 applicants can do to put together the best app possible:

  • Take a look at our admissions webinar from December 16. Diana and I shared highlights of the Ross program so you can determine whether Ross aligns well with your goals and interests. We also shared last-minute application tips and answered questions.
  • Meet a current Ross student at a Café Chat near you. Students are looking forward to sharing their experiences and the academic and career directions they’re pursuing at Ross.
  • Take a break from your application and spend time doing things you enjoy, with people you care about. This will give you better perspective to review your app in early January (before the January 5 deadline) and see if it really reflects who you are and what’s important to you.

Finally, the school will be closed for the holidays from noon on Wednesday, December 24 until 8AM on Friday, January 2, 2015. On behalf of the Ross Admissions team, we wish you all the best in the new year!

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