MBA News: Waitlist Process at Chicago Booth

If you are an MBA candidate trying to bide your time patiently on Chicago Booth’s waitlist, your wait might be over sooner than you think. The school’s admissions committee recently added an initial, earlier review to the waitlist process to start letting applicants know their fate at the school sooner. Before its Round 2 mid-decision date on February 16, Chicago Booth will evaluate waitlisted candidates based on the quality of the Round 2 applicant pool and make some decisions. Many applicants will remain on the waitlist, but some will receive a final decision during this time, giving these candidates closure much earlier in the process and developing a smaller, lower-pressure waitlist. If you remain on the waitlist after this “cut,” your decision will be released as part of the Round 2 process on March 16, or you just might have to continue waiting beyond then… Some processes are tweaked, but do they ever really change?

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