Ross School of Business’ Director of Admissions, Soojin Kwon Koh recently wrote in her blog regarding the interview process.
She says that the heavy toll waiting for interview invites might take on the students’ psyche is understandable. In her own case, “It was tough, but I did my best to focus on the present and try to manage my anxiety. It’s a useful skill to develop as you’ll need to leverage it for so many other things in life.”
Elaborating on the structure of the interview process at Ross, Ms. Koh said that they look to “minimise the anxiety by targeting two dates on which to release invitations. Previously, our process was similar to that of some other schools, whereby we released invitations on a rolling basis starting a couple weeks after the app deadline right up until the decision notification date in mid-January. So applicants had an extended period of stress and waiting – over two months, in some cases. We thought that this new process would be less stressful, and, allow us to make better decisions on whom to invite.”
She has also re-asserted that the date of application submission, the applicant’s GMAT score or his/her location has no influence on the timing of sending out an interview invite.
For those who might have missed Round I of enrolment for Fall 2012, the application deadlines for Rounds II and III are January 4 and March 1, 2012 respectively. Notifications of decisions for Rounds I, II and III would be made on January 13, March 15 and May 15, 2012 respectively.