Judging from the spikes in pageviews of my blog today, I'm guessing that Round 1 applicants are wondering whether I'll be sharing when the admit calls will go out. I spent the morning debating this with my team. We landed on continuing the tradition of making the calls. We love doing it and it's in keeping with our recruiting philosophy - making it personal and human. We recognize that there's a lot of anxiety in the wait. In an effort to minimize the anxiety, we'll be compressing the calls into two days. US calls will begin on Wednesday, December 19, and international calls will go out on Thursday, December 20 prior to noon EST, when decisions will officially be released. Not getting a call doesn't necessarily mean that you won't be admitted; it could mean that we've placed you on our waitlist for reconsideration in Round 2.
For Round 2 applicants, just a reminder that the app deadline is Thursday, January 3. I also wanted to get a couple dates on your radar. For those invited to interview, there will be an option to attend special preview days hosted in collaboration with two of our student groups. The first will be co-hosted with the Michigan Business Women (MBW) club on Saturday, February 2. The day's agenda will focus on the Ross MBA experience from the perspective of our women students. We will have student panels and networking sessions with MBW members. The second preview day will be co-hosted with our Consortium students and is open to students who apply to Ross through the Consortium. That event will be held on Friday, February 15, and will coincide with our Black Business Students Association Conference, which interview invitees are encouraged to attend. Both events will be by invitation only. We hope to get those invitations out in mid-January.
The Admissions Office will be closed the week of December 24 and will reopen on January 2, 2013. The team and I are looking forward to recharging our batteries before diving into Round 2. I hope that you, too, will have a chance to relax, reflect and recharge. Happy holidays and best wishes for a terrific 2013!