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A B O U T   T H I S   B L O G

The Full-Time MBA Admissions team offers the insider perspective on the admissions process. They will offer advice, tips, and assistance on applying to business school and information specifically about the Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA program.


Kurt Ahlm: Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions

Danielle Foster: Associate Director of Admissions

Amy Hung: Assistant Director of Admissions

Meghan Keedy: Associate Director of Admissions

Bryce Kirchhausen: Associate Director of Admissions

Joanne Legler: Associate Director of Admissions

Carrie Lydon: Associate Director of Admissions

Michelle Moore: Director of Admissions Outreach

Eddie Pulliam: Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Emily Salans: Assistant Director of Admissions

Donna Swinford: Director of Operations and Evaluation

Joanna Zisis: Communications Specialist

S T A Y   I N   T O U C H   W I T H   U S

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December 20

Waitlist Update

While it likely wasn’t the news you were hoping to hear, if you received a waitlist notification, please know that the waitlist is a good place to be!  This round was incredibly competitive, and we were simply unable to accept every qualified applicant. We recognize that there may be some uncertainty surrounding next steps for those of you on the waitlist, so we wanted to clarify the process and new changes from last year.  This will be a waiting process over the next few months but there are a few things you can do during this time, and we have listed them below.

Waitlist Enrollment Form
This is a new feature for this year, and allows candidates to immediately opt in or out of the waitlist. As with most things at Booth, this allows you to decide what is best for you, and helps us better understand who is genuinely interested in remaining on the waitlist.  The waitlist enrollment form is in no way binding, and you are able to withdraw yourself from the waitlist at any time by emailing us at

Overall Process
Once you’ve accepted our offer to become part of the waitlist, your application will be considered for admission again in Round 2. You will receive an updated decision on March 21, 2012, our final decision date for Round 2. We will try to make a final decision by that point, but there is a possibility that you could remain on the waitlist through Round 3.

Updates, Materials, and Video
We welcome you to send us relevant updates regarding your candidacy. This information will be added to your file for future consideration by the Admissions Committee.   The content and format of an update is entirely up to you, but ideally the materials you provide should add insight into your qualifications and strength of fit with Chicago Booth beyond what was presented in your original application.  You can submit your updates in the “Upload Materials” section of your Applicant Status Page.

A new, optional feature this year is the ability to upload a 90-second video for the Admissions Committee. In the age of digital media, we recognize that video is a common tool of communication, and want to provide any interested candidate with the opportunity to use it. Often candidates would like to introduce themselves via a face-to-face conversation, and a video provides the opportunity to create a personal connection in lieu of visiting campus. In terms of the content  - it is entirely up to you. You can submit a video in the “Portfolio” section of Applicant Status Page.

Please submit all updates by March 1, 2012.

Thank you for your continued interest in Chicago Booth. As we have updates to share, we will be in touch via email. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 773.702.7639.