Aalto University Applicants - 2013

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Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Hippo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:14 pm

We're everywhere!!!

I am curious if anyone in here applied for master's programmes at Aalto University School of Business. I have applied for master's in finance and am kind of confused on where I stand in the application process. Normally, applicants are ranked by GMAT score only and double the amount of candidates that can be accepted to the programme are invited for an interview. So far, there is no indication that I am out of running, either by email or on the application portal, but given that the final results are due in a month, I believe that I must be out.

Has anyone had a similar experience?



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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Pursuivant » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:31 pm

So far, there is no indication that I am out of running
Logically, they send the "thanks for applying" letter after they actually know the final averages of people actually let in...
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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Hippo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:41 pm

Per their website, there are two separate phases in the application process for this particulate programme. In the phase I, they rank applicants according to their GMAT scores and call the top 14-15 applicants for interview. The second phase is the interview and you get a score for that (GMAT score + interview performance). If you didn't the make the short list at the end of phase I, you are absolutely out and I think it would be reasonable if they let people know this at that point.


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Pursuivant » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:58 pm

So that you don't get a bad feeling and start to cry?
"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."


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Post by Hippo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:09 pm

Exactly. Or If they just told me that I didn't get in, I would move on and concentrate on my ukulele classes.


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Pursuivant » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:36 pm

I could have told you that right after you applied... now lets try the chorus...
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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by numb » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:35 pm

I don't know much about master's programmes but last semester I applied to a doctoral programme in Aalto and received my invitation letter by post. No e-mail or online announcement beforehand. I'm an international applicant and I was definitely not expecting anything via post.
So I'm sure they'll inform you somehow. I've received good news long after I gave up hope. :)


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Hippo » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:13 pm

numb wrote:I don't know much about master's programmes but last semester I applied to a doctoral programme in Aalto and received my invitation letter by post. No e-mail or online announcement beforehand. I'm an international applicant and I was definitely not expecting anything via post.
So I'm sure they'll inform you somehow. I've received good news long after I gave up hope. :)
Thanks. That's quite interesting. Perhaps I should email them and ask about it. My mailing address is my old work address ( :? ), though the people there do notify me whenever I get delivered something, regular post is certainly is not the most secure way to contact me at the moment.

Was your letter an acceptance or an invitation for an interview?
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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by numb » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:13 pm

Yes I think there is nothing wrong with sending a follow up mail.
There was no interview stage in my department, I received an acceptance letter directly.


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Hippo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:32 pm

Sent them an email about it and received a reply that made me feel like they didn't even read it.

Got in U of H, btw :)


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by numb » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:43 pm

congrats :)


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Willybe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:42 pm

I applied to the MA for the Design Program and still didn't hear back from him. I reached out to my friend who got admitted two years ago and she mentioned she received the package through mail around April 7. Hmm...I called the school, but they said that the final result will be posted online on April 26.


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by Willybe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:54 pm

Congrat! Is UofH the same as Aalto University? Besides the mailing package, did you also received an email? Thank you.


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by numb » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:13 pm

Willybe wrote:Congrat! Is UofH the same as Aalto University? Besides the mailing package, did you also received an email? Thank you.
I think he means University of Helsinki.

I didn't receive an e-mail, I've reached out to them after receiving the post. Different programs probably have different procedures. If they said april 26 then it should be april 26.


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Re: Aalto University Applicants - 2013

Post by popinto » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:51 am

Hi. I see that you are a doctoral student at Aalto. I am an incoming student. Wonder if you could answer a few questions?
numb wrote:Yes I think there is nothing wrong with sending a follow up mail.
There was no interview stage in my department, I received an acceptance letter directly.


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