Accepted.com hosted the CMU Tepper chat with Laurie Stewart yesterday. Here are a few nuggets from that chat:
- CMU Tepper currently has waitlisted approximately 100 candidates.
- Last year CMU Tepper admitted roughly 40 from the waitlist, but that number can vary enormously from year to year.
- Application volume this year to Tepper’s MBA program is up roughly 10% over last year.
Laurie Stewart, Tepper’s Director of Admissions, welcomes updates from candidates and letters of support. Obviously, make sure that whatever you submit adds positively to the adcom’s picture of you.
What is the biggest mistake on the CMU Tepper waitlist?
"I’d say when we don’t hear from someone on the waiting list–we assume that they may have made alternative plans."
If you are interested in getting accepted from the waitlist, that could be a fatal error at Tepper.