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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 11:57
abhishek.sardana wrote:
I can't get essay 2 less than 540 Words... What to do ?


Erase any words that are less than 3 letters. They'll understand you and really think that you are unique because of the one-of-a-kind essay.

just kidding.

Cutting 140 words is going to be tough.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 12:05
gmatclb wrote:
I believe in the education section of the application, they say that internationals cannot use the template. Internationals have to send in official docs.

Looking at the posters username, I would hazard a guess that he/she is international.


I have an email from them saying attested photocopies of my indian transcripts will work, thats what I have sent them...pasted it down
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Photocopies are fine for application review purposes. Official copies will
be required should you receive an offer of admission.

Regards,

Michael Corbett


*************************************
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Cornell University
111 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Telephone: 607-255-4526
800-847-2082 (U.S. and Canada only)
Fax: 607-255-0065
mailto:mba@cornell.edu
http://www.johnson.cornell.edu






-----Original Message-----

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Posted At: Sunday, June 10, 2007 11:39 PM
Posted To: MBA Email
Conversation: [PMX:#] Transcripts
Subject: [PMX:#] Transcripts


> Hi,
> I am about to begin my application process for the Johnson
> School's full-time MBA program.
> I had a question regarding the transcripts to be submitted.
> I had completed my undergraduate studies in India in 2002, and
> completed my graduate studies for University of Texas at Austin in
> 2004.
> While I can get the transcripts for my graduate studies from the
> university here, I am having a hard time getting the transcripts from
> the university in India.
> I do have the original (official) marksheets from the Indian institute
> with me, and was wondering if these mark-sheets could substitute for
> the transcripts ?
>
> Thanks,
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 12:21
But by when should they recieve it to consider my application in R1?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 12:31
How about submitting a 507 word essay for 400 word one?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 12:40
too many words over the limit... try to bring it down to 450.....
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 12:41
At least
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:30
gmat_march wrote:

I have an email from them saying attested photocopies of my indian transcripts will work



If that's what he said... you have your proof.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:34
450 is too much.



It's risky to go with 450 words because after reading 25 straight 400 word essays, the adcomm will spot a 450 word essay easily. Now 1100 words in a 1000 word essay would be a little bit more difficult to spot.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 16:58
also... verified/attensted/notarized transcript copies work

Called up cornell ad-com, talked to person, was told that they accept notarized photocopies of transcripts.

If anyone here is from non US institution, a quick stop at any UPS store, 10$ for notary services, and hey presto!! all intl transcript headaches solved.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 21:13
I just submitted.

Now to do more essays for more schools. Yippeee!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 21:24
aviroop wrote:
also... verified/attensted/notarized transcript copies work

Called up cornell ad-com, talked to person, was told that they accept notarized photocopies of transcripts.

If anyone here is from non US institution, a quick stop at any UPS store, 10$ for notary services, and hey presto!! all intl transcript headaches solved.


But if you have the offical transcript in a sealed envelope with you, just send it across. No Notary required for that.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 21:31
ya..I didnt have sealed transcripts...
just FYI for other applicants
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 22:11
What I have heard from my cousin in Wharton is that - It is okie to overshoot the limit in one of the essays by 100-200 words (on the base of 1000 words) but make sure you do so in only 1 not all. All others should be under the limit.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 08:26
Any other R1s submitting today?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 08:37
Guys. My TOEFL speaking score is a stupid 24 :-( [114/20]

Cornell ***recommends*** a score of 25 in each section of TOEFL. Do you guys think I should address this somewhere.

I am planning not to address it, because I am planning to use the optional essay to talk about other things that "add" to my application.

Just checking what you guys think. Any thoughts?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 09:04
kidderek wrote:
Any other R1s submitting today?

I'll be submitting mine tomorrow ...
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 09:41
prasad, you are off by just one point, and I am sure your other scores and activities (Including interview) will clarify to the adcom about your communication skills. So I agree with you that you should not use the valuable optional essay space for this.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 18:41
Way to go to those of you who submitted. Looks like this season's rat race has officially begun!
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 19:33
gmat_march wrote:
kidderek wrote:
Any other R1s submitting today?

I'll be submitting mine tomorrow ...



Cutting it a little close.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 20:40
submitted 12:39am 10/10

waiting for rejection letter, starting . . . now
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