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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:03
I was asking a friend of mine from college now at the GSB about the social scene there, and here's what I heard back:

"In another moment of frankness, I'm not really a big fan of the broader social scene at Stanford--it seems largely Frat 2.0, to be fair. Not everyone ascribes to it, and some of the closest friends I have in my life I've met through the GSB, but the larger social community strikes me as an extension of college (which is not something I'm too big a fan of). That said, there are plenty of opportunities to make much deeper connections with other students in the GSB, but I don't like to do it over beer bong at the local sports bar..."

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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 07:17
Yes - don't you think this is likely to happen at any school though? Despite the cultural fit that many people talk about, there are bound to be different kinds of people in school, even if it's just 400 people. It will likely take the first couple of semesters to find like minded people whom you get along with better. And it may even be the people who go beer bonging (not sure if that's the right term) but in a different setting. At least that's my take on it.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 18:08
hey there
can anyone confirm whether or not we can submit the application prior to all the recommendations being submitted?
less than 24 hours to the R1 deadline and I really want to hit submit..

thanks. good luck to all applicants :)
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 18:16
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hey there
can anyone confirm whether or not we can submit the application prior to all the recommendations being submitted?
less than 24 hours to the R1 deadline and I really want to hit submit..

thanks. good luck to all applicants :)


Don't know if the system will let you or not, but in their email they said:

Your recommenders should submit their recommendations electronically before you submit your application. We recommend that they submit by Tuesday, 28 October 2008.

I'm still waiting on 2 recs...
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 18:24
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chitchat wrote:
hey there
can anyone confirm whether or not we can submit the application prior to all the recommendations being submitted?
less than 24 hours to the R1 deadline and I really want to hit submit..

thanks. good luck to all applicants :)


Don't know if the system will let you or not, but in their email they said:

Your recommenders should submit their recommendations electronically before you submit your application. We recommend that they submit by Tuesday, 28 October 2008.

I'm still waiting on 2 recs...


thanks. i'm waiting on one rec and hopefully it'll get in tomorrow..
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 06:22
chitchat wrote:
bball wrote:
chitchat wrote:
hey there
can anyone confirm whether or not we can submit the application prior to all the recommendations being submitted?
less than 24 hours to the R1 deadline and I really want to hit submit..

thanks. good luck to all applicants :)


Don't know if the system will let you or not, but in their email they said:

Your recommenders should submit their recommendations electronically before you submit your application. We recommend that they submit by Tuesday, 28 October 2008.

I'm still waiting on 2 recs...


thanks. i'm waiting on one rec and hopefully it'll get in tomorrow..


You can definitely submit before all your recs are in. I wasn't going to wait around for my director when he has this bad habit of submitting the rec letters a few hours after they are due. Right now I'm in the process of walking him through how to submit the Stanford letter while he is out of the office at a conference. He can't seem to find his email with the access code and password! :?
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 06:28
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He can't seem to find his email with the access code and password! :?


You can send the email again through the application system.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 06:36
Submitted! Down to the wire.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 07:23
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 09:54
Did it, the Japanese way (JIT)

Thats brings me to end of my app season. No more apps for me in R2.

Best of luck everybody
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 09:58
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Submitted!!! I imagine this is what giving birth feels like.


Nope this was just the getting pregnant part, giving birth is still a few months aways :P
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 10:23
sentiment wrote:
has anyone tried to preview the app?

There is a question about current supervisor being aware of the apllication. I selected Yes but the pdf shows it as blank.

Secondly the awards/honors section has cut off quite a chunk of data. I am within the limits (ur anyways not allowed to exceed) yet its cropped off..

Anyone else facing similar issues?


FYI, not sure if you care anymore, but in my pdf, the current supervisor question as Yes shows up
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 11:20
Submitted couple of days ago. Now the waiting game............
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 12:08
Submitted a couple of days ago. nothing to do but wait now.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 12:15
Just submitted! Still waiting for one of my recommenders though...
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 14:26
Submitted a couple of hours ago. I really put all of myself in this application.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 14:44
Just submitted. Best of luck to everybody!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 14:51
so to everyone who hit today's deadline...how does it feel to now know what is most important to you and why?? :lol:
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 15:04
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Stanford is very important for me and that is why I've postponed my almost completed package to R2 :-D
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 15:25
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Stanford is very important for me and that is why I've postponed my almost completed package to R2 :-D


Heh, I may keep you company in R2. :-D
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