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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 03:45
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frankly speaking if you ask me now what matters to me the most I will snore in response!


Good one :D.. yes good luck to all applicants submitting one of the toughest applications to one of the most selective schools !

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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 05:40
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GSB recommends the following word limit for each essay

Essay 1: 750 words
Essay 2: 450 words
Essay 3: 300 words each

My question is what if an applicant swap the word limit of first two essays?? I know the total word count should be 1800 regardless of the split and GSB recommends the word limit just for guidance but if some one swap the word limit of first two essays, will this have any impact on the results?? Your thoughts???


I would strongly recommend against it. The word limits are there for a reason. Stanford wants to know about you as a person first and foremost, hence the big word limit for what matters most essay. If you still feel strongly about it, I would suggest talking to a consultant (free first hour chat possibly? ) and explaining your situation and see if it is feasible


I get what you are saying, but I actually disagree with that. I think Stanford is being sincere in the statement that you can distribute the words however you want because "you have your own story to tell". What matters is the content. If you say all you need to say about what matters most in 400 words, more power to you. The word counts are just numbers, there is nothing holy about them.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 08:07
Does anyone have any idea about the timeline for Stanford interview invites. There isn't too much information in their blogs.

Also, do they notify in some way whether the app is complete.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 08:42
What are you guys including in the Additional Information section?
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 08:55
Wow, average GMAT of 734!!! We can find this only at Stanford.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 10:44
In stanford application:

One page resume is allowed for college seniors. But can professionals also submit one page resume?

What do you guys think?
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 11:03
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In stanford application:

One page resume is allowed for college seniors. But can professionals also submit one page resume?

What do you guys think?


Yeah I don't know how to do a two page resume. Everything you learn (in the US at least) in the business world points very stronly to a single page resume.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 11:07
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 11:24
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So you have submitted or planning to submit your one page resume. Right??


Yeah, I'm going to submit a one pager. I just don't know how to make a slick two page resume.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 17:38
Congratulations to all who have managed to submit the application for R1. I am making a last minute push to polish my essays and submit the application by tonight. I have a quick question about the word limit. I understand schools provide word limit for a reason and you should stick with it. And in general, most people say that it is OKAY to go 5% over the word limit. Do you guys think this is okay for Stanford? The application says the total word count MAY not exceed 1800 words. My essay 1 is long (read 950 words) and I am struggling to cut it down without losing content of my theme and story. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!!
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 17:55
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Congratulations to all who have managed to submit the application for R1. I am making a last minute push to polish my essays and submit the application by tonight. I have a quick question about the word limit. I understand schools provide word limit for a reason and you should stick with it. And in general, most people say that it is OKAY to go 5% over the word limit. Do you guys think this is okay for Stanford? The application says the total word count MAY not exceed 1800 words. My essay 1 is long (read 950 words) and I am struggling to cut it down without losing content of my theme and story. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!!


I'm sure it's fine. Mine went over about 50 words (not that the fact that I went over makes it 'right'). The essays don't get cut off or anything when you upload them. They just get appended to your application as is.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 18:44
Thank you! I guess going over by 200-250 words may not be acceptable as compared to going over by 50 words. I think I should bring it down by 100 words at least.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 19:02
Or you could cut some of the other essays if you feel that a long essay 1 is critical to your story. But, yes, I would be very apprehensive about going over the 1800 word count by more than 5% (90 words). Have someone else look over your essays. Other people typically find areas to cut that you or I (as the author) would not find.

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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 02:13
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Or you could cut some of the other essays if you feel that a long essay 1 is critical to your story. But, yes, I would be very apprehensive about going over the 1800 word count by more than 5% (90 words). Have someone else look over your essays. Other people typically find areas to cut that you or I (as the author) would not find.

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Actually, I've heard that 10% is more or less the acceptable upper max. Some people have even said that going as high as 15% is acceptable, but I strongly disagree.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 04:50
I strongly discourage anyone from going over +5% of the word limit.
Stanford does not cut off words as it expectes candidates to upload their essays in a file, but if you do everything as asked (Times New Roman, 12, double spaced), you'll see you fit into 6 pages with 1800 words and into 7 with 2000. I think the adcom will notice the difference with almost everyone submitting their essays on 6 pages.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 05:10
I think it depends on how you formatted your pages. I used page breaks between each question so it was a bit cleaner but definitely more than 6 pages. As a reference (because my word count was pretty much exactly the suggested allotment), 750 words is about 2.25-2.5 pages (TNR, 12pt), 450 words is about 1.5 pages, and 300 words is about 1 page and like 2-3 sentences on the following one.

To be honest, I don't remember the last time I had to double space something (maybe college..?)

The rule i"ve been hearing most is +/- 5%. 10% is stretching it but most professionals would suggest the 5% rule to be safe.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 05:17
Separately, but sort of related, I'm impressed that Stanford takes American Express for payment. But, why are they more expensive ($15 more) than other schools? LOL.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 06:51
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I think it depends on how you formatted your pages. I used page breaks between each question so it was a bit cleaner but definitely more than 6 pages. As a reference (because my word count was pretty much exactly the suggested allotment), 750 words is about 2.25-2.5 pages (TNR, 12pt), 450 words is about 1.5 pages, and 300 words is about 1 page and like 2-3 sentences on the following one.

To be honest, I don't remember the last time I had to double space something (maybe college..?)

The rule i"ve been hearing most is +/- 5%. 10% is stretching it but most professionals would suggest the 5% rule to be safe.


Thank you everyone! I was able to cut it down to stay within 5% of the word limit. More editing always makes the essay more crisp :-). And now we all wait!
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 08:06
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And now we all wait!


Not me! Still working on polishing up my essays. I hope to be done in the next couple of hours.
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Re: Stanford 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2011, 08:19
wow, that was one exhilarating and mentally exhausting process! Glad to be finally done with the application process.

*fingers crossed and eagerly waiting now* :roll:
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