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My essays are pretty much done. Just waiting for copy editing from my brother (he's a writer).
My recommenders are very last minute people, so they haven't even logged on to the system yet. I'm giving them the two week warning tomorrow. I'm a little worried, but not really. They both understand how important this is for me.
According to Wharton's Admissions Board, "not all universities award GPAs, class division, or class rank; applicants do not need to calculate any of these items if they are not reported by their universities". Do you count your GPA regardless what Wharton says?
So guys, is it preferrable to calculate GPAs (if your institution does not provide them in official transcript) or not to calculate them? Will the Admissions Board consider it unnecessary efforts if I calculate GPAs on my own?
I would say, do not calculate the GPAs. Everything I have read pretty much says that...
Thank you, kripalkavi! But maybe, in order to make the life of Adcom it is better to count GPAs and in additional information note that it was made for the purposes of making their lives easier. What do you think?
IMHO, the great evil in all apps are mindless/ reckless/ envious/ selfish recommenders
Has anyone seen the email sent to recommenders? Does it include the questions being asked?
I pinged one of my recommenders last night and he said he'd finished writing all the sections but hadn't submitted. However, when I logged into my app, it says he hasn't started anything yet. I'm wondering if the questions were in the email or if he's perhaps working on the wrong application?
Started filling in the online-app. Sh*t, it's a lot of work.....Also, I looked at the PDF version of the recommender form. There are about 9 short essay questions. Any idea on the word limits for these?
I would suggest that there are no word limits for recos in Wharton but not to overload the recommenders I would ask them to write 100-150 words for each question. That's 900-1350 overall
I typed out some points and kinda did a quick calculation as to length, should be approximately 4-5 pages single spaced if I figured correctly. The one thing I tried to stress was weaving in stories to highlight points for each reco...so that's what bumps up the word length. Seriously need to give each reco a good gift when I get in to a school, this is a serious amount of work.