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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2007, 06:12
I echo n-gmat's sentiments. As for submitting without the recommendation, I have heard that you should not do so. It might delay the processing of your application, not to mention it will definitely get held over to the 2nd round. Ultimately, check with admissions, but I'm pretty sure that the entire app needs to be completed in its entirety to be considered for ED.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2007, 06:27
Thank you very much for your quick replies
Well I have asked my recommender to take his time

He actually knows about my plans since quite sometime so its not on the last minute. But just that he has been very busy since the past 2-3 weeks.

All the best to you all for your applications.
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Re: Recos [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2007, 10:42
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. I know a person who put his recommender in the same siutation, and the recommender got really upset about the lack of planning involved on the applicant's part and wrote in the LOR that the school should not admit him.

I don't want to scare you with this, but a recommendation letter is a very serious business which requires time committment from your superiors. Give them at least 2-4 weeks to write it.


Sounds to me that the above example did not choose his recommender very well either...yes a week is too little, but you should have an idea about how this person thinks of you as well.
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Recommendation length [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2007, 12:36
Hello All,
Can anyone answer the following for me:

On of my recommender is my immediate supervisor, he got the link for recommendation but does not knwo what is the word limit. He himself is a IIM A grad so probably will write quite a bit. Do you know if there is any word limit for the Reco ?

I checked the offline form and there also does not seem to be a limit on the number of words

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2007, 12:42
No there is no word limit. I knew someone who got a 6 page recommendation letter... as long as your recommender can answer the questions and has good things to say about u :)
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2007, 17:52
In the WE section, what does "significant part-time or summer employment SINCE college" mean? Does it mean during college or after college? Thanks!
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2007, 19:36
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In the WE section, what does "significant part-time or summer employment SINCE college" mean? Does it mean during college or after college? Thanks!


IMO, since college = after college.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2007, 19:46
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In the WE section, what does "significant part-time or summer employment SINCE college" mean? Does it mean during college or after college? Thanks!


IMO, since college = after college.


That's what I'm thinkin, but who has summer jobs after college? I guess if you went to law school. Best thing to do is call admissions, and that's what I will do tomorrow.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2007, 20:44
Transcript Question: Do I need to use the self reported form or can I scan my official ones?
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transcripts [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 01:23
You can directly email the soft copies

Check the following on the FAQ of Darden

Can I fax, mail, or e-mail in my recommendations and/or transcripts?


Yes, but they must arrive in our office by the deadline:

Mailing Address:
Darden School Admissions
100 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Fax: 434-243-5033
E-mail: darden@virginia.edu

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Re: transcripts [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 01:58
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Darden transcript requirement


Thanks. But what about uploading a scanned copy of the official transcripts as part of the application?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 02:39
If we have sent by email, I dont think there is any need to upload it.
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Re: transcripts [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 06:31
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Darden transcript requirement


Thanks. But what about uploading a scanned copy of the official transcripts as part of the application?


KK, how are you placed with Darden?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 06:47
So, I called up Darden, and they answered the following concerns.

1) Regarding work experience, since college means during college. The adcom said that they want to know about your work experience, and your college work experience counts as that.

2) Transcripts. There are a number of options. You can use the template, fax it in, have an official copy mailed in, or even email it the adcom assigned to you. There are adcoms assigned to us by last name (see below), and mine told me that I can email her the scanned pdf of my transcript. She said there is no preference, except a faxed copy usually is not as clear. I am going to email the pdf, and then where it asks us to upload a copy, I am going to upload a word doc that says it has been emailed to so-and-so.

A-G or Z, contact BeelerJ@darden.virginia.edu
H-N, contact DeaneP@darden.virginia.edu
O-Y, contact ThompsonM@darden.virginia.edu
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 08:05
I'm in the process of filling out the app...does anyone else hate the interface? Compared to Wharton/Kellogg et al it's downright awful. That being said, I love the essays :).
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 08:40
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I am going to email the pdf, and then where it asks us to upload a copy, I am going to upload a word doc that says it has been emailed to so-and-so.


Wow, that's a little complex isn't it? Why can't we just upload the scanned copies. Oh well, I have to send the e-mail too then.


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KK, how are you placed with Darden?

Oh, I'm doing OK. Essays are pretty much done. One reco is in. Second reco should be in tomorrow. Transcripts are really bugging me on this one though...painful, I tell you.

Ok need some advice here:
essay 1 = 514 words (limit = 500)
essay 2 = 316 words (limit = 300)
essay 3 = 305 words (limit = 300)

I'm well within the +-10% range, but I overshot on all three essays. Safe?
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2007, 13:02
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2007, 15:38
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So, I called up Darden, and they answered the following concerns.

1) Regarding work experience, since college means during college. The adcom said that they want to know about your work experience, and your college work experience counts as that.

2) Transcripts. There are a number of options. You can use the template, fax it in, have an official copy mailed in, or even email it the adcom assigned to you. There are adcoms assigned to us by last name (see below), and mine told me that I can email her the scanned pdf of my transcript. She said there is no preference, except a faxed copy usually is not as clear. I am going to email the pdf, and then where it asks us to upload a copy, I am going to upload a word doc that says it has been emailed to so-and-so.

A-G or Z, contact BeelerJ@darden.virginia.edu
H-N, contact DeaneP@darden.virginia.edu
O-Y, contact ThompsonM@darden.virginia.edu


I listed my work experience in college under the activities under the collegiate activities and employment section. Surely, we should not list college work experience in both sections.
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Employment Details [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2007, 01:08
Hi

I have a question regarding the Employment History.

1) I had my final year project, but there was no salary as such. For us getting a project from the industry itself was a big thing at that time

Does anyone know if I can still mention it ?

2) I am working for the same company since the past 4 years just have been in two different locations (India and Switz. )
Do i need to enter this as two different entries ?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2007, 03:45
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So, I called up Darden, and they answered the following concerns.

1) Regarding work experience, since college means during college. The adcom said that they want to know about your work experience, and your college work experience counts as that.

2) Transcripts. There are a number of options. You can use the template, fax it in, have an official copy mailed in, or even email it the adcom assigned to you. There are adcoms assigned to us by last name (see below), and mine told me that I can email her the scanned pdf of my transcript. She said there is no preference, except a faxed copy usually is not as clear. I am going to email the pdf, and then where it asks us to upload a copy, I am going to upload a word doc that says it has been emailed to so-and-so.

A-G or Z, contact BeelerJ@darden.virginia.edu
H-N, contact DeaneP@darden.virginia.edu
O-Y, contact ThompsonM@darden.virginia.edu


I listed my work experience in college under the activities under the collegiate activities and employment section. Surely, we should not list college work experience in both sections.


The way I was planning on doing it was putting my internships in the employment section, and keeping only extra-curriculars in the activities section. The way you did it is different, but it will not matter. The main thing is that you put the experiences in the app, plain and simple.
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