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# Calling Stanford Fall 2008 Applicants

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19 Oct 2007, 19:31
dextrous wrote:
are you guys using a particular font? or just the default times new roman?

My estimate using Times New Roman, 12 pt, Double spaced and 1" Margin around is 1875 words. (Sorry about the earlier figure)

This could be pretty important. Could others pls. plug in the figures they see.

And if possible, info about their margins!
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19 Oct 2007, 19:48
collegesenior wrote:
dextrous wrote:
are you guys using a particular font? or just the default times new roman?

My estimate using Times New Roman, 12 pt, Double spaced and 1" Margin around is 1875 words. (Sorry about the earlier figure)

This could be pretty important. Could others pls. plug in the figures they see.

And if possible, info about their margins!

mine is about 2800 words using less than 1 in margins.
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19 Oct 2007, 22:24
0.6' margin - 2330 words

What is the standard margin to be used?
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20 Oct 2007, 01:36
I don't know, but I reduced my word count so that I used 0.7" margins and 1.85 spacing.
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20 Oct 2007, 02:11
kryzak wrote:
I don't know, but I reduced my word count so that I used 0.7" margins and 1.85 spacing.

I intend to cut my word count for 1" margins and 2 spacing.
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20 Oct 2007, 08:33
Total, 3200 words.
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20 Oct 2007, 08:42
How much width of the page are you guys using? I am using 7 inches of width
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20 Oct 2007, 09:21
so 0.7" on each side, 8.5 - 1.4 = 7.1 inches of the width.
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20 Oct 2007, 09:35
0.75 top
0.5 bottom
0.65 either sides
Double spaced

~ 2700 words
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20 Oct 2007, 12:56
Submitted!!! Kinda nervous, but kinda relieved... spent probably 10 hours in the past two days reading and re-reading the darn application, and finding bad word choices here and there. Finally had to just tell myself to submit.

Ok, let's keep track of the submits.

Don't forget to log your candidacy here!
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t53748

Here's the STRICT format to follow:

Stanford GSB Applicants Status:
<Name> <Round> <Status>
Kryzak - R1 - Submitted
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20 Oct 2007, 16:10
YAY for Kryzak !!!
make sure to grow ur nails buddy
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20 Oct 2007, 23:06
There are only 145 characters for Education gap explanation. How about writing "please refer addtional information essay' in this space and then actually explaning the gap in the additional essay??
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21 Oct 2007, 01:30
grow my nails?

finally got another Stanford alum's review, but it came after I submitted... oh well, now that got me all nervous because of his comments, but I'll just have to block it out and hope my essays are good enough!
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21 Oct 2007, 02:03
kryzak wrote:
hope my essays are good enough!

Kry, I'll bet you a 100 bucks any day that your essays will be the most 'polished' among us GMATClub-ers. So, rest easy
Btw, congratulations on submitting. All the best!
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21 Oct 2007, 02:19
Thanks KK! I think my essays are far from the most polished on this site. I'm pretty sure there are quite a few gmatclubbers who have much stronger essays then I. At least they're not all applying to my top 3 schools!
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21 Oct 2007, 04:55
abhishek.sardana wrote:
There are only 145 characters for Education gap explanation. How about writing "please refer addtional information essay' in this space and then actually explaning the gap in the additional essay??

makes sense to me

another thingee - are you guys listing awards you won in additional info........there seems to be no place in the regular app.
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21 Oct 2007, 11:27
Hey friends

pls tell me where do I have to deposit the application fee for Stanford GSB. I have to submit the application today but I cant find the link to make a payment,,

Pls Let me know ASAP..

Thanks a Ton
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21 Oct 2007, 11:50
sango: there's a section for awards and honors... did you not find it?

just: click "proceed to submission" and you'll see the payment page. don't worry, they'll make you do a "digital signature" before you submit.
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21 Oct 2007, 12:22
Y'all,

To check your total length did you just paste all the essays into one document? I see that we upload the essays separately, but I'm assuming we count the total pages as if they were combined.

Anyone able to confirm this? My essay lengths are as follows:

A: 2 1/2
B: 2
C3: 1 1/4
C4: 1 1/4

Total: 7 if on same document, but 9 if they're uploaded separately b/c of teh 1/2 and 1/4 pages.
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21 Oct 2007, 12:33
Yes, 7 pages of *text*, that's what the admissions office said when I asked.
21 Oct 2007, 12:33

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