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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 17:50
I remember something about "there will be no formal admission decision unless the paper transcripts are received" or something like that.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 18:08
aceman626 wrote:
Hi All, just want to confirm.

Per UCLA website, they seem to say that GMAT has to arrive before app deadline, but Transcript required only after admitted.

Is this correct?

Thanks.


Thank you for the hint. Just sent out my GMAT score to them (7 days delivery in the US :).

Here are UCLA's official comments on GMAT report:

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GMAT Date

If you have not yet taken the GMAT, but plan to do so by the GMAT deadline for the round in which you are applying, please list your intended test date. When we receive your score, your application will be reviewed (if the rest of your application is complete).

If you provide a GMAT date that is past the GMAT deadline for a particular round of admission, then your application will be reviewed in the next round. Please visit the appropriate deadlines section to the right section for more information on deadlines.


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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 18:15
notokung wrote:
I thought that all the transcripts are supposed to arrive soon after submitting the app. I sent mine right after I submited the app. I could be wrong but i think i saw the instruction once on the website.



UCLA's official guidelines for transcripts: :)

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Transcripts

This section is optional and is provided for your convenience.

You may upload a transcript for each school you listed as having attending in the previous section. Note that while we may use unofficial copies for evaluation, we cannot extend an offer of admission to you unless you have provided official transcripts. Please send official copies to the admissions office as soon as possible after submitting for application.

Please follow the instructions below to scan and upload a copy of your transcripts:
• Make a low-resolution photocopy of your transcripts (this will suppress the background which will help reduce the file size)
• Scan the photocopy (experiment with different settings until you find one that results in the smallest file size)
• Save the scanned object as a .jpg file
• Close the .jpg file
• Open Microsoft Word or similar word processing program
• Click on the Insert tab, and do Insert from file or picture
• Browse to your saved .jpg file
• Save your .jpg file as a .doc, .wpd, .rtf, .xls, .pdf, or .txt format. Note: For Macintosh users, please note that the filename must include the appropriate 3 letter extension.
• Do not attempt to upload a document that is password-protected or that contains macros. This will cause the process to fail.
• Check the size of your file before uploading. It cannot exceed 500kb


And what a hell does this admissions' point mean? -

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Please note that uploading digitized/scanned copies of your transcripts is recommended to expedite the processing of your application, but it is NOT required.
We cannot extend an offer of admission to you unless we have official copies of your transcripts. Therefore, we recommend that you submit official copies of your transcripts as soon as possible."

Shall we send it out right after application/ interview? Even if we are not sure that we are admitted? :shock:

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 18:18
kryzak wrote:
I remember something about "there will be no formal admission decision unless the paper transcripts are received" or something like that.


Kryz,

My traditional question to you - what's your suggestion on font size, font type (Times New Roman, Arial ?), intervals between the lines and page margines in UCLA's essays? Is it similar to Stan's double, 12 Times...

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 18:26
UCLA lets you go down to 11 pt font, and I heard 10 pt arial is easier to read than 11 pt times (I wish I knew that earlier) and can fit a few more words.

I used 0.7" margins all around and 1.9 spacing, I think...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 18:30
kryzak wrote:
UCLA lets you go down to 11 pt font, and I heard 10 pt arial is easier to read than 11 pt times (I wish I knew that earlier) and can fit a few more words.

I used 0.7" margins all around and 1.9 spacing, I think...


Did you hear about 10 arial from the admissions? I would not risk to downsize 11 to 10 if they recommend 11 or above....
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 18:47
no, river suggested it in the Kellogg forum. I used 11 pt times.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 19:11
kryzak wrote:
no, river suggested it in the Kellogg forum. I used 11 pt times.


Ok. Thank you, man.

Btw, do you have any suggestions to the foreign applicants like me? Maybe, you have come across some foreign applicant in California...

If I graduated from non-US non-English-speaking institution, shall I make the photocopy of my foreign language transcripts and then with the attached English translation send UCLA a single pdf-file.

Or can I solely use the translation of the transcript in xls-file (with that nice breakdown from another school's template)?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 19:20
eh... that's something that's out of my realm of knowledge. I don't want to risk misleading you, so I would probably post something in the main forum and ask. There are a LOT of foreign applicants who may have similar experiences.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 19:43
kryzak wrote:
eh... that's something that's out of my realm of knowledge. I don't want to risk misleading you, so I would probably post something in the main forum and ask. There are a LOT of foreign applicants who may have similar experiences.


Good idea :)
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 20:07
Nick, I would recommend u to scan both the original transcript and the translation...and send to UCLA.. that should suffice for now.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 20:41
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Nick, I would recommend u to scan both the original transcript and the translation...and send to UCLA.. that should suffice for now.


That would be a good solution but the problem is that the order of subjects in the official transcript and in the translated one is different, i.e. I adapted my translation to the templates of the American schools (you know, those "terms"). In my university it is a solid list without any division into terms.

However, I may tell the adcom: well, I adapted my translation for your convinience, I know that in America you divide this sh*t into terms and you even have those cr*p called term's/ year's GPA.

Otherwise, backwards adaptation of the translation will be a headache for me - two diplomas with at least 80 subjects for careful review :)

However, I started emphasizing too much.... Sorry, if it so, guys... :roll:

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 21:16
aceman626 wrote:
Hi All, just want to confirm.

Per UCLA website, they seem to say that GMAT has to arrive before app deadline, but Transcript required only after admitted.

Is this correct?

Thanks.



For TOEFL, is it the same principle as for GMAT? Should the TOEFL score be received by UCLA before the deadline? Here I have no vague idea. Guys, maybe you will help? :P

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 22:53
nick_sun wrote:
notokung wrote:
I thought that all the transcripts are supposed to arrive soon after submitting the app. I sent mine right after I submited the app. I could be wrong but i think i saw the instruction once on the website.



UCLA's official guidelines for transcripts: :)

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Transcripts

This section is optional and is provided for your convenience.

You may upload a transcript for each school you listed as having attending in the previous section. Note that while we may use unofficial copies for evaluation, we cannot extend an offer of admission to you unless you have provided official transcripts. Please send official copies to the admissions office as soon as possible after submitting for application.

Please follow the instructions below to scan and upload a copy of your transcripts:
• Make a low-resolution photocopy of your transcripts (this will suppress the background which will help reduce the file size)
• Scan the photocopy (experiment with different settings until you find one that results in the smallest file size)
• Save the scanned object as a .jpg file
• Close the .jpg file
• Open Microsoft Word or similar word processing program
• Click on the Insert tab, and do Insert from file or picture
• Browse to your saved .jpg file
• Save your .jpg file as a .doc, .wpd, .rtf, .xls, .pdf, or .txt format. Note: For Macintosh users, please note that the filename must include the appropriate 3 letter extension.
• Do not attempt to upload a document that is password-protected or that contains macros. This will cause the process to fail.
• Check the size of your file before uploading. It cannot exceed 500kb


And what a hell does this admissions' point mean? -

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Please note that uploading digitized/scanned copies of your transcripts is recommended to expedite the processing of your application, but it is NOT required.
We cannot extend an offer of admission to you unless we have official copies of your transcripts. Therefore, we recommend that you submit official copies of your transcripts as soon as possible."

Shall we send it out right after application/ interview? Even if we are not sure that we are admitted? :shock:


so I supposed you only send the transcript after you get interview offer i supposed?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 00:43
BTW, has anyone heard of any admits announced by UCLA this week? Next week they go on break until after the New Years. Red_s4, anyone?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 03:31
Guys, is there any overview brochure for UCLA? Can't find at http://www.anderson.ucla.edu anything but Anderson Plan 2007-2010. Is there anything more down-to-earth? :)
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 08:09
kryzak wrote:
BTW, has anyone heard of any admits announced by UCLA this week? Next week they go on break until after the New Years. Red_s4, anyone?


No emails or phone calls from UCLA here. I was holding out hope and we still have 8 hours until they shut down for the holidays I guess, but I think we may all be hearing in January. Oh well...
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 12:09
nick: UCLA has a pretty terrible website, unfortunately, for such a great school. There really isn't much online for you to find. The best brochure is probably their paper one, which is actually pretty well done!

red_s4: Yeah, 5 more hours to go... still holding out hope for that email (admit or ding, I'd rather know early to see if I need to apply to a few more schools in R2 over the break).

cross your fingers!
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 19:31
Well looks like Santa came early! When I got off the plane this afternoon, I had an acceptance email from UCLA! :-D Such a relief going into the holidays to have one admit under my belt. Did anybody else hear today??
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2007, 01:55
CONGRATS red_s4!!!

Yup, at 3:28pm, I got an email from UCLA with and ADMIT! Looks like we could be classmates sometime, or at least will meet at Days at Anderson!

Woohoo! this is the BEST Xmas gift ever! It still hasn't sunken in yet, but all of a sudden, all the "ifs" have become "whens" (instead of "if I go to B-school next year, I'll do this... )

Wow... this is such a strange feeling...
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