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 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2007, 12:22
International applicants : how did you submit the degree certificate to UCLA? Did you submit a notarized copy or did you get the degree certificate authorized by someone else? I have a sealed copy of my transcript, but only have the original degree cert with me.

I am planning to send a notarized copy of the deg cert along with my transcript. Do you think this acceptable?
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2007, 12:55
haha, misterJJ, your sister is wrong then. People have told me the same thing, "unless you have some extraordinary community service or wild adventure, do NOT write an optional essay."

Well, I had a 500 word (1 page) optional essay discussing my "oh so boring" mentoring activities with a student organization at my alma mater for the past 8 years, as well as some other teaching (volunteering) gigs I do during my off time. It was a quick discussion of what I do to "give back to the community" (I know, sounds very cliche), and I think it probably helped my candidacy. At worst, it didn't hurt me getting into UCLA.

The key is, are you adding a NEW DIMENSION to your profile that you haven't talked about in your other essays? If you're just rehashing some things, or throwing in another example of community service, then the optional essay probably won't help as much. If this community service was not mentioned anywhere else in your other three essays, then by all means write an optional essay that brings out this important aspect of who you are.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2007, 15:20
:-D That's what i figured. Thanks, Kryzak.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2007, 20:51
is round 3 for UCLA roughly the same as applying in the first two rounds?

i know round 4 has very tough competition due to the limited spots and the diversity the school looks for. is round 3 any different?
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2007, 21:05
I heard Round 3 is still ok for UCLA. But I'm not 100% sure.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 02:04
kryzak wrote:
I think undergraduate work experience could just be listed in your resume if it's significant. Also, your optional essay shouldn't be all spent on explaining your low GPA, otherwise that may start to sound like you're finding excuses.

Was your undergraduate work experience the reason you got a low GPA? Maybe you can talk about it that way?


Ok thanks, but UCLA wants a standard resume and not expanded one right?

Yes, it was one of the reasons, however the work content itself was also significant enough that I feel would add to my overall career profile, instead of just saying somewhere I worked part-time and it killed my GPA.

As for my optional essay, I tried to not make excuses but rather talk from the point of view of "why I would succeed at MBA despite low undergrad grades", and I talk about reaons like working part-time during undergrad which I won't do during MBA, challenged myself with a tough major in undergrad to learn more, increasing trend in grades showing maturity, taking extra post-grad class etc.

Do you think that's ok or does that sound like making excuses?

Thanks!
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2007, 08:59
I think that's a good approach for the optional essay.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 09:53
Does anyone else have info missing from their PDF app copies?

Like all the information is definitely entered, and its in the printable version. But when I look at the PDF version, parts of addresses and other minor stuff are missing.

Also, why are there lots of spaces for various info in the PDF, but you don't ahve the option of entering them online?? For example, 4 spaces for activities in PDF, but you can only enter 3 in app. The location for your job has a space in PDF, but you can't enter in the app itself. etc, etc.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 12:51
yes, the printed PDF is strange that way, missing items, open spaces that you could not have filled in anyway, etc... don't worry too much about it as long as you filled out everything online and it looks good there. :)
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 20:02
where's the resume field for UCLA on the app?? am i not seeing it
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Re: [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 20:34
ncprasad wrote:
Updated list.

UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
R1
Kryzak - R1 - Accepted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
gnr646 - R1 - Submitted
rampup82 - R1 - Submitted
red_s4 - R1 - Accepted
trojan812 - R1 - Submitted

R2
misterJJ2u - R2 - Submitted (soon)
ezd222 - R2 - Will submit
ncprasad - R2 - Submitted
nick_sun - R2 - Will Submit



Guys,
Apart from Kryzak and Red who have already been accepted, any of you guys heard anything from UCLA? X'Mas has passed and It s now new year already. Why dont I get any love from Berkeley and UCLA? hURRR!!! btw, Happy new year 2008!!!!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 20:53
don't give up hope yet. UCLA will resume interview invites probably starting tomorrow (my guess, no sources). When they say they're out of the office, they're REALLY out of the office, as I found out last summer when I tried to visit and could not get anyone to reply to me at all.

Haas is still inviting people, and they're far from done yet (based on percentages invited already), so don't worry!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 21:01
kryzak wrote:
don't give up hope yet. UCLA will resume interview invites probably starting tomorrow (my guess, no sources). When they say they're out of the office, they're REALLY out of the office, as I found out last summer when I tried to visit and could not get anyone to reply to me at all.

Haas is still inviting people, and they're far from done yet (based on percentages invited already), so don't worry!


kryzak,

i know this isn't the right thread but do you know how round 3 for haas is... same question I asked about ucla's round 3.

thanks! happy new year!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 21:25
gmatnoob, I think for both schools, their R3 chances are probably the same, as far as I know.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 21:40
kryzak wrote:
gmatnoob, I think for both schools, their R3 chances are probably the same, as far as I know.


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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 21:57
R2 Roll call (plz copy an paste with your name at the end)

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2008, 00:03
UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
R1
Kryzak - R1 - Accepted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
gnr646 - R1 - Submitted
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2008, 08:30
UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
R1
Kryzak - R1 - Accepted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
gnr646 - R1 - Submitted
rampup82 - R1 - Submitted
red_s4 - R1 - Accepted
trojan812 - R1 - Submitted

R2
misterJJ2u - R2 - Submitted (soon)
ezd222 - R2 - Will submit
ncprasad - R2 - Submitted
nick_sun - R2 - Will Submit
sangoman - R2 - Submitted 1/1
bherronp - R2 - Submitted 12/30
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2008, 09:06
UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
R1
Kryzak - R1 - Accepted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
gnr646 - R1 - Submitted
rampup82 - R1 - Submitted
red_s4 - R1 - Accepted
trojan812 - R1 - Submitted

R2
misterJJ2u - R2 - Submitted (soon)
ezd222 - R2 - Will submit
ncprasad - R2 - Submitted
nick_sun - R2 - Will Submit
sangoman - R2 - Submitted 1/1
bherronp - R2 - Submitted 12/30
bewakoof - R2 - Submitted 12/31
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2008, 11:50
UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
R1
Kryzak - R1 - Accepted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
gnr646 - R1 - Submitted
rampup82 - R1 - Submitted
red_s4 - R1 - Accepted
trojan812 - R1 - Submitted

R2
misterJJ2u - R2 - Submitted (soon)
ezd222 - R2 - Will submit
ncprasad - R2 - Submitted
nick_sun - R2 - Will Submit
sangoman - R2 - Submitted 1/1
bherronp - R2 - Submitted 12/30
bewakoof - R2 - Submitted 12/31
ryguy904 - R2 - Submitted 1/1
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