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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 10:05
Here is the email I got after emailing them about my application:

Why do schools (Kellogg too) have special "status" logins to check status? Why not just use the application page?

Quote:
Dear XXX,

Your application for admission to UCLA Anderson has been processed. Included in
this email is the 12-digit status ID required for checking the status of your
application:

url: https://apps.anderson.ucla.edu/external ... ns/status/
Your 12 digit Status ID: XXX

Be sure to save this email so that you can subsequently access your 12-digit
status ID.

We appreciate your interest in UCLA Anderson and assure you that your
application will be given careful consideration. If you have any questions,
please refer to our website.

Sincerely,
MBA Admissions
UCLA Anderson
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 10:39
Wow. I would call again, hope for a different person and check the status again.

aviroop wrote:
Called up UCLA. I love the response. This is my conversation transcript

Me: I am calling to find out why my application is on hold. I have sent out an email and I have received no reply.

UCLA: Please hold

I am kept on hold for 10 minutes, transferred to a technical agent, kept on hold again and then the fun begins

Me: Why is my application on hold?
ucla: Ummmm... we don't know. let me look into your account. Actually let me open it up. What is your last name (WTF were you guys doing for the last twenty minutes?)

I hear voices in the background.. lots of key typing

ucla: ohhh..ummm.. ohhh.. ohh yes I got it. Everything is complete except for your TOEFL scores.
Me: I completed 4 years of grad studies in USA. I do not need to give TOEFL. I already wrote that in my application.
ucla: Correct. Yes, you do not need to submit TOEFL.
me: then why is my application on hold?
ucla: ohh wait... your application is complete and has been submitted for review...(this happens exactly in 2 seconds while the conversation continues)
Me:..ummm, are you sure? Shouldnt I be getting an email that says my application status has changed? Are you positive that my application is under review?
ucla: Yes.. (an emphatic Yes in my opinion). Your application is complete.
Me: good to know. (I am still clueless how my application changed status so suddenly). Its comforting to know that it moved from on hold to under review so soon. Thank you very much.

I know UCLA is a wonderful school but their admissions office procedures take the cake in ineptness.

I still havent received any email that shows my application is complete. Heck! I cant even see my application status on their web-page. That was why I had called them up in the first place itself!!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2007, 09:06
ok.
got the magic email from ucla notifying me that my application is complete and under review..and got the 12 digits
one headache over.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2007, 15:49
Ne updates from UCLA.....

Are we the only 3 pple who seriously applied to UCLA??? no one for R2...

Please tell me this is some Halloween joke....
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2007, 15:50
I am in for R2.

aviroop wrote:
Ne updates from UCLA.....

Are we the only 3 pple who seriously applied to UCLA??? no one for R2...

Please tell me this is some Halloween joke....
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2007, 15:51
Niceee....
Now we are talking
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2007, 15:57
ncprasad wrote:
I am in for R2.

aviroop wrote:
Ne updates from UCLA.....

Are we the only 3 pple who seriously applied to UCLA??? no one for R2...

Please tell me this is some Halloween joke....


Me too
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2007, 18:10
Hi Guys,

I was busy with my Berkeley app. I want to let you guys know I submitted UCLA R1 as well. So you can count me in. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 00:58
us four musketeers in R1, with some more to join then!

Yay for fewer competition!

UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
Kryzak - R1 - Submitted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 02:21
FWIW, I just got an e-mail from UCLA:

Your application for admission to UCLA Anderson has been processed. Included in this email is the 12-digit status ID required for checking the status of your application:

Seems it's all in (woohoo).
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 06:19
i'm in for ucla R1 as well - just got the "your application is complete" email. . . . so at least I know they got my money.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 08:28
I am an R2 candidate.. Almost done with my essays.. not there yet
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 08:57
That brings us to 5....

vs 220 in the other schools..

sweet..
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 11:11
UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
Kryzak - R1 - Submitted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
gnr646 - R1 - Submitted

Nice!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 17:22
i applied R1 as well. i submitted my application about 2 weeks ago. like some of you here, i didn't receive the 12 digit PIN number initially. i called the admissions office yesterday and the first guy told me my application was put on hold because one of my recommenders didn't submit her letter. i found that odd because she even showed me her confirmation notice. i called back and after some more probing, the guy said, "oh...you're right. sorry. we do have the letter. you will be receiving your 12 digit PIN/status email shortly." :shock: so afterwards i wondered, would my application still be considered a R1 app? i submitted it before the deadline, but it wasn't viewed as "complete" until yesterday (even though that wasn't even my fault!).

overall, i haven't been very impressed with anderson's student services. back in june, i tried scheduling an info session but got no response for several weeks. when they finally got back to me, it was too late (i had already left the LA area). so i get paired up with a student for a phone interview. this student put me on hold for 5 minutes. the reason? because his girlfriend called! wth. i just didn't think it was very professional.

but there's probably no point to this spiel....as i would gladly accept to attend anderson if they offered me admission. haha!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 17:48
join the rant......

posted similar instance of UCLA's wonders....
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2007, 18:05
UCLA Anderson Applicants Status:
Kryzak - R1 - Submitted
Aviroop - R1 - Submitted
DrivinWest - R1 - Submitted
notokung - R1 - Submitted
gnr646 - R1 - Submitted
rampup82 - R1 - Submitted

rampup: I feel your pain. I've been contacting UCLA since July and never got a word back for any of my emails trying to set up a visit. In the end, through sheer luck and zakk's help here on GMATClub, I was able to contact some students and alum (who were able to help me TREMENDOUSLY) and do my 2 visits. Anderson is a great school that's mired down by their horrible marketing campaign (or lack thereof). But like everyone else, I would gladly go there if they accept me. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 11:54
I am working on my UCLA essays now. How many words were you able to fit in 1 page. My 2-page family essay is at 1000 words using Times Roman - 10 font, 0.9'' borders and double spacing.

Is this acceptable? What did you guys use? I saw polobrute's post on the same issue on the 1st page of this thread, but he used 1.5 spacing. I recall that the instruction for this year indicates double spacing.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 11:57
double spacing (recommended), font size 11.. play havoc with the margins.. i kept them at 0.25 (left, right, top, bottom)

the wording should be around 1000 for 2 pages and 500 for single page.. should be enuf for essays...
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 04:57
Hola de Peru! Anyway, 11 pt font is the minimum, but you can play with the margins and line spacing to get roughly 500 words per page, like Avi said! Good luck NC!
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