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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 20:12
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Eddie: We really want you to follow the instructions and keep it under the word limit. Try reviewing your response and see if you can edit it."

Wow! That specific, huh? Looking at this post, I kept my essays exactly as long as the prescribed word count.
Another question, my presentation has landscape slides and all other pages in the application proof are portrait. The application proof looks OK online, but as soon as I save it onto my hard disk in PDF format (using the link on the top left corner), the landscape pages automatically get rotated to portrait. Anyone else seeing this in the PDF copies of their application proof. I'm sure adcom's copies look like our proofs, NOT like our PDF copies.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 20:27
If your Powerpoint is clearly meant to be read in landscape, I'm sure your reader will endeavor to rotate his/her iPad. I wouldn't worry about it!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 21:00
hey structurer, one of my short essay responses was 217 words. The other ones were all within the limits.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 21:17
Structurer wrote:
hi all,
I came across the following chat from last year's student - adcom chat transcript.

"alan: My first essay exceeds 20 words of your 300 words maximum. Is that acceptable?
Eddie: We really want you to follow the instructions and keep it under the word limit. Try reviewing your response and see if you can edit it."

My essays for this year are 518/500 words for essay 1, 220/200 words for essay 2A and 218/220 words for essay 2b.

Do you guys suggest that the word count limit be strictly followed?
Were there any acceptances in R1 with actual essay word count being greater than suggested word count?

Thanks


I've read before somewhere that it is usually acceptable to be +/- 10% of the word limit (not specifically for Booth, but in general). Now, some other schools will have applications that provide a text box for you to enter your essay text and enforce a hard limit on the maximum word count. Booth's application does not do this.

All of my essays were above the word limit, but less than 110% of the word limit. I needed the extra words to finish the last sentence/idea. However, that was just my experience.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 22:29
Submitted! Time to switch gears and aim for Darden.
Anybody with me on this?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 02:02
Structurer wrote:
hi all,
I came across the following chat from last year's student - adcom chat transcript.

"alan: My first essay exceeds 20 words of your 300 words maximum. Is that acceptable?
Eddie: We really want you to follow the instructions and keep it under the word limit. Try reviewing your response and see if you can edit it."

My essays for this year are 518/500 words for essay 1, 220/200 words for essay 2A and 218/220 words for essay 2b.

Do you guys suggest that the word count limit be strictly followed?
Were there any acceptances in R1 with actual essay word count being greater than suggested word count?

Thanks


Your word count is totally fine. I had about the same total word count as you and received an admit for round 1. If reducing your word count lowers the quality of your essay definitely do not do it. However, if you have not done much editing I bet you could easily get it within the required limits and make your essays stronger.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 03:02
Structurer wrote:
hi all,
I came across the following chat from last year's student - adcom chat transcript.

"alan: My first essay exceeds 20 words of your 300 words maximum. Is that acceptable?
Eddie: We really want you to follow the instructions and keep it under the word limit. Try reviewing your response and see if you can edit it."

My essays for this year are 518/500 words for essay 1, 220/200 words for essay 2A and 218/220 words for essay 2b.

Do you guys suggest that the word count limit be strictly followed?
Were there any acceptances in R1 with actual essay word count being greater than suggested word count?

Thanks



As a general rule, you should not go above 5% of the word limit. So for 500 words max, up to 525 is ok. Your word counts though for the short answers are too high. Go back and revise.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 03:40
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Submitted! Time to switch gears and aim for Darden.
Anybody with me on this?


Same here. Submitted. Now time to aim for Darden & Ucla.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 07:36
hi all

one of my recommenders has still not submitted his recommendation and there's been a accident in his family. I dont know what to do.. does booth allow give additional time to recommenders???
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 07:40
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one of my recommenders has still not submitted his recommendation and there's been a accident in his
family. I dont know what to do.. does booth allow give additional time to recommenders???

Yes they give recommenders an additional week. I read that in a chat a while back.

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 07:41
Just hit submit. After working non-stop on CFA/GMAT/Applications for the past 16 months, I think I know what it feels like to be released from prison
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 07:57
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Just hit submit. After working non-stop on CFA/GMAT/Applications for the past 16 months, I think I know what it feels like to be released from prison


Bro, I feel you. Exactly the same here. To be honest, I'm kind of at loose ends now that I *only* have my job and my regular activities.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 07:59
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stoweker wrote:
Just hit submit. After working non-stop on CFA/GMAT/Applications for the past 16 months, I think I know what it feels like to be released from prison


Bro, I feel you. Exactly the same here. To be honest, I'm kind of at loose ends now that I *only* have my job and my regular activities.

I can totally relate. It's nice to be able to actually spend some time on what you LIKE to do. What a concept. :lol:
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 08:55
Just submitted what should be the second last MBA application of my career. :-)

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 09:40
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Structurer wrote:
hi all,
I came across the following chat from last year's student - adcom chat transcript.

"alan: My first essay exceeds 20 words of your 300 words maximum. Is that acceptable?
Eddie: We really want you to follow the instructions and keep it under the word limit. Try reviewing your response and see if you can edit it."

My essays for this year are 518/500 words for essay 1, 220/200 words for essay 2A and 218/220 words for essay 2b.

Do you guys suggest that the word count limit be strictly followed?
Were there any acceptances in R1 with actual essay word count being greater than suggested word count?

Thanks


I've read before somewhere that it is usually acceptable to be +/- 10% of the word limit (not specifically for Booth, but in general). Now, some other schools will have applications that provide a text box for you to enter your essay text and enforce a hard limit on the maximum word count. Booth's application does not do this.

All of my essays were above the word limit, but less than 110% of the word limit. I needed the extra words to finish the last sentence/idea. However, that was just my experience.


From what I have heard from everyone, up to 10% over the word limit should be fine. Honestly, 200 words is very little space.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 09:56
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Hey guys, did all of you fill in all 12 or even more extracurricular / community involvement activities in the "activities" section. It is pretty extensive!


You don't have to fill all of them. It's OK to have some empty space in your application.


Agreed. I think showing clear commitment and more importantly, impact, is better than having a million activities. In my opinion "everything but the kitchen sink" is not a winning strategy for B-school.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 10:01
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Agreed. I think showing clear commitment and more importantly, impact, is better than having a million activities. In my opinion "everything but the kitchen sink" is not a winning strategy for B-school.


+1 on that. Quality over quantity.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 10:35
Does anyone know if you can submit your application prior to both letters of recommendation being submitted? One of my recommenders is spending the afternoon doing a final proofread, and I would prefer to submit my application now to avoid any last minute systems issues. Will my application be marked as incomplete, or is it fine as long as the letter comes in before the deadline?

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 11:36
Hi, after I submitted, I saw a red X by GMAT score, but logged onto MBA.com and read this:

University of Chicago Booth School of Business - MBA, Full Time
Chicago IL, USA 12/13/2012 12/14/2012

So submitted on the 14th?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 11:46
mth1214 wrote:
Does anyone know if you can submit your application prior to both letters of recommendation being submitted? One of my recommenders is spending the afternoon doing a final proofread, and I would prefer to submit my application now to avoid any last minute systems issues. Will my application be marked as incomplete, or is it fine as long as the letter comes in before the deadline?

Thanks.


You can submit your application before the recommenders submit.
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