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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 06:54
Just a quick question: does Chicago Booth provide loan for living expenses (in addition to tuition fee) for international students?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 09:40
Cost of living is factored into the student budget. There is one student budget that applies to all students. You have to petition to get the amount increased if you have circumstances that require more money. Students can take loans up to the amount of the total student budget minus any scholarship money received.
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Just a quick question: does Chicago Booth provide loan for living expenses (in addition to tuition fee) for international students?


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 09:52
hey was curious i saw the following question on site
Please provide a written letter of recommendation. Be sure to include how the applicant ranks comparative to his/her peer group. Other items to consider are the applicant's:

Most salient strengths
Areas of development, including efforts the applicant has taken to show improvement
Team skills and leadership ability
Initiative, curiosity, and motivation
Other matters which you feel we should know about the applicant

the word limit is not mentioned..is it just one question without word limit?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 00:24
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!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 05:26
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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!

I did not, no.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 06:26
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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!


I did 12+
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 06:51
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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.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 07:19
Hello, my TOEFL results haven't arrived at booth admission office (sent 9 days ago). I did report in the application about it, and it shows as "self reported".
Do you think there's a problem with submitting it this way?

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 07:34
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Hello, my TOEFL results haven't arrived at booth admission office (sent 9 days ago). I did report in the application about it, and it shows as "self reported".
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See this note at the top of your application status screen...

"It can take time to process materials. We appreciate your patience and ask that you wait four (4) weeks following the application deadline for materials that were sent separately, such as test scores (GMAT, TOEFL, etc.), transcripts, and recommendations, to appear as having been received. We will contact you if we have not received your materials by that time."

I was actually admitted in R1 and my GMAT still hasn't been matched to my application, so don't worry.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 12:14
Aximili85 wrote:
Hi all, can anybody advise me on the procedure for applying to the "Certificate in Health Administration and Policy"? the reason I'm confused is because there is a ballistic 1000 word essay which asks you to describe why you're pursuing a dual degree option. However, I don't think the Certificate is a dual degree. BUT, its listed under the Joint Degree option: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/fu ... int-degree

Another link below says that to get into it, you should submit another application after you get in to the MBA; any help appreciated!
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/fu ... ion-policy



I just applied for the full-time MBA (no Joint Degree) and checked 'Yes' when asked if I was interested in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP). As you mentioned, it appears that you apply for this program AFTER being admitted to Booth. The system did not prompt me to submit the 1,000 word Joint Degree essay.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 18:07
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
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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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