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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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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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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
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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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You can submit your application before the recommenders submit.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 12:00
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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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You can submit your application before the recommenders submit.


Agreed. I sent in my application yesterday afternoon, about 3 hours before my recommender sent hers in. You'll get a notification when s/he does--no worries if it's before the deadline.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 12:11
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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?

Top10MBACandidate wrote:

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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@MBKULOV ..I think I already answered your question on page 35..


sweet thanks bro -- good looking out 8-)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 15:01
LOL honestly never thought I would get to this stage so i'm happy -- did my best on everything. now its time to kick back

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 15:11
Just submitted my app, but was 1 minute late. There was some problem with my credit card :-(

Can anyone tell me if it is acceptable ?

I was exactly 1 min late..


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 15:15
Guys,

I was pacing with my Booth app and didn't notice that my app went in with a (very) small typo in the presentation essay. Reason to worry?

Appreciate any inputs. Thanks!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 15:24
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Just submitted my app, but was 1 minute late. There was some problem with my credit card :-(

Can anyone tell me if it is acceptable ?

I was exactly 1 min late..


Thanks!


Take a look at the Yale thread, I'm in a similar situation. Since these two schools use EXACTLY the same online application system, I think you may be OK if you were logged in before the deadline. Check what your app review pdf says and also log out and log back into the system to see the status of your app. If both say R2 (as is the case in my Yale app) I think (hope) we're both OK. :)


Hey, Good to know that I'm not alone, I did log out and log in. It does say Round 2. And so does the app pdf.

On the bright side, I got a mail from Chicago Booth Full-Time Admissions at 4:25 confirming my submission. Guess ( rather Hope) they don't consider the payment as a part of the application that has to be submitted before the deadline..

You can also see if u ve got a mail from Yale..


''Your application must be submitted by 5 p.m. (CT/Chicago time) on the day of the deadline in order to be considered for an application round. This includes receipt of all online and mailed-in materials. Applications submitted after a deadline will automatically be considered in the next round, as long as all materials are included with the application.''
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 15:28
Sorry, just read on the Yale thread that you hit the submit button after 5.

For what it's worth, I know of a person who applied to Rottman (Canada) 8 hours after the deadline and it was still considered in that round.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 16:08
Wonder why booth changed its interview invite release from a rolling basis to notifying everyone on the same day. Makes that day insanely nerve wrecking.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 16:23
Hi Guys,

Phew!! Submitted my application 5 mins before deadline. During those last 10 mins couldn't even hear the phone ringing;).

But during the preview after submitting the application I saw that the power point I had submitted was in total disarray. I don't know if the issue is with the application viewer or the ppt got messed up during the upload. Either ways I panicked!!!

I sent an email to the admission committee about the same and I attached the pdf of the ppt just-in-case. Question is - was it a viewer issue and/or did I do the right job by emailing the ppt?

I hope that my last minute mistake did not cost me Booth application. What do you guys think?
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