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Essay Question [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2006, 14:15
I am working on my McCombs application and have a question about one of the essays. Here is the question:

Are there any aspects of your application which you feel require further clarification that are not addressed here? (Limit 500 words)

I feel like my application does a good job demonstrating my professional/academic achievements, but there is not a place where I talk about my other qualities (hobbies, social skills, activities, etc.) Is this a good place to do that or are they asking to clarify a weak GPA, gap in experience, etc?
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Re: Essay Question [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2006, 14:43
MBA 2007 wrote:
I am working on my McCombs application and have a question about one of the essays. Here is the question:

Are there any aspects of your application which you feel require further clarification that are not addressed here? (Limit 500 words)

I feel like my application does a good job demonstrating my professional/academic achievements, but there is not a place where I talk about my other qualities (hobbies, social skills, activities, etc.) Is this a good place to do that or are they asking to clarify a weak GPA, gap in experience, etc?


Depends on who you ask. I wouldnt be afraid of calling the school and asking them directly if they want strictly gap in gpa.

My two cents: I dont think they mind a general essay given how its worded.

I think its open ended enough to let you write about your social or hobbies. You can preface it by saying something like "Although listed on my resume, I'd like to expand on my extracurricular activities."

Something like that.
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Re: Essay Question [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2006, 12:04
rhyme wrote:
Depends on who you ask. I wouldnt be afraid of calling the school and asking them directly if they want strictly gap in gpa.

My two cents: I dont think they mind a general essay given how its worded.

I think its open ended enough to let you write about your social or hobbies. You can preface it by saying something like "Although listed on my resume, I'd like to expand on my extracurricular activities."

Something like that.


I agree...your application represents you...hence if they have asked "any aspects of your application which you feel require further clarification that are not addressed here"...i would read it as "any of your aspect that has not come out through your application and that you would want the admissions people to know"...since you haven't covered your extracurricular elsewhere, this is the place to do it....
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