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# Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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05 Feb 2013, 21:39
Msgorgeous wrote:
OMG....the deadline's Feb.21, well I cannot provide the official docments in English till that day..coz my university is on winter break!!!

MsGorgeous, I am pretty sure if you explain the situation to the university's admission office they will understand. They just want to make sure that whatever you said in your application was correct. So if I were you I would contact them right away and make sure that admissions office is aware of the situation.
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05 Feb 2013, 23:51
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Msgorgeous wrote:
OMG....the deadline's Feb.21, well I cannot provide the official docments in English till that day..coz my university is on winter break!!!

MsGorgeous, I am pretty sure if you explain the situation to the university's admission office they will understand. They just want to make sure that whatever you said in your application was correct. So if I were you I would contact them right away and make sure that admissions office is aware of the situation.

Thanks for your suggestion, and I did so. But admission officers stick on those original copies...Well I have to face the realty of missing the R2 deadline, it's my own fault. And hope everyone of you learn from this bloody lesson and prepare your documents asap in case you receive interview invites.
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06 Feb 2013, 08:43
I have the following message on my status page and I am not invited to interview yet. Still I want to make sure that I will have all the documents ready if I do get an interview invitation (Fingers crossed).

“We will require an official transcript from University of Grad in US and official transcript and degree certificate from University of UG in India if you are invited to interview. * Official or properly certified copies will be accepted when attested by the University which you attended.”

I am clear about the transcripts and I have certified copies in envelopes with my University or college seal on it.
I am little worried about the degree certificate though because I have a copier copy of that and it is certified by a district magistrate in India, and I am not sure if that works or not. I may not have enough time to get a certified copy from my university though. I also have the original certificate which I would be little hesitant to hand it to someone. If it helps, all my transcripts and certificates are in English.

My question:
Should I try to get a certified copy or notarized copy here in US from a Circuit Court clerk? Or should I bring my original certificate and the copy certified by the magistrate?
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06 Feb 2013, 08:53
Did anyone from R3 receive an invitation or does anyone know whether they have already started assessing R3 applications?
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06 Feb 2013, 10:23
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MALD2011 wrote:
I have the following message on my status page and I am not invited to interview yet. Still I want to make sure that I will have all the documents ready if I do get an interview invitation (Fingers crossed).

“We will require an official transcript from University of Grad in US and official transcript and degree certificate from University of UG in India if you are invited to interview. * Official or properly certified copies will be accepted when attested by the University which you attended.”

I am clear about the transcripts and I have certified copies in envelopes with my University or college seal on it.
I am little worried about the degree certificate though because I have a copier copy of that and it is certified by a district magistrate in India, and I am not sure if that works or not. I may not have enough time to get a certified copy from my university though. I also have the original certificate which I would be little hesitant to hand it to someone. If it helps, all my transcripts and certificates are in English.

My question:
Should I try to get a certified copy or notarized copy here in US from a Circuit Court clerk? Or should I bring my original certificate and the copy certified by the magistrate?

Try and get an "apostille" for it. Since both the USA and India are member states of the Apostille convention, theoretically it should be sufficient. I'll be able to confirm this in about a week's time when my documents arrive at Haas and I hear back from them.

In the meanwhile, you should inquire about the apostille certification process in your country. In my country, I first had to certify a photocopy by the university, then the Ministry of Education, and finally the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' consular service. But again, this process is different in every country, although I do believe that the final verification is handled by the MFA/Consulate everywhere.

Thanks GPT, I am in US and Apostille service in India is going to take more than 2 weeks because I might have to ship the documents. In that case I will submit the original copy of the degree certificate. I will also call the university today to get the clarification on it.
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06 Feb 2013, 10:57
MALD2011 wrote:
I am little worried about the degree certificate though because I have a copier copy of that and it is certified by a district magistrate in India, and I am not sure if that works or not. I may not have enough time to get a certified copy from my university though. I also have the original certificate which I would be little hesitant to hand it to someone. If it helps, all my transcripts and certificates are in English.

My question:
Should I try to get a certified copy or notarized copy here in US from a Circuit Court clerk? Or should I bring my original certificate and the copy certified by the magistrate?

If you have it certified by a district magistrate with a seal and signature, it should be sufficient IMHO.
Carrying a copy of the original degree certificate will leave no room for doubt.

I am wondering about my masters degree certificate. I might have to get a notarized copy of it.
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06 Feb 2013, 14:23
Just received an email from Berkeley MBA - a generic one about how to finance one's MBA....

How I wish it was an interview invite instead. They sure know how to play with our feelings
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06 Feb 2013, 15:23
Yeah, and maybe it's just me, but it seems like Haas sends out a lot more advertising e-mails that get the heart pumping than other schools.
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06 Feb 2013, 16:01
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Yeah, and maybe it's just me, but it seems like Haas sends out a lot more advertising e-mails that get the heart pumping than other schools.

Try MIT-Sloan.

Not to hijack the Haas thread, but really, MIT is ridiculous. They ding me and then they still tell me to apply. Going to start putting it all in the spam folder soon...

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06 Feb 2013, 16:04
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sesamemochi wrote:
Yeah, and maybe it's just me, but it seems like Haas sends out a lot more advertising e-mails that get the heart pumping than other schools.

Try MIT-Sloan.

Not to hijack the Haas thread, but really, MIT is ridiculous. They ding me and then they still tell me to apply. Going to start putting it all in the spam folder soon...

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haha, I understand but you got that email because you agreed to receive it when you submitted your application. On MIT-Sloan's MBA application there was a box which said something to the effect that Sloan can share your application and information with other possible fit programs withing MIT.
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06 Feb 2013, 18:35
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aerien wrote:
MALD2011 wrote:
Try MIT-Sloan.

Not to hijack the Haas thread, but really, MIT is ridiculous. They ding me and then they still tell me to apply. Going to start putting it all in the spam folder soon...

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haha, I understand but you got that email because you agreed to receive it when you submitted your application. On MIT-Sloan's MBA application there was a box which said something to the effect that Sloan can share your application and information with other possible fit programs withing MIT.

Aaahh, you are completely right! I DID keep that box checked ... not sure if Haas is the same way, but learn from my mistake...uncheck those boxes!! When you're filling out your applications, getting additional info from the school seems like a great idea; when you're on the flip side, not so much.
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06 Feb 2013, 20:22
aerien wrote:
MALD2011 wrote:
sesamemochi wrote:
Yeah, and maybe it's just me, but it seems like Haas sends out a lot more advertising e-mails that get the heart pumping than other schools.

Try MIT-Sloan.

Not to hijack the Haas thread, but really, MIT is ridiculous. They ding me and then they still tell me to apply. Going to start putting it all in the spam folder soon...

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Well, more interesting story from one of my friends applying for CBS. She sent out an update letter to get off the waitlist before she noticed she was dinged from the waitlist that night. And the next day CBS replied, saying "thank you for your information, we will consider this information in your application...Please have patience while waiting for the final result." What a joke!
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06 Feb 2013, 23:05
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Did anyone from R3 receive an invitation or does anyone know whether they have already started assessing R3 applications?

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07 Feb 2013, 01:23
waitingawaiting wrote:
AlanSmithee wrote:
Did anyone from R3 receive an invitation or does anyone know whether they have already started assessing R3 applications?

My application status is just "received". I have submitted it on 16.1. right before deadline. When did you submit?

I am little bit worried since from McCombs and Simon I received interview invitation next day after the deadline passed. So I am worried that this waiting from Haas and Stern may be a bad sign.
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07 Feb 2013, 04:43
I received an interview invite yesterday evening! I'm glad to listen to good news right after that ding from HBS.

I'm a round 2 applicant from Uruguay. Don't lose hope all R2! Haas has been pretty quiet with the invites (at least here and at BTG) so I'm assuming there are still more to come...
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07 Feb 2013, 08:26
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I received an interview invite yesterday evening! I'm glad to listen to good news right after that ding from HBS.

I'm a round 2 applicant from Uruguay. Don't lose hope all R2! Haas has been pretty quiet with the invites (at least here and at BTG) so I'm assuming there are still more to come...

Congrats on the interview invite, and best of luck! My hope is fading even quicker now however as I'm based in the US
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07 Feb 2013, 08:39
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I received an interview invite yesterday evening! I'm glad to listen to good news right after that ding from HBS.

I'm a round 2 applicant from Uruguay. Don't lose hope all R2! Haas has been pretty quiet with the invites (at least here and at BTG) so I'm assuming there are still more to come...

Congrats!
I agree on the hope thing, I think I'm about to strike U.S. schools off the list with Haas soon.
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07 Feb 2013, 10:46
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I have the following message on my status page and I am not invited to interview yet. Still I want to make sure that I will have all the documents ready if I do get an interview invitation (Fingers crossed).

“We will require an official transcript from University of Grad in US and official transcript and degree certificate from University of UG in India if you are invited to interview. * Official or properly certified copies will be accepted when attested by the University which you attended.”

I am clear about the transcripts and I have certified copies in envelopes with my University or college seal on it.
I am little worried about the degree certificate though because I have a copier copy of that and it is certified by a district magistrate in India, and I am not sure if that works or not. I may not have enough time to get a certified copy from my university though. I also have the original certificate which I would be little hesitant to hand it to someone. If it helps, all my transcripts and certificates are in English.

My question:
Should I try to get a certified copy or notarized copy here in US from a Circuit Court clerk? Or should I bring my original certificate and the copy certified by the magistrate?

In case someone is in the same situation.
I called admission office about this dilemma and they told me that I can send my original copy to the admissions office to verify. I was told that notorised copy will NOT work. So be aware of that.
Major crisis averted. I think having my degree certificate in English helped a bit. Now all I need is an interview invite.
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07 Feb 2013, 12:48
I just found a really fatal mistake in my essays. I quoted a wrong number so it is going to be different from my resume. I am done.. I am not going to get an invite.
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07 Feb 2013, 13:37
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I just found a really fatal mistake in my essays. I quoted a wrong number so it is going to be different from my resume. I am done.. I am not going to get an invite.

Hey, so I wrote the revenue generated from a social service initiative wrong in 2 different essays ($2400 and then$3400). I informed them in a separate email and apologized. It definitely does not look good, but I would send them an email informing them that its a typo or that you have written it wrong in the essay, and you are sorry for the faux pas. Just what I think. That said, I've applied for the super niche dual healthcare MBA and I know I'm almost a certain ding so I had very little to lose with this school.
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