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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 05:55
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hunterashmore wrote:
Anyone else required to take the Analytics Program? I am a little confused by this requirement...


It'll be listed as "recommended" or "required" depending on how much analytical stuff is in your academic and professional background. Analytics is basically a one-week intro to case method learning, finance, accounting, and Excel magic before all your banker and consultant classmates show up for the official "Welcome to HBS" stuff. That's where I met most of my military classmates and other non-traditional guys/girls like engineers, non-profit workers, teachers, etc.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2012, 09:35
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esdykes wrote:
I too got a call from Dee and then 2 hours later a call from my interviewer.

Also - I'm an Engineer and Analytics was recommended. I have zero finance or accounting background but I guess I do a lot of excel magic? Anyway - I enrolled to take it. I figure 1) I can meet people not in my section, 2) maybe relieve some inevitable first day nerves and 3) not feel immediately behind.

My friend took it last and said it was a lot of work but she would do it again for the reasons I listed above.

Still super excited!! I wonder when this wears off...


I know, me too! I hope it never wears off!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2012, 19:39
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esdykes wrote:
I too got a call from Dee and then 2 hours later a call from my interviewer.

Also - I'm an Engineer and Analytics was recommended. I have zero finance or accounting background but I guess I do a lot of excel magic? Anyway - I enrolled to take it. I figure 1) I can meet people not in my section, 2) maybe relieve some inevitable first day nerves and 3) not feel immediately behind.

My friend took it last and said it was a lot of work but she would do it again for the reasons I listed above.

Still super excited!! I wonder when this wears off...


Analytics was the least amount of fun of anything that I've done at HBS. That said it was probably worthwhile, and my analytics study group do still keep in touch... we all suffered through the experience together.

Congrats on admission, hopefully see you at an admitted students welcome session!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 18:10
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gmat3000 wrote:
Well done to those who got offers. Are any of you who got offers over the avg age, in particular in your thirties?


I'll be 31 at matriculation.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 23:36
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gmat3000 wrote:
Well done to those who got offers. Are any of you who got offers over the avg age, in particular in your thirties?


I will be thirty
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 07:13
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ss87 wrote:
Just curious, anyone felt they had a mediocre/less than mediocre interview and got in?

I am just trying to gauge our the perception of our int performance vs. reality..


I thought my interview was mediocre at best. But I got in!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 19:56
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Have people received physical offer letters? Got mine today - love the fact that its just a letter and a binder with a notepad! Nothing fancy...awesome!
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Re: HBS 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2012, 09:19
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ss87 wrote:
Just curious as I have not seen many in this thread, but any got into HBS with 50%/100% scholarships? Looks like P&Q mentions HBS offering a significant amount of aid (loans/scholarships) but never seen many in this thread.


HBS offers need-based aid almost exclusively and the few other merit-based fellowships are not awarded along with admission.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 09:31
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dmoore392 wrote:
hi everyone, i'm going to apply for mba in HBS during the 3rd round and actually studying for gmat right now and planning to take it close to the deadline. Therefore i would like to ask you what do you think would be the deadline for taking gmat, in order to be in time for HBS MBA 3rd round application?
Thanks in advance!


Good luck in R3.

I took the GMAT ~4 weeks before the R1 deadline. This gave me enough time to receive the AWA and IR scores, which I believe are required for HBS. This also gives GMAC enough time to submit your official scores to the school. I think my scores went ~3 weeks after I took the test, so I wouldn't take any less than 3-4 weeks before the deadline.

If this is not possible, you might consider calling the school to see if they will accept unofficial scores (the printout you receive immediately following the test) and no IR or AWA scores at the time of submission. I'm not sure if anyone else already tried this with HBS, but some schools do not have a problem with it.

If it were me - I'd shoot for ~4 weeks before the deadline just to remove that additional stress from the mix.

Again - best of luck!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 11:40
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Out of curiosity, was anyone under age of 28 accepted thus far?


Average age is usually 27 so yes, lots have (myself included)

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 08:35
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cross your fingers and keep trying lol..
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 08:36
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 09:34
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kaushinside wrote:
Just submitted my application. Have a doubt -

My recommenders have not been able to submit their recommendations yet..
The deadline for the current round just got over.. Does anyone have an idea whether there is a 2-3 day margin for submitting recommendations? The website says that "It is your responsibility to ensure that all required recommendations are submitted by the deadline date for the round in which you apply."



Kaushinside - They give your recommenders about 24 hours after the deadline to get them in. All 3 of mine actually submitted late, 6 hours after the deadline, but it turned out alright.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 09:37
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Good luck to all those submitting for Round 2! It is crazy to think that it was less than four months back that I was in your shoes - it feels like it has been much longer!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 11:29
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In for R2! Good luck to everyone.

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Just submitted my application. Have a doubt -

My recommenders have not been able to submit their recommendations yet..
The deadline for the current round just got over.. Does anyone have an idea whether there is a 2-3 day margin for submitting recommendations? The website says that "It is your responsibility to ensure that all required recommendations are submitted by the deadline date for the round in which you apply."



Talked to HBS this morning and they said there was a 48 hour window for recommenders to submit. Hope that helps!
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in for round 2! mpp/mba program
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 14:13
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Just submitted my 2+2 application today! Typical feelings of inadequacy and apprehension now I guess. Oh and hello everyone!
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Hey XX257, welcome to the "battlefield" as somebody called it...I guess all schools are harder in round 3... Im forcing myself to work on the apps, while praying to God that I dont need them..
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 08:42
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Hey XX257, welcome to the "battlefield" as somebody called it...I guess all schools are harder in round 3... Im forcing myself to work on the apps, while praying to God that I dont need them..


Haha, thanks for the welcome. Good luck to you! I'm sure you'll do great!
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