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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 04:17
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ilya.b wrote:
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Today 5 minutes are feeling like 5 hours... Is it just me??


Same thing here.

Being based in Europe 6 hours ahead of Boston, I will only know if I get an invite tomorrow at around 6pm local time... It makes it for a really long day tomorrow!

Fingers crossed! and good luck everyone!


For us in India, 12 PM in Boston is 9:30 PM! I can't even imagine the anxiousness of Japanese applicants! :)

All the best to everyone. It will be a dream come true to write 'Invited' on this wall tomorrow!


I am in WAT... I will know at 5PM.... Just about the right time to rush into a bar and drown my sorrows....(OR..)
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 04:37
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Today 5 minutes are feeling like 5 hours... Is it just me??


don't worry, this is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 04:55
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taksi wrote:
Today 5 minutes are feeling like 5 hours... Is it just me??


don't worry, this is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain...



Haha.. Same boat here - It will be an anxious next 24+ hours...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 06:52
I agree that there`s a lot of anxiety, but imagine the people who get waitlisted from R1 to May. There were a few dozen last year if I remember correctly no? Now that`s a lot worse!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 07:41
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I agree that there`s a lot of anxiety, but imagine the people who get waitlisted from R1 to May. There were a few dozen last year if I remember correctly no? Now that`s a lot worse!

I agree. However, a counter argument is that these people would obviously have applied to other schools, or will do so in Rd 2. Being waitlisted at HBS is a great indicator of your caliber, so I am sure they would have made it to another top choice eg: Wharton, Kellogg etc. by May. And if HBS finally admits them, I am sure people will be more than happy to forego the $2000 deposit to the other school.

This affected a friend - he got into Indian School of Business, but was waitlisted at Tuck. When HBS released a few people off its waitlist, a few seats at Tuck opened up and he was admitted.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 07:50
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I agree that there`s a lot of anxiety, but imagine the people who get waitlisted from R1 to May. There were a few dozen last year if I remember correctly no? Now that`s a lot worse!

I agree. However, a counter argument is that these people would obviously have applied to other schools, or will do so in Rd 2. Being waitlisted at HBS is a great indicator of your caliber, so I am sure they would have made it to another top choice eg: Wharton, Kellogg etc. by May. And if HBS finally admits them, I am sure people will be more than happy to forego the $2000 deposit to the other school.

This affected a friend - he got into Indian School of Business, but was waitlisted at Tuck. When HBS released a few people off its waitlist, a few seats at Tuck opened up and he was admitted.


If I am waitlisted till May and admitted I am afraid I would already be in my "Eat Pray Love" tour to discover myself after rejection.. Hmmm now I have to figure the availability of internet in rural Italy...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 08:09
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astrochris wrote:
I agree that there`s a lot of anxiety, but imagine the people who get waitlisted from R1 to May. There were a few dozen last year if I remember correctly no? Now that`s a lot worse!

I agree. However, a counter argument is that these people would obviously have applied to other schools, or will do so in Rd 2. Being waitlisted at HBS is a great indicator of your caliber, so I am sure they would have made it to another top choice eg: Wharton, Kellogg etc. by May. And if HBS finally admits them, I am sure people will be more than happy to forego the $2000 deposit to the other school.

This affected a friend - he got into Indian School of Business, but was waitlisted at Tuck. When HBS released a few people off its waitlist, a few seats at Tuck opened up and he was admitted.


If I am waitlisted till May and admitted I am afraid I would already be in my "Eat Pray Love" tour to discover myself after rejection.. Hmmm now I have to figure the availability of internet in rural Italy...


Hahaha. Amen
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 08:31
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 08:42
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http://poetsandquants.com/2010/11/04/how-not-to-blow-your-harvard-interview/

HOW NOT TO BLOW YOUR HBS INTERVIEW

An updated version, which includes my analysis of how the new application will impact interviews, will be published on Poets
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Thanks Sandy - You have a definite client provided I get that elusive invite.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 08:49
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http://poetsandquants.com/2010/11/04/how-not-to-blow-your-harvard-interview/

HOW NOT TO BLOW YOUR HBS INTERVIEW

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Thanks, Sandy. Looking forward to the new article!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 13:40
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Today 5 minutes are feeling like 5 hours... Is it just me??


don't worry, this is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain...



...and 100% reason to remember the name!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 14:01
Almost there guys! Only 18 hours to go!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 14:03
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I agree that there`s a lot of anxiety, but imagine the people who get waitlisted from R1 to May. There were a few dozen last year if I remember correctly no? Now that`s a lot worse!

I agree. However, a counter argument is that these people would obviously have applied to other schools, or will do so in Rd 2. Being waitlisted at HBS is a great indicator of your caliber, so I am sure they would have made it to another top choice eg: Wharton, Kellogg etc. by May. And if HBS finally admits them, I am sure people will be more than happy to forego the $2000 deposit to the other school.

This affected a friend - he got into Indian School of Business, but was waitlisted at Tuck. When HBS released a few people off its waitlist, a few seats at Tuck opened up and he was admitted.


So basically we can expect a cascade effect to ripple across the rankings even late in the game? It`s worth the US$ 2k, but that`s still a lot.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 14:49
Will only know by 6pm... long day tomorrow ;)

Best of luck to all of you!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 15:08
So I just got a 20% raise at work. Do I let Harvard (and the other schools that I have already submitted applications for) know? Do I just call the admissions office?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 02:58
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Will only know by 6pm... long day tomorrow ;)

Best of luck to all of you!


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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 05:03
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Will only know by 6pm... long day tomorrow ;)

Best of luck to all of you!


What time zone are we talking about here? Is everyone still expecting news at 12 PM EST? Or are you just saying you personally won't be able to know till 6PM?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 05:20
Yes, we are all expecting 12 PM EST. The previous five or ten posts are relating to the different time zones - aka some people have to wait until 6 PM their time which makes for quite a long day. I'm on the lucky side - I get to know at 11 AM my time. I was surprised I managed to get a full night's sleep last night.

Less than 3 hours to go!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 05:43
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Yes, we are all expecting 12 PM EST. The previous five or ten posts are relating to the different time zones - aka some people have to wait until 6 PM their time which makes for quite a long day. I'm on the lucky side - I get to know at 11 AM my time. I was surprised I managed to get a full night's sleep last night.

Less than 3 hours to go!


Maybe the guys in the future time zone can let us past-dwellers know when the process starts? Also let us know what the DJI closes at if you can. :lol: (I`m kidding)
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