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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 05:17
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Hi Sandy,

I would be glad if you can give your opinion on my issue.

Thanks for taking out the time.This would be a real help for me.

Call the 3 schools right now just for your peace of mind. It is no big deal to call the adcom office, they have people who answer stuff like this,
and you have a semi legit issue, altho my guess is, you will get some "pro forma" answer. If that happens push back in a nice way and say this is impt to me, have you dealt with 10 systems fr. countries like mine, etc. Just to wake them up to your issue. If their initial answer satisfies you, say thanks. If you cannot get a human being, well, call back later. TODAY a.m. is a great time to call HBS, it is like driving when the weather man predicts snow, everyone is off the roads. Besides, adcoms have done all the brain work on most apps and the intense process is in the hands of IT drones who are uploading the emails, etc.
In general, it helps in cases like this to explain class rank etc in resume or otherplaces in the app, if you can. E.g. those mini essays they give you to explain yyour criminal record and and five years you spent as a drop out. :-)
My guess is, schools are aware of your issues, and given your gmat, will not dismiss your app out of hand on numbers alone. That can happen, see the Poets and Quants article about Inside Rotman adcom, where they in fact do that. http://poetsandquants.com/2013/01/25/ho ... pplicants/ I am not sure which schools do that, but it my guess is, all do in some form. But you would make that cut on GMAT alone. If you send me a resume, hbsguru@gmail.com, I'll let you know if you are in the running at HBS in general.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:04
I logged into ApplyYourself and saw something interesting there... everything looks the same inside the application, but on the log-out screen it says:

"Successful Logout!

Post Interview Reflection: In-Progress
Application for Admission: Submitted
Submitted Date: xx/xx/2013 xx:xx:xx AM EST"

I haven't seen the post-interview reflection status on there before; it's new for me. Does everyone see this right now or not? Is it just a system error or is this a possible "peek behind the curtain"?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:08
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I logged into ApplyYourself and saw something interesting there... everything looks the same inside the application, but on the log-out screen it says:

"Successful Logout!

Post Interview Reflection: In-Progress
Application for Admission: Submitted
Submitted Date: xx/xx/2013 xx:xx:xx AM EST"

I haven't seen the post-interview reflection status on there before; it's new for me. Does everyone see this right now or not? Is it just a system error or is this a possible "peek behind the curtain"?


Mine's said that since day 1...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:09
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baltimore86 wrote:
I logged into ApplyYourself and saw something interesting there... everything looks the same inside the application, but on the log-out screen it says:

"Successful Logout!

Post Interview Reflection: In-Progress
Application for Admission: Submitted
Submitted Date: xx/xx/2013 xx:xx:xx AM EST"

I haven't seen the post-interview reflection status on there before; it's new for me. Does everyone see this right now or not? Is it just a system error or is this a possible "peek behind the curtain"?


Mine's said that since day 1...


ohh.... :(
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:11
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Mine's said that since day 1...


Hmm... maybe I'm remembering it wrong. Well, we'll know in 3 hours or so...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:19
Sandy,can you pleasesend me your e-mail address or contact details?it's for a friend of mine, i'll forward it to him.thanks
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:23
2.5 hours to go....

Last edited by stoweker on 07 Feb 2013, 10:35, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:50
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sunshineavenue wrote:
Mine's said that since day 1...


Hmm... maybe I'm remembering it wrong. Well, we'll know in 3 hours or so...



Just checked and mine is the same. Anyone else want to confirm?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:54
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baltimore86 wrote:
sunshineavenue wrote:
Mine's said that since day 1...


Hmm... maybe I'm remembering it wrong. Well, we'll know in 3 hours or so...



Just checked and mine is the same. Anyone else want to confirm?


Same. I think we still should wait until the 5pm Greenwich time.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 06:56
Just out of curiosity, how would tardiness of a letter of recommendation affect an application? One of my recommenders thought she had submitted it before going on vacation, but apparently hadn't, so her recommendation wasn't submitted until a week after the deadline. How negatively do you all think this might be viewed?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 07:04
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Just out of curiosity, how would tardiness of a letter of recommendation affect an application? One of my recommenders thought she had submitted it before going on vacation, but apparently hadn't, so her recommendation wasn't submitted until a week after the deadline. How negatively do you all think this might be viewed?


From Dee's blog:

"We continue to accept recommendations for a day or so after the application submission deadline"

I'm afraid if a recommendation is not submitted at the time an adcom member starts assessing the application - they will evaluate it "as is".
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 07:12
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chains1910 wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how would tardiness of a letter of recommendation affect an application? One of my recommenders thought she had submitted it before going on vacation, but apparently hadn't, so her recommendation wasn't submitted until a week after the deadline. How negatively do you all think this might be viewed?


From Dee's blog:

"We continue to accept recommendations for a day or so after the application submission deadline"

I'm afraid if a recommendation is not submitted at the time an adcom member starts assessing the application - they will evaluate it "as is".



Damn that would be an unfortunate situation from which to be disqualified. Especially since that was the recommendation from my current supervisor, and the best written one in my opinion. Oh well, fingers crossed and perhaps we will find out today if it was in fact an issue.

Thanks for the quick feedback!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 07:29
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sunshineavenue wrote:
Mine's said that since day 1...


Hmm... maybe I'm remembering it wrong. Well, we'll know in 3 hours or so...



Mine has said that since I submitted. I remembering seeing it upon logout after submitting my application.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 07:31
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lennoxRU wrote:
chains1910 wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how would tardiness of a letter of recommendation affect an application? One of my recommenders thought she had submitted it before going on vacation, but apparently hadn't, so her recommendation wasn't submitted until a week after the deadline. How negatively do you all think this might be viewed?


From Dee's blog:

"We continue to accept recommendations for a day or so after the application submission deadline"

I'm afraid if a recommendation is not submitted at the time an adcom member starts assessing the application - they will evaluate it "as is".



Damn that would be an unfortunate situation from which to be disqualified. Especially since that was the recommendation from my current supervisor, and the best written one in my opinion. Oh well, fingers crossed and perhaps we will find out today if it was in fact an issue.

Thanks for the quick feedback!


I am in a similar situation. My last and the best recommendation was submitted 12 days after the deadline because of certain unforeseen circumstances..
I had written to them about it in an email but did not receive any response..

Certain other reputed universities continue to accept recommendations for approximately 10-12 days after the deadline even when their website says that these should be submitted within a day or two of the application deadline..

I hope HBS also considers such delays..

anyway, let's just wait...

all the best to everyone!!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 07:33
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Honestly I applied to Harvard as a longshot. I would go bananas if I got an invite!
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Honestly I applied to Harvard as a longshot. I would go bananas if I got an invite!


Lets all go banana then, all what I care about is to get an invite regardless if it is a longshot r not. best of luck
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Honestly I applied to Harvard as a longshot. I would go bananas if I got an invite!


Haha I'm right there with you.
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