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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 05:32
HI All,

I'm in Round 2, also.
I just read the admission director's thread, and it actually made me even more anxious. In less than a month you're either out or still have a slight chance...

Does anyone know if there are any stats on how many applicants for R2 and how many invitations will be send out?

Another quick question: Do you guys give a call to the admission office to make sure they received the official score reports for TOEFL and GMAT? Do you think that's necessary?

Good luck to all!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 13:23
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Welcome to the 'Club', snowedinboston! And congratulations! Are you not coming to the ASW next week?


Will be there KillerApp, both days. Should also be hosting another admitted girl at my apartment; I'm excited!

Was at a Boston-area breakfast before Christmas hosted by Admissions, and I organized a pretty good roundup of 20-25 Boston-area admits for drinks (there are quite a few more than that though, including cross-enrolled students with HMS/HKS/HLS). I can tell you, expect Bostonians to rep our home city well at ASW :)
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 18:41
So if we don't hear anything on Wednesday Jan 30th it's really unlikely we get an interview. Is that the consensus given how the previous round invites have been staggered?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 18:55
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So if we don't hear anything on Wednesday Jan 30th it's really unlikely we get an interview. Is that the consensus given how the previous round invites have been staggered?


Yes. I think about 80% of invites are the first wave and 20% the second. So unlikely but not impossible. I guess it's better stated as unpredictable, just like the whole admissions process.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 19:25
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So if we don't hear anything on Wednesday Jan 30th it's really unlikely we get an interview. Is that the consensus given how the previous round invites have been staggered?


Yes. I think about 80% of invites are the first wave and 20% the second. So unlikely but not impossible. I guess it's better stated as unpredictable, just like the whole admissions process.


Thanks. Reading that blog post made me nervous! Good luck to everyone.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 20:52
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So if we don't hear anything on Wednesday Jan 30th it's really unlikely we get an interview. Is that the consensus given how the previous round invites have been staggered?


I was in the second round...that was a pretty painful week. Knowing the odds for each date really will not help - from your pespective as an individual data point it is all a binary process - you are through this round or you are not, and you wont know until the last date.

I think it is too early to be worrying about this, honestly. Take up yoga or tai chi and try to relax and keep you mind clear. It is out of your hands for now, so take a deep breath and try not to overanalyze it (though I know I scoured every word of every blog post - lol).
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 21:06
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Weren't you in round 1?! Or did you apply round 2 last year? Either ways congrats on getting through this painful phase and most definitely on the admit!
I can't sleep until February 7th I think!!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 21:18
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Weren't you in round 1?! Or did you apply round 2 last year? Either ways congrats on getting through this painful phase and most definitely on the admit!
I can't sleep until February 7th I think!!


He meant that he was in the second batch of invitations in the first round.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 21:22
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Weren't you in round 1?! Or did you apply round 2 last year? Either ways congrats on getting through this painful phase and most definitely on the admit!
I can't sleep until February 7th I think!!


He meant that he was in the second batch of invitations in the first round.


right - many of you who just applied will be my classmates in August :-D
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 21:37
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KillerApp wrote:
Welcome to the 'Club', snowedinboston! And congratulations! Are you not coming to the ASW next week?


Will be there KillerApp, both days. Should also be hosting another admitted girl at my apartment; I'm excited!

Was at a Boston-area breakfast before Christmas hosted by Admissions, and I organized a pretty good roundup of 20-25 Boston-area admits for drinks (there are quite a few more than that though, including cross-enrolled students with HMS/HKS/HLS). I can tell you, expect Bostonians to rep our home city well at ASW :)


Excellent on both accounts! Can't wait to meet you next week!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 06:01
to the round 1 applicants, how soon did you guys hear back from HBS after the deadline? so anxious
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 06:52
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 10:47
I'm in the early stages but I have to say that I really like Harvard's application process. My boss is a Harvard MBA and said the interview process is intense but really effective, and the written app is about as long as I'd like it to be. Waiting until invitations are sent out is the most painful part.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 14:29
Hey international R1ers. I have a very important question. Was Harvard adcom in the hub cities the entire interview season, or were they in each city for a specific date range?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 20:03
Hi guys,

This is a continuation of a questions i asked a while back. I just received my AWA and integrated reasoning scores (which i previously submitted as 0.0).
How do i update my scores on my HBS application which i've already submitted.

I've tried to call through to the admission office, but am constantly redirected to the voice mail.
Does anybody know what i should do? Or whether i need to take any action at all?



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Intlstudent85 wrote:
Hi guys,

I only did my GMAT a week ago and haven't received my AWA and integrated reasoning scores yet.
As an international student, i'm pretty desperate to make sure my submission is in R2.

When i was keying in my unofficial scores on the HBS MBA website, they kept prompting me for numerical values (i couldn't put NA) for the AWA and integrated reasoning category.
How can i still submit in R2 without having these scores?

With the deadline so close, does anybody have any advice?


Might be worth an email/call to admissions with the deadline being so close. You might also try using a different browser to input this section of your app.


I just saw a new FAQ post from Dee on the HBS website. She said to use 0.0 if you do not have the official scores yet.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 08:07
Time is moving so slow, I have normal stats, nothing special but I was told I have a very unique story and background and I have good chances at HBS. Now I have noticed two spelling mistakes on my application, Am I out? how serious do they take these typos??
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 09:07
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If I was lucky enough to get an invite on the 30th of Jan, when shall I schedule? how much prep takes.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 09:40
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Time is moving so slow, I have normal stats, nothing special but I was told I have a very unique story and background and I have good chances at HBS. Now I have noticed two spelling mistakes on my application, Am I out? how serious do they take these typos??


Honestly, your 650 is really low for Harvard/Stanford. That should be your bigger concern.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 16:18
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 22:27
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Does anyone know of an instance when a candidate has been laid off due to company downsizing during the application process and was still admitted? As in, the person lost his/her job after the application has been submitted but before interviews? How should one manage such scenario? I expect that you would have to disclose this information during the interview but does the adcom expect you to have another job/opportunity lined up? It's also a sticky situation to be looking for a permanent position now when you're expecting to relocate in the summer to enroll in school. What's the ideal scenario in this case in the eyes of the adcom, if there even is one?


I'd say get into action and find a good job asap for 2 reasons.
1st there is no 100% confirmation that you will get admitted. In this case you will probably start looking for a job in March which may then look awkward to your prospective employer.
2nd if you get a job, you can boldly tell your interviewer that yes I got layed off because of downsizing which is very natural these days but I had the ability and the market demand to get reabsorbed by a more reputed (if possible) employer. This will certainly add more weight to it. Atleast to me it would.
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