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Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016

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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2013, 07:44
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2013, 20:36
Jamon wrote:
Do we need to submit our official gmat scores to hbs before applying? Or can we wait until we've been accepted? Are there any other schools that require an official report before being accepted?


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This information is clearly stated on the HBS website:

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When submitting your application, you may report the unofficial GMAT or GRE score given on the day of the test, or your official score if you have received it. Every applicant must request that Pearson (for the GMAT) or ETS (for the GRE) send an official score report directly to HBS.



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ankurq7 wrote:
Did you mean that HBS requires official reports to be sent in along with the application and MIT doesnot?

The opposite.


Didn't you quote - "EVERY applicant (not ADMITTED applicant) must request that Pearson (for the GMAT) or ETS (for the GRE) send an official score report directly to HBS."?

So, as Jamon asked if we can submit the official scores after getting accepted, I would say that HBS would want report of EVERY applicant submitted, i.e. they want all reports with application (or atleast before they inform the results.)

Correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2013, 08:44
@ankurq7, the question is about timing.

EVERY school requires EVERY applicant to send in the official GMAT/GRE score reports. That is a requirement for every school.

The way they differ is when the official reports need to be received.

Most schools, including HBS, are fine with the UNofficial reports to be provided at time of application.
MIT is one that requires that the OFFICIAL report be RECEIVED when you submit the app. see below

Make sense?

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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2013, 10:11
Apologies if this question has been answered elsewhere- Which GMAT percentile to report? I took the test 6 months ago, and according to the official gmat website, my math percentile has dropped 3 percentile points already! Do I list the percentile on my official score report or adjust it according to the more updated scales on gmat.com? THANKS!
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Apologies if this question has been answered elsewhere- Which GMAT percentile to report? I took the test 6 months ago, and according to the official gmat website, my math percentile has dropped 3 percentile points already! Do I list the percentile on my official score report or adjust it according to the more updated scales on gmat.com? THANKS!
Yeah, that dip sucks doesn't it? :|

You can report either, the schools won't hold it against you if you use one versus the other. Most people enter what's on the report that they are uploading to the app.

There's different schools of thought out there as to whether you should be evaluated in the pool of applicants you tested with, or today's recalculated pool. There were some dramatic changes recently in percentile rankings, with much more fluctuation in the quant side than we recall ever seeing before. A 49Q is only 81st percentile now?? wow.

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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 05:08
Utterly disgusted.
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 15:50
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Utterly disgusted.


I posted my thoughts in this thread: nyt-article-on-hbs-hbs-case-study-gender-inequity-159340.html

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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 11:56
Less than a week left, how are people doing for round 1?
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 12:08
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Less than a week left, how are people doing for round 1?


Won't make it. Will be in R2.
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 14:54
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Less than a week left, how are people doing for round 1?


Just submitted, what a terrifying experience ...
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 14:58
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Less than a week left, how are people doing for round 1?


Just submitted, what a terrifying experience ...


I think the most terrifying experience would be AFTER you submit it, the "wait". Hope it leads to a good result. :)
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2013, 23:18
Anyone know what day interview invites/dings go out? In past years they have posted it. I know DL said, "mid October." Thanks!
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 10:15
You may notice at the end of the application under "Review" there is now the option of reviewing a Proof of your application.

I don't believe this was available a few days ago but I just noticed it today.

amank wrote:
Hello,

I just wanted to ask whether there's a way to print the application before submitting it. I went to the review link but there's nothing like 'Preview' or 'Print Application', only 'Submit' and 'Save for Later'. I will need to make changes after viewing this preview.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 11:27
Exactly, I too noticed it today only :)
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 11:52
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You may notice at the end of the application under "Review" there is now the option of reviewing a Proof of your application.

I don't believe this was available a few days ago but I just noticed it today.


Great news. Finally!
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2013, 18:47
3 days before submission and I received feedback from family/friends that my essay is weak. >.< god I really don't want to delay to round 2!
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 00:17
Submitted! Oh, God, help me, please! :)
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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 07:40
Hello all, I am looking for some advice regarding how the application shows up when it is converted to the review PDF. There are some cells that (even though the information fits into the text box) get cut off when transferred to the PDF. The FAQ on the website states "The Admissions Office receives the entire application in appropriate format and all fields are viewed clearly by the Board. The document that the applicant can view is an unformatted version of the final document."

My question is, should I take them at there word and not worry about what does and does not show up on the PDF or should I shorten some of my answers to make them fit in the PDF so I have no worry about them being cut-off. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Re: Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 08:32
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You may notice at the end of the application under "Review" there is now the option of reviewing a Proof of your application.

I don't believe this was available a few days ago but I just noticed it today.



Just to second that, that is definitely new. Very useful it is too. Even when uploading files like my CV - my 1 pager becomes 1 page and 1 sentence... I've had to tweak the format as I really want a 1 page CV. The formatting of the form itself though seems to come through fine - it's ugly though! I wouldn't want to read 100 of those...

I am planning to submit by tomorrow, both recommendations are in. Then the WAIT begins...
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