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HBS: Two recommendations late - doomed? [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2010, 08:48
Hi Linda & Paul, and all GMATClubbers,

a question drawing on your experience: out of my 3 HBS recommendations, 2 were delivered a day late. Of course this is my fault - should have herded all of them to be in on time.
Unfortunately, two recommenders (and myself) were travelling at the time and each had picked up somewhere on the website that "a day or two late wouldn't be a problem". My question: does this bump my entire application into the 3rd round? Or will a short period of grace be applied also if two applications are late?
The application blog says "we'll start reading your application as long as at least two recommendations are in", but I'm not sure if this rules out a short period of grace for more than one recommender or means immediately bumping me to the next application round.
HBS discourages calling them during decision period for any decision-related queries - would you suggest I still try and give them a call to check whether my application is good for Round 2?

Thanks so much for your help in advance!
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Re: HBS: Two recommendations late - doomed? [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2010, 08:51
From the HBS Admissions Blog:
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We will start to read your application as long as two of your recommendations have been submitted. "Late" recommendations received within a day or two after the deadline will be added to your file.

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Re: HBS: Two recommendations late - doomed? [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2010, 08:55
Yep, thanks, that's what I saw - my question is what happens if two recommendations have not been received by the deadline? From how I read it, the text only implies a grace period for the third recommendation - but I hope I'm wrong..

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Re: HBS: Two recommendations late - doomed? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 16:45
anyone with a view on this?
thanks so much!
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Re: HBS: Two recommendations late - doomed? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 19:55
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Hi Linda & Paul, and all GMATClubbers,

a question drawing on your experience: out of my 3 HBS recommendations, 2 were delivered a day late. Of course this is my fault - should have herded all of them to be in on time.
Unfortunately, two recommenders (and myself) were travelling at the time and each had picked up somewhere on the website that "a day or two late wouldn't be a problem". My question: does this bump my entire application into the 3rd round? Or will a short period of grace be applied also if two applications are late?
The application blog says "we'll start reading your application as long as at least two recommendations are in", but I'm not sure if this rules out a short period of grace for more than one recommender or means immediately bumping me to the next application round.
HBS discourages calling them during decision period for any decision-related queries - would you suggest I still try and give them a call to check whether my application is good for Round 2?

Thanks so much for your help in advance!


I don't know the answer for sure so my response is conjecture, but I think that it won't make a difference. If two recs got there a day late and your application was on time, I believe it will be considered with R2.

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Re: HBS: Two recommendations late - doomed? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 21:01
elbimmobilie wrote:
Hi Linda & Paul, and all GMATClubbers,

a question drawing on your experience: out of my 3 HBS recommendations, 2 were delivered a day late. Of course this is my fault - should have herded all of them to be in on time.
Unfortunately, two recommenders (and myself) were travelling at the time and each had picked up somewhere on the website that "a day or two late wouldn't be a problem". My question: does this bump my entire application into the 3rd round? Or will a short period of grace be applied also if two applications are late?
The application blog says "we'll start reading your application as long as at least two recommendations are in", but I'm not sure if this rules out a short period of grace for more than one recommender or means immediately bumping me to the next application round.
HBS discourages calling them during decision period for any decision-related queries - would you suggest I still try and give them a call to check whether my application is good for Round 2?

Thanks so much for your help in advance!


Sorry I don't have an answer for you, but definitely interested in the outcome.
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