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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2014, 15:55
Anyone come across any good explanations/examples on how to approach the Table of Contents 'essay?'
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2014, 10:45
I am really confused about the Johnson's essays.

There are 5 required essays with a maximum 2000 characters each. OMG.
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2014, 17:38
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I am really confused about the Johnson's essays.

There are 5 required essays with a maximum 2000 characters each. OMG.


I am too. A little worried here and I do not have much to write for the collegiate activities essay.
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2014, 21:31
Baffling how the admissions blog has this update - http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Full-Tim ... s-and-Tips - that lists only two essays, but the application has three more essays!

Certainly stands out from other schools' applications in terms of the total word limit available.
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Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2014, 06:39
That admissions blog post is out-of-date. I'm pretty sure the limit is 2,000 characters now. I spoke to someone in the admissions office. Before you start writing, log-in and see the questions and word lengths for yourself. They've been making a lot of changes.
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2014, 06:52
Applying round one as well.

Essay length for both essays is 1000 characters!
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2014, 14:37
Hey guys,
The character limits and required essays changed a couple of times. Also, the link to the application wasn't working (at least when I logged-in), so I just finished corresponding with someone in admissions a few hours ago. Here's the deal: both required essays have a 2,000 character limit. The first required essay is the Table of Contents, the other asks how your pre-MBA experience prepares you for the job you envision post-MBA.
I'm pretty sure the activities list is still required, too.
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2014, 03:26
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"All applicants are asked to write “Your Life Story” in 1,000 characters or less. We’re looking for creativity and authenticity here. It helps us understand who you are, how you’re unique, what motivates you, and more. Tip: Tell us something unique about yourself … tell us “your story”. This is not a traditional MBA essay. You can approach this from any number of ways – it doesn’t need to be just a chronological list of your life.

If you’re a Two-year applicant, you’re then asked to share – in 1,000 characters or less – the job you would like to have immediately upon graduating with your MBA. This essay helps us determine whether Johnson is the right place to move you toward your future goals. Be honest and authentic!"

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I'm kind of lost here...
The essay questions posted under this page are different than the ones in the actual application. Also the character count is 1000 in the blog post, not 2000.

This was just posted a week ago!

https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/Admissions-Blog/Post/200722/Cornell-MBA-2014-2015-Essay-Updates-and-Tips
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Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2014, 07:42
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I'm kind of lost here...
The essay questions posted under this page are different than the ones in the actual application. Also the character count is 1000 in the blog post, not 2000.

This was just posted a week ago!

https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/Admissions-Blog/Post/200722/Cornell-MBA-2014-2015-Essay-Updates-and-Tips


When I logged-in to see the questions on the actual application, they were completely different than what was posted in the blog. They were actually last year's questions. I spoke to an admissions officer and she is having the IT department fix that. I'm sure the application itself will be fixed/updated next week (if it hasn't been already).
During that exchange, I found out that the blog post from last week is no longer current. They have changed things since then. As of yesterday, what I wrote in the previous post has the correct character limit and the correct questions...straight from the horse's mouth.
Either take my word for it, wait to tackle the essays once everything has been updated OR call/email them yourself for clarification.
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2014, 08:03
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mhkhalil wrote:
I'm kind of lost here...
The essay questions posted under this page are different than the ones in the actual application. Also the character count is 1000 in the blog post, not 2000.

This was just posted a week ago!

https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/Admissions-Blog/Post/200722/Cornell-MBA-2014-2015-Essay-Updates-and-Tips


When I logged-in to see the questions on the actual application, they were completely different than what was posted in the blog. They were actually last year's questions. I spoke to an admissions officer and she is having the IT department fix that. I'm sure the application itself will be fixed/updated next week (if it hasn't been already).
During that exchange, I found out that the blog post from last week is no longer current. They have changed things since then. As of yesterday, what I wrote in the previous post has the correct character limit and the correct questions...straight from the horse's mouth.
Either take my word for it, wait to tackle the essays once everything has been updated OR call/email them yourself for clarification.



Oh thanks man... I'm sorry I was too lazy to continue reading the posts on the second page of this thread.

I think I'll wait for the fix.

By the way, does anyone know what the recommendation questions are? I couldn't find it anywhere on the school's website.
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2014, 08:13
mhkhalil wrote:
sciMBA wrote:
mhkhalil wrote:
I'm kind of lost here...
The essay questions posted under this page are different than the ones in the actual application. Also the character count is 1000 in the blog post, not 2000.

This was just posted a week ago!

https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/Admissions-Blog/Post/200722/Cornell-MBA-2014-2015-Essay-Updates-and-Tips


When I logged-in to see the questions on the actual application, they were completely different than what was posted in the blog. They were actually last year's questions. I spoke to an admissions officer and she is having the IT department fix that. I'm sure the application itself will be fixed/updated next week (if it hasn't been already).
During that exchange, I found out that the blog post from last week is no longer current. They have changed things since then. As of yesterday, what I wrote in the previous post has the correct character limit and the correct questions...straight from the horse's mouth.
Either take my word for it, wait to tackle the essays once everything has been updated OR call/email them yourself for clarification.




Oh thanks man... I'm sorry I was too lazy to continue reading the posts on the second page of this thread.

I think I'll wait for the fix.

By the way, does anyone know what the recommendation questions are? I couldn't find it anywhere on the school's website.


Haha, I'm actually a lady :-)
I think waiting (or contacting them) is a good idea. I wrote a few unnecessary drafts as a result of the changing character limits. So, I'm trying to spare you guys of that lol.
Check out the thread's first page. Someone asked that question before. I googled and posted a link. But, again I'd really just wait until everything is updated and good-to-go. Good luck!
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2014, 08:26
[/quote]
Haha, I'm actually a lady :-)
I think waiting (or contacting them) is a good idea. I wrote a few unnecessary drafts as a result of the changing character limits. So, I'm trying to spare you guys of that lol.
Check out the thread's first page. Someone asked that question before. I googled and posted a link. But, again I'd really just wait until everything is updated and good-to-go. Good luck![/quote]


Hahaha... I guess I'm sorry again :P
I already checked your post about the recommendations... but the link is broken... seems they pulled that off too!
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2014, 18:50
Does anyone know when Cornell will be updating their class visits schedule?
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2014, 02:51
Hey all,
The word limit mentioned for cornell essays are (2000 character limit, including formatting characters). But I believe they are not equivalent to normal 2000 characters with spaces. In the application there is a space provided to paste the response. But I am not able to paste more than ~130 words (~1000 characters) in the box. Please check and let me know if you are able to paste the normal 2000 characters essay within the space provided.
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2014, 22:51
Same here
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2014, 04:59
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Hey all,
The word limit mentioned for cornell essays are (2000 character limit, including formatting characters). But I believe they are not equivalent to normal 2000 characters with spaces. In the application there is a space provided to paste the response. But I am not able to paste more than ~130 words (~1000 characters) in the box. Please check and let me know if you are able to paste the normal 2000 characters essay within the space provided.


I think this has been rectified now. I could paste in more than 2000 characters now in fact.

Anyone know what the recommendation questions for Cornell are?
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Re: Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2014, 03:54
Does any one know the format for Johnson transcripts?
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Johnson (Cornell) Class of 2017 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2014, 03:04
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Does any one know the format for Johnson transcripts?


Its not mentioned anywhere, so I suppose it would be .pdf only.

I tried uploading the file and then clicked save, but after the processing finishes the page again says "No current submission" (see error below). Anyone else facing the same issue?

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The best time to submit your application [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2014, 08:00
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