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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2012, 08:20
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Does anyone has suggestion on how many words can I exceed from the 500 word limit ? One of my essays is 525 words and I am
reluctant to cut it down. Can I exceed the limit by 5%?


Yes but take care to not go over in your other essays. The advice floating around is it's ok to go over or under by up to 10% but don't overdo it on all the essays.

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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 00:19
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Just received the off-campus interviewer's contact details on Friday - It took about 3.5 weeks since I submitted Part 1. Pretty good turnaround by the Admissions office compared with the possible maximum of 8 weeks for off-campus interview arrangement outside of the U.S..
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 05:22
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Does anyone has suggestion on how many words can I exceed from the 500 word limit ? One of my essays is 525 words and I am
reluctant to cut it down. Can I exceed the limit by 5%?


While it is always good to be within word limits, +5% is generally ok. As i have read in several threads, the adcom doesn't really count the total words. They just have an eye for word count by experience. If you think reducing any further will hamper the meaning of the balance 500 words, i'd keep the extra words. Infact i also exceed the leadership essay by 22 words. Rest all i am within word limit.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 08:30
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Thanks machichi and vibhav. I was able to cut down a bit more so it is even less than 5% more now. Also my other essays are within limit so hopefully it would be fine overall :)
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 14:05
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Hi,

My recommender has submitted the recommendation, but he did not notice the 250 words limit per question. He has around 1900 words (total), according to him, in his recommendation.
I am sure he might have written a very strong recommendation, but worried if the extra words would effect my chances.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 04:04
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My recommender has submitted the recommendation, but he did not notice the 250 words limit per question. He has around 1900 words (total), according to him, in his recommendation.
I am sure he might have written a very strong recommendation, but worried if the extra words would effect my chances.
Any thoughts?

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The recommendation is the recommender's prerogative and not yours. Even if you wrote the recommendation yourself (not saying you did, I'm just giving the extreme case example), the adcom sees it as something submitted solely by the recommender. Hence, if that person exceeds the word limits, it reflects poorly on them not you. Further, given this is something you cannot control (as you are not supposed to see your recommendation and hence wouldn't know if the word count has been exceeded), why would it affect your chances anyways?

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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 08:11
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Just had an interview with the Alumnus today. It went great for the most part.

I got some feedback in the end, mostly positive. Interviewer said that I have a very good profile and is very impressive work experience and accomplishments. He said that if I don't get in it will only be because of lack of extra curricular activities. I don't have substantial amount of extra curricular activities other than mentoring students, small fundraiser and teaching. Although it is only his opinion, he still has some say in the decision making process I'd say.

Would like to know if someone has had similar experience?


How much information do the interviewers have? Do they essentially have access to all of part 1 of the application? Or is the interview blind, and your interviewer learned everything through the interview itself?
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 09:45
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cvsmech wrote:
Just had an interview with the Alumnus today. It went great for the most part.

I got some feedback in the end, mostly positive. Interviewer said that I have a very good profile and is very impressive work experience and accomplishments. He said that if I don't get in it will only be because of lack of extra curricular activities. I don't have substantial amount of extra curricular activities other than mentoring students, small fundraiser and teaching. Although it is only his opinion, he still has some say in the decision making process I'd say.

Would like to know if someone has had similar experience?


How much information do the interviewers have? Do they essentially have access to all of part 1 of the application? Or is the interview blind, and your interviewer learned everything through the interview itself?


Blind interview, they only have your resume that you need to send to them (nothing else from Part 1). In my interview, the interviewer had not reviewed the resume prior to our meeting, not sure if this is by design or if they were just too busy.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 09:49
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cvsmech wrote:
Just had an interview with the Alumnus today. It went great for the most part.

I got some feedback in the end, mostly positive. Interviewer said that I have a very good profile and is very impressive work experience and accomplishments. He said that if I don't get in it will only be because of lack of extra curricular activities. I don't have substantial amount of extra curricular activities other than mentoring students, small fundraiser and teaching. Although it is only his opinion, he still has some say in the decision making process I'd say.

Would like to know if someone has had similar experience?


How much information do the interviewers have? Do they essentially have access to all of part 1 of the application? Or is the interview blind, and your interviewer learned everything through the interview itself?


The interview is always blind ... the interviewers just have access to your CV

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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 11:25
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sasankadc wrote:
Hi,

My recommender has submitted the recommendation, but he did not notice the 250 words limit per question. He has around 1900 words (total), according to him, in his recommendation.
I am sure he might have written a very strong recommendation, but worried if the extra words would effect my chances.
Any thoughts?

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The recommendation is the recommender's prerogative and not yours. Even if you wrote the recommendation yourself (not saying you did, I'm just giving the extreme case example), the adcom sees it as something submitted solely by the recommender. Hence, if that person exceeds the word limits, it reflects poorly on them not you. Further, given this is something you cannot control (as you are not supposed to see your recommendation and hence wouldn't know if the word count has been exceeded), why would it affect your chances anyways?

Don't worry - and all the best!


Thanks.. that cooled my nerves a bit... :)
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 20:12
quick question for the people online..

did you submit your gmat score report for kellogg.

it says If you have access to your GMAT test score, please upload your score report. Uploading an electronic copy of your official test scores is not a required element of the application, but may help expedite the processing of your application.

My report has the other schools I sent it to - do I want them seeing that???? Will they see it anyway when GMAC sends them the official report???

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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 21:17
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quick question for the people online..

did you submit your gmat score report for kellogg.

it says If you have access to your GMAT test score, please upload your score report. Uploading an electronic copy of your official test scores is not a required element of the application, but may help expedite the processing of your application.

My report has the other schools I sent it to - do I want them seeing that???? Will they see it anyway when GMAC sends them the official report???

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Upload only the first page of your score report. You can extract the first page using Adobe Acrobat. I dont think schools you send your official report to can see the other schools you are submitting your scores to. And even if they did, it doesnt matter - every school knows you are applying elsewhere as well. Whether you applied to a HBS, Cornell, Tuck etc. along with Kellogg won't affect your chances in any way.

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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 21:31
hookemhorns612 wrote:
quick question for the people online..

did you submit your gmat score report for kellogg.

it says If you have access to your GMAT test score, please upload your score report. Uploading an electronic copy of your official test scores is not a required element of the application, but may help expedite the processing of your application.

My report has the other schools I sent it to - do I want them seeing that???? Will they see it anyway when GMAC sends them the official report???

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I uploaded just the first page, which has the scores. I would doubt that GMAC would send the list of the schools to every school we choose to report our scores to. The official report would be different than the unofficial report we get from GMAC. My two cents.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 21:42
Just submitted my part II. It took me like 3 weeks after my interview to actually complete my essays, wow.... Glad it's in now, though.

Good luck to everyone here!!
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2012, 22:53
I had interview with alumnus in hong kong, and it was pretty casual and conversational.
He asked me what I would do in next 5 years after MBA, community activity, greatest achievements, any difficult situation i dealt with at work, which is pretty generic questions you can easily expect: there is no curve ball type questions at all.

He was willing to share his MBA life at Kellogg, and the more I listen, the stronger my desire for the school.

Now I am done with everything I can do for admission with interview and part 1 and 2 which I already submitted.

And just waiting part is left until mid-Dec. phew.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 06:43
Now that the deadline is just hours away, does anyone know if Kellogg has a grace period for recommenders? One of mine still hasn't submitted (despite multiple reminders :) ), and I'm hoping I won't be pushed to R2 if worst comes to worst.
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 07:07
Part 2 submitted. Phew! Good luck to all applicants!
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 07:41
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Now that the deadline is just hours away, does anyone know if Kellogg has a grace period for recommenders? One of mine still hasn't submitted (despite multiple reminders :) ), and I'm hoping I won't be pushed to R2 if worst comes to worst.


I don't know about Kellogg specifically, but I know Admissions Directors at other schools have told us in info sessions that they generally give a grace period of about a week
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 09:09
Does anyone know how to schedule On-Campus interview?
I just submitted Part I & II yesterday. It says waiting for 2 business days after submitting to call Adcom.
Do I get a Email from Kellogg Adcom saying "please call us"?
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Re: Kellogg (Northwestern) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 09:22
Good to hear that the interviews have gone well so far. I'm planning to apply in R2.

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