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Congrats, MJH!!! We'll have to meet up at some point!
I got my packet in the mail yesterday - the only info I thought might be helpful to everyone was that the student database won't be available till January, which seems different from what the Fall thread reported.
Congrats to all those who are already admitted & good luck to all who are still waiting. Let me update the group on the progress I have made after I got my packet (3 weeks back) - Initiated the Kroll Verification Process by paying $100. Kroll reached out to me a couple of times asking for degree documents, work experience certificates etc which I was able to provide. Waiting to hear from them now. - sent the approval for making my info available in to the student database. Got an acknowledgment. - Deposited $2000 (non refundable) & waiting for net id/id card etc. - Started preparing for the quantitative assessment test. Plan to take it in the next few weeks. - Thinking of going to some doctor for the health form related stuff. I do not have any shot history & will need to go for reverse engineering i.e. get my blood tested and determine all the shots which were administered when I was a kid . - Am waiting for a few more forms to be made available to us on 1-Nov. Will fill them when they are made available.
Does anybody know when & how do I apply for a loan from a financial institution (Chase etc)? Pls note I am an international student.
After trying it for the 2nd time in 2.5 years, I finally got in to Stern part time program! I got a call from Stern guy on Oct 22nd, asking me to check my email, and when I did it, it said congraulations! It was definitely a surprise, as I didn't expect to be notified before Dec 1st, especially considering that I submitted my application a day after the deadline. He said that they had just started notifying admissions for the Westchester campus.
For those of you who didn't get in before, or may not get in this time, there's definitely hope for you guys. Here's some info for those of you interested.
2008: Undergrad GPA: 2.56 (Top 25 US ranking) Grad GPA: 3.9 GMAT: 660 Age: 30 Title: Project Manager at a Media company (2nd year) Experience: 9 Years experience in various IT roles Creative essay: Mock interview question and answers Program: Washington Weekends only. Wash weeknights and Westchester were not options.
2010: Under Grad, Grad, GMAT: All the same as 2008 Age: 33 Title: Manager at same Media company (4th year) Experience: 11 years experience in various IT roles Creative essay: PDF presentation with various pictures and narrative of my life Other essays: I modified and made improvements from the 2008 essays. Overall, I think it was better quality. Recommendation: Much better due to the fact that same guys knew me much better in my 4th year at the company as opposed to 2nd year. I was promoted, so they had a lot more to talk about. Program: Westchester, Wash Weekends, then Wash Weeknights.
So as you can see in 2008, my undergrad gpa was horrible, my GMAT was ok but not terrific, I did not show very good progression in my career path (non-managerial role), my creative essay was not that creative, and I was too adamant about program option (Wash Weekends only). I was 31, which was a bit on the older side compared to other candidates, but not sure if that was that much of a negative.
There was nothing I can do about my undergrad gpa, and I wasn't willing to retake GMAT again, because that was just too painful especially at 33. So I tried to change all the other negatives. I worked my ass off to get promoted, got bunch of awards etc as bonus points, I got more creative in my creative essay with more visuals etc, and I made program option more flexible. It turns out Westchester was only a 20 minute drive, and it was a better choice than the other options.
So there you go. For all of you guys suffering from bad judgement in college with pisscrap GPA to show for, you can still get into top tier MBA program with hard work and perseverance.
Its first of November & some of the forms which were hidden from us till now are available to us for filling and submitting. Apart from uploading our photos, tuition we need to pay, getting your netIds activated etc, we can choose our schedules. I am WSq weeknights candidate and am planning to go for BLUE as my first option. What are others choosing & why?
just found this site. I got the letter a few weeks ago and setup email today.
For the 3 options, I've tentatively selected the opposite... yellow, green, blue just due to Monday's being busier days typically at work, and Thursdays' being easier. I'm somewhat indifferent between yellow and green but will look at the professor ratings before deciding I guess.
I chose (1) Blue; (2) Green; (3) Yellow. I'd prefer to be done with classes by Wednesday night, as I travel back and forth to Chicago regularly on the weekends, and sometimes work from my corporate office there on Thursdays and Fridays.
Has anyone received word from NYU that they've passed the Kroll check? I faxed my authorization form in on the morning of Oct 28th and received an email from Kroll later that day that they had "received and processed" the authorization form. However, I believe NYU emails directly when their review of the verification is complete. Has anyone gotten a response from NYU re: Kroll, and if so, what was your timeline?
Everything should be fine, of course...just anxious.
Just read the Fall 2010 thread and I officially retract my Kroll timing question. Looks like it was taking an average of six weeks for them, sometimes longer (especially for international students). Yipes.
It's been a month since I initiated the Kroll process. Last week I was told by Kroll that they couldn't locate the HR department of my old employer, which is a foreign company. Let's just hope that the rest of the background check goes smoothly. Does anyone know if we get a final notification from Kroll once everything is cleared?
On a different note, how does everyone fund their Langone education? The tuition for 6 credits is 10k+ at the current rate, as I see from the registration page. I am guessing that it will cost 100k+ to finish the program. Does your company reimburse part of the tuition? Do you take out a loan?
Are there any international students applying for loans? I'd like to hear from you. Thanks!!
Our company might launch a tuition reimbursement program next year but I hear it's a 5k/yr max if they do it. I'm hoping to self fund 50% and loan 50%. I'd like to finish with less than 50k in loans, hopefully much less
As far as I understand it, we only hear from Kroll if they can't get the info they need - otherwise, it seems like we just hear from NYU once everything is complete. Sounds like it might be awhile.
As for the financials, I'm 25 and without substantial savings, so I'm using Stafford and Grad PLUS loans to finance most of this beast. Hoping to put a couple thousand (if that) down in cash each semester. My company is rather young and doesn't have a policy on tuition reimbursement yet, but I'm casually bringing it up every chance I get.
I just got an email from the adcom that I got in. This is my third application to NYU (Langone) in 2 years. Basics: 30/M/Indian GMAT: 640 Ugrad: 3.70 from strong Indian Engineering institute. WE: 8 years (multiple countries) Currently Product Manager – Financial Services + IT industry. Essays: good Recs: very good EC: some volunteer, average.
- My choice of schedule is same as kgold (1) Blue; (2) Green; (3) Yellow. Coincidentally, my reasoning is also the same. I want to be done with the classes for the week by Wed & wanna have 4 days to take care of other personal/study related stuff.
- Health Form - I had my blood work done to find out the shots (MMR) administered when I was young. Expecting to get the results anytime now. This has been a painful thing so far.
- Kroll - I had gotten my verification started in the first week of October. Kroll contacted me twice for some documents which I promptly provided. After that, I haven't heard from them. It has been a month now. Hoping to hear back soon now.
- Finance - This is the trickiest part. Although the tuition is $1500 odd per credit but looks like the cost of the entire course will easily cross 100K. Maybe 115-120K is more realistic estimate taking care of inflation, some random admin fee here & there. Although I might be able to manage this entire sum from my savings but I do not want to be left with zero savings after the course is over. Can somebody suggest what's the best way to take this forward? Shall I take loan? From which financial institution? How much should I take & when? Do I get any income tax rebate if I take a study loan? What are the pros & cons for financing the MBA from your savings? Note - I am an international student.
Luckily my company funds 100% of my MBA. And they do this as soon as you're hired, and there's no obligation to stay with the company after the MBA. I worked for 2 companies that does this (Verizon, GE). Not sure if Verizon does this anymore, but GE does this, although I think they may changed the policy on obligation.
If you are not too happy with your company for any reason, this might be a good opportunity for you to start looking for another job that pays for your tuition. 100k in loans sucks ass big time.
Re: NYU Langone - Spring 2011
06 Nov 2010, 18:13