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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:23
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No I think they have been reducing the word limit over the years. It is 1000 now. I do know of a time when it was 2000. And you say you had it at 1500?


I applied this year, so it must have been 1000, but sure felt like more! I think i came in somewhere at 750.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:28
One more point to add: I have heard that the adcom just read the essay once, and things should be very clear in the first read itself. So just give the essay to someone who have not read your essays before, and ask them what is the first impression they get. if it is in line with what you intend to convey then you are fine. ( we generally ask the same person to proof read it again, so it may get the right results as the person is already aware of what you wrote).
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:35
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One more point to add: I have heard that the adcom just read the essay once, and things should be very clear in the first read itself. So just give the essay to someone who have not read your essays before, and ask them what is the first impression they get. if it is in line with what you intend to convey then you are fine. ( we generally ask the same person to proof read it again, so it may get the right results as the person is already aware of what you wrote).


That's the next step. Yup. Absolutely. No, I don't want adcom to miss what I am saying.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:39
KIRANR9P wrote:
One more point to add: I have heard that the adcom just read the essay once, and things should be very clear in the first read itself. So just give the essay to someone who have not read your essays before, and ask them what is the first impression they get. if it is in line with what you intend to convey then you are fine. ( we generally ask the same person to proof read it again, so it may get the right results as the person is already aware of what you wrote).


Yeah, tell me something. And I honestly don't know the answer to this one. Isn't a typical adcom reviewer for a top bschool more sophisticated in what she picks up from an essay than a lay reader? If yes, then have you guys done anything by way of engineering your essay to suit this more sophisticated reader? Obviously, you don't want to make things too obvious and in-your-face. Yet, you don't want to put the veil on so tight that she can't take it off! So, how do you find the middle ground.
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All the best guys... R-2 guys, plz share your results :) guess they're going to be out in a few hours ..
any idea how they communicate the results (as in mail like cambridge--or on the app portal like harvard) ?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 22:12
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No I think they have been reducing the word limit over the years. It is 1000 now. I do know of a time when it was 2000. And you say you had it at 1500?


I applied this year, so it must have been 1000, but sure felt like more! I think i came in somewhere at 750.


So, what happened! Have the results come in!!!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 22:24
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All the best guys... R-2 guys, plz share your results :) guess they're going to be out in a few hours ..
any idea how they communicate the results (as in mail like cambridge--or on the app portal like harvard) ?



Yeap... Results will be out in few more hours... I think we may get an email from oxford.

1) It seems Oxford admission Dept is least bothered about changing the status in the app portal. My app status is still showing " Submitted" although I had given my interview. I didn't see any changes in the app status throughout this admission process.

2) Interview decisions were delivered through email. As far as I know, all the short listed candidates received emails.

3) To my knowledge, all R1 admits got the decision through email only.\

Hence I am expecting the decision through mail.

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amitamitsethi wrote:
All the best guys... R-2 guys, plz share your results :) guess they're going to be out in a few hours ..
any idea how they communicate the results (as in mail like cambridge--or on the app portal like harvard) ?



Yeap... Results will be out in few more hours... I think we may get an email from oxford.

1) It seems Oxford admission Dept is least bothered about changing the status in the app portal. My app status is still showing " Submitted" although I had given my interview. I didn't see any changes in the app status throughout this admission process.

2) Interview decisions were delivered through email. As far as i know, all the short listed candidates received.

3) As far as I know all R1 admits got the decision through email only.\

Hence I am expecting the decision through mail.


Yep, that's what i've heard, most likely mail. Its 1:11 AM here, so I might stay up till about 2:30ish, and setting my Alarm for 8AM :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 01:36
Final decision is going to be released within 3 hours according to the Facebook page.

Good luck to everybody.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 01:42
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Said Business School, University of Oxford - Admissions
Stage 2 decisions for the 2012-13 MBA & MFE programmes will be sent out today before 12pm UK time. Good luck everyone!


Above is the update from Oxford SBS admissions dept in facebook. Now it is 9:40AM in UK .... So the R2 results will be released in another couple of hours....

@Gmanster, don't sleep for another two hours man.... :))
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Said Business School, University of Oxford - Admissions
Stage 2 decisions for the 2012-13 MBA & MFE programmes will be sent out today before 12pm UK time. Good luck everyone!


Above is the update from Oxford SBS admissions dept in facebook. Now it is 9:40AM in UK .... So the R2 results will be released in another couple of hours....

@Gmanster, don't sleep for another two hours man.... :))



:( But i'm soo tired .... Must stay awake!
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Said Business School, University of Oxford - Admissions
Stage 2 decisions for the 2012-13 MBA & MFE programmes will be sent out today before 12pm UK time. Good luck everyone!


Above is the update from Oxford SBS admissions dept in facebook. Now it is 9:40AM in UK .... So the R2 results will be released in another couple of hours....

@Gmanster, don't sleep for another two hours man.... :))



:( But i'm soo tired .... Must stay awake!


Gmanster! no way are you going to be able to sleep! Best of luck to you and best of luck to all GMAT Clubbers who are awaiting R2 results!
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ALL THE BEST TO VRY1.... HOPE WE ALL GET IN..... :) :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 02:46
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ALL THE BEST TO VRY1.... HOPE WE ALL GET IN..... :) :)


Leave one tiny seat for me guys. I am coming in the next round!
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Got my email @ 6:42 am EDT - admitted! :)

I'm sure many others will get the good news shortly.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:00
Dinged.
Good luck to everyone else. I hope you get in :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:18
In, got my email at 6.42 AM.

Anyone going to Welcome Day?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:37
Got the letter. I'm in!! Does Oxford have a wait list?

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:43
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Got the letter. I'm in!! Does Oxford have a wait list?

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Congrats.. Me too.. Any mention of scholarship??
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I also got the offer email. :)

It was send at 3.46 AM ( Pacific).
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