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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 08:04
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I can't find anywhere on the invite that says that we need an official transcript but I have heard you need one?

Did you guys bring your transcripts? Did your invite say that you needed one?

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From what I've read, in years past, there was a somewhat surprise transcript request during the interview. So I, and actually at least one other person interviewing the same day I interviewed, brought transcripts to submit. They told us that we don't need to bring official transcripts anymore - they are only necessary for students who are admitted.

As someone who has also interviewed, I second this.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 08:45
jwcardinal11 wrote:
Puyallup wrote:
I can't find anywhere on the invite that says that we need an official transcript but I have heard you need one?

Did you guys bring your transcripts? Did your invite say that you needed one?

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From what I've read, in years past, there was a somewhat surprise transcript request during the interview. So I, and actually at least one other person interviewing the same day I interviewed, brought transcripts to submit. They told us that we don't need to bring official transcripts anymore - they are only necessary for students who are admitted.


Same here. I took transcripts, just in case, but nobody asked me for them.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 16:12
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I can't find anywhere on the invite that says that we need an official transcript but I have heard you need one?

Did you guys bring your transcripts? Did your invite say that you needed one?

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The application instructions on ApplyYourself can be interpreted to say you should bring official hard-copy transcripts to your interview (this could also mean that you just have to provide official documentation at some point in time...):


Academic Records (Transcripts)
Please scan and upload copies of your academic records. Your application will be considered incomplete if the scan is not legible. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide an official transcript from each school attended.
Any discrepancy between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a rejection in our decision or a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 17:06
While still 2 week or so till D day, what is the protocol? i looked at last year's post and looks like it was a mix between phone calls and emails... will they email and then call you or vice versa if you get in?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 17:10
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Puyallup wrote:
I can't find anywhere on the invite that says that we need an official transcript but I have heard you need one?

Did you guys bring your transcripts? Did your invite say that you needed one?

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The application instructions on ApplyYourself can be interpreted to say you should bring official hard-copy transcripts to your interview (this could also mean that you just have to provide official documentation at some point in time...):


Academic Records (Transcripts)
Please scan and upload copies of your academic records. Your application will be considered incomplete if the scan is not legible. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide an official transcript from each school attended.
Any discrepancy between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a rejection in our decision or a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

I believe that information is out of date. I found the below on the actual MIT Sloan site:

Academic Records (Transcripts)
Please scan and upload copies of your academic records. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts.

Applicants admitted to the program will be required to provide an official transcript from each school attended. All admitted students will receive further instructions after the decision deadline on where to send the materials. Any discrepancy between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a rejection in our decision or a withdrawal of our offer of admission


Source: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/ ... ctions.php
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 17:41
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aerien wrote:
Puyallup wrote:
I can't find anywhere on the invite that says that we need an official transcript but I have heard you need one?

Did you guys bring your transcripts? Did your invite say that you needed one?

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The application instructions on ApplyYourself can be interpreted to say you should bring official hard-copy transcripts to your interview (this could also mean that you just have to provide official documentation at some point in time...):


Academic Records (Transcripts)
Please scan and upload copies of your academic records. Your application will be considered incomplete if the scan is not legible. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide an official transcript from each school attended.
Any discrepancy between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a rejection in our decision or a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

I believe that information is out of date. I found the below on the actual MIT Sloan site:

Academic Records (Transcripts)
Please scan and upload copies of your academic records. Do not mail in your official academic records or transcripts.

Applicants admitted to the program will be required to provide an official transcript from each school attended. All admitted students will receive further instructions after the decision deadline on where to send the materials. Any discrepancy between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a rejection in our decision or a withdrawal of our offer of admission


Source: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/ ... ctions.php


I copied it from the application instructions today -- not sure when they updated the information there but likely earlier in the application cycle when they initially released the app (July?). I'm sure those with invites would (should?) know more about this than me :) When in doubt, call the adcom to confirm though!
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 07:43
I called and asked like a month ago, even posted about it. It was a 2 second phone call. It still bothered me when i walked in to interview so try and remember the name of who you spoke to for peace of mind.

But like Kingfalcon said, dont have to trust us. I could just be a fellow applicant gaining an edge. Like i said it was a 2 second phone call, so if you are that paranoid just make it.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 09:10
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I called and asked like a month ago, even posted about it. It was a 2 second phone call. It still bothered me when i walked in to interview so try and remember the name of who you spoke to for peace of mind.

But like Kingfalcon said, dont have to trust us. I could just be a fellow applicant gaining an edge. Like i said it was a 2 second phone call, so if you are that paranoid just make it.


I agree with Dbalks and kingfalcon. Take the transcripts, along just in case.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 10:14
I called admissions before my R1 interview, and they said that no transcript is required this year. Any instructions about the transcript is left over from prior year(s). Had my interview and there was no mention of a transcript.
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taking a day off for MIT campus info session worth it? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:15
I am thinking of driving to Boston from NY this Thursday evening for an info session at MIT Friday morning, it is too bad they haven't started their ambassador program this year so no class visit this Friday. I've already done my mit app round 2. Do you think this trip is worth it considering it is just an one hour info session?
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Re: taking a day off for MIT campus info session worth it? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:23
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I am thinking of driving to Boston from NY this Thursday evening for an info session at MIT Friday morning, it is too bad they haven't started their ambassador program this year so no class visit this Friday. I've already done my mit app round 2. Do you think this trip is worth it considering it is just an one hour info session?


If you've already submitted your app I don't think it's worth it. The morning info session gives you an overview of the school and the application. You also can stay after and get a tour of the new building. If you're already in Boston then go, but I don't think it warrants a special trip. I'd wait for the invite and visit campus then or try to attend an NYC event if they have one.

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Re: taking a day off for MIT campus info session worth it? [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:25
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I am thinking of driving to Boston from NY this Thursday evening for an info session at MIT Friday morning, it is too bad they haven't started their ambassador program this year so no class visit this Friday. I've already done my mit app round 2. Do you think this trip is worth it considering it is just an one hour info session?

How well do you know the program? Have you already applied? I attended the exact same information session last year and I'm not sure it's worth eight hours of driving...
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:28
Agree with above two posters.. There is no way there 1 hour session is worth driving 4 hours there and 4 hours back for. I sat through it (from North Jersey), but I also attended class, caught up with a friend, received a tour and ate lunch with a fellow student. I committed a week long vacation last year to visiting the 4 schools I applied to, so it made sense because it was kind of up the road from Yale (or at least I was halfway there).

But the info session was the least valuable of all the activities. It didnt last the full hour and most of the time was spent by people asking app questions (obviously this one will be different since apps are in)
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:35
Thank you aerien,kingfalcon and Dbalks. I'll cancel the trip. I actually attended an event in NY in December before the application. I was just worried not showing up on campus is bad considering Sloan this year is extra challenging. Good Luck everyone!
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:45
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Thank you aerien,kingfalcon and Dbalks. I'll cancel the trip. I actually attended an event in NY in December before the application. I was just worried not showing up on campus is bad considering Sloan this year is extra challenging. Good Luck everyone!


My impression of Sloan (and its just my own impression after visiting twice and observing) is that they dont care too much about our visits. They dont care about where they rank. The dont care about what your goals are. They care about their own special little things. Which mainly is judging your past performance and seeing if it will equate to future success.

I've said it before and will say it again. MIT marches to the beat of their own drum and I really dig that about them. They are kind of the hipster of B-schools. With any sort of pandering, they could increase their ranking a couple spots. I didnt even really know they had a bschool (shame on me) until I went to the MBA tour over the summer and saw their little booth off to the side.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 07:30
I agree with most of what Dbalks said. I've visited quite a few times now (I live in MA) and Sloan definitely has an off-beat culture (in a great way!). That said, I think Sloan does want to see that you've taken an effort to get to know the school. Plus, given that all applications are scored numerically, I would not be shocked to hear that registered visits are part of your overall, computed score. Again, though, that's completely a guess on my part.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 07:37
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I agree with most of what Dbalks said. I've visited quite a few times now (I live in MA) and Sloan definitely has an off-beat culture (in a great way!). That said, I think Sloan does want to see that you've taken an effort to get to know the school. Plus, given that all applications are scored numerically, I would not be shocked to hear that registered visits are part of your overall, computed score. Again, though, that's completely a guess on my part.


Fair point falcon, its possible they give you an extra point or 2 for registering a visit. Maybe they consider it an indicator that you are serious about b-school and will be productive there? My guess is they arent concerned about yield because they dont seem to care about that kind of stuff.

It is possible I got an extra point or 2 from visiting which might help explain how I miraculously got invited to interview.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 10:55
DING DONG!!! greeting me this lovely afternoon...
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 11:39
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DING DONG!!! greeting me this lovely afternoon...


MIT must have heard about your Kellogg admit :-D Can you share your time line?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 11:58
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DING DONG!!! greeting me this lovely afternoon...


MIT must have heard about your Kellogg admit :-D Can you share your time line?


Hehehe...I really do believe that Kellogg was a better fit for me. For some reason this guys just know! They are expeters, indeed...

Well there really is not much to tell. I applied a couple of days before the deadline and only had replies from their MBA staff when I updated them about certain changes in my profile.

But up until today, I had had no feedback at all! This just happened minutes before I posted.

Well, good luck to you all with the process!
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