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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2013, 08:42
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one more question.
I could not find any formatting requirements for Sloan essays.
Could you please shed some light on this?
Maybe I missed the specification on the web-site.

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I believe the only formatting restriction is that each essay should fit on one page. I'm saying this from memory though, so someone who has the application open may be able to confirm
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2013, 14:57
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Hello everyone,

one more question.
I could not find any formatting requirements for Sloan essays.
Could you please shed some light on this?
Maybe I missed the specification on the web-site.

Thanks


I believe the only formatting restriction is that each essay should fit on one page. I'm saying this from memory though, so someone who has the application open may be able to confirm


Correct - 500 words or fewer and restricted to 1 page.

What are people's thoughts on the resume format? MIT has a template and the application states "The résumé should not be more than one page in length (up to 50 lines)." Are they fairly serious about the 50 line limit? I have used their template and it fits comfortably on 1 page, but it has more than 50 lines.
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2013, 16:46
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happyinlove505 wrote:
Hello everyone,

one more question.
I could not find any formatting requirements for Sloan essays.
Could you please shed some light on this?
Maybe I missed the specification on the web-site.

Thanks


I believe the only formatting restriction is that each essay should fit on one page. I'm saying this from memory though, so someone who has the application open may be able to confirm


Correct - 500 words or fewer and restricted to 1 page.

What are people's thoughts on the resume format? MIT has a template and the application states "The résumé should not be more than one page in length (up to 50 lines)." Are they fairly serious about the 50 line limit? I have used their template and it fits comfortably on 1 page, but it has more than 50 lines.


I don't think a member of the adcom is going to sit there and count lines, but I think you should try follow the restrictions as closely as possible. After reading a couple 100 they prob have a good sense of what is over the 50 line threshold.
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2014, 11:00
FROM Sloan Admissions Blog: Application Deadline Reminders
As we look forward to the New Year, I’d like to remind you of our upcoming Master of Finance and MBA program application deadlines and to offer a few helpful hints to strengthen your application:

Master of Finance Program

  • Our MFin application deadline is TOMORROW Thursday, January 2nd. Candidates who submit their application will receive their decision on Monday, March 10, 2014.
  • Access our MFin Application Instructions to assist with any questions that you may have while completing your application.
MBA Program

  • Our Round 2 MBA application deadline is Tuesday, January 7th.  Candidates who submit their application by that deadline will receive their decision on April 1, 2014.
  • Access our MBA Application Instructions to assist with any questions that you may have while completing your application.
We look forward to receiving your applications!

On behalf our of our entire MIT Sloan Admissions Team  - have a very Happy New Year!

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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2014, 11:28
Hi all

I had a query regarding optional essay. I plan to debrief my motivations for career in the same and chart that path out. This will also mean that i will mention resources at MIT which i think are suited to meet the goal. Do you guys think thats a good strategy given that MIT is not goal focussed so to say ?
Will it work against my app to take this part of the essay like a more traditional MBA essay ?

Help please !!!
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2014, 08:26
Just finishing the R2 application here.
One quick question: I'm having a lot of trouble getting my transcript files within the 600kb limit on the online forms.
As an international applicant I have 4 page transcripts + translations.

I've split them into separate PDFs but didn't want to spread the same transcript or translation into multiple files.
(I`ve also tried compressing, putting them in greyscale, etc..)

Any thoughts on how to get smaller file formats?

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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2014, 09:09
Hi Sloan applicants, a stupid question. I can't see the essay and resume option on the left hand pane of the observation, so not sure where to upload them. Was planning to complete the application in one go.

Could someone please tell me if there is some technical glitch or i am making a mistake somewhere.

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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2014, 11:35
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Hi Sloan applicants, a stupid question. I can't see the essay and resume option on the left hand pane of the observation, so not sure where to upload them. Was planning to complete the application in one go.

Could someone please tell me if there is some technical glitch or i am making a mistake somewhere.

Thanks


Sloan does not have separate tabs for that. On the left side of the application, you will find the "MBA Applicant only" tab. You can upload your resume and essays there.
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2014, 14:24
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I had a query regarding optional essay. I plan to debrief my motivations for career in the same and chart that path out. This will also mean that i will mention resources at MIT which i think are suited to meet the goal. Do you guys think thats a good strategy given that MIT is not goal focussed so to say ?
Will it work against my app to take this part of the essay like a more traditional MBA essay ?

Help please !!!


It's an optional essay and I've seen many folks do different things and get in. With that said, one thing you want to avoid is to make them think that you took an essay from another school and just put it there, which you might give that impression if you just treat it like a traditional MBA essay.
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2014, 23:54
When filling the application I have an issue with GPA indication.
I graduated from institution with markes on 100grade.
So I skip "GPA for graduates of institutions wth 4.00 Scale" textbox, and put my XX GPA on the field for "graduates of institutions other than 4.00 - scale". Then I choose "the scale of 100" in the "scale" drop-down list.
However, in application PDF-file I see my XX GPA above "US-only GPA" field, and the fields for International GPA and scale are empty.
How to overcome this problem or should I just ignore it?

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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 00:54
niceguy123 wrote:
Hi all

I had a query regarding optional essay. I plan to debrief my motivations for career in the same and chart that path out. This will also mean that i will mention resources at MIT which i think are suited to meet the goal. Do you guys think thats a good strategy given that MIT is not goal focussed so to say ?
Will it work against my app to take this part of the essay like a more traditional MBA essay ?

Help please !!!


I've heard from students that Sloan really doesn't care what your career goals are - they figure there's a good chance your goals will change, so they only want to know if you've got what it takes to to succeed in their program. That's why everything about the Sloan application is behavioral based and why they don't really ask the typical Why an MBA? What do you want to do post-MBA? Why Sloan? questions.

Might be a good idea to consider if your career goals essay demonstrates anything to Sloan that you've got the "right stuff" - otherwise you might want to think about using the optional essay for something else. Just my two cents though! Good luck!
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 04:48
In for R2. Submitted

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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 10:18
Does anyone if exceeding the word count of 500 is a big no-no in the eyes of Adcom? I'm ~40 words over the 500 max on both essays, but they are each under one-page. Thanks a lot everyone! Best of luck.
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 11:20
Hope someone can help enlighten me on this! I have a question about their Resume Template: One page in length (up to 50 lines). Does that include blank lines? Because 50 lines including blank lines only go up to 4/5 of a page with their font size. With their Times New Roman, Font Size 10, there are 63 lines on 1 page.

Also, do we need to put in our GPA in their resume template?
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 21:49
@cyclone4124 I think +%10 is ok for most schools
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 02:03
Submitted for R2! Good luck to everyone else applying this round.
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 03:05
Hi,

I just wanted to ask if those of you who have submitted already the application received a reminder about today deadline.

I submitted the application weeks ago but still I got a notification today. Do they send the reminder to everyone?

Thanks!
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 03:36
@m1986 I did.
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Re: Sloan (MIT) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2014, 14:20
Anyone know when we can expect to hear about interviews?
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Anyone know when we can expect to hear about interviews?


Candidates will be invited to interviews by email up until the decision deadlines.

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