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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2012, 05:54
Anyone who already submitted for R1? I know mine will go in only on the last day :)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2012, 07:01
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In the application itself, Stanford asks us to describe ourselves in 20 words. Should this have sentences or be a list of random words? It seems we're given leeway to do whatever we want here, but I just want to make sure.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2012, 21:31
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In the application itself, Stanford asks us to describe ourselves in 20 words. Should this have sentences or be a list of random words? It seems we're given leeway to do whatever we want here, but I just want to make sure.

I can't imagine a list of 20 unconnected words would be very compelling. If I got an essay like that, I would probably lose patience reading it after the first five or so.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2012, 21:48
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In the application itself, Stanford asks us to describe ourselves in 20 words. Should this have sentences or be a list of random words? It seems we're given leeway to do whatever we want here, but I just want to make sure.

I can't imagine a list of 20 unconnected words would be very compelling. If I got an essay like that, I would probably lose patience reading it after the first five or so.


I agree, but where does the 20 word description comes in the application?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 09:50
I just finished talking with all my reccomenders and it feels great to be done with the most uncontrolled part of the application. I sat down with just to make sure they highlight the things Stanford GSB is looking for in an applicant.

Also, I am very close to being done with my 1st draft of application essays.

How's everyone else doing?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 12:00
Stanford doesnt have the optional essay but rather have 'additional information'. I was thinking it was the same as the optional essay but the instruction I found on the online application is confusing me a bit especially the last sentence.

"Only complete this section if there is any other information that is critical for us to know but is not captured elsewhere (e.g., extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance). Do not include essays"
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 02:58
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Stanford doesnt have the optional essay but rather have 'additional information'. I was thinking it was the same as the optional essay but the instruction I found on the online application is confusing me a bit especially the last sentence.

"Only complete this section if there is any other information that is critical for us to know but is not captured elsewhere (e.g., extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance). Do not include essays"


This is a place for you to be succinct about critical information you need to add (e.g., explanation of low undergraduate GPA, why you don't have a recommendation letter from your current supervisor, etc). Do not use this space to include an additional random essay you may have written for another school.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 12:49
For a school with over 6000 applications, this thread looks really dead. Its like everyone is not sure of what to say here. Applying to stanford is so scary. I literally called it quits on changing my essays a few days ago. i am submitting what i currently have.......the more people you speak to, the more ideas you get and the more confused you become.lol
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 18:19
Its awfully quiet here! Im submitting for R1 :)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2012, 22:08
hi all! The app says to scan the back page of our transcript for the transcript code?
I'm an international applicant, and there's nothing in the back of the transcript at all. Is this only for folks who studied in the US?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 04:01
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hi all! The app says to scan the back page of our transcript for the transcript code?
I'm an international applicant, and there's nothing in the back of the transcript at all. Is this only for folks who studied in the US?
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I will want to ask the same question. There is nothing at the back of the transcripts.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 09:04
Submitted.....now just have to play the waiting game....application to stanford is almost like lottery..lol
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 16:29
Is iit gpa of 8.7 competitive enough gor gsb
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 16:31
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hi all! The app says to scan the back page of our transcript for the transcript code?
I'm an international applicant, and there's nothing in the back of the transcript at all. Is this only for folks who studied in the US?
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I will want to ask the same question. There is nothing at the back of the transcripts.


Mu undergrad is from india ans yes they describe the grades at back of my transcript....so i did scan that
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 16:33
So relaxed afyer submission...submiited hsw and mit last weekend.....the waiting game begins now
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 20:22
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Is iit gpa of 8.7 competitive enough gor gsb


IIT should be good enough any day, buddy. If you reached there, you've got to have something special.

But it is the whole application 'package' that decides who gets in, not a part.

A good part cannot guarantee you a place, but a bad part can spell doom.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2012, 09:33
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So relaxed afyer submission...submiited hsw and mit last weekend.....the waiting game begins now

So after submitting, have they contacted you to inform you whether your file is complete?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2012, 09:52
MIT confirmed
Others just sent email confirmation for submission

My Stanford and Wharton have one recommendation pending

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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 06:51
I am ready with my entire application. Just waiting for two LoR. Grrr can't scream at your boss for being late.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 21:40
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Does anyone know if we have to send official GMAT/GRE scores by the application deadline? Or do we wait until we are invited to interview or admitted? I checked online but couldn't find anything specific.


I'm not sure, but I'd just send them. You can do it online really easily. I sent mine to my final list last week and it took like 1 day to get electronic confirmation.

Also, this list is so dead! Is everyone just convinced they're getting rejected and therefore don't want to show any excitement!?
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