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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2012, 19:13
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 00:40
Hey, I was wondering whether anyone could help out with a technical issue I'm facing in uploading my transcript. The application clearly states that only black and white copies of transcripts should be uploaded. I have a pdf version of my e-transcript which is black and white but has a maroon watermark. I'm wondering whether anyone is aware of any official communication/instruction from the AdComm regarding this. I searched the website extensively but couldn't find anything. I can't convert the pdf into black and white because it is secured and cannot be altered.

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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 12:12
In for R2!
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 20:15
Finalizing my round 2 application. I just saw the part-time employment section. I worked part-time during college (waiter, grounds crew at a golf course), but didn't have anything impressive like an internship, etc. Do I include these or just leave the section blank?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 21:12
Hey,
just submitted my application and then noticed that I hadnt numbered my pages.... is this such a big deal?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 11:50
Reading your post made me realize I didn't number my pages either!! I am also nervous that I left the "favorite thing to read" question blank... I had planned to go back and enter something in but I don't think I ever did. It wasn't a required question... how much do you think these two omissions matter?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 14:24
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I heard if you have any colors on transcript its an automatic ding.....same with missing page numbers
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 18:45
j23hughes wrote:
I heard if you have any colors on transcript its an automatic ding.....same with missing page numbers

Hey j23hughes
Are you sure that color transcript really matters?
What do you mean automatic ding?
Application site automatically filters? or adcom throw out the app if transcript is colorful?
I dont think any of both makes sense.
Can you tell the source you heard from?

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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 19:25
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I heard if you have any colors on transcript its an automatic ding.....same with missing page numbers



This is absolutely true. I know a guy who applied to stanford gsb last year: 3.95 gpa from a top ivy, rhodes scholar, mckinsey, and founder of a major non-profit that helps orphans in Africa, 790 GMAT. He got dinged without an interview because he uploaded his official transcripts, which have colored backgrounds. Truly a shame.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 20:13
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j23hughes wrote:
I heard if you have any colors on transcript its an automatic ding.....same with missing page numbers



This is absolutely true. I know a guy who applied to stanford gsb last year: 3.95 gpa from a top ivy, rhodes scholar, mckinsey, and founder of a major non-profit that helps orphans in Africa, 790 GMAT. He got dinged without an interview because he uploaded his official transcripts, which have colored backgrounds. Truly a shame.


An impressive background does not mean a good essay, a good reference letter etc. Given the small size of GSB class, within the consultant pool he might be beated by other BCG/McKinsey consultants.
I uploaded colored copy of my transcirpts also; I am going to drop a note to the admin com for official answer. Personally I don't think top business school would judge candidates in such naive way. Will update here if any response.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 20:15
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 20:54
there is a thread on Gmat club which talks about how adcoms view these small mistakes, bottom line, is one tiny ommission, one grammatical error etc, wont get you automatically dinged, especially if you have awesome stats and essays, let me find it and post it. and here is another one why-you-shouldn-t-look-at-your-essays-after-you-ve-submitted-71156.html
I think wall street oasis and beat the gmat also have threads on the topic, it isnt such a big deal unless all your work is sloppy..
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 21:28
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j23hughes wrote:
I heard if you have any colors on transcript its an automatic ding.....same with missing page numbers



This is absolutely true. I know a guy who applied to stanford gsb last year: 3.95 gpa from a top ivy, rhodes scholar, mckinsey, and founder of a major non-profit that helps orphans in Africa, 790 GMAT. He got dinged without an interview because he uploaded his official transcripts, which have colored backgrounds. Truly a shame.


An impressive background does not mean a good essay, a good reference letter etc. Given the small size of GSB class, within the consultant pool he might be beated by other BCG/McKinsey consultants.
I uploaded colored copy of my transcirpts also; I am going to drop a note to the admin com for official answer. Personally I don't think top business school would judge candidates in such naive way. Will update here if any response.



Wow. I just assumed that it was obvious to everyone that I was totally being facetious.

To seriously answer the question, no, you're not going to get dinged because of this. Just send an e-mail to admissions and let them know. GMAT clubbers have a tendency to obsess over the smallest details. RELAX.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2013, 12:56
In for round 3. I heard it's the least competitive round...
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2013, 04:09
jimmyzhang2012 wrote:
Shawshank wrote:
j23hughes wrote:
I heard if you have any colors on transcript its an automatic ding.....same with missing page numbers



This is absolutely true. I know a guy who applied to stanford gsb last year: 3.95 gpa from a top ivy, rhodes scholar, mckinsey, and founder of a major non-profit that helps orphans in Africa, 790 GMAT. He got dinged without an interview because he uploaded his official transcripts, which have colored backgrounds. Truly a shame.


An impressive background does not mean a good essay, a good reference letter etc. Given the small size of GSB class, within the consultant pool he might be beated by other BCG/McKinsey consultants.
I uploaded colored copy of my transcirpts also; I am going to drop a note to the admin com for official answer. Personally I don't think top business school would judge candidates in such naive way. Will update here if any response.



Hahaha. Thanks Shawshank for that comment. I'm guessing the stress prevents some of us from seeing the humor side of all this! For all those R2 applicants, let's (try to) relax for a few days!! Best of luck for everybody!
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2013, 06:23
Shawshank wrote:
jimmyzhang2012 wrote:
Shawshank wrote:

This is absolutely true. I know a guy who applied to stanford gsb last year: 3.95 gpa from a top ivy, rhodes scholar, mckinsey, and founder of a major non-profit that helps orphans in Africa, 790 GMAT. He got dinged without an interview because he uploaded his official transcripts, which have colored backgrounds. Truly a shame.


An impressive background does not mean a good essay, a good reference letter etc. Given the small size of GSB class, within the consultant pool he might be beated by other BCG/McKinsey consultants.
I uploaded colored copy of my transcirpts also; I am going to drop a note to the admin com for official answer. Personally I don't think top business school would judge candidates in such naive way. Will update here if any response.



Wow. I just assumed that it was obvious to everyone that I was totally being facetious.

To seriously answer the question, no, you're not going to get dinged because of this. Just send an e-mail to admissions and let them know. GMAT clubbers have a tendency to obsess over the smallest details. RELAX.


OMG I am very stressed out I do not get the joke at all.. My transcript is black and white already except for the university stamp, and I thought I just got a heart attack.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 08:21
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 16:22
Shawshank wrote:
j23hughes wrote:
I heard if you have any colors on transcript its an automatic ding.....same with missing page numbers



This is absolutely true. I know a guy who applied to stanford gsb last year: 3.95 gpa from a top ivy, rhodes scholar, mckinsey, and founder of a major non-profit that helps orphans in Africa, 790 GMAT. He got dinged without an interview because he uploaded his official transcripts, which have colored backgrounds. Truly a shame.


I heard the same thing, but the one I heard was about a Hispanic female with those same stats.....wow, if they reject someone like that then an ordinary person with a colored watermark is definitely screwed!
Ahh the perils of applying to the GSB!
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 21:01
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pascalchristian wrote:
OMG I am very stressed out I do not get the joke at all.. My transcript is black and white already except for the university stamp, and I thought I just got a heart attack.


DO NOT BE PARANOID. It does not help - if Stanford thinks you have an interesting background and a decent fit - they will interview you regardless of grammar mistakes, color transcripts and/ or anything else.

They sometimes print applications and want to make sure those are legible/ readable. If your app satisfies that requirement - you are fine.


Yea, they actually say as much in this blog post:

http://www.stanford.edu/group/mba/blog/ ... not_a.html

"Please be assured, however, that your admission decision will not hinge on whether you put information in one box or another.". This can be extrapolated to page numbering, coloring of transcripts etc.

In saying that, I wouldn't use that as an excuse to be sloppy and not try my best to follow instructions.
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