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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 18:58
Congrats to everyone who got in...and to everyone else who survived this long. :)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 19:02
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cheetarah1980 wrote:
LibertyBell wrote:
Interestingly, some people, whether to console me or because of conviction, blame the application process. That's where I always intervene, because Stanford in particular has been exceedingly friendly throughout, and if my CV or essays aren't good enough, it is nobody's fault but my own.

I would not take not getting in as a message that you weren't good enough to get into Stanford. The majority of applicants are good enough. It's not some science where there is one metric for who's the best and the top 6% get in. It's more nuanced than that.
I would wager that you're CV, scores, and essays are plenty good enough but maybe just not the right fit at this time. There will be people admitted to Stanford with a "better CV" but worse essays or similar CV and just a different background/life experience/future goal that Stanford was more drawn to. Different doesn't mean better. Just because a guy may prefer a blonde to a brunette doesn't make blondes better than brunettes. It just is what it is. You will go to a great school that does prefer what you bring to the table and that's all that matters.

Best wishes.


...Says the woman who crip walked into 3 top 5 programs last year ;)

That was one helluva "nuanced coincidence". The politically incorrect truth is that:

* While none of us should read too much into any single ding, there are reasons that some people get multiple offers from multiple top schools
* Some people will have a harder or easier road to go based on demographic
* Some people will have more information on what to do than others based on their existing network
* Some people's stories will be a hit even when their stats are blah
* All 4 of these are things that we can influence; yet, we cannot create magic without certain raw ingredients
* No one knows for certain what all those raw ingredients are, but we can look at people who have been successful in the past and interpolate rather reasonably.
* This process sucks
* Yet, it tends to be worth it for many
* Not so much for others
* It's a gamble either way

See that RED Stanford lit up on my school list. Stanford was completely immune to my charms and didn't even ask me to interview. That doesn't mean I'm not charming :lol:.

Liberty Bell at least piqued their interest so I just don't want her to feel like a ding from Stanford means she's at fault for not doing something.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 20:14
jfm424 wrote:
got the call...can't believe it....wow

What a day...thanks for all the support guys!!


jfm, have you considered applying elsewhere? I would recommend that you seriously consider rejecting the offer and going elsewhere.
Your profile is too similar to mine and you could very well open up a spot for me off the waitlist... ;)
Congrats!
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2012, 23:00
Ding :(

Congratulations to all the selected candidates :)
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 04:33
Ding-a-ling.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 01:02
Congrats to all the selected candidates !!

So sorry for those who have been rejected.
Most of you had strong profiles from what I see (gmat, gpa)
Any idea why the application was denied ? Did you guys use admission consultants ? Were they confident about your chances ? I am still trying to figure out what kind of profile they are looking to enroll...

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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 08:38
4th recommendation letter.. What do you guys think about it? I have an extracurricular supervisor type in business that I think could really round out my technical background. On the GSB website it says that they discourage the 4th letter, but says it's okay to submit it (they say that it may hurt you and the adcom may not even read it). Any advice?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2012, 19:13
Admitted Sloanie (not full-time MBA)!

Haven't been able to sleep normally since getting the call on 12/21.

If there are any more of you newly minted Sloan Fellows out there, please respond on the Stanford Sloan Class of 2014 thread or on Facebook @Stanford-Sloan-2014

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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, 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
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.
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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 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
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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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