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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2013, 06:23
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jimmyzhang2012 wrote:
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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
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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.


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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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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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 21:02
I have to be honest. Looking at that front page FILLED with red and greens concentrated in the upper right, I'm left wondering why in the world I just donated $250 to Stanford....this is insane.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 08:35
If there are any R1 admitted students still reading this, can you post your timeline?? Wondering when R2-ers might hear about interviews...
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 15:40
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If there are any R1 admitted students still reading this, can you post your timeline?? Wondering when R2-ers might hear about interviews...


Pretty much all over the place when it comes to timeline as they read the apps in no order (i.e. not alphabetical) and then send out invites. I know people who were interviewed a week and a bit before the admission calls went out. Good luck to everyone applying!
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 20:32
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I have to be honest. Looking at that front page FILLED with red and greens concentrated in the upper right, I'm left wondering why in the world I just donated $250 to Stanford....this is insane.

It's actually $265 :shock:
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2013, 18:46
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I have to be honest. Looking at that front page FILLED with red and greens concentrated in the upper right, I'm left wondering why in the world I just donated $250 to Stanford....this is insane.

It's actually $265 :shock:


Hahahah! Touche! Silicon Valley is expensive
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 09:08
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If there are any R1 admitted students still reading this, can you post your timeline?? Wondering when R2-ers might hear about interviews...


Pretty much all over the place when it comes to timeline as they read the apps in no order (i.e. not alphabetical) and then send out invites. I know people who were interviewed a week and a bit before the admission calls went out. Good luck to everyone applying!


thanks! i guess there is just nothing predictable about this process. what a pain! good luck everyone!
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 17:44
Hello,

Have R2 applicants seen a change in their status from submitted to 'your application is currently under review' ?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 17:49
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Have R2 applicants seen a change in their status from submitted to 'your application is currently under review' ?


yeah, mine does
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 17:55
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Have R2 applicants seen a change in their status from submitted to 'your application is currently under review' ?



Yes, I just checked and it says that the application is currently under review. Although, I did not check the status right after submitting on Jan 9th.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 20:48
Mine does, but its supposed to change to that after about 2 weeks. I dont think it means anything though... apart from the fact that your application is indeed under review
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 21:37
Does anyone know when would be the earliest date that the interview invites go out?

The waiting is such an agonyyyyyy!
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 21:42
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Does anyone know when would be the earliest date that the interview invites go out?

The waiting is such an agonyyyyyy!


It is so so painful! On the bright side, Im losing weight over it.. which is an awesome thing :-D I think interviews might sart sometime this week... Its been 2 weeks since the submission date.
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2013, 07:26
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Hello,

Have R2 applicants seen a change in their status from submitted to 'your application is currently under review' ?


Mine's changed. Any guesses on how long they may do the review ?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2013, 06:43
I am a round 2 applicant , Congrats to those got invited and hoping to get my invitation too
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2013, 05:55
Any more interview invites arround?
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Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2013, 16:27
Anyone know when the admit weekend would take place for Round 2? Is it usually two weeks after the admission notification?
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