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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 00:36
Hello All,

I have another doubt regarding proof of funding document. In the application it is asked to provide a bank statement showing a balance which will suffice atleast for the first year's expenses. Is it required at the time of applying or is it ok to upload after admission is granted?

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 07:12
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I have another doubt regarding proof of funding document. In the application it is asked to provide a bank statement showing a balance which will suffice atleast for the first year's expenses. Is it required at the time of applying or is it ok to upload after admission is granted?

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In my old life, i used to be an international student here in America, so i'm familiar with that process. In order for the I-20 to be processed (a document you will take to the US embassy and get your sweet F1 visa), the university of illinois is required to prove that you are able to sustain yourself once you arrive in the US. The proof is required by the SEVIS people, part of the US customs, they are the ones who issue the 1-20 to the university, which then issues it to you.

The point is that proof of finances is one of the last parts you need to do, after you have been admitted. The schools you are applying to, shouldn't ask you for proof of finances at this stage. Even if they ask for it, they will still review your application without it. This is because, your burden of proof might change after you get admitted, say with a huge scholarship etc.
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 12:35
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I have another doubt regarding proof of funding document. In the application it is asked to provide a bank statement showing a balance which will suffice atleast for the first year's expenses. Is it required at the time of applying or is it ok to upload after admission is granted?

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In my old life, i used to be an international student here in America, so i'm familiar with that process. In order for the I-20 to be processed (a document you will take to the US embassy and get your sweet F1 visa), the university of illinois is required to prove that you are able to sustain yourself once you arrive in the US. The proof is required by the SEVIS people, part of the US customs, they are the ones who issue the 1-20 to the university, which then issues it to you.

The point is that proof of finances is one of the last parts you need to do, after you have been admitted. The schools you are applying to, shouldn't ask you for proof of finances at this stage. Even if they ask for it, they will still review your application without it. This is because, your burden of proof might change after you get admitted, say with a huge scholarship etc.



Thank you very much for your answer. My doubt arises because they have the option to upload the proof of funding document in the online application. If we dont upload it now, will we have a chance to upload the document at a later date?

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 11:44
My doubt is similiar to sridhar's here. I'm planning to fund the MBA via a loan, and obviously I cannot show that amount in a bank statement right now. So, what can I do about this right now? Do I simply not upload the i20 documents?
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2013, 12:40
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My doubt is similiar to sridhar's here. I'm planning to fund the MBA via a loan, and obviously I cannot show that amount in a bank statement right now. So, what can I do about this right now? Do I simply not upload the i20 documents?


- You can upload a draft/summary of your proof of financial status, together with the application.

- The proof of finances, the final stuff, required at the point of visa issuance, by the immigration officer at the embassy.

In my old life, i submitted a draft/summary of my finances with my application. After admission, the school sent me an I-20 form, a letter of support, and my financial award document. The letter of support (addressed directly to the visa officer at the US embassy in my old country), stated that 'our college, great, endowment $1b, etc...that, the financial award given to the student will be available/guaranteed for the duration of study. The 'proof' of finances that i had submitted with the application was thrown in the trash!

- The proof of finances that u upload with the application, irrelevant. The proof of finances you take to the US embassy in your country to get your sweet FI 'non-immigrant' student visa, BIG deal.
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 20:26
Hello All,

Greetings from UIUC College of Business - Illinois MBA!
Am a first year student at the Illinois MBA program and am glad to see applicants on a single platform applying or interested in Illinois MBA fostering fruitful discussions. Remember the Round 1 deadline is Nov 3. Hope your applications are coming along well. Feel free to post any queries you might have regarding applications. Good Luck and God Speed !

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2013, 15:39
Hi everyone,

I submitted my application to UIUC on Nov 3rd (the deadline).

Now the wait starts. If anybody could give us tips for the skype interview (since I am an international applicant), it would be great.

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 06:33
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I submitted my application to UIUC on Nov 3rd (the deadline).

Now the wait starts. If anybody could give us tips for the skype interview (since I am an international applicant), it would be great.

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 09:24
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I submitted my application to UIUC on Nov 3rd (the deadline).

Now the wait starts. If anybody could give us tips for the skype interview (since I am an international applicant), it would be great.

Regards,
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Hi Sridhar,

UIUC offers skype interview and in-person interview with its B-school representative. In India, Mumbai, Delhi and I guess Chennai and Banglore are the locations where the school representative is on a one day long visit each.

If you opt for skype interview, I have heard that the interview is conducted in 2 sessions. Once you are done with general interview where you talk about yourself, your goals, ambitions, why Illinois etc, a second interview invite is sent wherein you are asked to solve a case.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 13:20
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Hi everyone,

I submitted my application to UIUC on Nov 3rd (the deadline).

Now the wait starts. If anybody could give us tips for the skype interview (since I am an international applicant), it would be great.

Regards,
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Hi Sridhar,

UIUC offers skype interview and in-person interview with its B-school representative. In India, Mumbai, Delhi and I guess Chennai and Banglore are the locations where the school representative is on a one day long visit each.

If you opt for skype interview, I have heard that the interview is conducted in 2 sessions. Once you are done with general interview where you talk about yourself, your goals, ambitions, why Illinois etc, a second interview invite is sent wherein you are asked to solve a case.

I hope this helps.

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Point of correction: I attended the interview tips presentation on Tuesday, Nov 5. The admission officer said the 'case interview' part has been suspended this year. So, do not worry about solving a case related question during the interview.
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 05:08
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sridhar9504 wrote:
Hi everyone,

I submitted my application to UIUC on Nov 3rd (the deadline).

Now the wait starts. If anybody could give us tips for the skype interview (since I am an international applicant), it would be great.

Regards,
Sridhar


Hi Sridhar,

UIUC offers skype interview and in-person interview with its B-school representative. In India, Mumbai, Delhi and I guess Chennai and Banglore are the locations where the school representative is on a one day long visit each.

If you opt for skype interview, I have heard that the interview is conducted in 2 sessions. Once you are done with general interview where you talk about yourself, your goals, ambitions, why Illinois etc, a second interview invite is sent wherein you are asked to solve a case.

I hope this helps.

Best Regards,
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Point of correction: I attended the interview tips presentation on Tuesday, Nov 5. The admission officer said the 'case interview' part has been suspended this year. So, do not worry about solving a case related question during the interview.


Thanks for sharing the good news! But the case interview is interesting.
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 06:38
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Point of correction: I attended the interview tips presentation on Tuesday, Nov 5. The admission officer said the 'case interview' part has been suspended this year. So, do not worry about solving a case related question during the interview.


Thanks for sharing the good news! But the case interview is interesting.


To be very honest I was looking forward to the case interview.
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 09:22
I just wanted to point out... If you are from India, turn in your application, now! If you are lucky, they might consider you for R1. Why? The adcom said that all seats for applicants from India were filled in R1 and that if you are planning on applying R2 this application cycle, you have to ask the adcom first, to see if there are still seats left.
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 11:05
Guys - Any interview invites from UIUC ??
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 11:15
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Guys - Any interview invites from UIUC ??

The adcom said that it takes them about two weeks to organize the application files following the application deadline. I would expect interview invites to go out after November 18.
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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2013, 21:48
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Hi All,

As correctly pointed out by some of you, Illinois MBA encourages Indian applicants to apply early (by R1) to secure a good chance of admission with a hefty scholarship. But make sure if any part of your application still needs refinement, it is better to wait till R2 to present a strong application than turn in a weak one. For people who have submitted in R1- Good luck for interviews.

Importantly, Mark Lockwood, Director, Admissions is traveling to India from Nov 18 through Nov 25. Make sure you reach out to him as he is especially there to provide you first-hand info about the Illinois MBA program. This would be a great networking opportunity.

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 11:56
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As correctly pointed out by some of you, Illinois MBA encourages Indian applicants to apply early (by R1) to secure a good chance of admission with a hefty scholarship. But make sure if any part of your application still needs refinement, it is better to wait till R2 to present a strong application than turn in a weak one. For people who have submitted in R1- Good luck for interviews.

Importantly, Mark Lockwood, Director, Admissions is traveling to India from Nov 18 through Nov 25. Make sure you reach out to him as he is especially there to provide you first-hand info about the Illinois MBA program. This would be a great networking opportunity.

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Thanks for the infor djrox007. Do you know which cities he is travelling to and how to contact him?

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Sridhar,

Mark would be traveling to New Delhi and Mumbai the next week. I will post the exact itinerary soon !

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Re: Urbana-Champaign (U Illinois) - Calling 2016 MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2013, 02:19
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Hi,

I got an interview invite today. I am scheduled for an interview with Mark Lockwood in Mumbai on 22nd Nov. Anyone from Mumbai or surrounding area who will be interviewing at Mumbai on 22nd Nov?
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