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Calling all Harvard Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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New post 09 Dec 2015, 21:59
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When is the deposit due and how much is it? Just curious.


Looks like early February - $1,000.

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New post 10 Dec 2015, 03:12
Not a lot of movement on this page.

I imagine people are still out celebrating.

Again, congratulations to all!

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New post 10 Dec 2015, 04:00
I think I'm beyond fashionably late, but somehow squeaked in. Incredibly lucky.

The hardest part is I've been swamped w/ work so saving the celebrations for the weekend :)

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New post 11 Dec 2015, 13:37
so quiet in here!

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New post 12 Dec 2015, 01:37
Also got in...

Now, how does the financial aid process work? and loans

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New post 13 Dec 2015, 05:05
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Also got in...

Now, how does the financial aid process work? and loans


Also got in! I think that financial aid isn't available yet. We'll have to wait for January I think.

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Anyone receive the admission packet in the mail?

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New post 14 Dec 2015, 23:59
I haven't submitted my r2 yet but does anyone know the interview invite date for r2?

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New post 15 Dec 2015, 08:08
gadela wrote:
I haven't submitted my r2 yet but does anyone know the interview invite date for r2?


You can see how each of the past year's cycle has played out by clicking http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages/from-the-admissions-director.aspx?showall=1

Last year the R2 interview notification dates were Jan 28 & Feb 4, so probably something similar.

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Hi,

As I understand it, if the medium of instruction at University was English, one does not have to take the Toefl for non-native speakers - can anyone confirm?

Thanks!

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Hi,

As I understand it, if the medium of instruction at University was English, one does not have to take the Toefl for non-native speakers - can anyone confirm?

Thanks!


That is correct.

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New post 16 Dec 2015, 12:16
Dinged with no interview.

Congrats to everybody who got accepted!

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New post 19 Dec 2015, 04:01
I changed the format of my CV at last minute and made a mistake in copy-pasting the timelines against my positions in the company. Now the overall time spent at the company, starting position and ending position is correct (what you also have to fill into the application form) but the distribution between positions is a mixed up.

I am now freaking out about the employment verification process... can anyone please guide on whether they will go that deep into the process????

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New post 19 Dec 2015, 07:11
Good news -- no need to worry about this. One of my clients did literally the exact same thing -- she had copy and pasted the date ranges for two of her roles within the same company (so they appeared to overlap) although the overall time spent at the company was still accurate. She didn't realize she had done this until her HBS interviewer asked her something about switching roles... AFTER she got out of the interview she found the mistake and called me in a panic asking if she should contact the adcom and send them a new version of her resume... and if she should do the same thing for Wharton (where she was interviewing the next week).

I told her not to do anything because if she had gotten interviews it's clear they were looking at WHAT she did and didn't care about the mistakes, if they actually even noticed them. My strong belief is that it NEVER is a good idea to call attention to mistakes.

My client was accepted to HBS, so this is further proof that they don't care about tiny mistakes... that stuff isn't going to affect what you'll bring to the classroom.

As for background checks, they are done at a pretty high level. As long as you were actually at the company you're saying you were at, you're good.

Hope that helps! In short, you don't need to do anything about this OR worry about it, I promise.

Good luck!

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I changed the format of my CV at last minute and made a mistake in copy-pasting the timelines against my positions in the company. Now the overall time spent at the company, starting position and ending position is correct (what you also have to fill into the application form) but the distribution between positions is a mixed up.

I am now freaking out about the employment verification process... can anyone please guide on whether they will go that deep into the process????

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Just a bit of background, I am working with one of the big name MBA consultancy firms, and they are explicitly suggesting that I include ~200 words on "Why HBS" or "why MBA" at the end of my essay. However, after speaking with several friends that are currently at HBS (and who previously worked at MBB consulting), they explicitly told me NOT to take my consultant's advice as HBS already knows that you want to go there.

Does anyone have opinions on this? It's especially helpful if someone else is using one of the more popular consultants to see what the rationale is behind including or excluding it.



I am applying R2 and working with a consultant from one of the “big firms” as well and I am not putting in anything on why MBA or why HBS.

As you wrote, HBS knows why people want to be there—you don’t need to tell them.

As for Why MBA, it’s a good question to precipitate introspection. However, I think it’s really fallen out of favor over the past ~10 years as it’s seen as too direct. I think ad coms like to evaluate using the “show me, don’t tell me”, hence the focus on experiences (UVA’s “tell about a time you received criticism” or Kellogg’s “describe a time when you were a leader”).

IMO, I don’t think it would be wrong to talk about why HBS and/or why MBA, especially if it is folded in neatly to yoru story, but 200 words sounds a bit much.

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New post 20 Dec 2015, 22:51
When you get an interview, is the AdCom pretty much done reading your written application? Or is there still a chance you may get denied after you ace the interview?

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When you get an interview, is the AdCom pretty much done reading your written application? Or is there still a chance you may get denied after you ace the interview?


According to Dee, they extend offers to about 50% of those interviewed. So, it isn't just a "check the box".

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New post 21 Dec 2015, 07:33
In for R2 with a hail mary throw to Harvard lol. Congrats to all that got in R1 and good luck to all of us R2.

At the same time some of your profiles are very intimidating. :shock:

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