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

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Has anyone tried submitting their apps and paying the application fee? I submitted the payment but the application page still says payment not received. My credit card shows a pending charge of $250.

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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
It's totally fine to use more conversational language for the HBS "introduce yourself" response because -- as you said -- if you get in you'll be reading them out loud and you're supposed to sound like yourself. I would obviously avoid something like "ain't," but other than that, things like "it's," "they're," "isn't/wasn't," etc are OK.

Good luck!

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Did anyone use contractions and just really informal language when writing their essay. I'm just torn because it is supposed to read as if you were saying it orally, but I don't want to fall into a trap where I get hit on not being extremely grammatically correct. I will probably go back through and break down all the contractions and tighten up the language to be safe, but it seems as though it should be the other way around.



I am concerned about a sentence like this "I knew I wanted to earn a degree, and get out of where I was in life." or "Often when people meet me they ask me," that is more conversation flow then purely English grammar polished. Not much time left so I guess I will just have to find out lol

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Has anyone tried submitting their apps and paying the application fee? I submitted the payment but the application page still says payment not received. My credit card shows a pending charge of $250.

I submitted my app two days ago and had no problem paying the fee

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I am having the same issue with payment. It says payment not received...thinking of just waiting a day or two and then seeing if the charge goes through. I assume our application will be reviewed even if this payment gets sent back and we need to resubmit payment tomorrow?

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tausifian87 wrote:
Has anyone tried submitting their apps and paying the application fee? I submitted the payment but the application page still says payment not received. My credit card shows a pending charge of $250.


I see the same.
My credit card shows that the payment is already approved. lol

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Submitted, good luck to all.

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tausifian87 wrote:
Has anyone tried submitting their apps and paying the application fee? I submitted the payment but the application page still says payment not received. My credit card shows a pending charge of $250.


I see the same.
My credit card shows that the payment is already approved. lol


I submitted about 20 minutes ago and it said the same for me, but when I refreshed the screen, it said my payment had been received.

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New post 06 Jan 2016, 09:04
Just hit the magic button. Now hurry up and wait time. Good Luck EVERYONE!!!

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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
It's totally fine to use more conversational language for the HBS "introduce yourself" response because -- as you said -- if you get in you'll be reading them out loud and you're supposed to sound like yourself. I would obviously avoid something like "ain't," but other than that, things like "it's," "they're," "isn't/wasn't," etc are OK.

Good luck!

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Did anyone use contractions and just really informal language when writing their essay. I'm just torn because it is supposed to read as if you were saying it orally, but I don't want to fall into a trap where I get hit on not being extremely grammatically correct. I will probably go back through and break down all the contractions and tighten up the language to be safe, but it seems as though it should be the other way around.


Amen. I was struggling with this and ended up using a conversational tone, with contractions and less formal style, but was uneasy about it the whole time. I think Harvard intentionally leaves this question really open-ended, in part so they will see how we interpret it, but also just to get some variety in what they read!

I don't think there is necessarily a right or wrong answer to this... or maybe that is what I am telling myself now that my app is submitted and totally out of my control. :shifty:

Good luck everyone!

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Submitted. Now, the wait game.

Good luck to all.

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hit the magic button then figured out marc jacobs was spelled as michael jacobs. I hate mac now at this moment, I hate auto correction.

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FROM HBS Admissions Blog: Round 2 Interviews
Greetings from Dillon House. If we had treadmill desks, we'd all be logging in marathon miles. Happily, we have a lot of applications to keep us busy for the next few weeks.

Here's our plan for interview invitations:

  • Interview invitations will go out in two waves: January 27 and February 3
  • All candidates not being invited to interview will receive notice of their release on February 3
  • All 2+2 candidates will receive an invitation or be released on February 3
  • Interviews will take place between February 11 and March 4
  • Campus Interview Days will offer opportunities for class visits, student and faculty panels, and campus tours
  • Hub cities this round are:
    • London, Paris, Mumbai, Dubai, Tokyo, Menlo Park, and NYC

Detailed information will be included in the interview invitation!

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round 1 FC - any others out there?

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Good luck to all of you anxiously waiting for interview invites! I am a current second year student at HBS, and remember being in your situation not too long ago. In fact, I was initially FC'd in Round 1 (so you should all stay positive!)
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When you say FC'd, does that mean you were put on the waitlist? I was interviewed and waitlisted in Round 1...curious, when did you end up getting accepted?

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FC, or Further Consideration, and the wait list are slightly different things at HBS. Being FC'd meant that I applied in round 1, but did not interview. Instead, my application was pushed to round 2, where I was then on the same timeline as all of the other round 2 applicants. Unfortunately, I don't have much insight for the wait list timeline post interview, but anecdotally I don't think HBS would keep you in limbo for multiple rounds.
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FC, or Further Consideration, and the wait list are slightly different things at HBS. Being FC'd meant that I applied in round 1, but did not interview. Instead, my application was pushed to round 2, where I was then on the same timeline as all of the other round 2 applicants. Unfortunately, I don't have much insight for the wait list timeline post interview, but anecdotally I don't think HBS would keep you in limbo for multiple rounds.


This is Direct from the Director about this very topic:

17 OCT 2013
What's the Difference Between "Waitlist" and "Further Consideration?"

I think there's some confusion out there about these categories so here's an attempt at getting inside our "glossary of terms":

Further Consideration (FC): We've reviewed your written application and have decided to neither move you forward to "interview" nor "deny" at this time. One reason is that we have a finite number of interview spots we can offer and still keep to our promised December 11 notification date. The other is that we can't see Round 2 applications before we need to make final Round 1 decisions - December 11 is the Round 1 notification date and the Round 2 application deadline is January 6. So we'd like to hold on to you and "further consider" your application in Round 2. We anticipate being able to interview a meaningful number of those "FCs" in February/March. Once in the interview group, these candidates have the same chances of being admitted as any other interviewee - somewhere between 50% and 60%.
Waitlist: No one is on the waitlist at this moment. After all interviews in Round 1 are completed, on December 11 candidates (all of whom have been interviewed) will receive one of the following three decisions: “Yes," "No" or "Waitlist." Waitlisters will receive periodic updates and be able to contact a designated Dillon staff member. We know it's not what you planned for, but the waitlist is an active category and every year we admit in the range of 50-75 waitlisters into the class.
So...the lingo we use is "FC" and "Waitlist." We don't use the term "Deferred" - adding another term would just confuse us!

It is highly unlikely that a candidate would be FC’d in Round 1, interviewed in Round 2, and then placed on the Waitlist in Round 2. Sort of an Endless Application Season. Yikes.

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here's hoping january 27 is a good day!

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here's hoping january 27 is a good day!


I am trying not to think about it. Of course, I am not in any way succeeding in this.

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