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Calling all Harvard MBA Applicants: (2017 Intake) Class of 2019!

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At the end, we have to consider that given the very large number of applicants and the subjective process that leads to selecting a class, it becomes random at some point.
I bet that among the 10 000 applicants, at least half have incredible profiles and stories but only 900 spots are available. I remember several people with 4.0 GPA, 750+ GMAT, grown up in countries at war, sucessful companies founders etc... who did not even get an interview :/

Don't ge me wrong. At the same time someone who looks "average" can get in. It all boils down to making the person reading your app want to get you in :)

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At the end, we have to consider that given the very large number of applicants and the subjective process that leads to selecting a class, it becomes random at some point.
I bet that among the 10 000 applicants, at least half have incredible profiles and stories but only 900 spots are available. I remember several people with 4.0 GPA, 750+ GMAT, grown up in countries at war, sucessful companies founders etc... who did not even get an interview :/

Don't ge me wrong. At the same time someone who looks "average" can get in. It all boils down to making the person reading your app want to get you in :)


Yeah, i'm honestly regretting even applying at this point. Literally feels like no one ever gets in... Oh well.

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lots of sweat and tireless work put in for this application. If I still don't get an interview, at least I know it's not because of me but because of them :P

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At the end, we have to consider that given the very large number of applicants and the subjective process that leads to selecting a class, it becomes random at some point.
I bet that among the 10 000 applicants, at least half have incredible profiles and stories but only 900 spots are available. I remember several people with 4.0 GPA, 750+ GMAT, grown up in countries at war, sucessful companies founders etc... who did not even get an interview :/

Don't ge me wrong. At the same time someone who looks "average" can get in. It all boils down to making the person reading your app want to get you in :)


Yeah, i'm honestly regretting even applying at this point. Literally feels like no one ever gets in... Oh well.


No regrets! So many admissions people say that the biggest reason why people don't get in is because they self-select themselves out and don't apply in the first place.

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This seems like such a silly system. All schools should have a SINGLE date on which they send out interview notifications to ALL applicants letting them know whether or not they're invited for the interview. I have no idea why this is so hard to accomplish.

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Guys, are invites always distributed around noon? The time wasn't specified in the post.

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Guys, are invites always distributed around noon? The time wasn't specified in the post.


That's how it worked last year at least... Most invites came between 12:05-12:18pm or so. Oddly specific but I remember sitting in front of my computer going all crazy.
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Question for those who submitted a Round 1 app

Does the GMAT score under the "Test Scores" section in your application proof still say "Self-Reported Score"?

Other schools that I sent the score to at the same time as HBS have successfully verified the score. Do they only verify post-acceptance, and/or only for those invited to interview? Or should I be following up with GMAC? Just trying to understand how much I need to worry :)

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To your question above - yes.

I sent my score to Harvard on the day of the GMAT but it says self reported. I sent mine to Columbia too and it's verified already even though I haven't submitted the app. I'm sure it's just HBS's system. If you've sent it, you've sent it.


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No regrets! So many admissions people say that the biggest reason why people don't get in is because they self-select themselves out and don't apply in the first place.


Absolutely! Applying is the first step, do not regret it. It is obviously hard to put your 'real self' out there and the excruciating wait to be judged and we all have concerns at this point. But as one of the HBS Class speakers said once 'you miss 100% of the shots you don't take'. I say well done you for putting yourself out there! That in itself takes courage.

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I believe there was a discussion about this earlier on this same thread (but it might have been for a different school...) - but in short, no, don't worry. And yes, they only verify post-acceptance anyway. Good luck!

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Question for those who submitted a Round 1 app

Does the GMAT score under the "Test Scores" section in your application proof still say "Self-Reported Score"?

Other schools that I sent the score to at the same time as HBS have successfully verified the score. Do they only verify post-acceptance, and/or only for those invited to interview? Or should I be following up with GMAC? Just trying to understand how much I need to worry :)

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Big day tomorrow, good luck to all!


Anyone have any sense if the email strategy is same as last year's? (i.e., release at 12PM EST?). Last year they said about 60% - 65% of the invites were released on the first day, with the remainder spread out over the next two dates.

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Big day tomorrow, good luck to all!


Anyone have any sense if the email strategy is same as last year's? (i.e., release at 12PM EST?). Last year they said about 60% - 65% of the invites were released on the first day, with the remainder spread out over the next two dates.


Good question, I think it will be, since the set-up is so similar to last year! I, for one, will be glued to my computer at noon!

Good luck all!

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Big day tomorrow, good luck to all!


Anyone have any sense if the email strategy is same as last year's? (i.e., release at 12PM EST?). Last year they said about 60% - 65% of the invites were released on the first day, with the remainder spread out over the next two dates.


Good question, I think it will be, since the set-up is so similar to last year! I, for one, will be glued to my computer at noon!

Good luck all!


So nervous can't even focus on work

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Anyone have any sense if the email strategy is same as last year's? (i.e., release at 12PM EST?). Last year they said about 60% - 65% of the invites were released on the first day, with the remainder spread out over the next two dates.


Good question, I think it will be, since the set-up is so similar to last year! I, for one, will be glued to my computer at noon!

Good luck all!


So nervous can't even focus on work


At least people based in the US only have to wait until noon - being based in Asia means I have to suffer through the waiting all day long. This is not going to be a productive work day... :shock: :-D
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At least people based in the US only have to wait until noon - being based in Asia means I have to suffer through the waiting all day long. This is not going to be a productive work day... :shock: :-D


I'm on the west coast, so I'll only have to wait until 9am :) (or maybe 'til next Wednesday :().

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At least people based in the US only have to wait until noon - being based in Asia means I have to suffer through the waiting all day long. This is not going to be a productive work day... :shock: :-D


I'm on the west coast, so I'll only have to wait until 9am :) (or maybe 'til next Wednesday :().


Good for you mate!

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