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Calling all Harvard (HBS) Applicants Class of 2020 (2018 intake)

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I am pretty sure most of us feel that we've got 1/100th of a percent chance compared to others (me with my GPA)..but seriosuly I can't stop checking my email.......even though I know there is nothing coming until October...this is going to be a longgggg month.


Did you do Yale? I remember last year a few people got an invite literally one or two days after completing their video interview.

I can't expect anything until my recommendations are in.
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Quick question: Does the application status page give you a confirmation if your official GMAT scores have been received by the school? I sent them awhile ago, but I do not see any way to confirm this from the school.

Thanks for the help team! Officially completed this morning. Good luck to everyone!


You can reach out to the school itself. Last year Yale didn't confirm my official score because my mba.com email was not the same as my application email. So they did it manually later.
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FuturePM91 wrote:
I am pretty sure most of us feel that we've got 1/100th of a percent chance compared to others (me with my GPA)..but seriosuly I can't stop checking my email.......even though I know there is nothing coming until October...this is going to be a longgggg month.


Did you do Yale? I remember last year a few people got an invite literally one or two days after completing their video interview.

I can't expect anything until my recommendations are in.


I did do Yale but I am waiting on a rec and I think they may wait until the last minute to submit that rec but I hope you are right and I'll hear back right after they submit it.
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Hey guys - in a bit of a sticky situation here, hoping someone can provide advice.

I misplaced the undergraduate transcript I ordered a few months ago. My college refuses to provide digital/unofficial copies, and the earliest I'd be able to get a replacement is Thursday, after the Rd 1 deadline. I have a partial transcript up to junior year that I could upload... I am exhausting all possible options, but worst case scenario, do you think it would be okay to upload this and then email them a full version separately afterwards?

The rest of my app is complete. I would really, really hate to miss the Rd 1 deadline for this technical error and oversight on my part.
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Hey guys - in a bit of a sticky situation here, hoping someone can provide advice.

I misplaced the undergraduate transcript I ordered a few months ago. My college refuses to provide digital/unofficial copies, and the earliest I'd be able to get a replacement is Thursday, after the Rd 1 deadline. I have a partial transcript up to junior year that I could upload... I am exhausting all possible options, but worst case scenario, do you think it would be okay to upload this and then email them a full version separately afterwards?

The rest of my app is complete. I would really, really hate to miss the Rd 1 deadline for this technical error and oversight on my part.


I would email HBS and ask them if they would accept a partial transcript until Thursday...they are very friendly.
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Thank you guys very much for the responses.

I don't have a scanned copy - I wish I did! From now on, I'm permanently archiving one in my email.

I'm a little loath to email HBS admissions because I'm worried this makes a bad impression (candidate last min scrambling for something they should've been on top of...) I could try and go in person tomorrow morning to my university to pick it up, but this would be a huge logistical hassle. I guess what I'm asking is, will they ding my application for this request? Or are they genuinely okay with it?
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Thank you guys very much for the responses.

I don't have a scanned copy - I wish I did! From now on, I'm permanently archiving one in my email.

I'm a little loath to email HBS admissions because I'm worried this makes a bad impression (candidate last min scrambling for something they should've been on top of...) I could try and go in person tomorrow morning to my university to pick it up, but this would be a huge logistical hassle. I guess what I'm asking is, will they ding my application for this request? Or are they genuinely okay with it?


I don't think they will ding you for asking them a application question...maybe leave out the part that you lost your original and just say something like "due to unforeseen circumstances..." but honestly if it worries you, applying Round 1 is important enough to you, and its just a matter of logistics then I'd just go get in in person.
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Yes. I agree with FPM. If it's a matter of logistics, just grind it out man. You don't want to miss out on a R1 deadline.

Here's what I'd do. Upload the incomplete transcript for now. Email them that there was a mix up with your transcript (use more business-y language if you have to, but I wouldn't)

Tell them that you're actually committed to make ends meet and take the trek to your college to pick it up. That way they will have a record if you get it later than you have to for you to be able to send it in later in case you miss your deadline.

The fact that you are super willing to do what it takes will offset the fact that you lost your transcript.

And about them dinging you because you made a simple request? NO WAY! If you're someone HBS was willing to admit, you definitely have way too many good things going for you for one small goof-up to undo anything.
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I agree. Get up mega early, get the transcript in person, scan it and get it in before the deadline (and make everything else is already submitted and entered in and that this is truly the only missing piece. That's what your other very, very, VERY competitive fellow applicants would do, so I think it's best for you to rise to the challenge.

Good luck!

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Yes. I agree with FPM. If it's a matter of logistics, just grind it out man. You don't want to miss out on a R1 deadline.

Here's what I'd do. Upload the incomplete transcript for now. Email them that there was a mix up with your transcript (use more business-y language if you have to, but I wouldn't)

Tell them that you're actually committed to make ends meet and take the trek to your college to pick it up. That way they will have a record if you get it later than you have to for you to be able to send it in later in case you miss your deadline.

The fact that you are super willing to do what it takes will offset the fact that you lost your transcript.

And about them dinging you because you made a simple request? NO WAY! If you're someone HBS was willing to admit, you definitely have way too many good things going for you for one small goof-up to undo anything.

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I have successfully tendered my $250 donation to the Harvard Business School. :lol:
Seriously though, best of luck to everyone and I hope October comes sooner!
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I have successfully tendered my $250 donation to the Harvard Business School. :lol:
Seriously though, best of luck to everyone and I hope October comes sooner!


Lol...

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I am $250 poorer too. The riskiest investment I have ever made.

Let's charge it to experience.
Which programs are you applying to?
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I pulled an all-nighter and I submitted this morning. I wish you guys best of luck. We have done all we can do for now.

Originally posted by chanlex on 06 Sep 2017, 05:40.
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I am $250 poorer too. The riskiest investment I have ever made.

Let's charge it to experience.
Which programs are you applying to?


A few. I am an Indian male, so odds are against me. I am looking at Booth, Kellogg, Haas, Ross. you?
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SUBMITTED! I can't believe we have to wait until October - this feels interminable.

As an update re: transcript disaster, I managed to get a full copy this morning and uploaded it with my application. HBS Admissions never responded to my email about the partial transcript, for anyone who might encounter this issue in the future... definitely not a mistake I will make again.

Good luck to all the applicants!
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Well - it's in and there's nothing I can do about it except wait. Hope HBS appreciates my $250 donation
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I am $250 poorer too. The riskiest investment I have ever made.

Let's charge it to experience.
Which programs are you applying to?


A few. I am an Indian male, so odds are against me. I am looking at Booth, Kellogg, Haas, Ross. you?


Well let's hope for the best!
I'm focusing on quality International Business programs so for R1 I'm only applying to Insead, HBS and Wharton Lauder.




Am I the only one stalking the admission's blog of HBS for updates on Interview decision?
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