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Calling all ROSS Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2017

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Any idea what to fill in the additional information section.
We already have an additional information essay, then what goes in here? :?:


At first I thought that you're talking about the ISB application and I actually opened up the pdf of my submitted application to figure out what you were talking about!!! :-D

Anyway, here's my understanding of the application:

Optional question: Is there anything not addressed elsewhere in the application that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (300 words)
This seems like an invitation from the school to share additional information. Anything to STRENGHTHEN your application. This can also address multiple aspects such as extra-curriculars/activities/low GPA etc. MBA applicants can also talk about activities and honors here (the other tab is for non-MBA applicants). This does not have any one specific purpose.

If you need to provide additional information not provided in another part of the application, please upload below. Include your name and the type or purpose of the document in the header for identification.
This seems to be an opportunity to address any PROBLEM area on the application and seems to require a very specific and clear purpose. I do not think that this can be used to address Low GPA/ Extra Curriculars etc.

That would be the only difference IMHO.
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I'm still quite far from clicking on that button. Have been really busy with other apps, but Ross is currently my focus.

For the last two years, Ross has taken about two weeks after the Round deadline to send out interview invites.



so immediately after they send out invites they begin off campus interviewing with alumni? so is Oct 17th the last day to hear back for interview invite or its sort of a rolling basis? do they send out mass invite all in one day or throughout a certain period of time?

thanks in advance!
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gmatbugsme84 wrote:
I'm still quite far from clicking on that button. Have been really busy with other apps, but Ross is currently my focus.

For the last two years, Ross has taken about two weeks after the Round deadline to send out interview invites.



so immediately after they send out invites they begin off campus interviewing with alumni? so is Oct 17th the last day to hear back for interview invite or its sort of a rolling basis? do they send out mass invite all in one day or throughout a certain period of time?

thanks in advance!


Well, last year they sent out all invites on the same day. So, I'm guessing it'll be the same this year.

Anyone who has attended any infosession and got any more info on this?
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Best of Luck People !!

M in for R1.. fingers crossed..

I read a post about cosigner free loan...Does anybody have any updates regarding it??


Are you an international applicant?

I haven't been able to find out any further details so far.

In case you're an international student you could take a look at Prodigy finance.


Hi yes I am an international applicant. the cosigner free loan program offered by some universities interests me. Do you have any further inputs on this topic?
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Best of Luck People !!

M in for R1.. fingers crossed..

I read a post about cosigner free loan...Does anybody have any updates regarding it??


Are you an international applicant?

I haven't been able to find out any further details so far.

In case you're an international student you could take a look at Prodigy finance.


Hi yes I am an international applicant. the cosigner free loan program offered by some universities interests me. Do you have any further inputs on this topic?


Not so many right now. But, I'm more focused presently on my applications and getting into a good program. Payment will come later.
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What's up with the "Alumni Relation" part of the application? Is that just if your parents went to Michigan for instance, it can help your application? Seems odd.
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What's up with the "Alumni Relation" part of the application? Is that just if your parents went to Michigan for instance, it can help your application? Seems odd.


Most schools ask for this. If you ask them about it, they reply its for statistical purposes. But, but does seem that the person reporting this does get some weightage. How much, is not entirely clear.

However, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Is the letter of recommendation a series of questions or an actual letter?
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Is the letter of recommendation a series of questions or an actual letter?


A series of questions. Two questions to be precise as mentioned in the first post of this thread.
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I am in for R1.

I am a re-applicant. Does any know the word limit of the cover letter? And in the application it says to attach it with the resume.
So are we just supposed to add it in the same pdf file or they meant something else.
And what should be the format of the cover letter? Should I just treat it as an essay?
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New post 29 Sep 2014, 07:55
guys,
can anybody confirm this
Ross application does not have any options for Goals.
Neither a goals essay nor a short question?
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guys,
can anybody confirm this
Ross application does not have any options for Goals.
Neither a goals essay nor a short question?


Good luck to everyone who is in for round 1. rrai243 you are correct that admissions is not asking for goals in the app. You will have the opportunity during your interview to let them know about your goals and "why an MBA" and specifically "why Ross". And you will need very well thought out answers to all of those questions. I would not use the optional essay to talk about your any of these topics either. Best of luck.
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Does anyone know where I can upload the resume? I see it's a requirement from admission webpage but I found no dedicated space to upload this document.
And for the GMAT, we don't have to send an official score report to Ross until we're admitted, right?

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Does anyone know where I can upload the resume? I see it's a requirement from admission webpage but I found no dedicated space to upload this document.
And for the GMAT, we don't have to send an official score report to Ross until we're admitted, right?

Thanks!


Resume is submitted under the Program Specific Section Part 9 of the application along with the essays. You should find it at the bottom underneath essays. I just uploaded mine!

also, can anyone shed any light on GMAT? do we need to send in official score reports first?

finally, just to confirm, the activities and honors section 7 can't be filled out for regular MBA applicants right? I don't see any other space to let school know about extra curricular activities. Unless you want to use the additional information section 11 to upload short list of activities and involvement.. not sure if that might backfire thought.

just thought of another thing, under the Previous Employment section 8, they only give you space for last 2 jobs? or am i missing a button to allow me to add a third job.. if only 2 should i pick the two most important (obviously my current employer being one) or only the two most recent??

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also, can anyone shed any light on GMAT? do we need to send in official score reports first?


As per their website, Ross doesn't require you to submit an official report of the GMAT/GRE score before being offered admission.

From Ross website:

"GMAT OR GRE SCORES

We will accept either test. Scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test to the date of the application deadline. You may self-report your score on the application or upload unofficial score reports, but if accepted, official reports will be required. If you take the GMAT or GRE more than once, we will use your highest total score and the corresponding breakout scores in evaluating your application. We do not mix and match scores. "

In any case, I have submitted a ticket to their helpdesk also (after reading the queries here!). I'll update their response here.


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finally, just to confirm, the activities and honors section 7 can't be filled out for regular MBA applicants right? I don't see any other space to let school know about extra curricular activities. Unless you want to use the additional information section 11 to upload short list of activities and involvement.. not sure if that might backfire thought.


Yep. You're right. Theres no space on the application for activities and awards, except the essays (you call, if you want to put them here. I did for Sloan, but won't for Ross).

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just thought of another thing, under the Previous Employment section 8, they only give you space for last 2 jobs? or am i missing a button to allow me to add a third job.. if only 2 should i pick the two most important (obviously my current employer being one) or only the two most recent??

thanks in advance!


There's provision for only 2 job details. So you're not missing any buttons.

They already have your resume. So, I don't think that you need to list all jobs here. You can list the 2 most relevant (usually 2 most recent, but take your own call). I'd put a ticket for this with the specific information on http://rossadmissions.freshdesk.com/ , you can create a free account and post your query. Or send an email to rossadmissions@umich.edu ,they'll create an account for a you and answer your query.
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also, can anyone shed any light on GMAT? do we need to send in official score reports first?


As per their website, Ross doesn't require you to submit an official report of the GMAT/GRE score before being offered admission.

From Ross website:

"GMAT OR GRE SCORES

We will accept either test. Scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test to the date of the application deadline. You may self-report your score on the application or upload unofficial score reports, but if accepted, official reports will be required. If you take the GMAT or GRE more than once, we will use your highest total score and the corresponding breakout scores in evaluating your application. We do not mix and match scores. "

In any case, I have submitted a ticket to their helpdesk also (after reading the queries here!). I'll update their response here.


homeone wrote:
finally, just to confirm, the activities and honors section 7 can't be filled out for regular MBA applicants right? I don't see any other space to let school know about extra curricular activities. Unless you want to use the additional information section 11 to upload short list of activities and involvement.. not sure if that might backfire thought.


Yep. You're right. Theres no space on the application for activities and awards, except the essays (you call, if you want to put them here. I did for Sloan, but won't for Ross).

homeone wrote:
just thought of another thing, under the Previous Employment section 8, they only give you space for last 2 jobs? or am i missing a button to allow me to add a third job.. if only 2 should i pick the two most important (obviously my current employer being one) or only the two most recent??

thanks in advance!


There's provision for only 2 job details. So you're not missing any buttons.

They already have your resume. So, I don't think that you need to list all jobs here. You can list the 2 most relevant (usually 2 most recent, but take your own call). I'd put a ticket for this with the specific information on http://rossadmissions.freshdesk.com/ , you can create a free account and post your query. Or send an email to rossadmissions@umich.edu ,they'll create an account for a you and answer your query.


thanks for the quick and detailed responses! def the most unique online app i've seen so far in terms of the information they require and space offered to fill out.

appreciate it
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Update to the GMAT score reporting requirement. Mail from Ross admissions office:

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Dear ________:

Thank you for your email.

While we prefer to have the official score report at the time the application is submitted, we can use your self-reported scores for evaluation purposes. If admitted, we will require the official GMAT score report to be sent to Ross from the testing agency.

Best regards,
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Guess that clears it up.
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Do we have to convert our GPAs to 4.0 point scale mandatorily? My GPA is on 10 point scale is not convertible, if I convert the resulting number will be misrepresentation. Any colour on this?
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Do we have to convert our GPAs to 4.0 point scale mandatorily? My GPA is on 10 point scale is not convertible, if I convert the resulting number will be misrepresentation. Any colour on this?


Don't convert. Use the next line. Just state your GPA and specify that it is out of 10. Should work. I've put down a percentage!
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Just submitted my app for R1. All the best everyone.
Any idea when will the interview invitations start getting rolled out ?
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