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New post 27 Jan 2016, 06:58
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And if someone has not opted for the "optional essay", is he/she at a severe disadvantage because of that??


No. There is a reason it is called Optional. :)

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New post 27 Jan 2016, 19:28
I wouldn't say disadvantaged, but through web chats, my visit and the below video, it seems like it's a missed opportunity. Think of it as "it doesn't hurt you by not doing it, but it definitely can't help you!"

http://video.mit.edu/watch/jeff-carbone ... say-12847/

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Here's a compilation of what I could gather from the discussions our R1 pals had:

1) Try not to obsess over the optional essay. If you have done the optional essay, good, if not, don't fret.. people have gotten interviews without them.

2) Our applications are viewed as holistic packages and we are literally plotted on a graph based on 9 parameters (if I remember right). People on the high-right side of the graph are top contenders.

3) Can't trust vimeo/youtube analytics completely. Don't base your conclusion on whether your optional essays have or haven't been viewed solely on analytics.

4) Read point 1 again. Take a minute to let it sink in :)

5) People who submitted their R1 apps mid-september started getting interview invites only in late October.. so we R2 peeps have a looong way to go.

6) The wait is going to kill us (well, most of us atleast) and we will resort to checking our phones every 2 minutes as the last day approaches. Then we will proceed to this very forum to see if it's just us or if everyone is slowly losing their minds. We will then start asking questions about location and things will start looking bleak because they've rolled out invites for your country but you didn't get one. Hope will fade, you'll stop believing in Santa.

7) Then suddenly! when you least expect it, there will be a mail from the Adcom with a 'you're invited!' subject line. DO NOT GET EXCITED. They probably just invited you to the grand opening of their newly painted troll lab.

8) But maybe someday, after a long wait, we will get that fateful mail - a heartening peal or a dull ding. You might just start believing in Santa again. When this does happen, let us know here.

9) Lastly and most importantly, do not lose hope! we are all in this together :).. Remember the Gloria Gaynor song. We will survive 8-)

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2) Our applications are viewed as holistic packages and we are literally plotted on a graph based on 9 parameters (if I remember right). People on the high-right side of the graph are top contenders.


Source? Do you have an idea what those parameters are?

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2) Our applications are viewed as holistic packages and we are literally plotted on a graph based on 9 parameters (if I remember right). People on the high-right side of the graph are top contenders.


Source? Do you have an idea what those parameters are?


I was at MIT's road show, and I heard something like that. Basically the guy said all of the quantifiable stuff are plotted on a graph (GMAT, GPA, work experience, essay, education background...etc), and then the first quadrant of applicants will be the candidates they will likely interview.

Guess I was in the third quadrant LOL

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2) Our applications are viewed as holistic packages and we are literally plotted on a graph based on 9 parameters (if I remember right). People on the high-right side of the graph are top contenders.


Source? Do you have an idea what those parameters are?


I was at MIT's road show, and I heard something like that. Basically the guy said all of the quantifiable stuff are plotted on a graph (GMAT, GPA, work experience, essay, education background...etc), and then the first quadrant of applicants will be the candidates they will likely interview.

Guess I was in the third quadrant LOL


Interesting. GMAT, GPA, WE, etc... are obvious. So they rate your essays quantitatively? And nine factors? Does age fit in? Whether or not one holds a graduate degree?

I'm guessing people here don't know, but it would be helpful to have an idea of who lands in Q1. For example, if we could use our GMAT/GPA/WE to guess who MIT considers interview worthy. (And Sloan seems to have a wide range of GMAT/GPA scores, and places a lot of emphasis on the interview, so there must be other factors, such as quality of work, that weigh heavily into that).

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I'm guessing people here don't know, but it would be helpful to have an idea of who lands in Q1. For example, if we could use our GMAT/GPA/WE to guess who MIT considers interview worthy. (And Sloan seems to have a wide range of GMAT/GPA scores, and places a lot of emphasis on the interview, so there must be other factors, such as quality of work, that weigh heavily into that).


Weighted Average of multiple factors would make sense. For e.g. GMAT and GPA would be weighed heavier and thus would get a higher multiplier where as the graduate degree would be nice but not necessary and thus would have a lower weight. So who here has the excel sheet with the numbers? :wink: :wink:

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2) Our applications are viewed as holistic packages and we are literally plotted on a graph based on 9 parameters (if I remember right). People on the high-right side of the graph are top contenders.


Source? Do you have an idea what those parameters are?


Here you go: http://blog.clearadmit.com/2012/08/admi ... od-garcia/

RG Quote: That’s right. We score the applications. We don’t have a global rating. Instead, we score a set of attributes. There are about nine that we look at, ranging from GMAT score to GPA to work success to all the other attributes, like leadership attributes. Essentially there are two major groups of attributes – demonstrated success (GMAT, GPA, work success) and leadership attributes. We add up the sum of the two scores, and based on those two scores I will decide the 18 percent who will be invited for an interview.

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2) Our applications are viewed as holistic packages and we are literally plotted on a graph based on 9 parameters (if I remember right). People on the high-right side of the graph are top contenders.


Source? Do you have an idea what those parameters are?


Here you go: http://blog.clearadmit.com/2012/08/admi ... od-garcia/

RG Quote: That’s right. We score the applications. We don’t have a global rating. Instead, we score a set of attributes. There are about nine that we look at, ranging from GMAT score to GPA to work success to all the other attributes, like leadership attributes. Essentially there are two major groups of attributes – demonstrated success (GMAT, GPA, work success) and leadership attributes. We add up the sum of the two scores, and based on those two scores I will decide the 18 percent who will be invited for an interview.


Hmm. I wonder how they rate people based on "leadership attributes" quantitatively (and from what? Recommendations and work responsibilities?). It's clearly important. And 18% just for an interview... wow. I thought that it'd be higher than that.

Oh well. I guess we'll start to know more in the next week or two.

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For those that submitted video essays, did they already view your video essay?


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For those that submitted video essays, did they already view your video essay?


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I did and nope not yet. I assume you're in the same boat since you're asking the question? :)

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They just looked at mine today.
Btw, I was really surprised how little time they spent on it: 1 min 33 seconds to be more specific.

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Yep, in the same boat.

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How long is your video? Do you mean to say that they didn't watch the whole video?

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Mine is 1:38... still no view though

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I got a couple of views for my optional essay from Groton (I'm assuming meaning Groton, MA which appears to be an hour outside of Cambridge). Hoping this is a good sign!

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I got a couple of views for my optional essay from Groton (I'm assuming meaning Groton, MA which appears to be an hour outside of Cambridge). Hoping this is a good sign!

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Please triangulate the coordinates and send a camera-equipped drone to investigate.

Then report back.


hahaha... humour is rare in this forum! :D :D

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Received views today for my optional assay. They are reviewing, no surprise.

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I got a couple of views for my optional essay from Groton (I'm assuming meaning Groton, MA which appears to be an hour outside of Cambridge). Hoping this is a good sign!

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Please triangulate the coordinates and send a camera-equipped drone to investigate.

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hahaha... humour is rare in this forum! :D :D


Of all the days for my drone to be in the shop...

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FROM Sloan Admissions Blog: Master of Finance Interviews and Updates
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