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Calling all Smeal (Penn State) Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018

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New post 14 Dec 2015, 09:44
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Received my interview invite today for Dec 1 deadline. No slots left in December other than 22nd, so scheduled for that. :) Good luck everyone. I hope they are as fast with the result as has been the case for some other applicants.
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New post 14 Dec 2015, 10:12
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Received my interview invite today for Dec 1 deadline. No slots left in December other than 22nd, so scheduled for that. :) Good luck everyone. I hope they are as fast with the result as has been the case for some other applicants.


have you submitted the degree certificate also?
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New post 14 Dec 2015, 10:58
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Ralphcuisak wrote:
Received my interview invite today for Dec 1 deadline. No slots left in December other than 22nd, so scheduled for that. :) Good luck everyone. I hope they are as fast with the result as has been the case for some other applicants.


have you submitted the degree certificate also?


I think I did. Very confused between all the app portals, though if it was mandatory or a part of any checklist, I must have submitted it as I have it. Hope this helps.
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New post 18 Dec 2015, 22:27
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Oh Well.. I think i need time to digest this!
So here we go-

Application Deadline- 1st Dec
Interview Invite- 8th Dec
Interview complete- 11th Dec
Admission Result- 14th Dec (About 30 mins back)

Admission Decision- Admitted (Full ride)

Wohooo...!
Thank you everyone in this forum for all the assistance! A newbie got first admit!


Would you mind sharing your profile?
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New post 22 Dec 2015, 06:30
Can anyone from the school share the email id of Brenda Fabian?
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New post 26 Dec 2015, 08:29
guys. . anyone know if there is a watzapp group for admitted students for Smeal 2018 class ? Just to stay in touch.
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Indian/Male/Automotive Engineer/WE:4 years/640/Feb 1 Deadline...
Shall i proceed?
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New post 05 Jan 2016, 01:27
Wish you all a very Happy New year!!

Is there any whatsap group for admitted students of class of 2018?
If not kindly PM me ,I will create one.
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New post 05 Jan 2016, 01:54
Yes there is a group buddy.
Please PM me our number and we will add you there.

ddb wrote:
Wish you all a very Happy New year!!

Is there any whatsap group for admitted students of class of 2018?
If not kindly PM me ,I will create one.
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New post 12 Jan 2016, 17:21
Hi guys, for those who interviewed, how many days did you have to wait to receive any news?
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New post 12 Jan 2016, 20:57
Hi guys. Just submitted by application and completed all the parts of my application yesterday. How long does Penn State take to come back with a reply?
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New post 12 Jan 2016, 21:38
Guys can everyone share their profile details of admitted students in this order

GMAT score:
Work exp:
Nature of Work:Consulting/IT/Finance etc..
International candidate: Yes/No
GPA:
R1/R2/R3:
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Hi guys, for those who interviewed, how many days did you have to wait to receive any news?


I think they are quite fast in processing and if you are close to(within 10 days) of the decision deadline, its all the same. I requested for an early decision due to some conflicts with other schools and they were very accommodating.
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ariasvania wrote:
Hi guys, for those who interviewed, how many days did you have to wait to receive any news?


I think they are quite fast in processing and if you are close to(within 10 days) of the decision deadline, its all the same. I requested for an early decision due to some conflicts with other schools and they were very accommodating.
Hope this helps!



Agree with what Ralph has mentioned here. You can expect a reply starting about a week before the decision deadline. However, since the inflow of applications will be more in the second round and onward, my guess is the results won't be declared until the deadline.
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New post 13 Jan 2016, 08:02
Hello All,

I submitted my application(completed all activities on Tuesday) and got an interview invite today. However, there are only three interview slots open, that is for next week and I wont be available for the same. The weeks after that are not activated. Should I write a mail to the university?

Please suggest.
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FROM News Penn State: Clarification Statement
In almost every admissions application, you have an opportunity to include additional information, beyond the requested questions, that you think might be helpful to the admissions committee. The Smeal MBA application includes the opportunity to provide an optional “clarification statement.” If you find yourself wondering whether or not you should disclose something that you think the admissions committee is likely to ask you about, it’s best to be up front and provide an explanation. Here are just a few examples of areas, that if applicable, you may want to clarify.

A gap or gaps in your resume. Some people have gaps for wonderful reasons such as moving across the country or traveling abroad to get married or otherwise address family matters. Some applicants might have gaps in their employment due to a long-term illness, caring for an elderly parent, raising a family, or being terminated from a job. Employment gaps aren’t necessarily bad, but it’s best to help the admissions team understand why there’s a gap. Not addressing the reason for an employment gap can seem like you are trying to hide something you fear might be damaging to your prospects.

Several job jumps. This is especially noticeable if you haven’t held a single job for more than two years. If you have a continuous upward career trajectory, even across several organizations, or if you have remained with the same company and continue to be promoted; no explanation is necessary. If you’ve taken what might appear to be demotions or your resume could suggest you can’t maintain a job for a significant period of time, explaining your reasons for job jumping is helpful. Admissions staff understand that sometimes, for example, a reduction in job responsibilities might be a trade-off for starting a family, or an opportunity to live in closer proximity to relatives. Just don’t keep us guessing.

A downward trend in the grades on your transcript or a semester of lackluster grades. Academic challenges do happen even to the most diligent student; just let us know why. Without explaining a semester of serious illness or other major life event, it may seem that lower grades in one semester are due to scheduling issues or struggling through intensive coursework, which may not reflect well on your prospects for a rigorous MBA program.

Re-taking your GMAT. Please let us know the date of your rescheduled GMAT exam. We won’t make an admissions decision until we receive your newest score.

At Smeal we value honesty and will consider every unique situation with fairness. Take full advantage of the clarification statement if any of these situations or other circumstances apply to your application. Every applicant is always given thorough and respectful consideration.

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New post 20 Jan 2016, 01:24
Hello,
I am planning to submit the application in a day or two.
Do we need to submit the official scores in order for the application to be complete? Or can the application review process start with the unofficial copy of score?
Worried because even if i initiate the score reporting process today, it may take 10-15 days for the scores to reach the institute and the next deadline is on 1st Feb.
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Hello,
I am planning to submit the application in a day or two.
Do we need to submit the official scores in order for the application to be complete? Or can the application review process start with the unofficial copy of score?
Worried because even if i initiate the score reporting process today, it may take 10-15 days for the scores to reach the institute and the next deadline is on 1st Feb.



The school gives you a window of about 5-7 days, after the deadline, for the official copy to be reported to them from GMAC. The review however starts only when the copies are receieved since only then the application is marked complete. In my experience it hasn't taken more than a week for the copies to be received.
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In! Submitted my app.
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