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Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants!

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New post 09 Nov 2008, 15:45
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ac8706 wrote:
From what I can gather, you fill out the same form for needs and merit based scholarships. The essays are the thing primarily used for the merit scholarship...For needs based, you also have to fill out the FAFSA sometime in the spring.

hope this helps,
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Thanks AC. Since I'd be lucky to get any scholarship money at a lesser ranked school, I'm not sure it's worth my time and effort to fill out the Tuck form..... :|

I've still got a week (I think), so I'll think about it.

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that was my thinking too - I'd be lucky just to get in much less get money. But IF by some miracle I did get in, wouldn't it be great if I scored some money as well? So I just gave up a few more hours of sleep and got the form done too....just in case. :P

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that was my thinking too - I'd be lucky just to get in much less get money. But IF by some miracle I did get in, wouldn't it be great if I scored some money as well? So I just gave up a few more hours of sleep and got the form done too....just in case. :P


Congratulations AC! You've convinced me to do it! :-D

I just looked at the app and it looks pretty straightforward as does the essay.

No rest for the wicked!!

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To all you guys who filled out the scholarship form, how did you approach the biographical essay? Broad overview of your background or did you focus on just one or two aspects? Did you include a section on your post-MBA goals?

It seems really open-ended and I'm curious what the rest of you think.

Thanks!

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To all you guys who filled out the scholarship form, how did you approach the biographical essay? Broad overview of your background or did you focus on just one or two aspects? Did you include a section on your post-MBA goals?

It seems really open-ended and I'm curious what the rest of you think.

Thanks!

RF


Ja it's really open-ended. I called and asked the Fin Aid office if they see the rest of the app or just this essay when making financial aid decisions. They indicated that they "sometimes see the whole app but that's rare". So I figured it was okay for this essay to do a broad overview of my background and then include a para at the end on my goals....seemed a bit redundant with the rest of the app but if the Fin Aid office doesn't see the rest, then it's most likely fine...

hope this helps :?:

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Ja it's really open-ended.......
hope this helps :?:


Awesome! Thanks so much ac! More kudos for you...

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Hey,

Can anyone tell me what time the Tuck application is due by tomorrow? I looked through the website but couldn't find anything about a specific time. All it said is November Round 11/12/2008 E.S.T.

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5PM EST, I believe.
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The EA was due at 5pm ET. It should be the same for the Nov round
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To the left of the page as soon as you sign in:



Message Center

All deadlines are at 5:00pm eastern time on the date listed.

Application Deadlines:

•Early Action
October 15, 2008

•November Round
November 12, 2008

•January Round
January 7, 2009

•April Round
April 1, 2009

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Thanks guys. I must've missed it. Going blind from all the essays.

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Only 17 hours left :(
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Almost done. I will submit in the morning. Goodluck to everyone.

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15 and a half hours left :(
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Am almost done guys..

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How many do we have for the Nov. Round?

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I'm in for Nov round.

Waiting on my recs. The letters of rec are actually really difficult--looking for a lot of detail in just 300 words. Did anyone else hear similar comments from your recommenders?

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300 words? I didn't hear that. My manager was just surprised that he had to write about 3 weaknesses.

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Is there a hard limit in the forms? Mine most likely went over.
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They ask the ur recommender to not go over 300 words per question but the form doesn't cut them off until 3,000 characters (which is more than 300 words, closer to 400-450 I think). I asked my recommenders to stay under 300 words per question.

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My recommenders went off the weblink I provided them (actually, terp provided it to me) then they were shocked when it came time to upload and the Tuck page said 300 words. They had like 500 for each.

Agreed....3 weaknesses is harsh. And they want examples for every quality your recommender ranks you top 5%.

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