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Calling Chicago GSB 2008 applicants

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New post 27 Jan 2008, 09:31
nupurgupt wrote:
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kwam wrote:
Helg, send it anyway. If you send tomorrow, it will be in Chicago by Feb 1st. As you have the time zone issue there's no need to wait man, otherwise if you call them, and they say: as you are a re-applicant we need an official transcript, you may be screwed.

I'd send it tomorrow first thing in the morning, if I were you.

Good Luck.


Right, kwam, I will do just that! Thanks.


helg, i would send the email (with scanned transcript) also to be on the safe side.


Thanks.
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New post 27 Jan 2008, 09:40
as some of you might know, aviroop is in chi-town for sometime
i was planning on meeting him at Seattle's Best in the evening tomorrow (870 N. Michigan I think, at the Borders)
Anyone else interested in joining, just PM me
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New post 27 Jan 2008, 14:52
According to http://www.chicagogsb.edu/fulltime/admi ... ripts.aspx,

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Transcripts

You must submit a transcript from every university, college or graduate institution you have attended. School transcripts may be self-reported via the online application.

If invited to interview, you will be required to submit official, sealed transcripts from all universities, colleges and/or graduate institutions attended. We will not make a final decision on your application without official transcripts.
When requesting transcripts from your undergraduate and/or graduate institutions, use the transcript request form (PDF) included in the online application and follow the instructions provided.


My status says "Complete" and 1st February is not mentioned. Shall I run to the mail office to send out my transcripts? :?:

I guess, they talk about "final decision" on admission - not on invitation for an interview. Right?

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You will be asked to either submit official academic records or provide a self-reported transcript for all schools attended. If you submit self-reported records, you will be asked to provide the official documents if invited to interview. We will not make a final decision on your application without official transcripts.


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Upon invitation to interview, applicants who received a degree from a university outside of the United States must submit a certified copy of the diploma or certificate, an official transcript in its original language, and a certified English translation of these documents showing the name and title of the translator.


Do I need to separately translate (1) diploma (hardcover) and (2) transcripts (soft paper) into English? What is a certified English translation? Can I be a translator of my own transcripts, taking into account the fact that my university degree suggests a good command of English? I am even eligible to be a translator/interpreter in the United Nations. No, seriously. :shock:

What do you think, guys, about this endless transcript saga? :roll: :P
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In Brazil at least we do have "official translators", they are the ones who are accepted in theses cases, and they are authorized by both governments to translate things. I'm not sure how things run in Russia. Call GSB ad office and ask them whether you need to send the transcript, and if they have any translator to indicate in Russia.

You should see that, because all other schools are going to need your transcripts translated by those translators, so...

I know I'm not helping too much, but that's it, and Oh I forgot to add hat up to the whole MBA Cha Ching thread... doing that later, when I find the receipt...
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New post 27 Jan 2008, 15:32
In addition to what kwam said, nick in India we get official documents notarized i.e. a government seal is applied to prove the document's validity. I'm fairly certain that such transcripts are acceptable by the universities. Not sure if that is an option for you.
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New post 27 Jan 2008, 15:57
Thank you, guys. I've got your idea. Notarization seems to be the only option here for "certified translation". With the fixed rates the notaries here charge about 200 $ just for stamping 8 pages of already translated documents which will definitely increase my cha-ching :)
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 07:40
i am confused here...

- my chicago status says complete, but only the unofficial transcript has been received (this is what the instructions asked for).
- i have not received an email about the official transcript.
- my unofficial transcript was created by my university in an english speaking country (it sounds like the problem the other person had may have been due to the translation / international aspect of the transcript).

am i on the right track here? did everyone else submit an official transcript? what is going on?!?!
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 07:47
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i am confused here...

- my chicago status says complete, but only the unofficial transcript has been received (this is what the instructions asked for).
- i have not received an email about the official transcript.
- my unofficial transcript was created by my university in an english speaking country (it sounds like the problem the other person had may have been due to the translation / international aspect of the transcript).

am i on the right track here? did everyone else submit an official transcript? what is going on?!?!


IMHO, its okay! they will ask for official transcript only at the time of interview
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 07:48
I submitted a scanned version of my official transcript just because I had it available. I have not sent a paper copy and neither have I been asked for one.
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 08:20
sudden wrote:
i am confused here...

- my chicago status says complete, but only the unofficial transcript has been received (this is what the instructions asked for).
- i have not received an email about the official transcript.
- my unofficial transcript was created by my university in an english speaking country (it sounds like the problem the other person had may have been due to the translation / international aspect of the transcript).

am i on the right track here? did everyone else submit an official transcript? what is going on?!?!


Don't worry. As long as they didn't tell you something is wrong, everything is right :-D
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Interview invites coming out anytime soon?
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 08:27
They start out on the 30th apparently :)

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Interview invites coming out anytime soon?
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 08:29
sudden wrote:
i am confused here...

- my chicago status says complete, but only the unofficial transcript has been received (this is what the instructions asked for).
- i have not received an email about the official transcript.
- my unofficial transcript was created by my university in an english speaking country (it sounds like the problem the other person had may have been due to the translation / international aspect of the transcript).

am i on the right track here? did everyone else submit an official transcript? what is going on?!?!


Don't worry about it! If your app says 'Complete', ad-com has everything it needs to asses you. Maybe in helg's case, his self reported transcripts had some 'confusing' information. I know that if I self-reported my transcripts, ad-com would probably be confused as hell. Some courses are marked out of 100, others 125 and still others 200! So yeah, figuring out how I did would be pretty darn hard! That's the reason I always submit scanned copies of my official transcripts (which include an explanation of the grading system). Bottom line: if your app says 'Complete', it is. Get some sleep 'cause after the 30th, all hell's going to break loose :)
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 08:48
spoke to some students who are in ad-com.... please tell me this is not any GMAT CLUBBER who wrote this.

For the #2 shoes essay, one applicant wrote that he does not want to be in any one's shoes even for one day, because he is perfect and very sure of himself. He wants to be himself for one day and maintain his aura of perfection..!!!!!!!!

Damn... I have one comment for this guy.. moron

and... inviteess!!!!!!! word of caution.. check your resume ....one student who got invited for R1 interview submitted a resume that said Objective: To get admitted to Wharton.

Such university name bloopers will NOT get you dinged, this is from the horse's mouth, but will definitely make a poor impression..
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 08:51
lol...funny stories. btw- are we supposed to have an 'objective' for our resumes? Isnt it kind of redundant if you are using the resume for a b-school app?

aviroop wrote:
spoke to some students who are in ad-com.... please tell me this is not any GMAT CLUBBER who wrote this.

For the #2 shoes essay, one applicant wrote that he does not want to be in any one's shoes even for one day, because he is perfect and very sure of himself. He wants to be himself for one day and maintain his aura of perfection..!!!!!!!!

Damn... I have one comment for this guy.. moron

and... inviteess!!!!!!! word of caution.. check your resume ....one student who got invited for R1 interview submitted a resume that said Objective: To get admitted to Wharton.

Such university name bloopers will NOT get you dinged, this is from the horse's mouth, but will definitely make a poor impression..
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i did not have any objective...

but i think that some applicants formatted the resume as a job resume... and so put an objective in there...

my 2 cents.. no need of an objective..
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aviroop wrote:
spoke to some students who are in ad-com.... please tell me this is not any GMAT CLUBBER who wrote this.

For the #2 shoes essay, one applicant wrote that he does not want to be in any one's shoes even for one day, because he is perfect and very sure of himself. He wants to be himself for one day and maintain his aura of perfection..!!!!!!!!

Damn... I have one comment for this guy.. moron

and... inviteess!!!!!!! word of caution.. check your resume ....one student who got invited for R1 interview submitted a resume that said Objective: To get admitted to Wharton.

Such university name bloopers will NOT get you dinged, this is from the horse's mouth, but will definitely make a poor impression..


thats funny. I hope GSB sent a big fat ding his way.
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 09:10
thanks all for the responses to my question. eagerly waiting for the 30th... competition is going to be steep if GMATclub is a representative sample. good luck all.
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New post 28 Jan 2008, 09:45
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For the #2 shoes essay, one applicant wrote that he does not want to be in any one's shoes even for one day, because he is perfect and very sure of himself. He wants to be himself for one day and maintain his aura of perfection..!!!!!!!!


Yeah .. I've read that essay. That's kryzak's essay.

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