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New post 19 Dec 2007, 09:07
According to BW, the head of admissions is reviewing every application so that may be the reason for some of the delay in hearing from them. I am not sure about whether they will all be out by the end of the week.

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New post 19 Dec 2007, 10:15
oh c'mon Darden, show some love, ..you are my lone hope now ....

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hey guys do you know if its ok to exceed Darden's word limit of 300 words for the 2nd and 3rd essays. If so then by how much.

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tsaditya wrote:
hey guys do you know if its ok to exceed Darden's word limit of 300 words for the 2nd and 3rd essays. If so then by how much.


I'd say +/- 10% is a general rool. I wouldn't go beyond 330 words for essays 2 and 3.

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Already got a "pending interview" status, but I'm just curious. Because of Darden's new "interview by invitation" policy, does it mean that there will be applicants who won't be getting interview invites? I know in the past Darden interviewed 100% of its applicants.

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Already got a "pending interview" status, but I'm just curious. Because of Darden's new "interview by invitation" policy, does it mean that there will be applicants who won't be getting interview invites? I know in the past Darden interviewed 100% of its applicants.


I sure hope they are extending more interview invites...I have yet to receive one.

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tsaditya wrote:
hey guys do you know if its ok to exceed Darden's word limit of 300 words for the 2nd and 3rd essays. If so then by how much.


I'd say +/- 10% is a general rool. I wouldn't go beyond 330 words for essays 2 and 3.


Ok. Mines around that limit....

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VirtualM wrote:
Already got a "pending interview" status, but I'm just curious. Because of Darden's new "interview by invitation" policy, does it mean that there will be applicants who won't be getting interview invites? I know in the past Darden interviewed 100% of its applicants.


From what i have read, about 50 to 60% will get interview invites.

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I intend to apply RD2 and i'm wondering if any of the RD1 candidates who exceeded the essay length limit have heard anything? My "main essay" (the 500 word one) is at 515 right now. I'd prefer the version which is at 545, both of these exceed the 500 limit, by 3% and 9% respectively. What do you guys think, is 515 okay? Could i go up to 545? I dont want adcoms to say i can't follow directions...

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I can see only 3 essay questions....I don't see 'Optional Essay' anywhere....do they even allow one?

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This is the R2 Roll. Who else is in for R2

tsaditya submitting on 01/01/2008

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Anyone know what time is the deadline on 3rd? One of my recommenders is back only on Jan 3rd. Also, could anyone find a pdf/doc version of the recommendation? I've read that Darden allows them to be faxed along with transcripts so I might just request my mgr to fax.

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New post 30 Dec 2007, 18:58
svrider wrote:
Anyone know what time is the deadline on 3rd? One of my recommenders is back only on Jan 3rd. Also, could anyone find a pdf/doc version of the recommendation? I've read that Darden allows them to be faxed along with transcripts so I might just request my mgr to fax.

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See the pdf version attached. I would confirm with your admissions representative at Darden about accepting faxes from recommenders.
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I love Darden Essays ...

Last edited by Ozmba on 30 Dec 2007, 19:33, edited 1 time in total.

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New post 30 Dec 2007, 18:59
Darden R2 Roll. Add your name to the below:

nervousgmat: submitted 12/29
tsaditya: submitting on 01/01

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New post 30 Dec 2007, 19:00
nervousgmat wrote:
Darden R2 Roll. Add your name to the below:

nervousgmat: submitted 12/29
tsaditya: submitting on 01/01

ng you are still applying to r2 schools?

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Darden R2 Roll.

nervousgmat: submitted 12/29
tsaditya: submitting on 01/01
Ozmba : submitting on 01/03

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dabots wrote:
nervousgmat wrote:
Darden R2 Roll. Add your name to the below:

nervousgmat: submitted 12/29
tsaditya: submitting on 01/01

ng you are still applying to r2 schools?


Yup! I always finish what I started :) especially when so much effort is involved...
Submitted Yale on 12/29 and Chicago should be all ready to go tomorrow, 12/31

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I am in for R 2. This may sound very stupid question, but still Anybody please answer.


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illusion wrote:
I am in for R 2. This may sound very stupid question, but still Anybody please answer.


illusion wrote:
I can see only 3 essay questions....I don't see 'Optional Essay' anywhere....do they even allow one?


The 'Optional Essay' is listed after clicking the 'Additional Questions' tab in the application browser. You are given a 150 word limit, although i think mine was 152.

"If there is further information that you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee, please provide it below. (150 word maximum) :"

I should be submitting my R2 application shortly. Just reviewing all my essays for the last time. Crossing my Ts and dotting my Is.

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