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# Calling McCombs UT Austin MBA Applicants: [2020 Intake] Class of 2022

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Welcome all McCombs class of 2022 hopefuls. Let's use this platform to know each-other, exchange ideas, discuss app strategies, and some profile discussions may be? Give a shout out!

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Texas McCombs by the Numbers

• Ranked 3rd: Marketing: Best Graduate Program (College Choice)
• Ranked 6th: Best Undergraduate Program (US News)

Class Profile

• Class Size: 284
• Avg GMAT: 702
• Avg GRE Score: Q158, V159
• Avg GPA: 3.48
• Avg Age: 28
• Avg WE: 5.5
• International Students: 24%
• Women: 38%
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21 Jul 2019, 21:41

 Round Application Due Decisions Released R1 October 8, 2019 December 17, 2019 R2 January 7, 2020 March 26, 2020 R3 March 31, 2020 May 7, 2020

McCombs Essay Question and Analysis

• Essay #1: We will learn a lot about your professional background through your resume and letter of recommendation, but we want to get to know you further. Please introduce yourself. Select only one communication method for your response.
• Write an essay (250 words)
• Share a video introduction (one minute in length)
• Essay #2: Picture yourself at graduation. Describe how you spent your time as a TexasMcCombs MBA to achieve your personal and professional goals. (500 words)
• Optional Statement: Please provide any additional information you believe is important or address any areas of concern that you believe will be beneficial to MBA Admissions in considering your application. (e.g. gaps in work experience, choice of the recommender, academic performance, or extenuating personal circumstances) (250 words)

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23 Jul 2019, 21:34
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Texas is a huge campus, and so, the adcom wants to know that you will leverage that, rather than get lost in that. Quite often, you will see Texas students point to your need for a clear plan on how you will spend your time, because you will need to prioritize and choose.

This is at the heart and intent of their "picture yourself at graduation" question where you are looking backward on how you spent your time.

Sample "picture yourself" essay here: https://mbaessaycoaching.com/sample-essays/
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22 Sep 2019, 22:56
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Roughly 2 weeks left for R1 app submission and this thread is hardly making any noise. C'mon folks! Show yourself, share your app progress, any questions you have.
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24 Sep 2019, 07:14
Hi,

I have this nagging question that whether programs without STEM designation are worth applying for. My friend from Texas says that OPT is very important for international students.

I want to apply to Mccombs MBA; but I also want STEM certification. How to decide?
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29 Sep 2019, 03:27
I am almost done with my application. Just need to put in some finishing touches to the essays and then I will be done.
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02 Oct 2019, 21:45
RicAssassin will take over the control of this discussion from hereon. He is planning to apply Mccombs, Duke, and a couple other US MBA programs. For any help on this forum, feel free to contact him. But for now, congrats and wish him best luck.
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02 Oct 2019, 22:25
Thanks a lot!!

Hi hopefuls. I am a mechanical engineer with an operations background. Extracurriculars are music and entrepreneurship based. Looking forward to healthy discussions and helping each other out.

Best,
Ric

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RicAssassin will take over the control of this discussion from hereon. He is planning to apply Mccombs, Duke, and a couple other US MBA programs. For any help on this forum, feel free to contact him. But for now, congrats and wish him best luck.

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02 Oct 2019, 23:35
Hi All,

I am having confusion about application submission for UT Texas.
Just submitting of application is not enough right?
You have to keep a buffer of 2 or 3 days from the deadline so that your application is loaded on GIAC after your application submission and then pay the fees and upload other documents as well. Or can this be done even after the deadline?
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02 Oct 2019, 23:39
Hi,
I’m sorry if I didn’t get your question quite right. With any application, it is considered FINAL only when you upload all the documents and pay your fee. And then submit it.

If you have done it all, you can even risk submitting the app just hours before the deadline and be fine (although not recommended).

Best,
Ric

choubeyp wrote:
Hi All,

I am having confusion about application submission for UT Texas.
Just submitting of application is not enough right?
You have to keep a buffer of 2 or 3 days from the deadline so that your application is loaded on GIAC after your application submission and then pay the fees and upload other documents as well. Or can this be done even after the deadline?

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03 Oct 2019, 00:47
RicAssassin wrote:
Hi,
I’m sorry if I didn’t get your question quite right. With any application, it is considered FINAL only when you upload all the documents and pay your fee. And then submit it.

If you have done it all, you can even risk submitting the app just hours before the deadline and be fine (although not recommended).

Best,
Ric

choubeyp wrote:
Hi All,

I am having confusion about application submission for UT Texas.
Just submitting of application is not enough right?
You have to keep a buffer of 2 or 3 days from the deadline so that your application is loaded on GIAC after your application submission and then pay the fees and upload other documents as well. Or can this be done even after the deadline?

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Yes, you are right, this is how it works for all other US schools.
I think I am just confused about the two-level of application submission.
You are supposed to submit your application once on the portal and then follow other steps on GIAC.
And since the portal says it takes up to 2 to 3 days for the application to appear on GIAC, we can't wait till the deadline to complete our essays.
Sooner the better I guess.
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06 Oct 2019, 11:44
I applied last year with a video essay. I didn't get an interview invite last year. I am applying again this year. Can I resubmit the same video essay? It's a basic introduction and not something which will change over the period.

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06 Oct 2019, 11:54
utkbits wrote:
I applied last year with a video essay. I didn't get an interview invite last year. I am applying again this year. Can I resubmit the same video essay? It's a basic introduction and not something which will change over the period.

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If you think the information fits and there is nothing that you would rather add, go for it.

Saying that, I'd add that I won't do that because a year is big enough stretch of time to have added value in your life in some way. You want to show them that you have grown in the year in some way or the other.
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choubeyp wrote:
RicAssassin wrote:
Hi,
I’m sorry if I didn’t get your question quite right. With any application, it is considered FINAL only when you upload all the documents and pay your fee. And then submit it.

If you have done it all, you can even risk submitting the app just hours before the deadline and be fine (although not recommended).

Best,
Ric

choubeyp wrote:
Hi All,

I am having confusion about application submission for UT Texas.
Just submitting of application is not enough right?
You have to keep a buffer of 2 or 3 days from the deadline so that your application is loaded on GIAC after your application submission and then pay the fees and upload other documents as well. Or can this be done even after the deadline?

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Yes, you are right, this is how it works for all other US schools.
I think I am just confused about the two-level of application submission.
You are supposed to submit your application once on the portal and then follow other steps on GIAC.
And since the portal says it takes up to 2 to 3 days for the application to appear on GIAC, we can't wait till the deadline to complete our essays.
Sooner the better I guess.

Guys, please read the application instructions (I've linked them below). You do not need to submit 2-3 days early. Specifically read the difference between "Submit" and "Complete". Those are completely different steps, only the submit portion is restricted by the deadline.

"Complete your file with GIAC. GIAC is responsible for verifying the validity of your test scores, transcripts, and degrees. 1-2 business days after application submission, upload copies of official transcripts and confirm receipt of official test scores."

Application submitted-->Fee is paid-->GIAC reaches out after the application submission.

https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/Full ... on-Process
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06 Oct 2019, 11:58
choubeyp wrote:
RicAssassin wrote:
Hi,
I’m sorry if I didn’t get your question quite right. With any application, it is considered FINAL only when you upload all the documents and pay your fee. And then submit it.

If you have done it all, you can even risk submitting the app just hours before the deadline and be fine (although not recommended).

Best,
Ric

choubeyp wrote:
Hi All,

I am having confusion about application submission for UT Texas.
Just submitting of application is not enough right?
You have to keep a buffer of 2 or 3 days from the deadline so that your application is loaded on GIAC after your application submission and then pay the fees and upload other documents as well. Or can this be done even after the deadline?

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Yes, you are right, this is how it works for all other US schools.
I think I am just confused about the two-level of application submission.
You are supposed to submit your application once on the portal and then follow other steps on GIAC.
And since the portal says it takes up to 2 to 3 days for the application to appear on GIAC, we can't wait till the deadline to complete our essays.
Sooner the better I guess.

You are right there choubeyp

You submit the application for McCombs and then in a day or two you make the fee payment. Those who get the waiver are advised not to pay as the waiver is implemented 7 days after the submission of application.
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07 Oct 2019, 19:46
All the best McCombs hopefuls. Be ready to hit the submit buttons!! ?

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08 Oct 2019, 16:57
Hey all!

I wish everyone luck for Round 1!

I had a question. I just submitted my application yesterday and got the confirmation to pay the fee today. I payed the fee and also uploaded my transcript today. The site tells me it should take 2-3 days to review the transcript.

Does this mean I will not be considered for Round 1? That would be very disappointing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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08 Oct 2019, 16:59
Hi,

No, if you go through the instructions on the website, your application ‘submission’ and completion were always different.

Everything just happened as per the process (I am in the exact same situation, tbh).

All the best!!!

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Hey all!

I wish everyone luck for Round 1!

I had a question. I just submitted my application yesterday and got the confirmation to pay the fee today. I payed the fee and also uploaded my transcript today. The site tells me it should take 2-3 days to review the transcript.

Does this mean I will not be considered for Round 1? That would be very disappointing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!

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08 Oct 2019, 17:09
Just submitted my application.

I have a fee waiver so I do not have to worry about that.

There is one thing bugging me though. There has been no email confirmation of the application been submitted. Anyone else had that issue?
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08 Oct 2019, 17:18
Did you not get ‘Application Received’ email as well?

MsInvBanker wrote:
Just submitted my application.

I have a fee waiver so I do not have to worry about that.

There is one thing bugging me though. There has been no email confirmation of the application been submitted. Anyone else had that issue?

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