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# Calling ALL Admitted HBS Folks - Class of 2018

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Current Student
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09 Jan 2016, 08:15
How does HBS verify our GMAT scores? Did you guys send in your official score reports? I don't see this item on the checklist

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Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V39
WE: Operations (Energy and Utilities)

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09 Jan 2016, 10:42
bankybanker wrote:
How does HBS verify our GMAT scores? Did you guys send in your official score reports? I don't see this item on the checklist

Go to MBA section on the HBS website and click FAQ.

–When is the latest I can take the GMAT or GRE?
The GMAT or GRE is required by each round deadline. Unofficial scores are acceptable at the time of application, but every applicant must request to have their official score submitted to HBS. You do not need to have the results of the AWA section of the GMAT or GRE in order to apply; however, we do expect you to complete this portion of the exam and we will require an AWA score for anyone admitted to the program.

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09 Jan 2016, 11:56
Drilling wrote:
bankybanker wrote:
How does HBS verify our GMAT scores? Did you guys send in your official score reports? I don't see this item on the checklist

Go to MBA section on the HBS website and click FAQ.

–When is the latest I can take the GMAT or GRE?
The GMAT or GRE is required by each round deadline. Unofficial scores are acceptable at the time of application, but every applicant must request to have their official score submitted to HBS. You do not need to have the results of the AWA section of the GMAT or GRE in order to apply; however, we do expect you to complete this portion of the exam and we will require an AWA score for anyone admitted to the program.

Thanks!

For those who have been admitted, have you guys already requested an official GMAT score report to be sent to HBS?

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12 Jan 2016, 12:20
AnnouncementLive Q&A with Prodigy Finance

Congratulations to all new Admits!! We are delighted to inform you that we are holding a chat session with representative of Prodigy Finance on forum for the applicants who are considering Prodigy to fund their MBA education. This is the best opportunity for you to get to know about various education loan options provided by ProdigyFinance. You are also welcome to discuss your questions regarding eligibility criteria, funding limits, terms and conditions, interest rate, repayment tenure, country specific rules, etc.

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Current Student
Joined: 10 Dec 2015
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GPA: 3.61

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14 Jan 2016, 13:27
Has anybody completed the diagnostic tests for HBX CORe? Are they timed? Are they challenging? I'd like to do a quick prep on those topics, and only enroll in the courses (which may be a very good idea) voluntarily. Any suggestions?

Thanks and CONGRATSto all the admits!!!

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Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance

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15 Jan 2016, 04:07
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ccmmhh wrote:
Has anybody completed the diagnostic tests for HBX CORe? Are they timed? Are they challenging? I'd like to do a quick prep on those topics, and only enroll in the courses (which may be a very good idea) voluntarily. Any suggestions?

Thanks and CONGRATSto all the admits!!!

I've completed the tests. They're not timed, and not very challenging if you've studied/worked in Economics/Finance, which is my case. I think I won't be enrolling in the courses.

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15 Jan 2016, 16:35
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15 Jan 2016, 16:36
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27 Jan 2016, 14:03
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Current Student
Joined: 16 Dec 2015
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Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
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27 Jan 2016, 17:37
My employment verification was marked complete yesterday.

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15 Feb 2016, 17:37

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Current Student
Joined: 16 Dec 2015
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Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
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16 Feb 2016, 09:08
Glabibou wrote:
buck6 wrote:
My employment verification was marked complete yesterday.

Does HBS use Kroll / Revera to do complete background check? They just checked your employment history? So it must have been a pretty quick process?

Re Vera. Mine was done in maybe three weeks - have only worked for once company. They didn't call my recommenders.

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02 Apr 2016, 11:30
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Current Student
Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Posts: 63

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 4

Concentration: General Management

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02 Apr 2016, 13:54
Glabibou wrote:
Hi

A few questions on the Re Vera process:

1/ do they call HR at your current job and tell them that they're checking your employment on behalf of HBS? (in which case, you have to tell your firm beforehand that you're going to HBS, which can be problematic...)

2/ do they check only jobs (i.e. what you've listed as previous employment on your application) or do they also check extra-curriculars and positions in school associations and such? In which case, will they ask you for a phone number/contact to verify these extra-curriculars? (because they didn't ask for phone numbers on your application)

3/ have you been in direct contact with Re Vera?

Thanks!

1) They did call HR at my current job (but I work at relatively 'young' company/startup) saying they are calling to verify employment on behalf of HBS. Key details verified were starting/ending designations, start date, salary etc. Re-Vera ONLY does this after you sign your release form, allowing them to call your current employer. Atleast for R1 admits, we also had the option to basically stall this process for the current employer but have Re-Vera complete it for previous employers. None of my previous HR managers (bigger corporations) got calls, but I do gather that they vet key details through some central HR contact (for e.g. if you're from a big name consultancy, they will likely not call your local office but get the required details from a global HR contact point who has access to the key employee info on file)

2) To the best of my knowledge they only verify job related information. As you've rightly highlighted, I don't see how they can possibly go into details from schools/associations without any contact points. In the event that you have some 'super-uber' achievement outside of work, I would suppose that they may directly reach out to you for some proof of achievement (doubt this is common practice)

3) Once the release form was signed, they do everything fairly silently in the background. I did receive an email a few weeks into the process stating that one of my previous employers was unable to verify my salary information and requested me to provided some documentation (such as joining letter/tax return) to confirm the salary number that I had written in the app.

Long story short.. based on my own experience I can say that Re-Vera does verify basic details regarding the jobs (designations, employment dates, salaries) but they do it in as un-intrusive a manner as possible. Nothing to worry about. I found the process to be fairly professionally handled. Hope this helps!

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Current Student
Joined: 07 Aug 2015
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GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)

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03 Apr 2016, 08:30
The admissions survey mentions a 'Financial Aid Estimator Tool' on the prematriculation website. Does anyone know where to find this? I can't see it on the site.

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03 Apr 2016, 12:31
aton2006 wrote:
The admissions survey mentions a 'Financial Aid Estimator Tool' on the prematriculation website. Does anyone know where to find this? I can't see it on the site.

As a R1 candidate, I got a link in my email about a week after decision day. The mail comes in from the Financial Aid team.
As the link is personalised (linked to your email) it cannot be shared on a public forum.

Hope this helps!

P.S - You could try to ask the prematric chat representative if they are happy to share the link with you in advance of the formal email.

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04 Apr 2016, 02:54
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04 Apr 2016, 15:52
Glabibou wrote:
gamesfreak wrote:

Atleast for R1 admits, we also had the option to basically stall this process for the current employer but have Re-Vera complete it for previous employers.

Thanks

How do you have access to this option? Will they offer it by contacting you or do you need to specifically ask them to stall for the current employer?

You will need to specifically ReVera. Basically, you get an email when you sign the release form, asking you to reach out to a particular email address and/or phone number should you wish to stall the process for the current employer.

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