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agreed with you. everyone should have known yes/no/maybe on the same day. it’s torture! my brain wrecked
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Is applying ar 30 too late for Stanford
MBA program ?? Is round 3 terrible for an Indian applicant ?

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nawangagrawal5, yes, you can apply to the MBA and the MSx at the same time -- usually people with 8+ years of professional experience choose to apply to both, just to hedge their bets
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vamkrispk wrote:
Is applying ar 30 too late for Stanford
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Chronological age does not matter as much as # of years of work experience (and what’s been accomplished in those years) -- the older you are, the higher the expectations will be for what you will have accomplished / the impact you will have had. That is, when I’ve worked with people over age 30 who get into GSB MBA, they are really performing and leading at an "Oh, wow..." type of level. Of course, the younger applicants also need that "Oh, wow..." factor, but obviously the older someone is, the higher the expectation will be re: "ok so are they on their way to ’changing the world’, or at least, being the sort of person who WILL one day ’change the world’?"

TL;DR: "Age 30" by itself is fine... though if you’ve got 8+ years of work experience at the time of applying, apply to both MBA and MSx at the same time, to hedge your bets
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vamkrispk wrote:
Is applying ar 30 too late for Stanford
MBA program ?? Is round 3 terrible for an Indian applicant ?

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And yes, usually Round 3 is really, really hard. This is because by the time the decisions come out:

1) It might be a super-stressful sprint to try to get a student visa in time to get to campus by August.
2) It might also be tough to line up student loan financing in time to make the first tuition payment (which I’m pretty sure is BEFORE August!)

and of course, by the time Round 3 rolls around, pretty much all seats have already been taken.... and I also advise R3 applicants (well, first of all, I don’t really advise that anyone bother with R3!, but....if they insist...) I advise R3 applicants to explain WHY they waited so long. After all, MBA deadlines are the same pretty much from year to year to year... it’s not like the deadlines sneak up on anyone? So, if someone is applying so late in the game, I usually advise that an explanation be provided as to why an earlier application wasn’t possible.

Hope this helps!
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Is there a room for flexibility for minimum experience requirement of 8 years for Stanford MSx program? I will have 7 years and 9 month of professional workex at matriculation.
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NareshGargMBA wrote:
Is there a room for flexibility for minimum experience requirement of 8 years for Stanford MSx program? I will have 7 years and 9 month of professional workex at matriculation.


It seems it can rounded up… my guess it’s more of a guideline rather than a hard requirement. So I would say most likely, but only the admissions team can give you an ironclad answer.

Ultimately, the admissions team is looking for certain accomplishments in a certain level of maturity, as well as career growth. If you have moved faster than others, I don’t think you have much to be concerned about.

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I am concerned about the undertaking at the start of the application that asks me to certify that I will have at least 8 years of experience by July 2023. Since I will be 2-3 months short than that and I don’t want to take any chances, I think that it’s better to confirm that it’s not a hard requirement. I have written to the adcom explaining the same.
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does anyone know when decision might come out on the portal today?
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or, when did decisions come out on the portal last year?
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seems like its 10 am PT
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Someone on Reddit said it’s 4-5 pm last year, but it seems like they didn’t call admits in the last day.
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But doesn’t GSB has a fixed date and time for releasing decisions like HBS does?
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Portal updated
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waitlisted
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Does anyone know what are the chances of getting out of waitlist? haha
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waitlisted :(
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Same. Waitlisted. My guess is that the chance are slim.
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anpipi wrote:
Same. Waitlisted. My guess is that the chance are slim.

Keep your hope alive
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For waitlisted applicants, there is no merit in speed. Don’t break all your shots in one go because you continue receiving emails asking you for updates so try to have a plan for at least two updates and ideally three that you can send over. This means if you have to updates today, don’t send them at the same time - stretch it out a bit. Theoretically, between the application deadline in September and your review again in February, you’ve had about six months, so hopefully you can have some decent updates to report back. If not, start thinking what you can do….

PS. Waitlist can be tricky, and sometimes they are diversity driven. Meaning, unless an applicant with your profile parameters, quits, or is not found, only then they will take you off the waitlist. This means that no matter how awesome your updates may be, if nobody bails, you won’t get an invite

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For those who got waitlist or admission, which admission consultant do you suggest for next year applicants?
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Wesco2050 wrote:
Keep your hope alive

Thanks haha
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Interesting! Seems lots of WL folks in a short period of time. Did a GSB notification go out? Or GMAT club notification or?

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bb wrote:
Interesting! Seems lots of WL folks in a short period of time. Did a GSB notification go out? Or GMAT club notification or?

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Looks like neither. Looks like moderators are cleaning up the results. Thank you 🙏🙏🙏
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Will the application fees be charged twice if one decides to apply for both MBA and MSx programs?
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INareshGargMBA, Ideally, it should be charged twice as they’re two separate programmes unless one is linked to another. You can try by starting the application, no harm in it.
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Hi All. When submitting both Essays in a single PDF, do we need to specify the headings as well? As in Essay A and Essay B, or should I just submit the essays on separate pages without them?
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I just wrote "Essay A" and "Essay B" as headings. I’m not sure how they would account for the word limit (1050 words) if we write the full questions too
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KD1995 wrote:
I just wrote "Essay A" and "Essay B" as headings. I’m not sure how they would account for the word limit (1050 words) if we write the full questions too

Do these words "Essay A" and "Essay B" count as the part of the 1050 word limit?
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Hi All. I’m an international applicant from India to Stanford GSB. While applying, I observed the following review page comment: Based on your information, you may be required to submit an English-language test. Review Stanford’s policy on English-language tests. However, according to the ’Test Scores’ section’s instructions, I am exempt from taking any English proficiency test because I have a bachelor’s degree from a university that provided instruction in English. Can anyone please assist me with navigating this issue?
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As long as your transcripts mention that the medium of instruction is English, you should be good
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but please check and confirm with the admissions once
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Nikhil wrote:
As long as your transcripts mention that the medium of instruction is English, you should be good

My transcript doesn’t mention that, but I have a separate certificate from my college that I have attached alongside my transcript. Would that work?
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Not sure about that. You may have to double check with the adcom.
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AlwaysImproving wrote:
Do these words "Essay A" and "Essay B" count as the part of the 1050 word limit?

My document has exactly 1050 words, including the words "Essay A" and "Essay B"
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Hi is anyone facing issues with the GSB application portal?
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Yes, it’s not opening
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Any information from the school on this?
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No
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What should we do?
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I have tried calling them, but no response. My friend at Stanford said to email them.
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Anyone else facing the issue?
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from admissions team at Stanford - I just got word that our IT team is working to resolve the issue.
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I just called them. Deadline extended by 17 hours. New deadline is 6th Jan 9 a.m. PT. They will update the website shortly
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adityaroongta wrote:
I just called them. Deadline extended by 17 hours. New deadline is 6th Jan 9 a.m. PT. They will update the website shortly

Good to know. Thanks for updating us here!
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Nikhil wrote:
Good to know. Thanks for updating us here!


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Hey guys, I submitted my application to Stanford for R2 a bit ahead of the deadline and I just realized I made a mistake in reporting my salary. I kinda want to explain this to the adcom but I also don’t want to come off as the annoying applicant who bothers them during their busiest period and who could not even report his salary correctly. Any thoughts or recommendations about what I should do?
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M7in2023 wrote:
Hey guys, I submitted my application to Stanford for R2 a bit ahead of the deadline and I just realized I made a mistake in reporting my salary. I kinda want to explain this to the adcom but I also don’t want to come off as the annoying applicant who bothers them during their busiest period and who could not even report his salary correctly. Any thoughts or recommendations about what I should do?

I think GSB has option to update application e.g update resume etc via portal. Either you can upload a one page of short description about error in your salary or you can mail adcom directly. Re-vera checks salary very seriously. Sometimes they even ask how did you do conversion ( INR to USD etc). So it is better to give give right information.
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they have an option to add new information after submitting your application
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in the form of a document
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All the best to everyone who has submitted their applications in round 2. On their website, GSB mentions that the interviews are held from mid-January to mid-March. Does this mean round 2 interview invites are sent on a rolling basis?
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KD1995 wrote:
All the best to everyone who has submitted their applications in round 2. On their website, GSB mentions that the interviews are held from mid-January to mid-March. Does this mean round 2 interview invites are sent on a rolling basis?

That’s correct
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Anyone know how interview invites for Consortium come out? Is it just via email? I submitted round 2 through CGSM so don’t have the luxury of checking the GSB portal, just curious what to look out for over the next month.
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currutia19 wrote:
Anyone know how interview invites for Consortium come out? Is it just via email? I submitted round 2 through CGSM so don’t have the luxury of checking the GSB portal, just curious what to look out for over the next month.

Email.
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KD1995 wrote:
All the best to everyone who has submitted their applications in round 2. On their website, GSB mentions that the interviews are held from mid-January to mid-March. Does this mean round 2 interview invites are sent on a rolling basis?

Received an email today saying that Round 2 interviews will be notified starting 24 Feb
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? The email said “mid-January to mid-March” for interviews, nothing about Feb 24.

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should we expect interview invitation start rolling from next Monday?

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m7gogogo wrote:
should we expect interview invitation start rolling from next Monday? Posted from my mobile device

I guess so. Good luck to everyone
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KD1995 wrote:
All the best to everyone who has submitted their applications in round 2. On their website, GSB mentions that the interviews are held from mid-January to mid-March. Does this mean round 2 interview invites are sent on a rolling basis?

Yes. They will send out a few interview invites every week.
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thomastheophilus wrote:
KD1995 wrote:
All the best to everyone who has submitted their applications in round 2. On their website, GSB mentions that the interviews are held from mid-January to mid-March. Does this mean round 2 interview invites are sent on a rolling basis?

Received an email today saying that Round 2 interviews will be notified starting 24 Feb


thomastheophilus Did you get this email from GSB? Can you post the full text of it?
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“ When might I be invited to interview?
MSx Admissions will email invitations on or after 24 February 2023.”
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thomastheophilus wrote:
“ When might I be invited to interview? MSx Admissions will email invitations on or after 24 February 2023.”

Got it. This email was for the MSx admissions.
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thomastheophilus wrote:
“ When might I be invited to interview?
MSx Admissions will email invitations on or after 24 February 2023.”


We also have a different chat group for MSx https://gmatclub.com/forum/mchat.php?room_id=50050414
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Nikhil wrote:
Got it. This email was for the MSx admissions.

Yes
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Nikhil wrote:
We also have a different chat group for MSx https://gmatclub.com/forum/mchat.php?room_id=50050414

I see, okay
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Nikhil wrote:
We also have a different chat group for MSx https://gmatclub.com/forum/mchat.php?room_id=50050414

I see okay
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Wbrpt168 wrote:
? The email said “mid-January to mid-March” for interviews, nothing about Feb 24. Posted from my mobile device

Feb 24th was for MSx admissions.
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I see, okay.
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This group is for Stanford GSB in general or MBA only?
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Most of the users here are interested in the MBA or have already applied.
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Sure, will exit then. The title said “Stanford GSB” so I assumed this is for anyone interested in Stanford GSB.
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lightoftheseven wrote:
KD1995 wrote:
All the best to everyone who has submitted their applications in round 2. On their website, GSB mentions that the interviews are held from mid-January to mid-March. Does this mean round 2 interview invites are sent on a rolling basis?

That’s correct
eagerly waiting 🤗

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Has anyone gotten an R2 interview invite yet?
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Nope
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They’d have started sending interviews by now I assume
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I haven’t seen any post in the public forums about an invite, but most people only update a final decision AFAIK. The waiting period is always the worst.
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And Stanford sends out interview invites a few at a time till the very last. In the worst case, we may have to wait close to the decision day for the invite.
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So everone is of the opinion that GSB has sent invites but no one has updated Clear Admit or GMAT Club?

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Nah I suspect they haven’t even started sending invites - if you look at Liveadmit from previous years the earliest reported invite is Jan 19th last year, but the few years before that they didn’t really start rolling out invites until Feb. No need to be watching for e-mails just yet.

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So everone is of the opinion that GSB has sent invites but no one has updated Clear Admit or GMAT Club?

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Did interview invites start rolling out?
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I think so.... I saw few people posted on ClearAdmit
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Anyone here got the interview invite?
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I was lucky enough to get an invite. Do you suggest any resources to prep? Will be eternally grateful. Thank you :)
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Received an interview invite yesterday night IST through e-mail - really lucky!! Any mock interview prep resources/ groups anyone suggests?
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Any more invites from GSB to Indian candidates?
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congrats to all the interview invites! Do they update the portal as well? or only notice by an email? Please share your case if you got invited :)
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Congratulations to all who got the interview invite and all the best to those still waiting.
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Please make sure you check Stanford interview experiences at the following link
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Last year, we have also conducted an interview prep session where a Stanford student helped us addressing how to prepare for the interviews etc
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We have also recorded the session.
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If you are interested in the session recording, please fill in the form at the following link and let me know
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Is Stanford interview invite on a rolling basis?
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Is Stanford interview invite on a rolling basis?

Yes
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Stanford Consortium R2 Interview Invites?

Has anyone who applied to Stanford through the Consortium heard back on interviews for R2?

Would also appreciate any info from R1 GSB/CGSM applicants on their experience/timeline!

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Received an interview invite yesterday night IST through e-mail - really lucky!! Any mock interview prep resources/ groups anyone suggests?

Did you check the interview debriefs and the interview prep session?
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anyone from europe heard back?
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Any interview invites to candidates from India in the last few days?
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