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NYU Stern-Langone Fall 2010

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New post 17 Jun 2010, 08:27
Gee, what a bummer... don't sweat it. You'll still make it the experience worth it. Myself and plenty others will be there with you, scrubbing our bank accounts.

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Thanks for everyone's kind words!

erik7, Talk about an incentive to get an A. Guess you won't be socializing much, huh?

Yeah, I have just accepted the fact that I will most likely be nearly 100K in debt for the next 5-10 years. Luckily for me, I got scholarships for both a private high school and private undergrad, so I have no loans. Guess it is about time I pay my dues.

To be clear, my company does offer 100% tuition reimbursement (for any grade above a C) plus $500 for books per semester. However, tuition reimbursement is at the discretion of your manager. And he was quick to tell me, right after he denied my request for a rec, that he wasn't going to support any requests for tuition reimbursements. Oh well.

I submitted my application on May 15th at 12 Noon. For those that had anything reach after the May 15th deadline, NYU seems to be pretty clear on the fact that they will notify you later than those that submitted on or before the deadline. So hang in there!!!

Lastly, I haven't done anything yet. I am still soaking it in. But I'm going to start by moving some money into my checking account to pay the deposit, do the new student tour, and begin the Kroll background check. I believe the whole thing takes about 5 weeks.
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Do I need to wait until I receive the official package in the mail in order to start the KROLL process? Not sure where to get the School ID from. Any suggestions?!
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New post 17 Jun 2010, 08:49
I submitted my application on May 15th, around 4 p.m. (i.e. about 8 hours before deadline). My transcripts and GMAT score were submitted about 1 week and a half earlier. I got accepted in the first round (weekend program), which supports my belief that the timing of application has little to do with when you receive your response. If you think about it, the adcom probably scans ALL the apps first before starting to make decisions, so timing of application being an important admission criteria does not make much sense to me. But what do I know about the "admission black box"...?

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30, male, Hispanic
GMAT 700 (48Q, 38V, 6.0 AWA)
GPA 3.8 Ohio State
4 yrs Corp Finance experience
Extra-curricular: none. Worked full time throughout undergrad
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New post 17 Jun 2010, 09:19
Maybe I'm being paranoid but my supervisor's name has changed since i applied as i moved to a different role whithin my company...should I make the ADcom aware? is KROLL going to have an issue with that?! Thanks!!
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Originally posted by MCJD4ever on 17 Jun 2010, 10:23.
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Does Kroll get the information electronically from NYU? It would be surprising then, but Kroll has errors in my information, not editable/fixable, and it is different from the application submitted. I have a pdf copy of the application, so it is easy to compare.

I am going to mail Kroll and NYU about the errors to let them know. Hopefully Kroll verification is all done manually, in which case they can easily clear it up.

When does the medical form get faxed?
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MCJD4ever wrote:
Hi everyone,

I've been mostly silent, but I did post my stats a while back. I will post them again:

26/M/Hispanic & White (I checked that I do consider myself Latino)
GMAT: 590
GPA: 4.0 (Finance & Econ double major) - Private Catholic College, comporable to Fordham
Exp: 4 years, 2 in Operations at a Global Insurance Firm, and 2 in Alternative Investments at a leading NY Investment Bank (and part of a new team that was formed due to financial crisis).
EC: Volunteer at my job, and I am a volunteer track coach for my old high school (which was a top high school). Several EC throughout college.

I honestly feel like my situation could go either way. That being said, I have a question for the re-applicants on this forum. Did you significantly change your Essays number 1 and 2? I am going to start preparing for the GMAT again to take it late August, so as to meet the September 15th deadline for Spring 2011. Since not much will have changed, do I need to really change my application all that much? Should I write the optional essay to reiterate how much I want to attend NYU?

Any opinions are welcome. Thank you all, and congratulations to the recent admits!!!

Personally, I kept my essay #1 and #2 consistent with my previous application, I just reworded them. Essay #4 is pretty important for reapplicants as it really gives you an opportunity to explain how you improved since the last application etc.
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New post 17 Jun 2010, 10:37
Thanks Nick79!

I figured as much. For the 4th essay explaining how you've become more competitive - I mean, if my GMAT score is the only thing that improves (and that's the only part of my application that I believe is weak), is that a viable essay topic? I would think they would want to hear other ways in which you've improved, though I don't see how much will have changed from May (when I applied for Fall 2010) through August/September.

If you don't mind my asking, how did you approach that essay (content-wise)?
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New post 17 Jun 2010, 10:41
Everything else looks fine except the GMAT.

If possible you may want to take the GMAT again in early August and tell the adcom about your plan.
My personal feeling is you maybe able to get on the train this time.

MCJD4ever wrote:
Hi everyone,

I've been mostly silent, but I did post my stats a while back. I will post them again:

26/M/Hispanic & White (I checked that I do consider myself Latino)
GMAT: 590
GPA: 4.0 (Finance & Econ double major) - Private Catholic College, comporable to Fordham
Exp: 4 years, 2 in Operations at a Global Insurance Firm, and 2 in Alternative Investments at a leading NY Investment Bank (and part of a new team that was formed due to financial crisis).
EC: Volunteer at my job, and I am a volunteer track coach for my old high school (which was a top high school). Several EC throughout college.

I honestly feel like my situation could go either way. That being said, I have a question for the re-applicants on this forum. Did you significantly change your Essays number 1 and 2? I am going to start preparing for the GMAT again to take it late August, so as to meet the September 15th deadline for Spring 2011. Since not much will have changed, do I need to really change my application all that much? Should I write the optional essay to reiterate how much I want to attend NYU?

Any opinions are welcome. Thank you all, and congratulations to the recent admits!!!
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MCJD4ever wrote:
Thanks Nick79!

I figured as much. For the 4th essay explaining how you've become more competitive - I mean, if my GMAT score is the only thing that improves (and that's the only part of my application that I believe is weak), is that a viable essay topic? I would think they would want to hear other ways in which you've improved, though I don't see how much will have changed from May (when I applied for Fall 2010) through August/September.

If you don't mind my asking, how did you approach that essay (content-wise)?

Based on my experience, re-taking the gmat and possibly improving your scores would dramatically increase your chances. It shows tremendous effort and motivation in pursuing admission, given the amount of stress involved in practicing and re-taking the test. The way i approached it is stress my gmat improvement and my advancement at my company, stressing how this would be a precious contribution to the class etc. If you took on any projects or any additional responsibilities at your job I would totally include those as well. Re-taking the gmat is key though in my opinion and may get you right in without waiting to re-apply.
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Originally posted by MCJD4ever on 17 Jun 2010, 10:48.
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MCJD4ever wrote:
Thanks for the encouragement, ukyo. I've been agonizing over my GMAT score/situation since I took in this past April. I only really studied for around 2 months, and I took the Princeton Review, when I should have taken Manhattan GMAT.

I thought about telling the Admissions Committee of plans to re-take the exam, but I feel like I would rather get a decision sooner than have to wait even longer. I am confident that I can get my score up to the mid-600s, and already signed up for a Manhattan GMAT course that starts 6/28. I just don't think I will be ready to take it again by early August. I need more time to study, as I've been working long hours (like I'm sure many of you do), and really only get a few quality nights of studying a week (other than weekends, obviously).

I mean - they do accept 10% who score below a 610, I was hoping I could be in that lucky 10% bucket. But we'll see!

The 1st time around i was waitlisted with a 600, so I got close; aim for their 80% range and things will get a lot easier.
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Thanks for your feedback, Nick79.

So, you too would recommend I take it again soon, huh? Ugh - it just makes my stomach turn. I wonder if a month (there goes my 4th of July Jersey shore plans LOL) of intense studying would really help?

I mean, I wanted to take a full Manhattan GMAT course. I have all of their materials, so maybe I could try studying with just their books.

I wonder if, even if my score is the same (or slightly worse) AdCom would still like the fact that I tried again.
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MCJD4ever wrote:
Thanks for your feedback, Nick79.

So, you too would recommend I take it again soon, huh? Ugh - it just makes my stomach turn. I wonder if a month (there goes my 4th of July Jersey shore plans LOL) of intense studying would really help?

I mean, I wanted to take a full Manhattan GMAT course. I have all of their materials, so maybe I could try studying with just their books.

I wonder if, even if my score is the same (or slightly worse) AdCom would still like the fact that I tried again.

They only look at the highest score anyway...I took a week off work in january, total isolation from the outside world lol. I think that was the main reason why i got in this time around.
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New post 17 Jun 2010, 11:10
Erik and Nick - yes, thank you. Those responses were very helpful. It appears the entire application package was improved, especially the GMAT score. Thanks again.
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Sorry about all the questions but how long does it normally take to receive the official admission packet in the mail after receiving the e-mail notification?Thanks again
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Nick79 wrote:
Sorry about all the questions but how long does it normally take to receive the official admission packet in the mail after receiving the e-mail notification?Thanks again


It's supposed to be 2 or 3 days. I just got mine today (my mom called to tell me) and I got my notification on Tuesday.

Didn't you send the Deposit already though? How did you do that without receiving the official admission packet? Or am I confusing you with someone else?
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New post 17 Jun 2010, 12:26
You can improve your score with some serious studying. MGMAT is definitely the best. My score improved 150pts after the course. Keeping taking those practice tests. You should be studying for it now...in case you get waitlisted, you can re-take the test & hopefully make a stronger case if you improve your score.


MCJD4ever wrote:
Hi everyone,

I've been mostly silent, but I did post my stats a while back. I will post them again:

26/M/Hispanic & White (I checked that I do consider myself Latino)
GMAT: 590
GPA: 4.0 (Finance & Econ double major) - Private Catholic College, comporable to Fordham
Exp: 4 years, 2 in Operations at a Global Insurance Firm, and 2 in Alternative Investments at a leading NY Investment Bank (and part of a new team that was formed due to financial crisis).
EC: Volunteer at my job, and I am a volunteer track coach for my old high school (which was a top high school). Several EC throughout college.

I honestly feel like my situation could go either way. That being said, I have a question for the re-applicants on this forum. Did you significantly change your Essays number 1 and 2? I am going to start preparing for the GMAT again to take it late August, so as to meet the September 15th deadline for Spring 2011. Since not much will have changed, do I need to really change my application all that much? Should I write the optional essay to reiterate how much I want to attend NYU?

Any opinions are welcome. Thank you all, and congratulations to the recent admits!!!
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Nick79 wrote:
Sorry about all the questions but how long does it normally take to receive the official admission packet in the mail after receiving the e-mail notification?Thanks again


It's supposed to be 2 or 3 days. I just got mine today (my mom called to tell me) and I got my notification on Tuesday.

Didn't you send the Deposit already though? How did you do that without receiving the official admission packet? Or am I confusing you with someone else?

I still sent it even before receiving the package because the student ID is in the online letter and the forms are downloadable online. So I was able to still give them the deposit. Did I jump the gun a little?!
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Originally posted by MCJD4ever on 17 Jun 2010, 12:54.
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