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# Sloan 2012 - Calling MBA All Applicants

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Manager
Status: Waiting for interviews
Joined: 17 May 2011
Posts: 71
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: General Management
GMAT 1: 750 Q44 V50
GPA: 3.76
WE: Science (Other)
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Kudos [?]: 20 [1] , given: 4

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23 Oct 2011, 11:46
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Whew, application submitted! That was my last one, now I just have to wait and hope for interviews.
Intern
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Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

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23 Oct 2011, 20:58

thanks!
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Mar 2011
Posts: 449
Location: United States (DC)
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
GPA: 3.37
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 183 [0], given: 5

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24 Oct 2011, 05:16
smmsoma wrote:

thanks!

Manager
Joined: 10 Aug 2011
Posts: 187
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.4
WE: Securities Sales and Trading (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 2

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24 Oct 2011, 06:53
so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question?
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Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Mar 2011
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Location: United States (DC)
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
GPA: 3.37
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
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Kudos [?]: 183 [0], given: 5

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24 Oct 2011, 06:59
shorttheworld wrote:
so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question?

It's probably a judgment call. They probably aren't going to be sleuthing your application to pinpoint exactly when something happened; unless it's blatantly an example from long ago, or unless you specifically state '4 years ago, i was facing a situation...' then they're probably not going to give it much thought.

My take on it is they implemented the 3 year rule to avoid 'this one time in high school' stories. As long as your story is relevant and within a reasonable time-frame, you might be ok.

Or, maybe they have a strict cutoff of 3 years; might be a risk.
Manager
Status: Do not worry. You are not going to get out of this world alive anyway :)
Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 58
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GPA: 3.89
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 9

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24 Oct 2011, 16:30
spacecurves wrote:
Whew, application submitted! That was my last one, now I just have to wait and hope for interviews.

Welcome back to real life

The applications sucked every ounce of my time outside of work
Intern
Joined: 02 Oct 2011
Posts: 27
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

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25 Oct 2011, 01:45
Not too happy with how one of my essays turned out, so I decided to wait it out and apply for r2. Any of you guys decided to skip R1 and apply for R2? Is this normal?
Manager
Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 26

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25 Oct 2011, 04:47
SOMguy wrote:
Not too happy with how one of my essays turned out, so I decided to wait it out and apply for r2. Any of you guys decided to skip R1 and apply for R2? Is this normal?

Not sure how common, but I decided the same thing..

Congrats and good luck to all who submitted R1!
Senior Manager
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Concentration: General Management, Technology
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25 Oct 2011, 05:16
Submitted last night.
Intern
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Joined: 14 Oct 2011
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GMAT 1: 710 Q46 V41
GPA: 3.2
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Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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25 Oct 2011, 06:33
shorttheworld wrote:
so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question?

I actually called MIT this morning about this because I didn't see this requirement until last night. They said to, 'use your best judgement'. I'm not sure if that helps at all.

I have one essay that takes place in the spring of 2008 and one that starts in the fall of 2007 and carries into 2008. My 'best judgement' is going to be working overtime the next few hours to decide whether or not to submit.
Intern
Joined: 22 Jan 2011
Posts: 4
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V40
GPA: 3.85
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

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25 Oct 2011, 06:52
How come there is such little activity on the Sloan thread (compared to similar threads for other schools). Is this consistent with previous years or can we expect fewer applicants at Sloan.
Manager
Joined: 10 Mar 2011
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Location: India
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
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Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 5

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25 Oct 2011, 08:02
A last minutes question... the deadline is 12 pm pacific standard time or 8om GMT. But 12 pm PST is equal to 7pm GMT. So what should be considered as the deadline?
I have used http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone to convert time to the standards.
I will be one of the last minute submitters, so knowing this would help a lot!!
Any idea?
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Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 5

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25 Oct 2011, 08:15
nowwhat,

We are currently observing Daylight Savings Time in the US so our clocks are 1 hour ahead of in the winter time. Thus, Pacific time is currently 7 hrs behind GMT rather than 8.

However, the MIT website says to submit by 1200 Pacific Standard Time (not Daylight Savings Time) so you should be able to submit by 2000 GMT.

I wouldn't wait that long though!!
Manager
Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 68
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V36
GPA: 3.3
WE: Other (Other)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 1

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25 Oct 2011, 09:10
Submitted. Good luck everyone.
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Joined: 18 Sep 2011
Posts: 39
Location: United States
Concentration: Healthcare, Technology
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
GPA: 3.3
WE: Engineering (Health Care)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

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25 Oct 2011, 09:12
Vindex wrote:
shorttheworld wrote:
so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question?

I actually called MIT this morning about this because I didn't see this requirement until last night. They said to, 'use your best judgement'. I'm not sure if that helps at all.

I have one essay that takes place in the spring of 2008 and one that starts in the fall of 2007 and carries into 2008. My 'best judgement' is going to be working overtime the next few hours to decide whether or not to submit.

I'd say use it, 3 years is an arbitrary number and they know it. If it was an absolute requirement, they would say "it's 3 years or nothing"
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Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

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25 Oct 2011, 09:18
stanforditis wrote:
spacecurves wrote:
Whew, application submitted! That was my last one, now I just have to wait and hope for interviews.

Welcome back to real life

The applications sucked every ounce of my time outside of work

it's sucked my time during work too
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Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

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25 Oct 2011, 09:32

"The "three year rule" for essays is meant to be a strong suggestion so that we don't get essays from a long time ago."
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25 Oct 2011, 11:34
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I was also confused abt the 3 year limit for essays and asked in one of the chat session if i can use an example 3.5 years back. i was told 3 years is a strong suggestion and there shouldnt be any problem with 3.5 years.
submitted for R1 today. feeling very relaxed and all set to enjoy the big indian festival of diwali tomorrow.
i also asked abt number of applicants last year in the chat. i was told 4400 applicants applied last year across 2 rounds of which around 25% were called for an interview for final batch of 400.
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Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 19

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25 Oct 2011, 12:02
Application submitted..six minutes before deadline..i dont know why i dragged this app to the last day and the last minute..now i need something for this headache.. .. good luck to everyone..
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25 Oct 2011, 12:06
Submitted - just in time!!
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