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My understanding is that R3 for Haas is different from other schools' R3s since they have 4 rounds, so you have a better shot than in R3 for other schools. However, keep in mind that even though the R2 deadline is early (December), they give admission decisions at about the same time as other school...

by southbaynic

Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Deciding between rounds at Haas
Replies: 3
Views: 4355

I think you have your bases covered with the sources listed, plus talking to current students (which falls into the school/class visit, I assume). I can't really imagine that the paid consultant guides have too much info that you couldn't figure out on your own from the combined sources you listed. ...

by southbaynic

Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Best Ways to Research Your Schools
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

It's a tough situation, and one I can definitely empathize with, as I also was not in a position to ask my current boss for a recommendation. It's hard to give much advice without knowing the specifics of your situation, such as how long you've been at the company and in your position. And only you ...

by southbaynic

Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Wrecked by the Rec's!!
Replies: 2
Views: 888

With respect to age, I will be 29 when classes start next fall, so this is something I was looking at as well. UCLA and Berkeley trend a bit older - one of my UCLA friends said he went to many 30th birthday parties in B-school. So I don't think you're by any means automatically too old for either of...


Refer to the instructions for recommendations for the schools you're applying to; every one I've looked at has addressed this issue, and if they don't it's worth a call or email to the admissions office. In general, what most schools request is that the recommender write the recommendation in their ...

by southbaynic

Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Recommendations from non-native English speakers?
Replies: 3
Views: 886

How many times have you taken the GMAT? I went to an info session for Kellogg recently, and the admissions representative said that since most people take the test more than once, they want to see you at least make another attempt if you score well under their average. If you get a similar score on ...

by southbaynic

Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: 620
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

I can't specifically answer your question, but I will say that my friend just started the part-time program at UCLA, and was surprised by how many of his classmates live in Northern California and will be flying in every weekend for classes. So I don't think it's all that unusual to be an out of are...

by southbaynic

Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Part-time program in an out of state school
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

I agree with money9111. In addition, there's just too much risk of it coming off as negative or bashing another school, even if that's not your intent. However, you can still use the information you've gained from other schools to focus on what you like about the school you're applying to. As a basi...

by southbaynic

Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: A quick question - essay
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

The average is 726 - very close to the median (730). jrikhraj, your 720 score is definitely close enough to put you in the ballpark, as far as the GMAT goes. Your score is above average for each of the other schools on your list.

by southbaynic

Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: GMAT 720. Good enough of these schools?
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

All the programs I'm in the process of applying to have a section on the online application for recommendations. Here, you enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders, along with some other basic info. The recommender receives an email with instructions for submitting the recommendation...

by southbaynic

Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: LOR's....silly question?
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Application question re:recommenders

I just secured my last recommender for my apps, and found out that he recently lost his job (not at the same company where I worked for him). On all the online recommendation forms, there are required fields for title and company for the recommenders that I need to enter. When you submit the form, t...

by southbaynic

Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Application question re:recommenders
Replies: 1
Views: 638

To answer your first question, when people say not to use the same essay for more than one school, it's more about not using an identical essay for two different, though similar, questions from two different schools. While you might use much of the same essay for both, you just want to make sure you...

by southbaynic

Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Question about Goals Essay Questions??
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

I think this is a pretty common issue, given that most schools specifically address the issue of not using your current boss as a recommender because you're not telling him/her that you're applying. I spoke to a trusted friend who is a manager (not at my company) last night about this very issue, an...

by southbaynic

Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Recommendations Question of Ethics
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Thanks for all the suggestions - I will definitely be using some of these! I spoke with my busy former boss, and he's on board with writing recs for me, so that is a relief!

by southbaynic

Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Letter of recommendation tips?
Replies: 13
Views: 6198

Thanks for both of your replies. Tani, the point about commitment dates is great - I had looked at notification dates in R1 vs. application deadlines for R2 (there is overlap in many cases, unfortunately), but hadn't fully looked into the commitment date piece yet. I'm done with the GMAT and I've ma...

by southbaynic

Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Advice for splitting up apps between R1/R2?
Replies: 3
Views: 833