Christine Sneva

Admissions Blog

Nov 28

Written by: Johnson Admissions Team
11/28/2013 9:49 PM  RssIcon

If you are trying to decide if round 2 or 3 is the right time, here are some things to consider.  Overall, we want you to submit when you are ready however; a few parts to the application may cause the momentum to slow down. 

Here’s when to submit your application to Johnson, even if you don’t think it is complete:

1.       Letter(s) of Recommendation – if one or more of your references have not completed our form; I would still recommend submitting.  The timing for round 2 is different because of our winter break*.  So, if you have recommenders struggling to complete the form, you can tell them their final deadline is January 3rd.  This gives them a few more weeks and possibly some planned time to write a great letter on your behalf.

2.       GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS – If you have never taken one or all the test scores necessary for your candidacy, but feel ready to submit, I highly recommend speaking with a Program Manager or member of the Admissions Committee.  I commend those that select a school based on their own fit with culture, community and reputation before narrowing or broadening choices based just on your GMAT or GRE score, but you need to have scheduled a date when you are taking the exam or exams.  If you are considering retaking any of these exams, again, please contact your Program Manager or member of the Admissions Committee.  If you are not sure who to contact, please email mba@johnson.cornell.edu.  This email account is checked daily by several staff members so I assure you your inquiry will not be lost.  I emphasize this because of the above mentioned unique round 2 timing. 

3.       Essays – the essays should not be a deterrent.  If you struggle with this part, remember we are only looking for you to answer the questions with thoughtfulness and honesty.  It is a jumping point to expand on from an interview.  The essays will not as a single part, result in not interviewing someone. 

If you are still considering applying for round 2 versus round 3, do not hesitate to contact someone in the admissions office.  We are happy to walk you through the timing of this round and help you decide if December 4th is the right round for you to submit.

Those applicants that have already applied in round 2, thank you!  We look forward to reading your applications.  

*We are closing the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on December 23rd and 24th; Cornell University is closed on December 25th until January 1st.   A few staff members will return to the office on January 2nd and 3rd, but I do not expect a full staff until January 6th



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Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Hi Christine - Thank you for the post. Just to confirm - are you saying recommenders can submit their recommendations until Jan 3rd and the application will still be considered for Round 2 (of course all other materials would be submitted by Dec 4th)?

By Round 2 applicant on   12/2/2013 8:51 AM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Does this mean that I will still be considered for R2 if I have submitted my application by the December 4th deadline AND my recommenders submit their recommendations by January 3rd?

By MZO on   12/2/2013 8:51 AM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

The answer to both of your questions is yes. Because of our long winter break, we will not be able to process all of the round 2 applications until we return after January 2nd. Therefore, if you submit your application by Wednesday without your recommendations, we will still consider you for round 2. However, your application must be complete by the time we return on January 2nd.

By Christine Sneva on   12/2/2013 9:02 AM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

I am scheduled to take the GMAT in early January. I have taken it already, but feel I can improve my score significantly. Can I submit my January GMAT score and have it be considered with the rest of my round 2 application?

By JHOS on   4/3/2014 7:45 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Hi Chirstine , Thank you for your feedback, as an international applicant , can you advise if it is ok to submit application for R3 or wait for next fall ? Also, for R3 admissions , will you accept recommendations beyond the application deadline of 4th December ?

By ROYS on   4/3/2014 7:45 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Hi Christine - I wanted to now if you have an idea of when can a round 2 applicant expect an invite to interview?

Thanks a lot.

By Round 2 applicant on   4/3/2014 7:45 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Hi Christine,

How much more competitive is round 3 versus round 2 given that Johnson's rounds run a fair bit earlier than most other programs?

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

By Q on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

Employment Detail Query

Hi Christine,
I was reviewing the application I submitted for R2 and have a question regarding the Employment Information Section. So far I have had the same employer for my entire career. I have provided details about my current role in Employer Record#1, but did not provide a separate entry for each promotion I received within the company. I assumed that the other entries would be utilized only if I had multiple employers. My career progression/roles are detailed in my resume. Do I need to update my employment information? If yes, how could I do that?

Thank You.

By Deepak on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

Eligibility

Hi Christine,

Its kind of late in the process to ask this question. I have applied for one year program. But i don't have an advanced degree or advanced certification. But i do have 8+ years of experience. And my short term goals post MBA are aligned with my career so far. Will my application be reviewed?

Thanks in advance!!
Sachin

By Sachin on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Hello Christine,

Are international student applications considered for round 3? Or, like some other schools international students need to apply latest by round 2.

Thanks!
Andy

By Andy on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Dear Christine,
I want to confirm my application: I'm so sorry for reading this article too late, and one of my recommenders had finished th recommendation on Jan 4th. I provided 3 recommenders but the last one is my direct supervisor.
I am so anxious for that: will my application still be considered for round 2? (All other materials have been submitted by Dec. 4th)
Thank you and waiting for your reply.

By Ying Li on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Hi Christine,

Can international students apply at Johnson in round 3?
At most other schools where round 3 result dates do not leave enough time for completing visa and other formalities making R3 applications (nearly) redundant for international schools. Does that hold for Johnson too?
Kindly suggest. Thanks!

By Andy on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?


Hi Christine,

Are international students encouraged to apply in round 3?

Thanks!
Andy

By Andy on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

Re: Round 2 or Round 3?

Hi Christine,
I've applied for Round2 (04/Dec) however I was bit late in submitting the official gmat score: on 18/Dec I got score card fulfillment confirmation mail from PearsonVUE(GMAC team). Also in application page I cannot check the status of receipt of each requirement by the school.
As the Round#2 deadline is 05/Feb, does this normally mean my application was not selected for an interview ?

By AD-Round2 on   4/3/2014 7:46 PM

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