Harvard published two updates on its admission committee’s blog for the sake of first-round applicants ahead of the deadline on 16.9.
In terms of the Additional Information section, HBS emphasized:
“Here’s when you should use this space
- To explain any extenuating life circumstances that may have impacted your record at school or work.
- When you are unable to submit a recommendation from a current employer. This happens all the time just use this space to explain the situation and how you selected the alternative recommender.
Some advice – don’t use this space for:
- Another essay!
- Even worse: another school’s essay cut and pasted here!”
Related to interviews, they explained:
“We’ll be sending interview invitations out in mid-October – exact dates for each location will be announced later.
On Campus (weekdays), NYC, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Santiago.
Note: in Round 2 we will be in all the above cities except Sao Paulo and Santiago.
We will offer Skype interviews to candidates for whom travel is not possible. More details after September 16.”