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# I've been waiting for this moment for 412 days

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I've been waiting for this moment for 412 days [#permalink]

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23 Mar 2007, 12:40
On Feb 1, 2006 I walked out of my job and started studying for my GMAT. It's hard to believe that its been 412 days since, but today 3/23/2007, my application process comes to a sudden and commanding end.

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The Admissions Committee has recently reviewed the wait list applications for the Two-Year Program at the Kellogg School of Management . Despite your many merits as a candidate, I regret to inform you that we are not able to offer you a place in the entering class.

It doesn't come as a surprise considering my lackluster half-assed effort to get off the list (I didnt even visit campus), but two things are certain now:

1) GSB here I come!
2) Fat chance Northwestern gets any more alumni donations from me! HAH!

A part of me is sad for what might have been, a part of me is angry, a part of me feels kind of teary eyed, but somehow, I'm sitting here with a big fat grin on my face. It's finally over. In its entirety. No more maybe's, no more what ifs, just total and complete closure. In a wierd way, I almost feel like celebrating. Thats it - no more wondering about anything, there are no other options. It feels strange really, but it also feels like a huge weight taken off my shoulders.

412 days. I guess its true when they say the hardest part of grad school is getting in.
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23 Mar 2007, 12:42
that sounds like a movie title. I'll have a shot in your honor a little later. Any recommendation?
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23 Mar 2007, 12:43
Sorry Rhyme... But Chicago is equally good!!
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23 Mar 2007, 12:56
I'm sorry to hear that, Rhyme. Kellogg missed out.

But at the same time - congratulations! I'm sure it feels great to shut that door on the "applying" part and fully move on into grad school. You're going to rock Chicago GSB!
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23 Mar 2007, 13:06
I started later than you Rhyme, but I'm feeling the same way. I guess I started preparing in July/August. It was hell waiting for decisions to come out for R2 - I was so jealous of people that had admits in hand from R1. I still have a ways to go before the application season is complete for me - Berkeley and Stanford are still weeks away and who knows how long the wait for the Columbia WL will be. At this point, I'm inclined to make a decision sooner rather than later. I'd love to move past this application phase and start planning and getting ready for next fall.

It's a great relief to have admit(s) in hand, but it will absolutely be a load off to narrow the field down to one. As many might be able to guess, I hate uncertainty, so the day I make that final choice will be a happy day.

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23 Mar 2007, 13:06
Sorry to hear that, but at least you have closure and are going to attend an elite MBA program.

I still haven't heard anything about my Kellog R1 WaitList status.
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23 Mar 2007, 13:09
sm176811 wrote:
Sorry Rhyme... But Chicago is equally good!!

I'll let that blasphemy go this time...
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23 Mar 2007, 13:11
Sorry to hear rhyme, but GSB is equally good....
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23 Mar 2007, 13:25
I mean, Chicago's not the WORST business school. I hear it's still ahead of the U of Phoenix....at least, last I heard....
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23 Mar 2007, 13:33
aaudetat wrote:
I mean, Chicago's not the WORST business school. I hear it's still ahead of the U of Phoenix....at least, last I heard....

As my fiance put it "I don't feel sorry for you"....
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23 Mar 2007, 13:35
Hey Rhyme, I feel the same way today...Its done with! We can all move out of this wacky phase in our life and hopefully nobody ever talks about it again...Ever

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23 Mar 2007, 14:11
412 days? that's a loooooonggggg time. Congrats!

I've been on this boat less than a year and I'm already exhausted. Since WL is not an option for me (I'm international and would not get a visa on time), I will have closure next Wednesday 28th, and I'm counting every minute.

Cheers. L.
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23 Mar 2007, 14:22
Avatar updated appropriately.
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23 Mar 2007, 14:40
I sure as hell wouldn't be crying over Chicago, congratz!
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23 Mar 2007, 14:40
Good luck in the next stage of your journey, rhyme!
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23 Mar 2007, 14:47
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23 Mar 2007, 14:52
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I sure as hell wouldn't be crying over Chicago, congratz!

I like ur avtar! I second that and wud vote for Stewart and Stephen if I was an US citizen!
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23 Mar 2007, 15:04
Rhyme - Congratulations, I know you've been accepted at Chicago for a while now, but congrats on escaping the purgatory of the waiting list and being able to move forward. God I'm jealous.

I dig the bloom county postings, keep 'em coming.
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23 Mar 2007, 15:22
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Rhyme - Congratulations, I know you've been accepted at Chicago for a while now, but congrats on escaping the purgatory of the waiting list and being able to move forward. God I'm jealous.

I dig the bloom county postings, keep 'em coming.

Thanks, sometimes I forget how lucky I am to have had the GSB admit.
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23 Mar 2007, 18:21
I didn't know you went to Northwestern Undergrad.
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