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I've been waiting for this moment for 412 days [#permalink]
23 Mar 2007, 13:40
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by pelihu on 23 Mar 2007, 14:06, edited 1 time in total.
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.