I'm currently trying to decide when to apply to b-school and would very much appreciate any constructive feedback. I'm deciding between applying in the Fall of 2012 or the Fall of 2013. If 2012, I would have about 45 months of WE (age 27) upon matriculation whereas applying in 2013 would give me 57 months of WE (age 28). Everything I've read and heard seems to suggest 4-5 years of WE is ideal (for the schools I'm targeting) which would indicate I should wait until 2013. The problem is I'm very eager to ship out to b-school and would love to apply next year if that wouldn't materially effect my chances of admission.
What would you guys do in this situation?