Okay, this article is kind of old (2006) and I'm not sure if it belongs in the b-school apps section, but it sort of does and I didn't find any previous mention of this article.http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2006/ ... enroll-at/
James E. Aisner wrote:
HBS spokesman James E. Aisner ’68 explained the decision to accept Gottesman, even though he is not a college graduate, by telling The Economist
that “extraordinary circumstances will sometimes compel it to drop [its] rule” of only admitting students who hold bachelor's degrees...
So apparently, if you are good with the president, you are good with HBS.