Thanks for posting. Regarding your school selection, it is always a good idea to choose the program that is the best fit for you. For Booth and Sloan, when you say waste of time, do you mean because you would not be interested in attending or because you do not believe you would be accepted? There are many factors to your application, but you do have a strong candidacy.
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