This is for anyone who might have ANY insight on this topic:
I was planning to apply during round 1 for a few of the schools - particularly Columbia, however I am also planning to take the GMAT (2nd attempt - shooting for 720+) at the end of September, and round 1 deadlines are beginning of October. Should I wait to apply for round 2 and not rush through all this, with the application process + studying for the GMAT + full time job (consulting)? Does round 2 impact the chances of getting accepted that much? I'm also considering using one of the essay editing programs to help me alleviate some of the stress....it's taking over my life!
frustrated and desperate to make a decision soon...