Anyway, here is a breakdown of where I am at with each school.
This was my last application submitted. Overall, I was very happy and felt like I did really well on the essays. I felt like I was able to paint the best picture of myself through the Haas application vs. the other programs I applied to. This is probably because of the number of essays, but I also liked the essay topics. As many of you know, I am a reapplicant to Haas. I really struggled with the “If you could pick one song to describe you” essay last year, but this year, it was my favorite essay. As far as interview invites go, I am still playing the waiting game with this one.
I interviewed with a Kellogg alumnus about three weeks ago. The interview went really well and got me even more excited about Kellogg and the MMM program. I am hopeful with this application, but it's tough predicting how things are going to turn out since Kellogg tries to interview as many applicants as possible. Whatever happens, I really don't think my interview could have gone any better.
As far as the application goes, I was really happy about it. I was pretty nervous about the video essay question, but it turned out to be much easier than the questions I received in my video portion of the Yale application.
The 8th of November was the final day Sloan sent out interview invites (according to the Sloan admissions blog). Although I have seen a few since that deadline according to some of the member of the GMAT Club. I was on edge all day, and when the invite didn't come, I was a bit depressed. Definitely makes you doubt your whole application strategy... Well last Friday I was informed that I was offered a spot on the waitlist! It's not an interview invite or an acceptance, but it's not a ding. Since I was fully excepting to be dinged, it was some much needed good news. Now I just need to work on putting together a good update and some supplemental materials.
Tuck has been on my short list of schools I would love to attend since I started researching MBA programs. Last year I went out to Hanover for a visit and an interview. Unfortunately I was not admitted, but I was encouraged by the admissions committee to reapply. Over the spring I met with an adcom to review my application and talk about areas I could improve. During the past several months, I have focused on those areas and have done my best to make those weaknesses strengths. Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to travel to Tuck this year to interview. I recently discovered that Tuck generally does not re-interview reapplicants unless they go to Tuck for a applicant initiated interview. My mind was put at easy knowing that I still have a chance to get in without an interview, but it definitely does stink not having any idea where I stand until D-day. Crossing my fingers.
I haven't heard anything from SOM yet. I still have some hope, but with D-day quickly approaching, it's tough to be too optimistic. Still, I am crossing my fingers. I felt pretty good about my overall application.
Well that is that... until next time. Good luck to all the other round one applicants out there! On that note, here is a pretty hilarious Foot Locker commercial... enjoy!