I had already started a Booth vs Sloan comparison before I received decisions from both schools. Now I have to decide whether I want a spot in Sloan’s waitlist or not. Before Dec 22. Sadly, I wasn’t planning to make that decision this year.
As at yesterday, I was already tilting more towards Booth – personal preferences – but I still have certain things I absolutely loved about Sloan, and some of my blogger friends will be there 🙂 I’ve spoken to a lot of people and have been asked to accept the waitlist spot till I am absolutely certain I would not want to be at Sloan (or till Sloan makes that decision for me). My major challenge is that Sloan has A LOT of people on the waitlist. I’m going to say about 100 and the class size is 400. I probably have the same chances of getting into HBS as I have of getting off Sloan’s waitlist. OK, that was an exaggeration. A big one.
There are two things that can get me off the waitlist: either admitted Africans choose another school and the class has space for another African or/and Sloan doesn’t get better qualified African applicants in round two and they’re stuck with me. But we’ll see how it goes
Another issue is I don’t know that people get admitted off Sloan’s waitlist before round 2 admissions are released which is April 6. That may be too late for me. But I’m going to accept the spot, and make my decision in the first week of next year.
Meanwhile, in cloud 9 ….
Booth, my first love finally reciprocates the love. I’m waiting to see what’s in the offer. As you could probably guess from my post yesterday, I was too excited to hear anything so I don’t know if I got any fellowship but even if I didn’t I’m going to work with admissions to get one :). Now is probably a good time to show them the adjectives on my presentations were actually real. 😀
OK, Boothies (past, current and most recent) please feel free to reach out to me. Let’s get this party started.
For the record my main adjectives are: Determined and Eccentric. And I have them in over abundance.