Harvard Business School: No News Is Good News?

I’ve just submitted my last and final app for Round 1: MIT Sloan. After weeks of an on again, off again relationship with this particular app, I was pleased to see how it came together in the end. Ultimately, it became one of my favorite apps to complete. Now let’s just hope that the Sloan adcom is just as pleased.

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Despite a bit of anorexia on the app itself, I really got the sense that Sloan is one of those schools who really wants to get to know you. If I were to get a ding from a school like that, I’d be much more willing to simply walk away, satisfied that I had given my all than in a case where I didn’t feel I got to express myself and that the adcom may have missed or not been exposed to something.

No News from HBS; Wharton and Booth Tee Up

So the big news yesterday surrounded HBS’ mass emailing of what many speculate to be the greater chunk of its interview invites. I didn’t get one, but congratulate all who did.  There’s another (supposedly smaller) group who will get theirs on next Wednesday the 24th, the day after Wharton begins sending theirs out and about a week before Chicago Booth sends all of theirs in one big blast. I’ve also heard that the Stanford GSB has begun its season-long trickle of invites. as well. It will be nearly Thanksgiving before I know anything about Sloan.

You know, I honestly cannot tell you which has been the worst part of this process for me thus far: studying for the GMAT or waiting to hear whether you were deemed worthy of an interview. And I imagine that waiting for final decisions will be even worse.

Needless to say, I may be a little uneasy over the next few weeks, so bear with me people. While I won’t be “losing it” over bad news from any one school, I’m just hoping that I am happy with the overall results in the end. So let us all pray for mutual success–and sanity.

MBAOver30 offers the perspective of a 30-something, California-based entrepreneur who is applying to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Northwestern, Chicago, Dartmouth, Yale, and Berkeley.. He hopes to gain acceptance to the Class of 2015 and blogs at MBAOver30.

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Letting Go Of An MBA Safety School
When A Campus Visit Turns Off An MBA Applicant
Yale, Tuck and Booth: The Next Leg of My Pre- MBA Research
 My Countdown: Less Than 30 Days To The GMAT
From Suits To Startups: Why MBA Programs Are Changing
Why I’m Not Getting Either A Part-Time MBA or An Executive MBA
Preparing To Sit For The GMAT Exam
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A 2012-2013 MBA Application Strategy
Celebrating A 35th Birthday & Still Wanting A Full-Time MBA
A Tuck Coffee Chat Leaves Our Guest Blogger A Believer
Heading Into the August Cave: Getting Those Round One Apps Done 
Just One MBA Essay Shy Of Being Doe
Getting That MBA Recommendation From Your Boss
Facetime with MBA Gatekeepers at Wharton
The Differences Between Harvard & Stanford Info Sessions
My MIT Sloan Info Session in California 

  • Dreamer

    People in GMAT club from Australia got a Stanford invite. Anyone else know someone else.

  • Tzeentch99

    I’m a startup guy but not near stanford who received an HBS invite so I wouldn’t be surprised if I get a stanford invite, hence why I asked.

  • Dreamer

    It was from beatthegmat. From my understand it has been only start-up folks near Stanford (at least from the forums).

  • re: Stanford, one of my readers left a commented last night that 2 folks from gmat club or beatthegmat (i can’t remember which) had reported having been invited to interview at Stanford. Since they do a rolling invite, it would make sense that they would begin slightly before Wharton and Booth, who have a small window and one large batch, respectively. re: MIT, I have it written down somewhere but don’t know off hand. I typically cannot get my brain to even process mid decision dates, interview invites, etc. before my app is turned in. I have tunnel vision when it comes to these sorts of things.

  • Based on the email they sent about a week ago, the window will be from Oct 23rd to Nov 9th, I believe.

  • John

    Do you know what window of time Wharton sends invites for?

  • Tzeeentch99

    No worries man, you’ll get one! When did stanford start sending interviews and how long do they send them for? Also, does MIT have a hard date it sends an interview invite?