Waitlisted Again At Wharton by: Mark Wong on May 13, 2011 | 2,600 Views May 13, 2011 Copy Link Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Reddit So I guess I’m going to Anderson. As D-Day part two approached, I refused to make a big deal about this decision. I didn’t stay up at night thinking about it. I wasn’t checking my email every five minutes like I did last time. I didn’t create any “positive imagery” and in fact had a lot of “negative imagery” in my head, to potentially help blunt a negative outcome. And while the build-up to the decision was completely different this time around, my result was exactly the same. The wording of the decision was slightly different: the letter said I’m a great, talented candidate… yada yada yada… and that the class of 2013 was already full. The school said they would distribute another “final” decision on or before July 18th (which basically means on July 18th). Problem is, I plan to give notice at work about a month before that. At the end of the day, regardless of how formal the email, the school just doesn’t want me that badly. And I need to move on. There are a slew of things I need to get started on, including and not limited to: Reaching out to Career Services and charting out an initial career path Studying / preparing to waive accounting courses Finalizing my housing plans / getting a roommate Preparing for an international trip this summer Ramping down my activities at work I really can’t sacrifice my career progress for what is now essentially a crap shoot. Congratulations to all of you who did get off the waitlist. As for me, it seems that Wharton and I were not meant to be. I’m starting to see the writing on the wall and I can’t deny it anymore. Sitting on a waitlist is painful torture, but after this point, any pain I suffer is self-inflicted. I’ll probably pull myself off the summer waitlist soon, but I’ll definitely consult my friends / recommenders before doing so. This post is adapted from Random Wok, a blog written by Mark Wong from Silicon Valley. You can read all of his posts at Random Wok. Selected posts by Wong at PoetsandQuants: Why I Want an MBA Climbing the GMAT Mountain: 630 to 710 on a Practice Test Do Consultants Have An Unfair Edge Over Other Applicants? Falling Behind & Stressed Out My New Critical Reasoning Strategy Figuring Out My Odds of Getting Into Harvard, Stanford, Wharton With My GMAT Classes Over, It’s Now Just Me and the Test Making a GMAT Test Taker Feel Like A Complete Pansy With a Month to Go Before His GMAT Test, It’s Time to Focus Is The GMAT Really Designed To Break You? I Took the GMAT Today and Rocked It! Charting All My GMAT Scores Over Time With Lessons After Scoring My 750, It’s Now All About Applying MBA Applications Wisdom from Muhammad Ali Facing A Gauntlet of Round Two Deadlines Should Everyone Apply to Harvard Business School? The Final Click Is The Hardest Click: Sending In My Application A Punch to the Gut: Bad Reviews On His Draft Essays MBA Essay Writing: Draining the Life Out of Me Beginning to Realize You Can Never Write The Perfect MBA Essay With Wharton and UCLA Apps Done, He Feels Like a Zombie Taking Back His Life After Sacrificing Health, Time & Sanity Slammed with Business School Spam Thanks to GMAC Getting an Invite for An Interview from Berkeley’s Haas School UCLA’s Anderson School Asks Our Blogger To Interview A Ding From Harvard Business School After a Harvard Ding, Good News in a Cryptic Email from Wharton Another Ding: First Harvard, Now Berkeley’s Haas School Says No Surviving the Wait Game Why I’m Going to Get an MBA Attending UCLA’s Admit Weekend Navigating the Realities of the Wait List Dumping His GMAT Books On Amazon Comments or questions about this article? Email us.