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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Something else that has begun is the application verification process–which, naturally, there is a tax for (of coooooooooooooourse!). I got Wharton’s notice a day or two ago and suspect that Booth’s is soon to follow. I plan to jump on both prompts fairly quickly as it can take up to a month or more for the process to be completed; and you’re not “official” until that has been  handled, which brings me to another ever so popular item of important  business: deposits.

Until a $2,000 – $3,500+ deposit is paid, you ain’t got a spot at nobody’s top business school; thus, I’m not “officially” part of a damn thing just yet. Here’s the breakdown:

MIT – interview incomplete, no offer nor denial of admission as of yet; interview next week; admit or ding by 1/29

Wharton – admission offered, no verif, no deposit paid; welcome weekend 1/31 – 2/1; deposit due by 2/19

Booth – admission offered, no verif, no deposit paid; welcome weekend 2/7-2/8; deposit due by 2/19

So alas, there is work to do yet.

I really don’t know how  this will turn out in the end. What I do know, however, is that regardless of whether my next steps will be taken in Boston, Chicago or Philadelphia, I’ll be surrounded by bright, interesting and stimulating classmates thanks to the selectivity of the admissions process at all of these programs.

MBAOver30 offers the perspective of a 30-something, California-based entrepreneur who is applyied to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Chicago, and MIT Sloan.. He has been offered admission into Class of 2015 from Wharton and Chicago and will be interviewing for Sloan. He blogs at MBAOver30.

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