Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nervous Anticipation

My UCLA application is finally complete! I guess what happened was my second recommender had mailed in a printed copy of her rec, instead of following the online instructions. So, that app is all done; now I wonder if I'm still up for R1, or if I've gotten moved to R2. Either way, it's all a waiting game now.

On the Georgetown front, the main three essays are about complete. I don't really consider the fourth required essay as an all-important one, as it's basically just a list of your extra-curriculars and community organizations from college through the present. I've got lots to write about there: founding a chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Wake Forest, freelance promotional and event work, and volunteering for the Humane Society. That one should be fairly easy.

My interview has been confirmed for November 3rd. The tentative plan is to drive up Sunday afternoon, stay with a friend to avoid getting a hotel, then nailing my interview with a current student! I've been studying up on the questions frequently asked on accepted.com, as well as speaking with a few other people. I feel I've got a good grasp on this, it all comes down to execution. Any advice?

Now, I've heard that Georgetown is truly rolling admissions, and that once everything is complete, you can get a decision within two to four weeks. I'm not sure if this is still accurate, given the changes in MBA admissions the last year or so, but it would be amazing to have a decision before Christmas! Especially since my company was recently acquired, and no one is sure what will happen.

3 comments:

Expatriate said...

I have submitted my application to UCLA Anderson a few hours before the deadline ! :)

I have not received anything yet from UCLA and my status remains "complete". I read on the GMATclub that UCLA started sending invitations to R1 applicants already !! I am seriously getting worried as I applied to only a very few number of schools.

Soni said...

Hey, Humane Society fan here :) Good luck w/ UCLA, can't beat the "view" at that school.

trystwithmba said...

Shouldn't all of them have rolling admissions? Who wants to wait after the application and interview both are done!! Atb!