Tuesday, May 15, 2012

In at Chicago Booth!

I got the phone call today around 3pm EST - a nice woman welcoming me to the Booth Class of 2014. Holy fuck I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I was a blubbering mess when I saw the 773 area code. The admissions officer laughed at my communication difficulties as I fumbled for words to say. My awkwardness was akin to a teenager asking a girl out for the first time, magnified by a factor of 10.

Guess all of the speculation about Booth being oversubscribed was wrong! Between 5-10 people from the GMAT Club Forum were accepted from the WL today, so I figure they are still trying to shape a substantial portion of their class.

I have no idea what got me in. My waitlist update included all the things I loved about Booth + a new recommendation letter. I might have been put on the WL because of a perceived lack of interest in Booth (false!), or because my application wasn't strong enough. I might have gotten in because of the "rah-rah Booth" attitude I espoused in my update materials, or because a ton of management consultants from R2 declined Booth's offer. Who knows?

Looks like have a big decision ahead of me. I'm so happy to have this chance. I think Columbia and Booth are both great schools and I'll have a great education either way. My next post will try to break down the decision of which school to go to.

More later.

3 comments:

  1. "Hopefully Booth takes me off the WL, and then we can be classmates!" - The Applicationist

    You left the above quote on my blog on 4/27/12 at approximately 7:23p.m. I believe this statement constitutes an iron clad agreement to be my classmate at Booth if (really when) you are admitted off the waitlist. Booth got it 100% right yesterday. So now it's your turn to keep your promise and choose Booth. CONGRATULATIONS!!

    My statements are 100% right and biased :-)

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  3. Hi there The Applicationist, its been while since you last updated this thread, so I'm just shooting in the dark and hope you notice it. I was hoping to be able to ask you a few questions about Booth and especially the getting off the waitlist process, and would be very grateful for any insights you might have. Do drop me a line on my email (its available on my profile). Many thanks in advance. Regards et al.

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