I’m in at Tuck! Last Thursday I got the all important call and I was/am still absolutely ecstatic. For those that have followed my journey so far, they will know that Tuck has been my top choice since I visited. It was incredible to finally wrap up my b-school application journey.
I have to thank a few people because honestly without them I doubt I would have survived this whole b-school application ordeal! First of all, my fellow applicants hamm0 and jumsumtak from Gmatclub. It’s been great sharing all the ups and downs with you guys. I am really glad you guys got into Johnson (hamm0) and Fuqua (jumsumtak). Finally thanks to all the readers of this blog. It’s been fun keeping you guys in the loop even during the tougher times!
By my count there are only 6 months before I land in Hanover but there seems to be a ton of things on my to do list already:
- Order official transcripts
- Pay deposit
- Decide whether to go to ASW (more on this later)
- Organise finances
- Apply for financial aid
- Do the homework we have already been assigned! (yes seriously, turns out everyone gets an mbamath account to do before starting
That’s just the basic administrative things and doesn’t include anything to do with work. The next 6 months is going to fly by I imagine and I will be in Fall A before I know it.
One thing I am extremely conscious about is making time for my friends and family. This whole process has been pretty time consuming and it means I have not spent as much time with friends, family, girlfriend as much as I wanted to. I will definitely be making the most of the next 6 months making up for lost time. This brings me onto the Tuck Admitted Students Weekend (ASW). I’m not going to lie, it sounds absolutely amazing and I am really eager to meet my future classmates as soon as possible. However there is a relatively substantial cost involve for me to get to Hanover. Also it may mean sacrificing a last holiday with my girlfriend before I set off. It’s a very tough decision but having visited Tuck last October, it may be that I will give it a miss. Plenty of time still to change my mind!
When I get a chance, I am going to start a series of posts about the different aspects of the application process and giving a flavour of how I tackled each portion. Hopefully, it will prove useful for future applicants.