â€œI put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
Thereâ€™s only one thing you should knowâ€¦â€
It’s technically not true, but in my opinion, getting waitlisted is in a lot of ways worse than a ding.Â Great.Â All that stress I went through and thought would be finally over today just continues.Â For all I know, I could be the next one line to get in, or at the very bottom of a list a mile long.Â My life is still in limbo.
I had friends last year who sat on their waitlist statuses right up until the school year began.Â None of them got through.Â And with the competition this year, I doubt thereâ€™s going to be much room for people waiting to get in.
So if I equate this outcome to a ding, and assuming Stanford is ding as well, Iâ€™m essentially down to my last app.Â Iâ€™m hanging by a thread now.Â One more spin of the wheel.Â One more roll of the dice.Â I’m used to equating the admissions process to a marathon or some great battle.Â Now I use games chance.Â 🙁
Iâ€™m thinking about applying to Columbia for their April round, just in case.Â Columbia seems to have fewer essay requirements and I could probably turn around an app in the time allotted.Â But then again, I really donâ€™t know if I can stomach another business school application.Â Also, the fact that I might be stuck at my job even longer is making me loathe my work even more.
I am so sick of the admissions process right now.