Having taken the GMAT, getting my recommenders updated I have started working on the longest, hardest, painful and may be the most import part of the application for MBA. Yes I am talking about the essays. With about 4 essays for each school and about 1800 words total per school, it does take a lot of effort.
I plan on applying to three colleges in the first round and Stanford and Harvard are two which I have decided will be in the first round. This year they have advanced the dates for the round 1 by a week to two compared to last year. These are the latest dates for this year.
Stanford Harvard Wharton Kellogg Haas
R1 10/7/2009 10/1/2009 10/1/2009 10/17/2009 10/20/2009
R2 1/6/2010 1/19/2010 1/5/2010 1/12/2010 12/10/2009
I plan to get my essays ready by end of August as I have some vacation coming up in early september. This is a huge task but I want to give it a shot. Right now I am working on getting all my ideas jotted down. I do have a big biography I have started writing on and it is currently at about 5 to 6 pages but it keeps going on. So lets see how it goes with the actual essays.