Stay back for Wharton?

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I am currently a high school senior in Canada with a 94% average. I have no problems getting into the top Canadian business schools such as Ivey, Queens, and Schulich. However, USA business schools recently caught my interest. I am wondering if it is worth it to stay back a year, do the SATs and apply for schools like Wharton...

I am confident in my extra-curricular activities and have scored high on practice SATs.

Cost-wise schools in the USA will be a lot more expensive...

Comments (15)

Mar 14, 2011

Not worth it. Go kick ass at Ivey and you'll be fine.

Mar 14, 2011

so high school right?

I would say go to school in Canada, kick ass, and if you are still interested in Wharton by then, transfer. It will save you 2 yrs of loans.

Mar 14, 2011

Stay in Canada. Losing a year isn't worth it.

Even with great grades, there is no guarantee you will get into a target. Take Ivey, network, and maybe transfer if you still feel the need for a US degree.

You know what your goals are as a freshman. This is huge. Get relevant internships, and you will be fine.

Mar 14, 2011

America... Way easier to get in touch with people. and cuz its not Canada

'You poor thing. Having to grow up in Canada with America right there'

Mar 14, 2011
ModusOperandi:

America... Way easier to get in touch with people. and cuz its not Canada

'You poor thing. Having to grow up in Canada with America right there'

But I will admit, real Canadian maple syrup is simply delightful.,and Whistler is the best mountain I've ever been to

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Mar 23, 2011

At Ivey/Queen's (where you are interested in I imagine) all the global banks recruit. Many even recruit for their NY offices. I would say your only disadvantage with going to Canadian school is working in the U.S. afterwards, but if you do a good job you should be fine.

Mar 23, 2011

you won't really get a job in NYC if you go to a Canadian school but it's always possible if you want to work in Toronto

Mar 23, 2011
Solidarity:

you won't really get a job in NYC if you go to a Canadian school but it's always possible if you want to work in Toronto

^Fool.

OP, please keep in mind that the majority of the people here (including myself) are not experienced enough to help you make important life decisions like choosing where to go for college. A VP at a large IB i interned in went to something no where near a target(not top 100), worked in the industry, then went to McMaster/UToronto/McGill (hiding it for privacy reasons) for his MBA . Right after that, she got a gig at a BB in Toronto, then was transferred to HQ in new york city.

Anything is possible if you work hard enough. If I didnt respect her privacy, I wouldve given you the complete details which wouldve made it even more inspiring!

have faith habibi :D

Greed is Good.

Mar 25, 2011

I made the same mistake and I am doing a victory lap (even though I got into all the Canadian business schools)

Mar 26, 2011

Not worth it...stay in Canada...top performance will get you wherever you want to go.

Mar 25, 2011
seekingalpha2:

Not worth it...stay in Canada...top performance will get you wherever you want to go.

Not into the US BB's, and that extra year you stay back for in high school will allow you to focus on your SAT's and then apply to Wharton. Once you get into Wharton, you're extremely more likely to land a better job than you would at Ivey. I don't want to limit my future by going into a Canadian business school, lets all be honest

Mar 26, 2011

Go to the Canadian school, get a 3.9+ GPA and look to transfer after 1 year. I am not sure if Wharton will require you to take the SAT--you need to do research.

Mar 25, 2011

Do you know how low the transfer rate into Wharton is? You have a better chance applying as a freshman than a sophomore. PM me your information Say What, I'd like to stay in contact with you.

Apr 3, 2011

I wouldn't take a year off just to get into a specific college. Check out this article by Harvard admissions:
http://www.admissions.college.harvard.edu/apply/ti... The article is long, but one part of it says: "No one should take a year off simply to gain admission to a particular college."
I got rejected from Wharton, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth regular decision. Now I'm going to try to transfer to Wharton from the Waterloo/Laurier Double Degree.
The point is, the year you lose by not going to college is not worth it. That's like $50,000 potential salary given up.

"The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard." - Francisco d'Anconia

Jun 18, 2011
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