Hey everyone, just a reminder that these pinned threads should mainly be used to share stats and your application status. Please keep longer discussions unrelated to this purpose to a separate thread.
Fair point. Yes, if you cancel that second dinner, you will not get an offer at that firm. However, the way I imagine the alternative (and this is a scenario I was in) is that you do not even schedule an interview with the firm because you can't fit in a meal and therefore you know you have a low chance of getting an offer from them. Whether you can actually get an offer without doing a meal is very much firm and candidate dependent.
I think that most people by Tuesday afternoon have already narrowed their possible landing spots - either the firms have made the decision for you, in which case you go to dinner with the firm that's still interested, or you're making the decision and you go to dinner with the firm you're leaning towards.
Ultimately what this does is delays the narrowing of firms decision until the Tuesday as opposed to call day.
Schools are not going to comb through your sketch with a eye for that kind of detail. They’ll see you did a culinary program and think ‘cool’. They’re not going to be concerned with a four month gap, and likely will never notice it because other than calling your verifier they’d have no way of checking dates. If you email schools, you draw their eye to a minor error and give an impression you have poor attention to detail. Say nothing and no one will notice.