For some context, I'm in my final year of undergrad, US, non-target school (graduation Spring 2021). Networked with tons of people in MBB before application, but applied to BCG in Fall 2020 for full-time without a referral (I didn't ask anyone...). Got rejected immediately.
This past week, I heard from a contact that BCG is reopening applications, and they offered to give me a referral. After I received an email that I have been referred to BCG by ____, I turned in my online application following the link from the email.
Turned in the application last week. Got an automatic follow-up to fill out an "Application survey" 3 days later.
My question is: how long should I expect before I hear back? This will determine my plans for the summer, my application for grad schools, whether I should ramp up casing. Do you think I even have a chance to get a first-round?