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Ahh February ...

Posted by Kitkat, in Application season 09 February 2012 · 337 views

This post has been taking me a while to write. I am trying to put into words the odd mix of feelings that I have been having over the past few weeks.

I am starting to feel a lot like newms's post last year at this time of year. I also did not expect anything early. And for the most part I was right to not expect anything early. So far only one rejection. I am trying my best to look at it in the best light here. That it has been only one rejection so far. But the waiting ..... oh the waiting. And the silence. It doesn't make me feel very confident.

I just hope that all of this waiting pays off in the end. That my homework on which schools to apply to were as a good of a selection as I think that it was. At times I am anxious, nerve wracked, panicking. In other moments I am calm, fine, happy. Looking forward to the future, where I see myself going to grad school. My mind has moments where it is given opportunities to run away with itself in either direction.

I question applying to grad school, if just because of what it is doing to my mind, not my ability to get through grad school itself, or my desire to get there. i understand that it is not a decision to rush, that it is a huge finical decision on their part. I just wish that it was easier for everyone involved.

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Yeah waiting is the hard part. They never tell you when you're considering schools to look at how long schools take to make decisions, but I half jokingly think it makes sense if only to reduce the stress of waiting. Hang in there though, you *should* (hopefully at least) get news this month and hopefully it'll be good news.
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I am going crazy waiting. I haven't heard anything yet... and it's still really early for me, but I'm halfway in tears all the time anyways. Here's to staying strong!
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I'm so glad to read that others are feeling like this! My schools have at least another 3 - 6 weeks until they notify students (looking at a couple of years of the results survey for that) and the waiting is the worst. I've gone from rejection dreams to very realistic dreams about fat admission envelopes that are too big for my mailslot. But, yep, just dreams. Good luck to you, I'm sure we will get through the waiting with happy results...eventually.
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Looking at the past few years results just on the Results Survey section here, I have until March to hear from the school that had the applications due first out of the ones I am applying to. I expect to hear from all the rest before then, or about then. But yeah, that has been leading to a lot of dreaming on my part.

At this point I am thinking that even if I get rejected from all my programs, I will still have a party for it all being over.
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I am going crazy waiting. I haven't heard anything yet... and it's still really early for me, but I'm halfway in tears all the time anyways. Here's to staying strong!


Right there with you!
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Kitkat, I think you're absolutely right, "That it has been only one rejection so far," and even though waiting is theworst, I second newms in my hopes for you that you'll hear some good news by the end of this month or at the latest the first week of March!
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"At times I am anxious, nerve wracked, panicking. In other moments I am calm, fine, happy. Looking forward to the future, where I see myself going to grad school. My mind has moments where it is given opportunities to run away with itself in either direction."

Damn, this really summed up everything I've been feeling the pass two weeks. Glad to know i'm not alone.
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It's nice to know that I am not the only one having seemingly bipolar moments.

This whole process makes me think that everyone has a place out there, they just have to find it.
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