So here it is, March 21st, and I am still waiting.
I applied to 8 PhD programs and then last week I applied to a MA program at my undergrad.
Of the PhD programs:
~1 waitlist (at what I've been referring to as my "middle choice" school)
~1 possible waitlist (at my first choice!)
~1 who even knows at this point, but most likely rejection
I should hear back from the MA program sometime this week and I've been told by several profs that it's pretty much a guaranteed acceptance but I'm still hesitant to think about it that way until I know for sure. It's not in my chosen sub-field, and the department knows that, but I think I can make that field work to my advantage anyway.
Though it does amuse me that I should hear back a little more than a week after I submitted my MA application, whereas I'm quickly approaching 4 months for my top choice PhD program.
It amazes me though how I have almost completely disassociated myself from my remaining apps. Even my first choice program. It's weird, I still want to go there, but at the same time I'm almost at the point where a rejection letter would not affect me...almost.
Back to checking my email...