I would like to say that I am happy for all of those who have already gotten acceptances. I don't begrudge you at all, I am more jealous then anything. I, like so many other people like in her recent blog post, am in that wonderful/horrible land of limbo. I am still at one rejection, and four unknowns out of the schools that I applied to. And as more time goes on the more I feel that I will be rejected. And that I wish that some of the other schools were as quick to pull the band-aid off as quick as the first school. But at this point they are still giving me hope. What I really want to know is, how likely is it to get into grad school at this point. Does anybody know of cases of people getting into a grad school at a late point in their application season?
But right now I am really wanting to have my hope. My birthday is in less then a week, and part of me is hoping for something by then. Just because it would help passing another year. But I know that at least with one of the schools, they expect the group of first offers to get back to them by the 15th of this month. I get this feeling that if they offer me anything it will be after this date. It's probably something with the rest of the schools.
At this point, it looks like I am also getting my first paper published soon. But I don't think i will be soon enough to send it as an attachment to my application for this cycle. Oh well.
All this waiting is upsetting. Especially since one of my letter writers is one of my profs for a grad class that I am taking this semester. He is also hoping to hear news from me soon.