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AnniKatt

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About AnniKatt

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  • Location
    Long Island, NY
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    MFA Medical Illustration

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  1. Two applications, signing up for Slideroom, and ordering transcripts--I want to say I spent somewhere in the $140-$150 range.
  2. I've had family members go on to professional school (medical school, to be exact). I'll be the first one to pursue graduate school, though.
  3. I'll be starting grad school this fall and have been considering getting succulents for my new apartment! Although I suppose the first step would be to actually secure said apartment...
  4. I'll be starting my MFA at 24
  5. Update: I'm at a 2 now. I received my acceptance email from RIT on the 13th so yay! RIT doesn't follow the April 15th rule so I have until May 1st to put in my deposit. The little anxiety I have left is finding an apartment, maybe last minute applying for an assistantship, etc.
  6. I definitely hear you. Kind of explains my MFA of choice (although with the sciences also facing budget cuts, will I even have journals to illustrate for?). My Bachelor's degree is a Bachelor of Science--I majored in biology as an undergrad. I've always felt a strong affinity to the arts however, so medical illustration is my personal chosen career path that can hopefully combine my two loves all while earning me a living wage.
  7. FINALLY ACCEPTED INTO RIT -cries happy tears-
  8. I'm probably at a 7 or 8. One school needs my answer by the 15th. Really, they want it tomorrow but I requested an extension. My top choice, meanwhile, hasn't sent out decisions yet. All I can ask is WHY.
  9. So I just called up MICA and they've extended my declaration of intent deadline from the 13th to the 15th. From what I know, RIT is making final decisions on applicants tonight so I should tentatively be hearing from them tomorrow. That'll give me a solid two and a half days to weigh out the better option (assuming I'm given options).
  10. I think this Monday I'm going to ask MICA if they can extend my deadline. I'd hate to make a decision without having all my options laid out.
  11. I sent in my application on February 15th and worked dealt with the transcript issue in late February/early March and now they tell me the AdComm just received my file last week? "I apologize for the slow response – I was on a flight back from China when your message came in, and I am still trying to catch up. I see in the system that your folder was prepared for the Admission Committee… again… on the 27th. (After the problem we had with your transcripts “expiring”). Normally we tell students we’ll have an answer for them within 4 – 6 weeks… but it is normally faster than that. Hopefully we will have news for you soon – and best of luck!"
  12. Whelp. Got this email from RIT yesterday: "I apologize for the slow response – I was on a flight back from China when your message came in, and I am still trying to catch up. I see in the system that your folder was prepared for the Admission Committee… again… on the 27th. (After the problem we had with your transcripts “expiring”). Normally we tell students we’ll have an answer for them within 4 – 6 weeks… but it is normally faster than that. Hopefully we will have news for you soon – and best of luck!" So I submitted my application on February 15th, was contacted on February 27th regarding issues with my transcripts, was informed on March 3rd that my application was forwarded to the AdComm, I called on March 20th and learned that had not actually been sent and that the problem would be rectified asap, and now I've learned that my folder was prepared...again...on March 27th.
  13. Yikes! Best of luck to you.
  14. Thank you! Fortunately, I do have other options open so there's always that
  15. I decided to email my admissions counselor directly to see if he could possibly provide me with an updated timeline for when we could hear back about decisions. Got an automatic response saying he is away in China at the moment. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.