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  1. Congratulations on your acceptances! I know I'm definitely looking forward to it. Do you know where you'll live yet? I'm going out to Virginia at the end of April to do some scouting; if you have places you'd like checked out (pictures, etc.), just let me know, and I'm more than happy to gather info.
  2. I was the waitlist who posted yesterday evening; I was notified yesterday afternoon, and pretty much spent the day walking on air. Congratulations to everyone else, I'm looking forward to meeting you all! I did accept -- and I'm not gonna lie, I totally cried as well. I was completely incoherent with Prof. Braden on the phone, but I'm pretty sure he got the "Yes, yes, yes!" part. For everyone still waiting, my sense of things is that they are trying to get a rounded cohort, and that they want diversity. I know they had a melt rate of about 4 people so far, so I think there's probably a
  3. I totally agree with you on the work-week and English thing. I, too, will NOT miss kissing people's asses. And I, too, will be done with the "English, really?" questions. Or even worse, the "Medieval English, really?" questions.
  4. Hi, all! I've just been accepted to UVA's English program. My focus is medieval literature. Any other new Cavaliers out there?
  5. I was wondering the same thing. I've been waitlisted, so was wondering if the accept came from the waitlist, or if it was someone who had already been accepted, and just hadn't noticed (which, I won't lie, is a possibility that just baffles me). I know from Notre Dame (which has the same app system) that there was a link at the bottom of the application giving me the decision (which was, in that case, a negative one). I assumed that if we were accepted off the waitlist, we'd hear from Prof. Braden, but that might not be the case.
  6. I am so with you on that. It's pretty much how I spend my day. Of course, there are moments of pure insanity, but they just serve to remind me how much I hate this, and how much I want an admission!
  7. Congratulations to you! Do you know, just out of curiosity, how many medieval spots were available? I'm still hanging on to hope by a thread. . . .
  8. Yeah, my boyfriend has threatened to block the site on the home network so I can't look anymore. I think that would just be cruel. And I feel like some of them are late, too. . . . I just know that I have about two more weeks before the panic attacks start. Of course, the flip side is that I can go another day saying, "Oh, well, no one's heard yet, so at least I haven't been rejected." It will be really hard when the acceptances start getting posted, and I don't hear anything. The whole thought makes me physically ill (I'm already there mentally).
  9. Congratulations to all accepted! OSU is my alma mater, and it's got great faculty. Enjoy yourself, enjoy Columbus, and if you have any questions about city, don't hesitate to ask!
  10. Total Spent: $1,500.47 for 7 schools. That's not including the four quarters of classes I took at $1,100/quarter to get back into the game after a three-years' absence from school. If I'm not accepted, I think it will be very difficult for anyone to convince me that getting out of bed will be worth it. That's a lot of money for a dream.
  11. From my experience, this is what it means: "Thank you so much for your application to XXX! Unfortunately, you won't be able to be admitted for the 2011-2012 year, but if you defer your application to the next year, you'll be considered against the pool of applicants for the 2012-2013 year, and can go through this entire process all over again." Each school is different, so I'd check it out, but that's my (extremely experienced) opinion.
  12. God, I sincerely hope not, otherwise I may as well just accept my 7 rejections and go cry quietly in my pillow. The writing sample has to count for something, right? Right? Where's my pillow. . . .
  13. LMAO! Here's the one our school sends to our denials (yes, I work at a grad school in the admissions department): "We sincerely appreciate your thinking of us, and wish you the best of luck at the institution that wants you." The first time I read that, I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Now . . . not so much. I'm sure this waiting period is payback for all those people who inquired about their status, and who I kept waiting. . . . Oh, God, I'm going to hell.
  14. Yeah, that's me! My plans are to keep my full-time job, live as frugally as possible until the last possible moment, socking away every spare cent, so that I can live off the (hopefully) $3.25/hour I figure I can expect if/when I'm accepted, and spend every second I have with my family. I'll be leaving them all behind, including my brand-new nephew, and since plane tickets costs money, and I won't have any, I figure I'll see him again when he's walking. Other than that, my plans are to make it through the rest of the month and next without getting fired for irrational behavior stemming from
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