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What were you doing when you received your acceptance?

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On 3/11/2019 at 3:13 AM, Ternwild said:

Thanks!  Though I don't anticipate any more.  It's like I said, if only I could get a university to interview me, I can get in on charisma, alone. >_<

Congrats! And I’m sure you’ll have more coming up.

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9 minutes ago, Jaytown5 said:

Congrats! And I’m sure you’ll have more coming up.

I won't, but I appreciate the well wishes.  😃

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Been meaning to respond but the chaos of waiting during February prevented all of that lol. My first acceptance was... It happened in steps and it all started in January 31st. Basically was caught in surprise and was e-mail watching obsessively for most of these.

1st: I got an e-mail from someone in the admissions committee asking for a phone call. Nearly fainted seeing this e-mail, wasn't even doing anything at the time except talking to my SO.

2nd: I get the actual call with the verbal/unofficial acceptance a day after. I managed to get through the phone call but I probably sounded incredibly breathless.

3rd: Then I get the official letter from the department alongside my funding package 14 days after the phone call. This letter is what kept me sane through the sea of rejections.

4th: Then 9 days later I get the official okay from the Graduate Division and the option to actually register. This is where I actually let myself get excited lol. (I was hyped but my mind made up these scenarios of 'omg but what if' that messed with me all throughout last month). Registered a day after and can't be any happier to know where I'm going :) 

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I got info on funding from my top school today from two separate emails. Found out my dog has cancer, so then finding out my Master's is fully funded is an absolute dream come true today and much-needed good news. I was on the phone both times when I got the news today - first with my mom, checking my email and responding to a professor, and then with my best friend this evening.

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I was freaking out all day about hearing back and I was literally drawing a bath to try and calm down when I got the email. I don’t know why I was flipping out so badly that day, but that was the day I found out I’m going to grad school! Needless to say I cried happy tears into that bath haha. 

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7 minutes ago, MinDZ said:

I was freaking out all day about hearing back and I was literally drawing a bath to try and calm down when I got the email. I don’t know why I was flipping out so badly that day, but that was the day I found out I’m going to grad school! Needless to say I cried happy tears into that bath haha. 

I was the same way yesterday and I found out about funding today! It's almost like you can tell when the news is about to come, subconsciously or something.

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I got upsetting news about a project I was a part of at work and was at my desk preparing to get chewed out by my boss when I saw a LinkedIn message from a current student in the program I applied to. She was reminding me that decisions were supposed to be out that day and wished me good luck. I immediately logged in to my email to find my letter of acceptance! 

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I got just done with my classes that day and was walking with my classmates towards the bus stop to get home. We chatted about the status of my grad school apps and I told them that I am still waiting to get rejected from one of my top schools (I misspelled the name of that school in my sop, so I was 100% sure I would get rejected...in my defense, I thought it was spelled that way for at least the last 6 years). When I got to the bus stop, however, I saw an email from that school asking me to log into the portal to see the decision! I prepared myself emotionally to get a rejection, but to my huge surprise, it was an acceptance letter!!! 

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I got my third acceptance earlier today through an email when I was riding in the car with my parents heading home. 

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