LivePoetry123 Posted December 21, 2011 Share Posted December 21, 2011 Well, I'm definitely feeling the "O% confidence of acceptance" thread. I still have 3 applications to submit, but I wonder if it is even worth it. I've resigned myself to the high probability of having to take another year out of school, get a job that is less time-consuming than my current one (which has left me almost NO TIME to work on apps), and devote a hell of a lot more time to a second round of apps. I've been thinking that, since I do have all my application materials ready to go (even though they SUCK!) that it wouldn't hurt anything to submit this year anyway on the off-chance that I'd get in somewhere, and then re-apply if I don't. But then I thought of this: what if an admissions committee sees my second application, remembers how bad the first one was, and this hurts my chances the second time around? Does this happen? I even remember seeing a post on here saying that one of this person's schools told them, in the rejection letter, not to apply again. That's terrifying! Does anyone know how often this happens, or if there's any way to find out specific schools' policies on this? I guess I could call departments anonymously and ask, but grad secretaries might not know the psychological nuances of grad comittees, like whether they'd subconsciously look down on someone who submitted a sub-par application once and is trying again. Its just so frustrating because I feel like its mainly lack of time that has hindered me from doing a good application this time. I know I could do so much better. Or is this just the way everyone feels? I also have a hard time getting that excited about any school that is not SUNY Buffalo (I'm into poetics, and I think their poetics program is fucking perfect for me) so its like... if I got in somewhere else this year, would I really go there? knowing my application to Buffalo could have been so much better? maybe, maybe not. God, this sucks. Any advice would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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