7/6/05 i FINALLY made a decision! GULC, here I come...
So far I've sent in withdrawals to UC Hastings & Northeastern & Cornell.
GULC - email asking me to confirm interest, 24 hrs. later email offering me a spot
U. Penn - 24 hrs. after that, email offering me a spot @ U. Penn.
NYU - large manilla envelope (heart racing) open up package and, omg, could it really be true... oh. waitlist.
Columbia - small envelope putting me "on reserve" - not really sure what the difference is between "reserve" and "waitlist."
3/19: I got a call from the asst. dean at Northeastern. I was awarded the 3/4 tuition public interest scholarship - I have ten days to say yes or forfeit, and haven't heard from any of the snob schools I applied to. Advice anyone?
3/22 Received an email inviting me to attend the final admitted students day at Cornell.
3/23 Received an email from Cornell notifying me that I was admitted! Yay!
3/24 Online Status check @ GULC website went to "decision." A few days ago I called and explained the situation with my deadline of 4/1 to accept the Northeastern shcolarship. They told me very unequivocally that they only notify applicants by snail mail. So I have to wait a week-10 days. ugh.
3/26 Just got back from UC Hastings admitted students day. Bleck. I'd rather go to Northeastern. Aside from it being in San Francisco (which is awesome)... well, actually the school itself seems pretty cool but the students seem really lame. I hope it's not like this at all the schools I visit. I forgot how long its been since I've been in school. EDIT: the students seem cool, but unhappy. The major feeder school for UC Hastings is UC Berkeley, so Hastings students are basically pissed that they didn't get into their alma mater, and then they have to compete in the job market with the Boalt students AND the Stanford students.
4/1 Rejected from Berkeley. Not surprised or disapointed really. That app was to make my parents happy. At this point it doesn't look like I'm getting into too many more schools. I'm expecting the rest to be rejections. So, it looks like I better start knitting now, because it's going to be a looong cold winter in Ithaca.
4/26/05 email from Andy Cornblatt saying that, although it's GULC's policy NOT to notify vial email, I will be pleasantly surprised when I check my mail. Have until 5/9 to decide.
4/27/05 I'm shocked. I actually made it off the U. Penn waitlist. THERE IS A GOD. They sent me an email, and said that a UPS package will be soon to follow.
5/3/05 Got my rejection letter from Harvard today. When I applied, I told myself that my odds of getting into Harvard were slightly better than my odds of winning the California lottery... But the thing is, I never PLAY the lottery -- because I HATE losing.