I'm finally getting to this bit of the site........ I'm losing a lot of confidence in this process - people around me have been rejected from places I thought they were guaranteed to get in and have gotten in where I thought they didn't have a prayer. *sigh* Meanwhile, I wait for one more letter from SMU - the most important one given my rejection from UT. I called on March 31st and they hadn't even made a decision on me much less sent out a letter. I had to send in a deposit for Baylor.
5/1 - FINALLY heard from SMU. They waitlisted me, after all this damn time! And I see from the others on here, they all got waitlisted too. This is lame - I'm paying the price because they didn't plan ahead for the numbers. I'm not withdrawing from the waitlist, because it's still my first choice, but I expect to go to Baylor. I've heard that it's hard as hell... Me = terrified.
5/24 - So I'm getting married in 2 weeks and I'm still not certain where I'm going to live after the wedding! I know my hopes are practically scraping heaven here, but I'm still waiting for SMU. Does anybody know when they'll be going to their waitlist? Or if they are at all this year? A little inside info from admitted students would be greatly appreciated!
7/21 - Got an apartment in Waco, so that's it. Baylor it is. The only thing that could sway me is SMU calling and giving me an enormous scholarship. No way. So ends the torturous part of my summer.
8/18 - I got a call Monday from SMU: they let me into the 4 year program. No money and no promise of getting into the full-time program. After some consideration (about an hour) I called back and declined. Tuesday, I moved to Waco as originally planned. I just finished my orientation at Baylor today and I think I'm really going to love it here. It's going to be hard as hell, but the people are great. Only about 65 in the fall class. Looking forward to this!
Good luck to all those just starting the process. Some much unasked-for advice - don't fixate on one school over another just because you "know" it will be better. I did and I was nearly heartsick for the entire summer! Now I'm really happy that I've ended up where I did. Go figure. Relax - you'll do fine!