Though my GPA was a bit low, I was a Biology major and I scored in the top 92% for the Biology graduating class' exit exam.
Had a criminal juvenile incident that technically didn't have to be listed. It was a prank that I got in trouble for nearly a decade ago. I chose to disclose it to be safe, rather than sorry. The case was dismissed & I sent up the appropriate docs. We'll see if this plays any role in my acceptance.
* Okay, it tentatively looks like I've been accepted to FSU. The lady in the office told me to expect a call from the dean this afternoon (2/02). I'm not sure if that is a good thing, or if the dean just likes to hear people cry. In any case, we shall see. Seriously, I'm not expecting a call on a Friday afternoon.
* Got my call (02/06) from the dean's office, but not the dean personally. I have been admitted! I asked the caller to send me an e-mail, as well. Now I have it in writing. :) Formal letter is to follow. I'm making today the decision date in the system.
Oh yeah, I sent my app to Emory.
*Got FSU's acceptance letter. I'm feeeling very very pumped.
*Spoke to Stetson (2/15). Apparently they have everything and I'm complete, but they haven't processed it yet. They should make a decision in the next two weeks or so.
*Spoke to Miami (2/15). They have reviewed my application, made a decision, and mailed the letter. I still haven't seen it (2/20/07). I live in Florida. How long can it honestly take?
-Spoke to UF (2/20/07). The lady in the admissions office stated that they ahd made a decision, but couldn't tell me if it had been mailed. In a sort of sly voice she said, "Expect a decision soon." Waiting....
-Received an e-mail this afternoon from Stetson (2/21/07). They just wanted to let me know I'm complete and my app will be looked at ASAP. The lady in the office told me I was completed a few weeks ago. So, I'm a bit surprised they took this long to let me know.
*Came home from work to find a nice manilla envelope containing my UF acceptance letter. Looked below to find the U of Miami envelope. I just about cried when read the UF one. I got in at both of them. Then I got an ear-to-ear grin across my face that hasn't left yet. This is like a dream come true for me.
(2/22/07) There's still a whole lot of work to do between now and then, but tonight is a time for celebration. :)