**Rankings on left represent Chiashu probability of acceptance from 2005 data
**Rcvd = Date report requested
**Notable happenings, thoughts and paranoia: ________________________________________________
Fired first volley of apps. Let the games begin...
Letter from UMich notifying me that I'm complete and giving me a UMICH ID#.
Impatience is getting the better of me. Decided to take matters into my own hands and make some calls. Found out I'm complete at W&L, IUB, Wake, and went complete on 11-28 at GMason.
I got on the horn again today and discovered that I'm complete at UVA (11-28), Temple (11-18), GW, and Pitt (12-4). Very nice lady at Pitt; somewhat curt gentleman at GW. Also, email from Vandy that I'm complete. I'm putting complete at ND, since it has been several weeks and they have not notified me of missing elements.
I'm not panicking, but I'm getting pretty worried. All these acceptances are rolling in for folks that applied after me. I'm beginning to second-guess everything that I submitted. I would love a waitlist at this point.
Evening phone call from GMU. I'm in! Huge relief. Very happy. Maybe I'll quit stalking the mailman for a little while. This acceptance came before updated reports went out with this semester's grades; thus, I was accepted at GMU with a cumulative GPA of 2.58, in case that is relevant for anybody out there.
Also got a somewhat nondescript email from Ms. Zearfoss of UMICH: They are continuing to review my application file "in the context of the greater applicant pool." Looks like I may be waiting a while... _________________________________________________
USPS Priority Mail from IUB w/ hand-written note from Dennis Long. Nice package. Included $7K/year Merit Scholarship contingent upon maintaining top 50% class standing. Suddenly IUB is very enticing: my tuition would be just $8000/year. Hard to beat.
Email from Ms. Howe at W&L: my acceptance letter is on its way!
Also, email from Santa Clara: app is complete.
Email acceptance from WUSTL...letter on the way. Wow...I did not expect to start 4 for 4.
Came back from out of town to find acceptance from Temple in large envelope. No mention of $$. Also, letter from W&L offering $4K/year , renewable. Also, phone message from Dean Aguilar of Utah requesting a return call. Quick look on LSN tells me this is probably an acceptance...
In at Utah. Called Dean Aguilar, and he gave me the word. Also, official letter of acceptance from WUSTL arrived today--small envelope, no mention of $$.
In at Pitt. Letter in thick, regular-sized envelope with hand-written note from director of admissions. No mention of $$. I like Pitt; good school, great city.
Large, white envelope from Wake w/ acceptance. 8-for-8... My first rejection must be coming very soon.
Surprise, surprise. Acceptance email from Ms. Moriconi of Notre Dame. More information on the way via snail mail... Things are getting very interesting. I welcome any advice/insight anyone can offer on what is shaping up to be a very difficult decision.
Mailed letters of withdrawl to Utah, Temple, Pitt and Wake. Pitt and Wake were difficult, as I really liked the schools. But, there can be only one... Also, rcvd large envelope from Notre Dame, including DVD.
UVa status changed to decision. Apparently my first rejection is on its way...
Ding! Courtesy of UVa. Regular, thin evelope, cream in color.
(Why don't we call these buzzes? Buzz is a better onomatopoeia for rejection.)
Large, white envelope from Santa Clara.
Recvd WL letter from Vandy, dated March 6. Not interested this late...
More withdrawls today. Good luck to those of you still waiting for GMason and Santa Clara.
Ding in regular envelope from GW. Short letter. Saves me the trouble of withdrawing...
Waitlist from UMich via email. I think I'll stay on this one for a while.
Came home from the W&L ASW to find a waitlist from American (letter dated 3-16). Wow. Could not withdraw fast enough.
Also took WUSTL off the list today.
Waitlist letter from W&M via mail. Thanks, but no thanks. The 4 month silent treatment has taken its toll on my affinity for W&M. They were one of my favorites at the beginning of the cycle, but now I will withdraw without much regret...
Mailed first seat deposit to W&L today. Not quite ready to slap the big "A" up there, but I feel pretty good about going to W&L at this point...
I'll be at W&L this fall, unless there is some dramatic change in circumstance.