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Can you still wait by the phone when it's a mobile? [Feb. 2nd, 2012|10:11 am]
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Over the last couple days, I've started to turn into a nervous wreck. By next Tuesday, transformation should be complete. Unless, of course, I get The Call. Specifically, in this case that would be the call from the University of Wisconsin program I applied to, and is probably my best bet at getting into a major, prestigious program. According to the information sheet that they gave me, interviews start next week and carry on through the 20th. So right now I am holding out hope that they don't even contact students until either later today, tomorrow, or Monday. In the meantime, I need to really start work on my next application...though if I can't even get an interview at WI, I really don't think I'll have a chance at Minnesota's B-school, where I'll have to compete against way more people. 

I knew, back when I had so much hope in Nov-Dec, that this was a possibility: that things wouldn't work out and that I would have to fall back on my tertiary option. But it's still demoralizing to have to really stare that possibility in the face. 

It ultimately might not matter...after all, multiple people have said that once you have a CPA, the rest of your educational background quickly fades in importance. Still, if I was sure it didn't matter, I wouldn't be trying to do things this way. 

<EDIT 2/3/12>
It turns out it was an email, not a call. Even so, I GOT IT! ...I responded within 10 minutes with the requested information. I might be a little relieved to have that anxiety over with.
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[User Picture]From: lady_fox
2012-02-03 01:44 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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From: peojkl
2012-02-03 03:23 am (UTC)
Good Luck. Tense stuff. Competing against more people isn't necessarily a worse bet -- it depends on the ratio of apps to slots and also the relation between your qualifications and the average in the pool.
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[User Picture]From: darkskywatcher
2012-02-03 07:16 pm (UTC)
That is, generally, part of the problem at UMN: not only is the pool bigger, but especially in GPA I compare unfavorably to most other transfer candidates. My biggest strengths there is that I'm a non-traditional student with a very different story, and I can show a positive trend in academic performance.

The more rational part of my brain knows that there is no reason not to try as hard as I can anyway, that I might make the cut even if I think I won't. Still, the doubts linger.
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