Can you still wait by the phone when it's a mobile?
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.