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DARTH VADER from the PLANET VULCAN ([personal profile] highways) wrote2012-03-17 11:48 am
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now slightly more reasonable.

I heard back from UHM, and was basically told that while they'd normally take me, but since they've gotten a ton of applicants this year they've put me on the wait list. ANXIETY, GET. I thought maybe by now I'd have figured out something else I'd want to do with my life if I'm rejected but, uh, nope, looks like that hasn't been the case. So if I'm rejected I'll probably email the professors there and try to get another couple of letters of recommendation and reapply for Spring 2013 admission.

I'm basically constantly drowning in anxiety all the time it's super awesome. I'm trying to write to pass the time but I'm unfortunately one of those headclutching, this is so bad why isn't this working sort of writers so it's really not helping ... at all.

In the meantime, I still have two months left on my internship and work for my father, I guess. As soon as I move back to Flagstaff -- happening sooner rather than later, our lease is up in May -- I'll try to find a second job again. EXCITING LIFE PLANS.
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[personal profile] delight 2012-03-17 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
This is EXACTLY my life right now; I'm waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting to hear from a school I'm trying to transfer to because of being unfairly and possibly illegally failed out of my previous program -- they said "sometime in March," and I spend every day checking the mail a thousand times, repeatedly hyperventilating and throwing up. My functionality level is kind of not. I expect to be rejected because I'm a pessimist and not that amazing and they only take 11%-16% of applicants but I'm extremely desperate and have never not been in school in my life and can't work and etc etc etc anxiety.

GOOD LUCK. FEEL BETTER.
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[identity profile] fromtheflag.livejournal.com 2012-03-18 08:21 am (UTC)(link)
Don't feel bad about being on a wait list, you can still be accepted from being on one. It might be harder to think that way but it is possible. If I were you, and it sounds corny but it might help... send a thank you note to their administration department. Just tell them you are happy you are being considered and you will be expecting to hear back. It's corny but it can take you a long way, I swear that's how I got my job... Because if you send them a thank you note, they have to put that into your file, which means they have to look at your file again. It doesn't hurt to try it. Hand write it, when I was getting out of the Navy I talked to HR departments from civilian companies and they all encourage to do it. I don't see why it wouldn't apply to grad school. Like I said, they HAVE to put anything you send into your file, so this could give them another look. Also like you said if you can gather some recommendation letters that would work for 2013.

Good luck!
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[identity profile] fromtheflag.livejournal.com 2012-03-21 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
When are you suppose to find out if you make the list? I thought you applied to more than one school so hopefully you hear back from other ones soon.

School is fine! I'm on spring break right now, but it is actually only my ASL class right now. I really like it but wish I could actually practice signing. I start the art school in April, but I am thinking of moving to Austin, TX so I might only take one semester. I am going to Texas this weekend to make my decision about it all.
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[personal profile] paperback 2012-03-23 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
IT COULD STILL PULL THROUGH and applying for spring with a few more recommendations is a good idea if you do not get in immediately. I mean, you know you're qualified by their standards so if you show that you are EVEN MORE QUALIFIED that could prevent another waitlist?