Feb 2, 2009, 11:30 AM
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Just as some consolation for those who are wondering why they haven't heard anything/when they'll hear something/asking DEAR GAWD, GIVE ME SOMETHING, PLEASE - when I went through this process last year, I didn't hear ANYTHING until late, late February. My first bit of news was a rejection letter from Iowa. Then I didn't hear anything for another two weeks. Then I got a bunch of rejection letters, and then I heard all my acceptances and waitlists within 2 weeks of the April 15 deadline! I got my final rejection letter the week before April 15. So, I think it's safe to say that many of us will be sitting tight until March. Also, have comfort that just because you haven't heard from a school by mid-February, that doesn't mean you aren't getting in somewhere. Some places take their time, and sometimes that's a good thing because it means they're weighing their options and trying to figure out funding before mailing acceptances and rejections. (Although, I didn't really get any funding last year so that's why I'm back in the game this year.) Oh, and not one of the schools that accepted me last year called me to tell me so. I heard either via email or snail mail.
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So, if possible, try to relax for the next couple weeks. (I'm going out of town this weekend, and I'm going to try to leave my laptop at home!) Also, remember AWP is Feb. 11-15, so I doubt we'll hear much from schools then.