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February 21st, 2005

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11:14 am - Grad School App.
I have to wonder if this is good news or bad:

"Status: Your application has been sent to the graduate program for an academic decision."

Last week, it was under "Evaluation". While it's good to know that the process is moving forward, it's remarkably uninformative.
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: "Death of an Unpopular Poet", -JB

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Date:February 21st, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
See? Evaluation means they're making sure you have all the pieces there and meet minimum requirements. Academic review will now rank you against your fellow applicants.
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Date:February 21st, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
I gave up looking at the update pages for my grad apps a while ago for just that reason.

Although, as far as I can tell, "academic decision" just means that they didn't throw it out for being unqualified. It's like saying "well, he's not a completely unqualified math major applying for an English degree, so that's good" for example.
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Date:February 21st, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Geez, I don't remember jumping through all those hoops when I went to grad school. I wonder if they've tightened things up over there in the past... um, that would be... nearly 14 years ago. (ack!)

Let us know how things progress, k?
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Date:February 21st, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
This is one of those times when vagueness is much more appropriate, I feel. After all, it just wouldn't be the same for all those others who would otherwise get letters reading, "Your application has been sent to the graduate program for heating fuel."

Good luck on making it this far... I can't wait til you host a big party with free for everyone when you make it in! ;D

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Date:February 21st, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
It's good news. If it wasn't, they either would have mailed you a "sorry, that's it" letter, or not mailed anything at all. Congrats on moving to the next step!

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