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March 14th, 2005


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08:57 am - Grad School application
"Your application for admission was not approved. You will be informed of the decision by mail."
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From:ravenlaughing
Date:March 14th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Dude, that sucks ass! They better have a dang good reason...
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From:weya
Date:March 14th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Bummer :(
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From:fionnabhar
Date:March 14th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Tough break. I wish it turned out the way you wanted. Imagine how disappointed you'll be once they inform you of the decision. (Sorry, but that inanity deserved a snark.)
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From:romandruid
Date:March 14th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Where did this come from? I mean, doesn't it seem pretty silly to go to the trouble of letting you know the results without the why from the start -- or am I foolishly expecting logic from the administrative arm of a state academic institution?

This makes me want to write to someone -- better yet, call them -- with a WTF rant. What ***possible*** reason could they possibly have for turning you down?? Let me at 'em! Grrrrrrrrr...
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From:singingwren
Date:March 14th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
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BITCHES!!

>:( I want to kick someone in the face. Do they have a return address on there? Maybe they're a bunch of religious-hating old men who don't appreciate vision. Maybe they just... ARHGSJ:ANH:>HN!

Call them and tell them that their refusal was not accepted (and then inform them of the decision by mail.) >:(
From:healing_coyote
Date:March 14th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
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damn, I'm so sorry. I hope they give an actual reason, and not just a run-of-the-mill response.

You should apply for graduate programs in nyc, then come and visit me. :)
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From:duriyah
Date:March 14th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Bummer. I'm sorry.
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From:triskele
Date:March 14th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
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That's a bit redundant. Maybe they forgot the word 'yet'.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 14th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Maybe it's to help give people a feeling of superiority. I certainly am more intelligent than to have phrased it like that.
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From:tlachtga
Date:March 14th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
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If it makes you feel any better, grad school sucks and I'm really regretting being here. I'm very very close to dropping out (again).
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 14th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but I want the option of dropping out :)

Hang in there, you'll do well.
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From:hearthstone
Date:March 14th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Aw, that's too bad :(. Are you considering applying elsewhere?
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 14th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
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No. OSU is "free" for me. I pay nothing except the occasional "activity fee"
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From:raydon_12
Date:March 14th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
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What the hell is with that shit? Whos idea was it to send that? Why bother with a statement like that if they're not going to tell you WHY!!?? I just don't get it. There are so many things in the world I just don't understand, graduate school admissions systems are one of them.
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From:chirael
Date:March 14th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
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That sucks ass. I'm sorry to hear it.

When things like this happen to me, I try to remind myself that all things happen for a reason, when one door closes another one opens, and other similarly meaningless and comforting platitudes :)

I'm sure that ten years from now you'll look back and say, "Damn, I sure am glad they didn't accept me to that grad school, otherwise I never would have ended up doing _____, _____, and of course, _____." :)
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From:prophet_maid
Date:March 14th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC)
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I guess I'm out of the loop, but what program were you applying for.

Sorry to hear about that. I've got a lot of friends going through the same thing right now too.
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 14th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Comparative Religious Studies.

Obviously, I've a lot fo friends to let me know that the Grad Program is smoking something, so I'm gettin' through just fine :) Thanks, though
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From:dmartin
Date:March 14th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
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I know that feeling. Damn that sucks.
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From:odinkar
Date:March 14th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Sounds about liek what Notre Dame sent me. I think it's hilarious that they sent me the "It's not you, it's us" letter saying they rejected me due to the competitive nature of the program, and nothing about me academically.

This shit can be pretty comical/insulting, no?
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 15th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Yes. I'd be willing to bet that at least one person there went to clown school to figure out how to word the replies.

Looking forward to seeing the letter. . .
From:occipitaldruid
Date:March 15th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
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what in the world???
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From:heimskringla
Date:March 15th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
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That's rough. I don't think OU knows what they're missing out on.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:March 15th, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
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If you met their specific program requirements (grade point average-wise & test score wise & such, then they'd better have a damn good reason for turning you down)
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From:chronarchy
Date:March 15th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
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We'll see.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:March 16th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
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I know some people who were acceptable in all respects that have been denied entry into a grad program simply because there wasn't any open slots. It typically said so in their letters & they were encouraged to reapply.

Have you talked with any of the profs from the department? Have they been able to give you any insight? Here at EUP it's the profs in the department that have the most say in who's accepted or rejected- don't know if it's the same where you're at. And the impressin I had was that this program was one you were taking some classes for already.

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