February 25, 2007

Accepted--I'm almost absolutely sure.

When one waits for something in their life for a long time, when it actually happens, amazement and sometimes denial of the fact follows.

Since Thursday, I've been questioning it.

On Thursday evening, my sister's boyfriend answered the phone. I received the message two hours after I came home and he happened to remember. I guess I can be happy for that.

I was accepted at New York University for the fall semester in the News and Documentary Program.

However, after he told me, he started to rescind everything that he said because I was getting so excited about it. He likes to joke, but he shouldn't have. Yes, ladies and gents, he is the villan of this story, but I have forgiven him because after a few minutes of denial of my acceptance, he gave me the e-mail and phone number of the woman I was to contact.

I called the number but received a voicemail. On the NYU Web site, it says do not expect a phone call or an e-mail confirming your acceptance, so I was a bit confused.

The next morning, I called the main Office of Admissions and they confirmed my admittance. However, I was still questioning the entire situation because it was over the phone. I called my contact again and did speak with her. As it turns out, the program tells people that they want to recruit early. I was dumbfounded.

Though I still want an acceptance letter in my hand, I have told everyone now. If I wake up and this is all some cruel dream, I will eventually thank God for letting me have it.

I am still waiting to hear from Syracuse, but there's already a waiting list for the floor in my NYC dorm... :-D

Posted by Amanda Cochran at February 25, 2007 8:39 AM | TrackBack

Congratuations. i'm proud of you. I prayed so hard that you would get in. If it's a cruel dream, you can join my club.

Posted by: Karissa at February 25, 2007 10:00 AM

Congratulations, Amanda.

Every career has its share of disappointments and triumphs... I can certainly understand your desire to have that piece of paper in your hand. Every application, every job interview, every little encouragement and big disappointment -- they are all steps in the road.

(Karissa, I know your road has triumphs in it, too.)

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at February 25, 2007 10:44 AM

congrats Amanda!
have fun in your trip also, keep blogging about your experiences especially when you start grad school! :)
and I'll do the same, we can all share our notes on our experiences!

I'm still waiting to hear from my grad schools, one of the professor who read my file was impressed by it so hopefully when the committee meets up, she'll speak up for me!

talk to ya later, good luck!

Posted by: mike d. at March 1, 2007 6:52 PM
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