International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

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Luis Gomez
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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Luis Gomez » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:11 pm

Moba wrote:So guys i'm curious to know where everyone is heading. After a excruciating winter, i ended up being accepted at NYU, CLS, Penn, Cornell and HLS WL. After much consideration regarding financial options, I have decided I'm enrolling at Penn. Just sent in my tuition deposit.


Congrats Moba. Penn is an excellent school.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby parker09 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:58 am

Moba wrote:So guys i'm curious to know where everyone is heading. After a excruciating winter, i ended up being accepted at NYU, CLS, Penn, Cornell and HLS WL. After much consideration regarding financial options, I have decided I'm enrolling at Penn. Just sent in my tuition deposit.


Congrats! It's a relief to be done, isn't it?

After a really excruciating few weeks spent curled up in a corner clutching various glossy school brochures, I deposited at CLS. Really killed me to turn down Mich, but in the end I think (hope) I made the right decision...

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby roundabout » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:02 am

parker09 wrote:
Moba wrote:So guys i'm curious to know where everyone is heading. After a excruciating winter, i ended up being accepted at NYU, CLS, Penn, Cornell and HLS WL. After much consideration regarding financial options, I have decided I'm enrolling at Penn. Just sent in my tuition deposit.


Congrats! It's a relief to be done, isn't it?

After a really excruciating few weeks spent curled up in a corner clutching various glossy school brochures, I deposited at CLS. Really killed me to turn down Mich, but in the end I think (hope) I made the right decision...


SOMG, I members this thread . . . Parker, I'm sure you're making the right decision. My mantra lately is "every choice is the right choice", and when it's Columbia v. Mich, pretty sure that's true. Just focus on getting psyched for NYC instead.

That said, bummer I won't see you at Michigan in the fall! Sent in my deposit yesterday. Feeling pretty good. Holly, I still haven't heard from NYU either- I might have some bevs and then call them tonight, just to see what happens.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Moba » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:18 pm

Thanks. Whatever happens with the wailist? Like can I stay on HLS waitlist even if I've accepted at Penn? or what's the deal?

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby roundabout » Mon May 10, 2010 11:51 am

Just to update- I finally got my letter from NYU about a week ago (I was waitlisted- shocker). It was dated April 15th. I've never had a piece of mail take that long to get to me, so no idea what happened.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby parker09 » Mon May 10, 2010 1:02 pm

roundabout wrote:Just to update- I finally got my letter from NYU about a week ago (I was waitlisted- shocker). It was dated April 15th. I've never had a piece of mail take that long to get to me, so no idea what happened.


Me too (about last week, and being waitlisted, and April 15). Mine wasn't even postmarked till April 23... it took them 8 days to stuff it into an envelope?!

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby 5251 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:39 am

I wanted to bring back this thread for all the fun and/or traumatic stories from people waiting for decisions outside the US. Any idea how schools are contacting applicants outside the US this cycle?

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:46 am

5251 wrote:I wanted to bring back this thread for all the fun and/or traumatic stories from people waiting for decisions outside the US. Any idea how schools are contacting applicants outside the US this cycle?


I've gotten one letter in the postal mail. Faster than I expected but still a bit of a lag.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby hellome » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:34 am

Received an admit packet and a follow up letter from Duke.
Nothing else yet...although I'm waiting on an admit packet from Michigan as well.

Really looking forward to something purple :wink:

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby 5251 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:51 am

I've only heard from Harvard, and they were great about calling and mailing internationally.

Glancing through last year's thread, it looks like some decisions just come later for people living abroad. It looked like Berkeley didn't make international calls and just waited for their emails to go out in early December, and NYU sent the package internationally with whatever lag time that entails. Meep.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Blindc1rca » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:53 am

I am in the middle of nowhere in a developing country. I access the internet by pinging my 2g modem off of a nearby cell phone tower, and my physical address is, and I kid you not: "fourth house down mountain from the XTel Tower (next to the boulder); Town Name, Department Name, Country Name." For this reason, my physical address on my apps is actually my father's house back in the states. I unfortunately will not have the pleasure of physically opening any acceptance letters :(. But hey, an acceptance is an acceptance!

Good luck to all! This should be a fun support thread.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby csoloski » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:56 am

I am waiting anxiously in middle of a rice paddy in rural Japan.....

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby prismz » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:32 am

csoloski wrote:I am waiting anxiously in middle of a rice paddy in rural Japan.....


I'm not too far away in Taiwan

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:05 am

I'm in the Central Asian-ish part of China, and no one knows the name of the semi-paved road I lived on. I asked all my neighbors, who all said, "I dunno, why?" I'm having mail sent to a friend who lives 20 minutes away in a more developed apartment complex that seems to get mail fairly regularly...Oh, the joys of being abroad :-)

Rural Asia TLS meetup, anyone?

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby hellome » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:23 am

csoloski wrote:I am waiting anxiously in middle of a rice paddy in rural Japan.....


ahaha this is so cute
i'm also close by!




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