Let me add here that I hope my silly little post was not taken to be discouraging, because that is not how I meant it! When I stumbled across this board less than a year ago, I had little to no idea just how competitive admissions to the "top" MT schools would be. I figured it was about as competitive, as, well admission to any other major, and probably less challenging and competitive than medical school admissions. WRONG!! (Wasn't the first time I have been in error and sure won't be the last!
) I now know how much I didn't know, but one thing I do know
is that admissions to most of the well-known programs is fiercely competitive and it's almost anyone's guess who gets in each year to where and why. That said, some students will, at the end of their auditions season, have choices, and others won't. My earnest hope is that ALL of those students will, in the end, believe they landed at the program that is right for them.