So a couple of years ago, I managed to apply and get accepted to graduate school at Boston College. I was so excited, but I ended up having an emergency come up so that I couldn’t afford to move. This year I found myself in a much better position financially and I applied to BC again. I talked to the director of the program at BC (who I had communicated with before) and she said she was “delighted” I was reapplying. My application was even stronger this time around because I’ve been doing more things since the last time I applied. But today I got the email saying I was waitlisted. I just wanted to know so badly one way or the other and now I don’t. I’m really disappointed that I got in before, but when I am in a good position financially to move to Boston I didn’t. The email from the director had been so encouraging, but I guess she wasn’t that “delighted” by my application because I didn’t get in.
Any advice for how to handle this? I’d like to know if there was anything I could have done differently, and since I had an correspondence with this professor I thought I could reach out to her and ask for advice. I’m not really sure what to say though.