it rains wherever i stand

<p>i sent off my ED applications yesterday, and about five minutes ago i was suddenly overcome by an ominous feeling. is it just me or is everyone else feeling the same? i got to see my recs and everything, and was feeling pretty upbeat about them when they were sent off, but now i'm thinking like i would reject myself if i were an adcom. sigh.</p>

<p>My daughter felt the same way last year after she sent her ED apllication - an empty feeling when something you've put so much time into is now someone else's responsibility.</p>

<p>And I felt the same way when <em>she</em> left for college in August!</p>

<p>I feel the same way. I think I'd reject myself...I hope they feel differently.</p>

<p>sixsixty--- I hope some of those ED applications were EA--- that's what you meant, right? You can't apply ED to more than one school.</p>

<p>i meant applications like... college app+finaid app but yeah it's all to one school:) right now... i can see why the college will take me... but its perfectly understandable why they won't either. i suppose the worst that can happen is a deferral...</p>

<p>that's exactly hwo I feel too :( :(</p>

<p>me too . i thought i had best case ever .. a real shoe in ...but after looking at stats and recalculating gpa according to colleges rules.. I'M OUT ..feel stupid i wasted my time filling out app...</p>

<p>Au contraire, I felt complete relief after I sent my application: out of my hands and in someone else's. Just think: "I've given this my best shot, there is nothing I could've done better, and there is nothing more that I can do."</p>

<p>yea-- each and every college is LUCKY to have us.. if we get rejected, it's just because they don't want the rest of the students to feel bad cause we're SO awesome! haha-- gotta keep a smile on your face! :)</p>

<p>I feel the same way. I know I'm what the college is looking for, but was it ME that was presented in the app? I'm not so sure now. But I'm not too worried about it, I'll get in somewhere.</p>

<p>I found it very difficult to finally send my application. A couple months of work, and the hardest part was pressing "Submit application". Aghh. Less than a month till I find out whether I got in...</p>

<p>Well, what's the absolute worst thing that can happen? A letter that says, "thanks but no thanks."</p>

<p>Then you move on.</p>

<p>no the worst thing that can happen is you send in 20 applications and you get 20 rejection letters... I have a very bad feeling at the moment that that's what is going to happen to me....</p>

<p>haha... no that won't happen... wow. 20. and people made fun of me for applying to 17!</p>

<p>uh... 17 is a LOT. O_o</p>

<p>I think go48 was kidding about the 20 applications. But hey, you do what you have to do ;)</p>

<p>I'm applying to 7. I think like 5 of them are reaches LMAO. I need more safeties.</p>

<p>I sent off my EA application a few weeks ago and I'm bouncing back and forth between relief and anxiety. I think I just want to get in so badly that I can't imagine what it'd be like to hold that skinny little envelope in my hands :(</p>

<p>i think pebbles will get in :cool:</p>

<p>I remember when I first sent my application in EA, I kept thinking about it for like two days straight (worrying about my essays, thinking if I should have done a different subject, etc.). It was really weird, but I've calmed down now. :P Just think, at least you tried to get into your reach schools -- better than wondering "what if", right?</p>

<p>I know exactly how this feels...I /just/ sent off the last part of my application about 2 hours ago. Worst part of this whole process.
I've spent so long planning to make my application the best it could be, but now I can't plan and none of it is in my control...I guess I'm a control freak.
I'm most worried about my essays, as well...egh.
December 15 can't come quickly enough...I'm actually happy to have three papers due in my classes before then - takes my mind off the inevitable!</p>

<p>I thought I was reading my own words browsing through this thread...after I finally polished my apps to the max, sent them off...lookin' back,nothing on that app seems to standout...at all. Rejected. YES! Most possibily.</p>

<p>I felt great sending off my ED application, and while I was not looking, second guessing made a home. At first, I was elated that everything was done...but I also found two minor mistakes that I've been thinking about when not engagued in some other activity. I guess I'm a worrier and/or uptight--although, until I had to worry about the college process, my friends and parents thought that I was a laid back kind of guy.</p>

<p>The more I look at my copy of the ED app, the more I seem to be uremarkable, though I think it's because I've been looking at it for 4-5 months. I think that is normal, though. For me, it's about what fate (I use the term loosely) will do now that it's out of my control. Oh well. I'm pretty sure that we will get into one of our top schools.</p>

<p>Good luck, everyone. Just my 2 cents. :)</p>