About two weeks ago, I got an email from UCSB with the subject line, "ADMISSIONS UPDATE."
This is it!!! I thought ... but it wasn't. I opened it up, and all it said was, "We know you are anxious to hear of your admission status. We are working very diligently and will be releasing freshmen and some transfer student admission statuses beginning March 22 at 4 P.M. This round will continue on until May 1. Thank you!" ... Argh.
But, the overly excited and impatient person I am, decided to check today. I logged on, or well, tried to, at 3:55. "This website is currently down for maintenance until 4 P.M. Pacific Time. We are sorry for any inconvenience." Whatever, I thought, it's fairly unlikely I will even know this early anyway since it is supposed to be mainly freshman letters.
But again, being the overly excited and impatient person I am, I decided to check at 3:59 ... you know, just in case the website happened to be up a minute early. Dang. It wasn't. So I went back to writing an outline for my paper ... for two minutes, and checked at 4:01. Here is what I saw:
(Note: Actually this isn't what I saw. I just did this screen shot and the actual acceptance letter isn't there anymore since I already did my intent to enroll. But I'm sure you get the point:)
At this point, I started shaking. The adrenaline was pumping. I dropped my phone at least twice in the process of making a few phone calls, and the smile was so big on my face that apparently I had a temporary speech impediment.
Of course, I immediately signed the intent to enroll, paid my $100 non-refundable deposit, and bought track pants and a t-shirt that say UCSB on them. Two months ago, I begged Paul to buy me a UCSB sweatshirt while we toured the campus, and he said, "I'll buy you one the day you get admitted." Well, summer is coming so I bought something I can wear to the gym instead:)
YAY! The only thing we're waiting for now is Paul's acceptance! And even if for some reason it doesn't work out, he got into CSU Channel Islands and we'll be headed on down to Santa Barbara at the end of summer!