DD#1 informed me today that she got put on the Wait List for the masters program that she interviewed* for last week. Woo! Hoo! One step closer!
She told me that by being on the WL she might not find out if she's actually accepted until maybe even the day before classes start. Whaaat? Okay, I get it that if someone who was accepted decides at the last minute not to take the course then there's an opening.
How does one prepare for this possibility? I mean should she apply for student loans/grants/scholarships, etc. now, even though she may not get in? (Should she have already done this before the interview?)
She's going to need a car if
she gets accepted (it's an hour's commute via car, public transport is too many stops/changes) but otherwise has absolutely no use for a car.
What about her job? "Yo, Boss, I won't be in tomorrow because I just found out that I'm going back to school tomorrow. I don't know what my school schedule will be like so I'll let you know when I'll be available to work." Not cool. Even if she flat-out quits, a one day notice is sooo not cool. Even still, she's hesitant to talk to them now about the possibility because why rock the boat if she doesn't get accepted?
Her and her BFsam were talking about relocating somewhere in the middle of her school and where they live now (close to BFsam's workplace). This isn't such a big deal right now, I mean she can take the long commute for a while before this happens.
Maybe I'm over thinking this, but it seems to me that "Tomorrow, your life style is going to be completely different. Surprise!" is rather scary. How does one prepare for this possibility?
I coached her to do all the info-gathering that she could possibly do so that at the very least she'd have some ducks in a row and all she'd have to do is push the send button.
Any thoughts? Ideas? Are we/is she completely off track? Help?
*Just a side note and an additional question: she thought she bombed the interview process. She had 11 timed one-on-one interviews. Two of which she ran out of time before completing her last answer and one, she said, pretty much gave her an eye-roll at the end of her first question so she got flustered and stumbled over the rest of her answers. Is this type of interview normal? She did not know that the interviews would be timed . . . just curious.
FTR -- there were 170 interviewees. They are accepting only 30, so being on the WL is pretty cool, right? She doesn't know how many or which position she is on the WL. But I'm pretty proud of her.
eta: classes start at the end of May. It's a two year program with no breaks.