Me too- don’t worry, I’m not getting my hopes up. I just figure why not stay positive. USC isn’t the only way to make it anyway we got this!I really don't want to be a Debbie Downer, because It can be somewhat unproductive and deflating to what should be a joyous occasion for many (people are getting into their dream school! Fulfilling their goals, etc!) But I love me some Rachel Dratch, so I'm doing it anyways!
Last year, there were two weekends in which acceptances were sent out. The last weekend of February, and the first weekend of March. Altogether, about eight or so people reported acceptances. With the cap being 32 a year, that's about 1/4 of the entire class.
This year, about 10 people have reported acceptances. Nearly a third of all applicants. That's actually rather high, which is ironic considering all the fears that NONE of us were being accepted! But to us leftovers, it's also a pretty big sign of what's to come.
With luck, we will know rather soon. But that wasn't the case in 2017 -- it took nearly the entirety of March for everyone else here to get denials. Weeks and weeks of waiting, still hoping for a miracle. And it didn't help us that, up until the week before all the rejections were sent out, the admissions department was still egging us on with promises of "more acceptances are being sent out!" and the like. Many members of the forum called up the school, and they NEVER said what we all were kind of thinking...all the acceptances have been sent, you are almost definetly denied, etc. Honestly, I bet they weren't allowed to say -- easiest way to satisfy a customer is to tell them want they want to hear, right? And we all wanted to hear that there was still a smidgen of hope to latch on to.
But, at the end of the day? I kind of regretted committing so much to that. I was in denial for way too long and, for myself personally, it was not very healthy. Well it's truly impossible to eliminate all hope from the equation (at least for my human brain, trying to argue waitlist and what not), being lead on for weeks about something that had no chance of happening was not at all fun.
So to drop this long winded diatribe and return to the meat of the subject: I am pretty sure all the acceptances have been sent out, and the gap between the two points (acceptances being sent out, and denials being sent out) is all just dead space. But, man, I would love to be proven dead wrong bt ANY of us getting acceptance letters within the next few weeks...would prove that hope is a worthwhile endeavor within the coming days. Which is always nice.