Thursday, May 14, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

First, I would just like to say:
And I know I won't be the only one who stays up way past midnight tonight to repeatedly check the ORPAS site in case they update early! (although I recognize that it's not likely)

So the thing that's on my mind lately is:
If I get more than one offer, how do I choose?

I thought I knew which program I wanted to get into, but the more I consider the options the more I see how each of them has advantages. In the end I don't think that one is better than another and I'll be thrilled to get into any one of them. But that makes the decision even harder in some ways. There is no clear singular choice, only equal but different choices.

So I'd like to ask... and I sincerely want feedback from others if you're willing to share... how are you making your choice?
Is it based on features of the program?
The university? City?
Is your choice based on practical considerations?
Or maybe personal and emotional ones?

Please comment with the program you will choose/have chosen and the reason you selected it.

I wish the best of luck to everyone!
Good, bad or ugly... at least tomorrow the wait will be over!!



  1. Hi!

    Thanks for all your blogging! I wanted to let you know, that I don't think anything changes on ORPAS's website to indicate that you have been accepted, waitlisted or rejected- its not like getting into undergrad. If you are accepted tomorrow you will recieve an e-mail from the school directly. My friend that heard from speech language pathology said that nothing on her ORPAS account indicated that she was accepted, but she recieved an acceptance e-mail from the school. So I think its your e-mail account that everyone will want to check a 100 times tomorrow!

    Good luck everyone!! ---so nervous! :)

  2. Thank you very much for the clarification Anonymous Poster!!
    You were 100% right... nothing on ORPAS changed. I'm actually a little disappointed about it. Since we have to notify ORPAS of our choice and we have to submit a request to send in our final transcripts it would be much easier to do both those things on the website rather than with paper.
    Oh well! *shrug*

    I hope the admissions fairy was good to you!

  3. Hello,

    I realize that it has been a year since you have gotten in but I am now in the application process for ORPAS and I have a question about the acceptance process. Do you get accepted only by email or my actual mail?


  4. You will get your acceptance both via email and via snail-mail. Sort of.
    Allow me to explain. In the year I got my acceptance we received email notification immediately. This was followed a few days later by letter mail packages by SOME schools. UWO sent me a whole big package with a ton of stuff. Queen's sent me a standard envelope with a nice letter. McMaster did not send any paper... it was all electronic. And I didn't apply to UofT, so I don't know what they do.