"Well, I'm a bit confused. Am I officially accepted? Or is there still some formal admissions process we haven't gone through yet?"
"Nope," she said, "You're in!"
The way she talked, it was all a done deal. There were no comments like, "If you decide to attend...." She seemed to think that I was definitely going. Why else would I apply, after all?
Weird! Exciting, but weird.
She made it sound very hard, too. Scary words like Dissertation came up.... although I'd have a project option, if preferred, or a research option. (Me, I'm more of a project sort of girl.) Also, since each course is only 8 weeks long, your first homework assignment is due the first class! (Meaning we're expected to start working even before we start attending classes.)
It's all a bit overwhelming and confusing right now -- but it seems I'm in! I can start in March.
Now I just have to decide if I want to actually do this thing.