Friday, March 05, 2010

You're in!

Friday morning before I left for Hemlock I checked my email and found one with the following subject line "Congratulations! You've been Admitted to UW's Faculty of Arts" (UW=University of Waterloo) It also stated that I had been "conditionally admitted" but I received the Offer of Admissions yesterday (that's it in the picture) and it says that I've been accepted without conditions. In any case, I now have TWO offers of admission...and here I had myself convinced that none of the schools would want me!

So between receiving the email and the package, I've been weighing the pros and cons of each school. UW was my first choice but that was totally arbitrary. I had nothing to base it on. Now that I've had a chance to get to know each school and talk to people that either did go to either or are going, I'm leaning towards Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). They're just a few blocks apart physically so location isn't an issue.

I'm leaning towards WLU because it's a smaller "Liberal Arts" school. UW is massive and tends to focus more on sciences. The schools work very closely together though so if I enroll in WLU and then decide that I made a mistake, switching will be a pain but it will be very easy to do. The libraries of UW, WLU and Guelph (the third school I applied to) are all connected as well so I can order books from any of them...important for History, or so I've been told :)

I'll let you know when I finally pull the trigger, or click the "accept" (I technically have until May) but I think WLU will be my choice...unless I can come up with a reason not to.


Heather said...

Heidi, WLU is where my soon to be daughter-in-law will graduate from next May. She has enjoyed her years there and some of the reasons are the same as yours. Good luck in your final decision.

Veronica said...

Congratulations - of course they want you :) One step closer to realising your dreams.

Jenny in nyc said...

One thing to compare is the amount of electives in other areas you can take.

also, does one have a better art hstory department?

Which one has you do a written thesis for graduation?

I liek the idea of small for a variety of reasons.. but mostly for the connections you will have when you are ready to dive into a new career.

tosin said...

Congrats!! No matter what you decide, I wish you luck with the journey....

Nadya 's World!!! said...

WOW! Good for you! That's exciting!!! Good luck with which ever one you pick!!! :)