I am a VERY non traditional student (49 years old, started my pre reqs and co reqs two years ago). Got an alternate letter my first try in (but didn't get in), got a rejection letter my second try, and finally got my acceptance letter this time around and start in August. When that letter came a few weeks ago, my hands were shaking. I sat in the post office parking lot wondering if I should even open it, and if I was rejected again, what I would do. When I opened it and saw that I was accepted, I started laughing and crying at the same time. People walking by gave me funny looks. I didn't care one bit. Then I got on the phone and blubbered to my family and friends. Joy!