I went to the application meeting today and it was unorganized and there were a lot of people. There was probably over 100 people there which makes me very nervous. It started at 5:30, and I got there at about 5. I sat in the third row because the first two were full already. When they initially started to do the applications, they started from the front row, 8 people at a time. They wouldn't give the apps until you went up to the table. It was ridiculous and taking forever. People were fighting to run up to the front row to be next. So then after 3 groups of 8 people went up, Ms. Norris made everyone write their name on a slip of paper and it became a random drawing. Then she finally handed out apps to everyone, and this sped up the process quite a bit.
I got there at 5 and did not leave until 8:45, and there were probably 30 people left to go when I left. Also, I attended an information meeting last summer, before they started doing information meeting verification forms. I knew nothing about these until today. Fortunately, I knew what day my meeting was, so I was allowed to write it on the front of the app and they will supposedly look it up. Also beware, the reference letters are supposed to be dated for May.
So I am feeling a little pessimitic about being accepted with my 3.6. There were a lot of people there and this was just one of the meetings. I especially was feeling crappy when the girl who sat by me for 3 hours was a 4.0. It just made me wonder how many students in the room were higher than me. I guess I'll just hope for the best. Good luck next week. In case you didn't know that meeting is at 1 or 1:30, they changed it from 5:30. So just double check and get the right time.