I received an interview invite from Portland campus, as well!!! A little after 3pm. I could NOT believe it!! I was sitting next to my Grandmother, and I gasped in shock... I then sat there for a good minute or so with my jaw to the ground. She was like “What? What is it? Are you okay?” I honestly was so so surprised. Guys, never, EVER, give up!! I have come up against some major adversity in my life, when it would have been sooooo easy to give up. I have had to work my *** off to get here... which is why I was half expecting not to get an invite this year, and have to try again next time. I broke down in tears because I have worked so damn hard... it just felt good to get that validation. Even if I don’t get in once all is said and done, I have a fighting chance, and all I have done is bout for not for naught!
I have FAILED classes. I have had to retake them. It has been years. If this is truly your passion... Do. Not. Give. Up. Allow time for growth, reflection, and building your strength and character. You will not be the same person who applies next time.