The psychologist asks me, "What's troubling you?" "Waiting," I reply, "just waiting to find out whether or not I will be attending school this fall. I hate waiting." That is my dilemma. PCO will hold their next Admissions Committee meeting next Friday, and I will find out shortly after. Taking into account my qualifications, I think I will get in. But, there is this nagging feeling that I won't. Maybe this is an "assume the worst and you won't be disappointed" reaction. My qualifications: 1) 3.55 overall undergraduate GPA 2) 3.50 science GPA 3) Approximately 180 credit hours, BS in Biology from Univ. of Wisconsin- Madison and graduate courses at Johns Hopkins University 4) Undergraduate senior thesis in molecular biology 5) A few extracurriculars and modest amount of volunteer experience 6) Extensive medical/health related work experience (CNA and working with developmentally and mentally disabled adults) and modest amount of optometric shadowing experience. 7) 3 years post-BS research experience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (half the time with the cornea, the other half with adult stem cells) 8) Presented a paper at the ARVO meeting in 2005 dealing with gene expression in the maturing cornea (in front of 200 people, the only BS to give a presentation in our section...all the others were MDs or PhDs) 9) Decent OAT scores...340 GChem, 340 OChem, 350 RC, 350 Bio, 360 Physics, and 380 QRT (=360TS and 350AA) 10) Thought my interview went pretty well, that's hard to quantify This looks, and I'm trying to be modest, like I'd be a shoe-in. But I'm not completely confident. You are my psychologist...what do you think? Am I just being an f'ing worry-wart?