Yes, it’s true. Decisions are out!

By now you’ve heard the news that MIA/MPA/MPA-DP Fall 2017 admissions decisions are out. Some of you received the wonderful news that you’ve been admitted to SIPA, and others received some news they weren’t hoping for. No matter where you fall on that spectrum, I promise to address your questions this week in a series of blog posts. For today, I want to give everyone more time to process their decisions…and to celebrate the achievements of those who were admitted. To mark it, here’s a look at all of the emotions — in gif form — those who were admitted must have felt when they read their letters.

First, you got an email stating your admissions decision was ready. 

Nervous eyes

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You clicked on the email but wanted to remain surprised. So you sort of side-glanced your computer screen and splayed your fingers over your eyes so you wouldn’t read ahead.

fingers spread out over face

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You read and read, and then you realize it’s a waste of an email…Because we tell you to click on a link to move on to the next step.

While entering your account information on the log-in screen you think: “Why all the extra steps?! I already filled out a 20-page application, submitted essays, got over my fear of public speaking by answering that ridiculous video question, donated my kidney, and…”

Jurassic Park scene with child eating green jello, but she stops because she sees a dinosaur and get scared

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You’re confronted with your Status Page and little intimidating hyperlink that connects you to your letter. (Another link?!)

Nervous women in SNL skit saying "I feel like I'm going to pass out" while shaking her head

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And you’re somewhat annoyed with us.

Dean Winchester from the TV series Supernatural rolls his eyes

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After all of that, you nervously wait for your decision letter to load.

Pop sensation Britney Spears in a red dress while on the show X Factor, cringes and puts her head down.

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And you read and read some more.

An orange tabby cat watches a computer mouse run around on the screen

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Then, confetti sprouted from the digital heavens and at first you weren’t sure the international symbol for celebration was real.

Older gentleman on the TV show Lost has his eyes darting back-and-forth nervously.

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That Frank Sinatra tune was also pretty cool, huh?!

As you continued to skim your admission letter, circling in on “congratulations,” you knew we weren’t playing a sick prank on you.

Cartoon dinosaur dressed in red flannel drops a canned drink and his face has a shocked expression on it

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Two yellow Minions scream in joy

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Cue the much-deserved Happy Dance.

Andy from The Office does a happy dance as elevator doors close on him

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Close up of Sailor Moon as she screams in joy

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Screaming happy while on couch

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Saved By The Bell's Carlton does his famous happy dance

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Merida from Disney's Brave does a happy dance

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A little girl pumps her fists and her abdomen in time with one another while competing in a beauty pagent

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama waves her arms in a circle while dancing

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Jordan Peele dressed in 80s clothes shouts "Nooice" for "nice."

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In the end, you knew you deserved it because you are…

Emma Roberst from Scream Queens is dressed in pink scrubs and says "Awesome"

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