I need a venting thread. I'm in the process of wrapping up my MA, and I'm currently sending out applications for PhD. I've made sure to do everything the right way. I've got a 4.0 in my graduate work. I've presented at 4 conferences (three of which were national level conferences). I spent quality time over the summer researching programs, and compiled a list of 10 schools across the range of rankings that I would love to go to. I prepped and took the two GRE's (the subject for the first time and the general a 2nd time). So why do I need a vent thread? Two reasons--ETS and my recommendation profs. I'm justifiably curious as to how I did on the subject test. I took it over a month ago. They have scored it, because they sent out the score report to my schools more than a week ago. They have sent me nothing, and put nothing online. I understand that they do this to try and force people to pay the extra money to get the scores by phone, but I already gave them an obscene amount of money for a test. I just don't think they should be allowed to play games like that. As for my recommenders, I asked four profs, just to cover myself in case one of them flaked (my thesis adviser is completely senile, so I wanted a backup for when he inevitably flaked). Two of my recommenders uploaded their letters right away. My thesis adviser told me, the day after the deadline for the first school, that he wasn't going to write his letter until he got the next chapter of my MA thesis (which, according to my research schedule, isn't even due until late January). I thought, "hey, good thing I arranged for a back-up." Unfortunately, my backup is ALSO flaking. He keeps telling me he's going to write it and that it's going to be "really good." The problem with that is that it's been three weeks now...and he still hasn't written it. I sent apps to UCLA, UMD and SUNY Buffalo, and they might end up as wasted money because these two profs agreed to do something and then didn't follow through. I'm beyond aggravated at the moment.