Thanks for the help, everyone. Unlike Wastrel, I didn't get into any schools.
Training-wise, that's not too bad. Depending on where I might end up living in IL, I can still attend POW! We'll see where I end up.
Thanks for the advice about cities and such. Maybe next year, when I reapply, I can put this advice to good use.
if you are around kent then eduardo "dudu" barros is your man. he is a black belt under carlson gracie sr-andre pendeinaras. 4 time brazilian champion and a great guy. he is located on summit street in akron at T.F.C. (Total Fitness Concepts)....
Well, thanks for bumping, I guess.
So far, I've only been accepted this time around at a program near where I currently train in Evanston, but we'll see if the other schools accept me this time.