Also, admissions officers are radioactive.
Bear with me.
See, there's this very famous thought experiment called Schrödinger's Cat, proposed by the quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. I am not a physics major (but I do believe that the best way to get a point across is with cats!) so here's a very good, short YouTube video that nicely sums up the experiment and has lots of pretty colors, from I Don't Think It Means What You Think It Means.
OK, what does a cat, a vial of poison, a Geiger counter, and a lot of physics that doesn't really make sense have to do with you being admitted to Tufts?
Think of the college admissions process like Schrödinger's experiment: your admissions decision is the cat (TAMS is hypoallergenic, FYI), the vial of poison is a rejection, the radioactive material inside the room is the admissions committee (which is currently neck-deep in your apps), and the hammer is their decision.
So, until we look at the hypoallergenic cat which is your online admissions decision, which may or may not be dead, based upon the "collapsed superposition" of the radioactive admissions committee, we will not know if Justin has poisoned your cat. (I swear that metaphor works…)
Until you open the room/box/bunker/acceptance envelope, the admissions committee is in a state of superposition, the result of which is that they have both accepted you and rejected you. Weird, huh?
I suppose congratulations are in order!
Post script for people who know physics (especially my housemate, who will probably yell at me):
I am not a physicist. No, an admissions committee cannot be in a state of superposition, and I realize that claiming that applicants are both admitted and not admitted at the same time is only slightly better than people who claim Schrödinger's Cat implies zombie cats in boxes until you open them up. An admissions committee may not be in state of superposition because it is not ruled by the laws of quantum mechanics.
Quantum mechanical forces only apply to very, very, very, very, very, very, very small things like quarks, leptons, protons, positrons, and other things that end in -on. Or -ark. (Quantum physics makes no sense. Seriously.) The Tufts Admissions Department (and I assume, all other departments of admissions) is ruled by classical Newtonian physics, meaning that you can predict its state, velocity, mass, etc. using principles derived in the seventeenth century. It is predictable in the sense that if you send all of your materials in, meet the deadlines, read the stuff it sends out and meet certain criteria, you will be accepted. Next step for Tufts: deriving a quantum board of admissions.
If you would like to help me improve on this metaphor, please email or Tweet me, or comment below! And thank you for reading this far and not angrily complaining about how I'm so stupid and ignorant.