Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Point of No Return

Wish me luck because tomorrow I'm mailing my grad school application. I wonder how long it'll take to hear back. When I applied for undergrad it was within a week, but I doubt it'll be as fast for this. I'm pretty sure I'll get in since it's just a PA State System of Higher Education school, it's not like it's Harvard, and my undergrad GPA was good (that sounds snobby but I did undergrad at a PSSHE school so I'm allowed to say that). I'm actually more worried about what comes after I get accepted. You know, the whole coming up with thousands of dollars and doing school work thing.

I just can't stand the fact that I'm spending so much time at the front desk at work. I didn't do all I did in school to be a receptionist. It's time for a change.



Blogger FUNKY SMITH! said...

I agree wholeheartedly. I feel your pain, also. U of MD deadline is tomorrow, so I've virtually missed it. Plus it appears that MD requires the GRE. So I have a year to prepare. It doesn't look like they are taking spring admissions right now either. No matter. I'm still excited. Thanks for inspiring me.

1/31/2007 10:21 PM  
Blogger nomadshan said...

Good Luck!

1/31/2007 10:29 PM  
Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

It really depends on the school. If you didn't apply for financial aid (you may not have even had the option), you could hear back within a few weeks. Other schools take forever for no good reason as far as I can tell. Your best bet would be to call the department secretary or admissions advisor in a week or so to "verfiy they received" your application. Then casually ask by when their decisions might be made.

1/31/2007 10:34 PM  
Blogger March to the Sea said...

sending along the well wishes!

2/01/2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger Gina Marie said...

Me too... good luck Jenny. And I can sympathize with the job thing. I've been hunting (well, up until yesterday) and there are a bunch of positions for "staff assistants" at Penn State, and I think - I didn't spend $80,000 and four years to be a secretary. When you go through the work of college, you want something stimulating. For me, that's teaching.

Are you still doing the library science online through Clarion? What program are you doing - k12, college level... something else?

2/01/2007 2:39 PM  
Blogger noelle feather said...

Um...where did my comment go? FREAKING CRAP.

2/01/2007 6:55 PM  
Blogger Dim said...

Way to go! This is really awesome...good luck!

2/02/2007 9:22 AM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Funky: Wow, that's an early deadline! Our deadline for fall isn't till Aug. 1. I did luck out on the GRE though; we only have to take it if we had less than a 3.0 for undergrad.

Nomad, March, and Dim: Thanks!

Gina: I'm doing a combo of online and classes at the satellite in Harrisburg. I can't do K-12 because I don't have my teaching certificate. I'd like to work in a public or college library, but who knows what the job outlook will be.

Noelle: Somewhere in the limbo of blogger.

2/03/2007 7:57 PM  
Blogger Gina Marie said...

J - can you get your certificate in the process?

2/04/2007 8:30 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Yeah, but it's 12 extra credits and student teaching.

2/06/2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger Gina Marie said...

student teaching is a bitch... unless you do it in Sweden. ;-)

2/08/2007 12:21 PM  

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