- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
For the past year or so, I have been thinking about going to grad school to become a teacher. I taught for a year right after graduating college (ESL in an elementary school), but the administration was awful and there was no support, so I quit. Since then, I’ve been working at a non-profit, and although I love my job, I miss working with kids and being in the classroom.
This past fall, I started filling out two graduate school applications, but after some thought, decided I would wait another year, as I wanted to save money for the wedding and honestly, because I didn’t feel like studying for the GRE at the time. While I completed the online application, paid the application fee and submitted my resume, I did not submit the required letters of recommendation, any GRE scores or my transcript from my undergraduate education. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from one of the programs asking me to send that stuff along if I was still interested in applying. I ignored the email and didn’t do anything.
Friday after work, I received an email from the same school saying I was admitted to the M.Ed program in Secondary Education. WHAT?! I never even finished the application. I was (and remain) very, very confused.
At first I thought it was a mistake (and it still may be), but I checked my online account, where I started the application, and that portal also says I was admitted. The program is in the top 20 in the country, so I doubt they just admit everyone hoping to get more money (in fact I know someone who was rejected by this school last year).
Anyone have any thoughts on how or why this happened? I am at a loss. I am also kind of interested in going through with it (depending on financial aid), as one of the main deterrents I had for not applying this cycle was laziness – I didn’t feel like studying for the GRE or getting recommendation letters. Because I am actually considering accepting the offer, I don’t want to email the admissions office and be like “hey, I don’t think you guys really meant to accept me,” in case they notice their error and revoke my admission.
SO WEIRD. Any thoughts or advice?