(Closed) Waitlisted for Master’s School.

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@thesweetroad: I wouldn’t put off applying for jobs. If you get a job, then you will have a perfectly good reason to quit. But if you don’t, then you will have wasted a couple months doing nothing. Plus finding a job takes forever (at least thats how it seems to me).

Post # 5
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@thesweetroad:  I’m sorry you’re a little disappointed.  I think it’s a tough place to be in, waiting to make a move.  My husband just got into a Ph.D. program, and I have been waiting to see if I have a job or not in the area around his new school.  When he went through the first round of applications last year, he only applied to one school and got rejected.  He was crushed, but it was actually the best thing for him.  He really looked at exactly what he wanted in a program and applied to schools that fit him, not him into them.  He applied again to three schools this year and got into all of them.  The process sucks, but I think this is a great opportunity for you to really look at what you want out of the process.  Are you really ready to take on wedding planning and grad school (I did that, and it was NOT a picnic…), or do you want to wait a little? 

I say apply for all the jobs you really want, pretend that grad school is a thought for the future, and see what options open up for you.  That way you’ll never be fully without something that will make you professionally happy.  Good luck!

Post # 6
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think it’s very telling you only applied to one school. People that are dead set apply to many schools. If you are burnt out like you say (which I completely understand!!!) take a bit off and work and then apply again next year. It will only strengthen your application! I would definitely compose a letter though telling the school you have decided to gain some work experience in your field, work with people that have master’s degrees, use your bachelor’s, etc.

Post # 9
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m going to have to give up my slot in a program for the upcoming Fall semester because I was accepted to another program, which means that one of the waitlisted will get their chance. Don’t give up hope, quite yet

Post # 10
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If you are committed to going, send the chair a thank you letter and ask your position on the wait list.  You’ll want to keep in contact and confirm your interest.

If you want a break, you can just wait and let the chips fall!  (I don’t blame you, I’ve done 6 straight years of higher ed and just signed up for 4 more!) 

Post # 11
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I only applied to one school and I got in but I’m on “probation”. I really want to go, but it is causing me a lot of stress, especially if I eventually leave my job to focus on school. Maybe research other schools and see if you like what they are offering before deciding if it is just this particular program that you want or if you would be happier not going. I only applied to one school because I knew it was the right one for me after researching so many others.

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