(Closed) Getting nervous about husband’s grad school application

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

sending u hugs and prayers

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Hugs!! I know what you mean, we were on edge until three days ago as to whether Fiance would get it. It is nerve-wracking.

I say don’t worry about it too much. He can always go to continuing education classes and seminars and keep trying at other places. Just work on boosting his confidence by telling him about all the awesome things he’s done.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If he doesn’t get in just keep telling him he’s fabulous and he can do it and it’s all the fault of the economy. If he wants to try again next year he should do everything he can to prove this is what he wants to do with his life – volunteer, go to related classes, talk to people in charge of / in the program. Grad school apps are all about selling yourself as the perfect fit and someone they can’t live without.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i am sending him good luck.  But I hope he can get his confidence up so that he can feel like he can do grad school and wants to do grad school.  Because honestly, if he doesn’t have high confidence or self esteem now then it’s only going to get worse once he starts grad school.  Just do a google search for grad school and depression, or grad school and the imposter syndrome.  Grad school will honestly suck all the confidence out of you, and if you don’t start it with a lot of confidence you’ll never make it through.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

ps. I don’t know how psychology works, but for science a lot of people do a year long internship program called a post-baccalaureate program.  It bridges the gap between undergrad and grad school.  Most people who do post-baccalaureate programs will get into grad school programs right away.  Maybe that could be his plan B, if those type of programs are offered for psychology.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

amariem – the only people I know who did post-bac programs were pre-meds who didn’t fulfill their pre-med requirements in undergrad. The post-bac program I know of was all course based. Courses don’t have much to do with getting into grad school in the sciences (I’m a biology phd, been on grad committees, met a lot of prospective grad students). Good grades are a must of course, but experience trumps all. Since this guy wants to do a masters in human resources I suspect none of this applies to his case, but for other applicants.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

GIRL! I am so there with you. We went through an overly ambitious round of PHD applications last year that ended… not well. This year, he got accepted to two HUGE name masters programs… that he’s going to reject because of the student loan debts he would have to take on. And the waiting is terrible. We’re still waiting for one more decision that doesn’t look good (but would be AWESOME) and it just makes me sick to my stomach. I’m so tired of waiting. hugs and fingers crossed, girl!

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