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theapplepicker


Mar 16, 2006, 12:34 PM


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Re: [sibyline] What Have You Learned From the Application Process?

I echo your #2. After reading quite a few books and quite a number of poems, I still don't feel it was enough.

Furthermore (on the research front), I would have learned more about the funding situations at different schools. I don't think I would have applied to UMass if I'd done this. And I would have applied to Cornell.

There's just never enough time to research all the schools you would want to apply to if you knew about them. Had I had the time to learn, I also would have applied to JHU, Michigan, and a couple places in Oregon. I knew about these schools, of course, but I just didn't have the time to do the research I wanted on all the schools I was interested in *and* do a solid job of preparing my application for each school. So, I guess I'd stay "start researching 2-3 years before you plan to apply if you want the most bang for your buck."

It sounds like an insane amount of time, but I could have used it!


(This post was edited by theapplepicker on Mar 16, 2006, 12:38 PM)


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