Mar 5, 2008, 4:39 PM
Post #687 of 1632
I'm going through it next year, probably. Which will be the third. Although I'm tempted not to, but I want the experience and I think I'll just regret it if I don't persevere.
Re: [dunnkc] The Rolling of the Heads Begins at Iowa
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Granted, I have heard nothing official from my four schools, but I'm guessing two of them are out, and the other two are a crapshoot. And it's only four schools, which is all I could afford this year, and all I really wanted to apply to (being waitlisted in a place I didn't particularly want to move to last year made me rethink my approach, which may have limited me this time in terms of potential acceptances). I had people tell me I should apply more places here in NYC, but why? I don't want to go to sarah lawrence, and Columbia has taken enough of my money, without giving me a particularly rigorous, satisfying, or supportive grad school experience. I realize the departments would be completely different, and I can't speak to the experiences of others, but when you know it's not a good fit, it's not a good fit. So I applied places that seemed like good fits for me. They, perhaps, will not agree, but I'll have to just resend my applications next year to remind them that I still think so. After that, maybe I'll give up the dream.
Stick with it as long as you can!