Research a large number of programs, but don’t limit yourself to a few schools. Cast a wide net and hope for the best, but be okay if you’re rejected from your top ten choices. Rejection comes with the territory. When I originally applied, I thought I’d go full-time. Instead I decided to forgo loans, pay my way, and pursue my degree at night, part-time. If part-time is your best option, while the degree may take longer, go for it. Balancing with work/life is pretty stressful, but the output is just as rewarding
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