So I just sent four emails out asking for the support of some of my previous mentors and teachers. I am hoping that despite nervous errors, the individuals will provide some positive feedback. I know that I waited too long to send the request but the application deadline is still six weeks away.
I have decided to not retake the GRE this time around. From everyone I have talked to, the GRE is such a small part of the overall process for choosing candidates. I hope that my grades, letters, and personal statement can win the review board over.
I really want to be in school this time next year. I so badly wish that next year at this time, I will elbow deep in finals prep and papers. I so miss the reading, the writing, and the academic pursuit of religion. It’s amazing to share the insights I have as well as hear others put the pieces together. More than anything I love sharing the knowledge with others.
At this point, I feel like as long as I do the steps necessary it’s out of my hands and I have to make sure that I fit the program’s needs as well. Applying for grad school seems to be such a gamble because it isn’t just about fitting the grad student profile but it also about fitting the school’s profile. I know that I love my home and what we have built here and I am not ready to move on so I hope that CU lets me move in!
Fingers crossed for the next step!