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avocet

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About avocet

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    New England
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    M. Div.
  1. I haven't yet placed my deposit. I'm still waiting to hear back from one more school (they told me on Tuesday that I'd hear back "very soon" but it doesn't look promising). Because of this, Union gave me an extension to March 31.
  2. My ideal post-M.Div plan is to enter a ThD/PhD program but I've been giving it second thoughts lately. I think I'd probably find it personally fulfilling but given the cost and time commitments, combined with the state of academia and scarce job opportunities (especially in theology/religion), I'm not sure if it's the most sensible decision. So, I'm thinking I'd probably want to work a job in the nonprofit/social justice sphere, or perhaps as a Director of Religious Education in a church if I were to find a decent paying full-time position. Ordination is definitely not something I plan on pursuing, but chaplaincy is an option. I've also thought about trying for a PhD in another field, such as history (my undergrad major) but I'm not sure if the M.Div. would hurt my chances of getting into a decent program, especially as I don't plan on studying church history during my masters. Of course, finding a tenure track position as a history professor would also be difficult. If I do decide to go for a PhD/ThD I know I definitely want to take some time off after my M.Div. I'm going into seminary straight out of college and I want some time spent working outside of the academia bubble to get "real-world" experience and prevent burn-out. So my post-M.Div plans are clearly up in the air! I'll see how the next 3 years progress and where they lead me.
  3. Awesome! I am also concerned about housing costs, but it seems like there are decent options on campus starting at $900 for a single dorm and ending at $2132/month for a 2-bedroom. That's still super high (the one bedroom studio is more than 3X what I'm currently paying monthly for rent!) but it's below market value for NYC and only a little more than I'd pay in the Boston area. The housing is definitely less than ideal, especially as it's dorm-style living (only the apartments have private kitchens and bathrooms). I was thinking of looking off-campus, but I doubt I could find anything nearby for a better price. Here's the on-campus housing costs: https://utsnyc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/tuition-and-fees/
  4. Unfortunately didn't get into HDS. Congrats to everyone who did! For me it looks like I'm going to Union, unless I get into BU SoT (which doesn't look good because everyone here has heard from them already).
  5. Haven't heard anything, but I'm hoping the decisions are released earlier in the day. I have class from 1:30 to 7, so it's going to be pretty hard to focus if I'm expecting a decision! Is the 11:59 am thing standard, or was that just one year?
  6. Congrats to everyone accepted into Yale!
  7. Haha, I was also sitting at my computer waiting until 11:59 am. Hopefully we'll hear soon!
  8. Thanks! I think the silence from BUSTh is because I didn't qualify for the merit scholarship (my undergrad GPA is 3.26), so I assume I'll hear back by March 15.
  9. Finally got an email from Union, and it's an acceptance with a $14,000/year grant! Honestly shocked, as I thought I wouldn't even get in, nevermind get this much aid! Just waiting for BUSTh and HDS, but I'm relieved to know I'll be able to go somewhere!
  10. SoT (M.Div.). I still haven't heard back. I'm not sure if this is a bad sign or just a result of having rolling admissions. I'm also not sure if all the acceptances that are being reported are just folks eligible for the full-tuition fellowship (which I am not eligible for).
  11. Congrats!! Best of luck on UChicago and HDS! Hoping tomorrow will be the day that I hear back from Union and BU.
  12. Thanks! Tomorrow's my day off, so I'll probably be spending my whole day refreshing my emails haha
  13. Congrats on Wake Forest! From what I've heard HDS usually releases decisions around March 15.