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Language academic padding
Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:16 AM
I had a meeting with the graduate coordinator at a public school I did not get into recently. I was told that the concern of the admissions committee was that I had not had enough academic work in the target language (Spanish, which was my undergrad major). My wife learned today that she has been accepted into that institution in a different field. Should she accept that offer, it seems to me my two best options to pad my academic work in the language would be to.
1. Try to attend Middlebury this summer. The benefits I see being the possibility of some sort of funding and my wife might consider applying as well. (I've always wanted her to learn it too).
2. Attend that institution as a Non-degree-seeking student and take 9 credits in the field. The benefits being working with the faculty so I they had a face and experiences to put to my application next year and knocking out my reading language class (an extra 3 hours for 12 total).
The later was the graduate coordinator's suggestion, but needing to pay out-of-state tuition prompted me thinking of Middlebury.
Any of your thoughts on the situation would be appreciated.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:43 AM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:01 AM
Edited by AMF, 07 March 2012 - 03:19 AM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:11 AM
"Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease.
It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on." - Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
"You can think I'm wrong, but that's no reason to quit thinking." - House
Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:44 PM
There a quite a few things up in the air, including another application to different university that is nearby. I did ask that, and the response I got was that the grand majority of people in my sort of situation that ended up doing work in a non-degree-seeking status ended up in the PhD program. Thanks for the suggestion about trying to work there. I don't know why I didn't think of that.
Gracia y paz,
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