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My journey for acceptance (and funding!) to a dual Master's in Library Science and Public History

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Criteria that Constitutes Happiness

When I was deciding between Maryland and IUPUI, I was weighing the lesser amount of debt versus connections. Or at least, I thought I was. But then someone told me this: Pick the place that will make you the happiest, but remember that you always have the right to change your mind about what criteria constitute happiness. I love that quote. It told me that I wasn't choosing Maryland because of the connections. It was telling me I could be the happiest at Maryland. I made the decision t

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Lessons Learned and Hagrid

When I first entered the grad school process I thought I would have decided eons before April 15th. I thought I knew exactly where I wanted to go, why, and had even started scoping out potential places to live. That was October. I still haven't decided but, I think it's time for my biggest lessons learned list.. Don't get your heart set on one place - or try not to! When I first started this process I only saw myself at South Carolina. Then when I was rejected there, I moved onto

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The Citizenship Issue

In the UK, there are two tiers of fees: UK/EU and International. The EU has worked really, really hard to make it so you don't need a visa to live and travel within the EU and you get equal treatment in regards to fees for universities. It's a great, amazing, concept for my friend who is Greek and gets the same fee for Aberystwyth as his friend who is from Leeds. It's not such a great concept for me, an American. I am International according to Aber. The difference in price is one I can swa

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Transitions v. Parents

First off, congrats to everyone who has gotten an acceptance! Second, hugs and much tea and choice of wallowing food for those who have had nothing but rejections or have been rejected to their top choice. I am sitting with two acceptances right now. And i'm ready to make a decision. I'm ready to start looking at housing for my new program and figuring out if I can get a job in that city. I don't have to officially decide until April 15th for a US program or actually, August, for my other p

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Where We Read to Forget

I have gotten two acceptances so far - Indiana University's SLIS program and Aberystwyth University's MSEcon in Archives Administration. To those of you who are still waiting, I promise you, the email/letter/phone call you get with your first acceptance (or second) will make the work and the wait worth it. While I've pretty much decided where I am going, I am waiting for those other decisions. I have to weigh costs of a one year program with a crappy exchange rate (seriously, dollar-pound c

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First Acceptance!!!

I got my first acceptance in the mail today! I was going through the mail today and there was a letter from Indiana University. It was an acceptance letter! Words cannot express how happy I am that I got accepted. Not that I got accepted to Indiana, per se, but that I got accepted. Huzzah! I was so worried that nobody would accept me, especially after a fiasco with one of my recommenders. For you non-History majors, I had the lovely experience of getting to read one of my letters

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A Different Major in Disguise

Applications are now mostly in. Some schools lost some things and I need to resend them what they need. And then, on a whim, I decided to apply to St. Andrew's. For a Master's of Literature in Peace and Conflict Studies. Yes, I'm the History major who has applied to six schools with Archives or Public History programs. Yes, Peace and Conflict Studies leads me to an entirely new direction that I'm not sure how it would end. And I'm okay with that. My research has always been focuse

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Out of My Hands, Into Theirs

Hi all! I'm a senior history major from a small, liberal arts college in the Midwest. However, my last year I'm here in Wales, doing my senior honors thesis (dissertation in the UK) and travelling about. I'm applying to one school in the UK and 5 in the U.S. With the exception of Brown and Aberystwyth University, all of the programs are two master's - one in Library Science, another in Public History. My dream is to become an archivist and this is my path. Any questions - ask! I'm bad at th

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