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  1. I'm so glad to read that others are having the same experience - after spending all summer studying for and then taking the GRE, then all fall/winter focusing on the application process, once I was offered admission and accepted I felt like.... now what? seriously, I have to wait until August?? I haven't told my job just yet because I work at a college and feel that it's best to let the semester finish. I will still be giving them a couple of months notice (I hope to work until just before I start school, to save up money), so that is fine, but it feels wierd to not be sharing this big news ye
  2. I applied to a program last year and was not accepted. I then retook the GRE this summer and did much better, plus I am much more prepared all around for this application process than I was last year. I recently asked two of the people that recommended me last year to write me letters again and they were happy to do so. I am applying to more programs this year than just the one, but they both seemed suddenly relucatant when I mentioned that one particular program from last year would be included (they were fine with writing me ones for the new programs I am interested in). This happened in two
  3. I, too, have a question about explaining a period that don't hold up to the level of the rest of my "package" - except it was in my final semester of my undergraduate degree, not early on. I had to withdraw from a few classes and had mediocre-to-poor grades in the ones that I did not drop. This was due to a number of things converging in my life leading to me becoming overwhelmed. The main reason was the increasing sickness of a loved one and my responsibility for them, and the emotional toll it had been taking for a couple of years catching up. However - just a couple of years later, in g
  4. Thanks, NOWAYNOHOW! You make a very good point about making a shift like that, especially when considering all-important funding. I think I am leaning toward just applying to Comm programs. Also, thank you for the suggestions of other programs to consider - I will definitely look into those as well. Duna - yes, I kept it pretty broad, but some of the areas I am interested in include the history of "hacker" culture and how it has begun to permeate the mainstream, aspects of online personal identity development (creating profiles, leaving comments anonymously), and the future of educational
  5. I am working on my list of programs to apply to this Fall (for Fall 2014 entry). My plan is to visit them and get a sense of "fit" before finalizing applications, so that I don't waste time on anything that doesn't make sense. I would like to describe my background here, and then my thoughts about where I want to apply, to see if anyone has any advice! Background/Qualifications: B.A. in Communication at a small, private liberal arts college - GPA 3.2, graduated in 2005 M.S. in Communications and Information Management at another small, private liberal arts college - GPA 3.97, graduated i
  6. Thank you, everyone! I have decided not to retake the test, and instead start focusing on preparing for the applications and meeting with departments and faculty (as well as my potential recommenders). I appreciate your feedback!
  7. I graduated with an M.S. in Communications in 2009, but my program did not involve much actual research. Since then, I have been working, but not in my field. I am planning to apply to Ph.D. programs this Fall, but I am not sure how I can gain relevant research experience since I am not currently in school. Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  8. I took the GRE yesterday, and my unofficial scores given at the end of the test were: 160-Q and 168-V. I am planning to apply to Communications PhD programs this Fall (for Fall 2014 entry). I have a 3.97 GPA from my Master's degree. I know the Verbal score is solid, but I just don't know what kinds of Quant scores are considering acceptable for the kind of program I am interested in... I wanted to get at least 162 in Quant, so I am unsure as to whether to take it again. Any thoughts? Thanks!!
  9. I took the GRE yesterday, and my unofficial scores given at the end of the test were: 160-Q and 168-V. I am planning to apply to Communications PhD programs this Fall (for Fall 2014 entry). I have a 3.97 GPA from my Master's degree. I know the Verbal score is solid, but I just don't know what kinds of Quant scores are considering acceptable for that kind of program... I wanted to get at least 162 in Quant, so I am unsure as to whether to take it again. Any thoughts?
  10. Thanks, Ralph87, I appreciate the suggestion. I am currently studying on my own and trying to avoid taking a class, but I am researching the class options just in case I don't feel prepared as I get closer to my test date. I will take a look at some of these books. Thanks!
  11. Hi! I am new here, but I did a seach of the forums to see if anyone mentioned the Westfield State University GRE Prep course, or the people that run it (Education Testing Consultants - http://www.etctestprep.com/). I haven't been able to find reviews here or anywhere else online about them, and I want to decide whether it's worth my while. It's taught online over multiple several-hour sessions, and it's costs $700 - which seems like a decent deal compared to some other prep programs, but I'm concerned that that means it is not going to be good enough. Does anyone have any thoughts about th
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