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catsbloom

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About catsbloom

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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    MLIS
  1. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    Congrats! I just received my notice of acceptance! The email said that I will receive a formal acceptance letter soon.
  2. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    I contacted the program today. We will not receive our letters today, but it sounds like emails and official acceptance letters will be sent out this week.
  3. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    I wonder if they're mailing decisions. I would have assumed that the online system would have sent out the decision letter yesterday if it were digital. Hopefully we get something on Monday!
  4. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    @iCats @Keyjennic - It looks like we're getting closer. My online portal shows that my application was reviewed by the department. No decision yet!
  5. catsbloom

    MLIS job prospect?

    My understanding is that it helps if you're willing to move for a job. The librarians I work with have all encouraged me to conduct a wide search once I have my MLIS. If you're not tied to one geographic area then you will certainly have more options. I know that personally it took me several attempts to land a para position in an academic library, but I am also tied to my current city for the next year or two.
  6. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    Was that for the Alabama program?
  7. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    No, it’s supposed to be a Fall 2018 start. People in the program are supposed to attend an orientation on campus in mid-August. You’re probably thinking of the hybrid program.
  8. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    I applied before the priority deadline as well. I indicated that I'd like to be considered for department funding opportunities on the online funding application form and I made an effort to have everything submitted before the March 1st deadline specifically so I would be considered for funding. I initially assumed that we would have heard before April 15th if they were offering funding. I had no clue that they were waiting until April 1 to even review our applications. I guess they don't really value the distance program as much. Unfortunately, that's my perception of things now. If the department were concerned about attracting the best applicants then they would have had their decisions made before April 15. Honestly, I wish the department had been more transparent about their general timeline. It's annoying that registration is open and classes are filling up, and we haven't even been officially accepted or rejected yet.
  9. catsbloom

    Let’s just TALK about it...

    It turns out my prospective department is not reviewing applications this week due to a conference. So they're not even notifying people until AFTER April 15th. I've been compulsively checking my application portal throughout the week for nothing.
  10. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    This honestly has lowered my opinion of the program. It comes across as disrespectful since April 15th is well-established in the higher ed world as decision day. To not even make admissions decisions until after the deadline shows that the program does not respect applicants' time. What if you're choosing between multiple offers?
  11. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    They’re not even making decisions this week. I regret not applying to Syracuse before the merit aid deadline now.
  12. catsbloom

    Let’s just TALK about it...

    I can't believe so many institutions are waiting until the final countdown!
  13. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    Good luck! Hopefully work is less swamped today.
  14. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    Please post an update! I don’t want to be rude, but this is really ridiculous. Every other program notifies by April 15.
  15. catsbloom

    Library Science Applications Fall 2018

    @Keyjennic - Have you reached out to admissions recently? I really hope that they notify us before April 15th. You would think they would want to notify us before then because some people will need to choose between multiple offers.
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