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    Smokey City
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    International/Public Affairs

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  1. I'm not sure what you meant by result, @lanhoang. I only emailed them, and they responded, saying something along the line that I'm not qualified for funding.
  2. No. Fletcher. Not sure yet, though. Money is a major issue.
  3. Congratulations for those of you who got offered generous funding. I wasn't offered any funding at all, and my attempt at appealing for funding failed. So I think I'm gonna have to take the offer from the school of my second choice whose deadline is today. Good luck to all of you, and thank you for helping me along the process. You've been all helpful.
  4. Congratulations! So happy for you!
  5. It doesn't matter as long as it's from an accredited university, including community colleges. I'm taking a principles of microeconomics online course provided by UCLA Extension, based on the recommendations from a few people, including someone from this forum. You can check this thread to see other options. Do you have to take econ classes too?
  6. I think it depends on whether the student in question has sufficient econ background and GRE quant score or not. I never studied economics before, so they required me to take courses prior to enrolling. If your LOA didn't say anything about it, then you're good.
  7. Happy to meet a future classmate, @lanhoang! I think the TMAC specialization is perfect for me given my professional background, but the Gender and Public Policy and Conflict Resolution ones are also attractive! I'm thinking of maybe combining some of these specializations as electives. Have you had M&E experience before?
  8. Hi @lanhoang! Congrats to you too! I am also going to concentrate in HRHP. Which specialization are you going to take? I emailed Grace Han and David Sheridan (Director of Financial Aid) last week, cc-ing the FinAid Office, in an attempt to appeal for funding. I got an immediate response, but from the FinAid office. And just like your experience, their reply was pretty much generic. Good luck, and let us know if you receive any encouraging response!
  9. I'm from Indonesia. What about you, @ArellaV?
  10. Thanks @chocolatecheesecake! I end up taking the principles of microeconomics course at UCLA Extension, which is recommended by a lot of people, including the Admissions person at one of the schools I'm taking the course for.
  11. Hi @ForeignFish! Sorry for the late reply, I've been drowning in a lot of hard thinking. Sadly I'm still not enlightened enough to make up my mind while time is ticking out. I put Fletcher above Korbel for a few factors. First of all, I think it's a better known and more reputable school. In my field, I've meet colleagues who went there, but none from Korbel. Second, Fletcher is my personal choice, while Korbel was picked by the scholarship program sponsoring my studies in the US. It considerably affects my sentiment for each school since I applied to Fletcher by myself and I get to communica
  12. Thank you so much for the insights @ArellaV and @Student007! I've been thinking long and hard about this whole funding ordeal and still haven't made up my mind, haha. I know for sure that I want to go to SIPA, but with other choices I have--some with a certain amount of funding, some with a lot that I don't need to pay for anything at all--it's really hard to decide. I agree, though, that taking out loans would be a bit too risky for me as an international student. I want to go back to my country after graduating, and human rights advocacy is not exactly a profitable career choice, hehe. Even
  13. Hi @ForeignFish! I can totally relate to your situation. I applied to 7 schools (3 of them are the same as yours) and didn't expect to get admitted into all of them, so now after the excitement has died down a bit, I am feeling overwhelmed. And those are not the only things we share in common. My concentration and specialization of choice are also in Human Rights/Humanitarian Policy and International Communication/Media/Advocacy. Quant subjects are also my weakness. And on top of that, we're from neighbouring countries, and basically speak the same language Here are my top choices:
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