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    3tc got a reaction from jmz in Am I too old for grad school?   
    Hi--40 here. I'm also a lawyer. Finished a masters in history last year. Accepted to 1 PhD program this year, on the waitlist at two others. No rejections yet. You're only too old if you're more worried about security than about doing what you really want to do with the rest of your life--which hopefully will be long and fruitful.  
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    3tc got a reaction from Eucerin in question about funding - mature student   
    You might not really have to move--you might be able to get all of your classes/responsibilities on 2-3 days per week. I completed an MA that way. My commute was only 1 hour, not 2, but I think 2 would have been doable. Get some books to listen to in the car so that your driving time isn't totally wasted (long drives can be relaxing if the traffic isn't terrible). 
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    3tc got a reaction from bonegirl in question about funding - mature student   
    You might not really have to move--you might be able to get all of your classes/responsibilities on 2-3 days per week. I completed an MA that way. My commute was only 1 hour, not 2, but I think 2 would have been doable. Get some books to listen to in the car so that your driving time isn't totally wasted (long drives can be relaxing if the traffic isn't terrible). 
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    3tc got a reaction from itheproofofstupidity in 2019 Waitlist Thread   
    It seems more like a personal rejection after an interview. I'm there too. And yet it isn't quite a rejection. "Jacob have I loved. Esau . . ." 
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    3tc got a reaction from mediumatcha in Am I too old for grad school?   
    Hi--40 here. I'm also a lawyer. Finished a masters in history last year. Accepted to 1 PhD program this year, on the waitlist at two others. No rejections yet. You're only too old if you're more worried about security than about doing what you really want to do with the rest of your life--which hopefully will be long and fruitful.  
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    3tc reacted to PokePsych in Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019   
    actually, it does for some people whether they here sooner or later; something with jobs, moving, housing contracts, families that may have to relocate, etc. I do know people who had to turn down offers because they arrived early April and there was no way to 'reorganize' their life again on time. Was almost in that position myself last year.
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    3tc got a reaction from AP in Emailing Graduate Students   
    After POIs encouraged me to apply, I asked them to put me in touch with former/current grad students. In each case I was able to learn more about the program, the tone of the dept., the advisor's accessibility, funding, etc. Respect their time, but definitely reach out.
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    3tc reacted to ashiepoo72 in Emailing Graduate Students   
    I emailed a few grad students at POIs' recommendations and even spoke to a few over the phone. They were the most helpful conversations I had--who else can provide better info on your potential adviser, campus culture and funding opportunities? I can say that, as a grad student who remembers the stress of application season, I'd be happy to receive cold emails. 
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