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Xavier27

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    Northeastern United States
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    Religion, psychology, sociology, economy, science, and education.
  • Application Season
    2020 Fall
  • Program
    Master in Theology

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  1. I am 43 years old. I have always wanted to study theology since I graduated from high school, but preferred to give a secular direction to what I thought was my calling. I have a B.A. in Education and an M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling. I don't know if I'm experiencing some kind of middle-age crisis, but I'm dissatisfied with the way I have been living my life. So one night I was having a couple of glasses of wine alone at home, and the idea about applying to theology school came to my mind. I researched a little bit about some schools and found one with reasonable admission requirements an
  2. UPDATE: I came to receive a reply from my flaky recommender 23 days after the deadline, and it was by Facebook messenger. The message reads: "Please apologize for not completing the recommendation. If you still need it, this is my email address....." I explained that I found another person and the file is complete. She explained that she is not working anymore for the employer to which I sent her the recommendation link by email, and ended giving me some encouraging words. Actions speak louder than nice words after 23 days. Since the beginning, she could have just given me the alternate email
  3. I had your same experience. The difference is that I was applying just to one program. I submitted my application complete in all its parts by the deadline with the two recommendations that I already had. Then, I contacted admissions to explain about the third recommendation and they granted me an extension of 12 days. I found a reliable person who only took two days to write and submit it. You may be able to get a chance if the reference is the only thing you need. I wish you the best.
  4. It's a Master's Degree in Theological Studies. The school has an admission rate of 69% and its student body is about 400 students. It would be my second masters.
  5. If the priority admission deadline for theology school was Jan. 15, 2020 and I submitted my application two days before that date, when do you guys think I would receive the decision? I know this is a difficult question, but I'm anxious and still don't want to contact admissions until at least a month after submission.
  6. Now I feel relief. The recommender that I found last-minute submitted her letter today 6 days after the application deadline. It hasn’t been so bad considering that I got an extension of 12 days to submit that recommendation. The rest of the file was complete on time.
  7. I am applying to a school of theology affiliated to a secular university for a Master in Theological Studies (MTS). That degree is for laypeople who want to be leaders in their local churches, activists, chaplains or those interested in academia. The degree is not intended for clergy ordination. Actually, I'm not going to any church but have always wanted to study theology. I chose that particular school of theology because I'm gay and the school is actively involved in social justice advocacy like immigration, LGBTQ rights, racism, etc. I'm actually involved in affordable housing advocacy aga
  8. I experienced something similar. Maybe this can ease your anxiety. I got two recommendations on time from three required. The third recommender was unreliable and did not submit it by the deadline date. You can read the rest of the story from my post titled "My Recommender Failed." I just submitted the application completed in all its parts and the two references that were ready by the deadline. I found another recommender and then sent an email to admissions to let them know about my situation, and ask for an extension. They gave me a 20 days extension to submit the third because the rest of
  9. I am applying to a school of theology affiliated to a secular university for a Master in Theological Studies (MTS). That degree is for laypeople who want to be leaders in their local churches or those interested in academia. Actually, I am not going to any church but have always wanted to study theology. The degree is not intended for clergy ordination. I chose that particular school of theology because I am gay and the school is actively involved in social justice advocacy like immigration, LGBTQ rights, racism, etc. I am actually involved in affordable housing advocacy against gentrification
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