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    Loans....

    How many people are taking out or considering taking out loans for grad school? I've received a decent stipend, but feel like I might need loans on top of that in order to live more comfortably. (I need to buy a car, etc. for where I'm going..) I feel like most people are just sticking with their stipend and roughing it out, but I've been "roughing" it the past 4 years for undergrad....anyone else in the same boat?
  2. Has anyone heard anything from and/or about University of Colorado at Boulder? I applied to the M.S. program there, and haven't heard back from them yet. They're sort of the only school I'm waiting on before I commit to another school that I might like better anyway. (Well, I'm still waiting on UOregon but I've pretty much given up hope) I really want to let the other school know now, but I'm not sure what I'll do if I get in to Boulder. I'm a little worried that since Boulder is a pretty huge program, the M.S. students might not be treated as equally as the PhD students.... I definately can't go to Boulder if they don't give me funding anyway...do schools like this usually give funding to M.S. students? Or do they focus mostly on the PhD students? Any thoughts?
  3. I've noticed these are all older posts for Carbondale....anyone have any more recent information? Particularly, best places to live?
  4. I'm having a similar problem. My SO keeps going back and forth between saying he'll apply to transfer (undergrad) to the same school that I end up at, and saying he wants to stay where we are right now (and we just wouldn't be together). We've been together for a very long time, so I don't want to leave him, but I don't want him to be unhappy if he comes with me, either. I don't think he's ready to leave where we live now, but for me there is no other option if I want to go to grad school (there aren't any schools I'm even remotely interested in where we live presently), and I pretty much have to if I want a decent job in my field. It's so incredibly frustrating, but the more I try to talk to him about it, the more frustrating it is because he won't make up his mind.
  5. I just saw this post and am very thankful I did. I haven't been on a visit yet - I'm going this week, but I had no idea you were supposed to send thank you notes. Who do you usually send them to? I'm staying with a grad student so I assume they get one, and the professor I've been communicating with about the visit, but are you supposed to send one to everyone significant that you meet?
  6. I've had multiple. Two of them were about getting emails of acceptance, and for one I actually received something in the mail. They've all been acceptances I've been dreaming about though.....I guess that makes me an optimist? The only problem is the dreams are so realistic that when I wake up in the morning and realize it didn't really happen, it's extremely disappointing Thanks for posting this though...I was hoping I wasn't the only one this has been happening to!
  7. I have been accepted to one school so far, but waitlisted for funding, and am still waiting to hear from 5 more schools. I won't be able to go to grad school if I don't get funding (which I think is partly doubtful because I only applied for MS programs), and by the time I find out from grad schools, it will probably be too late to look for a job (with companies who are hiring graduating undergrads right now). There are so many pros and cons to both sides....what if I get a job and have to accept it before I find out about grad school? Do I tell prospective employers that I applied to grad schools? Would many geological/environmental consulting companies hire me, knowing I applied to grad schools, under the condition that it might just be for the summer? Are there many "just-for-summer" jobs out there that would actually benefit me in the future? Any advice or input at all would be helpful.
  8. I'm thinking of doing the same thing, waiting til Friday. I was hoping to visit places during my spring break though, and since that's next week it looks like I'll have to miss some days of classes if I get accepted anywhere worth visiting at all I'm mostly just scared to email and find out I've been rejected....
  9. As anyone heard anything else from U Colorado at Boulder, U Wyoming, U Oregon, U Maine, or Southern Illinois U ? I have a feeling I'm probably somewhere in the middle for all of these (hopefully?) but I am driving myself crazy thinking of the possibilities...... Did anyone else hear even apply to any of these places?
  10. Did you find out by email or postal mail? I applied to U Oregon also but haven't heard anything yet.
  11. Hey...I know that for PhD programs a lot of times schools will pay your way to fly out and visit....do they ever do this with Master's programs? Also, even if you do have to pay on your own, is it worth it to visit a school you're considering if it's only just for a Master's? Of course I haven't heard anywhere yet, but I'm just thinking about hopefully in the near future, and making plans for spring break. After all, the planning is one of the few things I can do to keep me occupied while this wait is driving my crazy......
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