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sevyn731

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About sevyn731

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  • Birthday 07/31/1988

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    Male
  • Location
    Tallahassee, FL
  • Program
    Landscape Architecture / Urban Design
  1. I just found out I have advanced standing in my graduate program, meaning my time left in school has been reduced from three years to two. I’d like to spend my last year abroad, but haven’t the slightest idea how to go about it :/ Students in my department are required to complete an international studio, spending at least a semester abroad, but I don’t think I want go to our institute in Prague. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always wanted to visit Prague, I’m just not in love with the idea of moving there during the dead of winter (Dec) and then living there for 6mo. Instead I’ve got my eyes o
  2. A week ago today I received an email (in response to my inquiry regarding my application status) from the graduate director of my program of interest informing me that the committee has decided to admit me for spring '13. BUT b/c my uGPA is just literally under a 3.0 he's requesting that the main graduate admissions office accept me on a one year provisional basis (if my GPA drops below 3, I'm out). I'm perfectly fine with those conditions seeing as I am absolutely sure their program is direction I want to go in, and during our my interview he mentioned they've admitted several students in the
  3. I'll be paying for the trip. As silly as it may sound, you could say my reason for wanting to go is motivational. I've never been to the school or Chicago, and this summer I'm the closest I'll ever be to both due to my internship. I hate that I can't attend next year, but I feel actually visiting the school will give me a goal to work toward for the next year.
  4. I've been accepted into my second choice school and am extremely excited about it, unfortunately I can't attend next year due to lack of funding. I'm planning on deferring and using this year to apply to scholarships and work. My decision to defer was just made recently, now I have to let the school know. Since my school is in Chicago and I am currently interning in St. Louis, I want to take a trip to visit the school next week to meet with the faculty and tour the facilities. Would it be poor taste to inform the dept of my decision to defer while I'm there?
  5. Low credit score. I had to use my credit card to pay my tuition one summer. My parents were helping me pay it off, but then one of them got laid off and couldn't help any longer. I've been trying to pay it off, but with no steady employment while I was in school it was easier said than done.
  6. I'm definitely finding it hard to lie about getting into grad school, especially since it is a top tier program. If i want to pay off my debts I need to work, so "lie" I must.
  7. I got in to my 2nd choice school not to long ago, but unfortunately wont be able to attend this fall b/c I can't afford my tuition. I can't get a loan due to credit card debt (approx $4k). What I would like to do is spend the next year applying for scholarships and working off my debt, but obviously I need a decent paying job/ year long internship to do so. I'm planning on sending my resume cover letter and work sample to a number of firms and agencies specializing in landscape design and planning, most of them in the city my graduate school is in. Should I note in my resume/cover letter th
  8. I got in to my 2nd choice school not to long ago, but unfortunately wont be able to attend this fall b/c I can't afford my tuition. I can't get a loan due to credit card debt (approx $4k). What I would like to do is spend the next year applying for scholarships and working off my debt, but obviously I need a decent paying job/internship to do so. I'm planning on sending my resume cover letter and work sample to a number of firms and agencies specializing in landscape design and planning, most of them in the city my graduate school is in. Should I note in my resume/cover letter that I will b
  9. Two weeks ago I had a phone interview with the program director of my second choice school. It turns out the decisions are being made late because he was teaching in Boston this past semester. Overall I believe it went well considering he sent multiple emails expressing how much he enjoyed our conversation, and providing resources I should follow to help prepare for the fall if I am admitted. Although he did admit he was concerned about my gpa which is a little lower (due to a few struggles from my freshman and sophomore year) than that of student's normally admitted into the program. He
  10. I've received my budget from the school I will be attending this fall and I have not been offered ANY aid besides federal loans (and I'm still close to $40k away from what I'll need). Calling financial aid wasn't much help as it turns out I'll have to resort to private/ gradPLUS loans to pick up the slack. I'm moving to Boston and from my research the cost of living is outrageous there. It really doesn't help that for the first summer in years I am unemployed (in the past I've had a decently paying federal internship in D.C, but there was no budget to hire us back this year), trying to f
  11. I've received my budget from the school I will be attending this fall and I have not been offered ANY aid besides federal loans (and I'm still close to $40k away from what I'll need). Calling financial aid wasn't much help as it turns out I'll have to resort to private/ gradPLUS loans to pick up the slack. I'm moving to Boston and from my research the cost of living is outrageous there. It really doesn't help that for the first summer in years I am unemployed (in the past I've had a decently paying federal internship in D.C, but there was no budget to hire us back this year), trying to
  12. My younger brother is preparing for the fall 2013 application season and I thought it would be wise to begin by contacting a faculty member in the department he is interested in (Computer Science/Human Computer Interfacing). He's worried (sometimes depressed) that his GPA is too low (3.1+) to get into ANY of the 'big name' schools he's interested in. I feel he has great potential considering the number of innovative projects he's taken on outside of class, his knowledge and passion for his chosen field, and his work experience. Not to mention I'm sure he'll ace the GRE as he has no difficul
  13. Literally 2 points. And I'd appreciate any help. I'm about to stock up on as many resources as I can. Any suggestions on study recourses for the math portion?
  14. I've decided that I am going to do the retake late next month. The director wishes me the best of luck and is excited to see the results (his words). Given how stressful and mentally/emotionally taxing this app season has been, my gut is telling me not to pass up on a opportunity like this. Hopefully I can pull this off in the next month. Wish me luck!!! And yes, my writing score is two points away from the set minimum. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Soon as my finals are over next week I'm knuckling down.
  15. Yes, I'd rather receive a rejection sooner rather than later.
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