leisiko Posted January 31, 2018 Share Posted January 31, 2018 Hello, I posted once before nearly two years ago and received solid advice from you guys and I really tried my very best to follow it all! I wanted to update where I am at, see what you guys are thinking, and if there's any other advice or insights you can offer. So, now that I am in my last undergrad semester, I am looking into furthering my education. Ideally, I would like to enter a PhD program in Linguistics but I am still insecure about that even being an option for me. I am considering MA programs too, but those would be a fall back plans to be honest. I would need a program that's funded (hopefully fully) regardless. The biggest issue is my GPA is quite low - above a 3.02 now, and should be up to 3.1 when I finish. Since returning to school my first semester back was a 3.95, and then 4.0 this past fall. Some other things that might help my application: The head of my ling. dept will for sure give me a great recommendation, and will be able to get another good LOR from a visiting professor this semester I have two research projects already completed (one was funded via a research award, and I received an additional award for winning first place for my research poster design - fwiw) I will be able to do another good research project this semester as well. I am vice president of my schools linguistics club I have 4+ years experience in teaching TESOL abroad (young children through adults) Some other things that will be a challenge on my application: Low GPA Not all of my LORs will be from the Linguistics dept I doubt my GRE scores will be competitive (I have not taken them yet, but math has always been a struggle for me) Regardless, I plan to take a gap year and serve in Americorps. I wanted to take the time to really research my options, and to study for the GRE. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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