FaithM Posted February 12, 2011 Share Posted February 12, 2011 I applied to five schools and have been rejected by three so far. The prognosis is not looking good, and this is my second time around. After the first round of rejections two years ago, I figured it was my undergrad GPA (3.5), so I struck out on my own for a bit. I put my five-year relationship on hold, left my house, family, friends, and dogs, and moved to New York to get a Master's at NYU. During that time, I wrote two books, published some short stories, and got a job as a journalist. I ASSUMED that two books and an MA from NYU plus a 3.9 grad GPA would make me a slightly more desirable candidate, but alas... So now I'm in the "what am I gonna do if this doesn't pan out" stage. Keep working? "Settle down"? Go for another Master's? Try lower tier schools next time around? I'm kind of thinking that if I can't get into second-tier schools with two books and an advanced degree under my belt, it's just not going to happen...ever. And I don't think I can afford to keep collecting Master's degrees. Ugh...I feel like such a tool. I'm curious to know what other people are thinking. What are your backup plans? Wallow in self-pity for a while and then get a job? Move? Go for a master's? Have a baby? Get a goldfish? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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