As of two weeks ago, I’ve finished all but two grad school applications. I’m holding off on University College Dublin because their offers come much later than American universities. The University of Vermont is not due until February 15th, so I’ve been putting it off and considering not doing it at all.
The actual act of applying to graduate school did a lot to help me make up my mind about where I want to go. Reading program-specific materials got me psyched about what schools had to offer–or, in some cases, what they didn’t have. The personal statement writing process was tell-tale as well: if I didn’t try too hard on the essay, then I clearly wasn’t that interested in the school.
With everything more or less off my shoulders and into the admissions’ peoples’ hands, I present my rankings:
- Texas Tech
- Florida State
- Washington State
- University of Vermont
And now I wait. We’ll see if what this girl wants, is what this girl gets.