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Old 22nd February 2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Just Found Out, Accepted into Two graduate programs

THought I would let those of you who might care that I was accepted finaly into a PhD graduate program. The first is at Purdue University in their Human Development Family studies program, and the second was in the Evaluation and Developmental studies program at Claremont Graduate University. Purdue looks to be offering Full tuition I believe, and Claremont is offering 25%. Looks like I will have some hard decisions ahead of me, but they are good decisions to have to make. I'm very excited.
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Excited must be an understatement. Congratulations.
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Thanks Cal, yes I'm very exciting. I'm getting no work done at the moment, trying to arrange travel plans to visit these schools. They planned their open house events within 3 days of each other, so I think I will be traveling from here to Purdue, stay still Saturday, head home, only to leave again to Claremont on Monday, and come home on Tuesday. I'm not sure if I even can work this out. Silly schools and their competing for me.
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Great news! Best of luck.
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Default Re: Just Found Out, Accepted into Two graduate programs

Originally posted by pjpoes
those of you who might care
I do, too, and whish you all the best.

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Old 22nd February 2007, 05:26 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Do you plan to visit the schools
and chat with people before deciding?

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Yes I do, I think it would be a mistake for me to accept an offer without visiting the school first. That would be like buying a set of speakers because all the magazines and all your friends tell you good things about them, and a dealer offers you a good price, but you never go out and listen. They might be great, but not for you. These programs might be great, but I may not like the town, the school, the faculty, the students, who knows, the color of the walls.

I got pretty sick and tired of the purple of my last school, they even dyed the fountain water purple for special events.

They both are great programs from what I understand, the faculty and staff I have talked to so far have been great, so I really am excited. This will start a new chapter in my life. For a short, hopefully, period of time I will be forced to take on smaller DIY projects I think, as I doupt I will have the time, resources, and space to build things like large speakers or subwoofers, or even large and heavy amplifiers. I also wont have a need for a loud system being in a small apartment. Maybe I will start building some headphone amps or something, hehe.
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Personally, I'd take the full-ride, despite the Indiana location. Debt sucks. Do either of these programs include a teaching fellowship or some similar income generator?
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Indiana is not too bad if you don't mind the mind-numbing sameness, the GOP and a governor that is selling off the state one piece at a time.
I've lived here 54 years and it has been 55 years too many. I would move but for the fact I am disabled and have two kids in school.
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