Accepted to Grad School!

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  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Well I just woke up to find results to my grad school applications. I am hoping to get a master's in international affairs. I applied to two programs, both of which are top programs--Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and the University of California's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.

    And now for the results.........drumroll...................


    UCSD--Accepted:D
    Columbia--Wait listed:D

    !!!!

    I'm pretty excited. Columbia was a reach school so I'm really happy with the wait list result; however my original plans have been to defer grad school for a year but if I am upgraded from the waitlist I can not defer, nor will I receive funding for the first year. I am now waiting on fellowship information from UCSD. Costs of attendance for two years? Columbia--$130k, UCSD--$61.2k:eek::eek::eek:

    Yessssss!!!!:D:D:D
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Congrats!!

    Now, when you get there, make sure you have a backup of all your data
    I don't want you posting a thread about how your HD crashed and you lost your research papers
     
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  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I too got accepted into grad school today

    15 spots for over 150 applicants. Initially told not to get hopes up as I applied way late in the game

    Nice gig though. Get all tuition paid for with a 25k salary as well

    I was bouncing off the walls earlier today do I know how you feel OP:) Congrats!
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Congrats to the both of you then

    And Duke, if you don't have a backup then I don't feel sorry for you :)
     
  6. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Good luck! You'll learn more and more about less and less. :)

    Have fun with those student loans after you graduate. Mine are about $500 a month.
     
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  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I din't have a backup lol. I left my job in NY on the CHANCE of getting in as I wanted to change directions with my life

    I usually never leave a sure thing for a random thing but the one time I did, it worked out. I am relieved

    Thanks for the congrats though:)
     
  9. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    the best thing about grad school is dating the undergrads... :D
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I meant a DATA backup you goof!!
    Read post #2 above
    :)
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's nothing. Mine are even reduced and it's tripple what you have. :(
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ha, i learned that lesson the hardway

    wont happen again
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That's why I said if you didn't have a backup I didn't feel sorry for you! :)
    I knew you would know better!
     
  14. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Oooh, you must have a pretty spicy degree! :) Didn't a bill pass recently that would help student loans?
     
  15. peapody macrumors 68040

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    fill out your fafsa. hahah congrats!

    mine - 50k a year x 4 years = Dr. of Pharmacy.
    That is not counting undergrad at berkeley.

    SCREWED FINANCIALLY.
     
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  17. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Haha thanks guys!

    I did indeed fill out my FAFSA...but to my understanding the max I can borrow from them is about $24k per year...which means I then need to seek external third party loans (Sallie Mae, etc.?).

    How does this work? As an undergrad I always just filled out a FAFSA and it was a done deal, the money was there automatically and I didn't have to do anything beyond filling out the FAFSA.

    But now since I'll be hitting the cap for the FAFSA and have to seek outside loans, how does that work? Is the money pretty much guaranteed much like it is with the FAFSA or could they actually say "Ah, yeah, no--we're actually not going to give you any money" much like could happen with a car loan, etc.?

    The last thing I want to do is leave Japan, come back, and find out I can't even get enough loans to go to school...
     
  18. it5five macrumors 65816

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    This makes three future grad students on here then.

    I got accepted a few weeks ago into an MA/PhD program and will be getting a full tuition waiver and a TA stipend, although one not nearly as generous as duke's. That's what I get for going into the humanities.

    I'm lucky to have very little debt from my undergrad (which I can defer for 6 more years or however long it takes me to finish), even luckier for it to all be federal debt, and even luckier still for only a small amount to be unsubsidized loans (which I can pay off this summer before going to school).
     
  19. Photography macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations to all those who got accepted!
     
  20. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Congrats!!!!:D:D:D

    Go to the UC!

    University of California, San Diego.... i have buddies that go their.....

    well it's your choice...:p

    Congrats to all!
     
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    congratulation to all new grad students!
    it will be one of the most fun and frustrating periods of your lives :)
     

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