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I Am In Grad School

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    Let's Celebrate!!!!!!!!

    So, I applied for grad school about a month ago, been wanting to since I obtained my bachelor's.  This has always been a big deal to me, and my husband has been my biggest supporter.  Anyhow, I still get some mail at my parents house, due to the fact that it's my "...
    NaelovesherArmyhusband NaelovesherArmyhusband 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    Confused...

    I'm making final decisions at this moment. I'm graduating a year early and I'm not sure if I want to work and save for a year or start grad school in fall '07. Both options are readily available, but I'm having a hard time weighing the pros and cons. Whatever the decision, I have...
    SimplyLovely SimplyLovely 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2007

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    June 2009

    Well I am ecstatic about being accepted into Graduate Studies for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA). I start in June, and hopefully will be finishing up Fall 2011. I recently added a certificate in Urban Non Profit Mgmt as well. I'm really looking forward to my "...
    WhatsLoveGot2DoWithIt WhatsLoveGot2DoWithIt 26-30 Apr 24, 2009

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    And It's A Flippin' Waste Of Money!

    I am taking the dumbest class, by an egocentric instructor. It's my first masters class (have taken graduate level courses before, but not towards degree). I hope this is not the way they will all be. I am a proud lifelong learner, and am putting energy into this class, but it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2010

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    In Grad School, But On Probation Status

    So I applied to grad school a while back and I am just starting the semester in January 09. When I applied, they said that I would be put on probationary status because I was just a couple of points off of the required GPA to be admitted. So what this means for me? Im...
    laura603 laura603 26-30, F Dec 8, 2008

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    Being A Grad Student With A Mental Illness:

    Some schools are better than others about helping students work through mental illnesses. I'm a grad student in science (female) who is undergoing treatment for anxiety. Lots of anxiety. Not a lot of people talk about this in school, or how it can start to take over your life...
    anxietygradstudent anxietygradstudent 26-30, F Jan 19, 2013

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    Life Is Full

    I am nearing  the end of getting my clinical doctorate in physical therapy.  Meanwhile, I work full time and have 3 kids, aged 17, 18 and 20.  Life is so full.  I love it and hate it and am so tired.  I am also really glad that I am doing it.  I have...
    breakingthru breakingthru 46-50, F Aug 9, 2009

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    The thing they don't tell you about certain programs in grad school is how difficult it'll be to earn money, while attending school full-time. I am enrolled in a speech therapy...
    vb384 vb384 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Does anyone have any time management pointers?? My first class of my doctorate starts in October. I'm really trying to set myself up for success. Are you in school full time and...
    K3022 K3022 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    And it's going to put me in the poor house.
    TheOnlyLostBoy TheOnlyLostBoy 26-30, M Aug 13

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    I am a very recent high school graduate. In the speeches at graduation, they were talking about starting the "new chapter in your lives." I have strong ideas about where, who...
    jpk29 jpk29 18-21, F Jul 24

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    This could be super long, so I'll try to sum it up. (: Preschool, kindergarten, & 1st grade were fine. In the middle of 2nd grade I moved to this sorta ghetto town because my mom...
    girlinNJ girlinNJ 16-17, F Jul 26

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    I hated high school All my life, for some reaon, I dreamed about high school. When I was in elementary and middle school whenever I saw high schoolers all I could think about was...
    chilipeppasforever chilipeppasforever 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    School used to be fun, you used to get up and smile as the bus rushed down to your stop. That, of course, was when you were little, and the only worries you had was what was for...
    alehic173 alehic173 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I went to college for psychology, but then I realized I didn't want to be a counselor. I just didn't. But I thought pharmacy sounded really cool...I love learning about how the...
    meggerz14 meggerz14 26-30 1 Response Jul 31

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    Ok so I'm going to try my best to explain what I'm feeling. If you don't understand, I'm sorry, but I'm trying my best. Okay so at my school, there are the typical groups and...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    You may be wondering why I am posting this, everyone with a brain can get a piece of paper and walk across the stage but it's much more deeper than that. I was a young child in...
    WhyMeIAskMyself WhyMeIAskMyself 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I don't know if this is just in my area (east coast of the U.S.) but the school system is a mess. Yes there are some good schools but the system in general is awful. The first...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    "But you only have a couple months of school left!" "Dont do this!" "Dont throw away your GPA and all the scholarships!" "You are too smart to do this!" DONT U UNDERSTAND?! I...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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    Long story short: I started getting bullied in elementary school. The first time I attempted suicide was in third grade. I walked around recess by myself. This girl turned everyone...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    So I recently graduated from high school a few weeks ago. And I seriously cannot believe I'm saying this! I still remember that first day of Grade 9 so well and the anticipation...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    So I recently decided that I'm only ever going to go to one high school reunion and that's because in high school I was more of a jock I played American football I was one of the...
    Alexis117 Alexis117 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 3

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    I don't wanna go back to school in two weeks! I hate everyone in my school, especially in my grade. I barely have any friends, and the ones I do have are never in my classes. Last...
    leolove4 leolove4 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'll be going into my senior year tomorrow and honestly, im scared. The day before my first day of freshman year, i was told by my parents and a few of their friends that i wasnt...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I attended a mixed gender school and discipline was strictly enforced at our school, especially with regard to the uniform. The compulsory uniform for all boys until Grade 10 (age...
    Bintobox Bintobox 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Never, in a million years, would I have thought that I would ever skip school.... But I did....and did regularly... I loved school. I loved to learn new things and get the best...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I may be 20 so it's a little late, but at least I finally did it, no more high school! I kinda wish I didn't drop out and that I had lots of friends in high school so I could have...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I always had good grades up until college. I was always sort of an artist I've always enjoyed writing, painting and reading more but I still excelled in math and science... Up...
    weepingdog weepingdog 22-25, F Aug 5

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    Hi everyone! I'm new here and decided to contribute to the site. I thought I'd might give you guys an impression on my first day of high school, if you'd be interested. I just got...
    ak0123 ak0123 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    This memory makes me laugh now, and is a great conversation starter (sarcasm), but it definitely wasn't funny back then. It was towards the end of the school year in 8th grade and...
    Jules255 Jules255 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    The more i think about senior year, the more i get scared :( In my last post, i said that i will walk the stage at graduation and prove to my parents and their friends wrong (and...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I graduated from my undergrad two months ago, with a degree in Graphic Design. I love design, and I longed to work in a corporate setting within a marketing department, or perhaps...
    pp2014 pp2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have a problem. All my entire life I've got A's and A+'s But now that I moved into different school, all my grades went down and I cry because of this. I can't make my grades...
    evix33 evix33 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I actually have a question....so I'm a teacher, I'm a woman, 28 years old. I teach high school. Once my students graduate I allow then to become friends with me via Facebook and...
    musicgal33 musicgal33 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I graduated high school at 15. I'm 16 now, going into my fourth semester of college classes.
    uchihajuggala uchihajuggala 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Hey everyone. I started to go on experience project a while ago and then I took a break from it because I felt like it wasnt for me. I now feel that I seriously do need to be in a...
    3lle 3lle 16-17, F Jul 29

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    After a high school career mostly spent barefoot, I decided that there would be no better way to mark my graduation than doing it barefoot. I wore khakis and a dress shirt under...
    jamesbreitbart jamesbreitbart 18-21 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Again technically I'm not in high school, but whatever I start in less than a month (holy **** I start in LESS THAN A MONTH) Okay so at my school I feel like it's different than...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Class of 2015!!!!! I could not be happier to graduate! I had my school orientation yesterday, and I am outraged by the new excessive rules. Though I am exactly pleased, I left...
    curvydavi curvydavi 16-17, F Aug 8

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    I never told anyone this,but on the first day of 9th grade my classmates made me cry in class. Now I'm just waiting to get bullied some more I will be a 10th grader in 8 days.....8...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am going into my senior year (Grade 12) this September 4th and wow! I'm ever so excited yet at the same time nervous! This is the deciding year. Mom says it's the most important...
    lifetime201 lifetime201 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    so it's the second day of school. Day 1 wasn't too bad because there wasn't basketball practice but today there was and ugh. I love basketball, I really do, it's just the practices...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't want to go to college. I don't like school, it's not something that interests me. I'm going to suffer through high school; but I don't know if I can force myself through...
    Based4ever Based4ever 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    3 weeks until school starts. Damn. Where did all that summer go? Oh, right. Wasted. I start 8th grade this year and am scared out of my mind. I have one good friend, but otherwise...
    LittleRaeOfSunshine LittleRaeOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Okay, I graduated from sophomore year of high school, and I'm about to start junior year. However, going into junior year, I have a 3.0 gpa, and I'm not taking any ap or honors...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    **** school. I don't want to graduate and there is no point in going. I already know exactly what I want to be and I have since I was ten. My dream is to open up my own patisserie...
    slj99 slj99 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    The school guidance counselor told me I wasnt doing everything I could. All that ***** did was give me half a sheet of paper with websites and phone numbers. I told her that that...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    And I am leaving the school I always gone to school to, for a bigger school. Fuhhk. Guess I ain't graduating where I planned but okay!
    Nunamiut33 Nunamiut33 16-17, F