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I Want to Go to Grad School

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    Boulder

    Tomorrow I'm hopping on a plane to Colorado to go check out the campus at Boulder. I was accepted to the school 2 years ago but because my mom was going through a tough time and I'm an only child, I stuck around and deferred my acceptance.Let me not blame my delayed graduate...
    ObliviousPunk ObliviousPunk 26-30, F Dec 2, 2011

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    After I Graduate...

    After I graduate and earn enough money, I want to get my Master's in nursing, so I could become a Nurse Practitioner in either psychiatric nursing or pediatric nursing.
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Jan 28, 2013

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    Going Back

    i attempted to go to grad school a few years ago and i didn't finish.  now i'm going back, maybe starting the second half of the summer.  i applied and i was accepted into the program that i want.  my job will pay for most of it so i figure why not.  then...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie 31-35 Mar 25, 2009

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    Gradschool Apps

    I have wanted to go to graduate school for the last 5 years (I transferred) if I don't get in it scares me to start in a different direction. My plan B is ITT tech so I at least have a marketable skill and i am not stuck out here for another year in the recession. If I don't get...
    thoughtshopefull thoughtshopefull 31-35 Jan 8, 2013

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    The only thing I've ever really,

    i mean really wanted in my life was to work hard and become a doctor. Up until a year and a half ago i knew i could do it, then my dad decided to ruin my life by abusing alcohol. Looking at med schools and seeing all my friends pursue their dreams makes me hate him even more...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Jun 30, 2014

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    Inner Monologue of the Day

    I don't want to do "Nothing" for another two years, so grad school? Oh, effing applications and recommendations and portfolios and transcripts! I need some kind of skill or something tangible so that I can get a damn job already. I hate other people's rude kids so the...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    Gre.

    i guess i'm going to take the GRE sometime this year...i know most people aren't too excited about that but it makes me happy because it gives me more options. i also plan on getting my passport this year, that way if i can get into a study abroad program that part will be...
    foreverchrysallis foreverchrysallis 18-21, F Jun 16, 2011

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    Visiting Schools

    After taking a year off after undergrad, I'm going to look at grad schools this month. I"m still not really sure I want to go, I just dont know what else to do.
    mccluresm mccluresm 22-25, F Oct 15, 2008

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    Graduate school might not be for me. I am not the type that would be able to throw his life satisfaction away in favor of academia. Recently there's been a lot of grad school...
    RainMazerra4 RainMazerra4 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I began grad school tentatively. I knew that it was going to be tough and potentially not rewarding (degree inflation is so rampant nowadays). Knowing this didn't safeguard me...
    coloraturajocie coloraturajocie 22-25, F Feb 5

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    So, I'm a Catholic but attended more public schooling than private. My husband is a cradle Catholic. We chose to send our children to a Catholic elementary school (the same one I...
    FindingBetterWay FindingBetterWay 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    It's almost too hard to handle sometimes...
    LittleBabyAnimals LittleBabyAnimals 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I feel somehow guilty that my family is still struggling. I help them where I can, but I'm in grad school - it's not like I'm rolling in the cash. I wish I could help more, and I...
    Heterodoxy Heterodoxy 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I just received notice that I've completed my bachelor's degree. I was hoping that I'd be in grad school by now but due to a mix up, I had to postpone that for a year. Honestly, it...
    Arija18 Arija18 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I plan on going to grad school in Ireland, and possibly raising a family there! I can't wait!
    doublemajorfever doublemajorfever 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When i was in grade school there was one book that i would read over and over again. I knew it backwards and forwards, page by page. I even wore out the binding from opening it up...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    1) I am an Australian 2) Adventure time, Breaking Bad, Skins, Game of Thrones and The Regular Show are a few of my favorite shows 3) I joined this website to make new friends 4) I...
    elenorr elenorr 18-21 48 mins ago

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    I have been wearing panties since I was 4 or 5, started out wearing my Mom's. She would find them and take them back and I would just go get another pair. Around 8 years old she...
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    1. I am a marvel comics fan. I love marvel so much. 2. I am a big five nights at Freddys fan. Seriously. Anyone who kills or hates foxy will get a hook through the chest and a bite...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm pretty lucky, I guess. I understand new topics quickly, I make good connections from what I've learned, and I rarely ever have to study anything because I somehow remember it...
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 19 hrs ago

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    This is a letter for my counselor. I see her tomorrow. Blood drips from my wrists. But I feel no pain. No physical pain anyway. It only temporarily numbs my emotional pain. The...
    kellezia kellezia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    There's a difference. School, for me, is receiving packets, getting yelled at by impatient teachers, being ignored, not getting the help I need because the teacher is too busy, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 7

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    My husband (who we shall call Bug) and I met when I moved to his small town (we're talking less than 2,000 people) halfway through 7th grade. We were in the same year, but it...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    Eeergh. I'm almost finished with my four years. I'm going to get a BFA in illustration from a small-ish art school. Professors and students say I will be fine, based on the...
    ArtRhinoceros ArtRhinoceros 18-21, F Feb 15

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    Well you guys all know up there in the upper states they are getting all this snow, I was curious about something, see Oklahoma we never get that kind of snow at all, this weekend...
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 22-25, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Curseoftheblade Curseoftheblade 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I see all you younger and it makes me think about what I went through. Break ups, he said she said, fake friends and trying to fit in somewhere. Well I never fit in anywhere but...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F Feb 12

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    It's so cliche... but I really don't know what to do with my life. I'm in the first year of law school. I find it interesting but it's too much for me. Ikeep failing in EVERY...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    hi friends I m Puja n I m very new to this app ... from childhood onwards I was never a good student but I was a good in English speaking... suddenly in class 8 I failed n after...
    pujapande321 pujapande321 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm getting so stressed out. I want to scream and cry and just be done with everything. I don't want to do anything. I don't wanna go to school anymore I don't want to try anymore...
    AfraidOfMyOwnMind AfraidOfMyOwnMind 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    High school really stuck out in my life. I Grew up in P.A. And moved when I was 10. I started middle school and had to sorta shadow some people I met in other classes...
    Nightwheel Nightwheel 16-17, M Feb 15

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    School is a very weird thing for me. I'm in the top 10 percentile out of hundreds in my class but still school always manages to make me feel inadequate regardless of how much...
    ForestNymphet ForestNymphet 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I struggle with this kind of thing but oh well, let's give it a shot 1. my name is emma, though my parents wanted to name me grace, holly or chloe 2. if I were a boy, I was to be...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    As far back as I can remember I have always showed an interest in doing female things. It all started when I was really young (about 3rd or 4th grade, he was a grade older than me...
    katielove43 katielove43 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 18

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    I transferred to a catholic high school and the experience is MUCH different. First, the school is so small, everyone knows everything about everyone. Second, the teachers baby you...
    KGenny KGenny 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I want to be a chef so badly when I grow up. It's my passion and my calling I know I can be great. When I get out of high school I want to go to the culinary institute of America...
    NickBC NickBC 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Im in my senior year in high school and I am still a virgin, I want to stay a virgin until I get married (im christian). However im leaving to navy bootcamp this year and i know...
    dayzv dayzv 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    1. I love any type of Rock Music (or really any music) 2. I love reading and getting sucked into a plot 3. Nature is the only thing that can bring me peace 4. Ive been depressed...
    bbrynnaa bbrynnaa 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    1) I'm a girl 2) I really really love cats, but I can't have one of my own and it kills me 3) I've been battling depression 4) I play volleyball 5) I'm very pale, probably...
    creativecats creativecats 13-15, F Feb 1

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    and it was unfair! I am usually a very nice person, I have been in school for a long time and I have NEVER gotten in trouble to where I was sent to the principals office. I just...
    ForeverUninvited ForeverUninvited 22-25, F Feb 10

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    To the ones that know what I go trough thank you for you support, Thoughts, and Prayers but to the ones that don't know well hear you go if you have read some of my older stories...
    twistex2015 twistex2015 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I graduated from Central Washington University in 1978 with a degree in education. I taught High School for 6 years but I didn't particularly enjoy it. I loved coaching and I...
    metrucker metrucker 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know my experience pales in comparison to many ones on here. But here it goes... Some background info: So I've been pressured ever since I was little (yes I know... crazy) to go...
    Paigeypoo101 Paigeypoo101 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hey everyone. So, the drum major for my high school is graduating this year, and that means there will be try-outs for a new one sometime in June or so. The requirements to be the...
    JLester1700 JLester1700 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It sucks kinda seeing yourself as the third wheel & having your friends make out in front of you it just makes it so awkward. I only had a girlfriend in middle school but had to...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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