efforts? My "plan" as I have stated before is to apply (along with my wife) to about ten to fifteen schools
per year (the ones with the lowest admission standards that I can ascertain). Has anyone tried this "shot gun" approach and failed? My feelings are that between us we will be making twenty to thirty applications per year, and that we are BOUND to be accepted within three to five years using such an approach.
Nov 8, '02
I agree with Dave, Roland. Just choose a handful. After all, paying out an application fee for each school ($35-50) and then having your references send out all those recommendations can get to be both expensive and irritating. I think it would be frustrating to shell out all that cash and then get accepted after your first interview... just a thought.
Last edit by apaphoenix on Jul 8, '03
Nov 8, '02
are going to be my biggest problem. My GPA should approach 4.0 and my GRE SHOULD be top notch (I scored 1560 on my SAT's but that was years ago). However, I'm about as social as Plankton from Sponge Bob Squarepants. In fact, although I'm often accused of "asking too many questions and being to opinionated in class" generally I've got a real problem with shyness (for instance I havn't gone to a family function in at least five years because I'm so self concious about the hair I've lost and the weight I've gained. Heck, I AVOID the small town where I grew up because I'm afraid I'll run into someone I went to school with). Bottom line, I can't imagine asking someone for a reference, but know that I will be forced to do so. I guess that I was anticipating using what ever references that I managed to obtain (probably after my wife calls the people for me) repeatedly with different schools.
Maybe she will get accepted first so that I don't have to deal with the situation for an additional three years or so. For that matter after she graduates as a CRNA maybe I can become a stay at home dad, and avoid the situation forever. Unfortunately, I don't think she will go for that idea so somehow I'll have to get over it.
Last edit by Roland on Nov 8, '02