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Category Archives: Going To Grad School

Posts about going to grad school, from applying to attending.

Finding Out We Don’t Get CACPREP Accreditation & We Do Get a Teach Out Plan

I didn’t get to blog as much as I hoped to during spring break, and it’s once again been two months since my last post. But now I’m on summer break for the school I work for (although again not for the school I attend), so I should be able Read more →

Taking Summer Classes

I’m back! I can’t believe it’s been about two and a half months since my last post. (That might be a record for me). As you might have guessed, I’ve been busy with grad school. I’ve also been working as a substitute teacher, which I’m sure I’ll tell you about Read more →

Taking Foundations Courses to Continue With Graduate Ones

As I’ve mentioned before, because I didn’t have a previous major or minor in psychology as an undergrad, I had to take “foundations courses” before I could take more than three graduate level courses. The requirement was for 12 credits (four classes) in psychology, education, or related subjects. Since the Read more →

My First Hybrid (Online & Onsite) Class

Most of the classes for the master’s degree I’m pursuing in counseling psychology are distance education, but some of them are required to be taken as hybrid classes. In these classes, most of the class takes place online, but there are three weekends where we meet onsite from 9am to 4pm Read more →

My First Semester of Grad School & First Distance Education Classes

My first semester of grad school at Bowie State University/UMUC-Europe was in the fall of 2012, and I enrolled in the first session for Appraisal, Assessment, and Evaluation (AAE) and Introduction to Research, both distance education classes. Although I recall having a hybrid class that had both onsite and online Read more →

Applying & Getting Admitted to UMUC-Europe/Bowie State University’s Counseling Psychology Program

Last time I talked about grad school, I did a three-part series on places I looked for loans, scholarships, and writing contests. Now, I’ll tell you about actually applying to and and getting admitted to University of Maryland University College-Europe/Bowie State University. When I was first asking questions about UMUC-Europe, I Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 3: Writing Contests

Last time I told you about looking for scholarships. Despite specifically searching for those scholarships available for graduate students, I had to wade through so many that were only for undergrads. This was a little discouraging, but I kept looking. At one point, I found the Ayn Rand Institute’s essay Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 2: Scholarships

As I mentioned last time, while I got some federal loans, I didn’t want to rely on them if I didn’t have to, so I had to look for alternatives. First, I started looking for scholarships. I found many different avenues to look for scholarships including directly from the university, Read more →

How Will I Pay for Grad School? Part 1: FASFA & Federal Loans

When I first looked at applying to University of Maryland University College-Europe/Bowie State University, classes were 312 a credit hour. By the fall, they were 323. Even with the increase, if I were taking the classes as an out of state student at BSU I would pay about double for Read more →

Is it UMUC –Europe or Bowie State University and What if We Go Back to the States Before I Finish?

There were a couple things I wondered about as I went through the application process to pursue an MA in Counseling Psychology. The first was what school my degree would actually come from. The application process was through University of Maryland University College-Europe. Any on-site courses are offered at UMUC-Europe Read more →

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