I’m in the middle of all my PhD applications, and they are kicking my butt!
I thought I was SO organized, but today I feel like my head is spinning and my eyes are crossing! Two things that are holding me up:
- I can’t find my folder with all my transcripts. I keep a copy of all my transcripts so I can answer all the questions, and simply order official transcripts. But my folder has disappeared. So I’m going back to school websites, trying to log in, and find all the info. Its a PAIN!
- New online recommendation procedures. At first I was SO happy to see that 3 out of the 4 school I’m applying for now allow for letters of recommendation to be submitted online. In fact, all I have to do is put my references’ contact information into the application, and they will receive an email with instructions on sending their letters. Brilliant! Except that in a couple of cases, the entire application has to be complete and submitted *before* the reference will receive the instructions! I was planning on working on my essays a little longer, but now I’ve got to get them finished so that there is enough time for the letters of recommendation to get in! Argh!
I’ve spent all morning requesting transcripts, trying to request GRE scores (still no luck), and trying to fill out applications. Looks like I’ll be up late tonight….