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We all live in very credentials oriented world. A bachelor’s degree is not as highly valued as it once was, but try to get by without one and you are up for a rude awakening. Still, today, a master’s degree still sets individuals apart. Not everyone planned on going to graduate school when they first enrolled in college. Many return to graduate school after many years absence from college. Some with well developed skills and work experience directly related to the studies in which they want to pursue a Master’s, others going off in entirely new career directions.
In either case, an admissions decision will have to be made on the basis of what evidence you provide to build a case that you will be successful in your studies. In most cases it will be the cumulative educational experience exhibited on your transcript (transcripts) or most recent transcript over and above a standardized test taken on Saturday last December.
An admissions interview may help you to identify how your application will be reviewed and how likely it may or may not be that you will qualify for admission.
I have to admit though, too many factors are taken into account in making an admissions decision to justifying whether one applies to one school or another. And, you can’t decide based on gut instinct alone.
In the worst scenario you may need to look in a different direction or build a better case for yourself so that (better prepared) you may look to receive a different answer at a later time. Sometimes, additional evidence such as new coursework completed with better grades can help you do this. I know that this may seem harsh to some, but graduate study is serious stuff. It is certainly no place to learn to write.
So, I guess my advice to those who think they want graduate school but aren’t willing to take the plunge and risk rejection is to apply anyway.
My name is Steven Lenhart and I’m the Dean of Enrollment Services here at MCNY.
We are developing this blog to share with you more about the school, our programs, our students…and to hear from you…help you figure out whether MCNY is the right fit, answer your questions, and address your concerns.
I’ve been with Metropolitan College of New York for over 20 years – it’s an extraordinary school and I feel very passionate about what we do here. What I find so outstanding about MCNY is that, unlike most other institutions of higher learning where so much of the curriculum is theoretical and has no basis in the real world (but the promise is there that one day the learning will prove to be relevant), at MCNY what you learn tonight, you will use on the job tomorrow.
We have created a learning environment where what is learned is entirely relevant and practical and efficient. The focus of learning is on you, your personal and professional growth and development and on making you competitive in the workplace.
One of my goals is just to make sure we can communicate as fluidly and transparently as possible. If you have any topics you’d like to hear about feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire Admissions Staff will be contributing to this effort – so here’s a big shout out to the group and many thanks, in advance, for your help.
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