High school itself is often a battlefield that's tough to get through. I put so much of my life into going back to school that if I don't get into this one, I honestly don't know what to do. I remember I graduated undergrad with zero jobs, leads or ambitions so I’m really impressed to see how proactive you’ve been even if this exact goal didn’t work out. However, you have no plan for this. I'm in a similar boat, though in the humanities. Keep going!! This subreddit is for anyone who is going through the process of getting into graduate school, and for those who've been there and have advice to give. Kill distractions that make you weak. I'm confused because it was a very large possibility given that you undershot your tests. Was going to grad school really the only path to achieving your dreams? I was shocked because everything went well in the interview and i got the feeling that I really meshed well with other candidates and even current students. Network. Renae's Corner 551 views. You may have gotten lucky here. Cookies help us deliver our Services. To get accepted into physical therapy schools, start by taking as many science-based courses in undergraduate school as you can, including anatomy, biology, and chemistry. But the break I got lead me to having a lot of time to de-stress from school. ❤️. Thanks for posting! If you settle on a plan with some certainty, that you will feel better. I'm finishing up my second grad program and I realized that it would have been a horrible fit for me. I really hope you know that everything will be okay :) and that setbacks build you up. Trust. 30 is not late. You are not aimless in life, you are going through a tough time and it happens. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. What do you need to have achieve to have lived a life worth living in your eyes. Rejection hurts, I feel that. It sounds like you didn't even have one. This means that at the end of month three, hopefully, life will have gained more meaningfulness. You now have a whole year to build your experience/resume, thoroughly research different schools/programs/professors, find all the third party funding opportunities you can, and write some kick-ass applications. Take a few days if you have to right now to unwind - go on a hike if that's your thing - then keep trying for whatever comes next. I don’t have your confidence which I need right now. Keep moving forward. I thought I had a direction figured out in grad school, but it may not even be an option anymore. I don't like the previous industry I worked for, I HATE the city I live in and am desperate to leave but I can't seem to get a job interview in any other industry or any other city to save my life. Please Help! I don't know what to do with my life. Even though it doesn’t feel like it right now, that’s okay! Im staying positive. And after about a half a year of part-time employment, I landed a very nice full-time position that, as I plan it, will have all of my college debt paid off by June of this year, yay! Be proud of yourself for applying anyway, because the application process in and of itself is absolutely brutal and is an accomplishment on its own. I actually admire you for even applying. Don't leave your life to chance. By Ilana Kowarski , … A lot of PhD admission decision are based on an advisor and PhD student being a perfect match. I know it sucks— it really sucks and I’m sure you had a kick-ass application, but these applications are really just a numbers game. So I studied for the exams every day, from 9am-5pm by going either to the library or my old university. You could also try to gain research experience in your field of interest. Thanks again to everyone! So, yes it can help, but it doesn’t guarantee anything. seahawkcity 74 replies 7 threads Junior Member. Think about what your goal is. UBC dean offers advice on getting in to grad school and whether you should go at all. It was the first and only place I applied. Which school was your safety school? Therefore I planned very little, and jumped into the application process blindly. My advice going forward would be to research WHO rather than WHERE you’d like to be with next year. Gina Vaynshteyn. However, you have no plan for this. Remember those deadlines! What To Do If You Don’t Get Into Grad School There’s no getting around it: being rejected from grad school is the worst. This is far from a flawless success story. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Not all is lost if you didn’t get into graduate school. It’s a risky thing but life is short why stay stuck in a place you hate. After getting rejected on April 14th, I was devastated. 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