June 9th, 2005

Cthulhu Joyce


Little to say. I'm typed out from the last few grad school posts.

  • I have been booted from the application camp I wanted.
    1. This means no $500 bonus next month when it would have been especially useful.

  • I have requested access to one of four other application camps for July and August.I've been approved for this option.
    1. If approved, that means $1000 bonus in August September, slightly later than wanted but much, much better

  • Vampire: the Requiem is fantastic. It isn't as stat driven and offers much better political role playing opportunities.
    1. I think I'll join Four Winds when it's back up.
    2. feodoric: could you send me the V:tR Bloodlines pdf if you have it? While I really like those offered in the core, I think I want to play with it a bit.
    3. I'm sad the Setites were removed.
    4. Malkovians? Was the name change necessary?
    5. I guess St. Louis by Night is up and running on Requiem rules.

  • Regardless of the many political problems with GMU and VA in general, I still want to go.
    1. Thanks for your concern.
    2. Please stop offering warnings. I realize the state is conservative and the university as well. I'm willing to forge through that for a good program

  • Time to start gathering application material. :|
    1. Trying to avoid thinking about paying for grad school. O_O
    2. Need to Email Beloit's Psych department soon. See who still exists.

  • I finished the first draft of the logo I mentioned the other day. No word yet on what needs to change. I'll post it later for all to see.
  • smed: I'll be in Chicago this Saturday to visit the expatriate sibling. Sorry. :( We'll have to arrange a trip to the Zoo or something.

    beloitst: What are the benefits for joining the Cam, minus having access to all the games? The site is down and I'm curious. Also, will the new LARP book change the rules around such that I'll have to buy that book to play properly? I like the adpated table top rules being used now.

Edit: While You Were Out is filming on/near University Ave this week, apparently.
Cthulhu Joyce

Application information

George Mason University
Online Application: http://admissions.gmu.edu/grad/
Department Specific Materials: http://www.hfac.gmu.edu/programs/phdprogram.htm
Deadline: January 1st
Application fee: $60
Status: Not Started

Old Dominion University
Online Application: http://admissions.odu.edu/graduate/apply.html
Department Specific Materials: Unspecified
Deadline: January 15th
Application fee: $40
Status: Not Started

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Online Application: http://admissions.utk.edu/graduate/apply.shtml
Department Specific Materials: http://bus.utk.edu/iopsyc/materials.html
Deadline: Februray 1st
Application Fee: $35
Status: Not Started

University of California - Berkeley
Online Application: http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/before_begin.shtml (I can reactiveate my previous application)
Department Specific Materials: http://psychology.berkeley.edu/gradprograms/index.html
Deadline: December 15 (how do I get them GRE Subject info on time???)
Application fee: $60
Status: Not Started

Total Fees: $195 (not including GRE subject test cost and resubmit of old test scores)

    Tasks To complete
  1. Print Departmental materials
  2. Register with all on-line application sites
  3. Figure out who needs what information>
    • Statement of purpose?
    • Summary of research?
    • Specific types of recommendation letters

  4. Breathe

7 months to get the applications done. I want to get them all done by December to get them in really early and out of mind. It will take a month (apparently) to score the subject test. So, earliest it will orobably get out is mid-December. I must remember to call Berkeley December 5th to check my status adn explain when I took the subject test if it has yet to arrive.

    Other Tasks
  1. Other Programs?
  2. Study for GRE Subject
  3. Register for GRE
    • Registration begins in August

  4. Take GRE November 12th (most likely date based on previous dates
  5. Retake GRE general? (is 1300 good enough?)

I have 4 months to study for the subject test. Should be good. I already have a test book. I need to find good study materials that I can take to the gym. An hour or so 4-5 times a week for 4 months gauranteed? Pretty good since that's not counting other study time.

Any idea what books would be good? I'm thinking general psych texts, pretty much. :|

Looks like a lot, but I've already taken a big step just by organizing everything.

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