Anyway, I'm surprised we don't have the usual influx of perspective applicants so close to the application deadline!
I came back to say that I am re-applying to the LEEP program. I was denied admission last year.
The admission FAQ states that I have to wait one year before re-applying. Doe this mean I can apply the following year or do I have to wait 1 year between applications? I guess I'll contact Penny Ames for clarification.
I must admit I am apprehensive about applying so soon. I have not done much to improve my chances. It's been a long, stressful year. I had every intention of studying for the GRE, (I am exempt based on my undergraduate GPA, but I was hoping a decent score would only help my chances of admission). Unfortunately, certain circumstances prevented me from devoting enough time to prepare for the test.
To save you the long sob story, my mother's house is going into foreclosure and I spent the last 8 months talking to her bank, lawyers and loan-modification counselors to save her house. No matter, though, I guess I'll try again with what I have.
I definitely plan on improving my entrance essays. Also, my recommendations will come from two former professors who are better acquainted with my abilities in the classroom. Last year I had 2 professional recommendations and one academic recommendation. This year I plan to submit one professional recommendation from the assistant director of the library in which I currently work. He wrote my recommendation last year, but this time around I work directly under him and he has a better understanding of my abilities and goals in the field of library science.
So in short, the only thing that has really changed this year is the fact that I received another promotion at my library. I now work Reference, IT management, and a bit of web-mastering.
I requested an interview with the digital humanities/African Diaspora subject specialist at DePaul University. I think this will improve my interview essay. Last year I interviewed a librarian at a public library which made no sense, in retrospect, since my interest is in academia.
Well, enough of my rambling. Who else is applying for the LEEP program next year? Are any of you applying for a second time?
Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!