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So why is this community so dead?
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!
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scott8116b From: scott8116b Date: January 4th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
The only suggestion that I can offer is to focus your essays on how you plan to contribute to the entire field of information science. I was really surprised that you did not get in the last time you applied. From my experience you certainly had similar qualifications to others in LEEP.
depaulbluedemon From: depaulbluedemon Date: January 4th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Scott. I will definitely heed your advice.
Julie Jackson Porter From: Julie Jackson Porter Date: May 1st, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

LEEP 2011

I just received my acceptance last Friday! I'd given up hope, since I'd read various blogs and learned that there were a lot of denials this year.

So excited!
depaulbluedemon From: depaulbluedemon Date: May 1st, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: LEEP 2011

I got in, too! It seems everyone has moved to the libraryschool community instead:


depaulbluedemon From: depaulbluedemon Date: May 1st, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: LEEP 2011

Also, can you post links to some of these blogs? I am interested in reading them. Thanks!
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