Well, it is official, I am a candidate for my Masters in Higher Education Administration at Boston University’s School of Education!
It has been 11 years since I graduated from Florida State, and I am not going to lie, I was nervous about going back to school. My transcripts from FSU were, at best, appalling, and for a girl who has a Bachelors’ Degree in Creative Writing, I bombed the writing portion of my GRE. BUT, I do write one heck of an essay and I have compiled amazing work experience and references.
I also decided, seeing my transcripts were far less than stellar, that I would take 2 classes (the max allowed) as “non-degree seeking” before I applied for my program. This worked out well because:
- I realized that I actually DO like school and want to put in the work
- I found out that I really enjoy the degree path I am chosing
- I was able to bolster my horrible undergraduate academic performance with 2 nice and shiny “A”s.
I am fairly certain that if I had not taken those 2 classes, and gotten As, that I would most likely not be writing this blog post right now! So, this is the new chapter in my life. I am excited to be learning again, I am excited to be meeting all kinds of interesting people who are doing wonderful things for higher education, and I am excited to be planning my future career and sorting through all of the possibilities for where it will take me. Maybe it will lead to a PhD program, maybe not. For now I will just enjoy the learning!