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I got accepted into my first choice school, but I can't start until the December 2008 cohort.

I don't know what to do.

Seeing as it is my first choice school, I really want to go there, and its also the only school I've been accepted to so far.

But...I don't know if I want to wait so long.

(I was already rejected by my third choice, but I didn't care much)

IF I get accepted into my second choice school and receive admission to the June cohort, should I go to my second choice or just wait and go to my first choice?

I'm torn, any opinions/ideas would help!

Thanks!

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first choice is the choice- you really shouldnt consider the second choice. you had your heart set on it, and really 3 months isn't a logn timke to wait. it can give you an opportunity to set up in the city it's located and look for a place. you can enjoy the area, and when the time comes for class, your not in for the culture shock-

 

if you feel like telling us, which schools are your choices?

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Thanks for your opinions guys.

My first choice school is Antioch University in Los Angeles, and my second choice is Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison, NJ.

They are both low residency programs, so I wouldn't have to move to the city, simply fly/drive there every December and June and partake in distance learning the rest of the year.

I'm going for my MFA in Creative Writing. Unfortunately/fortunately that is the terminal degree in the field, so if I eventually do want to pursue a doctorate, I'll have to do it in a slightly different concentration.

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Thanks for your opinions guys.

My first choice school is Antioch University in Los Angeles, and my second choice is Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison, NJ.

They are both low residency programs, so I wouldn't have to move to the city, simply fly/drive there every December and June and partake in distance learning the rest of the year.

I'm going for my MFA in Creative Writing. Unfortunately/fortunately that is the terminal degree in the field, so if I eventually do want to pursue a doctorate, I'll have to do it in a slightly different concentration.

 

In that case, its not that big of a deal whichever way you choose. Which school is ranked higher? If you are set on getting a PHD, you may want to start in June so you can get done faster. Almost all PHD programs are Fall only starts. Project how long each of the schools you are looking at now will take for you to complete the degree.

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