I got my scores from the GRE in the mail yesterday. I had viewed them online, but seeing them on paper made it real. I have to apply to grad school this year.
When you take the GRE, they let you pick out 4 schools to send your scores to for free. I was prepared for most of the test except this part. I hadn`t thought at all about what schools to apply to. I was putting that off until after the test. I also wasn`t prepared to hear that it costs $23 to send a score to a school after the test is over.
I just picked four schools at random. Either schools that I heard amazing things about or schools that I knew had good financial aid programs. One of those schools was the University of Iowa. I am obsessed with the University of Iowa. So many writers that I respect have attended the Iowa Writers` Workshop. It would be the dream of all my dreams to go to school there.
I finally looked at the website for the Iowa Writers` Workshop today. And now I am scared. I literally shook a little as I read the admission requirements and browsed the bios of the faculty. What the hell chance do I have to get into this program?
I`m going to try anyways. The application deadline for Fall 2012 is January 3, 2012. The application fee is only $60, which I`ve come to learn is pretty decent for a graduate school. I have almost a year to get my writing together. I think I can do it. Even if I don`t get in, I am determined to show those highly-accomplished professors my best work to date.
I don`t know if I can handle looking at more admissions pages today. I am so much more afraid of this than anything else. Ever. Except maybe caterpillars and the very tip top of mountains.