I finally did it... I applied.

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  1. Gabe F.

    Gabe F. Member

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    After an unbelievable amount of personal debate, countless inquiries, and the multitude of other things one does and/or experiences when deciding on a program, I FINALLY made a decision and submitted the remaining application materials today.

    I have applied to the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: Stewardship, Leadership & Learning at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL:

    https://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/college-of-education/doctor-of-ed/

    If I'm accepted, I'll start in Spring 2018. If I'm not, then I suppose I'll give Taft or California Coast a call and see what's up.:wavey:
     
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    Right on!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure they will accept you. Before you know it, we will be calling you Dr. Gabe :smile:
     
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    Thank you!!

    And Dear Mods,

    I swear I posted this in the Education forum, but... Nope.:puppy_dog_eyes:
     
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    All good ;) and best of luck on your application and future doctorate program!
     
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    Congratulations on taking the plunge. Keep us updated.
     
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    Of course they'll want you! What school wouldn't? :smile: Great news from an already highly-accomplished person. I just know you're going to do extremely well and I wish you every success!

    J.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats! Is there a reason why you would be looking at Cal Coast and Taft if for some reason you didn't get accepted into the regionally accredited USF?
     
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    Best to you, hope you hear good news back from them. A lot of us know just what it's like to go through endless debates and back-and-forth...before finally just taking a deep breath and applying.
     
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    I have both NA and RA degrees. Having said that, if you are going to spend the time and effort, go the RA way. :smile: No disrespect towrds Cal Coast or Taft. I have a B.S. from CCU, and it has served me well during my time with State government. Just saying.
     
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    First, I just want to say thanks to everyone for the kind words! Still waiting on an admissions decision.

    To answer this question, the short version is that I decided to either go local or go cheap. The University of St. Francis is a short drive from me and is well-respected within the region. Given that so many Illinois universities, including public ones, are suffering from brain drain because so many students attend school out of state, I felt I should make selecting a local school be a priority.

    The other two, Cal Coast and Taft, had to do with cost and flexibility. The problem, though, is that I've struggled to complete self-paced courses in the past. I'm the type that generally needs hard, fixed deadlines.

    Of course, I've also looked at skipping the doctorate altogether. I've simultaneously applied to a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study at Northwestern University as well. I have around 18 months of VA benefits left and I don't want to let them go to waste so that, too, is playing a factor in my decision to do yet another program.
     

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