I will very soon be applying for masters and PhD programs in psychology. I would like to do the PhD but there is only one school I actually really want to go to for that. I have a very solid chance at getting in, my thesis is in line with the research at that school. I have read a lot of the profs work, and I would feel comfortable with him as my boss.
My backup is a specialized masters in rehabilitation, I already spoke with that professor. It would be easier but I always take the high road.
I have like 26 hours left for my senior year, which starts in a week. I am not looking forward to the biology class but I always come through. Last semester was hell, but that was because I had like three months to get a thesis idea and review the literature exhaustively, on top of a full time class schedule AND (it gets worse) I was working as a research assistant for grad students which was supposed to take me 10 hours a week but I did it in like 5 on hella coffee and nicotine.
I’m enjoying my time off to just workout and get ready for another semester…I took summer classes and wrote my research proposal this summer.
I quit smoking but I am staying on the medium patch because it helps my cognitive performance. I don’t wear it while I sleep though, it causes night terrors for me.
I suggest you get in a FUNDED program with a STIPEND if you are having doubts about yourself. Grad school is no cakewalk. Hell no. The last thing you want is to have a crisis, become disabled and have a ton of student loans…my undergrad is covered with scholarships and that’s the only reason I am even in school. If I dropped out in a month, it would leave me with no degree but also no debt.