Advice on applying to an MLS program
October 1, 2007 10:24 AM Subscribe
How difficult is it to get accepted into a highly-ranked, ALA-accredited MLS program?
posted by thewrongparty to education (14 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
How about the one at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign?
Hopefully, this is neither too specific nor too stupid of a question. I'm running very little sleep today, so hopefully it's at least stupid and specific in a coherent way.
I'm looking for personal experiences/insights that I can't really get from the admissions page.
I think I'm technically qualified, but the only grad school application experiences I have to compare it to are those of my friends in PhD programs. It seems like a terminal Master program may be a different beast.
I live in Chicago and am interested in the LEEP online education option. I'm in the latter half of my 20's and graduated in 2004 with a BA in Sociology from a tiny hippie liberal arts college. It was an academically tough school (we have to write and defend an undergraduate thesis to graduate), but we had a pass/fail system instead of grades.
I scored 600+ on verbal in the GRE, but abysmally low on the math. I'm retaking it, but math scores will stay in the below average range for sure.
My work experience is in offices, doing office things, like Excel charts and scanning into PDF.
I have zilch experience with programming, etc. I want to learn, though! I'm excited about the prospect of building databases and making web pages, despite my fear and hatred of math. Weird, I know.
I think I'm a good writer and love to read. I devour books. I'm all ADD and my room is a mess, but I enjoy filing and organizing things, especially with headphones on.
Should I be all hopeless or all hopeful? Anyway, appreciate your help, thoughtful and clever MeFi people!