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Are there any official books on personal statements?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:26 am

Are there any official books on personal statements?
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Re: What constitutes an interruption in education?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:05 am

Seoulless wrote:Pretty much all applications have a question along the lines of "if your education has been interrupted, please explain." Which of the following constitute an interruption?

1. Taking a semester off to pursue work in a foreign country
2. Taking time off from school to resolve a health condition
3. A gap between undergrad and grad school


My guess: 1 and 2 both do, since you're temporarily withdrawing from a program in progress. 3 does not.

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Re: What constitutes an interruption in education?

Postby famousblueraincoat » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:19 pm

What about taking a semester off for an internship? I didn't receive credit for it and still graduated a year early, so not sure how much of an interruption it really was.

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Re: What constitutes an interruption in education?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:35 pm

Probably counts, I guess. Easily explainable, of course.

I'm not an authority on the Doctrine of Education Interruptus, though, so if in doubt I'd say just call the admissions office and ask if whatever your situation is qualifies.

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Re: What constitutes an interruption in education?

Postby bp shinners » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:23 pm

famousblueraincoat wrote:What about taking a semester off for an internship? I didn't receive credit for it and still graduated a year early, so not sure how much of an interruption it really was.


Yep.

The question wants to know if, after starting at a post-high school institution, you stopped earning credit for at least a semester before receiving a degree.

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Re: What constitutes an interruption in education?

Postby SemperLegal » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:26 pm

Seoulless wrote:Pretty much all applications have a question along the lines of "if your education has been interrupted, please explain." Which of the following constitute an interruption?

1. Taking a semester off to pursue work in a foreign country
2. Taking time off from school to resolve a health condition
3. A gap between undergrad and grad school


Disclose 1 and 2 since they won't in anyway hurt your application and are at least arguably a break. Explain in a short (i.e. quarter page) addendum.

Number three should be covered by your resume.




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