Make me an offer

god father

That’s what my husband is currently saying to grad schools. (I know that’s not how it happened in the movie, but go with it)

As I mentioned in my last post, he’s applied to a few graduate programs.  We’ve been on pins and needles all week and would have broken the refresh button on his gmail if it were possible.  We got our the first response from GA Tech back in February, but none of the other schools started sending anything until Wednesday, with mostly good results.  It’s been a loooong week, y’all.  Here are the schools he’s applied to in order of preference, and whether he was accepted, rejected, wait-listed, or waiting.

Yale University – Jackson School of Global Affairs

Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs

Tufts – Fletcher School

Georgetown University – School of Foreign Service

Johns Hopkins – School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Harvard –  Kennedy School of Government

George Washington University – Elliot School

American University – School of International Service (SIS)

Georgia Tech – Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

school dance

Yale was his top choice so he’s pretty bummed about not getting in, and I wanted to see what it was like to be a Gilmore Girl – but that’s not going to happen.  Harvard is notorious for being stingy with their funding, so even if he did get in, we’d have to find a way to pay for it.  We have enough student loan debt and aren’t looking to get into any more. Bye, Felicia.

Princeton, Tufts, Johns Hopkins, American, and Georgia Tech tho.  My husband got into all of these schools, and I couldn’t be more proud.  He’s worked extremely hard to get where he is, by himself – no handouts, no good luck, no “blessings,” no bootstraps.  Just good ‘ol American hard work and dedication.  I wish I could claim some of this success but it’s all on him.  He’s awesome.

by baby

Now, we continue waiting on the last 3 schools to send their decision and wait for financial aid information.  Once we get everything in, there will be pro/con lists made, spread sheets created, and tours taken.  This is big decision for the both of us, it’ll determine where we live for the next 2 years among other things.  I’m excited, he’s excited, this is exciting shit right here.

My posts next week will cover things we have to consider for each school.  We’re also waiting to hear back from a pretty prestigious fellowship, which will be pretty big if he gets it, but more on that later.  We’re also planning on taking some tours, so a trip to Princeton and Boston will be happening pretty soon.

Have a good weekend y’all.

Stay sassy.



Accepted into Johns Hopkins SAIS

Accepted into George Washington Elliot School

Accepted into Georgetown

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