So I’ve decided to apply formally to UMBC. After talking with a few people, I got a lot more information and feel very good about my chances as well as better about the whole process.
Here’s what I’ve done today:
- Submitted a GRE waiver form along with my resume and my unofficial transcripts.
- Asked 2 of my bosses and a third company I’ve worked with for letters of recommendation.
The GRE waiver will exempt me from the GRE tests for the fact that I’m fortunate enough to not require financial assistance since my job is paying everything. Also thankfully I did very well in my undergrad so my GPA is above the requirements for the GRE waiver.
One tiny step closer.. once the GRE waiver is approved/denied that will give me direction on what to do next.