Saturday I turned in my final test. Now I just have to wait for my grades. As long as I get at least a C I’ll be happy. A B would be even better. I’m not holding my breath for an A, but a B would be nice.
I talked to the grad program at my desired grad school. Turns out that, since it’s been less than a year since I last applied there, they will automatically use all my old documents and recommendations for the new application. I just have to rewrite part of my Personal Statement to include my thoughts on diversity and my agreement to adhere by the professional code of ethics. I suspect this is because a couple of would-be counselors (in psychology, I think, but the end result is being a counselor with either degree) sued their grad schools because the schools expected them to accept diversity. I actually did a short paper on the subject for my last class. The students — both Christian women — refused to see clients who didn’t match their sexual morals, and sued when they were kicked out because they felt it was religious discrimination. In both cases, the respective judges found that students who enter a field of study that has a written code of professional ethics will be held to those ethics, and if they refuse to follow that code then it’s not discrimination against them. They’re just being bigoted dicks. (The judges didn’t say that last part. That’s all me.) If you’re interested in the cases, btw, summaries are here and here.
Anyway, rewriting my Personal Statement won’t take very long, so my goal for this week is to get that done and complete the application process. I am nervous as fuck, but there’s no harm in trying again, right?