Today we check in with Gioia, now entering her final (!) Fletcher semester. She had a typically jam-packed fall, with lots of updates for blog readers.
It's time to check in with our group of student bloggers, starting today with 2nd-year MALD Lisa. As is usually the case with 2nd-year students, it feels like she just got here yesterday, and it's hard to imagine she's now entering her final Fletcher semester. As you'll see, she remains busy as ever.
It's Monday after the application deadline, which means a big thanks to all of you who recently submitted applications for fall 2020 enrollment. We're grateful for the work you put in to meet our deadlines, and you should feel entitled to take a bit of a breather for a few days.
Just a formality at this point, friends. I surely need not remind you any further that the application deadline is TODAY. 11:59:59 EST, to be exact, but let's not get overly literal here. I can assure you that there is very little value in waiting until the actual last minute of the deadline to submit, and that doing so is likely to create quite a lot of additional anxiety for you.
Today, some thoughts from LLM student Prayank on his first-semester courses and faculty. Enrolled Fletcher students are able to access past students' course reviews to help them in the course selection process, and I'm grateful to Prayank for giving some similar insight to our prospective student readers!
Do I have your attention, applicants? Good. Just making sure everyone remembers that the January 10 application deadline is one measly week away. Having sufficiently jolted you awake, I can now add context and caveats: please do submit your application by the deadline, but don't sweat it if you have a heel-dragging recommender, or have a test score report that doesn't arrive quite on time. If we have all your outstanding materials by February 1 we can usually avoid delays in processing your application.
At the blog-reading stage, some readers may have a vague familiarity with Liz's name, but you'd be hard-pressed to find any Fletcher students over the past 7 years who don't know her well. We've been aware for nearly a month that Liz is moving on to an exciting new admissions opportunity, but the reality of her departure is setting in for real as she spends her final days on our team.
As in most years, we'll be taking advantage of a student body that travels all over the world during winter break to offer informal coffee hours for prospective students in early January. This is a great opportunity to meet with current students, and to learn about all things Fletcher in an informal setting.