Second, I got my GMAT scores back. The email hit my inbox at around 7:15 Thursday morning with a link to my official score report. Unfortunately I had left my paperwork from the test in the car so I didn't have the code to access it. I tried to push the feeling of dread out of my mind and went about my morning, got dressed, made breakfast and so on but I couldn't shake it. Finally I ran out to the car and grabbed the form. My heart sank when I saw the scores, I was so disappointed in myself, I know I could have done better, prepared more. I immediately went on Stockton's website and looked for the phone number for the graduate admissions office; of course they don't open until 9am! I got myself together and drove to work trying to give myself a pep talk the whole way. I walked into work and a few coworkers could tell just by looking at me something was wrong, as soon as they asked if I was ok I burst into tears. They all tried to make me feel better and I appreciated it immensely but I couldn't feel better until I talked to someone in admissions. I sat at my desk googling away things like "can I still get into grad school with a low GMAT score."
Finally it was 9am! I called Stockton but no one answered, I managed to restrain myself until 9:05 then tried again. This time an angel answered the phone and offered to help answer my questions. I explained that my GMAT score was low and I wasn't sure if I should even bother applying. She asked what my score was then explained that Stockton technically doesn't have a minimum score requirement then asked that my undergrad GPA was. She assured me that between my 3.36 GPA and 7 years of work experience I shouldn't have a problem getting accepted especially if my recommendation letters and essay are good. I hung up the phone a new person, with a smile on my face I told Brittany everything the woman had said and she offered to help with my essay! I immediately started looking into filling out my application but I've decided to work on all of that next week though. This weekend is a time for celebration. I'll be turning 30 and hopefully starting grad school in the fall!