After months of waiting, I received a reply from a potential supervisor, informing me that I don’t qualify for neither a Masters program nor a PhD program due to my lacking in an honours degree. I guess a Bachelor’s and years of working experience doesn’t count for much.
To say that I was disappointed is an understatement. After reading the email, there were tears, and regret but what is done, is done. It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t get in but not having my name on any papers published during my three years working under my boss, may have count for much of their decision. I know that the supervisor had tried everything he could to get me in as a post-grad candidate and I really, really appreciate his help.
Right now, I think I need to not think about this for a while. Maybe in a few weeks, I can look at what options are available to me and do something about it. Taking my GREs is one of them, though after that, I have no idea. I think that things happen for a reason. Maybe there’s another opportunity for my to get my Masters (at least) in the near future. I hope so because I really don’t want to be a garlic chopper for the rest of my life.