I've kind of been gearing myself up for a school change in the next few months. Getting myself excited. Planning to see the fam. Then I talked to the graduate director at BU...
I can apply...but they're only taking applications for Fall 2010 right now...And my classes at Super Duper that I could take this year? They may or may not transfer (which I understand; we're the same way at Home University). And, of course, I may not get in. This is a very prestigious program, and only five students are admitted each year (no joke).
Oh, and the big one? Unless I'm mistaken (and I've been known to be a time or two) BU requires 88 hours for a Ph.D. Super Duper requires 54.
Even I can do that math.
Even if BU is cheaper with in-state tuition, it's still a worse choice (possibly; no doors are closed yet) in time and money, as it's 34 more hours (Seriously, how is that even POSSIBLE??!!). I did e-mail my SDU adviser and ask about the hours to clarify, because one of my classmates said he was taking 70 hours...which would still let me finish quicker...a year or more quicker...
Life is so wonderfully surprising. =)