Sorry, I probably should have clarified a little. Ive always wanted to do politics/government but it was only last semester that I decided to pursue just political science ( I originally wanted to be a HS teacher) Now, I want to get my masters and then my Phd. I want to go into academics and eventually do research and become a professor. Ive literally wanted to work in politics/gov't my whole life. I want to jump in to my MA right after my BA. I don't want to risk it down the road.
Also, I'm not working the phone bank in November. I'm doing it now until November...
Also, what would be the point of taking a year off if I can't get a job? Why not just apply now?
I guess my main concern is that I won't get in anywhere and then I really will be completely screwed. Do you think I have any chance at getting into lower level schools (UNT, American University, U Conn, etc...)?
Are you honestly saying that I won't get into any Masters programs?