Apparently, the paper I wrote for my graduate program application was good enough, though I grow more dissatisfied with it by the day. The Department of Communication at California State University East Bay has provisionally admitted me to their graduate program. The admission is provisional because the university has not yet processed my application and because all my letters of recommendation are not yet in, from faculty who are now or have been on summer vacation.
It also appears that I will have completed my general education requirements at the end of this quarter, leaving only a couple communication classes to take to fulfill the agreement I have with the department on graduation. I’ve already registered for those classes for this fall.