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  2. Oh lol, this would never have occured to me, but I did now randomly check the analytics of my academia.edu page (which I only set up a few weeks ago because I needed access to an article, and has nothing on it except a few bookmarks and interests) and, lo and behold, a lone 'view' from one of the college towns I applied to. Now I don't know whether to feel heartened by it, stressed out by it, assume its a coincidence, or stressed that I don't have views from anywhere else! Linkedin, on the other hand, shows nothing.
  3. I am thinking about withdrawing my applications to a few schools and I have two questions: 1. Would professors who wrote me my recommendation letters be happy if I withdrew instead of finishing the application? 2. Would the school I am withdrawing from be happy with it, that they won't feel negative towards my college/recommenders? I know for college app the answer is yes and yes (I withdrew from all other schools after I got in an Early Action). I suspect it should be same for phd applications but I'm not sure, since the admitted pool would be so small. Basically the question is, since there is only one round for most phd application, would it be offensive to the institutes I withdraw from, or harm future students from my undergraduate institute, if I withdraw now, only two weeks before their result come out? btw, wish everyone in this chat get their dream offers.
  4. Thank you for replying! I've been anxious all day. I contacted Indiana University and the person wrote back: Thank you for your interest in our program. Your application will be considered, but it’s unlikely that you would be admitted with GRE scores below the minimum. To give you an idea of the kinds of students that we admit, here are the average stats for admitted students over the past 5 years: GPA – 3.63 Verbal %tile – 77 Quant %tile – 64 Analytical %tile – 59 Regarding your transcripts – Yes, we do need transcripts from every college attended. So I guess that means I shouldnt even bother applying to their program? I will continue to contact schools to see if they require a certain percentile or not for admission.
  5. I applied to 10 PhD programs and have been rejected by three schools already. I am pissed but ok at the same time if that makes any sense. I do have 2 interviews, however nothing is guaranteed.
  6. So cool that you applied to international programs! Are you interested in macro/international social work?
  7. I can tell you that it really varies from school to school. I am in the same boat with writing the GRE twice, and still having pretty low quant percentiles, but high analytical writing. Some schools have very strict cutoffs for their applications (ie. above 70th or 80th percentile on every section), while others are more lenient. For example, George Mason said they were looking for scores above the 50th percentile, but that excellence in other areas could make up for lower scores in any areas. I know it's tricky when you don't want to waste your money on the applications if your scores are going to be thrown away because of a cutoff... so definitely good to get in touch with the schools to see their views on the GRE, and how they take them into account during the application process. You may find that some require them simply as a "hoop to jump through", while others will require higher scores in order to be competitive. With sending both scores, I know that some professors also like looking at the progress that you have made in rewriting the test as well, so that's often a good option! Hopefully I could be of some help! Good luck with your applications
  8. Just curious, why did you have to send them if you took them as a child...?
  9. Posting this again... Help! I am terrified that applying for Fall 2017 will be a waste of money. I spent 400 trying to get a better score on the GRE's. 1st attempt: 139 verbal, 142 quant, 4 analytical writing 2nd attempt: 145 verbal, 141 quant, 3.5 analytical writing I graduated with a bachelors in psychology and my GPA is 3.35. I am applying to: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Minnesota State University, University of Maryland, Hofstra University, Hartford University, and George Mason University. Do I have a shot of getting in or will I be throwing away 300+ dollars on apps for no reason? I am terrified that schools will look at my GRE score and throw me in the decline pile. The application deadline is next month. What should I do? Should I send both GRE test scores? Please help...I'm desperate! :/
  10. Thank you so much for checking. Glad I missed all of this drama.
  11. I applied to Berkeley and Michigan as well and have heard nada. Actually, I STILL HAVEN'T HEARD FROM ANYWHERE! Still...hopefully we'll all get news this week! (I'm having an optimistic Monday)
  12. I see. Well good luck to you! I'm sure you'll be fine!
  13. Someone posted on the results page that they received an interview via email on the 18th from Cincinnati. So congrats to whoever you are! (Im)Patiently waiting for February
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  15. I applied to Michigan - nothing yet. From checking previous years on the result page, I estimate we won't know for at least another week.
  16. One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear. Towering
  17. It's possible that you might not know anything and then you get the magical phone call. It certainly happens. But I also think that many programs do official/unofficial interviews. If you're on the shortlist, you'll (usually) know it. I had an academia.edu page set up and could track my analytics. The programs that were interested in me (and did a Skype interview) went to my academia.edu page. The ones that rejected me didn't look me up at all. I was contacted at the end of January last year for a Skype interview and didn't get my official acceptance until the end of February and then 2 weeks after THAT, the fellowship info. It's a long process. Don't sit in front of a computer refreshing TGC--make sure you go do things to take your mind off the wait.
  18. Just got an email from UW saying that there were unexpected delays in the decision-making process and that they intend to send the notification emails this week for epidemiology.
  19. @PrayingForAcceptance!!! I don't know if this makes you feel any better after the fact, but I heard that UNC is not that serious about the GRE scores. They care a lot more about the other aspects of your application. Fingers crossed for you!
  20. I'm in the same boat, @uncapplicant2017. It's UNC or bust. Which dual program are you interested in?
  21. I also applied to Berkeley and Yale and haven't heard anything yet. I just checked their sites a few hours ago.
  22. I'm with you @EvelynD! I was getting comfortable with my 2 rejections( they weren't top schools anyway) and then boom, rejected from another school. I can only hope that my interview goes well and keep my fingers crossed for my remaining schools. No news is good news right?
  23. Thank you, guys! I will send an updated CV tomorrow.
  24. So I just had a PhD Skype interview with a program I'm interested in, but thinking back over my answers and the responses of interviewers, I'm concerned that I spoke too quickly and wasn't very clear. In previous interviews, I have had interviewers who either nod their head or smile to acknowledge that they are listening / understanding what I'm saying, but these interviewers kinda just stared at me when I talked and then would move on to another question without any comments on my previous responses. Their lack of conversational engagement and my own assessment of my responses is making me pretty upset because I don't think I performed as well as I could have. Has anybody had similar experiences either with interviewers or self-doubt? Or people who thought they did poorly but ended up getting the spot/position?
  25. Same here! I know my POI was at a conference the last week, so I'm hoping there is just a delay. Based on last year it looks like they send out all invites by January 28/29, so still crossing my fingers!
  26. One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear.
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