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JessicaLange

2017 Acceptances

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8 minutes ago, imogenshakes said:

I just got my official letter from Iowa, so that train should be rolling now! I already had an idea (my mentor knew and was being really vague about it, haha), but it's nice to have specifics. Was offered a TAship and the DGS asked to call me soon to talk more about that, so...yeah. I'm quite excited! It's a MUCH better offer than I was anticipating, so I may not have really narrowed down my decision as much as I thought I had. I mean, their book studies program is INCREDIBLE. 

And now I sit nervously while refreshing my email.

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44 minutes ago, Warelin said:

Who caught your attention that made you decide to apply? When I made an inquiry earlier in the year, the grad secretary told me Dr. Dugaw and Dr. Ginsberg were retiring.

Dr. Bovilsky, mainly. I would honestly be surprised if either offered me admission, just based on resources. 

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8 minutes ago, orphic_mel528 said:

Dr. Bovilsky, mainly. I would honestly be surprised if either offered me admission, just based on resources. 

Surprises (good and bad) have come at times. ;)

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1 minute ago, Warelin said:

Surprises (good and bad) have come at times. ;)

Too true! 

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20 minutes ago, imogenshakes said:

I just got my official letter from Iowa, so that train should be rolling now! I already had an idea (my mentor knew and was being really vague about it, haha), but it's nice to have specifics. Was offered a TAship and the DGS asked to call me soon to talk more about that, so...yeah. I'm quite excited! It's a MUCH better offer than I was anticipating, so I may not have really narrowed down my decision as much as I thought I had. I mean, their book studies program is INCREDIBLE. 

Has anyone on this thread officially decided where they're going yet? Is there going to be a new thread somewhere to post this news? I haven't decided yet, but would like to know if and when anyone has settled on anything.

Congratulations, I'm so excited for you! If you're thinking about them and have questions happy to answer any like I said :) Their book studies stuff is definitely great—Hooks is super awesome, the Center for the Book is crazy, lot of great resources. 

I also already decided—off to Notre Dame! My other offer wasn't funded, and even if I got off the waitlists for my other schools I felt the faculty at ND were best for my interests, their funding was most generous, and they just have a lot of great resources. Really excited! 

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8 minutes ago, orphic_mel528 said:

Too true! 

Any idea where you'd prefer to go if your pending apps say yes?

 

8 minutes ago, Mippipopolous said:

Congratulations, I'm so excited for you! If you're thinking about them and have questions happy to answer any like I said :) Their book studies stuff is definitely great—Hooks is super awesome, the Center for the Book is crazy, lot of great resources. 

I also already decided—off to Notre Dame! My other offer wasn't funded, and even if I got off the waitlists for my other schools I felt the faculty at ND were best for my interests, their funding was most generous, and they just have a lot of great resources. Really excited! 

I'm glad that you were accepted by your best fit school. :)

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13 minutes ago, Warelin said:

Any idea where you'd prefer to go if your pending apps say yes?

 

I'm glad that you were accepted by your best fit school. :)

Unless they have something phenomenal to offer me by way of funding, I'm pretty much decided on UMASS for a number of reasons. 

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AHHHH just got an email from Heather Hicks at Villanova and I am IN!!! So thrilled after 3 rejections from PhD programs. Personal email with official offer to follow, funding decisions will be made after March 1st. I am so happy!!!! (English Masters program - it is not letting me post on the board for some reason - but I had to let you guys know!)

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3 hours ago, shoestofollow said:

Columbia's AdCom does not meet until this Friday, so that's the earliest we'll hear, but most likely next week!

Oh, I didn't realize the AdCom hadn't met yet; that's great! Nerve-wracking, but at least now I can pretend like I still have a shot, ha.

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11 minutes ago, natalielouise said:

AHHHH just got an email from Heather Hicks at Villanova and I am IN!!! So thrilled after 3 rejections from PhD programs. Personal email with official offer to follow, funding decisions will be made after March 1st. I am so happy!!!! (English Masters program - it is not letting me post on the board for some reason - but I had to let you guys know!)

Congratulations! I live 20 minutes from Villanova, so if you have any questions about the area, feel free to reach out. 

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50 minutes ago, Mippipopolous said:

I also already decided—off to Notre Dame! My other offer wasn't funded, and even if I got off the waitlists for my other schools I felt the faculty at ND were best for my interests, their funding was most generous, and they just have a lot of great resources. Really excited! 

Congrats on making a decision! How exciting~~

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Can anybody give me any info on UPenn, UIC and UNC? Have they finished their acceptances and waitlists? 

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18 minutes ago, ProfessionalNerd said:

Can anybody give me any info on UPenn, UIC and UNC? Have they finished their acceptances and waitlists? 

Someone posted earlier that UPenn has finished their waitlists and acceptances. Not sure about the other 2 schools.

 

1 hour ago, natalielouise said:

AHHHH just got an email from Heather Hicks at Villanova and I am IN!!! So thrilled after 3 rejections from PhD programs. Personal email with official offer to follow, funding decisions will be made after March 1st. I am so happy!!!! (English Masters program - it is not letting me post on the board for some reason - but I had to let you guys know!)

Congratulations! I'm a current student at Villanova. :)

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2 hours ago, yanicus said:

@imogenshakes wow I am rooting so hard for you to get the clean sweep. Congratulations on all your successes so far!

Thank you so much! I have my fingers crossed for a clean sweep, but I doubt I'll end up at GWU if I do get in, so I won't be too torn up. 

 

1 hour ago, Mippipopolous said:

Congratulations, I'm so excited for you! If you're thinking about them and have questions happy to answer any like I said :) Their book studies stuff is definitely great—Hooks is super awesome, the Center for the Book is crazy, lot of great resources. 

I also already decided—off to Notre Dame! My other offer wasn't funded, and even if I got off the waitlists for my other schools I felt the faculty at ND were best for my interests, their funding was most generous, and they just have a lot of great resources. Really excited! 

Thank you so much! I will send you a message soon with some of my questions, for sure. And congrats to you on having made a decision! I considered applying to ND, they have such a great program in so many areas. I'm so excited for you! You should start a decisions thread or something, so we can all celebrate and figure out who all will be in the same programs!

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15 minutes ago, Warelin said:

Someone posted earlier that UPenn has finished their waitlists and acceptances. Not sure about the other 2 schools.

 

I thought they were referring to Penn State. Nothing's been updated on the results page.

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Hi lovelies! Anyone else having issues with the results board today? It's only been listing 35 results for the entire day :(

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5 minutes ago, ProfessionalNerd said:

 

I thought they were referring to Penn State. Nothing's been updated on the results page.

I think @jungThug said they were referring to UPenn but that the results page was broken. :(

 

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2 hours ago, imogenshakes said:

I just got my official letter from Iowa, so that train should be rolling now! I already had an idea (my mentor knew and was being really vague about it, haha), but it's nice to have specifics. Was offered a TAship and the DGS asked to call me soon to talk more about that, so...yeah. I'm quite excited! It's a MUCH better offer than I was anticipating, so I may not have really narrowed down my decision as much as I thought I had. I mean, their book studies program is INCREDIBLE. 

Congrats!! I know you said letter, but I'm assuming you didn't mean that literally (as in USPS :p) but maybe I'll go obsessively check my mailbox just in case lol! Has your "Admission Decision" box changed on the MyUIowa site?

Has anyone else heard back from Iowa? 

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16 minutes ago, LurkyLurker said:

Hi lovelies! Anyone else having issues with the results board today? It's only been listing 35 results for the entire day :(

Yes, it seems to be a site-wide issue. At first I thought it was just me, too. 

Great name, btw.

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2 hours ago, imogenshakes said:

Has anyone on this thread officially decided where they're going yet? Is there going to be a new thread somewhere to post this news? I haven't decided yet, but would like to know if and when anyone has settled on anything.

Congrats on your many acceptances! I was just thinking the same thing -- we should have some sort of "The Wait is Over 2017" board.

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22 minutes ago, LurkyLurker said:

Congrats!! I know you said letter, but I'm assuming you didn't mean that literally (as in USPS :p) but maybe I'll go obsessively check my mailbox just in case lol! Has your "Admission Decision" box changed on the MyUIowa site?

Has anyone else heard back from Iowa? 

Mine still says In Progress! I think a couple weeks ago there were a couple posts on the site that said they'd gotten emails from Iowa saying to check the MyUIowa site & their rejections were there....perhaps they work in waves?

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40 minutes ago, imogenshakes said:

Thank you so much! I will send you a message soon with some of my questions, for sure. And congrats to you on having made a decision! I considered applying to ND, they have such a great program in so many areas. I'm so excited for you! You should start a decisions thread or something, so we can all celebrate and figure out who all will be in the same programs!

Thank you, I'm really excited to start there! It's definitely an awesome program, I'm still a little dazed it all worked out! A few of us from the weekend have stayed in touch through GC too which is nice. I'll probably start a decisions thread soon! I was pretty lucky to hear back from all my schools early in the season though, so not sure if too many others will have made up their minds quite yet! But will be good to have it ready to go for everyone.

 Hopefully I can be helpful about Iowa info; I've worked with a few of the professors from the book studies area, so hopefully can be a bit there! And then know IC pretty well obviously, though from an undergrad perspective. Great town! 

 

7 minutes ago, eliza_winter said:

Mine still says In Progress! I think a couple weeks ago there were a couple posts on the site that said they'd gotten emails from Iowa saying to check the MyUIowa site & their rejections were there....perhaps they work in waves?

This is totally off-topic, but funny story about MyUIowa—for almost the entirety of my time there it was known as... ISIS. As you can imagine, a name-change became rather necessary after awhile! 

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24 minutes ago, LurkyLurker said:

Congrats!! I know you said letter, but I'm assuming you didn't mean that literally (as in USPS :p) but maybe I'll go obsessively check my mailbox just in case lol! Has your "Admission Decision" box changed on the MyUIowa site?

Thank you! And yeah, you're right...it was a letter sent as an email attachment. Sorry, I should have been more clear! My UIowa portal just says "in progress," unless I'm looking in the wrong place. 

49 minutes ago, CrunchyMamademic said:

Congrats on your many acceptances! I was just thinking the same thing -- we should have some sort of "The Wait is Over 2017" board.

Thanks a bunch! I think someone who has already decided should start that thread...I feel pretty far from making my decision yet. Eesh.

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40 minutes ago, eliza_winter said:

Mine still says In Progress! I think a couple weeks ago there were a couple posts on the site that said they'd gotten emails from Iowa saying to check the MyUIowa site & their rejections were there....perhaps they work in waves?

Ah gotcha, keeping my fingers crossed that we're still in the running then! 

I remember those on the results page, but I didn't see anything about how they were notified (I thought it was email maybe? But I guess not!)

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