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JessicaLange

2017 Acceptances

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5 minutes ago, orphic_mel528 said:

Why should you feel guilty? You've worked hard and you've earned your acceptances. To me, there's nothing wrong with having pride in oneself until you use it to hurt other people. I don't see you doing that. If anyone interprets it that way, it's because they're feeling badly about themselves, which has nothing to do with you. 

Without going on a full rant: the "humblebrag" accusations drive me batshit. If you've worked hard to be/get/do something, then you have every right to delight in that. What, are we never supposed to feel good about ourselves? Pssht. Go on, girl. 

Ok, yeah, you're right. I guess it's more just that I know so many people didn't get into their dream schools or are still waiting to hear, and here I am, drowning in acceptances, haha. I'm certainly proud of myself, though. We all know this is a terribly difficult, frustrating, anxiety-inducing process, and it definitely feels good to be on the other end with something to show for it.

You are quite wonderful, Mel.

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7 minutes ago, imogenshakes said:

Ok, yeah, you're right. I guess it's more just that I know so many people didn't get into their dream schools or are still waiting to hear, and here I am, drowning in acceptances, haha. I'm certainly proud of myself, though. We all know this is a terribly difficult, frustrating, anxiety-inducing process, and it definitely feels good to be on the other end with something to show for it.

You are quite wonderful, Mel.

Aw, thank you, that's so nice! Likewise! 

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Remember, too, Imogen that whatever offer you accept will - in the fullness of this fever of a time - cause however many waitlists at your declined institutions to transform into acceptances! Not a small thing, that. 

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1 hour ago, cloudofunknowing said:

Remember, too, Imogen that whatever offer you accept will - in the fullness of this fever of a time - cause however many waitlists at your declined institutions to transform into acceptances! Not a small thing, that. 

That's true! I'm hoping to start declining offers here pretty soon. I have my list narrowed down to three (maybe 2...likely 2) programs, which means I'll be declining three others in the next couple of weeks. I'm really just trying to negotiate funding at this point, and once I get that figured out, I hope some of my spots in these programs will go to some of the wonderful GCers who might be waiting!

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9 hours ago, zombiekeats said:

Still waiting on official word from Michigan, Boston, and Columbia. Ugh, I just want to rip the band aid off and have done with it! 

Hi! So I caved and emailed BU. They said all acceptances have been sent out. They rejected me and offered me the MA. Sorry for the news.  Good luck with the rest of your apps!

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Has anyone heard from Tufts or Brandeis PhD programs? 

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On 27/02/2017 at 11:38 AM, BLK1222 said:

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had heard from Tufts?

I just asked the same thing and just saw this. I applied there also. Let me know if you hear anything! 

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I just got into my #1 choice--University of Oregon! Perfect fit & location for me/us! So so relieved right now.

 

2 acceptances & 3 still unknown (they send out decisions very late evidently). I AM FREAKING OUT. haha

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Anyone want to claim the Oregon acceptance!? Would love to hear more information! .. 

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1 minute ago, Zelda said:

I just got into my #1 choice--University of Oregon! Perfect fit & location for me/us! So so relieved right now.

 

2 acceptances & 3 still unknown (they send out decisions very late evidently). I AM FREAKING OUT. haha

Awesome! Here's to a few more popping up!

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4 minutes ago, Zelda said:

I just got into my #1 choice--University of Oregon! Perfect fit & location for me/us! So so relieved right now.

 

2 acceptances & 3 still unknown (they send out decisions very late evidently). I AM FREAKING OUT. haha

Congrats Zelda!!! Just curious, was it a personalized email, or did it seem like it went out to all who were accepted? 

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Posted (edited)

@eatthatbee, thank you so much! <3

 

@clinamen, very personalized e-mail/letter attached. Spoke directly about my CV & professors that would like to work with me (I mentioned no POIs deliberately on application). Sorry, still coming down off the high right now! Thank you!

Edited by Zelda

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6 hours ago, aob981 said:

Has anyone heard anything about UNC? Are we thinking implied rejection if we haven't heard yet as they'd notified by this time last year?

 

6 hours ago, allywally said:

wondering the same thing...

 

6 hours ago, piers_plowman said:

I'd guess they're yet to notify. We're only a couple days past last year's notification date for them, and they're not famous for tiny cohorts where they could send offers without any GCers getting them and posting (like Vanderbilt).

 

6 hours ago, Wyatt's Terps said:

Yeah, it looks like UNC simply hasn't made their decisions yet. I would imagine they'll come this week, but they've traditionally been one of the later programs to notify. No sense in assuming an implied rejection just yet! :)

I'm pretty sure they haven't notified yet ;) Good luck, everybody! I was in this boat 2 years ago and the waiting was unfun. 

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23 minutes ago, Zelda said:

I just got into my #1 choice--University of Oregon! Perfect fit & location for me/us! So so relieved right now.

 

2 acceptances & 3 still unknown (they send out decisions very late evidently). I AM FREAKING OUT. haha

Congrats!!! (And thanks for all the helpful information you've been posting.)  Enjoy the high!! :)

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Just got my acceptance/offer letter from University of Oregon! Stoked, although now ancy about the decision making. Congrats @Zelda!

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27 minutes ago, Zelda said:

@clinamen, very personalized e-mail/letter attached. Spoke directly about my CV & professors that would like to work with me (I mentioned no POIs deliberately on application). Sorry, still coming down off the high right now! Thank you!

Do you mind if I ask your sub-field? :)

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1 hour ago, Zelda said:

I just got into my #1 choice--University of Oregon! Perfect fit & location for me/us! So so relieved right now.

43 minutes ago, orphic_mel528 said:

Just got my acceptance/offer letter from University of Oregon! Stoked, although now ancy about the decision making. Congrats @Zelda!

Way to go, you two! :D

 

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@Zelda and @orphic_mel528 - congrats on the Oregon acceptances! That was another program that I've been kicking myself for not applying to - they have an AMAZING environmental lit program! So excited for you both! 

Good luck to those waiting on UNC! I hope they let you know soon! 

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20 hours ago, urbanfarmer said:

Any chance you know anything more about UCSC? I'm just trying to figure out if they've finished notifying or if they're still in the process!

Thanks!

They've sent out the invitations and details for the visit day next week, so I imagine this means they've finished notifying. Communication has been generally funky, so things might just be moving slowly over there.

19 hours ago, aob981 said:

Has anyone heard anything about UNC? Are we thinking implied rejection if we haven't heard yet as they'd notified by this time last year?

I contacted the DGA because I'm juggling campus visits with tight RSVP timelines and want to make sure I can prioritize UNC if it's an option. Got a quick response that said they're almost done, and that decisions should come out by the end of this week or Monday at the latest. 

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I got into LSU! My first acceptance. :D I may be dancing in my office right now. 

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1 minute ago, allywally said:

I got into LSU! My first acceptance. :D I may be dancing in my office right now. 

Huzzah! Way to go!!

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Does anyone know if we're still waiting on acceptances from Harvard? The results board seems to imply that at least one of the two acceptances is not real -- has anyone gotten any concrete news? Thanks!!

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14 hours ago, ShakesRos said:

Hi! So I caved and emailed BU. They said all acceptances have been sent out. They rejected me and offered me the MA. Sorry for the news.  Good luck with the rest of your apps!

Thanks for the update! I figured it'd be between the two schools I got into early this season. Now to choose!

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Posted (edited)

28 minutes ago, othersamantha said:

Does anyone know if we're still waiting on acceptances from Harvard? The results board seems to imply that at least one of the two acceptances is not real -- has anyone gotten any concrete news? Thanks!!

So actually like 10 minutes later I got an email letting me know a decision had been made, haha! Good luck to others and congrats to anyone accepted!

Edited by othersamantha

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