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JessicaLange

2017 Acceptances

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1 minute ago, erosanddust said:

Yay! Looking forward to meeting you. I also do post-1945 stuff, so I'm interested to hear about your research interests!

Also, I had mentally categorized it as a rejection, so I'm stunned to have just received notice that I'm waitlisted at Boston University!

Yayy same! Congrats! I'm not sure if I'll stay on the list or not yet, myself. Just relieved to be almost done with decisions. 

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3 hours ago, englishing said:

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.

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. 

 

15 hours ago, CarolineNC said:

 

 

 

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. 

Thanks, there's still hope! fingers crossed!!

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44 minutes ago, erosanddust said:

Yay! Looking forward to meeting you. I also do post-1945 stuff, so I'm interested to hear about your research interests!

Also, I had mentally categorized it as a rejection, so I'm stunned to have just received notice that I'm waitlisted at Boston University!

Thanks! I look forwarding to meeting you too! I also do post-1945 stuff (yay! same subfield!), and my research is primarily focused on media representations of gender and race (and postmodern texts on this topic)!

Congrats on the waitlist at Boston University as well!

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1 hour ago, ShakesRos said:

Hi! Congrats on Tufts!!!  I emailed Boston University and the GSC told me they already sent out acceptances. They denied me the PhD, but accepted me into the MA ( which I'm pretty sure they do for everyone, though I could be wrong).  It's crazy that I haven't seen many Tufts notifications or even waitlists. But I'm still holding out hope. Keep in touch and I will do the same! 

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Thank you! Yes, you're right, it is crazy that there aren't many Tufts notifications. I swear at one point I thought that they accepted me because I was the only applicant, but my husband put a stop to that nonsense.

I'm sorry you didn't get into the BU PhD program, especially since you said it was your top choice. But their MA looks really good and that's a great program to get into. Did you apply to other PhD programs? I wish you luck on them.

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59 minutes ago, manals said:

Thank you! Yes, you're right, it is crazy that there aren't many Tufts notifications. I swear at one point I thought that they accepted me because I was the only applicant, but my husband put a stop to that nonsense.

I'm sorry you didn't get into the BU PhD program, especially since you said it was your top choice. But their MA looks really good and that's a great program to get into. Did you apply to other PhD programs? I wish you luck on them.

Hi! Yes I applied to the Tufts and Brandeis PhD programs. I emailed Tufts today, so hopefully I will hear soon. I think Brandies should be notifying this week from what their website says. Fingers crossed for one of them! But, if not then BU MA it is. 

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On 2/23/2017 at 9:40 AM, Plantguypete said:

I applied and interviewed with Oklahoma State University, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, and Yale University for Plant Biology (PhD programs). 

So far I have been offered full admission to Oklahoma State University, UC Riverside, and UC Berkeley; Yale is supposed to release their acceptances tomorrow!

At this point I know that I will be either attending UC Berkeley or Yale University, but the worst part is waiting to hear back about the NSF GRFP!

 

56 minutes ago, Plantguypete said:

Yale DOES DO interviews. For my field (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), we interviewed in early February. They have been releasing acceptances since mid-February.

As far as Berkeley goes, I received my acceptance from Berkeley on Jan 26th.

Looks like you may be a bit lost -- this is a thread for applicants for programs in English Literature, which has far different application procedures, timelines, etc from the sciences.

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Okay so I was accepted to NYU's Masters program (denied from the PhD) and I'm really freaking out! NYU was my number one choice--it was actually my number one choice for undergrad too, but I didn't get in then. The problem is that I was also accepted to Fordham and they're giving me sooo much money, full tuition and a generous stipend. NYU I think is offering me 50% tuition (it was kind of vague so I'm waiting for the official letter to get more details). I don't know what to do guys! I told myself that I would absolutely choose Fordham if I got into NYU, but I honestly didn't think I had a shot of getting in so it was easy to say before the decision was made. Help.

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4 minutes ago, JessicaLange said:

Okay so I was accepted to NYU's Masters program (denied from the PhD) and I'm really freaking out! NYU was my number one choice--it was actually my number one choice for undergrad too, but I didn't get in then. The problem is that I was also accepted to Fordham and they're giving me sooo much money, full tuition and a generous stipend. NYU I think is offering me 50% tuition (it was kind of vague so I'm waiting for the official letter to get more details). I don't know what to do guys! I told myself that I would absolutely choose Fordham if I got into NYU, but I honestly didn't think I had a shot of getting in so it was easy to say before the decision was made. Help.

You got into Fordham's PhD program or their MA? If it's their PhD program, I'd definitely take it. Fordham has one of the best financial packages going. There are fit considerations, sure, but I assume you've already thought about those. 

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2 minutes ago, orphic_mel528 said:

You got into Fordham's PhD program or their MA? If it's their PhD program, I'd definitely take it. Fordham has one of the best financial packages going. There are fit considerations, sure, but I assume you've already thought about those. 

Sorry, yeah that was unclear. I got into Fordham's MA and NYU's MA. I'm trying to figure out fit now. I mean, they both have a good focus on what I need, which is why I applied. But I'm trying to sort through and compare their relative strengths and weaknesses.

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2 minutes ago, JessicaLange said:

Sorry, yeah that was unclear. I got into Fordham's MA and NYU's MA. I'm trying to figure out fit now. I mean, they both have a good focus on what I need, which is why I applied. But I'm trying to sort through and compare their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Okay, I see. That's definitely a toughie, but I'm sure you'll figure it out :) 

This is the not-so-latent hippie in me speaking: I think if it were me, I'd review my persons of interest and their recent work and really tap into which of them gets me the most excited. Like, meditate on it awhile. Go with your gut. There are a thousand ways to rationalize the decision and everyone is going to tell you different things regarding the facts, but at the end of the day, you know best. Trust your instincts, even if they may not make 100% sense on paper. 

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40 minutes ago, JessicaLange said:

Sorry, yeah that was unclear. I got into Fordham's MA and NYU's MA. I'm trying to figure out fit now. I mean, they both have a good focus on what I need, which is why I applied. But I'm trying to sort through and compare their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Follow the money. If Fordham is giving you a lot more, go there, but if you'd go deeply in debt even at Fordham, I'd recommend declining and reapplying with a focus on more fully funded MA programs. Search these forums on NYU's MA program and you'll find that it, like UChicago's MAPH, has a very mixed reputation. Cash cow programs can work for some people, but especially if you're not independently wealthy or something, the debt for a humanities degree is not a good idea.

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WOW I just received another offer from CU Boulder! They called me!!! They are unable to offer me admission into the PhD program (they only accepted 4 students) but would love to have me in the MA!!! Really thrilled; it was a nice phone call. First phone call of the admissions season and was really terrifying. Funding will be offered later.

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Anyone want to claim the UDub acceptance?! :)

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Just got an acceptance email from the University of Washington!! This was the last school I was waiting on and a great fit for my interests so I'm super stoked. :)) offered a first year fellowship as well ah

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Got rejected for NYU's PhD program but was accepted for the MA. Letter was warm and inviting but as it's only a 50% funded program (not including fees, etc) it's probably out of the cards for me this year. 

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1 hour ago, RydraWong said:

Just got an acceptance email from the University of Washington!! This was the last school I was waiting on and a great fit for my interests so I'm super stoked. :)) offered a first year fellowship as well ah

Congrats on your acceptance!! :)

Was the email notification personalized? Just trying to feel out if maybe UW is done sending acceptances at this point. It feels like my last shot at an admission this year so I'm pretty much starving for information! 

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I got into Stanford today!

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45 minutes ago, gyeum said:

I got into Stanford today!

WHOA. Congrats! That's incredible!!! :D

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2 hours ago, clinamen said:

Congrats on your acceptance!! :)

Was the email notification personalized? Just trying to feel out if maybe UW is done sending acceptances at this point. It feels like my last shot at an admission this year so I'm pretty much starving for information! 

Thanks! And yes my email was very personalized, it made detailed references to my research interests and the professors I named in my SOP. So I think they're taking their time and still sending out admissions decisions probably :) They might also be sending out notifications depending on different funding situations? I got a fellowship so maybe they notified me early and they'll be notifying other people as the week goes on. Hope this was helpful, I know it's a really stressful time!! I'm pulling for ya :)

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20 minutes ago, RydraWong said:

Thanks! And yes my email was very personalized, it made detailed references to my research interests and the professors I named in my SOP. So I think they're taking their time and still sending out admissions decisions probably :) They might also be sending out notifications depending on different funding situations? I got a fellowship so maybe they notified me early and they'll be notifying other people as the week goes on. Hope this was helpful, I know it's a really stressful time!! I'm pulling for ya :)

Thank you sooo much! I really, really hope you're right! An acceptance would make my life! 

But seriously, congratulations!! That's amazing that you were awarded a fellowship and funding!! :)

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Holy shit, I just got into Oxford! :o Rejections from both Columbia and NYU, so yay this! Going to be biting my fingernails until I hear about funding (nominated by the English department for scholarship funding, but I'll have to wait for the Humanities division to make their final calls).

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19 hours ago, ShakesRos said:

Hi! Yes I applied to the Tufts and Brandeis PhD programs. I emailed Tufts today, so hopefully I will hear soon. I think Brandies should be notifying this week from what their website says. Fingers crossed for one of them! But, if not then BU MA it is. 

 

Good luck to you! I hope you get a PhD acceptance, but I'm so glad you got into BU's MA. I got a letter from Boston College and they declined my application. So one acceptance and two declines.

Also, congratulations to everyone who received an acceptance.

 

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1 hour ago, Captain Cabinets said:

Holy shit, I just got into Oxford! :o Rejections from both Columbia and NYU, so yay this! Going to be biting my fingernails until I hear about funding (nominated by the English department for scholarship funding, but I'll have to wait for the Humanities division to make their final calls).

Ahhh, congratulations! That's incredible!

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Just got an email from Northeastern. Rejected from PhD program but accepted to MA program with a Dean's scholarship (which, unfortunately, only grants a 25% tuition waiver). I definitely won't be accepting this offer, as I have some fully funded offers already. Hopefully that means a person on the waitlist (if they have one) will get some good news!

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Got into Old Dominion's PhD in English today. I have a family and 3 young kids and a full time instructor position where I live, so I was thrilled to get into this program because of their distance option. 

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