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My Quest for Admission and Funding!

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Now that the Dust has Settled...

Back again after a fairly long absence! And gentlefolk, it's finally March. I know for my discipline (history), programs are probably about half-way done returning decisions. I personally applied to ten schools and actually heard from the last of them on Monday. I'm extremely relieved to be done with the waiting game, and am extremely happy with how everything turned out (despite getting rejected from six programs - heh!). As you might know from my last update, UNC Chapel Hill acce

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And Decision Season has Begun!

After a (relatively) long absence, I'm back! This past week has marked the beginning of decision season for me. The week before that was frustrating and a bit depressing, which is one of many reasons I did not do my weekly update last weekend. Several UC Berkeley History decisions were posted on this site around Friday, January 25th, and - knowing the general pattern of admissions/rejections for the school, via Gradcafe's results search page - I began to despair of my chances there.

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The First Week Back in Classes

Time for my weekly update! It's been a bit of a wild one, since this week was my first one back in classes after the winter break. Despite the sleep deprivation that usually comes with trying to get back into the rhythm of classes, I got through the week with a minimum of stress. I currently attend a commuter school and - because of Houston's traffic issues and my particular school's appalling parking situation - I have to get up at 5 to get to campus. The upside to this is that ther

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The Unexpected Benefits of Illness!

Hello again! After a rather longer-than-intended delay, I have returned! The reason for said delay (and my suddent absence from GradCafe) has been an unexpected illness, which has kept me couch-ridden for the better part of a week. As unpleasant as my listless, nauseated sojourn on the sofa has been, however, I have found one or two silver linings to the situation: 1) Classes at my MA program start next week, instead of THIS week. It would have been a terrible way to get the sem

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First Post: Welcome!

Hi everyone! Welcome to one future historian's quest for admissions, funding, and - eventually - a doctorate! I heard this was a stress-relieving, cathartic-type thing to do...and since I'm feeling ever more stressed out the closer we get to hearing back from programs, I thought that now would be the perfect time to start this blog. I intend it to be a place for me to share my experiences and any advice that I think might be helpful for other folks going through the process (now or in the

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