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  1. I got my first decision today... it was an acceptance to my top choice (and the only one i actually wanted to attend). beyond ecstatic, and i've been happy crying/on the verge of happy crying for the past 7 hours!
    8 points
  2. In at Cornell. Live the phrase; the sky is the limit!
    7 points
  3. This, and yes. I have been considering this for a while now. I only applied to six schools, have been rejected from 4, awaiting assumed rejections from 2 schools. That being said, I think it's best if I start thinking about other career paths. I've even started the application process for a few jobs I think might be a good fit for me just in case the other two schools turn out to be a rejection. I think what happened to me (I stress to me -- I by no means, by what I'm about to say, want to influence anyone else or say that you're making the wrong decisions, etc.) is these rejections have almos
    5 points
  4. Here's my dog hiding in a fireplace at dog daycare.
    4 points
  5. Just got into UW-Madison for IPiB after being interviewed yesterday!!!
    4 points
  6. I second this. I don't want to rush people if you are undecided, but if you got into 5 schools and you have narrowed it down to say 3 of them can you let the other 2 go? Also, if you were already accepted to programs and are wait listed at one that you are not so interested in maybe inform the school so they can cut down the length of their wait list? I just want to stress again that I am not saying do this if you are undecided.
    4 points
  7. Accepted to NYU! Got a phone call from POI.
    3 points
  8. Hey, so I contacted some of the schools and.... One contacted me back within 30 minutes with an offer! Thanks again for the advice!
    3 points
  9. In at Yale... Speechless!!!
    3 points
  10. I will be removing myself from the waitlist at Pittsburgh soon. I don't know if this may help any others also waitlisted, but I hope it does.
    3 points
  11. Panache

    PhD in Public Health

    Belafish, I think you put it nicely when you say that this is an exhausting process. The good part is that we are so close to being done. I was accepted over the weekend to Hopkins HBS program. To everyone who applied, CHECK THE WEBSITE they do not always send and e-mail of notification that a decision has been reached. In my case I received notification from the program coordinator and then it was updated on the website but there was no e-mail to tell me a decision had been reached!
    3 points
  12. I just want to say how encouraged I am by this thread. Personally, I'm so over this nihilistic/apathetic trend in art making. This gives me hope that a new generation of artists, concerned about these issues, are rising up.
    3 points
  13. 3 points
  14. Well, still waiting on 5 of my 8 schools. That art history OSU admit nearly made me keel over, especially when "interview weekend" was mentioned. Also still waiting on funding results from York, and I promised myself that I would not harass the poor history office guy until March 1. On the bright side, I survived giving my first conference paper. Got good reviews, and my department head -- who normally bounces around the conference to see his various students -- sat all the way through my panel. Sent it to York POI, got a nice email back, and then got a "thank you for coming and sha
    3 points
  15. Congrats, that's amazing!! Who cares about YDS with an offer like that;)! Yeah, that is strange/cool about ISM, though.
    3 points
  16. Hey guys, I am wondering whether CMU HCII sent out all their offers, since I see several posts about offers and rejections already. I have not heard back any news yet. Thanks!
    2 points
  17. czesc

    Fall 2013 Applicants?

    Cook, since eating out is expensive. Invest in appliances that will let you make things like coffee more cheaply at home. Buy food from farmers' markets, since it's fresh but relatively inexpensive. Although it's tempting, try to avoid going out a lot and go to parties in apartments with free drinks/food when you can. Never take cabs, always take the subway. You've better off in a cheap apartment near an express subway stop with good access to school than with a more expensive one that's physically closer. Learn to love the outer neighborhoods of outer boroughs in general and their abundant ex
    2 points
  18. Hey everybody, Just received an Interview request for Columbia's New Genres / Sculpture programs for Thursday March 14th. Check your emails y'all and good luck!!!!!
    2 points
  19. I emailed the Graudate Coordinator at UPenn yesterday and I haven't heard anything back yet. I'm sure it's a rejection, but I just want some finality and closure already.
    2 points
  20. If I weren't so darned impressed by you, I'd have to hate your guts. Congrats!
    2 points
  21. If the funding packages don't come through for my two admittances, here's my plan: 1. Form personality cult 2. Start a mega church 3. ??????????? 4. Profit! Seriously, though, I'll probably either apply for a ThM/STM and re-apply next year, or I'll just pack it in and become a hospital chaplain/sometimes preaching minister. I've considered that career path in the past and I don't think it would be unfulfilling.
    2 points
  22. If I don't get in, I plan to start working and paying off student loans. I also plan to take French/German at a local community college and study (again) for the GRE to bolster my CV. And keep reading. And praying. All of this comes after the weeping of course.
    2 points
  23. Ha! I've been entering "history -art" so many times I started to think of our discipline as "history minus art." I'm so relieved that the waiting is almost over! Half my notifications arrived over the last couple of days -- I've hardly had time to absorb all the options, but I am really really excited for the future.
    2 points
  24. Congrats! Ditto for me as well with regards to Columbia.
    2 points
  25. I don't think you're overthinking it -- it does sound like you are being sought after by the professor who contacted you. There are a few possible alternate explanations -- for example, it's possible that this prof is the admissions chair or something (and thus, contacts everyone), and it's possible that your host assignment was coincidence (I've been given hosts who were not in my area). However, if this prof is recruiting you for his/her research group, you have a few options. You should try to feel out what his/her students are working on -- it's possible the prof has students working
    2 points
  26. I feel like we're in the last leg of a marathon.
    2 points
  27. True enough. Though I think the number is still infinitely lower than the number of white Christians interested in studying some aspect of Judaism/Christianity. In short, Sarah is right on. Just let them assume you're Muslim and it likely will not hurt you (and may help)!
    2 points
  28. To Cactus Ed -- You might be in luck regarding Tufts -- I was accepted to their PhD program in English and I will likely be attending NYU or UC Irvine instead. Best Wishes!
    2 points
  29. I had just given up hope hearing from any more schools thinking I'd have to wait until next week - but I JUST got an email from UT - Dallas and I have been accepted! SO excited!!!!
    2 points
  30. I WAS ACCEPTED INTO UCSD!!!!!
    2 points
  31. Accepted to Georgia State with assistantship! Came when I least expected it - I was feeling pretty low after getting my Waitlist letter from UGA on Friday. Now I'm elated!
    2 points
  32. This is actually incorrect. All students are offered a work-study internship in one of the 4 museums (The Clark, WCMA, Mass MOCA, Bennington, or another one nearby) that awards about ~100/week. 1/3 of students are offered a comprehensive financial package, another 1/3 are partial tuition, and the final 1/3 pay their own.
    2 points
  33. got rejected from the #1 school. Definitely a bummer but there was a bit of relief from knowing it's over.
    2 points
  34. I'm always surprised by people who are shocked and outraged by a rejection. Common sense dictates that each department can only admit and fund a small percentage of applicants each year. Sure, it's quite sad and often depressing, but it really shouldn't cause offense or anger. Thanks for staying classy, Classicists.
    2 points
  35. I just need a space to exhale, so here I go... I'm freaking out, ya'll. I feel so fortunate to have options, but now those options are paralyzing me with uncertainty. What if I make the wrong choice? What if I ruin the great life that my partner and I have here in California? I plan on visiting all the schools to which I've been accepted, and I believe those visits will help clarify where I belong... but what if they don't?! Am I being selfish in relocating my little family across the country to pursue a career I believe, deep down inside, will be challenging and fulfilling in a way no oth
    2 points
  36. Zephyr99

    Fall 2013 Applicants?

    Haha, that was me. I'm glad people enjoyed it. I needed to add some humor on the results board.
    2 points
  37. Accepted to Purdue! with tuition waiver, TA and stipend. Why isn't Purdue mentioned in the forum? a program with full funding, no interviews.
    2 points
  38. for the love of iced cinnamon swirl rolls and all that is holy, don't. put yourself in the other person's shoes. how horrendously awkward and stressful would it be if a complete stranger contacted you, essentially pressuring you to make your decision faster? it's not an easy process for anyone. don't add extra stress to someone else's decision-making simply for your own benefit. patience and kindness will pay off more.
    2 points
  39. May I ask what your major is? My experience (as a Mechanical Engineering grad student) is that a young professor setting up a lab may provide an exciting experience, yet there is also a not-so-little risk of it becoming a horrible experience as well. Part of it will depend on you and your life style. For instance, if you are in a serious relationship, married, have children, or any other commitments aside from your lab/course work and TA responsibilities you may find it very difficult. A professor who is young and setting up a lab is likely on the tenure-track and under pressure to preform
    2 points
  40. I hate the expression "putting off life". It devalues an entire set of choices, and is founded upon the common societal discourse concerning academics: that they don't work hard, and that it's some kind of easy ride... Getting a job outside academia is a choice. Continuing the academic process is also a choice. Life is what happens when we're making these choices, and is not dependent on the option we choose. Saying that, if you've decided an alternative path is the one for you, this is cool... and I am happy that the whole process made you realise what it is that you want to do.
    2 points
  41. Thanks for the replies, all! I think I will go ahead and contact the schools that I am most interested in.
    1 point
  42. I'd definitely be interested in hearing behind-the-scenes vignettes like these for other schools as well...these tidbits are really hard to come by on the interwebs.
    1 point
  43. Thanks everyone for their input! I guess I just don't like the thought that if I worked with this particular PI, I would know I was only her back-up (out of 3 slots). Bah.
    1 point
  44. Based on your description, looks like your heart is already at Vandy. One question to consider: If you and the PI your most interested in do not work out are there other PIs you would want to work for? How does this compare too your POIs at Dartmouth?
    1 point
  45. Accepted to UChicago MDiv with 100% tuition+stipend (ahhhhh). It's going to be darn hard for any of my other prospects to top that! I know I'm accepted to YDS and am waiting for aid info like everyone else. I recently received a phonecall from their Institute for Sacred Music encouraging me to apply there as well. Has that happened to anyone else? I don't recall indicating any special interest in music in my application. Does anyone know more about the ISM and why the admissions committee thinks I should apply there - aside from the fact that they offer their students intense funding?
    1 point
  46. what about UCLA? they also are very silent.
    1 point


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