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  1. Taking out loans is a decision most will have to make. As a grad student, you can borrow $20,500 in federal loans each year at 6.8%. At that rate, the monthly payment is $115 for 10 years for each $10,000 borrowed. If you need to borrow more, you can get private loans with higher interest. How much are you considering borrowing? Can you afford the payments? Use a rough estimate of 30% in deductions (income taxes, FICA, and health insurance) from your paycheck before you get it. If you earn $52,000 a year, you will receive about $700 a week. Estimate your living expenses (ren
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  2. So is anyone else getting really frustrated when many people are posting about trying to decide between which school to go to? I'm really glad they have that option but it sucks whenever rejections keep rolling in. :/
    6 points
  3. Jeez, I love the snark and pomp of some people on this thread. Look, guys, most of us don't need a reality check. We know it's hard out there, getting into grad programs is really competitive, the market is bad, top schools get you better jobs, not everyone's cut out to do this, blah blah blah. Sure, a lot of people don't get in on the first try (that is totally NOT unique to art history, by the way - I've heard plenty of success stories from other disciplines from humanities to the sciences), but I REALLY don't think that means you "don't belong there." I'm sorry, that's just bullshit. Please
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  4. Me too!!!!!! I thought I wouldn't get it so I'm in shock right now!!!! I've never been to Spain!!!!
    5 points
  5. "How much longer before you get a real job?" My response: "How long before you spend some time thinking seriously and carefully about something for once in your life?"
    4 points
  6. racoomelon

    2016 Applicants

    I got an email saying I got into the program at University of Arizona!!!
    4 points
  7. Accepted at CalArts via email earlier this afternoon.
    3 points
  8. Can't. Stop. Refreshing. Email.
    3 points
  9. MentalEngineer

    Venting Thread

    My Tinder profile, of all things, includes the phrase "I make less than a welder. So what?"
    3 points
  10. This waiting is killing me!
    3 points
  11. @BrendonSW, I am going to PM you the name & contact info of the student I met with as he is involved with LGBTQ communities locally!
    3 points
  12. Me too! Felicidades!
    3 points
  13. Turns out no news is in fact good news. On the wait list for UVA. Full funding offered from LSE this week too.
    3 points
  14. krizzle

    NSF GRFP 2016

    I managed to mostly forget about this up until beginning of March. Wish I had waited longer to remember. Already dying to know
    3 points
  15. Schwarzwald

    Declining 2016

    Who's trying to decline Brandeis? C'mon now, I know yall not trying to pay that money. Just send an email saying "Thanks but no thanks," and then mention in passing that you couldn't possibly take a spot away from the great and magnificent Schwarzwald, and that they'd be mistaken not to extend an offer to him.
    3 points
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  17. The bolded sentences contain some major, major caveats. And yes, classicists are generally very interested in the form of the texts we study. Compare these sentences: Καλὴ ἡ παιδεία. Institutio bona est. “Education is good” is an acceptable translation of both, but the semantic range of καλή is not exactly the same of bona and not exactly the same as “good.” The same holds true for παιδεία / institutio / “education.” The scholar who has not read large quantities of Greek and Latin texts is essentially blind to these distinctions and the implications they hold for inter
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  18. Same here. I don't even think I really have that great of a chance of getting an award, and I won't be super bummed if I don't, but I just want to know either way. I feel like I've been anxiously waiting on one thing or another since the end of October!
    3 points
  19. I never said I was an expert and I wasn't speaking about myself, I was speaking about all of the other people (who are not two people) who have countered what you have said. In that way, I have far more evidence than you - you speak from one (possibly two) programs, but I'm working from a sample of many. Let's chalk that up to a difference of opinion. So then tell me what is? LOL, you're right, that is a low blow, but (A). there are many reasons people can be rejected, that is simply one of them; and (b). the good thing is I don't care what you think. People like you are pois
    2 points
  20. kasbah

    GW Elliott Fall 2016

    I feel like such a chump constantly refreshing my email...
    2 points
  21. You should know every field is different - yes, there are some things that are true across the board, but I'm sorry, not fields are the same. If you expect people to take you seriously, you do. Also, there are definitely articles on Chronicle/Chronicle vitae who are interviewed about why they dropped out, and also plenty of articles on mental health in PhD programs and its effects on program completion, so that's certainly more evidence than you've been able to offer. How about all of the posters on the results board who have said this is their second or third time app
    2 points
  22. greatdane

    2016 Applicants

    Got a phone call from seton hall today that I was accepted! First acceptance!
    2 points
  23. Got the Fulbright for Research in Spain! All I have to say is this:
    2 points
  24. I just want to make a note/clarification many people are saying "SLP´s make good money," which is generally true. But those "average" salary numbers we so often see are not "average entry" salaries - I think that is something important to keep in mind when projecting future financial scenarios. All of the clinicians I have talked to (except the ones who work for specific universities) have told me to select the school that is most affordable because the programs are virtually the same (due to ASHA accreditation requirements leaving little wiggle room). As for funding - there are man
    2 points
  25. sjoh197

    Under Pressure

    One thing I would think about... although I could be off base, is that I wouldn't necessarily want to be a part of a department with such little flexibility that is already pressuring you from the get-go, on something that you're not particularly comfortable with because it could end poorly for them.
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  26. Support this statement? There are a number of articles on this subject in Chronicle/Chronicle Vitae, for starters. Who talk about the exact things I mentioned. I'm sorry you don't know any of them, but there isn't much we can do about that. Again, support this claim. Why are you here, again? If you're not pursuing our profession then I don't really understand your reason for posting here other than to disseminate your second-hand knowledge and tear people down. Speaking honestly, respectfully, and with knowledge is one thing, but that's not really what you're doing here
    2 points
  27. EmmaJava, I'd recommend that second one. Waiting bites for sure: I'm fully funded two places (Louisiana-Lafayette and South Carolina), but find myself still waiting on LSU and UNC-Greensboro. I figure, the transaction costs of waiting aren't as high as the benefit of having a greater number of funded options. Or maybe I'm a glutton for punishment. Who knows? I have enjoyed your refreshing personality on this board; I respect you for doing you so completely. Take care, and congrats on the offers you have thus far.
    2 points
  28. @rhombusbombus I'm going to send an email to the PIs, just because they've been in touch quite a lot and I think it's only courteous. And hopefully, we will be able to mingle at conferences. I really want to maximise the contacts I've made during this process, so I'd drop them a quick email to say "I was so pleased to receive the offer of admission, but feel that this isn't the best fit for me. I hope we can still be friends!" but a bit more professional like haha.
    2 points
  29. Even if you start contacting them now, I wouldn't set up more than the first rotation. You won't know who you'll want to work with next, and if you interests change (after hearing faculty talks, more from other grad students, etc.) you don't want to be locked into other rotations and not get the chance to rotate with someone that you decide you want to!
    2 points
  30. x\/x\/x

    Fall 2016 Applicants

    calling programs--by which I assume you mean calling the department administrator, who is generally not privy to any of the information you're seeking--to learn about your application's shortcomings is a fool's errand. It's a bit like asking the price of a dress in a fancy boutique: if you have to ask, you probably don't belong there. I'm not saying that's right or wrong, it's just how it is. Along those lines, if any of you think getting a phd in art history is about being "mentored," you are in for a rude awakening. Professors don't bring you "on board" out of the goodness of their hear
    2 points
  31. Ughhh! UK come on !!
    2 points
  32. Spain found out!! I'm a Spain ETA finalist!! Day MADE! hopefully the rest of the Spain ETA crew on here has good news too!
    2 points
  33. patiently waiting for the 2nd wave of UofT admissions.........ahhhhhh it hurts
    2 points
  34. Mine came from the Fulbright Student Program (IIE). The subject said Fulbright Application Notification. It didn't have a P, A, or NS in the subject line as people from previous years mention. Luckily the first sentence said congratulations, so I knew immediately it was good news.
    2 points
  35. Hey! I just called York, and they said that results for the two year program will come out in April. Waitlisted students can get results as late as August. It will show up in MyFile first . Good luck!
    2 points
  36. YES. I feel so bad - like I truly feel bad that they're in a "sticky situation" or whatever but seriously, I would give A LOT to be having the troubles they're having.
    2 points
  37. I agree that taking out loans seems to be the best option. I personally wouldn't want to take the risk of denying my admissions this year in the hopes of getting an offer with funding the following year. I wouldn't do this simply because there's no guarantee that I would even get an offer next year, let alone an offer with funding. Most of us are concerned about debt and loans and from what I've been hearing from current grad students is they took out loans and got a part-time job. Hope this helps!
    2 points
  38. Form has no influence on meaning?! I may faint.
    2 points
  39. @intotheairwaves (or anyone else who's curious) It's statistics I guess. If two schools tie for a rank, then they get the average of the scores they tied for. Let's say you have five schools, ranked between 1st and 5th place. Schools A, B, C, D, and E. A is 1st, B, C, and D tied for third. And E is fifth. Except, you average the numbers, to make it make sense, because really they tied for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place. Otherwise you get a big jump from 2nd to 5th. So B, C, and D split the difference, and get ranked 3rd. Does that make any sense? (Sorry, my inner nerd is showing! C
    2 points
  40. jm1988

    2016 Applicants

    received an email this afternoon - accepted into ASU!
    2 points
  41. I am glad you posted this. It is very important to note the response rate of only 29 percent! One could speculate that officials from a fair number of the top schools were among the 29 percent who responded;) No way of knowing. Did the respondents visit each school and look at the program in detail?! I think the list does contribute to perceived school prestige because many don't read the fine print like you did (onlly 29 percent response rate) and might think hey this is a printed publication that says that these are the best schools. Many of them are excellent. Other factors c
    2 points
  42. I think it depends on the school's reputation, its ego, and the personality of the chair of admissions. I have a friend that straight out told the UChicago chair of admissions during their interview that they had gotten into Harvard. They still got in lol
    2 points
  43. Just confirmed Emory MMG (+ fellowship)! Definitely the best fit for my research interests (bacteriology and antibiotic resistance). Good luck to everyone making decisions!
    2 points
  44. Here's my (personal) answer: Graduate students aren't students. With the exception of a few rich bastards on fellowship, we have a job, and it's not to go to class and write papers. At the least, we TA, and most of us will teach our own courses within a couple of years. That's our utility to the university, that's why we get paid, and it's plenty damn productive. The fact that we like the subject we teach enough to do coursework and research on it is almost incidental.
    1 point
  45. Worst comes to worst, the GradCafe crew who end up attending this fall can support each other!
    1 point
  46. just got into SVA Social Documentary ! let me know if anyone else is plannining on attending
    1 point
  47. kb6

    AMA: Recent SAIS grad

    Interesting, not sure why that discrepancy exists. There are a fair number of non-American students who have done some kind of master's before SAIS (a lot of European undergrad programs are 5-year master's degrees), so it's possible that has skewed the numbers somewhat. Also, a lot of SAISers did Fubrights, Peace Corps, or military service before enrolling, so I don't know how those would be considered in terms of counting years of "work experience." But overall I think with 4 years of work experience, you'll fit right in. There are definitely some 23-year-olds who worked for one year before e
    1 point
  48. It HAS been quiet. I have been getting ready for ACJS and plugging away at my thesis. I also applied for housing at UCI so hopefully I get a single or a normal roommate.
    1 point
  49. You're right!
    1 point
  50. jdb10c

    Southern Applicants

    I feel like I am checking my email every 10 minutes . This wait is killing me! I am so tempted to call JU tomorrow and ask when they are going to make a decision, but I don't want to annoy them! And I am sure they figured that out in your essay! I just have no idea how many people we are competing against! Ugh, this is my top choice! I will be so bummed if I don't get in!
    1 point


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