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  1. la_mod

    2018 Acceptances

    GUYS. Just got a call from USC. My first acceptance. Glad I let it go to voicemail because I would have cried :')
    20 points
  2. colin_cloute

    2018 Acceptances

    Got into NYU!!
    13 points
  3. First of all, what's with all the Sunday notifications? Second of all, HUSBAND JUST GOT WAITLISTED AT BOSTON COLLEGE WHAAAAATTT? This is SUPER unexpected but amazing!
    8 points
  4. maengret

    2018 Acceptances

    Over the moon! Accepted at Iowa State's RCPC masters! Unofficial -- email says formal acceptance with TA offer is coming soon.
    8 points
  5. They even staggering rejections now. The nerve of these people.
    7 points
  6. posts

    2018 Acceptances

    I DIDN'T GET SHUT OUT LOL University of Kansas--teaching assistantship for the whole time.
    5 points
  7. I emailed them and it's all fixed!!!
    4 points
  8. psstein

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I would advise not putting too much stock in media rankings. The US News and World Report survey has a notoriously low response rate. The only metric that matters is placement.
    4 points
  9. Update: Accepted to Michigan.
    4 points
  10. Not sure how those programs compare but keep in mind New York City attracts top scholars on weekly, if not on daily, basis. And you’ll be a part of the greater NYC consortium, Columbia-NYU-CUNY. That has a big payoff. We had a course offered last fall that was structured on bringing in a new scholar every week to lecture to us on a relevant topic to the discussion, which included the scholar’s own work. Basically a private workshop. Scholars from Penn, Brown, Harvard, and MIT. And if it isn’t Columbia or NYU inviting or hosting weekly scholars or workshops, it is scholarly societie
    3 points
  11. Just checked results in the last two years, harvard, yale, and boston university will probably send their unofficial acceptance within this week. So nervous now!
    3 points
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  13. My feeling is that it's always best to continue with "Professor X" until someone explicitly tells you to address them by their first name. Although I am far more conservative on this than everyone I know, I think it simply never hurts to stay on "Professor" until told otherwise.
    3 points
  14. Congrats, y’all! I got the acceptance email for Iowa State’s RPC PhD program, too!
    3 points
  15. I got a rejection letter yesterday, I felt so sad and lonely today, didn't know who should I talk to or what I should start the conversation...then I saw this on Reddit: (it made me laugh, I hope it brings some joy in your heart too) "If you are lonely, dim all lights and put on a horror-movie. After a while it won't feel like you are alone anymore."
    3 points
  16. It took me this, my third round, to get ONE positive response - It is so incredibly heartbreaking and difficult; I get this so hard. But, if you really want it, do not give up. My first round I applied to 10 I believe and got shut out. Second round I applied to 8 and got shut out, but I didn't hear from USC until AFTER April 15th, so I assume I was waitlisted there and didn't make the cut. Third round, this round, I applied to 9 and have heard back from 1 so far (luckily it was an acceptance).
    2 points
  17. me: USC is notifying, shit i'm going to be so anxious the rest of the day. me 30 seconds later: i didn't apply to usc.
    2 points
  18. Sometime at the tail end of next week, perhaps. Based off of results from past years, that is.
    2 points
  19. I am applying to UL! I am there for undergrad right now. All I need to do is submit my LOI. This is so nerve-racking.
    2 points
  20. *sips tea* and what have we learned about self doubt? Sometimes our brains are liars. (Congrats again!)
    2 points
  21. Other folks have already kind of answered this question, but since I'm the one who brought up the topic, I should probably throw in my specific two cents: In my case, I think a lot of it comes from a pretty drastic shift in my dad's family's dynamic from about a year ago. My grandmother passed away, and after her death, several of my dad's siblings revealed a dramatic side that we didn't really know was there. One of my aunts refused to have anything to do with the funeral or to help the family in any way, and from that things...spiraled. Dad's kind of the family mediator, and it was really ha
    2 points
  22. I had another course that included bringing in a scholar in residence from England to work with students, and consult privately on projects. This course also invited biweekly lectures from visiting scholars from the chemical heritage foundation, Hopkins, and Indiana-Bloomington. As a consotrium member you can take those courses. Most importantly, NYC has archives! Aside from the NY public library, Columbia has extensive archives, including the Butler library (rare books, and we just acquired medieval Islamic texts), Harriman institute, etc. All on campus. NYU has impressive archives
    2 points
  23. @Ben Merrill I got into UCSD, too! I actually do medical anthro, but I got in as sociocultural because my POI is with the sociocultural faculty and I don't do psychological anthropology. My POI called me today to let me know. This is my first acceptance so far and I am soooooooooo relieved!!! *exhales*
    2 points
  24. I would encourage new students (as a current grad student) to ask questions about funding, it's very important. Some of my suggested questions (on funding and other issues): - Ask if you can get a fellowship your first year. This is important because it is an adjustment time and you want to do well in your first year. - If you are a comparativist, ask if you can get a two-year fellowship: one for your first year, another for your ABD time so you can do fieldwork for a year. - Overall, ask for reduction in teaching load. If your funding offer says you need to work 5 years, ask if
    2 points
  25. I'm not entirely sure how to decide. I seriously figured I would at best bat 1/7 but I have two offers and one visit invite. Still waiting to hear back from my top choice program. Somewhere deep down I was hoping I wouldn't have had to make a choice lol.
    2 points
  26. Okay, so it's not official quite yet, but that's only because I just received my offer of admission this past week and the graduate school hasn't yet processed my admittance so I can't go online and officially "accept" their offer. But I am 99.999% sure that as soon as it is humanly possible to do so in the online portal, I will be accepting an offer at the University of Michigan to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience through their Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS). I'm still shocked I was accepted as this was my dream program and I completely fell in love during my interview weekend.
    2 points
  27. Some questions I have been asked for other interviews are: Why do you want a PhD (MS) in (bio)statistics? What are your research interests? Do you have any faculty members you are interested in working with? What are your career goals? Why UIUC(this program)? Questions about my research experience (what exactly did I do, do I want to continue it) Questions about my academic preparation (classes I have taken, how has it prepared me)
    2 points
  28. From what I've seen looking around online, it seems like we've got a busy week ahead. Best of luck to everyone!
    2 points
  29. Your unwillingness to elucidate your remarks makes everything you've said previously in this thread pretty poor form. Perhaps it would be good practice for you to know what you're talking about before going around and maligning other programs and students.
    2 points
  30. renea

    Rhet/Comp 2018

    If someone isn't friends with my advisor are they even worth knowing??
    2 points
  31. mk-8

    2018 Acceptances

    Congrats @maengret! I was accepted to Iowa State's RPC PhD!
    2 points
  32. mk-8

    Rhet/Comp 2018

    Right? I feel like my advisor is friends with like 90% of these people anyway so I'm like.... pls be my friend too
    2 points
  33. Just saw a good one that took me a couple minutes to get. Stanford History, PhD (F18) Rejected via Website on 10 Feb 2018 11 Feb 2018 ?lo alto Poo-lo Alto.
    2 points
  34. Two things here: 1. Not all Ivy league programs are created equal. Michigan/Berkeley/Wisconsin do better in placement than Penn/Cornell/Brown. It's not that the programs provide excellent training, though some of them do. The programs have access to resources that most of us could only dream of. Harvard/Princeton are wealthier than God. That means that they can afford to bring in visiting scholars on a weekly or biweekly basis (we do it about once a month here in Wisconsin). That means less teaching, which often leads to faster dissertation completion. It means access to rare books on cam
    2 points
  35. psstein

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Just to support the point that they're nonsense, we're currently rebuilding our Latin America program in Wisconsin. US News and World Report ranks us second overall. Yes, it is totally worthless. The response rate is around 20 percent and requires department chairs to make assumptions that aren't in a position to know about. UCLA is not a top 10 program. It's not a bad program, but not top 10. William and Mary is, by placement, not a top 30 program in history. The only metric that matters is jobs.
    2 points
  36. Hey gang. In preparation for what could be a brutal week, here's the Official Implied Rejection Anthem, courtesy of the 1990s:
    2 points
  37. There are two main ways to determine funding availability. When you are offered admission to an AuD program, the acceptance letter will explicitly state if you've been awarded funding or are being considered for funding. If the acceptance letter does not discuss funding at all, then it would be appropriate to contact the audiology department to inquire if funding is available for AuD students. When I applied in 2014, my program offered a graduate assistantship in my acceptance letter. On the other hand, the other three programs did not, but I remember one or two of them indicating that merit-b
    2 points
  38. Claiming the UNC admit from yesterday. I was assuming it to be a rejection but I guess they send decisions really slow. Until you receive the rejection letter, nothing is over ?
    2 points
  39. To the AuD Class of 2022 , I am an AuD graduate student who will be graduating this May. Yesterday, I had flashbacks of TheGradCafe as I was reviewing my graduation paperwork. I remember being in your position waiting to hear back from AuD programs. My AuD program experience has been fulfilling as it encompassed quite a few surprises along the way. Thus, I really felt that is was my duty to share some of advice as you are in this decision making process of which AuD program to attend. For starters, rankings of AuD programs only mean so much. Please, please, please do not commit to a
    2 points
  40. Oklash, I empathize so much with you. Please don't give up on yourself. Please don't even consider the thought of hurting yourself or worse. You deserve life! You deserve happiness. You can and will find your path. But I know that sounds so much easier than it is actually done. But please, listen to me: I have been where you are. A few years ago, I applied to graduate school and got rejected at 6/8 programs. This crushed me. None of my top schools seemed even remotely interested. I was rejected swiftly. One acceptance was to my safety school. One acceptance was to a good program, but
    2 points
  41. I’m a little late, but I’m here to claim the SUNY Binghamton, Tennessee, and one of the NIU (MA) acceptances posted yesterday, as well as a Northwestern rejection.
    2 points
  42. My one friend got into Cal Arts with the highest financial aid they give. She's currently there with a 38,000 dollar a year stipend for doing her graduate school research there. She only pays 14,000 dollars a year for her tuition.
    1 point
  43. punctilious

    2018 Acceptances

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH CONGRATULATIONS AHHH!!!
    1 point
  44. One thing I've found extremely helpful to ask during interviews, and that I definitely plan to ask as many people as I can during my upcoming visit, is "what do you wish you had done in advance of starting the program?". I think it gives a really good insight for what daily life in the program feels like, it gets grad students and professors mentally picturing you in the program, and you get great advice out of it! (So far all of my answers have been "learn to code/get better at coding", which is more or less what I expected since I'm computational sociology, but that is almost always followed
    1 point
  45. ibette

    Fulbright 2018-2019

    Hi everyone! I wanted to come in and share a quick thing for those who will receive the Research Grant next cycle. It seems like Fulbright provides "Research Enhancement Seminars" every year in a specific world region. This year it was in my region (Western Hemisphere). They e-mailed 5-6 countries Fulbright commissions for a call of research papers and if you happen to submit your current project and get accepted, ECA flies you to the host country to present your current paper/project and get peer-critique from fellow Fulbrighters from the region as well as an expert in the field. It see
    1 point
  46. Enhorabuena, @Liljuliet!
    1 point
  47. I've found it to be a lot like dating. You can be handsome/gorgeous, talented, and be the perfect match on paper, but then you just get rejected for reasons that you could not anticipate. Then, you can screw everything up completely, but it somehow works out. There are just so many variables that you don't know about-- a professor of interest could be going on sabbatical, it could be another professors turn to take a grad student, there may be a student who the professor personally knows that they want to succeed, a professor may be lying to you about them being interested in you, a professor
    1 point
  48. Phone call from unknown number - area code is Delaware. I don't pick up. No voicemail is left. Minutes pass. The sun moves across the sky. I wonder who called and for what purpose. Out of sheer boredom, I Google the number - it's the UDel English DGS number. I Google it again - new tab. Same results. I check my voicemail. Nothing. I check my email. Nothing. Did they accidentally call the wrong number? And realize when they heard my voicemail message? Did they intend to call me but, upon hearing my voicemail message, think ... "oh. no thanks." ... Do ... do I cal
    1 point


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