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  1. 11 points
    renea

    2018 Acceptances

    I just got my first acceptance! Virginia Tech's Rhetoric & Writing PhD!
  2. 8 points
    00ber

    PhD applicants: Fall 2018

    I JUST GOT MY FIRST ACCEPTANCE!!! The relief is extreme! UNC epidemiology PhD with my first choice of advisor Good luck to everyone! I think several programs will be delivering decisions this week.
  3. 7 points
    @sprklinthe I get that this can be a sore subject, but that's actually why this thread was made. I didn't get in anywhere last year and it hurt. Luckily, there are multiple places to discuss that (and the worry when waiting) on this forum. This thread was specifically created so that there would be a place for those with admissions to let off stress without making those still waiting feel bad. Best of luck with your programs! Hopefully, you'll be joining us in worrying over the decision process soon enough! <3
  4. 6 points
    zereg

    2017-2018 Application Cycle

    I struck out up until this point, but claiming a UChicago acceptance. Don’t ever give up hope! Comprative subfield, received the notification via email. Beyond excited!
  5. 6 points
    AnxiousNerd

    Fall 2018 Admission

    Y'all........ this week is going to be a big one. I feel it in my soul. Or I hope it in my soul at least. I DECLARE FEBRUARY 12TH A WEEK OF ACCEPTANCES ONLY
  6. 5 points
    mauven6

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    Longtime lurker here. Was emailed an offer of admission from Duncan Pritchard of UC Irvine this morning for the PhD in philosophy.
  7. 5 points
    holy s--- I got waitlisted at Emory!
  8. 5 points
    TTAPinCCJ

    2018 App Cycle

    Hi Applicants - Congrats on acceptances and try to keep calm to those still waiting! I know it's nerve wracking. I've debated posting, but ultimately decided to dole out some internet advice that I'm really glad someone gave me on this site when I was applying to PhD programs years ago. So, from a TT AP (at a school w/o a PhD program, so no skin in the game), my main advice to those deciding on/between PhD programs is absolutely do not go to a program unless they fully fund you. There are many reasons for this, but chief among them: the debt you will incur w/o funding is enormous and you'll struggle to ever pay it off; w/o funding you won't gain research & TA experience and develop close working relationships with faculty - this will harm you in many ways as a student; if the program does not fund you then they are either on shaky financial ground and/or don't value you enough (this says *nothing* about your actual ability or worth); if some students are funding & others aren't (which may change year to year) it breeds a competitive environment that will be difficult to exist in for years I know this may not be welcome advice, but I assure you that you'll be much better off in the long run if you wait a year, beef up your CV, and apply again if your only option is an unfunded/under-funded package.
  9. 5 points
    OMG I just got a phone call from Michigan saying that I was admitted!! But I was in a basement... in China (I am Chinese), and my voice couldn't get through and the professor hanged up the phone lol I wrote an email to him and tried to dial back, but his line was busy. Now I'm just freaking out thinking about whether they would just rescind the offer.
  10. 4 points
    Just to provide some clarification on Augustana's rejection letter statement about underserved communities - Augustana is located in a more rural part of the country where there are fewer genetic counselors and there is less access to genetic counselors. When an applicant who is from say Durham, North Carolina, where there are numerous GCs and access is a bit easier (20,000 residents per genetic counselor), has an application that is near equivalent to a person that is from say Miami, FL, where the number of GCs is far less and access is not as simple (1.2 million residents per genetic counselor), Augustana is going to be more likely to accept/interview the applicant with equivalent qualifications from Miami over the applicant from North Carolina. The motivation behind this is that studies have shown that students are likely to return and practice where they are originally from and the goal is to increase number of GCs and access to GCs across all areas of the US.
  11. 4 points
    In sort of unrelated positive news, I was just accepted off of the waitlist for Minnesota’s Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society PhD! It was the only “cultural studies” type program I applied to, which was my field before gravitating towards HoS/STS.
  12. 4 points
    I didn't post that, but that is a quote from Augustana's rejection letter. I don't think it's unfair or inappropriate to post it at all, it's part of the reasoning augustana is using to justify their rejection. I don't think they were necessarily trying to blame underserved populations for their rejection.
  13. 4 points
    buckinghamubadger

    2017-2018 Application Cycle

    Would anyone be interested in helping me build a regression model to help calculate the probability of admission at any given program for political scientists? I tried to make estimates for myself using GRE scores/ranges, a program fit estimate, personal connections/whether or not I received recruitment contacting from the program and the quality of the application I sent off. I believe now after being waitlisted at Brandeis and partly (though less so) because I was waitlisted at WashU, that one factor I failed to control for was program size. My research experience was also a constant for myself, so that would be something I would be interested in looking at. Obviously GPA and undergrad institution rank would be important factors to look at. Anyways, if I'm going to do so, it will require data. That's where some of you come in. I am capable of coding the regression in R, but may also need someone to translate this into a workable model in HTML. Otherwise, I could just post the regression model here somewhere and allow people to calculate their own odds of admissions if they are interested. This is part of my ongoing project to provide more information to people who are at the beginning of this process (I plan on posting useful data for new applicants in March). PM me if you are interested in providing me with data and I will send you back a survey once I write it.
  14. 4 points
    M(allthevowels)H

    2018 Acceptances

    Just got an acceptance to Texas Tech even though I was sure they were done notifying!! I'm beginning to think my alphabetically late last name might have something to do with this pattern...
  15. 4 points
    Cincinnati MDB acceptance! I guess the committee met on Friday after interviews were over and made their decisions pretty quickly. It looks like my season is wrapped up
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    clinamen

    2018 Acceptances

    I just randomly checked the Temple application portal and saw "University Acceptance" I am so pleasantly surprised as they seemed to have sent out acceptances two weeks ago!! So pleased but I also just can't believe all this good news is real!!
  18. 4 points
    GCEZ

    Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    UC Irvine interviews are being sent out!
  19. 4 points
    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. 3 points
    ModernMimetic

    2018 Acceptances

    In a two minute span, I received an acceptance from Tulsa and a waitlist notification from Washington University in St. Louis! I'm really hoping for entry off the list at WUSTL. That would make my decisions much easier I believe. Congratulations to all others receiving positive news today, and continued well-wishing for those suspended in limbo!
  21. 3 points
    astroid88

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Somewhat related to history, somewhat not. Accepted into UT Austin's MES program, which has MENA history track. First MA program to get back!
  22. 3 points
    Let's keep the friendly and supportive atmosphere, folks I think everyone is stressed waiting to hear back, but we should treat each other with respect.
  23. 3 points
    cpmethods

    2017-2018 Application Cycle

    Congrats all who got in! And is anyone claiming the Columbia admit?
  24. 3 points
    ArcierePrudente

    2017-2018 Application Cycle

    And that's my cue to not check my email until Social Thought follows suit. I don't want to risk two emotional rollercoasters. Congrats to those who did brave their inboxes and saw something good!
  25. 3 points
    bikakica

    2017-2018 Application Cycle

    Claiming a Chicago (theory) admit!
  26. 3 points
    Received my official letter of rejection from Pitt via the post today! While rejections are never pleasant, I do very much look forward to the possibility of waving quite vigorously at Pitt from CMU's side of the street.
  27. 3 points
    spcgsw96

    2017-2018 Application Cycle

    LSE acceptance!
  28. 3 points
    bumbleblu

    2018 Acceptances

    Wow, what a Sunday! Congratulations @la_mod, @punctilious, @littlelotte, and @clinamen (x2!) !!!!! I'm so happy for all of you! And keeping my fingers crossed for you, @katie64!
  29. 3 points
    TheHessianHistorian

    Fall 2018 Applicants

    It is hard to wait, I know. My advice would actually be to do a search on the Results page to give you a good idea of when acceptances have typically rolled out from that school in years' past. I think there are some great questions that could be asked of your POI in the interim, if you haven't asked them already (ask more about some of the latest and most innovative scholarship being produced by the department; ask for clarification on something your POI said in one of the more intriguing publications they have written lately; ask for inside knowledge on the housing situation in the area where you may be moving to; etc.), but I would actually steer clear of asking about when decisions will be rolling out as it could come across as impatient. And congrats on your positive interview! Best of luck to you.
  30. 3 points
    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.
  31. 2 points
    I know some Clinical profs have sent out their invitations. If you haven't heard back, but also haven't received a rejection yet, that could mean that you are both on a shortlist. Some rejections have been sent out already so there's still a chance!
  32. 2 points
    Stencil

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    Same here, made an account to claim an offer of admission from UC Irvine. Still waiting for the formal offer and details about funding.
  33. 2 points
    Utah invites are rolling out!
  34. 2 points
    I feel like that's what they did? Why might have people been rejected? Because Augustana focused on underserved areas. I don't think they are blaming anyone or anything, just relaying the information that was provided to them.
  35. 2 points
    Thanks @qeta! I'm shocked, the grad coordinator's email made it sound like my rejection letter was in the post, but the chair of admissions just messaged me. So pleased. Even if I don't get in, I feel like at least someone (sorta) wants me
  36. 2 points
    msfinley

    Trudeau 2018

    Hi everyone, I thought it would be helpful to update that I applied for the Trudeau and I just got an email stating that I’m a semi-finalist. The email is from the Trudeau Foundation itself signed by Josee St-Martin. No indication of what the next step will be. Best of luck to all of you!
  37. 2 points
    telkanuru

    Medieval Applicants (2018)

    I was substantially less broken up about being rejected from ND after visiting South Bend
  38. 2 points
    cdntest

    Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm a long time lurker but as I've finally heard back from a university, decided to join in the discussion! I have yet to hear back from UBC and Manitoba, and see the same statuses on the portals. However, finally got an invite for a U of Toronto interview this morning, any tips?
  39. 2 points
    00ber

    PhD applicants: Fall 2018

    No, I didn't have an interview. So if you haven't heard anything, it doesn't necessarily mean you've been rejected! Good luck!
  40. 2 points
    DrPHtobe

    PhD applicants: Fall 2018

    Chin up @linnbear. You've still got 6 to go
  41. 2 points
    Has anyone called Columbia? Is it true that if we have not head by now, we are rejected? How about Harvard? I saw some acceptances were emailed out. If you were not emailed, does that mean you are not admitted? Has anyone called? How about Princeton? I saw that some acceptances have been sent out. Has anyone called about rejections / admissions? How about Brown? I saw some rejections, but have any acceptances gone out?
  42. 2 points
    Wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me: I've had a couple of interviews already that I felt went well, but my last couple interviews aren't for 2-3 more weeks. The gap is making me anxious given that I may (or may not) hear from these earlier schools before completing my interview cycle. How are everyone's interviews going?
  43. 2 points
    la_mod

    2018 Acceptances

    Thank you @Crow T. Robot,@Mellowyellow, @punctilious, @Axil, @LibraryLivingJT, @Wooshkuh, @unicornsarereal, @mk-8, @Warelin, @FreakyFoucault, @clinamen, @M(allthevowels)H, and anyone else I might have missed! And congrats to everyone else who got some good news this weekend!
  44. 2 points
    Don't despair those who haven't heard anything! I just got an interview invite last night!
  45. 2 points
    So... I was looking at prior results for Union and found that depending on year people sometimes got offers as early as the second week of February. Which is to say I am going to start obsessively start checking my email and these boards somewhere around Wednesday XD
  46. 2 points
    Narrative Nancy

    2018 Acceptances

    Congrats @littlelotte and @clinamen !!!!!
  47. 2 points
    Anyone else going to sleep early so tomorrow will get here faster? *Impatiently hoping for Utah invite tomorrow***
  48. 2 points
    charlesevanshughes

    2017-2018 Application Cycle

    I was planning on going, but it would’ve been for purely selfish reason to get a free trip to visit friends since I wasn’t planning on attending if offered. I called them last week to offer my spot to someone else. I hope someone is excited to go in my stead!
  49. 2 points
    Update: Accepted to Michigan.
  50. 2 points
    to_di

    Anyone else doing comp lit?

    Congrats to all interviewees and acceptances! forgive me for not tagging individually


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