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  1. Just wanted to stop in and wish everyone the best of luck getting their final decisions made and submitted to the match!
    4 points
  2. Zander

    Skowhegan 2018

    I SCREAMED when I read my acceptance letter! This is my first time applying, so shocked right now! It was a really nice letter they typed up!
    4 points
  3. My status just changed to funding! Those who are still waiting, there is hope!
    4 points
  4. Here's the basic structure of mine (given how late it is in the season you may need to modify it to reflect that aspect): "Dear Professor [Name], I'm an applicant for the philosophy phd program at [university] and I have not received information regarding my current status. At the risk of being too forward or seeming over-eager I was reaching out to you to see if I can learn about my current status. Provided that there is no information you can give out at this time, do you have an estimate on when information will be sent out? I look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks,
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  5. @gorange94 Gotta say, your plans seem a little hazy to be forking out $20K. Do you have particular career goals that MAPSS will help you achieve? If not, there's a danger that you could spend the time in a kind of interdisciplinary haze, becoming a jack of all trades, master of none, and winding up with a degree that isn't legible to employers. Edited to add: It would be best to go in to this (or any a graduate program) with some kind of focus. If you don't yet have focus, either a year or two off OR a free degree while you sort things out seem preferable to MAPSS. I have no personal
    3 points
  6. Off MIT's waitlist. Not sure this'll help anyone, but there you are.
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  7. TheAbsurdLife, So sorry you are having to deal with these awful comments of other posters, I guess your username explains it though... you do have an absurd life!! Just ignore Fuzzy and Disco, they clearly are either 1) bored and procrastinating or 2) needing something to take their frustration out on. This forum is to ask questions, to vent, to rant, and to help us. And that's exactly what you did! You did nothing wrong. So again, I'm sorry these clearly unhappy viewers decided to lash out at you and take our their frustration. Great job not feeding into it too much! Let the unhappy just
    2 points
  8. Oh my jeeze, it really has to be any time now. Do you guys think they will post "announcing today" or whatever like ASEE did before?
    2 points
  9. This is the order in which it appears on the website: Recent Bachelor's Degree Recipients Graduate Students (1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year) Recent Master's Degree Recipients Pre-Doctoral Students (1st year, 2nd year) I think they are referring to "graduate students" as recent bachelor's degree recipients and "pre-doctoral students" as recent master's degree recipients. So if you started your Ph.D. straight out of a bachelor's degree program, you are still eligible in your third year (as far as I know). This seems to disagree with the "Eligible applications are enroll
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  10. Accepted an offer at the University of Michigan last night. I'm thrilled!
    2 points
  11. Co-signing @TakeruK's example above. Break the "I owe $3,500 in taxes" down into its components to see if each one is reasonable (your Form 1040 separates federal income from self-employment tax into different lines before totaling them). How much is for federal income tax, federal self-employment tax, and state income tax? How does it compare to the calculation above? Was any tax withheld from your stipend income and was that accounted for on the return? You wouldn't have had any tax automatically withheld from your self-employment income, which is why you're facing such a large bill now
    2 points
  12. Any USA applicants on "funding" with a confirmation email yet? Crossing my fingers that comes today! My target status changed from the incorrect "doctoral candidate" to graduates which is a relief!
    2 points
  13. Welcome to the unofficial UA waiting party!
    2 points
  14. triangles321

    Skowhegan 2018

    and yeah, i agree with @jor that the rejection letter was really kind.... maybe skowhegan is learning? so many mixed feelings right now... in a way i feel really sad about getting rejected for a fourth time, but at the same time, i don't know... maybe one shouldn't have to try to hard to be accepted inside a place that doesn't want you? maybe it was just my artwork. who knows, you know? who knows but maybe it is already an indicator of a toxic thing if a famous and funded organization thinks it is cool to make its applicants wait 6 months for notification, then expect its a
    2 points
  15. Given that successful applicants are required to make their decisions by April 15th, can those only waitlisted, including me, expect to be accepted after the day? How often are those on waitlists accepted after April 15th?
    2 points
  16. Final reminder: If you'd like to fill out the following survey, please do so by tomorrow night! After which, I will not be accepting submissions. If you are interested in seeing the current results, submit a BLANK form. It will give you the option to see the results at the end. I've received about 80 responses so far, so there is a good amount of data to look at. https://goo.gl/forms/EqvqlklbLzEDKswx1
    2 points
  17. And1

    MPH Canada 2018

    Is your concern more so about the epi part or that Waterloo's MPH program is general (but if I recall, Waterloo had an option to focus on sociobehavioural sciences)? I did my undergraduate degree at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at Waterloo, I only have great things to say about the programs in that department and the professors. I've also run into a couple MPH Waterloo grads who worked as an epidemiologist when I worked for PHAC as a co-op student. So it's not like your epi career is completely out of the picture for going there! Certainly try to take stats/epi courses as ele
    1 point
  18. peachgray

    Skowhegan 2018

    Congratulations!!!!!
    1 point
  19. carters09

    MPH Canada 2018

    Pros and cons spreadsheet! :-) That's my nerd answer to everything. But seriously, are you thinking of getting into a job that requires an Epi specialization? It seems like you can take equal numbers of Epi courses (actually maybe even more Epi courses) at Waterloo than at Lakehead, you just won't come out with Epi in the title of your degree. You can still mention all the Epi courses you've taken if you apply for a job that needs them. I guess also, there is a requirement to be on campus a couple of times at Waterloo but not at Lakehead... and a Capstone project at Waterloo but not
    1 point
  20. Speeding violations aren’t expungable because they are under traffic court and not superior court. It’s really something OP does not have to worry about.
    1 point
  21. @Saltshakerthank you for taking the time to answer. Austin is out. Only 3 profs there... So! Now down to LSU and Miami. One having a very standard French program all taught in French (LSU), variety of professors... and Miami, variety of professors, lots of research groups on campus, among which a few innovative ones too. Miami is like home: I have lived there for 5 years. Baton rouge, never been (only visited once quickly) which scares me a bit! I love the idea of Miami - innovative and home feeling. I love the idea of LSU - traditional and new for me.
    1 point
  22. Hey, I rejected Dal by the deadline (Apr 7) and I received an automatic e-mail response saying they will be out of the office until the 14th. So, hopefully waitlisters will start getting emails then
    1 point
  23. Sheldon2017

    UCF vs. Delaware

    I do not have any specific information about Delaware but I am sure that unlike UCF, it is an established program. I do not think it makes a big difference whether you get a security studies degree or political science but if you are interested in getting a job in intelligence organization, I believe UCF is a better option. However, given the limited resources UCF has, if you want to find a job in academia, I would suggest you avoid UCF. A friend of mine who is currently a PhD student at UCF told me that their method courses are not that good and students are only offered 3 methodology classe
    1 point
  24. I explicitly stated I was interested in industry, and I had no trouble getting interviews. I interviewed at Stanford, Caltech, UCSD and Berkeley. I declined interviews at UW and CMU.
    1 point
  25. I don't think it hurts to hang a poster near your office or send an email to the list serv once to invite people to a bible study but I wouldn't push it past then. If you're planning on sending an email out I would check with the department to see if that's okay to do. I think that perhaps a general event on self-care and including a segment on spirituality could be an opportunity to find others interested in the same things without excluding people who do not want to partake in that type of self-care.
    1 point
  26. I was just wondering if anyone ever declined a fully-funded Ph.D. offer and chose to re-apply? I have a BA in Comparative Literature and decided to apply only to Ph.D. programs. In retrospect, I probably over-estimated myself and only got in a few programs that are on the lower end of my list. I know this sounds really bad and that a lot of people would be really happy to go to the programs I got accepted into, but a little part of me wonders if I should work on my apps and re-apply next year/get an MA first. Most of my professors are against it - no need to go into debt and do a masters that'
    1 point
  27. Thanks for your advice! And you're right a lot can change! Last year this time I was busy looking for jobs in global development haha
    1 point
  28. It's always a good idea to have more volunteer experience if you have the time to do it and it would strengthen your application. I think your experiences are relevant to social work practice, and your research experience is definitely an asset. Knowing social work vocabulary will make it easier to understand the course-work so I would recommend becoming more familiar with the vocabulary for your own understanding. I don't think you will have any trouble understanding the curriculum or doing well in the program with your communications degree. I would suggest applying for post-grad
    1 point
  29. Hello, I'll be attending WashU as well. Do you want to create a Facebook chat or something?
    1 point
  30. I feel like a current student can answer this better, but from my experiences with friends in a variety of CMU undergrad and grad programs, it's mostly for undergrads. Friends in PhD programs don't seem to stretch themselves out due to CMU culture. At the same time, all the students I met this weekend had their hands in so many jars, and I felt the need to commit to some organizations quickly as a result of the weekend as well. They really pushed involvement outside of the classroom in sessions.
    1 point
  31. The director of grad admissions at Riverside is Michael Nelson – I'd email him. Also thanks so much! Yeah, I'm super excited about the program. I was definitely getting a little nervous, haha...
    1 point
  32. Frenchlady

    Fall 2018 French

    @madamoiselle thank you for such a long and completer answer. This is so much help! prestige is what is messing up my mind! I am afraid of making the wrong decision because once on the job market it will be hard! Let me weight my pros and cons then!
    1 point
  33. neonlily

    MPH Canada 2018

    I'm in the MPH and you'd have a lot of the same profs. So far, everyone has been very engaging and have a lot of connections within public health in Canada which has been great. Courses have been interesting and generally well planned with lots of supports. The building itself is undergoing renos but they have a brand new wing with a starbucks and nice new lecture areas.
    1 point
  34. heywassuphello

    Selection of schools

    I have no advice to offer for the schools, but in terms of Washington State being GRE optional I would say if your GRE scores are good and you think they will help your application then send them. My undergrad school was test optional but I had really good ACT scores so I sent them anyways and it helped increase my scholarship! Good luck with everything!
    1 point
  35. Still application submitted here. Now, after months of waiting, I can understand how some people become serial killers. They were daad applicants waiting for an answer.
    1 point
  36. Arym

    DAAD SCHOLARSHIP 2018-2019

    Same with me. I have had this selection made status for three long weeks.
    1 point
  37. I'm still selection made... Its unbearable ... Some fiends got rejected today, some funded, I don't understand why only me is unchanged....
    1 point
  38. @Frenchlady Here is my mega essay on how I ended up with my final decision! It was a super difficult decision, and I'm about to type a lot, but bear with me. ALSO, the things I found important may not be important to you. Everybody is different and everybody has different needs. I am single, female, and just turned 23 after a gap year; I would have different needs from somebody with a family, somebody with a boyfriend, someone who is 21, somebody fresh out of undergrad, or somebody who is 40. I'm lucky in that the schools I was accepted to all had pretty similar funding in the end (even
    1 point
  39. Eigen

    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    Yes, if you’re enrolled. Have the option to start summer or fall, and all your subsequent years follow that start/end date.
    1 point
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  41. This is VERY concerning. I would not want to work with this person for four more years. While it is nice that he wants you to stay so badly, the fact that he is low-key threatening you if you don't stay at the school/is going to be detrimental towards your career is the most telling part of all of this. I know you like this person but no professor should take the fact that you want to go to a much better program so personally that they're going to remove you from working with them. I would let the other program know that I was accepting their offer like....yesterday.
    1 point
  42. I'm traveling back from a wonderful visit at UNC Chapel Hill, and will be turning down my offers at U of Alabama (Strode),UGA, and TAMU. I'll also likely be taking my name off the OSU waitlist. Hope this helps someone here!
    1 point
  43. Disco, I just noticed the last line to your post, I can't help but wonder if there is something seriously wrong with the way you interpret language and other people. It seems you're not even making an effort to be accurate, or to even offer evidence to your analysis of my intentions. You're just rolling with what works, like a 5 year old child - they do that too. And btw Disco, where is your evidence of this sympathy and affirmation I crave? Where is this in my original response? I'm guessing you're going to have to do some stretching with your interpretation, but a little hard work and p
    1 point
  44. I got the GRFP! And I contacted the school that had initially not funded me but that felt like a good fit for both of us. They matched my grant with 2 more years guaranteed to round out a PhD and I had a really good honest conversation with the advisor about my concerns. Less students are coming and the initial lack of money wasn't a huge reflection of how he felt about me (committee things) so I'm going to lead on my project of choice with him there. I was really sad to turn down my most favorite advisors (at the school my fiance didn't have a great opportunity at) but I know it will all be g
    1 point
  45. I Got exactly same message today .. seems like DAAD scam.. all my friend from reputed institute from India got selected except candidate from local universities or colleges.. DAAD people should mention that applicant from local university or colleges are not applicable.. simple waste of time and energy.. would recommend people from next year if you are from local univ or college .. forget about ur chance .. i have more than 16 publication all above 4 impact factor paper .. percentage since class x is above 85 . 4 years research experince in ICMR govt of India.. WTF more they want from a PhD c
    1 point
  46. @deshypothequiez Congratulations! Wish everything goes well with your study and life at NU!
    1 point
  47. I applied last year when I was 27 and didn’t get in. I’m 28 now and will be starting grad school at 29!
    1 point
  48. Let's be honest: you got admitted to a grad school in philosophy -- be worried! Your attempts for securing a poor paying adjunct job or getting lottery ticket (tenure) are becoming a reality. Gimme heart reacts if you don't mind staring into the void.
    1 point
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  50. Yeah, part of my worrying just comes from this seemingly endless waiting and twiddling my thumbs, therefore I'm kind of second guessing everything about my application. Good luck for you, as well! Hopefully we both get into a program that we wanted.
    1 point


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