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  1. 7 points

    2019 Applicants

    Throwing my hat into the ring of rejected Duke applicants. Surprisingly not that disappointed, and still holding out a bit of hope on other programs. It also doesn't hurt the morale that I just found out a few days ago that I'm a semifinalist for a Fulbright grant... so I can treat my wounds with some nice ego-soothing salve. Continuing to wish you all the best of luck with the upcoming decision announcements!
  2. 4 points
    Hey that was me (long-time lurker, first-time poster), I appreciate the congrats! Congrats to everyone else who's getting into their schools too!
  3. 3 points

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    I just got an interview invite from UT Austin (Photo). Never got a hit from them on my website (or from Texas in general), so feeling less worried about Google Analytics stats.
  4. 3 points

    2019 Applicants

    I got a Duke rejection as well. It's my first official rejection, and I actually feel incredibly relieved to know something. I haven't posted much recently, but congratulations to everyone accepted so far! Your acceptances are keeping me afloat. ❤️
  5. 3 points
    I received an email today from UCF requesting a phone interview. It will be held later this week--wish me luck!! Not heard from any other schools yet though.
  6. 3 points

    Applications 2019

    For all of those waiting on decisions from Northwestern, classes and all non-essential services/activities have been canceled for Wednesday, the 30th, which is the first day that Northwestern has accepted students in the past five years (dates ranging from January 30th to February 5th). So, that is all to say, don't get too anxious if Northwestern is a day or two slower getting back to you than you expect in the next two weeks. I know Chicago has also cancelled classes on Wednesday, but I don't know if they have also shut down all non-essential services/activities.
  7. 3 points

    Programs with late deadlines

    Here's a list of schools on CSDCAS that have deadlines after February 1st! Good luck!! Adelphi University 2/15 California State University-Sacramento 2/15 Francis Marion University 4/1 Hofstra University 4/1 Jackson State University 3/1 (verified) Kean University (Fall Start) 2/15 (verified) Long Island University-Brooklyn 2/15 Midwestern University-Downer's Grove 3/1 Midwestern University-Glendale 3/1 Misericordia University 3/1 (verified) Pace University 4/1 (verified) Rockhurst University 2/15 (verified) Salus University 4/1 Stephen F. Austin University 2/15 (verified) University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 2/15 (verified) University of Central Missouri 3/1 (verified) University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (Fall Start) 4/1 Western Carolina University 2/15 Yeshiva University 4/1 *edited to add more schools to the list
  8. 3 points

    Applications 2019

    It's both. You don't want to spend 7 years in a place you absolutely hate and where the program thwarts your progress. That said, you also want a sufficient number of faculty who can competently supervise you and have interests which intersect with your own. Very tough to tell. It may even be specific faculty who do interviews. Some faculty members probably care a hell of a lot less about these sorts of things than others. My advisor didn't know who I was until I met her two weeks into my first year, even though I was the only person in history of science that year.
  9. 3 points

    2019 Acceptances

    Posting from the afterlife bc I’m literally dead rn. Accepted to UT Austin!!!!!!!!!!!!! Email popped up while in a meeting with my advisor who happened to be emailing my primary POI all day. After, got a call from Alabama but couldn’t answer bc i was dead.
  10. 3 points
    From my understanding, what motivates the use of the PGR is that many academic philosophers believe there is something helpful about the way the programs are evaluated. So, the way in which the PGR will most likely affect your life regards the kinds of job interviews you will receive, and the kinds of jobs you will ultimately get. Because there is a large enough contingent of philosophers who think the PGR is a useful way of judging the propensity of an individual to be a good philosopher, and these same people are likely to be on hiring committees, it is good to pay attention to the rankings for these reasons. For example, Arizona has done a particularly good job of advertising their strengths in social and political philosophy (and the PGR is evidence of their specialty in this area), and they are able to secure a lot of jobs for their graduates based on this reputation.
  11. 3 points
    Woot Interview #3! School: University of Regina Type: MA/PhD Clinical Psychology Date of Invite: Jan 28th, 2019 Type of invite: Email from POI for Skype Interview date(s): In 2 days LOL
  12. 2 points
    Hi everyone, I'm applying to PhD programs in pure mathematics, and I had some concerns about what will happen next year; I'm wondering if any of you have the same concerns or have similar experiences. To give some background, I'm a woman in pure mathematics, and I've had some pretty negative experiences in undergrad that I believe were linked to this fact, to the point that I realized that I'm often scared to work with other students in the field (e.g. problem sets, general discussions about math, etc), even though I know that I'm a pretty competent mathematician and have been accepted to a "prestigious" PhD program already. I've concluded through lot of the very passive-aggressive comments I've gotten over the past four years of undergrad (e.g. "getting through this major must be easy for you, all you have to do is bat your eyebrows at the guys and you'll get help," "I don't think you can handle anything like my math course load."), that the actually competent people don't say these things and tend to be generally kind and understanding, and that these comments mostly come from very insecure math majors. Even knowing this, I'm pretty worried about next year, and I would really like to start my graduate career on a positive note. I know I should ignore such comments, but they do affect my self-confidence, and confidence is really important in mathematics. Does anyone have any advice or experience regarding this? Thanks in advance
  13. 2 points

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    No news yet, but I’ve got high hopes for this week. Good luck, everyone.
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    School: Chestnut Hill College Concentration: Clinical Type: PsyD Date of acceptance: 1/29/2019 Notified by: Call from director of admissions
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    Fall 2019 Phd Social Work /Welfare

    Yes! So for the moment, my university pays for my fees for 12 semesters which is 4 years. Plus, I get à research or teaching assistantship!
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    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    Oh some of those are probably people finding you through this site, I'm on a fordham network and have looked at your sight so at least that one is me, haha.
  17. 2 points
    Congratulations!!! (Checking my phone, email, website again and again lol...
  18. 2 points

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    No, I haven't. I'll let you know if there is anything new.
  19. 2 points
    Duns Eith


    Yes. All of these I am suggesting are for PhD, not MA. (in the USA) Ideal package All of tuition and fees covered Stipend for living expenses; >$22k in a high-cost-of-living city, >$17k in a mid-sized city, or >$14k in a small town A year (or two) of fellowship, so that you have no duties grading in order to work on courses or dissertation (Supplementary scholarship) Funding for 5 years, with a potential for a 6th year of funding if necessary Common package: All of tuition covered, but not fees Stipend for living expenses; >$20k in a high-cost-of-living city, >$15k in a mid-sized city, or >$12k in a small town Funding for 5 years, with a potential for a 6th year of funding if necessary Sub-par package: >50% tuition covered, few to no fees covered XOR (exclusive or) healthy stipend for living expenses Supplementary scholarship Potential for full funding or extra work in the department Avoid-me-like-the-plague package: Must pay out of pocket Tuition discounted less than 50% off No stipend As you can see, there's quite a range. Most are in the "common package" and deviate in some way or another from it.
  20. 2 points
    Don’t lose hope! The first time I applied, I got a lot of rejections at first and the programs that did want me didn’t contact me until way later. I was also initially disappointed that I was shut out by PhD programs and had to get my master’s but that ended up being the best thing for me and I’m incredibly happy I went that route now. That’s to say, there’s a lot of time left and in the end you’ll wind up where you should be. I know it’s difficult though and I’m bracing myself for the next couple of weeks. On the other hand, a professor who is on my committee told me that taking a year off if you don’t get the offers you want may sound terrifying but it could be a really great thing. For instance, there was a student in my program who got shut out and then ended up getting offers from extremely competitive programs the following season. I think you’ll surprise yourself in some time! It isn’t even February yet! My fingers are crossed for you!! Keep your chin up.
  21. 2 points
    I wish I could be like Oprah and pass out acceptances to everyone. "You get an acceptance! And you get an acceptance! You all get acceptances!"
  22. 2 points

    CSULB MSW 2019

    Hi All! I applied for CSU LB on 12/20 and was accepted today 1/28 via email from the school of social work! I hope you all hear back from them soon. Goodluck everyone!
  23. 2 points
    Nope! Another day, another empty mailbox.
  24. 2 points
    1) Be OVERPREPARED! Read the program handbook multiple times, familiarize yourself with the research of your POI but also with the research their students are currently doing, look at their lab website and student/professor bios. Pro tip: search all the government funding databases (NIH, NIMH, etc.) to see what projects are currently funded for the POI you're interviewing with; in my experience, professors are always impressed if you know about projects they haven't published yet. Also check out "Mitch's uncensored advice to applying to graduate school in clinical psychology" (http://mitch.web.unc.edu/files/2017/02/MitchGradSchoolAdvice.pdf), specifically Section 3 about interviews. 2) Be yourself. The best way to stand out is by being authentic and honest about your experiences/interests. If you don't have experience with a certain method or analysis technique, say so, and do not misrepresent your interests or abilities. Personally, I don't try to tailor my research proposals to specific PI's because I want to show that I would research that topic even if I wasn't in their lab, that it's something I'm passionate about and committed to researching. It shows you've developed your interests enough to have a solid direction you want to embark on (and hopefully the professors you applied to work with are already a good match for your interests, without you needing to tailor yours to match theirs). Additionally, some professors will ask you very specific questions about your research interests or potential projects you would want to work on and if it isn't something you've already spent a lot of time thinking about or researching, you would likely be unprepared for those types of questions. 3) Make it more of a conversation than an interview. Professors are not only interested in your knowledge of the field and match with their projects, but they want to know that they would enjoy working with you closely for many years and that you would make a good addition to their lab, from a social/cultural perspective. My mentors repeatedly refer to interviews as "the a--hole test"; just demonstrate that you have good social skills and that you're not afraid to speak your mind or ask questions (read: DONT BE AN A--HOLE). 4) Weave your answers into your experiences. Instead of giving a direct answer to a question, demonstrate your answer by talking about an experience you've had or an opportunity that exemplifies your answer. (Example: If asked to "Describe your work ethic", instead of saying "I'm responsible, hard-working and dedicated", talk about how you took on additional responsibilities for a certain project or some professional development that you've done to build healthy work habits). This kind of response answers the question while also giving more information about your interests/experiences. These kinds of answers also help to make the interview seem like more of a conversation than a "formal interview". If you have a TON of past experience, try to pick your 2-3 most relevant experiences to elaborate on for the interview instead of attempting to give an overview of your complete work experience, and refer back to these experiences as often as possible! (interviews are usually relatively short, an hour max, so you don't want to run out of time talking about everything you did 5 years ago before getting to your more recent/relevant experiences). Stay calm, be confident in your responses and tone of voice, and I'm sure you will do GREAT! GOOD LUCK
  25. 2 points

    CSULB MSW 2019

    Hello again! I applied to CSULB on 11/26 and just yesterday 1/26 I logged in the applicant self service system and found out I was accepted and offered admission! I am so happy and excited to start this new journey! Goodluck to everyone else!


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