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    Early Americanists!

    Hello! I'm hoping to study religious life, Euro-Wabanaki encounters, and material culture in Early Maine. I'm particularly interested in envisioning the area as a spiritual borderlands/contested space, and I'm currently reading Homelands and Empires by Jeffers Lennox. I hope to meet some of you this year!
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    Those of you waiting to hear from UVA, I was just sent an acceptance. I applied to the Religion, Literature, and Culture section.
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    FYI - Some adult neuropsych applications at York are now being reviewed if you haven't heard back. Just received an e-mail to chat. I Wouldn't consider it an interview at this point since it's only to discuss future directions
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    2019 Applicants

    Thoughts on this morning's surprise Chicago acceptance? Do we think this is a multi-day rollout? Does anyone want to claim it? I need to kill the last shred of hope I have left, and am struggling. ? Congrats to whoever posted the Davis acceptance-- you are an inspiration. Also-- welcome to @millw. I share the same fears ?, but it is still early in the game for us. Don't count yourself out yet.
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    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    Ive been watching from the sidelines on this forum and not participating, but I got this too. It seems that there is a seperate category for applicants aside from students...but iunno...I was like whaaaaaat when i saw the email. I'm tryna forget about it in the meantime tho
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    That application scored a 7.0 on the writing section of the GRE, too. That's just bad luck. There's also a follow-up post, asking for their planet of interest!
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    I know this sounds lame but... I wish I could somehow connect with all the people I interviewed with! LOL I wanna know where you are all going to end up!!!!! And make friendships across universities ugh ❤️
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    Same. I'm 99.9% sure I will be rejected just because the fit wasn't really strong for me with their department. I'm literally begging for my first rejection at this point. All I have are implied rejections. I NeEeeddDdD ClOsSuUrrREeE.
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    2019 Applicants

    I'm the USC acceptance! Not creative writing track, but the standard English Language & Literature Phd. Official stuff shouldn't have rolled out yet, I just received confirmation from POI who I had been in previous contact with. Don't sweat it if you haven't heard anything!
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    @ApexLegend Before all of this, you need to clarify what this "complaint" is. This "complaint" may be something you feel is unsubstantiated but depending on what it is, the program/board may be not interested in having any incidents in this program. You need to clarify before I can even remotely take your side on this. Everyone is the hero of their own story.
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    2019 Acceptances

    Not me but congrats! What’s your area of focus? @Savhooray, congrats!!!
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    Interview Advice

    Thank you so much! This was a very helpful response. I went ahead and emailed the visit coordinator/my graduate student buddy and asked what I should expect in regards to housing, and why I was inquiring. I have one interview and its at my first choice school. I want to feel 100%!
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    It really seems like acceptances are trickling in and they are letting people know as they decide, which I feel is pretty uncommon? There was one much earlier in the month and then my boyfriend, who received the presidential fellowship, only heard yesterday morning. I reached out to the department but haven't heard anything yet. Good luck to you!!
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    Applications 2019

    I got the same thing as the two people above me. How very cruel!
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    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Anyone want to claim the Penn acceptance?
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    Polka-Dot Cat

    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    I received interviews for MICA's Painting and Teaching program.
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    2019 Applicants

    Oh my god ? Rife with anxiety.
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    As @antianticlimacus said, not sure if it's fake, but it hasn't been claimed. I will also add that (I think) every other year BC has released decisions via snail-mail, and the one posted says that their decision came via email. So, I am inclined to be skeptical...
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    Same! *high five* haha
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    MFA 2019 Freak Out Forum

    I agree too - I wouldn't necessary write off a post-bac as a waste of time or money, or as being "babysat." If you are in a professional situation after undergrad that limits your art practice I think it could be a very helpful option to get back into the studio, have access to professors, and have access to an artistic community. All of these things can nurture your portfolio and help get it to a point that might be stronger for MFA applications depending on your situation!
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    This. One of the faculty for a top program I interviewed with told me I should expect to “hear from them soon....” immediately after interview day....... it’s been radio silence, going on 3 business days. LOL. I’m counting the hours. How soon is soon! What am I waiting for exactly?!?!?!!!!!!! Stop playing with my emotions frfr ?
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    Applications 2019

    Ugh I wish. My best guess is they sent out some definite acceptances and some definite rejects, are waiting to see if they get any immediate responses and then firming up the wait list with possibly a handful more acceptances (but if we haven't heard anything yet I'm personally expecting rejections).
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    Wow there’s a Michigan result up now. I know I will be checking my email more than usual today..
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    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    Thank you so much!! I submitted my application on 1/10! Day before the priority deadline!
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    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Hahahahaha, I love this take. I did just the thing that @eggsalad14 rightly warned against: I actively signaled that I'm terrible at math with a string of C's in introductory calculus courses and a just-ok GRE quant score. (And no, I'm not a theorist.) I thought I had completely disqualified myself from top schools, but I applied on the advice of my advisor and now have an acceptance to OSU and a waitlist spot from Duke. Maybe it was all of the persistence I signaled. (For any future applicants, let me be clear that I do not recommend you what I did. I was told by one mentor in no uncertain terms that I had badly sabotaged my chances. On the other hand, if you have a serious weakness, don't give up hope!)
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    same as many friends above, BU seemed to be my last hope, and I did not receive an invitation~ I was trying to locate some RA or technician jobs but really have no idea where to start. Should I go to websites like Indeed and Glassdoor or simply just email professors of interest? Thanks in advance:)
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    Choosing a School

    Can we get some more input from more senior members here on this contacting disagreement, @Stat PhD Now Postdocand @cyberwulf? As someone who has dealt with incessant emailing from people who don't know professional boundaries, I find it hard to believe that this is a controversial topic at all. You may flatter a first-year grad student, but you're probably not going to be well-received by an alum who already receives way too many emails and is wondering why you couldn't be bothered to go through the appropriate channels. Seriously, how hard is it to email the department secretary or the graduate admissions chair to be put in touch with someone? And this is coming from a person who loves giving such advice so much that he is on a gradcafe forum years after attending graduate school!
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    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    congrats! when did you submit your application for NYU?
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    that's better than nothing but i hope your mac and cheese is good
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    NCCU anyone

    I don't have the best stats either. I'm a linguistics major but I took all prereqs as an undergrad (my school doesn't have an undergrad CSD program but does offer the prereqs). I'm from Florida and go to school here, but my parents moved to the Raleigh-Durham area recently and I'd love to live at home so I can take out less loans. Plus, I've heard really good things about the program and the campus is gorgeous. I've only been to NC a handful of times and I could definitely see myself there. How about you?
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    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Good luck on your IFA interview! PM me if you have questions for interview details.
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    What is your opinion on schools that don't necessarily guarantee funding but state that every student thus far has been funded every year?
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    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Hopefully we’ll bear back soon...and before March!
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    Is it advised to ask places you have been rejected from to provide feedback on your app?
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    2019 Rhet/Comp Applicants

    Hey, rejection from Duke and UTK. Waiting on others. On the lit thread people are posting about UNC Greensboro acceptances, anybody heard on the rhet comp there? Also waiting on Alabama, University of Florida, and Florida State.
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    2019 Applications Thread

    Hm, I'm not sure I would say Rutgers is my first choice. All other things being equal, Temple has more targeted resources and may be a better fit for my research. That being said, funding is a very important factor for me, and the Rutgers offer is excellent! I was not expecting to be offered a non-teaching fellowship, and that's extremely valuable in my situation. Ouch, March is a long time to wait. I hope you hear back soon from the American options! I'm definitely rooting for you!
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    You are GREAT!

    Bumping this back up as a reminder.
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    Thank you so much!!
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    Hi y'all! I've been lurking on this thread for a while now and figured I would jump in once I got some news. "Some news" came yesterday when I received an email from Catherine Sheehy, chair of Yale's Dramaturgy + Dramatic Crit Dept, inviting me for an interview! I'm honestly shocked--no theater background (which the department page does say is not a prerequisite, but still...) and was most recently working at Macy's (lol). Anyway, just thought I'd share for anyone who's waiting to hear back. any interview advice would be greatly appreciated! ? (side note: there was a typo in the email I was sent, and it served as nice little reminder that as much as we venerate these institutions, they are composed of very human individuals, who are just as fallible as we are--an encouraging thought as this process ramps up!)
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    Just experienced this at an interview last week- for us, the questions they asked were your typical structured interview questions (e.g., why x school?, strengths/weaknesses, tell us about a time when...) and the questions I asked during my time with the non-POI were program or school specific. She was also very aware that she wasn't my POI so in the answers she gave me, she referenced my POI and talked about how the answers related to the school generally and to him. Msg me if you want to talk in more detail!
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    2019 Acceptances

    Can confirm that Chicago has probably made most of its decisions. I just got an informal email from a POI telling me about this fellowship they're offering me and I confusedly asked whether that meant I was accepted! She said yes and added that she was surprised that the administrative gears were turning so slowly. Anyway, I'm beyond excited and hope everyone will be released from this agony soon!!
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    Woke up to a Duke rejection. What a lovely way to start the day!
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    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    Still waiting on UNC as well and in getting so impatient!
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    Choosing a School

    This is opposite from the advice I've heard elsewhere.
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    Or you could, you know, be a hardworking student and just try to be the best philosopher you can be, coming from someone who's in a terminal MA.
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    It depends on what you want to study in atmospheric science. Among the best are Scripps, Woods Hole Joint Program, UC Irvine. University of Rhode Island and Uni Hawaii are also great programs. You will find that all earth science disciplines are scattered across different departments due to the interdisciplinary nature of the earth sciences.
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    I mean, at least you've gotten accepted to one. Imagine how I feel seeing all the physics decisions and the only thing I have to show for it is rejections early on and being ghosted all week lol.
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    Low gpa in the first year

    You’re getting bad advice, I assume from other people who are applying to grad school. There are way too many applications and if there’s an anomaly which you do not acknowledge you will go in the reject pile at any good school. It doesn’t matter the explanation as long as it’s sincere. “I didn’t take it seriously and realized I needed to” or “I hated school and almost dropped out to work at Walmart but then discovered my true calling” are fine answers. Ignoring it is trying to hide it in the hope that they’re too stupid to notice and insulting the committee won’t get you far. Of course, make sure it really is an anomaly like C’s and D’s. If your first year average was a 3.0 and you raised it to a 3.7 it’s not an issue. I’ve been involved in the process at two top 20 schools.

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