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  1. School: Virginia Commonwealth University Concentration: Child-Adolescent Track Type: PhD Date of acceptance: 03/1/2019 Notified by: Phone call from POI Just when I thought getting into a PhD program wasn't happening for me, I got accepted into my top program choice!!! Tears fell after I hung up the phone because of the relief. Feel free to DM for PI!!! IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING WITH ALL OF YOU ❤️
    6 points
  2. Jees, rough week for me. I got rejected from UCLA & UM-College Park, both of which were very kind responses to my inquiry email to my POIs. On the otherhand, the response from my UCI POI was a waitlist! First rounds are out, but I'm not out of the running.
    4 points
  3. 2019MSWToronto

    Canada MSW 2019

    25-ish more days until 2-year UofT! We can do this
    4 points
  4. Hi y'all. I got accepted to Pratt, and they offered me $60,000($15,000/semester)!!! I'm still waiting results for other schools but I'm SOOOOO excited XD!!!!!!!!! I have no idea about average amount of scholarship so I'm wondering is it normal amount of scholarship from Pratt? And I'm waiting for results from these schools. UCLA-interviewed Cranbrook-interviewed RISD-heard nothing MICA-interviewed
    4 points
  5. Are you crazy to turn down a cash cow program that looks great on paper, but may not provide you the resources to become the scholar you want to become? Unless you're independently wealthy, there's no persuasive reason to take it.
    4 points
  6. Balleu

    Applications 2019

    Just emailed my LOR writers about my rejections. That might have been the most dispiriting moment of this process for me. I know they don't think of it as wasted time/effort/support, but it sure feels that way on my end. 😞
    4 points
  7. Unless you have significant family wealth on which you can draw, take the funded offer from SFU. Tufts isn't cheap, and Medford, Mass. is a high cost-of-living area. It's not worth it to go into debt for an MA in philosophy. Although there are no guarantees (even for Tufts!), if you're a strong student and you work hard, you'll likely do just fine coming out of SFU.
    4 points
  8. sickeagle

    Applications 2019

    General comment here for anyone feeling down about this cycle. It will be OK!! When I was finishing undergrad in 2010, I applied to 5 prestigious PhD programs with what I thought was a great research topic. It was not a great research topic at all. I was rejected by all 5 schools and then had to tell my letter-writers about my failing in person, and see them on a weekly basis. It was disheartening to say the least. I went home, took a year to think about my future and then ended up applying to an MA program at my state school, which is a great research university, but not a high-prestige scho
    3 points
  9. telkanuru

    Applications 2019

    If you want to do a 1 year MA without a gap year after, you're asking your new MA profs to write for you after they've know you for maybe 6 weeks. If you want to come out of a 1 year MA with a stronger application, plan on applying the following year.
    3 points
  10. IDEA: If a school doesn't send any notification at all, they should obligated to refund the application fee.
    3 points
  11. ag31

    UW Seattle MSW Fall 2019

    Just accepted to the Day program. I applied on Jan. 3rd.
    3 points
  12. kakaz

    Acceptances

    Accepted into McGill University!!!
    3 points
  13. 2 points
  14. Will be getting off the Stanford English and Princeton CompLit waitlists! Hope it helps anyone here
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. hector549

    Acceptances

    McGill usually can afford to make only one international offer because non-Canadians are more expensive for the department. I don't know if @kakaz is Canadian or not, but if not, that's likely to be the only non-Canadian offer they make. McGill is just a very long shot for non-Canadians, unfortunately.
    2 points
  17. mswapplicant18

    Canada MSW 2019

    I hear ya, it can certainly be tough! I honestly I poured over these forums last year when I applied but it made it so much harder when I got rejections or waitlisted (and never got off the waitlist). I'd say keep applying and don't be discouraged. It's great that you're being mindful about your experience on here, it can be hard to look for advice or suggestions but then feel like it's unclear, because like you said a successful applicant can be so many different things. I re-applied this year and feel like there wasn't much difference in my application but was happy to be accepted. I think y
    2 points
  18. Got an acceptance from SAIC! Im so relieved!
    2 points
  19. historygeek

    Applications 2019

    Thanks for the input everyone! I think I was simply just worried that turning down an Ivy that's geographically close to archives, but I feel like turning down a fully funded offer would be even crazier.
    2 points
  20. bibliophile222

    UVM SLP Program

    You can definitely find pet-friendly housing in the area--I have two cats and found a place. However, many places do not take pets, including what seems like most of the cheaper apartments. I saw postings for tons of apartments a couple hundred dollars a month cheaper than the one I got and almost all of them were no pets. What's your plan for apartment hunting? If you can, I'd take a couple weeks to look for as many places as you can. If you're willing to commute a bit rents will go down and it will be easier to find a place, as Burlington housing can be pretty competitive. I went to an open
    2 points
  21. Thx for the support and replies! I just got accepted by SAIC's three year visual communications post baccalaureate+MFA track! I am more than thrilled!
    2 points
  22. I've read on this board that many people were accepted to more competitive schools but rejected from their safety schools. The theory was that schools know that if an applicant is overqualified they are likely to decline and admission offer, and schools don't want to risk having a spot unfilled due to too many declines. I don't know if that's true, but it does have a certain logic to it: they're likely to offer admission to the applicants that are in the sweet spot of being both qualified but also not likely to decline the offer.
    2 points
  23. I was just wishing that I could know what a grad student's normal week looked like--this is so helpful. Thanks for the detailed breakdown. Edit: @Dogfish Head I'm not a current grad student (and coming in only with my BA, so you have more grad experience than I do at this point), but FWIW I didn't contact any grad program directors. I had asked one of my mentors about it, and he said it was unnecessary and not at all expected. IMO if you just contact so they recognize your name, there is the chance of standing out in a bad way.
    2 points
  24. Sarpedon7325

    Waitlists

    Waitlisted at Pittsburgh.
    2 points
  25. I’ve been lurking on this page for a while now. I just received my acceptance today as well!! Hoping that it’s good news for those still waiting! Good luck! 😊
    2 points
  26. Checking the results page and combing the forums has basically become my part-time job. Except I'm not getting paid, and it doens't help anything. Come to think of it, not all that different from my actual part-time job.
    2 points
  27. Bumping this because I feel like there's a lot of good advice and might be helpful to folks in the next month or so.
    2 points
  28. Rejected at Rutgers and UPenn. Penn had the annoying email -> portal -> download a pdf letter to find out thing, but the letter itself was unusually optimistic - 'we trust that you have been admitted, or will soon be admitted, somewhere else'. Thanks for the encouragement Penn! Thank you! It was sadly one of my higher choices (fan of Akeel Bilgrami's work) but there are still a couple of others to hear back from.
    2 points
  29. If anyone is waiting to hear from Columbia about HiLi, I just got my acceptance letter with a 20% off fellowship!
    2 points
  30. Just declined waitlist spot at CUNY. Also recently declined offer from Riverside and withdrew apps from Notre Dame, Indiana, Princeton, Boston U, Georgia State, and UW Milwaukee. Best of luck to everyone!
    2 points
  31. mwcrilly

    UNC MSW 2019

    ACCEPTED!!!! For those interested: I applied on the deadline day 1/8 for the 2 year full time, no GRE submission, 3.5GPA, psychology major/neuroscience minor from UNC, military background. I noted my interest ing working with military populations in a clinical setting. Good luck to all.
    2 points
  32. trytostay

    Looking Back

    I would’ve done better on my subject test. And probably prepared more for my interviews (went 0 for 2 on those lol). A little more hunkering down on my behalf might have turned some of those rejections into acceptances. I’ll just never know! In all honesty, I do not regret staying true to myself throughout the whole process. When I read the jokes I pepper into my SOP, or the argument of my WS, I really see myself, not only as a scholar, but as a person. My whole application was full of my personality. And I’m really excited to know programs accepted me for, well, me. Idk if we’re putting
    2 points
  33. a l l c a p s

    Campus Visits

    Anyone visiting UW Madison and getting in early?
    1 point
  34. Had my last interview this weekend. (Thank goodness. I'm so sick of travel.) Now to play the waiting game.
    1 point
  35. MT22

    Boston College MSW

    Got my advanced standing acceptance yesterday morning!!!!
    1 point
  36. Looks like the wait list for me. I’m happy I got that far, Penn has a small and great program and the faculty I interviewed with were just so great. Looks like it’s Temple for me now! Anyone else going to Temple?
    1 point
  37. I just wanted to tell everyone on this thread that I have grad school plans now!! I'll be at Cornell in the fall.
    1 point
  38. Taorluath34

    Applications 2019

    Texas rejections are in. Obviously quite the disappointing application cycle, but you know what? I am in Disneyland. So for the next little bit, I am going to celebrate that I applied, got rejected, and still want to apply again next go-around. Happy weekend everyone!
    1 point
  39. Assistant professors have no placement track record, are unlikely to have an established funding pipeline, and you will carry the weight of their tenure aspirations. Yes, they will be more hands on. But they could be micromanagers. They will be full of news ideas and very energetic. But they might expect you to share that energy by putting in long hours. Building someone's lab from the ground up would be a valuable experience. Is it worth the risk though?
    1 point
  40. RequiredDisplayName

    Acceptances

    Accepted to UWaterloo yesterday. Might end up being my only acceptance, but I'm ok with that.
    1 point
  41. Tomlinson87

    Boston College MSW

    I keep refreshing agora portal 🤷‍♂️
    1 point
  42. I will most likely be going to UIUC this fall! My major is ECE and I'm also looking for an apartmentmate or 2
    1 point
  43. Also "extremely high" on UVA waitlist.
    1 point
  44. I was looking at the results page and it seemed like last year they sent it March 1st and 2nd. But, that could be cause not everyone posted their results. I'm still holding out hope. Good luck!
    1 point
  45. EDIT: Forgot to note — I graduated in spring 2018, and took a year off in between undergrad and grad to work as an RA PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: SLAC known for sending students to PhDs Major(s)/Minor(s): Political science Undergrad GPA: 3.67 (my school is known for major grade deflation, tho — this GPA put me in the top 10 percent of the graduating class) GRE: 166 V / 156 Q / 5.5 Any Special Courses: I took a lot of political science classes and had a 4.0 in my major (around 10 classes, most of which were 300+ level), and I took five grad-level research seminars (i.e., you r
    1 point
  46. Formally accepted my offer for the University of Houston today! This was my 3rd round and I'm 3 years post masters, so this is a great feeling. I am celebrating by cuddling with my dogs and planning my honeymoon (why I thought it was a good idea to get married during grad school application/interview season, I have no freaking idea)
    1 point
  47. Waitlisted at NYU!!!!! I’m starting to feel much better about this application cycle...
    1 point
  48. snorkles

    Looking Back

    I love that this was brought up. My trajectory to graduate studies has been relatively odd (first generation, returning student, etc). I made it a point in my WS, SOP, and interview to be as genuine as possible. Being accepted on those terms has eased some of my anxiety about the whole thing.
    1 point
  49. Hi @ResilientDreams, First, I really admire the advice that you give on GradCafe, and you seem to have a great application. However, there is something about the message that I am getting from the blog post that is not sitting well with me, and I want to push back against. The idea that I am getting from this is that "my" achievements will be contextualized. In saying this, there is an implicit suggest that the person who has 10+ years of work experience doesn't deserve the same benefit-of-the-doubt perhaps in regards to GPA or whatever. It matters because it is an unhealthy way of
    1 point
  50. arod107

    Storrs, CT

    I lived in Storrs for 4 years as an undergrad. When people tell you there is nothing to do there, they are right. First of all, Storrs is only the zip code 06269 and is owned by the university. If you live off campus you are living in Mansfield (06268). There are many apartment buildings located off campus which are mostly occupied by loud partiers. DO NOT LIVE IN CARRIAGE HOUSE APARTMENTS OR CELERON APARTMENTS. During spring weekend partying cars get flipped over and lit on fire, the population triples and people walk around these two complexes. Try to stay at least 5 miles away from campus.
    1 point


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