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  1. Just got accepted off the waitlist for my dream school 😭. Alternate for CGS-M but hopefully good news will come soon for that.
    15 points
  2. Hey everyone, I hope I'm not interrupting the peace by asking this question but IS ANYONE ELSE FREAKING OUT? Best of luck to all of you deserving people. I know I won't be the only one frantically checking my status at midnight tonight.
    10 points
  3. Just received an email saying I've been accepted to Dalhousie!! It was the only school I applied for so I am naturally ecstatic! Good luck to everyone.
    7 points
  4. Accepted my offer to Penn English! AHHHHHHHH
    7 points
  5. I think you're probably right on it being no earlier than Friday but more likely next week. I'm just hoping it's this week so that we have enough time to figure out/finalize plans before the April 15th acceptance deadline. Also, good luck to everyone on this feed! It's been really helpful to have a community to check in with while waiting!
    7 points
  6. Accepted off the waitlist at UW Madison!!
    6 points
  7. Sure--It feels like it might be an open secret at this point! I'd been warned of tokenism by one of my POIs at another school (who had actually gone to Michigan), and it was also evident upon meeting the cohort and faculty. The admitted student group was not very diverse and neither were the current students or the faculty; as a POC it felt like I would struggle to find a place in the department, and this was emphasized when they had a separate diversity panel. (I appreciate that they are putting in effort to making sure everyone's voices are heard, but it felt segregationist and forced.)
    6 points
  8. You shouldn't feel inadequate at all. Usually there is more qualified applicants than there is space in a cohort. Being waitlisted means that they saw potential in you but there may have been people with higher stats. Also, you never know exactly what a admissions team is looking for. But my point is if they did not want you there, you would have gotten rejected. Hope this helps and best of luck!
    5 points
  9. maroo7

    2019 Canadian SLP Thread

    Just got an email acceptance from Dalhousie as well!
    5 points
  10. Okay so I'm starting to get a bit neurotic with refreshing the fastlane website for that maintenance update, so I need a distraction. This whole thing is about celebrating creative people and creative ideas, so let's do that before our ideas are assigned a monetary value (or the lack thereof)! SO, what were everyone's proposals on? Or if you know you'll be doing a different project than what you applied with, what is that? I applied with a project looking at how European Mennonite communities may affect jaguar habitat use, but I'll actually be using the NSF funding for brown bea
    5 points
  11. In your last year of undergrad, I highly recommend finding a lab on your campus to volunteer with to get some experience with research, and a volunteer or paid work experience with a crisis center or local mental health facility to get some experience in a counseling/helping role. These experiences will help to give you a better idea of what you want in your professional life and provide good experience to put on your CV in applying for graduate programs. There are several graduate programs which can lead to a career in mental health, but they take different lengths of time, have vastly
    5 points
  12. Just accepted Penn's offer!
    5 points
  13. mslppls

    2019 Canadian SLP Thread

    I got accepted to dal as well!! 😭
    4 points
  14. brillantina

    Playwriting MFAs

    Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well with decisions and the stress of this application process. I’ve decided to officially accept Brooklyn College; it’s a great culture fit and with the scholarship they’ve given me, I won’t have to take out any loans, which is a dream. I wanted to let everyone know in case anyone lurking is on the waitlist for New School. As anxiety inducing as this forum can be, it also has felt really comforting to have other folks who are in the similar situations on here. Best of luck to everyone and I hope y’all keep writing.
    4 points
  15. CM8

    NDSEG 2019

    Yea, I called and was told that they send notifications as the come in from DoD groups. Some will hear sooner than later. They don’t wait to send them all out at once like other fellowships.
    4 points
  16. Decided on SMU in Dallas. Way too good of an offer to pass up.
    4 points
  17. Turning down programs feels terrible every time and I hate it 0/10 would never recommend
    4 points
  18. cullenish

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    The way I look at it, no one is getting it because it's the freaking NSF-GRFP. We all put down amazing applications, though. It's a crap shoot! No need to freak out!
    3 points
  19. LOL yeah so I did SUPER badly and didn’t get it at all. But honestly I feel better after reading this forum. You guys are actually all super amazing and very accomplished and while I was a good applicant for med school... it obviously doesn’t stack up to you people. Congrats everyone!
    3 points
  20. I've received an offer from SSHRC!! Does anyone know what the next steps to the process are? My actual project will be a lot different than what I have proposed. I heard that if this is the case then they need to be notified, is this true?
    3 points
  21. spin_ice

    Vanier 2018-2019

    Jeez. I hadn't applied because of a lack of publications and scholarships, and it's good to know how competitive that is. 12 publications, 8 first author, is an amazing achievement so early in your career. You should be proud anyways!
    3 points
  22. Adelaide9216

    Vanier 2018-2019

    I GOT VANIER!!! OMG!!! 😮
    3 points
  23. Hey, how did you confirm that number? I have been told personally by Columbia faculty that it’s very rare for them to not use *anyone* from the waitlist. I know it has happened, but when I was still in limbo with them, I was told it’s “very uncommon” and that it would be “essentially unprecedented” (direct quote) for at least one waitlisted person to not be made an offer. On another note, I was accepted off Columbia’s waitlist and given an offer! So I know there is waitlist movement happening, but it’s extremely slow.
    3 points
  24. Or how hard would it be for them to send an e-mail before releasing results to at least say "Results will be released over these days in random order" or whatever so we at least have some idea of what's going on .
    3 points
  25. SamECE

    NSERC C/PGSD 2019-2020

    This whole emailing system is a mess ... they should announce the results on the portal where applicant can login and check it! I mean how hard it is to do such system!
    3 points
  26. Not a philosophy applicant, but I noticed your thread and thought I'd chime in. I think @Duns Eith makes some very good points. If you're starting this degree with the intention of teaching, you're likely to be disappointed. Having a master's in philosophy may also make it difficult to continue your current career, as it suggests you'd rather be doing something outside of IT. However, if you are interested in teaching, consider getting a teaching certification along with a master's. Teaching English or history at the high school level (and perhaps being an adjunct at a community college o
    3 points
  27. You are not too old of a candidate. As the poster above me said, grad schools are often quite diverse in age range (like 22 thru 42, though most are late 20's, early 30's). You can be taken seriously if you put out good work. I would encourage reconsidering grad school for other reasons, though. Grad school in humanities is for most people a professional dead end.* Not because they aren't good, but because the market is so harsh and the process of completing so grueling. I am in for the long haul, but I reassess my goals and justifications for completing my program every week or two. It i
    3 points
  28. CM8

    NDSEG 2019

    No, she really did not want to tell me that part. I was trying to get it out of her. However, she just said the DoD groups has to give them names and they'll notify applicants as they come in.
    3 points
  29. It's funny because I applied last year during my senior year of undergrad and refreshed Fastlane for about two weeks straight. I was writing my senior thesis and taking 20 credits of classes and definitely had better things to focus on. It was the perfect tool for procrastination. I took a gap year this year to travel and apply to schools which gave me the added benefit of a third chance to apply to NSF. But I haven't thought about it once since I submitted until the past couple days. My project looks at ruminant microbiology and seeks to define the host genetic effect vs microbial
    3 points
  30. Accepted BC's offer for their PhD program! :)
    3 points
  31. I just waited forever to log in to mine and finally got through! I got an offer for the SSHRC from u of c, but not sure if that means all other schools will have offers up by now as well? Good luck everyone!!!
    3 points
  32. Applying to programs based on how easy they are to get into rather than based on the research their faculty do is probably not going to result in a very successful admissions cycle. Being able to convincingly articulate fit was, at least in my experience, effectively what determined whether or not I got into a program. I had the same GRE scores you mentioned on the soc forum as well as 2-3 years of research experience and the programs I didn't get admitted to are the ones for which I was least excited about preparing my application. In other words, you're a strong applicant and worrying
    3 points
  33. Some good news: The following day after I saw the “Invited” status on ACORN, I got an email from OISE telling me to check my decision letter on the SGS application website. Looks like they thought I was good enough to have a spot on the I/S cohort list. Now, I was very sceptical about this and I’m still very much in disbelief. Main reason is because my average upon applying to this program was basically only meeting the minimum required grade. While I did well in my last year of undergrad, I still failed a third-year course and got a couple of straight 50s in a few courses throughout unde
    3 points
  34. UF has several professors working on graphical models, including Kshitij Khare and George Michailidis. For job placements, I can tell you that this year, one of UF's fifth year PhD students got a tenure track Assistant Professor job at University of Minnesota and one got a job at Google out in California. And recent years have seen graduating students take postdocs at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University, and industry jobs at Amazon, JP Morgan, Apple, and Siemens. Feel free to message me if you have any questions specifically about UF. The rankings of OSU a
    3 points
  35. if we get the email tomorrow there’s definitely going to be a small part of me wondering if it’s a prank
    3 points
  36. 3 points
  37. As an update for the folks who helped me (and for future applicants who may be in my situation): I got a full-time job as a research coordinator in an extremely productive lab at an amazing institution (which I frankly didn't think I had a shot at getting into). I'm honestly more excited about this "acceptance" than the three non-funded PsyD acceptances I had earlier this year, which really solidifies 1) the fact that I'm passionate about research, and 2) that I've made the right choice by declining offers and planning to reapply to PhD programs in a few years. Yaaaay
    3 points
  38. Off the waitlist and was offered a spot at Cornell! Still in shock, had to make sure it wasn't an April Fools days joke! But its true! Also just kinda wondering if anyone has heard from Maryland, thats the only program I have still yet to hear from? Thanks y'all!
    2 points
  39. You got in!!! Stop with the negative self talk, you’ll do fine🌺
    2 points
  40. Nothing short of a miracle! I will be joining the clinical psych program at Miami University!
    2 points
  41. I'd agree with what lasmith said! There are a lot of qualified applicants, and every admissions team is looking for something different. People get accepted with a variety of GPAs and GRE scores, from in and out of the field, with widely different extracurricular experiences, straight from undergrad or with years of work experience, etc. I'd imagine that admissions boards are looking for different applicants in order to have a diverse cohort as well. I think it will be much more important what you do in your graduate studies, because that will define you in that new situation! I doubt tha
    2 points
  42. Hi All, Thank you for the kind responses thus far. All very much appreciated. During my first go round in undergrad, I expected to be a lifer, myself. The job situation wasn't much better, and coming from a small school, I knew there was quite the hill to climb. I was, and still am, highly aware that I may be relegated to exactly what I am doing for work at the moment. I was eager to embark, however. I never wanted a family of my own, and grew accustomed to the idea that most of my life would be spent trying to 'make it in Academia.' Teaching was a goal, and tenure would be great,
    2 points
  43. Ryleigh Moore

    NDSEG 2019

    Thank you for doing this. Maybe all hope isn't lost then! Keeping my fingers crossed for all of us who haven't heard.
    2 points
  44. Same. I would have thought that they would have been at the top of the "To do" list starting at 9 am today... but I guess not.
    2 points
  45. Hey there! Congratulations on making it through all that and finally getting to think about grad school. I've been on two campus visits and found that the grad student population was more diverse in age than I expected. At one school, quite a few people were in their 30's. At another, there weren't as many and most were young, but there were still a couple of people who were older than average. It is not uncommon for people your age to be returning to school. If you have the money, I'd recommend applying to quite a few MA programs (especially those with good funding--Georgia State
    2 points
  46. I'm not sure how well-defined your research interests are, but besides vision research (an incredibly niche area of research), those aren't necessarily any more or less applied than other areas of statistics. There is very theoretical research in all those areas. UF has a ton of faculty doing applied research, some of which they call machine learning, so I'm not sure why OSU seems to be a better research fit for you. Your research interests might change as you learn more in your classes and go through a program too. Deep learning is a pretty niche topic in stats departments still, and most p
    2 points
  47. Hello! Sorry, I am not a current grad student but noticed you applied to competitive SoCal schools...and got in! Do you mind sharing your stats?
    2 points
  48. I would say, do the thing that you know you want to do in your heart, but that you’re afraid of doing. From the short paragraph you wrote, this seems like Emily Carr. I feel like we’re afraid of something because it’s new; it diverges from the thing we’re comfortable with. Is this not the point of grad school? You only get to do it once, and then you can move back to where you live now and pick up your previous life if that’s what you want. I wouldn’t base my decision on where to go on your current employment, because you’ll probably have to drop a lot of your clients/gigs anyways, while you’r
    2 points
  49. Just wanna say that BME thread has kept me sane throughout this whole process... ❤️ lol
    2 points
  50. School: Stanford University Concentration: Cognition Type: PhD Notified by: Email still can't believe it
    2 points


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