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  1. MichelleObama

    2020 Applicants

    After getting home from work at 4am, I violently woke at 8am to check my phone thinking "Princeton Princeton PrincetonPRINCETON!!!!" as if the odds of them notifying on a Sunday were higher than the more likely, and more reasonable, possibility of Monday 😂 I truly cannot wait to wake up without the waiting feeling. I truly cannot wait to wake up thinking about ONE school and a definite move and a definite program. I can't wait to be institutionally monogamous! Here's hoping this is the last week I have to spend with potential rejection as my constant companion, and maybe I can finally just fee
    7 points
  2. tinymica

    2020 Applicants

    Hi everyone! I came onto this topic months and months ago asking for advice about applications and I just wanted to say thank you so everyone who helped me out! I'm happy to say I've gotten an offer from UW. Rejected from Cornell (this was expected) and waitlisted at UC Davis. Still waiting on some more schools (which sucks) but it's really nice to know this community is here and we're all relatively in the same "waiting" boat
    7 points
  3. "Institutionally monogamous" is definitely the phrase of the day. (Also echoing MichelleObama, I really appreciate this forum as a helpful information stream/easy way to channel anxieties without bothering friends and family who have no idea how this works and who don't need to hear every little bump on the rollercoaster. Plus I feel like I've learned an enormous amount, not only about applications but about rankings, the job market, conferences, etc in the process.) Congrats to the UW and Tufts acceptances!
    6 points
  4. Hey Guys, I am from the CS background, and I just came here to tell you that I love looking at this thread. There are so many of you out there together, helping each others out -- well mostly sharing anxieties I guess? And it seems like this thread is one of the longest ones on the forum. Keep going guys, and I wish you all good luck, hope you all get in.
    6 points
  5. Briefly emerging from my cave to announce that I've been waitlisted at Tufts (and on a Sunday no less).💞 Thank y'all for the reassurance when I desperately needed it (hopefully we can meet up during one of the visit days?)
    5 points
  6. Tigla

    2020 application thread

    That's very much the case. I used to be on the f- Sigaba crowd due to the sheer brutality of some of their comments. I will say, though, that their comments are not far off from reality and actually hinge on polite. Maybe some ancedotal evidence will help. (probs not) Anyways, I'm currently a union rep for my department and have frayed a ton of relationships with faculty due to my role as a labor organizer. In fact, my secondary advisor has all but stopped talking to me and begun spreading rumors about me to other faculty. Now, I receive all kinds of looks from faculty and have a general
    5 points
  7. rbr542

    2020 Applicants Forum

    I want Iowa to notify, like right now.
    5 points
  8. quite a lot to unpack here. you assume that I’m not using this as a way to put a better application forward next year which is quite a big assumption to make. I’d like to recontextualize: I said I was a bit put off by a rejection not being BCC’d. For you to take that and then imply that I’m not listening to advice, am more concerned with being “right” than growing and many of the other things you have implied in your response is quite the assumption. The people on this forum are humans. We have reactions in the heat of the moment. Not everything human beings do is always about “helping to
    5 points
  9. grace2137

    2020 Applicants

    Took a break from checking my email over the weekend and saw this morning that I had missed an email from the DGS at Hopkins notifying me that I'm on the waitlist! Still no acceptances, but now have a few waitlists under my belt. It's certainly reaffirming, but looking like it's going to be a very, very long haul of waiting for me... Still have 5 or 6 programs that I haven't gotten official word from, though. I'm *hoping* that if I've gotten multiple waitlists it bodes well for my chances for an acceptance at one of the remaining schools - or that between all of the waitlists something will co
    4 points
  10. Right now!! Win lose or draw, just put me out of my misery!
    4 points
  11. Congratulations to individuals who reported acceptances to Ryerson! That's so exciting!!! Just today, I officially accepted my UAlberta SCCP MEd offer and declined my UCalgary SACP MSc offer. It was kind of scary hitting the accept and decline buttons because now the decisions are really official! 😄
    3 points
  12. Ydrl

    2020 Applicants Forum

    So I think I found out what I’ll be doing before I wait for next year to come around (Yes I’ve already given up before it’s over). I know most of us are literary fiction and poetry, but I really want to write a fantasy novel to escape, at least for a little while. I know it sounds like I’ve devolved, maybe I have, but I think this might be a lot less pressure on me as a writer and poet. I could use less pressure at the moment if I’m being honest.
    3 points
  13. Same as it ever was. In the hope that those who have ears will hear, @Sigaba has given some very practical advice on how you probably should comport yourself in your department and how you will need to as junior faculty. Be judicious with distributing praise, and restrict any complaints and criticisms to audiences you know and trust absolutely. Assume that any action you take will be reported to someone who doesn't like you and will use that information to harm your career, if they can. As one person put it, "In 95% of academic situations, the correct response is shutting the fuck up. I
    3 points
  14. Longtime visitors to this forum are experiencing the strange feeling of deja vu...
    3 points
  15. meghan_sparkle

    2020 Applicants

    For work , I had to call one of my POIs at an institution I still haven't heard from on Friday (not going to say which for obvious reasons but didn't have anything to do w/admissions obvs) and at the end of the call she said "I have a feeling we're going to be speaking again very soon" and sorta laughed. I was so flustered and confused I ended up saying "Oh, alright, um, bye" and hung up on her and then I screamed "OH NO...OH GOD....FUCK". Tact, grace, gratitude. Love that for me.
    3 points
  16. Dwar

    AdComm Insider

    Hey All, I know that this cycle is really picking up steam for some people, while for others it is starting to close down. Either way I know that most of us are facing some sort of rejection. I wanted to share this Reddit thread from last year where an AdComm professor in a social science field provides an in-depth analysis of the admissions process. The Professor discusses how and why students are accepted or rejected. They also answers a ton of questions in the comments section, so be sure to read below the initial post. I'm hoping that this will be able to offer some insight into
    2 points
  17. Have my UPenn interview at 4 ahhhh
    2 points
  18. Everywhere else, yes. But not at Harvard. Tenure comes with promotion to full.
    2 points
  19. I can't speak to SMU specifically because I do not have a relationship to that school, but these events in general are meant to recruit admitted students into making the final push to enroll. In other words, this is now your opportunity to interview the school to make sure it is a good fit before you agree to whatever offer they have made to you by the universal April 15 deadline. It will also be a chance to meet other students who will be in your cohort and get a better sense of what your life would be like while at the institution and living in that area. You will most likely meet profe
    2 points
  20. Eheydon

    2020 Acceptance Thread

    Everyone who attended the UC Irvine LPS interview weekend (myself included) has been unofficially accepted via email.
    2 points
  21. asdf1123

    Trudeau 2020

    Congratulations! And best of luck for the interviews
    2 points
  22. Haha, I'm still trying to figure that out myself! I know I did a pretty good job at the main points that others have talked about (e.g. get good GRE scores, good uGPA, well-crafted SOP, etc.), and I'll be posting my profile and info once the cycle finishes. But honestly, I think I just got very lucky this round. When I talk to POIs, there was a lot of "oh, we just hired this person and this person straight out of grad school who you have great fit with!", which I couldn't have anticipated. I'm not confident that any other application season would have yielded the same results if that makes sen
    2 points
  23. I am assuming that the interview is in the context of admission to a program. Some of the questions that you should be prepared to answer -- - Tell me more about your background (make sure you cover the part that is relevant to the program and/or the faculty member, and not just cover everything in it) - A project of your liking (again cover something related to the program) - Why have you applied to this program (say something specific to the program/school/faculty, and not the usual generic response) - What other schools you have applied to, and what is your priori
    2 points
  24. Good, important, and timely points about water off a duck's back. In the grander scheme, it is self-defeating to dwell on rejections, and there's really no nice way of turning down someone's application. Best to dust yourself off, keep your composure, and move forward. But unless I'm misinterpreting the initial complaint, an admissions office CCed people other than the applicants regarding decisions made about their applications? If so, it's a fair complaint about a lack of professionalism and veers awfully close to a violation of applicant privacy. That institution might want to review i
    2 points
  25. I can't decide whether I should take my one acceptance and run or try again for a 3rd cycle (I still have 7 schools left, but 3 are implied rejections and 3 others are high tier). This year is so different compared to last that it's comical. I had 5 acceptances last year while I was in undergrad: 1 Ph.D. and 4 MA. This year, however, I have 5 rejections and 1 acceptance to Ph.D. Last year, I accepted my Ph.D. offer to the University of Oregon and moved my family from CT to Oregon. Long story short, it was a complete DISASTER (nothing to do with the school, but the move itself). Due to th
    2 points
  26. sorry but why do you feel the need to be such an asshole about this? the poster didn't get into a program they really wanted to and are upset about the way the rejection was dealt with. sounds perfectly reasonable on their part. pretty mean of you to turn this into a broader thing about how "professional academic historians are not particularly fond of interacting with undergraduates"!
    2 points
  27. I got an email yesterday and a call this morning - accepted!
    2 points
  28. psstein

    2020 application thread

    I'd add that the ability to be upset, depressed, hurt, whatever, and keep moving forward is one of the most important skills you can have for graduate school and life more generally. Most of us will end up in non-academic jobs, some in the private sector (which is far from the boogeyman a lot of us think it is). If you vent at your supervisors, it's not going to end well.
    2 points
  29. Sigaba

    2020 application thread

    @whatkilledthedinosaurs, while you can certainly take what ever tone you please to express your dissatisfaction, it is more than "just venting on a grad school forum," not the least because you've provided identifying information about yourself on a BB that does not allow for the deletion of posts. What you are doing is developing a habit that may not work as well for you as a "this is only a temporary set back / the good of the profession is good enough for me" take it all in stride comportment. ICYMI, @AP has a Ph.D. in history and is a faculty member. A part of the big picture tha
    2 points
  30. coffeelyf

    2020 Acceptances

    The Johns Hopkins acceptance letter was the most well-written among the personal acceptances I received. Holy shit.
    2 points
  31. Option 1, period point blank. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. Absolutely no equivocation here whatsoever, from someone now on the other side of the process. Money talks. If this program is recognized and has funding to throw at you (and the other program doesn't), then that tells you how you'll be valued, and that's it, end of discussion.
    2 points
  32. "A student should not hold more than two offers for more than one week unless there is specific information (e.g. a visit is scheduled, funding decisions, advisor decisions) they are waiting to receive from the program." So for example I've currently got two offers, but I don't have the final funding info for either of them. Therefore, I am not making a decision between the two until I have that info. What I have done is decline the offers and interviews for programs that I know I won't take over one of the two I currently have regardless of funding information- but I am not going to turn
    2 points
  33. I don't know anything specifically about Columbia, but given that many other top schools are later than usual and haven't released any results yet, I would guess there is still a possibility people accepted by these schools would turn down previous offers, including Columbia
    1 point
  34. Congratulations! As a current PhD at Duquesne, I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.
    1 point
  35. thank you for sharing this! super helpful! hope you're one of those two people!
    1 point
  36. Just got an interview from Yale ISM. Don't know if this means anything... Do they interview everyone that applies?
    1 point
  37. This Winston Churchill Quote seems apt, not only while we wait now, but also after we're accepted and trying to get published, and eventually after we've graduated and looking for tenure. We've got this everyone! Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill
    1 point
  38. Yeah, it seems odd that they're taking so long with sending out decisions. It makes me think that the delay is just a higher volume in applicants this year for some reason. And agreed with the tuition! I really can't afford to go to Michigan if I don't get any financial support. I chatted with an admissions coach on the phone and she told me that in addition to being considered for scholarships, you can apply to be a graduate student assistant (GSA) where they waive your tuition, give you a stipend, and give you health insurance for that semester only. She said that getting those are a b
    1 point
  39. Maybe it takes until May because of people that decline admission and go elsewhere so then they reevaluate others?
    1 point
  40. Hi there, I have applied to McGill's Max Bell MPP and Waterloo's MPA, still haven't heard back from either.
    1 point
  41. syn

    2020 Acceptance Thread

    Yup, that's me! (As you already know from FB, haha!)
    1 point
  42. Not really sure what you meant by this - I know all of this and never objected to the rejection being handled by an "outsider" because it wasn't; it came from the program with the name of the director. It just bothered me that we didn't have our privacy respected in a very basic way. The "take your time rejecting me" line was mostly tongue in cheek; I obviously know programs are understaffed. This program gets about 20-24 applicants a year and one or two people get in; I assumed that with a smaller pool/program, we wouldn't all have gotten the same rejection without being BCC'd. Ultimately it'
    1 point
  43. dECiSiOnS WiLl bE MaDe bY tHe SeCOnD WeEk oF FeBRuArY - Stanford
    1 point
  44. Dwar

    2019-2020 Application Thread

    Just want to put it out there that second cycles are not a big deal and can definitely work. Not getting into any programs this year is not the end of things, if a PhD is really what you want then doing a second cycle is absolutely no big deal. Last year i left the cycle with no funded offers, and this year i received a funded acceptance from my top choice. I know that this isn't what ya'll want to hear right now, but just know that this is not the end!
    1 point
  45. SarahBuya

    2020 Applicants Forum

    I heard from Emerson (one of my top online choices) and got in! I'm really excited about the acceptance, but now I have decisions to make!
    1 point
  46. I applied to both! I haven't heard back from either yet. Also applied to app state and did hear back a week ago, but they said they do rolling admissions.
    1 point
  47. I wouldn't worry too much about "hoarding" offers. It's your life, not anyone else's, so don't make any choices until you are ready. Obviously, if you know that you won't accept an offer, its best to let it go sooner rather than later. But, if you have multiple good offers, keep them until you've made a decision that you are comfortable with. All programs (in the U.S.) will give you until April 15th, so if you make a decision in March that should give programs enough time to reach out to their waitlists. In fact, this is exactly why there are waitlists, so that you can have time to make decisi
    1 point
  48. feralgrad

    2020 Applicants Forum

    Yes, that was me!! I was absolutely vibrating at my desk cos the forum was down & I wanted to tell y'all. It's my first result of the season. I was feeling so miserable today at work, and it really lifted my spirits. And thank y'all (you especially, Y) for your support!
    1 point
  49. BioCook

    MGH IHP?

    I second @musicalmini’s response. IHP does a great job with looking at students/applicants as a whole. There are many ways you can make a rockstar application that don’t involve numbers. Good luck!
    1 point


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