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  1. 13 points
  2. NDSEG_throwaway

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    Hope yall are having a wonderful evening! We'll see how tomorrow goes?! Sleep tight yall!
    10 points
  3. OhTheStress

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    The plot thickens...
    7 points
  4. Excited to get to post this finally! I was going to post earlier, but figured it was better to wait until I was officially decided. Also if you count the Columbia MA acceptance I technically got the CHYMPS Infinity Gauntlet of PhD acceptance 😆 PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: Large Private & Religious Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science/Africana Studies Undergrad GPA: 3.94 Type of Grad: N/A Grad GPA: N/A GRE: V169/Q164/AWA6.0 Any Special Courses: R/Stata coding courses, Quantitative Methods, Data Visualization, Game Theory, Senior Capstone course Letters of Recommendation: Un
    7 points
  5. robertac93

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    I had convinced myself it wouldn't happen, my goodness. In all seriousness, today will unfortunately be an incredibly exciting day for some, and an incredibly disappointing day for others. Please "win" with dignity and "lose" with grace.
    6 points
  6. vpaglioni3

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    When I get my hopes up that today is the day
    6 points
  7. Great advice & reflections so far. Many of the points mentioned by @imemine @Modulus @Randi S are solid and don't require reiterating, however, I would like to elaborate a bit on one piece I think has been overlooked thus far, and that is clinical experience. I've also included some reflections from my own experience. For some background, this was my second time applying to clinical psych PhD programs. I was a drastically different candidate this time around and I can attribute that and my success to several key improvements I made in the two-year gap I took between application cycl
    6 points
  8. shazad

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    I'll miss you guys.
    5 points
  9. Honestly I hate this haha. The most depressing thing for me is both my lab mates that have applied for fellowships have won at least one (my advisor won both NSF and NDSEG), and I'm about positive at this point that I am going to be the black sheep.
    5 points
  10. While I respect the difficult job that Rob and the rest of the NDSEG staff have, I would rather them say "We hope to get this out by Monday" and then release it today, than to keep saying "We are shooting for the end of the day today" 3 days in a row.
    5 points
  11. clb21565

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    Not selected, December gang. Any idea how to know what stage the app got to? edit: also, December gang may be last in the NDSEG but we are first in my heart. ❤️
    4 points
  12. NSERC helpdesk says that they know about the issue, and lots of people have the problem.
    4 points
  13. Ugggggggggh . go away. stop externalizing your own issues onto people who are just trying to use this forum to share information. we are not babies we do not need a dad. go away I am aware that Hunter students are struggling right now. everyone is struggling right now. Like if you want to be a banker or work in tech just go do that. Or please start messaging people who are going to the $$$$ MFA programs. I know that arguing with trolls just eggs them on but please stop mansplaining. No one asked your opinion and in fact someone even made an account just to ask you to please stop sharing
    4 points
  14. Can Rob be the keynote speaker at the ~December Gang~ conference?
    4 points
  15. See, as a member of the December Gang, my only glimmer of hope is that they delay for a month and everyone who gets it has already accepted another offer....maybe then the dishonorable mentions such as myself might find some success
    4 points
  16. Hi all, I am delighted to share that I have been accepted into the 2-year MSW at Wilfrid Laurier for this upcoming Fall 2020 Semester (in person). I got my rejection letter from UoT a week ago for the 2-year MSW. I have also been offered both spots to the 1-year honours BSW at LakeHead University (Thunder Bay and Orillia). I will be declining both spots to the 1-year honours BSW at LakeHead and proceed with the 2-year MSW at Wilfrid Laurier. So incredibly excited and also humbled by how people supported each other in this forum, I was not an active participant as this was my first time ap
    4 points
  17. 4 points
  18. Enough of waiting for LKYSPP!! They are taking excess of time, as it surprises me their poor management skills. Anyways, I am on a full-ride with University of Oxford, and it has been accepted with a full-scholarship by Clarendon.. Good bye LKYSPP (NUS) and Good luck to all those who are still waiting for results.
    4 points
  19. cellbiogal

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    Also, turns out the dates definitely meant something! What a ridiculous flaw in their system.
    3 points
  20. Rando416

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    Selected. It looks like everyone on this thread was crazy qualified and I have no idea how the DoD could even start to differentiate. If you didn't get it this year my best advice would be to not beat yourself up and try again. I realize that's easy for someone in my position to say, but I like to think being someone who took 4 years off between MS and PhD I have some perspective of things not going as planned. In the past I missed getting into the MS program of my dreams and feeling completely devastated. The same year I also missed NFS - not even an honorable mention. I ended up going to a
    3 points
  21. PSA: I just emailed SysPlus and explicitly asked them what the updates mean, as well as whether or not we should expect to see announcements before next week. I will let you know their response (if I get one)
    3 points
  22. Honestly same. I'm just in this thread because coronavirus is debilitatingly isolating. Thanks for making me not feel like the most neurotic grad student ever. ~December Gang~
    3 points
  23. I've officially lost all hope in what these dates mean
    3 points
  24. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: Small Liberal Arts College (#64 in US News) Major(s)/Minor(s): Philosophy, Classics Undergrad GPA: 3.7 Type of Grad: Grad GPA: GRE: V165/Q163/AWA4.5 Any Special Courses: n/a Letters of Recommendation: Three professors, One went to the similar program as I was applying Research Experience: Senior Thesis Teaching Experience: n/a Subfield/Research Interests: Political Theory (Ancient and Early Modern) Other: RESULTS: Acceptances($$ or no $$): Michigan State University ($$), Claremont Graduate University ($$), Boston College, University of Dallas Waitlists
    3 points
  25. Search committees are made up of people in the field, so it's highly likely that they are aware of its reputation. Also, the stats seem to support that if they place alumni quicker. Research fit is important in a PhD. It sounds like you put a lot of thought into your decision prior to making it, but are getting last minute nerves. Trust in yourself and the decisions you've made. Northwestern is also a great school.
    3 points
  26. ScienceGeek

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    Have we all given up?
    3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. All of this Research fit is everything. Every. Thing. It doesn't matter how awesome your GRE score is, or if you have a half dozen presentations on your CV, if the research fit isn't there, you're not likely to get an interview, much less an offer. Relationships are next. No one likes to hear it, but it's true in life, and it's true in applying for grad school. Reach out to POIs well before the application cycle starts. Don't wait to email til you submit your application. When you do reach out, have something to talk about besides asking if they will be accepting a stude
    3 points
  29. My two cents from applying to clinical psychology programs FOUR times and having a wholly different experience this time around: Selecting Programs Apply to the maximum number of programs for which: You can make a compelling argument for research fit with a faculty member (see below for further fit discussion). You can honestly imagine yourself attending. Do not overthink this one, but don't under-think it either. If you find yourself considering something as a "safety", but when you imagine yourself only getting that offer, you feel like you would c
    3 points
  30. i know 2020 is still hearing back and making decisions about places, but it's never too early for us fall 2021 folks to start thinking/commiserating. i'm at university of chicago doing a 2 year masters with a focus on cinema/media studies and secondary track in russian language and media. my interests are nationalism, new/digital media and online subcultures, memes and meme aesthetics, and kitsch/irony studies. i am not enthused about doing the admissions process all over again but i actually feel like i know what the hell i'm doing this time, so let's see!
    2 points
  31. Looking at the spreadsheet, it looks like there are a ton of waitlisted people (myself included). If the spreadsheet is representative and all 4/16 and 4/17 updates represent all the accepted and waitlisted people, 25% of applicants were waitlisted or accepted. If the acceptance rate is about 5% as expected, this means there are 4x as many waitlistees as acceptances. I think a waitlist is more like a fancy rejection than anything--the chances you get off the waitlist seem pretty low.
    2 points
  32. somethingsimple

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    And it looks like the dates did mean something, specifically that you moved forward to a later round of selections. Waitlist and selected people got updates on 4/16 or 4/17.
    2 points
  33. MIQI

    MFA 2020 Freak Out Forum

    Look, I'm sorry for whatever happened in the intervening years between your MFA and now that makes you so resentful. Your patronizing is not welcome here. It is one thing to say that "it is exceedingly difficult (and will be even more so) to get a full-time job in art academia." That is just a fact. It is another thing to mock aspirations to do so.
    2 points
  34. I just finished speaking with Dr. Streete, and he said he actually finished reading every application today. The top 20 students application will be sent to the professors of interest sometimes this weekend, and final decisions will be sent next week. I do not know how many students will be given an interview invitation, but this is what he told me. So, to those who applied to Yale-Prep, good luck and don't think there is something inherently wrong with your application, or that it wasn't looked at because it was. We just accept what is and what isn't. Once again, good luck.
    2 points
  35. Hi everyone, I hope that you are all doing well! I feel like I've learned so much from this past application cycle and wanted to share it just in case those applying next year (or beyond) can find it useful. Everyone who has commented on this post has made some great points that I will be echoing in my own post, so I hope that's okay! 1. A low GRE score will NOT always lead to the rejection of your application. Now let me preface this by saying that I applied to a mix of programs (i.e., Developmental Psychology, Human Development, and Communications) with a low GRE score (149 V/148 Q) an
    2 points
  36. GoldenDog

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    I think that in general, the way to win NSF is fairly different from winning NDSEG. NSF is much more transparent about their process and they are looking for specific things: broader impacts and intellectual merit and all that they encompass, diversity in a variety of forms (e.g. geographic), and other items. As a result of their process being more transparent, there are alot more tricks you have to know to totally play defense and prevent yourself from giving the reviewers an excuse for a rejection. NDSEG seems more cut and dry. They don't give you feedback, so the process if very opaq
    2 points
  37. I collaborated with 6 other people on our NSF applications. 4 of then got the fellowship and 2 got HM, but I got nothing. I am the black sheep already, and I'm just scrambling for something to un-black-sheepify me...
    2 points
  38. I can't wait for us to update that sheet with results and finally know for sure if they meant anything or not Edit: and also get the results too lol but I'm not feeling very optimistic after seeing how qualified this group is
    2 points
  39. OhTheStress

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    Speaking from experience with SysPlus (the administer the SFFP program as well, which I've worked on) - they do pay on time and accurately. I never had any problems with that. They have other problems, sure (although here it sounds like it's not necessarily entirely on them), but their payroll department seemed to have their shit together pretty well.
    2 points
  40. robertac93

    NDSEG 2019-2020

    I added in some new columns to the spreadsheet just for extra data (because we all love data, and because I have insomnia) : Undergrad GPA, Grad GPA, and GRE scores. The 'easier_summary' tab averages them by branch and date. I suspect we'll see no real difference anywhere though, but perhaps it will help us all with post-processing the decisions? edit: GPA intended to be a 4.0 scale, although that potentially varies?
    2 points
  41. 1. I think it would be helpful if you defined international policy/management better, because that potentially encompasses a lot of things. 2. Pure career based thinking - I would do WWS by virtue of alumni network strength and size. Yes, WWS is more domestic focused, but they have so many historical connections + alumni strength that Yale Jackson does not have. Oh btw... Yale Jackson just became a "school" last year. Yes, it has the Yale name, but its still a newer program trying to figure itself out and hasn't gotten its act together yet. Oh and each class is about 30-40 people. That is
    2 points
  42. Yeah, grading can take up a lot of time. Since this isn't a one time opportunity, it sounds like holding off until later would be the better choice since comps are a big milestone.
    2 points
  43. ap123

    Canada MSW 2020

    Hey. I'm at UofT right now in the 2 year program - just finished first year. This is a fair concern. All of us in the program are concerned as well. They are currently planning for online classes and trying to figure out logistics around practicums. This past month and a half our practicums have been remote and all the students completing summer practicums will have remote practicums as well. Not sure when our next update will be, but it sounds like making everything remote for the fall is a last resort and they are just in the prep stages (although its looking more and more everyday like it w
    2 points
  44. I accepted my offer at U of T, therefore declining my offer at uOttawa and my waitlist position at Western!
    2 points
  45. Bopie5

    2021 Applicants

    Thanks for making the thread @jadeisokay! I don't know about anyone else, but I'm definitely already very anxious about the impacts of COVID-19 on admissions, funding, etc, etc...freaking out extremely...it's fine!
    2 points
  46. In the interest of professionalism, I'd probably not recommend asking for application advice from the programs who rejected you.
    2 points
  47. Accepted off the Michigan waitlist! Beyond thrilled.
    2 points


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