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  1. Likely, no. Graduate programs require completion (and proof via transcript) of Bachelors prior to start of program. You should contact the program admin. ASAP.
  2. If you haven't heard anything since April 20th, I don't think there is a problem with reaching out to see where you stand.
  3. It will be a few weeks, minimum, before your application is read by a member of the adcom, the committee meets to discuss applications, the graduate division approves the list of prospective students the adcom decides to accept, and acceptance/rejection letters are drafted and posted to the application website. All this to say, give it a while before contacting the school-unless you had an issue submitting a required document, or another similar issue pertaining to the application itself. Good luck!
  4. You should contact the school. They have worked with students in your situation, and will be better able to answer your questions.
  5. While your grad GPA is ok, your uGPA-for which the graduate divisions at most Ivy League schools require a 3.0 at a minimum-may make it tough for you to get accepted/funding. Each school/program, of course, varies in how stringently they enforce such requirements. There are a few ways to get an idea of whether it is in your best interest to apply to such schools: look at the profiles/stats for recently admitted students-many, but not all, make this information available, but it may take some searching; contact the grad coordinator/program administrator and ask if such info is available; contac
  6. While you may be looking at a rejection, I feel you are entitled to a response either way. I would call the grad program director/administrator, explain the situation and ask *politely* when you should expect a formal notice of the depts decision. If they are unable to provide an answer, I would then contact the POI, again, by phone. Things, especially emails, sometimes slip through the cracks, and your POI may be operating under the assumption that you are already aware of the decision, which is why I suggest approaching the situation in a polite and professional manner. Good luck
  7. I have friends who have recently been accepted at top law programs, and one thing I've learned is that very few of them offer (much) funding to the majority of admitted applicants. Private schools seem to offer more, but the competition is also usually pretty fierce. The things they say think mattered the most were GPA, LSAT scores, and rec letters. The generic advice I can give is to apply to a broad range of programs, and if possible in a variety of regions to improve your chances. Be sure to check out the law forum under professional programs to get info on specific programs.
  8. For US federal student loans (which are usually significantly less expensive than private loans), the accreditation status of the school/program in combination with your/your families tax info. will determine eligibility. Private loans, through your/your families bank are another option, and they usually have less restrictions-personally, I would not go that route, but to each their own. The best place to get info specific to your situation will be the school's financial aid office. See here for more info: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/choosing-schools/consider
  9. I will be spending this summer working on language training at UChicago before starting in the PhD program this Fall. I had hoped to do some prelim. research as well, but I don't want to get burned out, so I will be spending whatever free time I have reading for fun
  10. From personal experience and reading these boards, it seems relatively common. Admissions committees are made up of faculty who sit on various other committees, and they have some insight as to where an applicant might be successful at gaining admission. If you are at all interested in this proposed department, send an email to the person who notified you and let them know. Send follow up/additional application materials only if requested to do so.
  11. I met her during the prospective students visit, she is very friendly and seems genuinely interested in helping students succeed. My interests are in Medieval German-speaking regions, and I focus on identity formation, gender/sexuality.
  12. It 'could,' but might not. There really is no way of saying with any certainty whether or not the school would find out about those courses either.
  13. You might try improving upon any perceived shortcomings in your profile and try again. I know that most schools, Oxford for instance, does not provide feedback on rejected applications, but I am not sure about Cambridge. Maybe you could reach out to the administrator at Cambridge to see what they say about your application. Personally, I would be apprehensive about reapplying without taking some measure to improve my profile. I know that many people will tell you that one's chances fluctuate from cycle to cycle and a rejected applicant could very well be a strong admit the next go-aroun
  14. If you used any of the courses for credit at your BA granting institution, the name of the school will very likely appear on that school's transcript (I took courses at a variety of community colleges while in the military and moving around a lot, and because I used those credits at my undergrad school as transfer credits each of those schools appears on my BA transcript). Even if they do not in your case, I would caution you to be upfront and include all transcripts-you can show growth and improvement over time, and explain those extenuating circumstances in brief in your SOP-dishonesty has a
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