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Matthew3957

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About Matthew3957

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  • Location
    Berlin
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    MA North American Studies - Literature

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  1. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    I was keeping my cool really well for the past three days and now I am too hyped. I need these three final results please!! I have started writing research proposals for three programs/projects in the UK and Norway and am having trouble throwing my heart into that without knowing for sure.... AHHHHHH!
  2. Matthew3957

    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    Yea definitely a lot for them to do... I'll keep at the reporting though!
  3. Matthew3957

    Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    Holy shit this compelled me to take a look at the Physics page.... Wow do these people not realize they have an entire forum to discuss and share their insecurities, unprompted calls to the departments, and dreams of getting off the waitlist. That is literally all we do on the Literature page: "omg I am going to get shutout" "called the department" "waiting is terrible" "Ahhhh!" (I am a part of this mind you).
  4. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    Just got a call from a Utah number.... I didn't apply anywhere there (are there even schools there? 😉 ) And yet here I am freaking out over the fact that the call cut out before they said why they called... Let's get these last few schools in please so I can move on.
  5. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    On the prestige and rank of a school I think it calculates in a lot. I think there was a study that was posted on here months ago, and it was just a single case study so not representative of an entire system, but the unknown schools did tend to suffer and people from them had their work questioned more. I thought about this quite a bit, because I do not know how well though of FU Berlin is in the US. I didn't know much about it until after I graduated, which doesn't mean much per se. But it's definitely not know on a Cambridge, ETH Zurich, or Tokyo leve, where everyone in the fields where they are relevant knows of these schools even in the relatively closed off in the US world. I see it this way: You have to prove your credibility and people give you the benefit for the doubt if you're from what they see as a 'top' school and then you just have to live up to that. Whereas if you are from a state school somewhere, you have to first prove you on a level with other applicants by going above and beyond.
  6. I turned UCSC and UC Davis to projected rejections after the UCSB official one. I only got 3 I'm waiting on. Stanford and UBC seem like busts considering how poorly my application has been received elsewhere. UVic also has small cohorts, but I felt my fit was good there. Either way next week should deliver that final nail...
  7. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    UCSB rejection this morning 😐. Also rejection from UCSC seems implied now. I have not thought about thanking my writers in any meaningful way. I just had conversations with all of them... now I am wondering if I should or if for Germany that is fine...
  8. Matthew3957

    2019 Acceptances

    @kendalldinniene congrats! You deserve it go show them how amazing you are. And congrats to UCSB waitlists, Mich acceptances and Cornell folk!
  9. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    What are we thinking on UCSB/UCSC? Like think they've probably notified who they will and we are all just waiting on our rejections or think some stuff is still rolling out. I wish everyone did it like Michigan....
  10. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    Awww this hit me. My birthday is beginning of March and I literally feared this might happen. I feel for you!
  11. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    Got my rejection too. I appreciate it as well. Though I think Michigan is also the school that fucked up last year and sent retractions of acceptances. So if that's right then I still applaud them for the job this year, while not last year.
  12. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    I woke up to the UCSB acceptance on the board. Congrats!!! I am really excited for whoever you are. However, I am really down now. I think UCSB was the one I was like "well I fit SUPER well there so..." Now I am just sitting here wondering how I messed up on applications so badly and what I can do to improve...
  13. Matthew3957

    2019 Acceptances

    Ive heard back with a rejection from Alberta. Nothing from Victoria or UBC yet.
  14. Matthew3957

    2019 Applicants

    That's really rough. I mean you will get through it of course and all that. But it's tough to have that conflicted excitement about starting your PhD and the coupled disappointment of leaving that space behind. You will be refreshed soon. We all just need official news and then a vacation from waiting/deciding. I am going through a similar situation potentially.
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