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    2015 Fall
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  1. Maybe I should have posted this closer to now, rather than back in March. Good luck to all.
  2. Dear new PhD applicants in Political Science, I am writing this post to provide you with a centralized source of information to help you make decisions about where to apply. I decided to provide you with this source because this information was not available to me in any sort of organized fashion, meaning that I had to find and organize it myself. I wish a resource such as this had been available to me when I began applying. This does not mean that you will not need to do research on the programs to which you consider applying. There is some information that I simply cannot provid
  3. My apologies. That is the standard offer though if you do get admitted. ND has been known to stagger acceptances in the past. It's tough to say what's going on this year though. My letter said that they admitted less than 10 percent, but it also came before the first wave, so I have no idea what's going on there. Wish I could help more.
  4. I got into Notre Dame with full funding and a guaranteed 6th year post-doc
  5. I understand the percieved lack of opinions, but hold your head up, you got into a good program- no matter what the top-20 or bust crowd says.
  6. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: Big State School with an Elite Political Science Department Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science Undergrad GPA: 3.10 (3.43 in major) Type of Grad: MA in Political Science at a Regional/Directional Public School Grad GPA: 3.88 GRE: 163 Q/158 V/ 4.5 AW Any Special Courses: Took a grad seminar as an undergrad. Also a methods course in my MA program. Letters of Recommendation: Four, all from my grad institution. One professor who is semi-famous. Three Associate or Full, one Assistant Research Experience: An article under review at the time I applied.
  7. My cycle, aside from waitlists, ended today with my tenth and final decision. Seeing as things are beginning to wind down, I thought this would be a good time to post the annual 'profile and lessons learned' thread. I found the previous installment of this thread useful, and others in the past have claimed that it aided them tremendously in the process. So if your cycle is over, please consider posting your profile and results (with as much detail as you feel comfortable) along with advice The template, from previous years, is as follows: PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Ins
  8. They stagger them. I've had my ND offer since like Feb. 2
  9. Can anyone who got into SC tell me what their funding package looked like?
  10. Waitlisted at USC too. Looks like I'm almost certainly going to Notre Dame, but maybe the waitlists might change that. And thus, the non-waitlist portion of my cycle ends: Accepted: Notre Dame, UC Irvine, Colorado, Missouri Waitlisted: USC, WashU-STL, Brandeis Rejected: Michigan, Princeton, Univ of Washington
  11. They sent out a waive around the first. In the past I believe they have staggered acceptances so I think you still have a shot.
  12. Do you think it's time to start the 'lessons learned' thread yet?
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