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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Sorry! Columbia.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Did anyone else have a problem with the application materials section? My advisor upload his letter three times and the website still says that it's missing it.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I’m thinking tomorrow. Yale’s responses have been pretty consistent for at least the last two years.
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    2018 Admissions, decisions, interviews, and the like

    I’m thinking the same thing about Berkeley.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Went to check results and saw this. Thought you all would get a kick out of it.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Here’s hoping! I’m wondering if creating a waitlist is what pushed notifications back.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Hey khigh! Not sure if you're going to still be reading this but I figured I'd post about my experience in the hopes it helps. Two years ago I applied for Ph.Ds for the first time, though it was in a different discipline. I didn't have a high enough GRE Quant score (it's all about numbers there), and after a particularly long and drawn out applications cycle I didn't get into anywhere accept for 1 masters program I applied to as a fluke. A year into that program and I realized that the other discipline wasn't really for me and decided to go back to history, something I always loved but was advised against because of the job market (as I'm sure we all have). Yet again I was rejected from every single Ph.D program I applied to, getting into yet another masters program. Please understand when I say I know EXACTLY how you feel getting rejected from every place you've applied to. I had that same feeling again when Penn sent out interview requests a few weeks ago and I didn't get one. I tell you this, and post it here instead of doing a PM, in the hopes that others who are in a similar position to where I was to know that many others also know what this feels like. That being said, I humbly offer the following pieces of advice: 1) Get off Gradcafe: I'm saying this for your sake. You need to get away from this environment and the constant reminder. At this point it may have become a habit, checking your email every 15 minutes and Gradcafe every half hour, but no matter how good your intentions are, seeing other people getting into programs just twists that knife. You can certainly come back! The advice on this thread really is useful and it's great meeting people who understand what going through a cycle is like, but you need time for you right now. 2) Treat yourself: Go see a baseball game (do they have baseball games now? Idk), get a nice dinner, watch RuPaul's Drag Race, do something you've always wanted to do, surround yourself with friends and family. Even the smallest of things can make a big difference. 3) Let some time pass, maybe a week or maybe two, but give yourself time. Then start reaching back out to POIs and see where you went wrong. I think that at this point of the application season tensions are running a bit high, and it's easy to forget that we're all going through this together. Hopefully this helps!
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I too see both sides. On the one hand, I come to this thread looking for information about moves from adcoms that hadn’t made its way over to the results board yet (Chicago for example). While on the other hand, having a place to vent and seek advice from others regarding what to do if not accepted is also very useful, as long as the advice is kept general enough to apply to a multitude of people, which it mostly has here. I’m certainly guilty of posting a non admissions related meme or two... I also kind of see this issue as harmless at this point, becase while there has been some movement for schools, the majority usually make their decisions starting this coming week. I think we can do a few different things if people want to make a board specifically for results. 1) create an admissions/rejections thread. I’ve seen this done in other boards (I think Lit has one if i’m not mistaken). 2) create a decisions thread a little early
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I think some depend on time zones. For me, at a certain time (usually around 8 pm), posts updated are given a time stamp for the next day. That, and quite a few are just updates--still useful though. Generally speaking, however, there doesn't seem to be a lot of movement on the weekends.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I hate the weekends the most because nothing ever happens but I'm still sitting around on edge like...
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    The results section of this website. There’s a bar for it up at the top of the site or you can just google it.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    You too!
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I was too. There was someone who posted about being waitlisted but I wonder if they called their POI. Apparently Berkeley sends out some acceptances first and then rejections a couple of days later, at least according to the past entries. Unless they are waiting to do everything at once, I think we may see acceptances in the next couple of days and then rejections shortly after.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I’ve heard no, but I can’t remember from where/whom.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Princeton’s Advanced Institute.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    It really depends on where your particular concentration is. For religion, particularly western religion, I would argue that Yale is better in the Early Modern department than either Princeton or Harvard. For economic history, however, I would go with Harvard, as Yale is about to lose Trivellato. What i’m trying to say is that while prestige of the department matters, and all three programs are well regarded, what matters more in terms of getting a job is the reputation of your advisor. For this, fit is the most important.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Also, Berkeley should be sending something out soon given last years data! Fingers crossed!
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    This is incredibly helpful! I think in regards to teaching, however, that it is important to keep in mind that the majority of academic jobs available to those on the job market are not going to be at R1 style institutions, so having teaching experience and being comfortable in the classroom is a must. This isn’t to say that you should go crazy and teach every semester at the expense of your dissertation, but something to keep in mind!
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I actually just went through my old email with the grad coordinator at Penn. She had me put my scores directly into the application and said that they would check the system if need be. So it's likely not a problem. While this may not be helpful for you, I figured I would leave it here for others.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    I actually had this too, which was odd because they had said previously they would match it. I had just assumed that they failed to update it. I can see where it would become a problem if they did not consider "complete" applications, but if they said that it should not affect the process... I may also call them tomorrow.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Congrats to the person who got into Yale! I haven't heard anything about when the decision should be going out officially, but I think it'll likely be sometime next week.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    You may want to make a separate topic for this. Not everyone on the History board reads this thread.
  24. At this point I'd be happy with "The Call"...
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    How many applications are too many? - English Reformation

    I don't know anything anymore! I just heard speculation about Colley though.
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