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  1. Declining offers 2017

    I received a late offer of admission from UC Davis, and have declined. *Posted mainly as a response to the person asking on the results page (I hope you see this).
  2. Rejection Thread

    Wow, that's pretty bad. Sorry to hear that you didn't get in, but thanks for sharing. I've also emailed multiple times without success, but I think I'll just go ahead and leave it.
  3. Rejection Thread

    Would you mind sharing how you found out?
  4. Acceptance Thread

    So exciting!! Congrats!
  5. Declining offers 2017

    Declined an offer from the University of Utah
  6. Venting Thread

    Has anyone heard anything about the UMass-Amherst waitlist? I know that they have released acceptances, and their website says that accepted and waitlisted students will be notified by Friday (03/03), but I was wondering if anyone has received a waitlist notification or perhaps seen one posted elsewhere (e.g., on the facebook group). I don't have a fb account and so cannot check.
  7. Acceptance Thread

    Does anyone have info about those UW acceptances? Congrats to those people either way.
  8. Acceptance Thread

    Not the person who posted on the results page, but I received an offer from Boulder over the weekend. It does not appear to include a fellowship.
  9. Acceptance Thread

    Congrats to the Western and Wash U people!! Awesome programs.
  10. Acceptance Thread

    Excellent! Congrats!!
  11. Venting Thread

  12. Venting Thread

    Please let there be more Boulder and UConn acceptances soon. Anxious @Kingoftherats is anxious.
  13. Anyone preemptively studying for a GRE retake?

    Your goal should be to put together the very best application that you possibly can. If you have the financial means and the time, and are committed to undertaking graduate-level study, you should absolutely be planning to retake the GRE. Remember that you are applying alongside some very intelligent and dedicated students. Depending on the programs to which you are applying, your application will be one of 100-300. Many people will tell you that the GRE isn't all that important, and they might be correct (in some cases). But the bottom line is that you don't want to give an admissions committee any reason to pass quickly over your application. Low scores can also be the reason you don't get offered that nice fellowship (they almost always go to applicants with excellent scores). Plus, since ETS now allows you to pick which set of scores gets reported, there isn't much risk involved in trying again. If you feel like you can do better, and it sounds like you do, you should give it a shot. Best of luck to you on the rest of your application season and beyond!
  14. Add A Word

    One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear. Towering over them, a grizzly beast danced, devouring all bears with such ferocity that even God enjoyed it. Afterwards, God congratulated the penguins and applauded them. "You did it!" Suddenly, the grizzly beast started dancing vigorously. There was an acromantula nearby. It challenged the preconception that magical mushrooms were magical. Sparkling, the magical mushrooms were spreading throughout town. Nobody with pyromania thought grilled cheese would spontaneously erupt into nine identical squirrels! Nevertheless, the penguins elucidated the benefits of sparkling water from Iceland. Suddenly, Iceland exclaimed, "Enough!!! No more penguins. Kill all of the arcades on Monday because King Arthur suffered from sphenisciphobia." Tragically, everyone forgot lasers cure bug madness, meaning none of them stripped the violet beast of his powerful jaw bones. So while some arms spouted Kool-aid, others chopped nuts. This phenomenon halted commerce. Together twenty-five yellow dragons danced sporadically inebriating all anger gods, while academics drank champagne profusely. Who were they? Snotty undergrads eating free Tetrahydrocannabinol Chlorate. Homicidal kittens emerged from congressional hearings purring rhythmic improvised melodies, infuriating the associate professors who stripped them intermittently of all credentials. The incredulous kittens meowed like dragons farts. Except Bruno, who mewed like tinkling bells. Understandably, one chicken farted. Then, surreptitiously, two giraffes killed the conspicuous dragon. Audaciously, someone belched "RAWR!" Startled, four punks flew down from the Appalachian, a bit wide-eyed
  15. Keep a Word, Drop a Word

    Good grief