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  1. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you'd like any help on narrowing your schools/want a look over your SOP.
  2. Best of luck to you next cycle! Traditionally, someone creates the next cycle board between April 16 (the day after funded offers must be responded to) and September. You'll likely find the periods between April and October will be likely less busy than the periods between October and April! What are your research interests?
  3. Very few schools cover relocation. Most schools require you to pay a certain percentage of health insurance and some require you to pay additional fees. I'd inquire within the university to see if they offer health insurance and to clarify if it's included as part of your package. Are they providing a stipend? If they aren't, there's a higher chance that the above won't be included. I'd also inquire with your current professors to see if they know of any professional organizations who might be able to provide additional funding and what the requirements would be to apply for said funding.
  4. @KJC2105- There are so many ways to look into this subject and each discipline might have a different way of looking at it. Have you considered if there's a certain discipline that you might prefer? It's quite possible that a lot of places might not have a PHD specifically in Gender or Sexuality Studies but they might have a graduate certificate which might fulfill what you're looking after and would greatly expand the programs available to you in the Midwest.
  5. In the past, they have mentioned accepting 1 of every 7 applicants or so. They do have a Dashboard though which can be found here. If you click on LAS, you can click on ENG. Clicking on F2020, it looks like 92 people applied, 23 were accepted, and 12 enrolled in their masters/phd program. For their straight to PHD program, it looks like 43 people applied, 15 were admitted, and 6 enrolled. It might be worth mentioning that many factors can determine how many people apply in any given year. Years ago, UIUC made news because the university threatened to take away tuition waivers. The Englis
  6. Warelin

    Nashville, TN

    Have things in Nashville improved since January?
  7. It might be worthwhile to e-mail Toronto and explain that you've also applied to schools within the USA and haven't had a chance to attend their open house. The worse they can say is no. However, different schools in different countries have offered extensions in the past.
  8. I think it might be worth noting here that very few (if any) programs allow students to transfer in. In most cases, programs will place your application along with everyone else's. If accepted, there's a high probability that you'll be starting from scratch. If you pursue this option, you'll also have to explain why (academically) you're seeking admission to a new program. Programs can get really hesitant about people transferring because they fear the same reasons would repeat with the student at their institution. All reasons for a program you select are valid. All programs mi
  9. Is it crucial that you enroll in a Master's program for the upcoming year? There might be alternatives that enhance your application which would make it get into funded Master's programs after this cycle. I'd like to stress that prestige at the Master's level really does not exist. It might sound impressive to the general public but ultimately the general public isn't the one making decisions on admissions. If you must enroll in one of them, look at their classes and what their requirements are. See if there's one which you find more appealing in that manner. Consider location as well. Cons
  10. See you there! I'll be presenting as well.
  11. It is also possible that the school might have a primary/secondary invisible waitlist.
  12. At the PHD level, I can honestly say that no professors I've talked to say that they care where someone went to for their Master's. One person expressed slight interest because they previously taught there and was curious on who was still there. At the applying to jobs level, professors are more interested in who you are a student of. Certain programs might also be better known for subfields which are not reflective of overall ranking. As a result, some programs might have a better understanding of terminology within a certain subfield. I'd second the advice to never pay for a Master's d
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