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MtnDuck last won the day on September 23 2019

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  1. There was a claim over on the FB group (or rather a friend of the person told the group about it)
  2. It looks like it's around the correct time for them (I mistyped the estimate as Jan 27 on the spreadsheet, but it would have been around the 24th based on past years so they're right on time). Past years 2015-2018 (last year was on the 23rd as well): February 4 W January 23 S January 28 S January 23 T
  3. UC Irvine (LPS) has sent out interview invitations. Confirmed both by a student at my university and from another person on FB.
  4. One school has released interview invitations today and several schools have switched to using interviews in recent years (Baylor, Boston, DePaul, Penn State, Chicago, Iowa, UC Irvine, Villanova). Since last year folks wanted to talk with one another about what questions to ask and get advice, here is a thread for that! See also this post from @directingdirections(who in turn was sharing information from a previous year) with potential questions to ask.
  5. I commented on the FB page, but I'll be linking the sheet I've been used by the end of the week. The sheet folks have in mind is https://philosophyadmissions.wordpress.com/. Interview invitations just came out for Irvine (LPS) so I want to get predictions up soon for everything else. (I haven't been checking this as often, apologies for missing the questions)
  6. If you see any other errors feel free to make a comment on the spreadsheet! Unfortunately since things are crowdsourced errors can slip through 😕 I did an audit in late November and thought I double checked the deadlines, but I must have missed that one. I'll do another audit for the remaining schools today to see if any other errors didn't get fixed! Update: found one error (Feb 2 instead of Feb 1 for one school) and everything else looked on accurate for the PhD program list.
  7. For the last two years I've used the spreadsheet to track acceptances, waitlists, and rejections after folks applied. This year I want it to be useful as folks apply rather than after all the applications are in. Here's the new spreadsheet: Philosophy Admissions 2020 Spreadsheet It has a list of schools (100ish PhDs and 30ish MAs) along with their respective deadlines, application fees (and fee waiver information), transcript type required (official/unofficial), GREs (yes/no/sometimes), and other info. You can also sort it by using a personal filter to look at only the schools you care about. If folks want to share the spreadsheet, feel free to do so using bit.ly/PhilAdm (this is so I can see how many folks access it but I just see a #). -L
  8. Would you be able to find out what day that was by chance? It's one of the last PhD schools I don't have info for yet wrt/ the spreadsheet
  9. "All of the students who have been accepted with full funding (our highest-ranked applicants) have been informed of the positive decision in their case. However, it is still relatively early in the process, and the deadline for acceptance of offers is not until April 15th. In the meantime, whether or not other applicants to the program will be offered admission will depend on how many outstanding offers are accepted. As I hear back from these applicants, especially those who have declined an offer from us, I will inform applicants ranked lower on the list for funding."
  10. I'm emailing them now <muzak plays> Do note that there was a discrepancy on their website this year as to when applications were due, so that may have slowed things down.
  11. MtnDuck


    I know that some California schools (at least Davis) supposedly ran into funding problems last year and had more restrictions on admitting folks so, if true and if applicable to UCLA then it could be that they have to admit a few fewer. But that would be the worse case scenario. My bet would be for at least 5 folks being admitted (one year it looked like 9ish?) but so far there just aren't enough reports this year to guess anything with any certainty 😕
  12. MtnDuck


    I've only seen one claimed acceptance in the group (that was via messenger). On the group there were 4 claimed WL spots (which doesn't help you gauge things I know). For past years based on reporting it looks like the average is somewhere between 5-7 people offered acceptances (not counting any later offers from the WL)
  13. MtnDuck


    I took a quick look at the admissions sheet and it looks like there was a direct claim on acceptances over in the FB chat/FB group (not everyone is on TGC and FB, so there probably is some disconnect if/when info gets shared across the platforms 😕 )
  14. It has been my pleasure to edit/fix the spreadsheet for this cycle--and I'm already planning some tweaks for the future based on the feedback I've gotten over the past two years For next year's cycle, be on the lookout for a tab/spreadsheet (currently the "work in progress tab") that will have deadlines, application fees/fee waivers, info on GREs (needed or not), unofficial vs official transcript requirements, and the like for most of the universities that have been flagged for inclusion on the spreadsheet.
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