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lily_ last won the day on September 12 2020

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  1. Most professors on admissions committees I have spoken to don't really give a hoot about language acquisition unless you have it on a transcript or it pertains to a job, something solid and tangible that says, "I learned this." I doubt putting "I bought and taught myself THREE Rosetta Stone languages" would really help anyone. I never went to any university that offered "basket-weaving" as a major, and what of those of us who are actually applying to liberal arts departments? Many fields require degrees in liberal arts, it's not as flakey or useless as you imply. However, putting in a ho
  2. I would e-mail both and arrange a visit which would include a face-to-face meeting with both. If that is not possible, try to have a phone meeting with each of them.
  3. Hi regal. I am in a similar situation to you as far as non-matriculation is concerned, however I have a lot of field experience and have taken graduate level courses in my area, and was still given the "non-matriculated" option rather than acceptance, assumably because my UGPA was just under their requirements, and I mean just under. It has a lot to do with that this year, because of the bad economy, most programs, even those not "tier 1" were innundated with applicants - so if you had blemishes on your record you really didn't stand a chance anywhere. I don't mean to be harsh, this is ju
  4. I have a feeling you are right, because there is a lot more information on how to take the current version of the GRE, and nothing I have seen for the new version. In order to score the best possible score, I would try to take it now while there is plenty of solid study guides out there rather than waiting and trying your luck with the next version. I should probably do the same and retake it myself ugh.
  5. Yeah, if anything I wouldn't assume that the GRE is being modified to be easier - it's probably being modified to become much much harder and become more indicative of applicant's abilities rather than "dumbed down."
  6. I finally got my results. I was invited to be a non-matriculated student for a semester. I don't know if that is what they send to everyone who was rejected, but it read like a probationary acceptance. I'm not in a position to be picky, and since Hunter is affordable I'm going to try my luck, take classes, work hard, and then hopefully become matriculated in the spring. I just hope I can finish the degree in two years, but I feel like there is nothing else I can do to go on with a degree in anthropology unless I get an MA and raise my overall GPA. It's my life dream to get a PhD and my ba
  7. I definitely agree with the other posters at this point - although it's great that you are eager and looking ahead, there is still a lot of time before you're going to be starting the application process. However, there are a few things you CAN do now that will help should you still want to pursue grad school in three years. 1. Keep you GPA up, trust me there are tons of fun things to do at college that aren't academic, but keep you eyes on the prize. 2. Start reading tons of things and exposing yourself to words on the vocab section of the GRE. It's hard to cram in a lot of obsc
  8. Still no word from Hunter for me...am starting to get depressed about it.
  9. does anyone else find it ironic that the follow-up to national running day is national doughnut day?

    1. nycrican2


      I noticed that and thought that it was too funny. :-)

  10. happy national running day! still no word

  11. maybe next week I'll get up the nerve to call the admissions department.

    1. nycrican2


      I called last Wed, was told I am in the queue of applicants still being considered but they have no idea where in the queue I am in, not much help.

  12. From my perspective, no sociology will not help you with anthropology, they have diverged a great deal in the past 50 years and approach the analysis of human societies with very different perspectives. I looked at University of Michigan's history/anth PhD, and it might be an ok fit for you - I would start contacting faculty members and maybe other graduate students there to get a better idea. You don't want to end up wasting the application fee if you are not a good fit for the department from the get-go. My best advice echoes so47's - relax, and maybe think outside the box. Some of
  13. I don't know about the other schools, however a lot of Near Eastern departments focus on Islamic studies from an ancient perspective - most of the ones I've looked into the most recent time period is Medieval. If you want to go that route - why not look into Chicago's NELC program and the OI? Also, Michigan might be difficult to get into without an anthropology background, as it's one of the top PhD programs for anthropology, so that's more of an issue concerning your application than your GPA. Your credentials sound fine to me, if you are concerned about your GPA perhaps consider takin
  14. My fiance graduated from a fourth-tier university and got full funding at NYU for his PhD. Just food for thought (he had a 3.9 UGPA though). Honestly, I'm not really sure about earning a second bachelor's degree. Is it possible in your field to do a terminal master's instead? I'm in a similar situation with my UGPA and all of the advice I have received from professors in my field is to do an MA, because a lot of admissions committees believe that the most significant factor in estimating someone's success as a graduate student is their undergraduate GPA. However, if you can show that yo
  15. congrats ed! I'm still waiting sigh...
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