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  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  1. Fall 2017 Applicants

    I feel for you. The disappointment comes naturally. But it could be the best result you can get from this school. Here are some other possible scenarios: 1, The professor find someone to be second at first, but during the procedures the second change his/her mind. You feel bad and maybe it cost you other opportunities. 2, The professor works hard to get you a second, but eventually you decide to turn UCL down. You feel bad. 3, You get into UCL, start a life worrying about fundings and other sunk cost, which affects your academic performance in a bad way. And now, they have made the decision for you. When things get rough in the future, you will never have to wonder what if I chose UCL... I hope this could make you feel a little better at this rough time.
  2. Fall 2017 Applicants

    My GUESS would be, you are accepted, but they sent you that email too early. So technically it was not a mistake. And if you weren't accepted, they are more likely to tell you it was a mistake. Anyway, I think I just panicked a little. Sorry if that make you guys more anxious.
  3. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Yesterday I asked a Harvard professor(who was but is not currently at the admission committee) I know when would Harvard send the results. He said he suspect they would make decisions at mid to late February. I thought OK I would not start to worry until then. But today I see somebody has already posted a Harvard acceptance, on Social Anthropology. My heart breaks. Anyway, congratulations on that acceptance! I haven't heard anything yet, but I assume UC Berkeley, Stanford and Chicago are no go for me. Perhaps I have to go another round next year, too. Good luck to whoever still have hopes!
  4. Fall 2017 Applicants

    I think it's crucial to express your motivation - why you are passionate about your project, and your commitment to this discipline. Also some schools want to know what your career goal is, and why our school is your best choice. These are elements that don't appear in a standard proposal. And that's why it's called SOP not proposal. Anyway, it's my two cents.
  5. Stop worrying about things you cannot change - this is what I have been telling myself. Just work on the most important part - your SOP. Good luck!