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    Moscow, Russia
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    2017 Fall
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    Slavic Languages and Literature

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  1. Here's mine: GRE total: $506 Prep: $79 Test: $400 (had to forfeit $200 when I couldn't bring my passport with me because it was currently in processing with the government and mistakenly thought I could have a notarized photocopy of it, so I had to pay an additional $200 for the test I actually took) Scores: $27 Transcripts: $10 Application Fees: $610 Total: $1126 My advice would be to not pay for the GRE twice. Jesus. The only reason my score cost was so low is because I 1) sent scores on test day and 2) Northwestern didn't require GRE, so I only had to send one additional score. Test prep was worth it. I just wish that I could have found more (any) application fee waivers for me because I'm currently teaching ESL making ~$12000 USD a year, so this was brutal. I'll be paying it off for a while. But because I got into my top choice (... and nowhere else...), I guess it was worth it!
  2. Thanks for this... I was asking some people for advice and my father (who, I should have guessed, might be out of touch) is convinced that the program will revoke their offer of admission if I was so "greedy" as to ask for that.
  3. I've been offered money from the program I plan to attend to visit before I accept. However, my employment situation is such that I cannot visit without being fired. Can I ask for this sum to be put towards a relocation allowance? Would the program retract its offer of admission if I did this?
  4. Appreciate the words of advice. Thanks muchly.
  5. So it's now the beginning of March and I have yet to hear from 4 programs (UCLA, UIUC, U Southern California, and Northwestern). Is it game over or should I still hold on to hope? I'm feeling pretty hopeless right now like I'm being shut out this cycle. Allegedly UCLA has sent out admissions (not confirmed but allegedly) and Northwestern has 1 result on the gradcafe results page but no results posted from UIUC, UCLA, or USC.
  6. Slavic 2017 +

    Hey, just wanted to brag in another place about my Yale rejection. Didn't get an interview, knew it was coming (kind of like Berkeley at this point...).
  7. No interview yet (Slavic) - rejections?

    Rejection from Yale! An email to check the web portal - just a form letter, not even from the department itself. You should be hearing back soon if you haven't already.
  8. No interview yet (Slavic) - rejections?

    Yeah, just through the grapevine. But I'm anxious enough that even rumors make me nervous at a time like this... Well, I mostly agree with you - unless it is, for example, the end of March. Then it's fair to contact them, I think. Otherwise I believe that the answer could only really be "Soon", which might not make you feel better. There are maybe 3-4 active on thegradcafe this cycle.
  9. No interview yet (Slavic) - rejections?

    Yes, Berkeley does seem like one of the (if not the) most competitive Slavic programs. There's always a chance that we are wrong and still have a chance. I guess only time will tell. What's your specialty/area of interest? The fact that I have no sense of what it takes to get in is extremely frustrating. I feel like with other, more popular programs, there are really clear guidelines on what stats and supplements you need to get it - not so with our field. It's so scary.
  10. No interview yet (Slavic) - rejections?

    Allegedly Berkeley has sent out invites, as well as Yale (but like you said, I don't know if these are being released one at a time or as a batch - if it's as a batch, I guess I'm out of luck!). I was just going to post, in fact, and ask who could claim the Yale invite - and here you are! I agree that because Slavic folks aren't very active/present on this site, it makes predicting these things difficult. It's even hard to get a feel for how many people might be applying in any given cycle. If I can ask, where else are you applying?
  11. No interview yet (Slavic) - rejections?

    All of my programs have a Feb-March notification window, so while I'm not expecting to hear back definitively quite yet (although I would love to...), I'm getting anxious about this interview situation. It's possible our departments haven't sent out interview invites? I am honestly kind of tempted to email and check but also afraid of what the answer might be. I just don't know if the lack of an interview is a definite rejection or just, well, a lack of an interview and nothing more. I wasn't stressed about this until yesterday when I discovered that I potentially "should" have received invites.
  12. Hi all, It's now the end of January and I haven't heard anything from any grad programs that I applied to. Should I be worried at this point/accepting that I haven't gotten into any programs this cycle? For clarification my programs are: Yale Berkeley USC (Southern California) UCLA UIUC Northwestern Thanks!
  13. Program Statistics/Statistical Profile

    Thanks so much! You are always so helpful.
  14. Program Statistics/Statistical Profile

    So where should I post this? It seems like Applications was not right.
  15. I'm crossposting this to Waiting it Out. I'm wondering if anyone has tips for finding the statistical profiles or program statistics for particular programs. I'm having a bit of trouble and have only found 3 of my 7 programs. If you have any tips or ideas on how to locate this information, it would be much appreciated! For reference, I'm still looking for (all in the Slavic program): Northwestern Berkeley Uni of Southern California Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign