swanblack

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About swanblack

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    USA
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    PHD Political Science

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  1. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    I claim one.
  2. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Thanks for the insider info. I hope it should turn out like that. I find this program a great fit but not much hopeful as my application was weak on several counts. Despite that, though I still got two offers from SUNY Albany and Wayne State University. Neither of them is forthcoming on funding yet however. Without funding, I find little incentive to go for PHD at least for now. Even 3-4 years shoestring funding at a mid-lower tier program seems a risky adventure not only in terms of completing a degree satisfactorily but also finding a reasonable job in academia. I don't know though if my assumptions are valid, since I have not seen the future. Only heard of it.
  3. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    I see. It looks like those who have not heard by now are out.
  4. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Congratulations! How did you hear? email or status update?
  5. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Could be. As one of the entries states that it was referred to "check website". Past rounds of decisions suggest Yale releases all decisions--admitted, rejected and waitlisted--at once. No one has indicated a decision category other than "accepted" yet. My status has not changed either. Fingers crossed.
  6. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    No worries! And thanks for sharing the experience. I had received email little afterwards that week.
  7. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    So far there are 11 entries. It looks like they are real, although no one has claimed on this forum. Perplexed!
  8. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Frankly, I don't know what metrics are behind programs' ranking, but their faculty is quite reputable in almost all streams of IR say in security and political economy. I admit I may be biased toward security stream scholarship but I find Kroenig and Lieber truly influential.
  9. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Congratulations. One of the best programs in IR
  10. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Does anyone claim a waitlist from SIS American? I am likely relenting to believe it's probably not a troll. Previous cycle decisions timeline shows SIS had been releasing decision around this time. Yet the fact that it's only one entry and too a waitlist erodes the credibility it purports to manifest. How come a university come to announce waitlist while keeping the admitted guessing (assuming quite of few admits would have honestly advertised their decisions on results page).
  11. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    True! It would be gone if it pops up again.
  12. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    So do I believe. But it did cause me a stroke.
  13. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Got it. Will probably wait for a while to unsubscribe. There are not many emails. Only one so far.
  14. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Has anyone applied to X department at Y University and received email from the Office of Graduate Studies newsletter (e.g. announcing the appointment of new President)? I am wondering how my email ID ended up with the Office of Graduate Studies? Does it signify that X department has made a decision and forwarded its decision to the Office of Graduate Studies (responsible for final recommendations) which would have listed the email IDs of admitted students in its newsletter? Since I recall I am in the database of X department since last year when I was admitted to their MA program but declined over personal reasons. I have been receiving emails from X department ever since but it's the first time I am receiving email from the Office of Graduate Studies. Particularly, it's concluding sentence-- "This is an exciting time for all of us at Y University and we hope you consider becoming a part of our academic community"--makes me freak out over and over again.
  15. Welcome to the 2016-17 cycle!

    Very interesting interests. The program is a great fit in this area as well. I see several people working in comparative politics subfield with interests overlapping in political parties in developing countries. Best wishes.