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    Classics PhD Programs

    This x100. Admissions committees may interpret your early graduation as more rash than precocious. More language experience will only help you.
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Michigan hosted their prospectives a couple weekends ago. I believe there’s an unofficial waitlist in case any accepted students don’t matriculate, but it might be a while (if ever) before there’s any movement on that front.
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    Do Classics PhD programs care where one goes to undergrad?

    I don't think the PhD app situation is quite as tit-for-tat as heliogabalus makes it sound. Of course committees are impressed by a transcript from a prestigious university, but the quality of work you've done at your school -- even if it's very small! -- is absolutely the most important consideration. Your potential is judged most by your grades, recommendations, writing sample, and ability to fit well with the department in question. I've met plenty of grad students in prestigious Classics programs who had previously attended tiny colleges of which I had never heard. There is hope.
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    UM has their prospectives locked down already. Johns Hopkins is notorious for not telling applicants they're rejected until the last minute (if at all!).
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    Same thing happened to me last year. If this is really what you want to do -- there must have been a reason you applied in the first place, right? -- do something relevant to the field for a year and then reapply. I taught Latin for a year and worked on my modern languages, which I think really helped me this time around. Consider applying to more programs and a wider variety of programs as well: I applied to eight last year and thirteen this year. Ultimately, think hard about whether academic near-poverty for several years is worth the lack of guaranteed work at the end.
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    Thanks, I appreciate it!
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    I'm waiting on UVA as well, though the survey indicates they've sent out some acceptances already...
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    I used to work outside year-round, so I've had this for the last couple years: https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/mens-mcmurdo-parka-ii-cql4 Definitely Michigan-ready! Congrats on your recent success as well.
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    @Spiro Spero: when it rains... I've heard back from all but two of the thirteen Classics PhD programs I applied to this season (I presume the holdouts -- Yale and UVA -- are rejections). I've been fortunate enough to receive a couple funded offers, and am pretty sure at this point that I will accept Michigan's -- their Classical Studies program is top-notch and I was very impressed when I visited two weeks back. So I've been doing well!
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    Cosigned: Dublin is fantastic and this program sounds like such a great opportunity.
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    I'm interviewing at Columbia (for Classics) this coming week. Not sure what their timeline is with Classics vs. Classical Studies. Toronto has already sent out acceptances and waitlist notifications -- I received the latter. As far as I know all has been quiet on the Berkeley front, but I'd imagine they'll notify people in the next week or two. Keep your chin up!
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    Awesome, congrats!!
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    Latin Teaching with Bachelor's V.S. Masters?

    I realize I'm a couple months late to this topic, but since no one else has replied: in my public school district it's about a $7,000/year difference for the first 5 years or so, with slight incremental increases. These increments grow steadily: after 12 years or so the difference amounts to roughly $10,000/year. This is, at least in my opinion, a pretty substantial pay scale difference, considering how little money secondary school teachers earn (at least those beginning their careers).
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    I encourage anyone considering an M.A. in Latin and Greek to apply to the University of Maryland, College Park. Their program is top-notch and one of the few fully-funded M.A. programs in Classics in the US. The location is great as well. OvidInExile, they have faculty there who share your interests if you're interested in an M.A...
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    Fall 2017 Applicants

    I'm reapplying to Ph.D programs after last year's apps didn't work out. I completed my MA in Classics this year and currently teach secondary school Latin. Interested in Latin literature and ancient gender and sexuality, very broadly speaking. I, like very many of you, intend to further crowd the Classics job market. I know it's not very feasible financially, but I want to do what I love, consarnit.

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