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  1. I applied to 13 schools. I spent about $2,000 when it was all said and done on sending GRE's, transcripts, and application fees. I was accepted at only 1 of 13 schools though so I guess it paid off to apply to so many.
  2. Pullman, WA

    Just signed a lease after a 3 day search for a place. If you have a pet (I have a dog) than good luck. It is pretty hard to find an affordable place in Pullman. From what I could tell most available leases go up in Jan/Feb making it hard for new students to find something year one. I went super early (April instead of July/August) meaning I found something, but it will be a little more than I'd like to be spending (I can get a roommate though- ended with a 2 bed/2 bath). At any rate Pullman is otherwise very cute and charming. Moscow, just down the road, had the better furniture store and does deliver to Pullman for free (or use Amazon or Overstock because the place in Pullman was overpriced and limited). It was a little conservative. I had a rep from one of the rental agencies talk to me about immigration for 15 minutes w/o being prompted and the only reason my mom or I could tell was because I am hispanic (my mom is white and was offended, after my MA research I am used to it). Otherwise I am looking forward to moving. I found a little summer job easily so I'll be spending the summer there. I wont be on here often anymore, but I'll probably check a few more times if you want to message me a question. Best of luck to all!
  3. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    I'm in at WSU! Totally freaking out/just cried when I saw the e-mail. I can already feel the stress leaving my body. I can't believe it! Thank you all so much for all the support through this. It was wonderful to find this community of people to talk to/bounce ideas off of while playing the waiting game. Best of luck to everyone- in or still waiting or getting ready to apply again next year- it'll all work out the way it is suposed to.
  4. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    Did you call/e-mail? If you haven't i would reach out at this point- it is super late to have not heard anything.
  5. Anyone else feeling hopeless?

    I relate to the posts on here so very much...I applied to 13 programs and have recieved 12 nos and 1 waitlist. I've been told I am "top of the waitlist", but it still feels so precarious. When I applied to MA's I was accepted to 2 programs and waitlisted at another, rejected from 2. So it felt like it was so easy the first time. I know, MA programs are easier in many cases to be accepted to...but the results I've had this application season still came as a little bit of a shock. I'm playing the waiting game now, but I am already applying to all the jobs (I just finished my MA) and making a list of programs for a potential next cycle if this program doesn't work out. This program has been my number one choice (tied w/ Stanford) from the beginning because of my topic area so if I get in I'll be over the moon...but if I don't get in I don't know how I'll feel. I am over being in limbo.
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    Angry tomato
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    One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear. Towering over them, a grizzly beast danced, devouring all bears with such ferocity that even God enjoyed it. Afterwards, God congratulated the penguins and applauded them. "You did it!" Suddenly, the grizzly beast started dancing vigorously. There was an acromantula nearby. It challenged the preconception that magical mushrooms were magical. Sparkling, the magical mushrooms were spreading throughout town. Nobody with pyromania thought grilled cheese would spontaneously erupt into nine identical squirrels! Nevertheless, the penguins elucidated the benefits of sparkling water from Iceland. Suddenly, Iceland exclaimed, "Enough!!! No more penguins. Kill all of the arcades on Monday because King Arthur suffered from sphenisciphobia." Tragically, everyone forgot lasers cure bug madness, meaning none of them stripped the violet beast of his powerful jaw bones. So while some arms spouted Kool-aid, others chopped nuts. This phenomenon halted commerce. Together twenty-five yellow dragons danced sporadically inebriating all anger gods, while academics drank champagne profusely. Who were they? Snotty undergrads eating free Tetrahydrocannabinol Chlorate. Homicidal kittens emerged from congressional hearings purring rhythmic improvised melodies, infuriating the associate professors who stripped them intermittently of all credentials. The incredulous kittens meowed like dragons farts. Except Bruno, who mewed like tinkling bells. Understandably, one chicken farted. Then, surreptitiously, two giraffes killed the conspicuous dragon. Audaciously, someone belched "RAWR!" Startled, four punks flew down from the Appalachian, a bit wide-eyed, and jumped into a brobdingnagian beam of protons, flipping fingers zestfully. Meanwhile, the paladins prophylactically committed themselves to diabolical plots. Therefore, lemonade became the de jure punishment for audacious acts. Worms squirmed and dug tunnels into Harvard where walruses prepared rejection letters and danced joyfully. They pressed flowers into
  8. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    Congrats!!! We just need these waitlists to start moving
  9. Corvallis, OR

    My advice: VISIT BEFORE YOU SIGN A LEASE. Because housing only has like a 3% vacency rate in Corvallis renters get away with so much bs. I just finished my MA here and loved the town- I would love to live here someday when I am completely done with school. As a grad student, renter, however it was kind of a nightmare. I would suggest Albany (much cheaper but you need to drive/possibly get a parking pass because they just put in a bunch of "2 hour" parking streets and are putting more in next year. If not Albany South town (local free transit or bike to campus). Also over by the more residential areas by Winco (I lived in this area for my time- cheaper because it is further from campus but beautiful hiking). At any rate good luck! Also check out the Corvallis Gazette Times if you want to know more about the town- it is the silly local paper and I think tells a lot about the character of the city. When you get there Squirrels is the grad student bar (cash only) but great burgers and tots! (not literally, but the only bar I never ran into students when I was a GTA)
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    One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear. Towering over them, a grizzly beast danced, devouring all bears with such ferocity that even God enjoyed it. Afterwards, God congratulated the penguins and applauded them. "You did it!" Suddenly, the grizzly beast started dancing vigorously. There was an acromantula nearby. It challenged the preconception that magical mushrooms were magical. Sparkling, the magical mushrooms were spreading throughout town. Nobody with pyromania thought grilled cheese would spontaneously erupt into nine identical squirrels! Nevertheless, the penguins elucidated the benefits of sparkling water from Iceland. Suddenly, Iceland exclaimed, "Enough!!! No more penguins. Kill all of the arcades on Monday because King Arthur suffered from sphenisciphobia." Tragically, everyone forgot lasers cure bug madness, meaning none of them stripped the violet beast of his powerful jaw bones. So while some arms spouted Kool-aid, others chopped nuts. This phenomenon halted commerce. Together twenty-five yellow dragons danced sporadically inebriating all anger gods, while academics drank champagne profusely. Who were they? Snotty undergrads eating free Tetrahydrocannabinol Chlorate. Homicidal kittens emerged from congressional hearings purring rhythmic improvised melodies, infuriating the associate professors who stripped them intermittently of all credentials. The incredulous kittens meowed like dragons farts. Except Bruno, who mewed like tinkling bells. Understandably, one chicken farted. Then, surreptitiously, two giraffes killed the conspicuous dragon. Audaciously, someone belched "RAWR!" Startled, four punks flew down from the Appalachian, a bit wide-eyed, and jumped into a brobdingnagian beam of protons, flipping fingers zestfully. Meanwhile, the paladins prophylactically committed themselves to diabolical plots. Therefore, lemonade became the de jure punishment for audacious acts. Worms squirmed and dug tunnels into Harvard where walruses prepared rejection letters and
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    apple juice
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    One year a long time ago, there were penguins who didn't wear hats when swimming. This made their mothers livid. "Unacceptable!" Frightened, they screamed, "Bears!" Nobody seemed convinced so instead of going swimming they tried juggling. Their mothers tried everything they thought would teach her a skill. However, she couldn't even make oatmeal without disastrous results. So, the penguins gathered money (obviously) trying to purchase a bear. Towering over them, a grizzly beast danced, devouring all bears with such ferocity that even God enjoyed it. Afterwards, God congratulated the penguins and applauded them. "You did it!" Suddenly, the grizzly beast started dancing vigorously. There was an acromantula nearby. It challenged the preconception that magical mushrooms were magical. Sparkling, the magical mushrooms were spreading throughout town. Nobody with pyromania thought grilled cheese would spontaneously erupt into nine identical squirrels! Nevertheless, the penguins elucidated the benefits of sparkling water from Iceland. Suddenly, Iceland exclaimed, "Enough!!! No more penguins. Kill all of the arcades on Monday because King Arthur suffered from sphenisciphobia." Tragically, everyone forgot lasers cure bug madness, meaning none of them stripped the violet beast of his powerful jaw bones. So while some arms spouted Kool-aid, others chopped nuts. This phenomenon halted commerce. Together twenty-five yellow dragons danced sporadically inebriating all anger gods, while academics drank champagne profusely. Who were they? Snotty undergrads eating free Tetrahydrocannabinol Chlorate. Homicidal kittens emerged from congressional hearings purring rhythmic improvised melodies, infuriating the associate professors who stripped them intermittently of all credentials. The incredulous kittens meowed like dragons farts. Except Bruno, who mewed like tinkling bells. Understandably, one chicken farted. Then, surreptitiously, two giraffes killed the conspicuous dragon. Audaciously, someone belched "RAWR!" Startled, four punks flew down from the Appalachian, a bit wide-eyed, and jumped into a brobdingnagian beam of protons, flipping fingers zestfully. Meanwhile, the paladins prophylactically committed themselves to diabolical plots. Therefore, lemonade became the de jure punishment for audacious acts. Worms squirmed and dug tunnels into Harvard where
  14. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    Washington State University -I got the e-mail w/ info on my place on the waitlist over the weekend and posted a couple pages back. This week when I e-mailed the other school I was also at waitlisted said that it was unlikely given my place on waitlist and Johns Hopkins replied with the rejection today (a very nice one though) and those were it.
  15. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    Well all...after today I am down to the one waitlist. Scary, but they said I am "at the top" so I guess there's still hope and it only takes one. Otherwise I'll be back next year