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Axil

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    English Literature (MA)

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  1. Multiple application cycles are all too common in grad school applications. It is NOT your fault that you "failed" in the first cycle; this is a brutal, imperfect, unfair system reeking with institutional/cultural/epistemic bias. Please ask your professors for round two of recommendations without any shame or fear.
  2. I would say this is unusual and that you should email the DGS to clarify. Maybe there is a mix-up of files. If a faculty member emailed informing you of the waitlist, then you can be assured that you're waitlisted, and the portal should not say "denied." I would email the DGS.
  3. I am a perpetual lurker. But I have seen your posts this past year and I am SOO happy for you! Congratulations, I hope you become a beast of a scholar and take over the world.
  4. I just started a funded MA, and from what I can make of my cohort, everyone appeared to have a strong writing sample, even if they weren't set on a literary focus. A lack of focus or general ambivalence toward a PhD are good reasons to consider an MA. I did get into Georgetown but without funding. My school does not have a glamorous reputation, but it has placed graduates in very strong PhD programs; of course many graduates choose not to consider a PhD. That along with an abundance of resources, high-quality professors, and a pay check that helps me pay rent and buy food all make this experience feel worthwhile. Our cohort is a group of 12 (all funded) and we were selected from an applicant pool of over 120. So it's competitive but not quite as horrible as a PhD program.
  5. Axil

    2018 Applicants

    Since you've asked them before, they should already have copies ready to go. They would only need to change the dates. I don't think there is anything to feel awkward about at all. Lots of people go through multiple cycles from what I can see and a lot of people are figuring themselves out through these application cycles. Also, if you're enrolling in a one year MA (in the UK?) then it would be too soon to ask for recommendations. Classes begin in October and so many American apps are due in early December. The other option would be to apply for 2019 and work only with grad recommenders.
  6. I am starting an MA and even so, I have to teach my own class starting this fall I didn't think such a thing was possible. I was an elementary school teacher so I know what it feels like to lead a classroom, but the thought of 23 college freshmen staring back at me (in a foreign country!!!) makes me quite nervous. I guess we will be fine?!
  7. @TerryHakase You should immediately contact Jessica Marr and discuss what your options are. I don't know about scholarships but there are several other avenues to gain a tuition waiver at Georgetown, including but not limited to working at the Centre for Social Justice. I believe that many new positions are being announced as we speak.
  8. Hey congratulations! For the benefit of those who are still waiting, you should tell us your field... Maybe I will see you in Corvallis this September!!
  9. Hey! I highly doubt that it was the case: wouldn't be fair to other applicants. I am sure that one gets off the list only when someone in ones field declines the offer. I guess I just got lucky to have heard early. Another applicant I know contacted them and was told that they would be informed of any movement as it occurs, and I think that it is very likely that a few (or several) spots will open up in April. Even I haven't firmly committed to them yet and will be deciding to accept or decline the offer only by April 6th or so, as I am considering one other school. However, it cannot hurt to reach out as it has been over a month since the waitlists were extended; it would be just fine to let them know of your continued interest. Note that they are on Spring Break this week, so I would reach out by next Monday. (you might want to email immediately; there is a chance that you will get a reply even during break time, maybe?) All the best to you
  10. All the best! Hope you get a call
  11. Looks like there are no Oregon State people here! But I just got off the waitlist, yayy me!!!
  12. So several of us were waitlisted by Oregon State, partly because the University extended offers precisely corresponding to available GTAships. I am hoping that there will be some movement in the days to come. I emailed with the MA director last week and was told that the department is also pursuing other funding options for waitlisted candidates and that they would know more by mid-march. Since movement on the list depends on ones field, I though it would be great to keep track of this movement on the forum. My field would be 20th century American Lit. If you have been accepted or waitlisted, it would be great to hear from you. If you have been accepted as a 20th century Americanist and have better offers, decline your spot already!!
  13. Yes, they cover tuition but it appears that the stipend is meagre. I have corresponded with Jessica Marr and all funding offers have been made last week. The rest of us are on a waitlist, but they are not releasing an official waitlist. I suspect that some people without funding will likely be offered funding in April, but it would be wise to begin exploring other options now, including financing Georgetown through other means.
  14. Congratulations to you! May I ask which funding offer was awarded to you? And do you intend to accept?
  15. So I emailed the department because I really had to know. They said that funding offers will be made starting today (which was Friday) and all through next week. I am not sure why it will take a week for all the notifications to go out. If anyone does hear, do post it here
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