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  1. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Thank you! I will message you after I take my next GRE ( probably late August). You will be busy starting your program at UMass! <3 Maybe I will see you there next year though! ( Fingers crossed!)
  2. Fall 2018 Applicants

    I think your GRE scores are great! I aspire to earn those scores. I think as long as your LOR's and Personal Statement are good you have a good chance.
  3. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Have you contacted any POIs? Do you have any advice on that..?
  4. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Umass & UConn definitely, if my GRE scores are high enough I'll look more into other schools. I would like to focus on the Sociology of Education.
  5. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Awesome choices! Best of luck to you!
  6. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Hi Jacobin, Sorry for the late reply! I applied to UMass, UConn, UAlbany, and Harvard ( just because). I believe I was not accepted due to my GRE scores. I once worked in Grad Admissions (Masters, not doctorates) and the GRE (plus other exams) were looked as just a formality. I should have put much more effort into attaining a higher score. I recently retook the GRE, but will need to take it again. I am going to do a prep course and pray I get high enough scores to even be considered. I will probably have one better LOR than before and I am also adding a second writing sample ( current work in progress). Do you have any other tips or advice?
  7. Fall 2018 Applicants

    I figured I'd go ahead and start this thread. I know it's a bit early, but who's ready? This will be my second cycle. I was rejected from four schools this past cycle, but according to one of my favorite songs, "You've got to lose to know how to win" (Aerosmith /\A/\). I know what I need to do this time around. I'm ready. Were you rejected this year? Or will this be your first time? What schools are you considering? Good luck everyone. A year from right now (2/24/17) we will have good news to share with each other.
  8. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    I agree. It seems this letter has gone out to quite a few people. There have been a few reports of people being wait listed, but no acceptances yet to my understanding. I am not very hopeful though and my guess is rejection. I hope I am wrong!
  9. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    I received an e-mail this morning to check the portal and mine still says applied as well.
  10. Fall 2017 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    I also applied to UConn with low GRE's. How low are your GRE's? Was your undergrad in soc? GPA? Do you have a masters?
  11. Unhealthy Obsession

    Since I found this forum two weeks ago, I check it multiple times per day by searching the schools and program in which I applied. I continuously log into my accounts to check if there is an update. Today on the forum, 3 people were accepted to one of the schools I applied at. I haven't heard anything. This is torture, anxiety, and an unhealthy obsession. Another obsession is school. Is anyone else obsessed? It's like an addiction. I feel as if life is more structured, interesting, and there is something to look forward to while being part of a program. I already completed a Masters 2 years ago. I felt depressed when it ended and finally applied for a doctorate in a different area. I feel the need to be in school. Help.