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eigenname last won the day on February 28 2018

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  1. Last cycle, when I got shut out, I got the feeling that my writing sample was widely unpopular (despite doing really well as a dissertation thesis) - I defended an old, unpopular view in philosophy of science that one philosopher has called 'widely proven false since the 60's'. So I took another one of my essays about a more recent discussion about logical choice in philosophy of logic and extended it instead for this cycle. Otherwise, I didn't really change anything (e.g. grades, letters, personal statements) in my application. For what it's worth, I think it's worthwhile writing somethi
  2. No change on portal - from experience last year it takes a few days to be processed.
  3. Rejection from UNC as well - exact same email used by Marc Lange as last year. At this point I am too tired to care anyway. Final result is 4a/1w/10r, so that's a lot better than last year; now to make the final decision.
  4. Just declined UC Irvine LPS. The final showdown will be between UCSD and CUNY. edit: Chapel Hill wanted out I guess.
  5. Just got into CUNY GC from a wait-list I didn't know I was on until 2 days ago. I was all ready to accept UCSD...
  6. I tried a few weeks ago, and I think someone tried a few days ago, and the response was the same one (I posted it in the acceptance/rejection thread a few weeks back). I doubt L.A. Paul will change her tune until they finally decide who to reject/wait-list and that'll likely depend on people holding UNC offers rejecting them.
  7. Wait-listed at CUNY (finally officially) but 'few spots have opened'.
  8. Same, for me it's CUNY and UNC Chapel Hill. At least UNC explained their hidden wait-list policy, but CUNY just ignored my solicitations (twice, 1 month apart), which I find incredibly rude.
  9. Just declined my offer from Western Ontario, and will most likely take myself off OSU's waitlist soon. Still deciding between Irvine LPS and UCSD, but will almost certainly accept UCSD due to better fit and more attention from my POIs.
  10. Waiting for UNC as well, in addition to CUNY (I happen to be around CUNY during their prospective students visit, which is bound to make things awkward :p)
  11. I don't think they'll do any of that until enough offer holders who don't intend to go start rejecting their offers (like Big Modality has helpfully done!), and that won't happen until much later I imagine. Still holding out hope though.
  12. For what it's worth, I came from the top school in the UK for my undergrad, applied to 15 schools, but only got into 3 (and that's probably it). However, they all rank really highly for the fields I'm interested in (general philosophy of science, physics), so I'm not too worried, especially since I know I was competing with lots of people with a science/physics/math background (none of which I formally had as an undergrad). Also, if it helps, one of my supervisors at my undergrad university came from the other top school in the UK but only got into one PhD program, and he's in one of the most
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