JuniusBattius

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    2017 Fall
  1. Chapel Hill, NC

    Would you happen to have any suggestions for an individual moving to the area and hoping to keep rent beneath $600/month? I am fairly certain that I will need to bite the bullet and get roommates to stay within my budget, but even the smallest of studio spaces would be acceptable, too.
  2. Fall 2017

    Oh my gosh, yes. I was feeling so hopeless, especially after a personal tragedy the day before! I am so stoked to enter this academic climate.
  3. Fall 2017

    I was accepted to UNC with full funding! So excited. Now, to configure everything for a move!
  4. UNC Chapel Hill 2017

    Also heading to Chapel Hill in the Fall. Need to configure some living arrangements soon -- going to search the forum for advice.
  5. Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    My anxiety is definitely at a height: I still have heard nothing out of UNC, with absolutely no application movement, and saw that they released another batch of decisions on Monday and Tuesday. This is excruciating.
  6. Waitlist Thread

    Update: I had added a comment on this post on Leiter (as "(Another) PhD Applicant"), noting that after emailing to inquire, I had received a response from the director of my program and that she had stated that the lengthy silence was due to budget issues. I suggested that despite that this communication was still rather hazy, it was better than silence and it's likely less time-consuming to email en mass than it is to respond to individual applicants soliciting their satus. It was (strangely) deleted... ... anyway, it seems that a lot of people have received their rejections from UNC Chapel Hill today, but I am still in the dark and my application status has remained the same. Is it time for me to send a follow-up email?
  7. Venting Thread

    Has anyone gotten any updates from UNC this week? The head of the program I'd applied to had said that they hoped to have things straightened out "within the next week or so" last week, but I have still seen no application movement. This noncommittal behavior is making me lose faith in the institution as a whole, not just my application. I am wondering when it would be acceptable for me to reach out to her again.
  8. Waitlist Thread

    Cannot agree more. It seems ethically irresponsible of the institution to avoid contact, but I suppose we are at their mercy. I sometimes wish that I could get a solid "no" instead of occasionally feeling a glimmer of hope.
  9. Waitlist Thread

    Is this regarding all programs at UNC? I have come across different information corresponding to each program... Also, I have posted this email response (which I received on 3/21) in other threads but was wondering how everyone else interprets it: "Apologies for our long silence. The reason you haven’t heard from us yet, is that we are trying to sort out our funding issues. We do not accept students into our PhD program without being able to fund them and because we are a state school it often takes us longer than we would like to hear about our budget for the upcoming year. This is the case this year. We hope to have a sense of what we will be able to do in the next week or so. I know you have other offers you are considering and decisions you must make, and I apologize that we are complicating this process. I will let you know as soon as possible." As there was no address of my specific application, I worry about investing too much hope in this response.
  10. PhD Applicants Fall 2017

    Not sure how much help it will be, but this is a response email that I received from the head of the program I applied to after inquiring with her about my application status (which has seen absolutely no movement since submission in December - not even a status update of "reviewed"): "Dear Andrea, Apologies for our long silence. The reason you haven’t heard from us yet, is that we are trying to sort out our funding issues. We do not accept students into our PhD program without being able to fund them and because we are a state school it often takes us longer than we would like to hear about our budget for the upcoming year. This is the case this year. We hope to have a sense of what we will be able to do in the next week or so. I know you have other offers you are considering and decisions you must make, and I apologize that we are complicating this process. I will let you know as soon as possible."
  11. Venting Thread

    I feel this so much re: UNC. I caved and emailed the head of the graduate program I had applied to and received this response: "Apologies for our long silence. The reason you haven’t heard from us yet, is that we are trying to sort out our funding issues. We do not accept students into our PhD program without being able to fund them and because we are a state school it often takes us longer than we would like to hear about our budget for the upcoming year. This is the case this year. We hope to have a sense of what we will be able to do in the next week or so. I know you have other offers you are considering and decisions you must make, and I apologize that we are complicating this process. I will let you know as soon as possible." I will read it over once and feel a little hope, and then re-read it and feel absolutely heartbroken.
  12. What's your craziest backup plan?

    I was considering moving to Brooklyn to live with my crusty punk friends and try to scrape my way into a museum job or (hopefully paid) internship. I don't really have a lot going for me as far as a familial support system so I'd be taking a massive chance in using what little savings I have to get to a region with notoriously high costs of living and would likely have to break things off with my partner. I currently live in the Midwestern US, where career opportunities are nearly zero, and in the Southern part of Illinois (of all places) - very far from Chicago. Far from anything but corn.
  13. Venting Thread

    Although at this point I am certain that I have been rejected, I would really love to have some closure from UNC (my application still reads only as "Submitted" and I have not received any response to my efforts to contact the program). :/ I know that the school had notified accepted students that funding would not be released until later this month, but ah! It seems so unnecessarily drawn out...
  14. Venting Thread

    Ahh. This information about UNC is very... disconcerting. I have received no updates on my application whatsoever -- it still reads as "submitted" -- and have only heard of three others in the program (on here) receiving an update on the status of their applications, two of which were rejections... I had sent an inquiry to the professor I'd been in contact with a couple of weeks ago but never received a response. My heart had been set on this program. Does anyone know why they have been so slow to confirm and reject?
  15. Fall 2017

    Long-time lurker here… I’ve completed my MA and am hoping to pursue a PhD. My focus is Medieval – particularly, wood/stone/ivory carvings and some small metals/jewelry. I applied to several programs but my heart is set on UNC Chapel Hill. A couple of applicants have posted their results from this institution, both acceptance and rejection, but my application status has not changed beyond “submitted.” I’d been in (seemingly very positive!) contact with Dr. Verkerk as well as a graduate student presently enrolled – I sent a follow-up email a couple of weeks ago but received no response, which I assume is a bad sign. Any advice or insight from those of you reading? Another poster had stated that their welcome weekend was on 3/3. Does UNC notify applicants if they have been waitlisted? Is there a different process for applicants already holding MAs?