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  1. Michigan Ford 2018

    Same here. Congrats everyone!
  2. Michigan Ford 2018

    I'm also waiting for Ford. Good luck to everyone!
  3. UC Berkeley Goldman -- Fall 2018

    Wow it's almost like a mind meld happening on GC! I also really love Harris. I went to admitted students day and was really impressed across the board. At this point, private sector employment is my goal for at least a few years after graduation and agree that Harris seems to be strong in that regard. I also live in NY and want to come back here after grad school. Harris seems to be pretty good at NYC placement for a non-NYC program compared to other schools I've gotten into, Sanford especially. I want to get a rigorous quantitate experience at grad school, and Harris definitely looks like they can provide that. My only complaint is that the class size might be a little big. Re: Wagner - I also don't love the percentage of full-time v. other students as well as the lack of a campus. I'm realizing I want an immersive academic experience, and I don't think Wagner can provide that. They also didn't give me any funding and, at least for me, Wagner seems to be too expensive when considering the cost of living in the city. For GSPP - I'm worried it won't do as much for me since I know I want to come back to the East Coast after graduating. That being said, I love the size as well. I also like that the core courses are more diverse than Harris (less straight quant with classes like "Law and Public Policy"). I think I'm going to try to make it out there for admitted students day to get a better sense of it is right for me. I'm still waiting on a few more schools though, so we'll see how I feel at the end of next week!
  4. UC Berkeley Goldman -- Fall 2018

    Where do you think you'll go instead? We got accepted to several of the same programs (Harris, NYU, GSPP) and I'm also waiting to hear back from WWS. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the decision making process, if you feel comfortable sharing.
  5. UC Berkeley Goldman -- Fall 2018

    Same here! Congrats @nori1015!
  6. UC Berkeley Goldman -- Fall 2018

    Does anyone know when we're supposed to hear back? I'm hoping today/tomorrow because that qualifies as "early March" as noted in their most recent blog post...
  7. HKS 2018

    MPP candidate here. I also got assigned a counselor. Different initials than @brown queer. Not sure we should take this as a sign though.
  8. Sanford MPP Fall 2018

    I'm also in with funding! Is anyone planning on going to the Open House?
  9. Sanford MPP Fall 2018

    Nothing has changed for me either. Not feeling great about this now.
  10. Sanford MPP Fall 2018

    I haven't gotten anything yet...
  11. HKS 2018

    I just got a reminder email because I neglected to create my account when I got the first email. The email I got today had this at the bottom: Disclaimer: Receipt of this email should not be construed as providing any information on your likelihood of admission.
  12. NYU Wagner 2018

    I’m in as well! Congrats to everyone!!
  13. Harris 2018

    @Policy.Planner.NYC - do you know when in March they are going to send that form? From the email, I had thought it would be before March (and before admitted students weekend).
  14. Preparing for a MPP

    @SerenityNow! + @ExponentialDecay - thanks so much for your thoughtful responses! Yes, I have been accepted to Harris in the EA round. It is one of my top choices, so there is a high likelihood I will be going there. Obviously it is very quant heavy, which is why I was getting a bit nervous. I was also planning on going to their math camp, if I decide to enroll at UC. I'll definitely look into getting the syllabi once I accept an offer and into the online programs you mentioned. Thanks again, it is greatly appreciated!
  15. Preparing for a MPP

    I'm planning to enroll as a full-time MPP student in the fall of 2018 and am wondering how best to prepare. I am almost 3 years out of college, where I was not a quant major. I also do not heavily use quant skills in my current job. I'm a little concerned about being fully up to speed in the fall. I've seen topics about online courses people have taken to bolster their application, but does anyone have suggestions for online courses that one can take to prepare for matriculation? What topics would you suggest (I'm thinking stats, calc, and microecon) and where have people had good experiences with online courses? Is there any benefit (that would justify the additional cost) to taking it for a grade? If you think online courses are not a good way to prepare, what have other people had success with? Thanks in advance for your help!