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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    English PhD

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  1. sugilite

    Where's Penn tho??

    Ah, ok--I completely misunderstood. I thought you just got a rejection letter today/recently that was dated from last year (like they didn't change the date in the template). Fingers crossed you're getting better news this cycle
  2. sugilite

    Where's Penn tho??

    Could you specify what school you heard from? Penn or Brown?
  3. sugilite


    I'm lucky enough to have received acceptances, but I was looking at a shutout a week and a half ago. I had a couple plans in place: IRT for application help and fee waivers (mentioned by @WildeThing) https://www.andover.edu/about/outreach/irt Revise writing sample--I submitted my senior thesis, and (sloppily and hastily) edited it to meet the page count. Submit to a conference (as a couple mentors have mentioned this would be a good conference paper.) Have mentors read Statements of Purpose and ask for feedback--I procrastinated on these and only wrote them after my letter writers had submitted their rec letters so I felt too behind to show it to them for feedback at that point.* Read material from POIs to customize SoP more. There was a good post discussing how people identified "fit" recently that you might want to check out! (Note: If you don't otherwise have access to academic resources, you might look into your nearest public university's library.) I considered studying for the GRE (quant section) and the subject test. There was a recent post about how the GRE quant section didn't matter at all, so I think I would recommend against that after all. Not sure to what extent the subject test matters, but I would also wait a bit to see if any schools will change whether or not it is required. *Edit: I would also try to supply my LOR writers with my application materials well ahead of time. I met with each of them to talk about what schools to apply to, but I think it would have been helpful for me to supply them with at least my CV and SoP.
  4. sugilite

    2019 Applicants

    I've answered all these wrong number phone calls lately because I don't know if a POI might be calling from their personal cell! Alas, no phone calls for me.
  5. sugilite

    2019 Applicants

    Can someone die from refreshing their email too much? Asking for a friend, of course.
  6. sugilite

    2019 Acceptances

    Thanks for the info about subfields! I’m not a medievalist, so I will hang on to my shred of hope.
  7. sugilite

    2019 Acceptances

    You only need 1, and that 1 can be Berkeley!!!! Congrats!!! (Although fingers crossed for you if you have other pending apps, of course) May I ask if it was a POI email or a form email?
  8. Ok, thanks for letting me know! Fingers crossed for both of us!
  9. @adornianjazz did you get a notification from UPenn??
  10. sugilite

    2019 Applicants

    My understanding is April 15th is the deadline.
  11. sugilite

    2019 Applicants

    After applications were due, I did handwritten thank you cards with $20 gift cards to on-campus coffee shops. It was super fun picking out thank you cards with images that suited each professor's personality/style! (As a note, if you're still in school or money's tight in general, I don't think gift cards or gifts are at all necessary.)
  12. sugilite

    Shellacked again...

    CUNY just set a marketing email from the "Office of Admissions." C'mon, CUNY, you know this is the week where people are jumpy!!!!
  13. sugilite

    2019 Applicants

    Obviously @emprof's advice doesn't need to be seconded, but I wanted to weigh in as a student. One of the first questions two of my letters writers asked me when they saw me in-person was about the funding offered, and it wasn't awkward at all!
  14. sugilite

    2019 Applicants

    Is anyone else having trouble submitting results? It says there must be an error, but won't tell me what the error could possibly be!! Can't see a darn thing wrong with it. (The result is a UCSB English waitlist, fyi.)
  15. sugilite

    2019 Acceptances

    Also one of the Michigan acceptances! I see that we'll be sharing hotel rooms for the visit, so might be rooming with one of you GCers there

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