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  1. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    Couldn't make it but accepted my offer. Would be happy to hear any thoughts!
  2. TsarandProphet

    Do top grad schools care about your course load?

    If it helps, my experience: BA in Israel (3 years normally, 96 credits - each lecture course is 2 credits, each seminar is 4). Even though I was drafted to the army during the first semester of my first year, I was able to complete 36 credits (out of 40 attempted). During my second year, which was only 3 years later, I completed 48 credits (which is an awful lot), leaving me with 12 hours for this final year. Got into Yale/UIUC.
  3. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    Congratulations! Where will you be published?
  4. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    I have just accepted my offer at Yale. I hope it will free a spot for someone at Illinois and bump someone up Princeton and Michigan's waiting lists.
  5. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    I was waitlisted at UMich and presumably rejected from Harvard, Chicago, and Princeton. I plan to accept the offer from Yale soon, so I hope it gives someone a seat at the University of Illinois.
  6. TsarandProphet

    Lessons Learned: Application Season Debriefings

    Find one or two, but not more, professors to mentor you through the process. Professors nice enough to read drafts and comment thoroughly and constructively, but not those who will let your flaws slip through in order to avoid hurting you. Not more than that, because then you can get 4-5 contradicting opinions that will make your essays a hodgepodge of crap.
  7. TsarandProphet

    New Haven,CT

    I was admitted to Yale! I was wondering if anyone can recommend managed apartments (Is 360 State really worth the price? Is Corsair really dorm-like?).
  8. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    I hope to, but I don't have a visa! I've sent an urgent mail to the embassy here to see if I can still make it.
  9. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    Yale admittees - were you also approached by current graduate students after receiving the email? It's so nice of them!
  10. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    I have also just received my acceptance to Yale! What are your subfields? I am doing Eastern European History.
  11. TsarandProphet

    Urbana-Champaign, IL

    Does anyone have any experience with managed complexes that are not really for students? I am thinking Baytowne Apartments in Champaign or Eastland Apartments? Alternatively, how are the apartments managed by the university?
  12. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    I had an interview with UPenn today, where they said we still have 2-3 weeks of waiting ahead of us.
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  14. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    Just got an acceptance letter to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign! So excited!
  15. TsarandProphet

    Applications 2019

    My Yale interview was something like 25 minutes and involved no questions about my project, my proposed field of study or anything like that. Only casual talk.

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