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    Columbus, OH
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    2018 Fall
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  1. Favorite Rejection Quotes from the Results Page

    Can't beat a good shrug
  2. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Yes exactly just like that. He perches on my desk and suggests I get out of my armchair for best results for whatever reason...
  3. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Is anybody else at the phase where they're just starting to get twitchy with the lack of responses so far? I feel like I'm going crazy! Even after the one rejection I got I just felt numb because I felt like it had taken so long! If anyone needs me I'll just be over here and complaining to the Boas only I can see...
  4. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    When I visited in October that was the same timeline they gave us too. It's getting harder to pretend like no news is still okay. Hopefully the fact that nothing's been posted on the results feed means they haven't released any decisions at all yet.
  5. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    My eye will suddenly not stop twitching. Fireworks going off inside my head...Good luck to everyone who applied!
  6. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Ahh okay that's good to know. I haven't filled out my FAFSA yet so hopefully that's why I haven't heard from them? Either way good luck to you as well! This is my first year applying so I have no idea when no news become bad news and all of that! Watching all the sociocultural acceptances pile up has been driving my anxiety through the roof!
  7. 2018 Interviews and Results Thread

    Hello! Congratulations to everyone who has been accepted or had interviews so far! I'm a pretty solidly arch/bioarch person, but I'm a little bit concerned that I've so far had radio silence from the schools I've applied to, especially those due in December. Has anyone heard anything about UT Knoxville or University of South Carolina? Those were my reach schools for sure, and because they're such big programs I figured they'd be all over the results threads if anyone heard anything but I wasn't sure! Just got an email about more assistantship opportunities at UTK and wondered if anyone had heard anything else!
  8. Prepping for the 2018 cycle!

    Hi! I am a senior undergrad at Ohio State, and I am applying to graduate programs in Anthropology, specifically bioarchaeology and historical archaeology for the first time this cycle. My research interests generally surround the effects of changes in social and environmental structure in historic populations. Ideally, I would like to examine this topic in both the bioarchaeological and archaeological records. My dream time periods/places of study would be African Diaspora and the effects of changing definitions of race in Reconstruction era society, or the way that catastrophic events can alter social and environmental structures in historic Europe such as during the Black Death, times of war or famine, and the Industrial Revolution. Because my interests straddle both archaeology and bioarchaeology, I am mostly interested in M.A./M.S. programs or sequential M.A./Ph.D. programs that encourage some degree of exploration and the development of a broad base knowledge of multiple sub-disciplines before the deep specialization required for a dissertation. Currently, I am planning to apply to UT Knoxville, University of South Carolina, UMass Boston, University of West Florida, and maybe several others. I have had conversations with POI at all of the schools I specifically mentioned and they all seemed at least cordially receptive to my interests. I am absolutely open to suggestions for other programs! My current academic background is pretty heavy on bioarchaeological coursework, two different field schools, work in both a bioarchaeology and archaeology lab on campus, and experience with a program that does outreach to educate both children and adults about the field of anthropology. My overall GPA is a 3.39 with two semesters left ( I had some serious health issues in my first two semesters that I plan to address in my personal statement). The last 4 semesters of my undergrad have a GPA of 3.71 with 3 semesters on the dean's list, and my major GPA is 3.88. I am hoping that by the time I graduate I will have at least a 3.4 GPA and an original GIS-based research project. My current GRE scores are V: 159 and Q: 155 AW: 4.5. I am taking it again tomorrow (please cross fingers for me!!) and hope to bring my Verbal up to above a 160. Basically I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about where I might stack up or how I can improve my candidacy. I've already become an undergrad member of AAA and AAPA. I know that since this is my first application cycle there is a good chance I won't get in, but I am hopeful that I'll be able to get some feedback from different schools about how I can prep for the next cycle and become a better applicant!