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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from Marcus_Aurelius in Fall 2021 Applicants   
    I noticed we haven't started the Fall 2021 Applicants thread yet, so I wanted to get it rolling! I've been working on my statements of purpose and just finished emailing my professors for letters of recommendation. I had to take Columbia off my list because Classics isn't taking students for Fall 2021. I hope everyone is having good luck with their applications so far! I'm waiting for some of the other apps to open. I'm mainly focused on interdisciplinary programs and Art/Archaeology.
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to suntaliquidmanes in Fall 2021 Applicants   
    Best of luck, @ClassicsCandidate and all else applying!
    I’ve been in a program for a few years now, and am happy to share my (naturally limited) perspective on the application process (which I had to go through twice) with any and all applicants — though since I’m a philologist literature programs are my forte. Consider this an open invitation for DMs, if y’all wish.
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to suntaliquidmanes in Latin Praxis Test Question   
    I took a Latin Pedagogy class in my MA program. On the date we discussed exams for accreditation, we were told the only thing we needed to do to prep for the Praxis is “get a good night’s sleep and eat breakfast,” because it’s supposedly a cakewalk.
    They like to ask multiple choice questions with tricky wrong answer options (like “illi” as the masc. gen. sg. of “ille,” for example), so watch out for those sorts of distractions.
    I’d like to stress that I haven’t personally taken the exam, but by all accounts it’s not bad at all.
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to hadrianic in Potential Advisors   
    A good start would be to look up professors whose work you've read/liked! Start with recent books/articles that you like for topic, methodology, etc and see where they're based and if they can take graduate students. There are lots of great Greek historians out there. Another way would be to go through faculty lists at schools with good departments and see if there's anyone who comes close to what you do. If there isn't, or there isn't much representation of historians (in a classics dept), it's probably not a good match. I'd also recommend looking into combined programs, like Yale Ancient History, Michigan IPGRH, UC Berkeley AHMA. Ancient History has a different feel depending on what type of program you end up in.
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to Sanasa in Archaeological Database   
    Hi all, 
     
    I hope this finds you well. I am currently writing my PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology. 
    I used a very useful database that helped me organising my data. I thought that might be of interest for some of you. I think it could be also used to record finds on excavations. 
    I am not sure if I can post the link to it in here? Otherwise I am happy to provide a review.  
    Stay safe and take care
     
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to Spiro Spero in Fall 2020 applicants   
    Hi all — I haven’t followed this forum in a couple of years and I know decisions have already been made, but just popping in as a recent Tulane MA graduate (‘19) to say that the program was amazing for my needs (Additional prep for PhD programs in classical arch.) Every single member of the faculty is wonderful and it’s a supportive environment. I really couldn’t have had a better experience and I feel like the program is a hidden gem that often gets overlooked among funded US MA programs. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about the program or New Orleans. Congrats to all on your decisions. 
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to trajanicolumn in Fall 2020 applicants   
    I think you sound like a very qualified applicant! After you decide where to apply, I would start reaching out to professors whose research areas overlap with your interests at schools you're interested in. Boston University has an excellent PhD program, but there are many great programs throughout the US. Best of luck!
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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from Ydrl in Best (Preferably Online) Programs for Archives/Special Collections/Rare Books?   
    Hello, all! I just wanted to know which program(s) you thought had the best archives and special collections (and/or rare books, if it's a concentration and not just one course) tracks/concentrations? I've looked up rankings and whatnot, but I want to hear from people who have actually had experience in the schools because some information from students have been conflicting from claims from certain programs, so I want to hear which ones you think are best from people you've talked to or your own personal experience. Preferably for online programs, but I want to hear about them all. Thanks in advance! 
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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from MettaSutta in Going for an MLIS adjacent to current MA degrees?   
    Thanks, @ravenclawace! That's good to know. The person I work with did her MLIS at San Jose, so I'll ask her about their offerings, too. I'll have to look for more programs that have a better archives selection. I really appreciate the feedback!
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to trajanicolumn in Fall 2020 applicants   
    I'm also worried about this. I think speaking with current graduate students and, if possible, other accepted students might be the best way to get the information you need to decide. I'm also planning on asking for photos of the offices and department space -- I want to see where I'll be working for the next few years! 
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to trajanicolumn in Fall 2020 applicants   
    Okay word! I'm going for the MA so the timeline is probably different. They just emailed me about an interview last night!
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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from GotSave in Newark, DE   
    Hi, I graduated from UD in 2015, so it might be a little different, but here's some of what's good about the Newark area:
    UD has free buses that go around the campus so you can get to the North/Center/East/West/South area of the main campus pretty easily There's a lot of food/stuff to do on Main St if you know where to go (it was a little different when I visited it a year ago, but it's got quite a bit there!) I would suggest getting a bike (if possible) if you don't want to rely on the buses because they can be a little wonky with their times/not come soon enough before your class, I used to bike there all the time  If you take summer classes, bring a hoodie, they blast the AC - this is specific to the UD campus and just something everyone should know lol Public transport exists but it's not the best (buses) UD also has a lot of resources for international students iirc, and they have The INNternationale House: http://www.theinnternationale.org/ It also depends on what kinds of things you're interested in doing. I lived off campus, about a 30 minute walk away. Biking was easier, but I was near apartments where the UD buses picked up so I could go there if I needed to. I walked to bars, my Tang Soo Do dojo, and the grocery store alright (the grocery stores can be a little far, though). There was a small Chinese market and a co-op at the end of Main Street when I lived there and I did a lot of grocery shopping in both of those places, with more stores beyond that, but depending on where you live, it's a bit of a walk. If you walk to get groceries, I highly recommend getting a rolling cart for groceries so you don't hurt yourself hauling it back (which is what I kept doing to myself).
    Also, other options for housing can be found here: https://udel.uloop.com/. I found a pretty good place that was a three bedroom for $1,000/month in 2013/2014, so it might be a little more expensive now, but we were splitting it between 3-4 people, which made it really affordable. Let me know if you have any other specific questions!
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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from LadyWolfshadow in Newark, DE   
    Hi, I graduated from UD in 2015, so it might be a little different, but here's some of what's good about the Newark area:
    UD has free buses that go around the campus so you can get to the North/Center/East/West/South area of the main campus pretty easily There's a lot of food/stuff to do on Main St if you know where to go (it was a little different when I visited it a year ago, but it's got quite a bit there!) I would suggest getting a bike (if possible) if you don't want to rely on the buses because they can be a little wonky with their times/not come soon enough before your class, I used to bike there all the time  If you take summer classes, bring a hoodie, they blast the AC - this is specific to the UD campus and just something everyone should know lol Public transport exists but it's not the best (buses) UD also has a lot of resources for international students iirc, and they have The INNternationale House: http://www.theinnternationale.org/ It also depends on what kinds of things you're interested in doing. I lived off campus, about a 30 minute walk away. Biking was easier, but I was near apartments where the UD buses picked up so I could go there if I needed to. I walked to bars, my Tang Soo Do dojo, and the grocery store alright (the grocery stores can be a little far, though). There was a small Chinese market and a co-op at the end of Main Street when I lived there and I did a lot of grocery shopping in both of those places, with more stores beyond that, but depending on where you live, it's a bit of a walk. If you walk to get groceries, I highly recommend getting a rolling cart for groceries so you don't hurt yourself hauling it back (which is what I kept doing to myself).
    Also, other options for housing can be found here: https://udel.uloop.com/. I found a pretty good place that was a three bedroom for $1,000/month in 2013/2014, so it might be a little more expensive now, but we were splitting it between 3-4 people, which made it really affordable. Let me know if you have any other specific questions!
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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from Tea_Drinker in Anyone have experience with the M.Ed. in Higher Education from Penn State?   
    Thank you for the update and congratulations on getting into your dream school! That's got to be the best feeling 😄
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to Tea_Drinker in Anyone have experience with the M.Ed. in Higher Education from Penn State?   
    I was accepted for this Fall so I was asking around and doing research. I later got into my dream school so not going to PSU this Fall. Still, it sounds like a good program!
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to microbio2020 in The sub-3.0 GPAs ACCEPTANCE thread   
    Finally get to post to the sub-3.0 acceptance thread!
    My undergrad GPA stood at 2.4 from UC Berkeley.
    I was just accepted to nearly every school I applied to (I'm still on the waitlist for MIT, but they only took 5 of 25 interviewed students). These were biology/microbiology programs at Berkeley, UCSF, Caltech, UC San Diego, and Wisconsin at Madison. I was outright rejected from Stanford, but was interviewed everywhere else.
    I had nearly 6 years of academic research experience after undergrad to try and make up for my GPA, where I worked in a number of labs all over the world, from NASA Ames in California to a remote field camp in Antarctica. It was letters of rec and my current PI that really helped me get through the door. GPA doesn't matter, so long as you have good people going to bat for you. If your GPA is as low as mine was, you definitely need to prove yourself in some way. 
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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from MettaSutta in Best (Preferably Online) Programs for Archives/Special Collections/Rare Books?   
    Hello, all! I just wanted to know which program(s) you thought had the best archives and special collections (and/or rare books, if it's a concentration and not just one course) tracks/concentrations? I've looked up rankings and whatnot, but I want to hear from people who have actually had experience in the schools because some information from students have been conflicting from claims from certain programs, so I want to hear which ones you think are best from people you've talked to or your own personal experience. Preferably for online programs, but I want to hear about them all. Thanks in advance! 
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    ClassicsCandidate got a reaction from MettaSutta in Going for an MLIS adjacent to current MA degrees?   
    Hello, all! 
         I have been considering pursuing an MLIS degree for some time now, and I wanted to come and possibly pick the brains of those who have already applied/begun their programs (or finished, if they're still floating around here!) As you probably gathered from my handle, I'm in the Classics-side of graduate school at the moment but because I have been considering going into Classics libraries (yes, I know there are not a lot of these jobs! It's the same issue I have with my current fields, anyway), for which I would need an MLIS from an ALA-accredited program. I work full-time in a museum at the moment and assist the Curator of Manuscripts/Librarian in the Research Library from time to time, which is why my interest has grown to archives, rare books, and special collections. I know there are some people who have multiple degrees before they get their MLIS, but I wanted to check and see where everyone else stood before they applied/that it wouldn't count against me for already having two advanced degrees when I apply (don't want them thinking I'm a "degree-collector," I suppose?). I already have my Museum Studies MA from the University of Oklahoma (which I would have done an MLIS with a Museum Studies or Cultural Heritage concentration instead of had I known they existed before I applied) and I'm going to graduate with my MA in Classical Studies from Villanova University this May. I pretty much have my heart set on UIUC for the MLIS, but if anyone has any other programs that have Archives/Special Collections/Rare Books pathways that they would recommend, I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts! Thank you in advance.
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to muj in Bryn Mawr, PA   
    Hi! I'm a Bryn Mawr undergrad. I think the town is pretty quiet. There are 2+ coffeehouses, 5+ good restaurants, and a supermarket within walking distance. It also has a SEPTA train station to Philly (about half an hour) so it really convenient transportation-wise.
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to heseemstome in Fall 2020 applicants   
    I had an interview with Princeton on 2/12. They didn't say anything about timing but I'm assuming it will be a few weeks.
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to EarlyNietzsche in Fall 2020 applicants   
    Not sure if anyone else applied to Texas Tech, but they said they will have decisions by the end of this week or by the beginning of next
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to EarlyNietzsche in Fall 2020 applicants   
    I received an email from Rutgers stating essentially "we noticed you applied to the MA. We have a late deadline and aren't closing apps until March first. I'll keep you updated!" lol
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to hadrianic in Fall 2020 applicants   
    Hi, I’m at bryn mawr currently for undergrad, and I know the archaeology department is going through some stuff. They didn’t bring in any new students last year and I’m not sure if that’s the plan again
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    ClassicsCandidate reacted to Pisteuein in Fall 2020 applicants   
    Hi everyone! I am a Classics major and I am applying to Classics MA programs for Fall 2020.
    Until this point:
    ad: Florida State
    wl: UWisconsin
    rej: UToronto (not accepting international applicants this year)
    Still waiting for: UIUC (interviewed last week), Notre Dame, Indiana U, WashU in St. Louis
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