Hello, (prospective) classicists,
I spent the last few months preparing and submitting PhD applications to lots of US institutions - most of them highly selective - and now I'm awaiting admissions results. Having lurked here for a while, I figured I'd post.
Like most/all other this-cycle applicants who have posted in this thread, I'm bearish on my odds. My undergraduate GPA is very low, probably below the "floor" at schools who use minimum GPA cut-offs. Other aspects of my application all seem adequate, but I doubt they'll impress enough to outweigh the GPA. Nevertheless, I've been working toward a career in classics for a while now, and it seemed right to give it the old college try. I have no regrets, even if it's all a big swing-and-a-miss.
Good luck to all the other applicants, and may we all keep our heads in the coming weeks.