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PhiloStorian last won the day on April 11

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About PhiloStorian

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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Philosophy, MA/PhD

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  1. PhiloStorian

    Declining Offers 2018

    I just declined Tufts's exceptionally late offer.
  2. PhiloStorian

    Final Decisions / Accepting Offers Fall 2018!

    As I noted in another thread, I have accepted Indiana University's offer.
  3. PhiloStorian

    Declining Offers 2018

    I've accepted the offer from Indiana University! Consequently I've turned down the offer from Brandeis and removed myself from waiting lists at UW-Madison, Michigan State, CU-Boulder, UC Davis, and the University of Virginia. I hope that helps someone here. It's been great to have an outlet for all the frustration this process caused, and to have more people who understand what I'm going through to share these moments with. I wish you all the very best, and perhaps I'll (unknowingly) meet some of you again in the future. Cheers!
  4. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    I know at Indiana there will be movement on Sunday, since I need to let them know my answer by 9 am EST Sunday. Maryland's deadline was 10 am EST Sunday.
  5. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    Thanks! I was not told in the original notification, but after the visit I was told I was told I was fourth on the waitlist.
  6. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    I've been admitted off the waitlist at Indiana! I'm very happy about this offer and will likely accept, but I'm still waiting to hear back about a fellowship at Brandeis and a couple of waitlists that might change my mind.
  7. PhiloStorian

    Declining Offers 2018

    I declined an offer with a TAship from Maryland (PhD), as well as a fellowship offer from UW-Milwaukee (MA).
  8. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    I've been sending solicitations with roughly this format and almost always gotten replies.
  9. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    I wish I knew the answer to that question (incoming jumbled thoughts). Assuming none of my remaining waitlists come through, I'm leaning towards one of the MAs but not decisively. This process is brutal, and while my odds after finishing one of those MAs would be good they aren't pristine. To be in at any PhD program is an accomplishment. I also resent the pedigree-bias that I have against Maryland, which makes me uncomfortable with declining their offer. On the other hand, I should probably scrap for every advantage that isn't unethical, knowing how difficult this business is, and it certainly wouldn't be unethical to choose, say, Brandeis over Maryland. As for the the last question, I think I would be very likely to accept Madison or Bloomington should they come knocking, but I don't think I would immediately say yes to any of them. I would want to at least sleep on it, assuming it isn't April 15 and I don't have time to do that.
  10. PhiloStorian

    PHILOSOPHY M.A. ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION 2018

    I just declined an offer of funding from VA Tech. Hopefully someone who wants it gets in off the waitlist.
  11. PhiloStorian

    Declining Offers 2018

    I turned down an offer from Virginia Tech and took myself off the waitlist at UConn.
  12. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    Perhaps they are also using a pool, but they understand that we're trying to make decisions and that it's very unlikely any one of us will be chosen so we're better off thinking of Arizona as a rejection.
  13. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    I think this is the right answer. I received a similar email which, rereading your earlier posts, actually seems to be exactly the same wording, except that I am #4 on the waitlist "as things now stand."
  14. PhiloStorian

    Declining Offers 2018

    Removed myself from the waitlist for the HPS program at Indiana University-Bloomington.
  15. PhiloStorian

    2018 Acceptance/Rejection Thread

    I almost forgot why I came here. Accepted to Brandeis with a $20k scholarship, TAship, and fellowship nomination.
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