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    CanadianEnglish reacted to The Hoosier Oxonian in 2020 Decisions   
    I have a lot of hard emails to write over the next few days, but I will be officially committing to Yale on Monday. It really hurts my heart to walk away from all the lovely people I met at both Northwestern and Michigan (not to mention Michigan's Rackham Merit Fellowship!), but I think deep down I've known Yale was where I most wanted to be since even before I applied. In spite of all the turmoil in the world right now, this really is a dream come true.
    Best wishes to all who are making tough final decisions in the next few days!
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to meghan_sparkle in 2020 Decisions   
    Heading to Yale!!!!!!!!!
    Was genuinely so tough to decide between Yale, Princeton and Columbia, as they were all legitimately tied as #1 in my mind and each had unique strengths for me personally, but something about New Haven just already felt like home. Whether that was just because they had their visit days and Princeton/Columbia didn't, it's a little hard to say, but at one point I just had to say to myself that counterfactuals aren't helpful in this scenario, it is what it is, and I have to go with my gut. If I'm honest I'm going to feel pretty sad about turning down Princeton/Columbia for a long time, but still feels like the right decision, if that makes any sense... 
    Good luck to everyone in the next few days! Hang in there.
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to gooniesneversaydie in 2020 Decisions   
    I've officially accepted my offer to Tufts!
    What a wild ride. I was quite petrified when I decided to decline the deferral Oregon offered me for 2020, but deep down I knew I wouldn't attempt that move for a second time after the first was such a nightmare. I think Tufts is a better fit, and I'm looking forward to having a more personal experience with my POI's and the department in general. The substantially higher stipend and lighter teaching load don't hurt either! Thank you to everyone who has endured my complaining, poor attempts at humor, and obsession with my cats over the last few months. Not being alone this time made the experience much more tolerable. For those of you who have a place to go in the fall, I wish you the best of luck! For those who will be trying again next year, don't give up if this is truly the path you want! It doesn't always work out the first time (even with offers!), but each setback provides new lessons to learn and overcome.
    You know what this means? Celebratory cheesecake!
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to Rani13 in 2020 Decisions   
    Annnnd I just accepted my offer from the University of Pennsylvania. This was an agonizing decision but I'm convinced that I've made the right choice. So pleased to be joining a program featuring so many brilliant and generous scholars in and beyond my field. Equally thrilled to be doing a PhD in a city that I know and love. My path to the PhD has been rough, and for a long time I did not expect to get here at all, so this feels especially sweet. 
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to poeticdweller in 2020 Decisions   
    not sure if this affects anyone, but I have just accepted duke english's offer of admission 🙂
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to coffeelyf in 2020 Decisions   
    After several great, slightly patchy virtual conversations, I've accepted my offer from NYU. This is literally everything I dream of in a program (complete with a small cohort size), so it's unbelievable to me that it happened. This means I will give up my other offers and my waitlist spots. Best of luck to everyone making a decision!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from MichelleObama in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to merry night wanderer in 2020 Decisions   
    Signing all of my Johns Hopkins paperwork today; after the visit cancellation, they did an exceptional job of setting up meetings with faculty and students, so I feel very informed, despite never having set foot in Baltimore. I have some feels about how my cycle went, but they've really convinced me I ended up in the exact right department for me. I'm grateful! 
    Good luck to everyone still agonizing. I know it's got to be doubly stressful with everything else that's going on.
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to Rrandle101 in 2020 Applicants   
    Committed just now to Cornell's Medieval Studies PhD program, good luck to everyone else!
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to timespentreading in 2020 Acceptances   
    FINALLY got an acceptance. Feels really good :) Thankfully, I was able to attend the visit day before all the cancellations.
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from madandmoonly in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from ccab4670 in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to politics 'n prose in 2020 Decisions   
    According to the Council of Graduate Schools, which is the organization responsible for the April 15th resolution:
    CGS’s position is that the April 15 deadline should continue to remain in effect for 2020. Because signatory institutions and programs may be affected differently by COVID-19, and may adjust their admissions and funding decision timelines accordingly, we believe that it is not feasible for the community to agree to a different deadline this year.
    I feel like the exact reasons being cited for why they're not adjusting the deadline are actually compelling reasons to adjust the deadline, but whatever. It does seem that individual schools have discretion when it comes to pushing back their own deadlines, but if there's no formal agreement among all signatories to the April 15th resolution, then that's not particularly helpful, I don't think. (More info is available here, but it's none too promising. 😕 )
    Edit to add: Helpful conversation re: the April 15th deadline is also happening over in the 2020 Applicants thread, beginning here.
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to Cryss in 2020 Decisions   
    Yes!!! Congrats!
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to Narrative Nancy in 2020 Decisions   
    Congratulations! So awesome you made a decision!  
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from spikeseagulls in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from kolyagogolova in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from tinymica in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from Narrative Nancy in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from Wimsey in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from caffeinated applicant in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from merry night wanderer in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from Cryss in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish got a reaction from The Hoosier Oxonian in 2020 Decisions   
    Although my visit to Brandeis was cancelled, after talking to the faculty and students I have decided to accept the offer from Brandeis! I'm excited for this new journey to begin!
    Thank you everyone for your supportive words of wisdom throughout this application season. Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors and I hope to meet some fellow Grad Cafe members in the future!
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    CanadianEnglish reacted to tinymica in 2020 Applicants   
    I’m......in at BU. What? What? I...HUH?
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