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  1. Fall 2018 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    I don't think it matters either way, but I usually try to address people how they sign the email. All current PhD candidates I've talked to refer to those professors by first names too, so you're not being overly informal. That said, if you're worried about it, it absolutely can't hurt to be cautious and say Professor X or Dr. X.
  2. Deciding between programs

    It's counter-intuitive, but the number one mistake I've made when talking to professors from programs I've been accepted to is getting too detail-oriented. I want to know the specifics of each program of course, but my best experiences have been just having a conversation without as many pointed questions. These conversations often end up answering my questions anyway, and in going in a roundabout way give me more insight into the professors' philosophies and the overall vibe of the department. The advice I'm trying to give myself is that I've already been accepted multiple places and to just relax and have a normal conversation.
  3. Fall 2018 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    I can claim one, received an email this morning. Have not been posting on the results board though because honestly I feel it just contributes to the anxiety and stress of this forum. Happy to answer any questions if that's helpful though.
  4. Fall 2018 Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections Thread

    I didn't apply to UT-Austin, so I don't know about that, but as one of the UNC admits, please don't think too much of it. I was freaking out the first couple days results got posted and thought I definitely didn't get in. UNC is informing accepted applicants by phone calls from professors they listed on their applications, so it all depends on the professor's schedule and when they have a free block of time to call you.