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  1. In undergrad, I was very involved in Greek life, and I was the president of the presiding body which essentially put on recruitment. I had to take the subject test on the morning of the final night of sorority recruitment, which I had to put on. I stayed up until 3 the night before to do numbers matching and then woke up at 5 to get ready for the test. It was crazy stressful but hey, you get through it (and you get alcohol at the end of it!). I personally wouldn't worry too much, I don't think the GRE subject is really going to make or break your apps. If you have a strong SoP and WS, you'll l
  2. I would like to point out that I think UK's English Dept does competitive funding. I'm from Lexington, KY, and I know someone who entered into the English program this year and he said not everyone was funded. Though Cotton Joe did specify that there were varying degrees of funding at each place, just wanted to emphasize that unlike somewhere like Alabama which funds all of its MAs, UK does not.
  3. For sure! Just message me your email address and I'll send it over ☺️
  4. You are definitely not alone! Sending you good vibes
  5. Thank you for the reassurance! It's helpful to hear others' experience (especially that it's going to get easier haha)
  6. If you send me an email address (feel free to message me), I can share
  7. I would be happy to send you my SoP! I'm not in a Ph.D program, but I am in a funded Master's (and I did get accepted to a Ph.D program with it)!
  8. Thank you for the support and validation ❤️ I needed to hear this right now
  9. Hi everyone, I just started my program, and I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed already, so I was wondering if anyone else just starting is feeling that way/felt that way when they started and can commiserate, esp in regards to teaching. My actual classes haven't begun yet, but I'm currently in my training for teaching. Every day it seems like they spring new requirements on us, and it's starting to really wear on me. And classes haven't even begun! But I'm worried about being able to manage my time while also having SOME time for myself. I wasn't even supposed to be teaching this year--when I
  10. University of Alabama offers full funding to all of their incoming MAs (and their department is super nice!). Syracuse University (where I'm attending) is also a fully funded program, though they have limited funding spots. But they usually do cycle through a lot of students, which is why they typically accept more students than they can fund.
  11. About to turn down a spot in LSU's PhD program--hope this helps someone out!
  12. Thank you! That's very helpful.I'll reach out to a prof that I have had contact with. Also, thank you all for your help again, but just to update: I got funding at Syracuse! Also in an unexpected plot twist, I got off the waitlist at LSU's PhD program! So will not be taking a year off
  13. I would definitely give their DGS or Grad Coordinator a call if they haven't responded to email. There's one program I've communicated with that is terrible at emails, but they're really great over the phone! That might give you a little more info, though you might need to try a couple times or leave a message because departments are so busy this time of year.
  14. Thank you so much for saying this. I really appreciate being validated because I know my family will think I'm totally crazy if I don't accept this offer (which I have been thinking myself to be honest). The more I've been thinking about it, the more appealing a year off sounds (though obviously there are cons). Your personal experience also is helpful in weighing my decision, because like you I would prefer to go straight back in to academics. Wow, that's a really great idea! I hadn't though of that, but I will definitely do so regardless of if I take a year off or accept UA's offer.
  15. I would DEFINITELY email them and see what's going on. Also you could check the results board to see if other people have received acceptances/rejections/etc. That's horrible though, I'm so sorry you're in that situation! Very nerve wracking.
  16. Got off the phone with my top choice about an hour ago, and they told me I am number one. They said they were calling another student they made an offer to (idk if they were calling to make the offer or calling to check on the offer). Fingers crossed that I get off the waitlist!
  17. Just got off the phone with Syracuse and they said I am first in line on the waitlist for funding! They are calling someone now either to make an offer/check on the offer before they can make me an offer. I really, really, really love this program, so if you're the person who the offer is being made to and you're unsure about this program, please decline!!
  18. I am having a dilemma on what to do. I can't decide if I'm just panicked and overwhelmed because the decision deadline is so soon, but I would really appreciate anyone's insights. So I'm an undergraduate, and I've been accepted with full funding to University of Alabama for an MA. I've been accepted but waitlisted for funding at Syracuse for an MA. I've been accepted to Rochester's MA and given their highest funding offer (50% tuition). I've also been waitlisted at LSU's PhD program. I recently visited both UA and Syracuse. I really liked UA's program when I visited. The professors
  19. Damn, y'all are being kind of hard on the OP. As an undergrad who comes from a generally uneducated family/background, I found the entire application process immensely confusing and difficult to understand its nuances. I have sympathy for you AbsurdLife, it's a difficult and emotional process. I personally am in a similar situation: I have a funded offer from a lower choice program, but I am waitlisted for funding at my top choice. My advice based on nothing more than my own sense of courtesy would be to call the DGS, explain your situation, and see what they're willing to do. I know most DGS
  20. What do we think the odds are of universities giving an extension on the acceptance deadline? My first choice program has accepted me, but I'm waitlisted for funding, and I want to wait them out to see. But I have another funded offer that I will definitely attend if I don't get funding here. Thoughts?
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