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  • Location
    Champaign, IL
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    English PhD

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  1. kef5

    2019 Acceptances

    Hi @FiguresIII, my email did have funding information included.
  2. kef5

    2019 Acceptances

    Thanks @sugilite! It was a form email from the DGS, not a POI. Best of luck if you're still waiting to hear from them. I'm a medievalist, if that helps.
  3. kef5

    2019 Acceptances

    Just accepted to Berkeley!!! I had completely written off Berkeley as an implied rejection, and was bracing myself for a shut out, so try to stay hopeful friends.
  4. kef5

    2019 Acceptances

    Congratulations, @FiguresIII! Was it from a POI or does it seem like everyone who was accepted would have received the email?
  5. kef5

    Shellacked again...

    Ugh, waiting to hear from Berkeley, so of course a California telemarketer calls...
  6. kef5

    2019 Applicants

    Just saw the Stanford acceptance on the results board (congrats). Does anyone know if they notify in waves since they call? My application portal still just says submitted.
  7. kef5

    2019 Applicants

    Do you guys think we're likely to hear from Berkeley this week? Perhaps the next?
  8. kef5

    2019 Acceptances

    I'm out of upvotes, but congrats to the Nebraska, UT, and Duke acceptances!
  9. kef5

    2019 Applicants

    Hi @Mumasatus, I'm currently finishing up a Master's of Library Science at the UIUC iSchool and would be happy to answer any questions you or your daughter might have about the program. Also, I scored a 4 on the AW section and have a truly awful Quant score and haven't found either to be an issue so far.
  10. kef5

    Roll Call 2019

    I'm a Medievalist with a focus on book history/material studies!
  11. Hi all, I'm a bit (2 pages) over the writing sample limit for an application, but one of my professors suggested that I change the font size to TNR 11 instead of going with the usual 12-point font. I'm inclined to trust this professor's opinion (they recently graduated from where I'm applying to), but I don't want to raise any eyebrows with a smaller font size. Any thoughts?
  12. Hi, Unless it is specified that the page count includes citations, most of the schools I'm applying to only consider the actual essay when factoring the page count. So since your argument ends on page 23, you should be solid. Even if the page count does include citations, I doubt that sending in a ~27 page paper would be the end of the world, but perhaps someone else can give you a more concrete answer! Good luck!
  13. Brilliant, thanks @loffire, @WildeThing @Warelin!
  14. Hi all, I hope everyone's applications are going well! I'm trying to tighten up my statement of purpose for Stanford and their website and the application state that the page limit is two pages. Does anyone know if the limit is for double or single spaced pages? Thanks!
  15. Hi @natalielouise, I'm sure others will have better insight into your question than I do, but I just wanted to put in a reassuring word. From everything I've read and heard, GRE scores (especially for the quant section) are the least important aspect of your application. My own quant score is appallingly low, but I believe my verbal and subject test will make it less of a concern. If I were you, I would definitely send the test with the highest verbal score and then try to let it go. If your undergrad and grad GPA don't raise any red flags and your SOP/writing sample/letters of rec/fit are solid, I don't think any of your GRE scores should tank your application. Best of luck!

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