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Nicator

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About Nicator

  • Rank
    Decaf
  • Birthday 05/29/1993

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Man
  • Location
    Australia
  • Interests
    Ancient Greek & Hellenistic military/political history
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Ancient History

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  1. Nicator

    Cornell 2019!

    Thanks for all that @DangerDave, very helpful! I'm relocating to Ithaca from Australia, planning to be there August 1st - hope to meet some of you when I get there.
  2. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    Accepted Cornell's offer. This Aussie is on his way to the US - woo!
  3. Nicator

    2019 Visit Days/Decisions

    I'll ask - appreciate the advice
  4. Nicator

    2019 Visit Days/Decisions

    From what I was told in the initial email they could only offer a certain amount of funding for the travel - nowhere near enough to get me there and back from Australia. Primary supervisor offered to Skype instead, which we'll do soon. Appreciate the heads up/advice though!
  5. Nicator

    2019 Visit Days/Decisions

    Really wish I was able to attend Cornell's visit day. Unfortunately being Australian has its downsides. 😛
  6. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    Thanks so much (and to all the others as well)! The bulk of the faculty I'll be working with are members of both Classics and History, one of whom was the department chair of the latter up until 2017, but I expect the overwhelming majority of the non-language courses I take will be History based.
  7. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    I was away without access to a computer last week so couldn't post the news when I got it, but thrilled to say that I was accepted into Cornell! The PhD in History (Ancient History) result is mine. Still in shock, I never expected to get in!
  8. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    Thanks for the heads up - glad to know the wait is nearly over.
  9. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    If they roughly line up with previous years, people selected for interviews should hear next week. That might give us a better idea, although I have absolutely no idea if they interview as a matter of course or only for select candidates. Or maybe I'll just have to freeze myself for a few weeks. Fingers crossed!
  10. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    The wait is killing me!
  11. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    I applied to Harvard's PhD in Ancient History (part of the Classics department, not History) and received the same email. Definitely looks like a blanket email
  12. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    I used single spacing for all my applications, with my Cornell SOP coming to 969 words (a little longer than I'd originally planned), but it did fit neatly into 2 pages. I don't think it will matter - they're not going to torpedo an otherwise talented applicant over line spacing!
  13. Nicator

    How Important Is The GRE Quantitative Score?

    I don't study philosophy, but I had a frank conversation with a history professor from Cornell about GRE scores and he said that they flat out ignore the quantitative score. I can't imagine any philosophy program is going to care. If your verbal and AW are good - which they are - they'll just tick a box and move on to the real meat of the application. Your GRE score is definitely not worth further attention. Prose has the right of it.
  14. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    Fingers crossed mate! I did indeed, quite early on in the year actually. Luckily they were very friendly! Nothing to worry about. A friend of mine who just completed a PhD at Harvard actually advised not contacting POIs at all. In his experience, many students come on a little strong and scare off prospective supervisors. Other friends strongly advised the opposite. You can succeed with or without contacting them, and I think there's probably a 0.00001% chance that sort of thing is going to be the deciding factor.
  15. Nicator

    Applications 2019

    I've only applied for one PhD in History program (Cornell), but this thread was still incredibly helpful. Best of luck all!
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