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    2019 Fall
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    PhD in Political Science

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  1. Woooooooo, claiming an admit to OSU! I'm so pleased, I love the work of my POI, and of course it's a great department overall. I'm not completely sure how I got in, actually (fit?), but I'm running with it!
  2. @dreamschoolcometrue This (Friday) afternoon!
  3. Claiming another GW admit 👍👍 No interview for me either
  4. dvxyzijil

    When do visits for accepted students happen?

    Thank you @CarefreeWritingsontheWall great to know
  5. dvxyzijil

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    @misaki_rabbit 😂 You’re not the only one checking this forum compulsively. Originally I was trying to stay away from here and live life without the apps weighing on my mind, but now I’ve decided to just enjoy the nervous anticipation. This process is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, right? (Knock on wood. Please, universe, let this be my only cycle.) My two cents, this is a healthy outlet. If it weren’t for this site, I would be bugging my friends and family nonstop with pointless conjecture.
  6. This is really jumping the gun in some sense (no idea where and if I’ll be accepted), but could anyone share when visits for prospective students usually happen? I’ll be out of the country through February, so I’m trying to decide if I can get away with coming back in late Feb (like after the 25th) or if I should really be back by mid-Feb. I scrolled through threads from previous years, and while most programs seem to plan theirs for March, I saw a few posts that implied February dates. Any info would be really appreciated.
  7. dvxyzijil

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    One of my application forms had this no-title format as well. I think that some programs want and mostly expect academic recommenders, so the committee just mentally appends “Dr.” in front of every name. I was a little concerned because one of my recommenders is no longer in academia. I’d wondered if it might not be clear that she has a doctorate and works in an academic-esque research position. Luckily she had the same concern and assured me that she would make clear where she was coming from at the beginning of her letter. If you have the same concern, maybe ask your recommender to include a similar intro?
  8. dvxyzijil

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Wow, I never would have thought of that. Thanks, I’ll definitely give it a shot.
  9. dvxyzijil

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Is anyone else feeling regret over some applications? My early ones, the ones due in November and early Dec, were way rougher than my Dec 15th batch. Missing items on my CV, a rather badly cut writing sample, etc. Obviously it’s too late to do anything about anything now, but it makes me feel better to get it off my chest!
  10. dvxyzijil

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Oh, forgot: PhD programs, Comparative Politics
  11. dvxyzijil

    2018-2019 Application Thread

    Hi everyone! This site has been so useful to me all year. I think I may have read every single substantive thread 😮 Thanks a ton if you posted last cycle. I’m at a big state university where advising is hard to come by, and I had no idea what the statement of purpose / writing sample / etc were supposed to look like before landing on GradCafe. You guys are life-savers. I just submitted the last of my apps: 15 total lol. Good luck to you all! Glad to have a place to vent throughout the long, long months to come.

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