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    fordlandia reacted to I_Am_In_Paine in Applications 2019   
    Not sure if anyone is still reading this but I've been accepted to William and Mary's PhD off their waitlist! I couldn't be happier!
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    fordlandia got a reaction from muse2019 in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    I asked the Financial Aid office at HDS a similar question about how financial aid is determined. What they told me was that:
    "HDS has two aid programs: merit and need-based. Merit aid recipients are selected by the admissions committee on the strength of their application.  HDS offers merit to about 20% of the admitted class and those awards include a full tuition scholarship and a stipend ranging from $8,000 to $10,000 to help with living expenses. For students who are not offered merit, we have a need-based program which most of our students qualify for. Need-based scholarships for the 18-19 academic year range from a half-tuition scholarship to a full-tuition scholarship."
    Not sure if this fully answers your question, but I hope it helps! 
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    fordlandia got a reaction from tqrgx341 in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    I asked the Financial Aid office at HDS a similar question about how financial aid is determined. What they told me was that:
    "HDS has two aid programs: merit and need-based. Merit aid recipients are selected by the admissions committee on the strength of their application.  HDS offers merit to about 20% of the admitted class and those awards include a full tuition scholarship and a stipend ranging from $8,000 to $10,000 to help with living expenses. For students who are not offered merit, we have a need-based program which most of our students qualify for. Need-based scholarships for the 18-19 academic year range from a half-tuition scholarship to a full-tuition scholarship."
    Not sure if this fully answers your question, but I hope it helps! 
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    fordlandia reacted to tqrgx341 in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Out of curiosity over reading the HDS financial aid offers — how do they determine need-based aid %? Is it if you qualify for need-based, and then how much you get is merit? Or is the amount determined completely need-based?
    Also, are y’all counting the loans as part of the aid, or just the pure money/institutional grants?
    not sure if it’s just me or a self-selecting bias — but I had initially heard HDS was among the most generous of MA programs, so wasn’t expecting the other programs I was applying to offer me more than them. Perhaps just a more competitive or down year, endowment-wise? 
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    fordlandia reacted to muse2019 in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    I wish they'd send out financial aid/scholarship information at the same time as the admission letter. I don't know whether I can let myself celebrate yet! Has anyone already heard from the YDS financial aid office?
    The letter says, "Shortly following this letter, you will receive an email with the financial scholarship you have been awarded," which seems to imply I got at least a little money, but that could also be a generic line that's just worded weirdly? Guess I'll have to just be patient  
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    fordlandia reacted to xypathos in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Back in 2014 when I applied I think decisions were posted mid-day but emails about decisions getting posted didn't go out until 5 PM EST. I found my decision by hitting the Refresh button every 30 seconds like the mentally stable, well-grounded applicant that I was.
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    fordlandia reacted to xypathos in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    tomorrow
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    fordlandia got a reaction from ParagonAlex in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Absolutely thrilled - got into the MTS program this morning with full tuition + 8k/year stipend! Never thought I'd make it this far, but it appears GRE scores are not everything!
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    fordlandia reacted to Plotinus in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Wow, congratulations! Could you share your stats please? 
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    fordlandia got a reaction from Plotinus in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Sorry @Plotinus , I meant the personal essay about a problem in ministry, scholarship or the world that you hope to help solve.
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    fordlandia got a reaction from theseriouslady in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Absolutely thrilled - got into the MTS program this morning with full tuition + 8k/year stipend! Never thought I'd make it this far, but it appears GRE scores are not everything!
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    fordlandia reacted to muse2019 in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    That's incredible!!!!!!! Huge congratulations!!! (And I'm also very relieved about GRE scores not being everything LOL!) 
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    fordlandia reacted to tqrgx341 in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Got into HDS MTS! They're only offering me 75% financial aid, however, while UChicago MDiv is offering a 100% tuition and a full stipend. This is hard...
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    fordlandia reacted to muse2019 in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Nearly got a heart attack seeing the notification. I got in!!! 😭
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    fordlandia reacted to Plotinus in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    Greetings and good luck to everybody here! Also, could people who have applied to HDS MTS post their stats? E.g. GRE; undergrad school, major, and GPA; any special achievements; languages spoken, etc. Many thanks in advance! 
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    fordlandia got a reaction from rejectedndejected in 2019 MDiv MTS MA Applications   
    If I could speak to this @rejectedndejected , I know a couple of people attending HDS and the admissions committee often admits people without any contact with prospective advisors or campus visits. No interviews are given either, so it really seems that it is solely about the strength of the application.
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    fordlandia reacted to telkanuru in Applications 2019   
    OK so there has been some nonsense and someone merged 3 threads into one. I've tried to pull them apart to the best of my ability, but I'm sure I've left some posts behind in this thread. If you see one, please report it using the report function and tag me in the comments. I'll move it to where it belongs.
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    fordlandia got a reaction from historygeek in Applications 2019   
    Thank you @Karou and congratulations on accepting Duke! 😁
    I see you are new to the site - this is the history forum, so you will probably find an answer on the Psychology forum:
    https://forum.thegradcafe.com/forum/8-psychology/
     
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    fordlandia got a reaction from confusatory in Applications 2019   
    After a stressful application season, yesterday I found out I was accepted at UT Austin! As a Latin Americanist, I am ecstatic and just wanted to thank you all for your advice/encouragement throughout the process. 
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    fordlandia got a reaction from Justine83 in Applications 2019   
    After a stressful application season, yesterday I found out I was accepted at UT Austin! As a Latin Americanist, I am ecstatic and just wanted to thank you all for your advice/encouragement throughout the process. 
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    fordlandia reacted to TMP in GPA Inquiry   
    please use the search function "low GPA" to find answers such as this thread:
    This forum has been in existence for more than a decade now so nearly every question has been asked and answered...
    In short: No, your GPA is fine. Focus on your personal statement.
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    fordlandia reacted to ssmall1 in Applications 2019   
    Wrong thread I’m afraid. You might wanna check clinical psych forums for this info. 
     
    ETA: Whoops, didn’t see that @fordlandia already answered above! 
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    fordlandia got a reaction from ssmall1 in Applications 2019   
    Thank you @Karou and congratulations on accepting Duke! 😁
    I see you are new to the site - this is the history forum, so you will probably find an answer on the Psychology forum:
    https://forum.thegradcafe.com/forum/8-psychology/
     
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    fordlandia reacted to elx in Applications 2019   
    Sounds like the visit weekend went well then, congrats!! Hope you love it!
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    fordlandia reacted to Karou in Applications 2019   
    Amazing news @fordlandia, congratulations!
    On my end, I've officially committed to Duke, feels good to know where I'll be going! Now I get to do fun stuff like Visa paperwork. Yay.
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