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  1. Hey everyone, checking in to keep everyone motivated on the best possible outcome! Fingers crossed ... let's keep our heads up. It isn't over until we receive that final decision.
  2. Hey @CharlieR I experienced this exact thing in my master's and, like you, it left me depressed and unsure. First, and foremost, because you are on a university campus, you should have access to mental health services. I highly recommend that you get in touch with them and see what they can do for you. Having a professional able to counsel you is important. I would suggest that you think of these three choices, 1) to stay and adjust, 2) to transfer, or 3) to quit. As you said, you started in the fall, and sometimes it can take time to adjust. If you cannot find ways to adjust, I
  3. If you received a shortlist from Toronto (asking for transcripts) it's likely an admit. I'm not 100% certain of this, just going by their application instruction page.
  4. Hey @mickjagger666 I would send an e-mail to the department asking for an update (kindly of-course). This may ease your anxiety and provide some answers toward your application for their department. @FrigidSky701 yes, continue to be optimistic!! The wait between application and acceptance is a long one fraught with anxiety, uncertainty, and many unanswered questions. You can't control elements out of your hands, once you submit your application it really becomes up to the department when and at what date to notify you. Keep your chin up, I'm sure there is good news around the corner.
  5. Excited to see what happens this week. Good luck to everyone, hoping the best for each of us. Fingers crossed!
  6. Now that it's officially February, we should be seeing results throughout the month. Last week was quite eventful, but I am sure things will pick up on Monday. I'm sure you're anxious about results, as am I. I would recommend trying to find ways to keep your mind away from something you can't control, try to be positive. Fingers crossed for us!
  7. Hey @cuppajoe usually international and US applicants hear back at the same time. I feel your pain! Don't worry, I'm sure good news is coming your way
  8. This is great @bonesandbakes thank you! If I may ask, what kinds of questions did you ask you POI during the interview?
  9. @perpetualalligator I appreciate it! It's good to keep the positivity and good vibes going
  10. Hey @UmairrasheedI think for Berkeley 4 - 5 for each stream (Anthropology and Medical Anthropology) may be correct. According to Peterson's, 247 applied last year and 11 enrolled. Regarding the other universities mentioned, UMichigan (181 applied, 21 accepted, 11 enrolled) and Chicago (260 applied, 19 accepted, 11 enrolled). If you mean each concentration (Archaeology, Biology, Sociocultural, and Medical) having 4 - 5 applicants, I do not think that is the case. As for the number directly admitted per stream, this may be dependent on the faculty accepting graduate students per year. I wo
  11. It's been (and continues to be) and emotional rollercoaster. But, I'm glad February is right around the corner. Whatever happens, I echo @phyanth sentiinment. Good luck to us all!
  12. Hey @jp5125 congratulations and good luck! I would take a gander through this thread:
  13. Hey pyramidstuds, congratulations!
  14. Hey @Ethy60 welcome to the forum! My advice for the GRE, take a good amount of time to prepare and study. It is advantageous to put as much focus on it as you can, which means, take studying for it seriously (I dedicated four mouths solely to it, but that is because I am not very good at these types of examinations). Gauge yourself, are you good at standardized tests? Are you weaker in vocabulary, writing, or math? I recommend taking a free test online or purchasing a testing book to determine your current ability. If you need help, seek it. Personally, I found an in-person tutor for the
  15. Hey @Nisaba your post is very helpful, thank you! If I may ask one more question, how did you prepare yourself for your interview to ensure you were ready? Congratulations and I hope you make it into Duke!
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