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mediumatcha

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About mediumatcha

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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    US History

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  1. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    For the record, I was not being arrogant. Since I have already accepted an offer from another program and many universities have a literal "withdraw application" button on their portals, one might understand the well-intentioned nature of inquiring about taking my name out of the hat.
  2. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Not for rank 15-20 unless the MA was highly funded/ I could easily afford it without loans. I did turn down a PhD from a 40s/50 range for a MA 1-5 rank in 2016. Now I am going to a 1-5 rank in the fall.
  3. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    How did you withdraw your application? I didn't see an option on the portal like there is for other schools. I'd like to withdraw mine as well
  4. I was admitted to two programs. First- I had a very informal Skype call. The second- there was zero contact after submitting my application.
  5. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I have seen rejections but I haven't seen anyone post about a waitlist. I hope that you get in!!
  6. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I just accepted an offer moments ago. Once you officially accept an offer, you should receive information shortly regarding registration and next steps. As far as a "plan or direction," are you referring to letting your POI know that you will be attending the program? I would definitely let your POI know if you made your decision.
  7. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I officially accepted my offer to Berkeley in US History. I hope this opens a spot up at Rutgers and possibly NYU! It feels wild to know I will finally begin my PhD in a few months. 🤯
  8. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    HoS seems to have a separate process from the history department, so you might be right. I have less hope for myself because there a few acceptances posted for the "regular" history department already. Good luck!
  9. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I wish they would release the rejections already so that we can accept any offers we might have and open spots up for other people.
  10. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Coursework is super heavy because it's a 1 year program. Fall- 2 classes with CU faculty (fly in from NY) and 1 or 2 courses at French universities (in French or English language). Spring - 2 courses with CU and 2 outside classes. Then in the summer there is a short but intensive course with a CU professor. The thesis is due in Sept. 50-75 pages. It might not seem like a lot, but you write a lot of papers and you need to find your own time to research for your thesis.
  11. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    Yes, I did the Columbia MA in Paris 2017-2018 year. This is a copy/paste from my acceptance letter: "On behalf of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University, I am pleased to offer you admission as a candidate for the degree of Master of Arts in the History and Literature Program at Reid Hall in Paris, beginning in Fall 2017. As a student in the program, you will be enrolled full time in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. We are pleased to offer you a 25% tuition scholarship in the amount of $13,589. Your program will provide you with information about your specific package of support and how it will be disbursed. The estimated tuition for 2017-2018 is $54,356 ($27,178 each for the fall and spring terms)." The department is tiny and helps you to find housing. The program has one option for au pairing-- I babysat for about 8-15 hours a week and got a studio for free. However, I know that it works differently this year, and the au pair has to pay a bit each month. There is also a work option for tutoring French students that pays between 400-500 euro a month.
  12. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    I did the MA in Paris last year actually, and I received 25% fellowship. I got this "25% off" offer without applying by January. I just forwarded my app to the MA dept after it was rejected for PhD. It could be worth it if you get funding and are considering among MAs. I chose it over Carnegie Mellon PhD in history. However -- it is really expensive so if you do not get any funding, I wouldn't recommend it.
  13. mediumatcha

    Paris/France meetup?

    I'm in Paris as well but I applied to History Phds!
  14. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    For those still wondering about the Harvard form "terms and conditions of acceptance" on the portal, I emailed Harvard and this was their reply:
  15. mediumatcha

    Fall 2019 Applicants

    @HardyBoy Do you think that all of the Princeton acceptances have been sent out?
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