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sawdust&diamonds

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    Woman
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    India
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Anthropology (Archaeology)

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  1. Hi Pech, From what I understand, first years are guaranteed housing as long as you choose the option in the housing application that you are willing to be given any housing even if it's not your choice.
  2. Hi! I wandered on here to ask the same question about couples without children; I hope it continues to be true that they don't really check. My partner does intend to stay with me at least 4-5 months in a year, but a lot could change, and I wouldn't want to live in fear of being chucked out! If anyone sees this, and can update, I'd greatly appreciate it!
  3. Jenny, thank you so much for your thoughtful response to my queries. I read it the day you posted it, but I have been dealing with a debilitating migraine this whole week, and could not get on my computer to respond until just now. All the points you made resonated with me so much, especially regarding POI and lab resources. In fact, I just recently spoke to the POI of the school I was all but sure I would accept, and when I told them that I almost certainly will be choosing that school, they were genuinely thrilled. Their research interests intersect with mine so closely, and they vocali
  4. Thank you so, so much for taking the time to write this detailed, thoughtful response. You've given me a lot to think about, and honestly I have to say, simply reading through your post clarified for me which school I will be likely be choosing. So really, thank you! Thanks so much! So because I am an international student, I feel like for me job placement is slightly less of a concern. I am somewhat certain that I would like to return to my country after my PhD and try and teach here, but you're definitely right that it should still be a factor worth considering. All the school
  5. I just noticed we're both from India! Hi! Which track have you applied for?
  6. Just an update for any Archaeo track UPenn applicants: I had an informal Skype call with POI end of Jan, heard from them last week that I will be offered admission, and received a letter from Graduate Coordinator last night about Student Campus Visit in the middle of March. Waiting for funding details. I am not sure if this helps, but perhaps the Archaeo and Sociocultural tracks are happening separately? Though I guess the letter from the coordinator might indicate things are underway for the department as a whole? I hope you're all doing okay. This is such a stressful time, and I ho
  7. Hi all, Congrats to everyone who has heard positive news, especially if from multiple schools. Through sheer luck, I have received more than 1 acceptance letter, and I had a few questions for gradcafe'ers from application years past and present about the criteria one should consider when choosing which school to go to. How much weightage should be given to which factor? Fit with PI? Overall strength of department? Resources/labs in the department? Location of the school? Funding package/years of funding/prospect of extra years? Lastly, is it okay to leave schools dangling till the Ap
  8. I'm in the same boat, and wish they'd just inform the rejections.
  9. Arch interviews were on the 6th and, from what I understand, sociocultural was on the 11th.
  10. Had my interview last week, heard informally from PI that it could be till the 20th before we hear anything.
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