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    April 15: Just how close are decisions made?

    I think this varies by Department. Some say 4 pm which really sucks if that's a school in the East Coast but your waiting for a school in the West Coast!
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    UT Austin Review

    I think these complaints are pretty universal for programs that are publicly funded (i.e. underfunded) institutions; and as you pointed out, the faculty are normally overworked at these places such that it exacerbates the problem (except for the perv stuff, that I have heard of UT before: one professor of mine explicitly told one of my female classmates *not* to go to U.T Austin because of their issues with sexually predatory behavior: she told me she confirmed this with current female students in the program. This was last year).
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    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    From previous posts, I can deduce it was CUNY.
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    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    So this is my first time applying, but it seems to me, given that the deadline is only ten days away, that there hasn't been much movement on waitlists (presumably because most people have not made up their minds and accepted offers). This was confirmed to me by Professor Ott (from UVA) who said yesterday in an email that this is unusually late for people to not have turned down nor have accepted ANY of their (UVA's) offers. I was also struck by the fact that there may be people who are stuck in the following scenario which may stall the process till the very end: Person A may be accepted at NYU but waitlisted at Princeton which happens to be their first choice while person B has conversely been accepted to Princeton and waitlisted at NYU which is their first choice. Under such circumstances, I don't see how you can get the ball rolling except to just accept their offers which they will probably wait until the very end to do so. If many people are in such situations across the top 5 programs (which is not unimaginable), I can imagine the whole thing stalling quite a bit till the very end and people who are at the waitlist at lowered ranked programs being screwed.
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    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    You turned down the only acceptances you had? 😕 edit: NVM
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    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    Which one?
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    I likewise got an email in early March saying I was 'extremely' likely to receive an offer. I was likewise invited to visit for the preview with a subsidy. However, I have not received any email about the portal, nor is there any update on the portal. FYI I am likely to decline this offer.
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    Typical Week of Philosophy

    That's a silly thing to point out.
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    Typical Week of Philosophy

    @brookspn I was literally about to write the same thing! The main point is clear: given TA duties and seminars if you are only reading/writing for 30 hours a week, that's definitely on the low side. This is why when choosing a program you should seriously consider fellowships versus TA duties (and the different kinds of TA assistantships) and not *merely* ranking.
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    Final Outcomes

    Where are you leaning towards btw?
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    Waitlist Department Visits

    I thought about this, but I personally think, unless invited, it seems presumptuous; especially if the waitlist is long and unranked. But that's just my opinion.
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    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    @MidasDetritus Yes. Just fixed it.
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    just wait listed at Notre Dame. Was that email also sent to those who were previously accepted? I ask, because the last third paragraph seems to be addressed to those already accepted. Can those that have already been accepted confirm please. I am asking because the email list is already quite long (21 people), such that if that list already includes those that have been accepted, then it's more reasonable.
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    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    I have declined the offer from Ohio State. Hope that helps someone!

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