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AnachronisticPoet

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  1. I emailed an administrator who sent out waitlist notifications a month ago for more information on the waitlist process (my position, etc.), didn't hear back from him, emailed the DGS and received confirmation from her that she'd received my email and would get back to me that week. It's now been several weeks. I followed up with her again over a week ago. I know departments and faculty members are dealing with a lot of transition and work right now, but I'm also trying not to hold up a school that has admitted me. Is it rude or annoying to keep emailing? Should I just assume I'll never get a
  2. How are people going about admissions communications in this time? I emailed the administrator who sent out waitlist notifications a month ago for more information on the waitlist process (my position, etc.), didn't hear back from him, emailed the DGS and received confirmation from her that she'd received my email and would get back to me that week. It's now been several weeks. I followed up with her again over a week ago. I know departments and faculty members are dealing with a lot of transition and work right now, but I'm also trying not to hold up a school that has admitted me. Is it
  3. University of Dayton was given 24 hours notice. Students were scrambling for transportation and packing or finding alternative options if they couldn't go home. They could apply for extenuating circumstances to stay on campus (like international students, queer students possibly)
  4. I imagine at this point that it might just be an oversight. Might be worth emailing them to ask
  5. It’s possible, but the email I got was “your status was updated on the portal” which I’ve gotten from other schools Most schools just upload the letter (generic but with a name) to the portal
  6. UIC, by far, had the rudest rejection I’ve gotten this cycle. This is the notification. No letter or content, no “personalized” email (even like auto tagging first names). If you click “more additional information” it just takes you to a generalized university webpage called “Denied Application” Unprofessional and insincere.
  7. Is anyone else (especially those accepted only to 1 or 2 programs) nervous that they'll arrive to a visit and not like the school?
  8. I've been talking to different offices at UC Davis (admitted not yet accepted) because most UC's (through SHIP) don't cover cochlear implants, which I have and need to communicate. I've been rerouted through so many difference offices and am growing more and more concerned about my options. Have you guys had any success appealing coverage in UC or university insurance programs? Thanks
  9. Stipends are, but tuition remission is not. (you don't have to pay taxes on a 'tuition scholarship' that you never see)
  10. I have an acceptance I'm happy about, but I also am really hoping to get off the UT-Austin waitlist. I want to email back and ask them about the waitlist, if it's ranked by field and if they can tell me where I am on it, etc. The admissions email came from Grad Program Coordinator's email, but its signed by the Associate Chair/Graduate Advisor; so....do I respond to the email address it came from or to the person who signed it?
  11. I'm in the same situation; my SO and I are serious, but he isn't really willing to consider long distance or relocating. However, he's always said that he wants me to make the choice for my career that I need to make, and although I hope we can work something out, he understands that if I get into a program I'm going. This is such a tough field (as we all know) that I always felt like if I turned down an opportunity now, I'd really regret it later on. Best of luck to you guys ❤️
  12. Tbh I think it's unprofessional and inconsiderate to not even send an email at the same time or previous to updating the website.
  13. Heads up! UCLA updated my letter on the application form but didn't send an email. Might be worth checking yours if you applied.
  14. Same here. I got the direct email and then the "admissions letter is available on the application page" email. Way to rub it in 😂
  15. Walked out of the movies last night to see an acceptance email from Davis and immediately started crying. So relieved—I really didn’t think I would get accepted anywhere, much less in the same state as my family.
  16. I applied as PhD because I have an MA and didn't think anything of it... I was rejected, but surely it couldn't just be because of that right?
  17. @somethingwicked They sent out some rejections out at 11:30 EST, but it sounds like it's fairly typical for them to do notifications (accepts, rejects, and waitlists) in waves
  18. I’m glad to hear that! It’s very frustrating, but you deserve someone who respects and loves you for who you are and what you do. Anyone who doesn’t isn’t someone that would make you happy in the long run. Don’t worry about what other people think so much—everyone has an opinion about where people should be at any given point in their lives, but everyone lives their life differently. You do what’s best for you, and you’ll find someone who loves that. I wasn’t trying to undermine your point by any means by sharing where I’m at, and I hope it didn’t come off that way! I was just contributin
  19. Hi! I've been very fortunate to have great support from both my undergrad and MA program, even to the point of my program helping me finish my first graduate semester from home when I needed emergency surgery. I'm now applying for PhD's and am more concerned with student health insurance providing what I need than with disability services (although I suppose maybe they can help with this). I haven't looked at all of them (because I've applied to too many), but some of the schools I've applied to don't cover my service needs in their student insurance. Some do. My only option might be to p
  20. One of THE most prominent people in my field and faculty member of one of the programs to which I applied followed me on Twitter!
  21. Women in my family have made comments about me not getting married until after grad school but more because I think they see my life "starting" when I finish school and not that being in a PhD would be part of my life. I'm less concerned with the 'intimidating' thing and more that being in a PhD program makes it difficult to be in a relationship especially with the tumultuous nature of the field and not knowing where I'll be next geographically, as well as being in a (potentially) new city and not really meeting people outside the program. I was talking with a professor in my program abou
  22. Began applying to teaching jobs in case I don't get into a PhD Started watching old seasons of America's Next Top Model (I know...) Refresh GradCafe a thousand times Refresh my email a thousand times Add another source to my thesis outline Finish a crossword
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