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Richelieu20

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    Chicago
  • Application Season
    2020 Fall
  • Program
    PhD in Political Science/ Education

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  1. I believe they still do accept students for Fall 2020, also some PhD programs are open for part-time studies. However, I also know that all the financial aid has already been allocated.
  2. Richelieu20

    HGSE 2020

    According to the information on the website, the maximum amount of financial aid they would offer is 19k, considering the total amount ask for the year is 57k, even the maximum amount of financial aid is going to leave you with almost 40k debt. I am not sure if it is worth taking that big of a loan for a 1-year M.Ed.
  3. As a SOAS alumni, I definitely recommend choosing Development Studies there. I studied Global Diplomacy which is rather close to what you aim to study and it opened a lot of doors for me. Especially in development studies, SOAS is pretty well known with some good rankings.
  4. WELL YOU WANT IT... So I got admitted to a PhD program that that I finally decide to attend. I had had 4 other offers, some even higher ranked schools that the one I accepted to join. I rejected all those 4 offers and accepted this program. Then what happened? This school emailed me and said that they had to cancel all the admissions for my program. So they had to rescind all the offers they made. Probably because of COVID19. I was shocked. I contacted all the other 4 schools I rejected and asked if I could be reconsidered for the position. They said that they already gave my spot to waitlisted students and informed them. So I literally went from 5 offers to choose from to 0. At the moment, I am all fucked. Not sure how anything will resolve. What I don't get is that how they can be so unprofessional. It makes NO SENSE.
  5. Quoting myself and updating for folks who messaged me to show support. The university that rescinded all the offers because of COVID19 has actually contacted me to ask me if I would consider attending their MA program. Having got 4 other offers (but having had rejected all of them) and already having an MA in PoliSci, I rejected their offer. Thankfully, another university that I got admitted offered me my position back. I gladly accepted it. At the end, it (kinda) all worked out for me. It was a whirlwind of a year and an application cycle. I will be back next application cycle for sure, hopefully with more experience. Thank you again everyone who showed support! Best of luck!
  6. Is the school you mention UIC? If so, that’s how they process admitted students. At least it was like that in my case.
  7. The rescinded offer was in Education field.
  8. It is indeed possible, one of the schools that admitted me to their PhD program recently rescinded all the offers and put the program into hiatus.
  9. Unfortunately I have to refute what you are saying because a school that offered me a position has just rescinded its offers for all the political science admits. I don't think anything is crystal clear at the moment. Let alone admissions and funding, schools generally avoid giving certain answers to questions regarding next terms.
  10. WELL YOU WANT IT... So I got admitted to a PhD program that that I finally decide to attend. I had had 4 other offers, some even higher ranked schools that the one I accepted to join. I rejected all those 4 offers and accepted this program. Then what happened? This school emailed me and said that they had to cancel all the admissions for my program. So they had to rescind all the offers they made. Probably because of COVID19. I was shocked. I contacted all the other 4 schools I rejected and asked if I could be reconsidered for the position. They said that they already gave my spot to waitlisted students and informed them. So I literally went from 5 offers to choose from to 0. At the moment, I am all fucked. Not sure how anything will resolve. What I don't get is that how they can be so unprofessional. It makes NO SENSE.
  11. I believe it's Loyola University Chicago PhD program in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies because i'm in the SAME SITUATION. I declined 4 other schools because the POI and other faculty were really nice in Loyola but now when I tried to contact other schools I declined, they all say that they gave my spot to waitlisted candidates. So I have gone from having 5 offers to 0 because of this irresponsible action. It's such a disappointment.
  12. What I can suggest you is that reach out to those couple of professors you have found and ask them if there are other faculty members they know that work on the issues of your interest. My interests are somewhat very specific and considered as a newly emerging literature in education so I had to ask around to find certain professors that actually work on issues of my interest. Good luck!
  13. Placement Mentorship Curriculum Professional development opportunities Collaboration with faculty Teaching opportunities Summer/research/conference travel funding Intellectual climate of the program/university Diversity Methodological variety Availability of interdisciplinary collaboration with other programs/institutes These are the general topics I have asked to the colleges I got accepted. You can generate your own wording for these but I believe placement/conference funding and diversity (especially for international students) are especially important to ask.
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