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  1. Some schools are explicit about that (e.g., Stanford), whereas others are not. You'll probably just have to check on the websites of the programs you're interested in. If you don't find any information, you could always send the graduate program coordinator/administrative assistant an email.
  2. On the one hand, my professors are terrific, and they're all putting in an effort to make this semester as "normal" as possible. On the other hand, I feel a bit intellectually stale. I really miss the spontaneity of normal times.
  3. I would say that the difference is negligible. Both offer excellent programs. I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to get into a top program coming out of either department.
  4. I think this user is trying to say that one should attempt to obtain some sort of written confirmation from the DGA/DGS in his/her/their future department ensuring that his/her/their offer still stands in light of the current situation. Unless one's original acceptance letter or university GS website includes a line about the circumstances under which a decision could be revoked, I wouldn't worry too much about this. I, for example, spoke with my DGA before April 15 about the materials that I need to submit in order to accept my offer, and he told me--completely unprompted, I should add-
  5. uchenyy

    Bloomington, IN

    I'm currently working on my MA at IU. I'm moving to UNC for my PhD this August. DM me if you have any questions.
  6. To be honest, I would be pretty happy with this kind of situation. Of course, I'd be even happier if the situation improves and we see a more "normal" arrangement, but this would much better than moving everything online. I do think we may be in a somewhat "lucky" situation as graduate students, given that our classes will be small anyway.
  7. Alright. As I said, I apologize. I'm not looking to bicker. You're exactly right. This is a discussion forum. You shared your opinion, and I responded by sharing mine.
  8. I apologize if I came off as condescending; that certainly wasn't my intention. My point is that we know nothing right now and likely won't for a couple of months. Posting articles that contain false or extrapolated information isn't beneficial for anyone (and, of course, I am not suggesting that you did so so with the intention of confusing people or providing them with misinformation). Sharing every article that discusses a university's plans for the fall more generally does no good either.
  9. Did you actually read the article? The university has not yet made this decision. Like most other institutions in the US, CSU wants its faculty to be ready to teach online, should the situation not be safe enough to hold in-person classes by then: “To make sure we are prepared for all variables, but with the goal that we can offer in-person instruction, we are asking our faculty to be prepared to start the semester teaching virtually.The university said it would be flexible and finalize its decision “as the facts and circumstances become clear.” Come on, folks. Let's not use this fo
  10. I was also thinking about this yesterday. I would most likely move.
  11. If it makes anyone feel better, I was told by a professor at the program I'll be attending in the fall that if classes cannot be held on campus, they will at least be held via Zoom (i.e., offers will not be rescinded).
  12. Yeah, I heard back from a program on April 14 when I applied in 2017.
  13. Yes, I believe this applicant has also posted about this on Reddit.
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