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  1. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Hey! Someone posted an interview on the results page a few weeks ago... I was waiting to hear from them too but at this stage I think that no news is bad news
  2. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Hi! Does anyone have any info on Penn? Have they already started organising interviews?
  3. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Thanks! I'm an archaeologist. It was an email sent by the department (not a POI) to several people. I'm not sure whether that was the whole list or if they're going to offer more interview dates later. Hope that helps!
  4. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Thanks for the advice! I have the feeling they haven't seen my app yet, since it still says "materials needed". If they're going to issue interviews in a week, that's not a good sign for me. But thanks for letting us all know! There's a thin line between "appearing too hungry" and showing strong dedication/motivation, and I guess it's easy to fall from one category into the other when stressed. But it's good advice!
  5. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Hi everyone! Thanks for this forum, it's good to see what kind of timeline one can expect to be contacted/interviewed and so on (and to share in the collective hysteria ). Congrats to those of you who have received offers, and good luck to everyone else! I am applying again this year after a 4 year hiatus. I am particularly interested in UPenn, and my application status on applyweb still says "materials needed'. English proficiency status: needed." I haven't taken any language tests, but the admissions office said I wouldn't need to as I already have two degrees from English-speaking institutions. In late December, I emailed them and they said not to worry, they would waive this manually when they started looking at applications. However, the status hasn't changed yet. Does that mean they haven't started looking at apps, or that mine has fallen through the cracks for some reason? I know I should just be patient, but I'm getting increasingly nervous. Should I email them again? I don't want to be annoying. How likely is it that they just haven't started reviewing apps or haven't got to mine yet? Any comments or tips would be greatly appreciated. (If anyone has been in touch with UPenn, or been in that situation?) Thanks! And good luck to everyone.
  6. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Thank you so much! Do you know if they will send us emails, or traditional letters? (In my email, they said that decisions would be 'mailed' soon...)
  7. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Aelizabeth, I emailed UofArizona today and they said they're still reviewing applications. Good luck!
  8. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Hey k.i.ivanov, congrats on your Oxford offer. Don't forget to check colleges, they can often give partial funding to which you can apply even if you didn't select that college. There probably are departmental grants as well. Check everywhere. Don't let this deter you! and email around. You might find some useful sources of money you didn't know about. (I know that in Cambridge, some sources of funding are well-hidden; assuming it must be the same with Oxford).
  9. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Hey, if you call/email, let me know what they say.
  10. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Same. Do you think we should have heard good news by now? Do you think we should give up hope? I applied to 4 universities and it's the only one that hasn't rejected me yet/ for which we don't know if all (edit: accepted) applicants have been notified.
  11. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Hey everyone I'm a bit off-topic, but there's a question I wanted to ask. Is it possible for schools never to send you a rejection email/letter? Acceptances for two of the schools I applied to came out last week, and I didn't hear a thing, which means I didn't get in (according to people on the Grad Café, all admitted students have been told). But do you think it's possible that they'll never tell me? That they'll just throw my file without bothering with an email or status update? Do I have to email them to get the confirmation that I've been rejected? It's just that I want to tell my advisor and she won't believe me if I tell her that I found out through Grad Café. She always thought I'd get in everywhere (but I've only got rejections so far). Another of my schools, U Arizona, has accepted some students and rejected some students last week. Again, I haven't heard a thing. Does it mean I can count myself out? If I haven't had any positive news... Should I email or patiently wait? Sorry to annoy you with my stupid concerns... I just want to move on with my life
  12. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Hey it's alright I'd rather know now than find out later. Best of luck and I hope you're getting in somewhere else!
  13. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Thanks for the info, and congratulations!
  14. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    One person has been accepted by UPenn, and one person has been rejected. I haven't received any email. Is that one more example of the trickling down of results as described by Laurissimo, or is it just that these people contacted their POIs? Not that I'm hopeful (I'm really not) but it would be nice to know, and I'd be very happy if anyone could give me some information
  15. Anthropology Waiting/Results 2012

    Hey, it looks as if someone just posted an admittance from U of Arizona, from yesterday. Was it you, rkg2012? I mean, you said something about the official results not being available... Did you get an unofficial result? I know, it's weird for me too, to apply to an Anthropology programme, coming from Archaeology. And so far it hasn't been successful!