kt809 Posted February 8, 2008 Share Posted February 8, 2008 Hey everyone... So I'm new to this board, which is an excellent resource by the way.... as with everyone else, I'm stressing over the grad application process, which seems to be much more complicated than undergrad! I'm applying to a PhD in Social Psych programs, and so far, I've gotten a couple of interview invites , one rejection, and one university that hasn't invited me to their announced interview date yet (it's pretty soon, so i guess rejection #2)... Anyways, on Monday I got a call from my top choice professor at Harvard who started off basically by asking me if I was still interested in him and in the school... Obviously I said yes(!!), and he proceeded to ask me several questions that seemed to imply he was keen: he asked me if I already had a specific line of research in mind (told him my general ideas, but told him i have nothing fixed in stone), and then I mentioned that I was interested in his work in a foreign country... He then asked me if I spoke the language in said country, and when I said I did, he seemed very pleased, saying "Oh, then you can definitely help me with this project I have, I need some help with translation, etc..." When he asked if I had any questions, I asked him if this meant that I'd been admitted... his answer was "Well, we're seriously considering your application, and we'll be in touch soon..." Obviously, I'm ecstatic, but the answer seemed kind of vague.... when talking to me it seemed almost like a formality, be he left it very much up in the air... So I dunno what to think... I don't know if Harvard have a set interview weekend or anything, but he didn't ask me to visit or anything... Anyone have any experience with this/ knows what this means? Is it likely that he has a shortlist of a few students he wants to pick between, and this was my 'formal interview' (lasted less than 10 mins)... I hope not, because I was really nervous, and I'm not too sure I acquitted myself brilliantly! Sorry for the excess worrying, but this process has been a bit nerve-wracking.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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