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51 minutes ago, sugilite said:

I feel that waitlisted Columbia person on the results thread! I went back through old GradCafe threads and found that for the waitlist I'm on there weren't any results of people getting off of it (and confirmed that for at least 2 years in the last 5-6 years it hasn't been used).

I'm really glad I have a school that I really like and would happily go to, but not being able to make a concrete decision until basically April 14th/15th is hard! 

Word on the street is that Columbia made offers to something like 35 people this year. I'm not sure how many people will have to turn them down in order to get the waitlist moving, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you 🤞

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54 minutes ago, sugilite said:

I feel that waitlisted Columbia person on the results thread! I went back through old GradCafe threads and found that for the waitlist I'm on there weren't any results of people getting off of it (and confirmed that for at least 2 years in the last 5-6 years it hasn't been used).

I'm really glad I have a school that I really like and would happily go to, but not being able to make a concrete decision until basically April 14th/15th is hard! 

Hey, how did you confirm that number? I have been told personally by Columbia faculty that it’s very rare for them to not use *anyone* from the waitlist. I know it has happened, but when I was still in limbo with them, I was told it’s “very uncommon” and that it would be “essentially unprecedented” (direct quote) for at least one waitlisted person to not be made an offer. 

On another note, I was accepted off Columbia’s waitlist and given an offer! :) So I know there is waitlist movement happening, but it’s extremely slow. 

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Just now, trytostay said:

Hey, how did you confirm that number? I have been told personally by Columbia faculty that it’s very rare for them to not use *anyone* from the waitlist. I know it has happened, but when I was still in limbo with them, I was told it’s “very uncommon” and that it would be “essentially unprecedented” (direct quote) for at least one waitlisted person to not be made an offer. 

 

I'm so sorry; I should have been clearer--I am NOT on Columbia's waitlist, but on a different one. I was just empathizing with the specific person who was and had posted on the Results board. (Would be super surprised if I were on Columbia's list because I didn't apply hahahha)

Huge congrats to you!!!

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Just now, sugilite said:

I'm so sorry; I should have been clearer--I am NOT on Columbia's waitlist, but on a different one. I was just empathizing with the specific person who was and had posted on the Results board. (Would be super surprised if I were on Columbia's list because I didn't apply hahahha)

Huge congrats to you!!!

Ohhh okay. I was worried that was going to make other Columbia waitlisted people feel anxious so I just wanted to clarify that lol. Now that makes sense! 

Thank you! 

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This is not related to anything but just thought,

the color behind my user name icon letter is burnt orange. 

Is it a sign or the decision I should make?

What if our randomly assigned colors are subconsciously a sorting hat of sorts? 

Edited by arbie

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@arbie (CONGRATS ON MADISON!) ngl I've been trying to figure out the assigned colors for names and if they were like little signs, randomly assigned by letter/year, etc. It's pretty fun to see all the variations.

I've changed my GC handle recently and got the same one as you, burnt orange. Looks like I got resorted. Burnt orange As represent. I remember my old handle was... bright green? I did not apply to any schools that were green tho lol

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The only thing getting me through this next two weeks is the fact that GOT starts back up on April 14th. At least if I get rejected from all my waitlists on the 15th I can just say I'm crying from watching the GOT premiere...

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11 hours ago, amphilanthus said:

@The Wordsworthian I haven’t officially done so yet because the idea of doing so makes me wanna barf (but I will before the end of the week, for anyone on the waitlist who’s dying for news!) but I’m going to be declining Rutgers’ offer. so, down to Vanderbilt and waitlists, particularly holding out hope for Michigan!

Best of luck! Glad to hear you are approaching clarity about the whole mysterious decision process, or at least as much clarity as any waitlist allows. Rooting for your Michigan result!

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9 hours ago, Rootbound said:

Best of luck! Glad to hear you are approaching clarity about the whole mysterious decision process, or at least as much clarity as any waitlist allows. Rooting for your Michigan result!

thank you! slowly but surely. hope you’re approaching something like clarity too - looking forward to hearing where you end up!

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6 minutes ago, dreampigeon said:

Thank you to whoever emailed UVA about movement on the waitlist & posted on the results board!!! 

if anyone has questions about the details there feel free to message me and I can pass along exactly what was said! trying to preserve some small shred of online anonymity but happy to share what I have more privately

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I keep getting emails from schools-that-rejected-me's graduate colleges with information about welcome days and grad orientations and being on campus. But why? I was rejected, and now I'm sad about them again. You'd think the grad colleges would've gotten the memo by now.

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Has Berkeley really STILL not sent out their rejections? Like c'mon. Last year they went out mid-March - this year are they sending them out ON April 15 or what? I know it's a rejection but I would sure like something definite anyway. I told myself I'd submit my official acceptance once all my rejections were in but apparently that's going to be unreasonable 🙄

Edited by jillcicle

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2 hours ago, victoriansimpkins said:

I will be! I'm moderating the 19th century British Literature and the Irish Literature panels! 

Omg!!! I'm presenting on the Gender and Race in 20th Century Literature panel! 

Edited by Bopie5

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Anyone else feel kind of...weird...after making a decision? Not about the decision, but about this whole application process being concluded for good? All the hope and stress and self doubt and whatever else having resulted in a reality you couldn’t have really predicted months/years ago. It’s...just weird, haha.

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20 hours ago, jillcicle said:

Has Berkeley really STILL not sent out their rejections? Like c'mon. Last year they went out mid-March - this year are they sending them out ON April 15 or what? I know it's a rejection but I would sure like something definite anyway. I told myself I'd submit my official acceptance once all my rejections were in but apparently that's going to be unreasonable 🙄

When I emailed weeks ago they made it fairly clear they wouldn't send out the rest of their official notifications until April. Other people on the forum have made clear that Berkeley isn't going to extend any other offers or waitlists, so I just assumed it meant a giant middle finger to their rejects pile. It really soured me on Berkeley in general. I mean, they've already had their accepted students weekend/visit; what purpose does it serve to delay rejections this long?

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4 hours ago, vondafkossum said:

When I emailed weeks ago they made it fairly clear they wouldn't send out the rest of their official notifications until April. Other people on the forum have made clear that Berkeley isn't going to extend any other offers or waitlists, so I just assumed it meant a giant middle finger to their rejects pile. It really soured me on Berkeley in general. I mean, they've already had their accepted students weekend/visit; what purpose does it serve to delay rejections this long?

one thing to note--i applied to berkeley's film PhD and didn't get a rejection, and when i reached out, they said they'd sent notifications. i reiterated i hadn't received anything, not even in my portal, and so she did some investigating and found out there'd been a glitch that'd affected not only me but a few other students. the hold up on the notifications could have nothing to do with the program itself and everything to do with the grad school. just something to keep in mind!

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Longtime lurker here but speaking of not hearing anything for extended periods of time, is anyone here the Penn State caller from the results board who keeps getting the run around regarding timing for remaining results? I'm assuming it's a rejection at this point but the slim chance of being on an unofficial waitlist or something has me devoting too much mental energy to it. There are a few admits on the board but nothing since February and no waitlists or rejections.

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1 hour ago, mandelbulb said:

one thing to note--i applied to berkeley's film PhD and didn't get a rejection, and when i reached out, they said they'd sent notifications. i reiterated i hadn't received anything, not even in my portal, and so she did some investigating and found out there'd been a glitch that'd affected not only me but a few other students. the hold up on the notifications could have nothing to do with the program itself and everything to do with the grad school. just something to keep in mind!

I hear ya; the English department's grad advisor was the one who stated that final notifications wouldn't be sent out until April. This was back in February, so they seem to have already have planned not to notify until the end of the process. 

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