Jump to content

Recommended Posts

finally get to join the rejection train ain't even maaaaaddddd (ut austin comp lit bye forever)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Feeling really upset about it being a likely no from Chicago after making it to interviews. Definitely not feeling good about my chances at Columbia now. Why must I be so awkward in interviews?! 

I’m starting to think about what the next year of my life could possibly look like: re-applying and going through this process again. If this whole ordeal has taught me anything, it’s how badly I want this. I guess that’s a silver lining! (Must. Cling. To. Silver. Linings.) 

I know I’d be beyond lucky to get in anywhere, but especially after interviewing at Columbia and Chicago, I’m feeling quite sad that they’re becoming likely rejections. 

Edited by trytostay

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, FriendlyNeighborhoodWolf said:

alright y'all, my challenge is to not obsessively check the inbox today. thirty times per hour should be pretty reasonable. thoughts?

First thing I do the second I get out of class is turn on my phone and refresh every interface possible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, The Wordsworthian said:

First thing I do the second I get out of class is turn on my phone and refresh every interface possible. 

I check my emails and interfaces in class hahaha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone considered starting a discord server? Or is there one already? Not sure if it’s been discussed or not — I’m very new here. Just seems like a good resource for us! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, vondafkossum said:

@fortschritt22 @natalielouise My Minnesota portal status changed to "Submitted - Decided" but there is no decision when I log in. Have y'all seen something similar/different?

 

No change on my end. Just checked and it still says "Submitted-Awaiting Decision". Probably a good sign that they're releasing decisions soon though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, vondafkossum said:

@fortschritt22 @natalielouise My Minnesota portal status changed to "Submitted - Decided" but there is no decision when I log in. Have y'all seen something similar/different?

 

I got a rejection about half an hour after I saw that  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ oh well. Good luck to you all :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, trytostay said:

Feeling really upset about it being a likely no from Chicago after making it to interviews. Definitely not feeling good about my chances at Columbia now. Why must I be so awkward in interviews?! 

I’m starting to think about what the next year of my life could possibly look like: re-applying and going through this process again. If this whole ordeal has taught me anything, it’s how badly I want this. I guess that’s a silver lining! (Must. Cling. To. Silver. Linings.) 

I know I’d be beyond lucky to get in anywhere, but especially after interviewing at Columbia and Chicago, I’m feeling quite sad that they’re becoming likely rejections. 

Like I said awhile ago...I called the dept at chicago awhile ago. Most of their acceptances have not yet been given out according to the woman on the phone. All "dept recommendations" have left the dept, but very few have thus far been formally admitted. 

 

As in...if you interviewed, there's still a good bit of hope. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, trytostay said:

I’m feeling quite sad that they’re becoming likely rejections.

@trytostay Try not to let yourself catastrophize! You really have no reason to think that Columbia is a likely rejection--you only have reason to think they're very interested in you. Many people on here have interviews they feel terrible about and then get admitted. You are obviously a kick-ass applicant!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, placeinspace said:

Does anyone (maybe @Warelin) have any insight into how big the Davis cohorts normally are?

A buddy of mine was accepted into Davis's Ph.D. about 3 years ago now. He posts pics of his cohort all the time. There's about 7 or 8 of em I think. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Eucerin said:

I got a rejection about half an hour after I saw that  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ oh well. Good luck to you all :)

Oh, bummer. I'll keep my fingers crossed just in case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Fedallah said:

Just called the dept in order to ascertain whether we all ought to call out of work and get drunk about not getting to live in Hyde Park. The girl on the phone said that decisions weren't in all cases finalized though most have left the hands of the dept. After they leave the dept they have to be approved by whoever formally grants admission. Sooo...expect more acceptances over today and tomorrow. Good news maybe? For somebody I suppose lol. 

Oh my god ? Rife with anxiety.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

I check my emails and interfaces in class hahaha!

haha I'm sitting at work right now, on grad cafe, checking my portals every few minutes, checking the results page, posting here... in an office I share with two of my superiors, just kinda hoping they keep their backs turned. my standards for basic decency slide lower every day of waiting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

I check my emails and interfaces in class hahaha!

I'm honestly about to get to that point.  Class is just a nice distraction from this purgatorial refreshing existence, haha. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

THANK YOU @Fedallah @sad_diamond !! I appreciate that kick in the butt. I’ve been trying to spread positivity around these forums since everyone seems so anxious. Thanks for reminding me that it’s far from over and that I have a lot to be proud of. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, vondafkossum said:

@fortschritt22 @natalielouise My Minnesota portal status changed to "Submitted - Decided" but there is no decision when I log in. Have y'all seen something similar/different?

 

mine says the same--hope we get some good news soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, FriendlyNeighborhoodWolf said:

alright y'all, my challenge is to not obsessively check the inbox today. thirty times per hour should be pretty reasonable. thoughts?

That’s every two min which seems totally reasonable to me!

I literally placed restrictions on gmail and safari the other day so it cuts me off from checking at some pt... it’s compulsive at this pt. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alberta rejection came through ?. Will post to survey soon first must wallow. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, placeinspace said:

Does anyone (maybe @Warelin) have any insight into how big the Davis cohorts normally are?

From their website for PhD admissions: "Last year we received 124 applications, made 26 offers, and ended up admitting 12 students for Fall 2018."

Not sure if "offers" includes waitlist? Not sure if the fact that the admissions rate is about half of the offers--maybe people chose other places and/or got better funding packages elsewhere. Seems consistent that the cohort would become 7-9 a few years in like @Fedallah mentioned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

From their website for PhD admissions: "Last year we received 124 applications, made 26 offers, and ended up admitting 12 students for Fall 2018."

Not sure if "offers" includes waitlist? Not sure if the fact that the admissions rate is about half of the offers--maybe people chose other places and/or got better funding packages elsewhere. Seems consistent that the cohort would become 7-9 a few years in like @Fedallah mentioned.

Of course the one website I don't double check is the one that lists all that info haha. Thank you!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.