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1 hour ago, WildeThing said:

Oh well, I thought I saw some UMD rejections which was why I thought it might be some invisible waitlist situation.

Idk last year on the board it looks like acceptances at umd went out around now with waitlists and rejects first. There may be hope still!

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From our end it looks like Harvard is done making offers, as Husband received a list of accepted students and their research areas a couple days ago. Looks like they accepted about 15 students. If any admitted students are on here, let me know if you have any questions!

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Is anybody else immeasurably worried about this particular upcoming week? I can feel the rejections and disappointment coming already :( 

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I got accepted to the MA program at my alma mater, Duquesne, this morning with no funding offer whatsoever. I'm absolutely devastated. My letter writers are all shocked, and quite frankly, so am I. I can't afford to go back to school without some kind of support. I thought this was finally going to be my chance to get out of a job I can't stand and be able to pursue what I'm passionate about, and all that hope is crushed. 

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1 hour ago, vesperalvioletta said:

I got accepted to the MA program at my alma mater, Duquesne, this morning with no funding offer whatsoever. I'm absolutely devastated. My letter writers are all shocked, and quite frankly, so am I. I can't afford to go back to school without some kind of support. I thought this was finally going to be my chance to get out of a job I can't stand and be able to pursue what I'm passionate about, and all that hope is crushed. 

I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through this and having to deal with these feelings. It is in no way a reflection of your work or you as a scholar. This process is absolutely bonkers and random. Are you considering re-applying for the 2020 cycle? I think you should. If your letter writers are shocked, it means they expected differently for you, and you’re a strong applicant who has faculty support. 

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2 minutes ago, trytostay said:

I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through this and having to deal with these feelings. It is in no way a reflection of your work or you as a scholar. This process is absolutely bonkers and random. Are you considering re-applying for the 2020 cycle? I think you should. If your letter writers are shocked, it means they expected differently for you, and you’re a strong applicant who has faculty support. 

I appreciate you saying that. I'm really quite heartbroken and as such I haven't thought much about my options yet. The same thing happened to me in the 2017 cycle, except that I didn't apply until June, so it was really no surprise when I didn't get any funding. I did everything right this time around, so to come out with the same result is really difficult to swallow. Since it's my second time around already, I'm not sure if there's any value in waiting it out another year. 

I'm getting mixed opinions on what I should do. My mentor in the department is trying to figure out exactly what happened since she wasn't on the committee this cycle as she was teaching in Italy at the time - but the general consensus among those I know in the department is that I shouldn't accept the offer. Professors I'm still in touch with in other departments think I should just take it and see if I can get any funding after my first semester, but (and not to sound vain) I know my worth, and it's certainly more than what I'm being offered at this point. I really don't know what to do. 

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2 hours ago, vesperalvioletta said:

I know my worth, and it's certainly more than what I'm being offered at this point. I really don't know what to do. 

I don’t know what you should do either, but I wouldn’t worry about that right this moment. I’d take a week or so to let it all process and come to terms with everything. It’s so amazing you’re recognizing your worth and value! Hold onto that and don’t be swayed by whatever comes in the next few months. The best advice I ever got was: “Goals, not plans.” Your goal is to go to grad school, and how you accomplish that will shift and change as time goes on. I’m sorry again that you’re dealing with this. Feel free to PM me if you need someone to bounce ideas off of or just to vent to!! 

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1 hour ago, trytostay said:

I don’t know what you should do either, but I wouldn’t worry about that right this moment. I’d take a week or so to let it all process and come to terms with everything. It’s so amazing you’re recognizing your worth and value! Hold onto that and don’t be swayed by whatever comes in the next few months. The best advice I ever got was: “Goals, not plans.” Your goal is to go to grad school, and how you accomplish that will shift and change as time goes on. I’m sorry again that you’re dealing with this. Feel free to PM me if you need someone to bounce ideas off of or just to vent to!! 

Thank you for being so supportive through this. You've honestly been more understanding than my family or my partner have been, and it truly means a lot to me. I'm going to take some time to think things through, but right now I'm leaning towards not going. I'd love to chat some more. 

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On 2/23/2019 at 12:43 PM, StamfordCat said:

Anyone else waiting to hear from Stony Brook? It looks like the last couple years they send out acceptance/rejection letters beginning early March.

At least we had those extra 2 weeks to complete the app :(

I am also waiting to hear back from Stony Brook!

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1 hour ago, socialworkeritm said:

I am also waiting to hear back from Stony Brook!

It's not just me!! :) Based on the last few years, we should be hearing from them this week. Fingers crossed! I'm doing Rhet/Comp, what about you?

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Also waiting to hear back from Stony Brook!!! I was also thinking it should be this week and my fingers are crossed! I actually dreamed about it last night lol

And that official Rutgers rejection came through this morning -__-

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1 hour ago, tcatherine said:

And that official Rutgers rejection came through this morning -__-

At least they notified you? Haha. I checked the portal after seeing the results board and got the same callous one-liner. Oh well 🤷‍♂️

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Anybody still waiting on Uconn? I have yet to hear anything from them and I'm thinking of emailing today.

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30 minutes ago, eddyrynes said:

At least they notified you? Haha. I checked the portal after seeing the results board and got the same callous one-liner. Oh well 🤷‍♂️

oh no it was a total portal check after seeing other portal checks lol but then I also got an email around 10:00am today

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Does anyone have any news on Utah or Florida? I saw some Florida acceptances go up yesterday, so am wondering if I should consider it an implied rejection or not.. ! 

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1 hour ago, effietheant said:

Does anyone have any news on Utah or Florida? I saw some Florida acceptances go up yesterday, so am wondering if I should consider it an implied rejection or not.. ! 

I was one of the Florida acceptances! Don’t know if they’re done notifying or if they’ve sent out waitlist emails yet, but I got an email from the DGS saying my offer letter was in the mail. Good luck to you!!

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Is anyone else still waiting on UC Davis, NYU, or Brown PhD? Still haven't heard a thing from any of these programs 🤒

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Just now, breemartini said:

Is anyone else still waiting on UC Davis, NYU, or Brown PhD? Still haven't heard a thing from any of these programs 🤒

Nothing from NYU and UC Davis yet. Don’t know about Davis but certainly a rejection at NYU! Apparently for Davis, it isn’t a rejection until it is one. 

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5 minutes ago, breemartini said:

Is anyone else still waiting on UC Davis, NYU, or Brown PhD? Still haven't heard a thing from any of these programs 🤒

Same with Davis for me. Like @santraash mentioned I get the impression that's kinda how they do waitlists/rejections but I would say it means most likely a rejection as they've sent out acceptances.

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