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@arbie They informed me about my limbo status via email, so the committee could very well be undecided on us! It’s incredibly frustrating though— to have the tiniest fragment of hope dangled in front of you. I’d rather be rejected than on their non disclosed waitlist, or whatever this is. 

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26 minutes ago, alexisnj said:

@arbie They informed me about my limbo status via email, so the committee could very well be undecided on us! It’s incredibly frustrating though— to have the tiniest fragment of hope dangled in front of you. I’d rather be rejected than on their non disclosed waitlist, or whatever this is. 

At least it means we’re qualified and not an instant reject! Have any rejections been posted from UNC yet though? Fingers crossed for us both!

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@tacocat211 that's awesome news!  It's going to go great!

 

On another note, anyone else struck by how funny it is that this one thing has been so all-consuming for you for so long, but no one else in your life (or maybe mostly no one else) really gets exactly what the hell you're on about?  Listening to my parents try to tell people what I'll be studying is always a hilarious reality check.

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12 minutes ago, kendalldinniene said:

Listening to my parents try to tell people what I'll be studying is always a hilarious reality check.

Yes, yes, 100 times yes. My mom saved a note in her phone so that she can pull it out when people ask what I'll be studying. I started by telling her "20th and 21st century American lit and ecocriticism," which turned into "20th and 21st century American lit," which turned into "American lit," which has now turned into "English." Let's just keep this simple. I find it so funny!

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10 minutes ago, CatBowl said:

Yes, yes, 100 times yes. My mom saved a note in her phone so that she can pull it out when people ask what I'll be studying. I started by telling her "20th and 21st century American lit and ecocriticism," which turned into "20th and 21st century American lit," which turned into "American lit," which has now turned into "English." Let's just keep this simple. I find it so funny!

HAHAHA

My dad remembered the word "Chicanx" today (I was so proud), but when the person he was talking to didn't know what that meant and asked, my dad did a big sigh and was like "please don't ask me that.  It's just book stuff."

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14 minutes ago, kendalldinniene said:

"please don't ask me that.  It's just book stuff."

AMAZING. But also, hat's off to your dad for remembering the term at least! I just recently overheard my dad try to explain ecocriticism, and he told my grandma that I'm going to "study nature." Which... isn't...entirely wrong. 😂 I certainly appreciate the attempts

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19 hours ago, kendalldinniene said:

@tacocat211 that's awesome news!  It's going to go great!

 

On another note, anyone else struck by how funny it is that this one thing has been so all-consuming for you for so long, but no one else in your life (or maybe mostly no one else) really gets exactly what the hell you're on about?  Listening to my parents try to tell people what I'll be studying is always a hilarious reality check.

The real kick is saying that you're studying to be a doctor and seeing the heads that turn when you clarify it's a doctorate in literature. 

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1 hour ago, MetaphysicalDrama said:

The real kick is saying that you're studying to be a doctor and seeing the heads that turn when you clarify it's a doctorate in literature. 

My family is pretty anti-intellectual so it's been fun seeing their "that's not a real doctor/you're a cog in the liberal indoctrination machine" instincts clash with their very real pride and excitement for me 😄

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Random Q--in the past 6 months or so, I've gotten 10 poems published, which is super exciting! But now I'm not really sure how to organize them on my CV, because some of them were published in monthly issues of journals (e.g. May 2019) and some were published in "season" issues (Spring 2019), which makes organizing by date a little complex. 

Should I organize them on my CV by:

1) Publishing date (Most recently published to oldest published) (If so, how do I order month issues vs season issues?)

2) Acceptance date (Most recently accepted to oldest accepted)

3) Alphabetical by poem title

Anyone have thoughts, advice, or experience here?

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1 hour ago, Bopie5 said:

Random Q--in the past 6 months or so, I've gotten 10 poems published, which is super exciting! But now I'm not really sure how to organize them on my CV, because some of them were published in monthly issues of journals (e.g. May 2019) and some were published in "season" issues (Spring 2019), which makes organizing by date a little complex. 

Should I organize them on my CV by:

1) Publishing date (Most recently published to oldest published) (If so, how do I order month issues vs season issues?)

2) Acceptance date (Most recently accepted to oldest accepted)

3) Alphabetical by poem title

Anyone have thoughts, advice, or experience here?

I list mine by publication date 🤷🏼‍♀️

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I assume many of us will be in the same boat come April 15, so I'm hoping this situation/question helps others: 

I've been accepted with funding to School A, accepted but waitlisted for funding to School B, and waitlisted (but with funding if I get off the waitlist) at School C. I have visited School A (and absolutely fell in love), am visiting School B next week, and I asked if I could visit School C but was told they only do visits for accepted students (which I totally understand). I'm really hoping to make it off the waitlist at School C,  but I'm afraid that will happen on or close to April 15, which means I will not get the chance to visit. If I do get off the waitlist at School C, I'm pretty sure I'd accept that offer above the others.

I'm terrified that if that happens and I accept their offer, the fit won't be right or I'll hate the department or the school, etc. In the coming weeks, I'll likely see if I can speak to a current student at School C to try to get a feel for the departmental environment. I'm just trying to do all the right things now so that I don't have many "what ifs" in the fall. 

Anyone in a similar position? Any tips? 

 

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5 minutes ago, CatBowl said:

I assume many of us will be in the same boat come April 15, so I'm hoping this situation/question helps others: 

I've been accepted with funding to School A, accepted but waitlisted for funding to School B, and waitlisted (but with funding if I get off the waitlist) at School C. I have visited School A (and absolutely fell in love), am visiting School B next week, and I asked if I could visit School C but was told they only do visits for accepted students (which I totally understand). I'm really hoping to make it off the waitlist at School C,  but I'm afraid that will happen on or close to April 15, which means I will not get the chance to visit. If I do get off the waitlist at School C, I'm pretty sure I'd accept that offer above the others.

I'm terrified that if that happens and I accept their offer, the fit won't be right or I'll hate the department or the school, etc. In the coming weeks, I'll likely see if I can speak to a current student at School C to try to get a feel for the departmental environment. I'm just trying to do all the right things now so that I don't have many "what ifs" in the fall. 

Anyone in a similar position? Any tips? 

 

If I were in this situation, I’d let school c know that I have another offer but am still more interested in their program. (If you haven’t done this already). Maybe something to mention when you reach out to ask if you could talk to students/ faculty to get a feel for the program? Good luck!! If anything, you love the program you have funding for so you’re in a pretty good position!

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23 minutes ago, rr732 said:

If I were in this situation, I’d let school c know that I have another offer but am still more interested in their program. (If you haven’t done this already). Maybe something to mention when you reach out to ask if you could talk to students/ faculty to get a feel for the program? Good luck!! If anything, you love the program you have funding for so you’re in a pretty good position!

Thanks for the advice! I talked to a couple students last summer when I was choosing programs to apply to and got a positive feel for this program, but I'd definitely like to reach out again just to make sure. I'll definitely mention that. 

And yes, I am grateful to be in this position! 

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Only applied to the University of Stony Brook. They just wanted me to do a WES evaluation and hopefully I should hear back. I'm praying more than anything that I can be accepted into this program. It'd be a dream come true.

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On ‎3‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 12:02 PM, kendalldinniene said:

My family is pretty anti-intellectual so it's been fun seeing their "that's not a real doctor/you're a cog in the liberal indoctrination machine" instincts clash with their very real pride and excitement for me 😄

I have a real problem with the whole, " a PhD in literature isn't a real doctor," gag because it might actually be harder to enter a PhD program in literature than medicine.  Nothing against the work doctors do, but last I heard the numbers check out. 

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On the waitlist for funding at Villanova. I don't know what it is about my application that screams 'waitlist me' but apparently all of the programs I applied to decided to come together and do that. *internally screams until April 15th*

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4 hours ago, cassidyaxx said:

On the waitlist for funding at Villanova. I don't know what it is about my application that screams 'waitlist me' but apparently all of the programs I applied to decided to come together and do that. *internally screams until April 15th*

Only 16.5 days till April 15!

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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! 

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1 hour ago, sugilite said:

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! 

Ugh, in the same boat over here. I also hate it because I know I'm holding a spot that could potentially keep someone else from getting in if I end up rejecting. Also the fact that I have no idea where I'm going to spend the next 5 years of my life :')

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waitlist purgatory solidarity! the worst. finally made the choice between my two offers, which was agonizing enough already, and the idea of suddenly having to make another choice at the very last minute is my nightmare. two more weeks! we’re so close, y’all!

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@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!

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