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Just now, kendalldinniene said:

You inspired me, I just made a milkshake and it did make me feel better

Right!? I've been eating ice cream and binge watching the newer season of American Crime Story every night and it is a good way to cope. Also went stargazing in the middle of the night with a dear friend of mine on Saturday and I highly recommend it for anyone who feels like this process has sapped away the poetic parts of their soul.

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53 minutes ago, Bopie5 said:

Right!? I've been eating ice cream and binge watching the newer season of American Crime Story every night and it is a good way to cope. Also went stargazing in the middle of the night with a dear friend of mine on Saturday and I highly recommend it for anyone who feels like this process has sapped away the poetic parts of their soul.

I devoured that season last week! 

And I had an amazing conversation about extra uterine gestation with someone at a party last week that jolted my academic lit brain back into action.  I’ve been looking at UPenn’s call for papers site and I think I’m going to get back to work to distract/nourish myself.

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9 minutes ago, placeinspace said:

First thing I do upon waking is check my email and then my application portal for the two schools that should be notifying the soonest. Is there a technology addiction recovery program specifically for grad school applicants? I think I need one... ?

I’ve been updating my e-mails every 4 or 5 minutes since 9am (which is so very stupid because my 9am is midnight in US CT). This waiting is pure torture... ? 

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29 minutes ago, placeinspace said:

First thing I do upon waking is check my email and then my application portal for the two schools that should be notifying the soonest. Is there a technology addiction recovery program specifically for grad school applicants? I think I need one... ?

This is basically my routine. It’s  a problem. 

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I just got an email from Duke saying to check my application portal because a decision has been made....but it says no decision made!?!?!?!??!  Did anyone else receive an email? 

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26 minutes ago, alexisnj said:

I just got an email from Duke saying to check my application portal because a decision has been made....but it says no decision made!?!?!?!??!  Did anyone else receive an email? 

just cleared my cache and reloaded the site and it was a rejection. 

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Throwing my hat into the ring of rejected Duke applicants. Surprisingly not that disappointed, and still holding out a bit of hope on other programs. It also doesn't hurt the morale that I just found out a few days ago that I'm a semifinalist for a Fulbright grant... so I can treat my wounds with some nice ego-soothing salve. 

Continuing to wish you all the best of luck with the upcoming decision announcements!

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I got a Duke rejection as well. It's my first official rejection, and I actually feel incredibly relieved to know something. 

I haven't posted much recently, but congratulations to everyone accepted so far! Your acceptances are keeping me afloat. ❤️ 

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I've been lurking for some time back here. I too received my first rejection. I am also a fated Duke rejection (though I almost expected it). Congrats to those accepted! 

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@conraddy check this thread out:

https://forum.thegradcafe.com/topic/106843-funded-english-ma-programs/

that said, not sure how accurate it is, or whether any are still accepting. Villanova is still accepting, and they offer tuition for both years and a stipend to about 5-7 new admits per year.

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8 minutes ago, conraddy said:

Also, a related query: does anyone know if there are still funded Masters programs accepting applications??

Bucknell accepts until Feb. 1.  That might be a little tight because it looks like they want some materials sent directly to them.

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Did any of the comp lit peeps on here apply to UCLA? Trawling back through the results page, it looks like they've posted results around the last week of Jan in the past - but last year people still hadn't heard anything by mid-April! Not sure if I should be refreshing their portal every 5 mins, or putting them out of my mind for another three months...anyone in the same boat?

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8 minutes ago, dreid said:

Did any of the comp lit peeps on here apply to UCLA? Trawling back through the results page, it looks like they've posted results around the last week of Jan in the past - but last year people still hadn't heard anything by mid-April! Not sure if I should be refreshing their portal every 5 mins, or putting them out of my mind for another three months...anyone in the same boat?

yes but with Berkeley English because they have sent out results as early as the 30th or as late as mid feb...

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Also how do people check the status of their application? Mine all say "submitted," even though I know at least one committee must have met already. Is there another place to check?

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2 hours ago, conraddy said:

Also, a related query: does anyone know if there are still funded Masters programs accepting applications??

Yes, Bucknell and the University of Vermont are accepting applicants until February 1st. Both are good, fully funded programs. Someone else may be able to weigh in with more.

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45 minutes ago, Dogfish Head said:

Could any one help me? I am highly stressed. I have applied for a PhD in January 3rd deadline, but have not received any email regarding Gate and Trust scholarships and interview. Does anyone when the interview invitations will be emailed? Or have the emails already sent to people who have been selected for an interview? 

 

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Could any one help me please?? I am very stressed. I have applied for a PhD in January 3rd deadline, but have not received any email regarding Gate and Trust scholarships and interview. Does anyone know when the interview invitations will be emailed? Or have the emails already been sent to people who have been selected for an interview? 

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i received some really nice words from one of my letter writers today basically reminding me that pretty much everyone in academia experiences rejection--multiple forms of rejection--at pretty much every step. from PhD programs, from fellowships, from postdoc positions, from jobs even after a grueling interview process, from journals, from publishers. it may not all feel as horrible as what we feel right now, but certainly we will be rejected in some form again even if we believe in ourselves and believe in our research. it's all about persistence, so don't let the rejection kill your ambition :)

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1 hour ago, dreid said:

Did any of the comp lit peeps on here apply to UCLA? Trawling back through the results page, it looks like they've posted results around the last week of Jan in the past - but last year people still hadn't heard anything by mid-April! Not sure if I should be refreshing their portal every 5 mins, or putting them out of my mind for another three months...anyone in the same boat?

Last year UCLA switched systems midway through the cycle and extended the deadline as a result so everything took longer.

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