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Does anyone know: is an interview necessary for admission to Chicago, or is there a possibility of getting in without one (i.e. if I know someone who got an interview request and I didn’t, is it all over for me)? Their website says, “In some years, a few of the final candidates for PhD admissions spots may have a brief, exploratory Skype interview with departmental faculty members,” which sounds to me like not all admitted students will be interviewed, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking.  

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12 hours ago, midcentury said:

Does anyone know: is an interview necessary for admission to Chicago, or is there a possibility of getting in without one (i.e. if I know someone who got an interview request and I didn’t, is it all over for me)? Their website says, “In some years, a few of the final candidates for PhD admissions spots may have a brief, exploratory Skype interview with departmental faculty members,” which sounds to me like not all admitted students will be interviewed, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking.  

What's your sub-discipline? I happen to know that, as of Wednesday, the ancient specialists who are *not* on the admissions committee have *not* received writing samples for review. This is just to say that, if whoever you know is in a different sub-discipline than you, then they could be at a different stage in the process. 

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27 minutes ago, diodotus said:

What's your sub-discipline? I happen to know that, as of Wednesday, the ancient specialists who are *not* on the admissions committee have *not* received writing samples for review. This is just to say that, if whoever you know is in a different sub-discipline than you, then they could be at a different stage in the process. 

Thanks for the info! Not ancient – I’m actually not sure who’d be reading my sample, because it sort of spans two subfields (ethics and phil of lang), but a good reminder that I don’t really know what’s happening and that it definitely will not help my nerves to try to guess. 

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I know someone into phil of lang who just got admitted this past week, but she's also into Kant and epistemology; no idea what angle she took in her SoP or what her writing sample was on, so I have no idea which sub-discipline would have been reviewing her. Good luck!

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