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Hi! Yep, I got admitted into Georgetown yesterday!

I got accepted into my top choice over¬†the weekend!!! full funding for 5 years¬†ūüė欆seriously so happy!!!!

Hey guys! I was active in the Spanish thread last cycle, and am currently  in my first year of a PhD in Span. lit at Princeton. Just wanted to check in and say best of luck to everyone. In terms of in

19 minutes ago, senorbrightside said:

And there's my rejection from UVA...

Still have five more to hear back from but I'm pretty sure that will be five more rejections at this point. I was shut out last year too so ūüėē¬†

 

OYE NO DIGAS ESO. Its okay if you dont have the faith, but I have enough faith for you that this will be a different cycle for you. I am speaking positively for you and putting out buenas vibras por ti. You WILL NOT be shut out this cycle. 

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30 minutes ago, Conejita said:

OYE NO DIGAS ESO. Its okay if you dont have the faith, but I have enough faith for you that this will be a different cycle for you. I am speaking positively for you and putting out buenas vibras por ti. You WILL NOT be shut out this cycle. 

¬°Gracias!

Si me digo que no tengo esperanza, me va a sorprender a√ļn m√°s cuando recibo un acceptance WITH funding. I just know this is my last cycle, so I'm just trying not to get my hopes up at this much...but I¬†thank you for your faith.¬†

Por cierto...maybe email the school you had the interview with? Unless you're like me and like assuming lo peor while holding onto hope? 

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Amig@s, thank you all for participating in this thread. I look at it often and feel less alone in this grueling process. 

I'm hoping to get some advice. I applied to five programs this cycle. I was rejected by two and still have one pending (MA at Nebraska). I've been admitted to two: MA at UC Davis (full funding with 50% TA position) and PhD at University of Michigan (full funding, fellowship year one, and a "merit-based" fellowship for two additional years). Both programs have several professors who I'm interested in working with, but it seems that Michigan is the obvious choice because of the lighter teaching load and the stability of a seven-year commitment (vs. only two at Davis). I'm wondering if there are any factors I'm missing or forgetting to consider here. I was planning to reject the UC Davis offer as soon as possible so they can move to the next candidate, but I wanted to check with the collective intelligence first to see if you all have any input. Thanks in advance! 

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16 minutes ago, olivetree111 said:

Amig@s, thank you all for participating in this thread. I look at it often and feel less alone in this grueling process. 

I'm hoping to get some advice. I applied to five programs this cycle. I was rejected by two and still have one pending (MA at Nebraska). I've been admitted to two: MA at UC Davis (full funding with 50% TA position) and PhD at University of Michigan (full funding, fellowship year one, and a "merit-based" fellowship for two additional years). Both programs have several professors who I'm interested in working with, but it seems that Michigan is the obvious choice because of the lighter teaching load and the stability of a seven-year commitment (vs. only two at Davis). I'm wondering if there are any factors I'm missing or forgetting to consider here. I was planning to reject the UC Davis offer as soon as possible so they can move to the next candidate, but I wanted to check with the collective intelligence first to see if you all have any input. Thanks in advance! 

Congrats on the acceptances! I would agree with taking the U Michigan offer, however, mainly because it's a PhD offer. I would caveat that with really researching the faculty in the departments and thinking about your potential interests; which department is closer to those? If Davis is honestly closer, it may be better to take the Davis offer. I would also think about what your aims for the MA/PhD are. Do you want an academic job (TT or equivalent?) If so, make sure the programs are able to give you enough teaching/professional experience. Fellowships look great on the resume (I'm also up for a Fellowship at Davis which I would really like) but missing out on 3 years of teaching at the start is a lot and you'll then be teaching at the more stressful part of the degree. Plus you'll have less experience than others on the market (for example, most would have 2 years at most on Fellowship across MA/PhD). 

I honestly wouldn't rush your decision - I have 3 offers and am likely going to take my Davis offer but sometimes when I think about it, I think should I take one of the other offers. It's a difficult process - don't rush it! Just my $0.02.  

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21 hours ago, senorbrightside said:

And there's my rejection from UVA...

Still have five more to hear back from but I'm pretty sure that will be five more rejections at this point. I was shut out last year too so ūüėē¬†

 

Hasta marzo no se sabr√° nada de Illinois o Nebraska porque su fecha l√≠mites fueron recientes. En varias univeresidades los departamentos de ingl√©s¬† recibieron entre 40% y 100% M√ĀS solicitudes de admisi√≥n a programas graduados para el oto√Īo. Posiblemente algo similar ocurri√≥ con espa√Īol. Yo tampoco ten√≠a esperanzas desde el principio. Por eso cuando me lleg√≥ el primer (y √ļnico rechazo hasta ahora) fue como ir a preparar caf√© en la cocina. No me afect√≥. Ahora, hay dos en donde tengo posibilidades todav√≠a y, como Conejita, les doy la semana que viene a m√°s tardar antes de ponerme a hacer llamadas y enviar mensajes 'email' a los directores de programa. En Virginia solicita demasiada gente,¬†¬°la competencia ah√≠ es absolutamente brutal!¬†As√≠ que √°nimo Senorbright.¬†

Yo, en cuanto termine un par de cosas, me pongo a buscar trabajo porque parece que no voy a estudiar. 

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29 minutes ago, olivetree111 said:

Amig@s, thank you all for participating in this thread. I look at it often and feel less alone in this grueling process. 

I'm hoping to get some advice. I applied to five programs this cycle. I was rejected by two and still have one pending (MA at Nebraska). I've been admitted to two: MA at UC Davis (full funding with 50% TA position) and PhD at University of Michigan (full funding, fellowship year one, and a "merit-based" fellowship for two additional years). Both programs have several professors who I'm interested in working with, but it seems that Michigan is the obvious choice because of the lighter teaching load and the stability of a seven-year commitment (vs. only two at Davis). I'm wondering if there are any factors I'm missing or forgetting to consider here. I was planning to reject the UC Davis offer as soon as possible so they can move to the next candidate, but I wanted to check with the collective intelligence first to see if you all have any input. Thanks in advance! 

Felicidades, Olive.

¬ŅFactores a tomar en cuenta? Creo que el principal es si crees que podr√°s trabajar bien en el lugar que sea.¬†Piensa que Ann Arbor es un lugar con unas condiciones climatol√≥gicas fuertes en invierno. ¬ŅNo tendr√≠as problemas de depresi√≥n o de desprecio por el clima? (Yo no, pero hay gente que s√≠.) Cosas as√≠. 5, 6 √≥ 7 a√Īos es un tiempo largo. Aunque siempre puedes trasladarte a otro programa... El costo de vida es otra cuesti√≥n. Y as√≠ hay varias cosas. Para m√≠ lo principal es que s√≠ voy a trabajar en un programa donde a los profesores les guste trabajar con uno y quieran ayudar a uno. (Si ves que un profesor en tu √°rea no ha tenido estudiantes a su cargo en alg√ļn tiempo... ¬°mal√≠sima se√Īal!) En donde yo estoy ahora el ambiente es t√≥xico en el √°rea de Latinoam√©rica y tiene a los poqu√≠tisimos estudiantes de literatura nerviosos. Todas estas cuestiones que menciono no suenan importantes ahora, pero s√≠¬†lo son a largo plazo.¬†

 

 

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56 minutes ago, olivetree111 said:

Amig@s, thank you all for participating in this thread. I look at it often and feel less alone in this grueling process. 

I'm hoping to get some advice. I applied to five programs this cycle. I was rejected by two and still have one pending (MA at Nebraska). I've been admitted to two: MA at UC Davis (full funding with 50% TA position) and PhD at University of Michigan (full funding, fellowship year one, and a "merit-based" fellowship for two additional years). Both programs have several professors who I'm interested in working with, but it seems that Michigan is the obvious choice because of the lighter teaching load and the stability of a seven-year commitment (vs. only two at Davis). I'm wondering if there are any factors I'm missing or forgetting to consider here. I was planning to reject the UC Davis offer as soon as possible so they can move to the next candidate, but I wanted to check with the collective intelligence first to see if you all have any input. Thanks in advance! 

¬°Enhorabuena!

My advisor from undergrad basically told me when I was considering applying to Michigan that "if I get in, GO." I didn't end up applying because I didn't feel a real match despite various professors I admire being there. Granted there are other factors, like Angela Merkel and presidentialpudding said, but an acceptance to Michigan is a HUGE thing as it's so hard to get into. 

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1 hour ago, Angela Merkel said:

Hasta marzo no se sabr√° nada de Illinois o Nebraska porque su fecha l√≠mites fueron recientes. En varias univeresidades los departamentos de ingl√©s¬† recibieron entre 40% y 100% M√ĀS solicitudes de admisi√≥n a programas graduados para el oto√Īo. Posiblemente algo similar ocurri√≥ con espa√Īol. Yo tampoco ten√≠a esperanzas desde el principio. Por eso cuando me lleg√≥ el primer (y √ļnico rechazo hasta ahora) fue como ir a preparar caf√© en la cocina. No me afect√≥. Ahora, hay dos en donde tengo posibilidades todav√≠a y, como Conejita, les doy la semana que viene a m√°s tardar antes de ponerme a hacer llamadas y enviar mensajes 'email' a los directores de programa. En Virginia solicita demasiada gente,¬†¬°la competencia ah√≠ es absolutamente brutal!¬†As√≠ que √°nimo Senorbright.¬†

Yo, en cuanto termine un par de cosas, me pongo a buscar trabajo porque parece que no voy a estudiar. 

Interesante, lo de Illinois - ¬Ņles has enviado un email para pedirles cu√°ndo van a pedirnos noticias? Me he postulado a los dos (UIUC y UIC) y sigo esperando... alguien de Reddit me ha dicho que UIUC ya han enviado rechazos a algunos pero no s√© nada. Creo que UIC me encajar√≠a mejor¬†pero que yo sepa¬†los dos no han aceptado a nadie ya...¬†

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La U de Illinois en Chicago me atrae mucho por varias razones. Yo creo que a principios de marzo se sabr√° algo debido a su calendario; hace apenas 4 semanas que llegaron las solicitudes finales. Pero es pura especulaci√≥n. Tambi√©n cerraron par de d√≠as en estos d√≠as por la ola de fr√≠o √°rtico. S√≠ me comuniqu√©, pero era por cuesti√≥n de un documento de mi solicitud. En dos d√≠as me contestaron, y ya estaba el¬†proceso en marcha. Hay una administradora en el departamento que se encarga de todo lo de admisiones graduadas. Tambi√©n puede que, como muchas, est√°n esperando que la Escuela Graduada le apruebe los fondos para las posiciones. Eso pasaba en Wisconsin y en Minnessotta hace un par de a√Īos. Wisconsin mejor√≥ el a√Īo pasado. Este a√Īo Minessotta (que era mi predilecta) no acept√≥ solicitudes porque no se lo permiti√≥ la Escuela Graduada.¬†

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On 2/20/2021 at 7:47 AM, presidentialpudding said:

Interesante, lo de Illinois - ¬Ņles has enviado un email para pedirles cu√°ndo van a pedirnos noticias? Me he postulado a los dos (UIUC y UIC) y sigo esperando... alguien de Reddit me ha dicho que UIUC ya han enviado rechazos a algunos pero no s√© nada. Creo que UIC me encajar√≠a mejor¬†pero que yo sepa¬†los dos no han aceptado a nadie ya...¬†

Hi, about the UIUC decision, I sent an email to DGS and he said the result will be soon available no later than late February. I applied to UIUC too, and I am literature track.

Has anyone here applied to Notre Dame? I am also waiting for their decision too

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2 hours ago, spanishdr said:

Hi, about the UIUC decision, I sent an email to DGS and he said the result will be soon available no later than late February. I applied to UIUC too, and I am literature track.

Has anyone here applied to Notre Dame? I am also waiting for their decision too

¡Gracias amigo! That's definitely later than usual - they have a VERY full PhD roster at the moment which I know is causing some headaches (some candidates are going onto their 7th year of PhD funding) so that may be causing some delays in decisions. 

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8 hours ago, Angela Merkel said:

La U de Illinois en Chicago me atrae mucho por varias razones. Yo creo que a principios de marzo se sabr√° algo debido a su calendario; hace apenas 4 semanas que llegaron las solicitudes finales. Pero es pura especulaci√≥n. Tambi√©n cerraron par de d√≠as en estos d√≠as por la ola de fr√≠o √°rtico. S√≠ me comuniqu√©, pero era por cuesti√≥n de un documento de mi solicitud. En dos d√≠as me contestaron, y ya estaba el¬†proceso en marcha. Hay una administradora en el departamento que se encarga de todo lo de admisiones graduadas. Tambi√©n puede que, como muchas, est√°n esperando que la Escuela Graduada le apruebe los fondos para las posiciones. Eso pasaba en Wisconsin y en Minnessotta hace un par de a√Īos. Wisconsin mejor√≥ el a√Īo pasado. Este a√Īo Minessotta (que era mi predilecta) no acept√≥ solicitudes porque no se lo permiti√≥ la Escuela Graduada.¬†

I did some digging - the GEO contract is up for renewal this year. This could potentially delay decisions at UIC. The rebargaining got very heated about 3/4 years ago at UIUC (picket lines etc) so that could very well lead to delays. 

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Just now, Conejita said:

I thought refreshing my email would make the decisions come faster ūüėā

Based on my own experience... it has not worked. Lol! I broke down and sent an email to IU via the portal, requesting any updates on the status of my application. I knew emailing the grad services coordinator wouldnt get me anywhere, and I am too scared to email my POI lol. I doubt there is anything, but the anxiety got the best of me. 

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49 minutes ago, casi cielo said:

  Still radio silence. Waiting and waiting..

Story of my life.

In other news, Campus Rec decided to put me back on their mailing list this week after no mails for two months...my heart skipped a beat at seeing a new email notification...only to be "This Week at Campus Rec..." 

Ojal√°...ojal√°.

@ConejitaI thought refreshing my email would make the decisions come faster¬†ūüėā

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7 minutes ago, senorbrightside said:

Story of my life.

In other news, Campus Rec decided to put me back on their mailing list this week after no mails for two months...my heart skipped a beat at seeing a new email notification...only to be "This Week at Campus Rec..." 

Ojal√°...ojal√°.

@ConejitaI thought refreshing my email would make the decisions come faster¬†ūüėā

I applied to the PhD program of my MA and every time I get a email with their header I get excited. Then I see ‚ÄúVirtual¬†events this week‚ÄĚ and I want to throw my phone across the room¬†

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12 minutes ago, casi cielo said:

Based on my own experience... it has not worked. Lol! I broke down and sent an email to IU via the portal, requesting any updates on the status of my application. I knew emailing the grad services coordinator wouldnt get me anywhere, and I am too scared to email my POI lol. I doubt there is anything, but the anxiety got the best of me. 

I am thinking of doing the same thing. I interviewed a month ago and haven’t heard anything. So I just may email their DGS but I don’t want to bother them either. I might give in to the anxiety though 

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35 minutes ago, presidentialpudding said:

@spanishdr UIUC has just emailed me their decision (acceptance!). Looks like what JIG told you was right. 

¬°Enhorabuena! I did my MA there so let me know if you have any questions...I know more about lit than linguistics though. It's a great program :)

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The school where I am waitlisted emailed me and told me "it doesn't look promising", so although I did have hope, I no longer do... waiting on a decision from one last school... it's looking like I won't make it in this year. any advice on what to do until next round? :(

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2 hours ago, casi cielo said:

The school where I am waitlisted emailed me and told me "it doesn't look promising", so although I did have hope, I no longer do... waiting on a decision from one last school... it's looking like I won't make it in this year. any advice on what to do until next round? :(

Lo √ļnico que se me ocurre es: pedir cartas de recomendaci√≥n m√°s fuertes y buscar por lo menos una persona con el rango de catedr√°tica(o) ('Professor'), escribir un ensayo de admisi√≥n bien fuerte donde cconvenzas a los que votan en los comit√©s de las cosas que te hacen una candidata fuerte para SU PROGRAMA (como alg√ļn √°rea de √©nfasis en su deprtamento entre la facultad, por ejemplo), buscar alg√ļn trabajo mientras tanto relacionado con la academia o con ense√Īanza (como t√©cnica en un laboratorio de idiomas, aunque sea de voluntaria, sin paga), aprobar ex√°menes en los idiomas extranjeros que piden e incluirlos en la solicitud para el a√Īo que viene. Hay un examen de idiomas para escuela graduada que algunas aceptan como evidencia final para los requisitos de idiomas. Y, por √ļltimo, reescribir el trabajo escrito que se someti√≥ con m√°s investigaci√≥n y citas y con un espa√Īol m√°s claro y l√≥gico. Estas cosas¬†son con las que yo cuento en lugar de notas. √Čstas no tienen tanto peso como muchos se creen. Estas cosas fueron compartidas por una ex-miembro de un comit√©. Tambi√©n son las cosas con las que yo cuento para ser admitida.... ¬°pero parece que a m√≠ no me funcionan!¬†ūü§£

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