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Keep saying to yourself, you're not the only one, you're not the only one. Last year none of my schools notified me until beginning of March. It's also a question of working out the funding. Decisions have been made but departments are now looking for funding before making formal acceptances.

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Keep saying to yourself, you're not the only one, you're not the only one. Last year none of my schools notified me until beginning of March. It's also a question of working out the funding. Decisions have been made but departments are now looking for funding before making formal acceptances.

Thanks. That makes me feel a bit better. :)

It's so weird seeing that BOTH acceptances and rejections have gone out from these places. It's like, "They must have decided. Why are others hearing and I haven't?"

Then again, maybe ignorance is bliss. I'd like to think it means I'm still in the running -- though if it were a clear decision from them, I suspect I wouldn't be sitting here without a letter of any kind. :(

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I'm in exactly the same position. Because others already have had acceptances from places I applied to my hopes aren't exactly rising either...

Yeah, same sort of feeling here. But it's especially weird when you see that acceptances, rejections, and waitlists have all come from one school, and you haven't gotten any of the three. It feels like you're in limbo, which I suppose is better than rejection, but probably means the outcome isn't looking rosy, either.

Anyone know why this happens? Some acceptances and rejections go out from a particular school, but not all for that school?

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Me too. I just want one letter to know that I'm in the game, so to speak, but if that one letter is a rejection, then I'll probably wish I were back in the "ignorance is bliss" stage.

I had no idea this would be so nerve-wracking...

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Those who hear back sooner than others is probably because professors identify their top recruiting priority early on. Whereas early rejections means that the application was not competitive enough. Keep hope they are probably waiting to hear from the college about planned funding for next year.

I know this is the case for UC's since the state is demanding another 500 million cut. Most Ph.D programs offer full funding to their incoming students. It is all about budgeting and recruiting their top picks.

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Realistically, though, it means I'm probably not getting in anywhere, right? Because it doesn't seem like schools ever get more funding than they thought they'd have...

Wow. I thought for sure I had a decent shot at getting in someplace, even if I didn't have a lot of choice about where it was. This is feeling like a shutout.

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Realistically, though, it means I'm probably not getting in anywhere, right? Because it doesn't seem like schools ever get more funding than they thought they'd have...

Wow. I thought for sure I had a decent shot at getting in someplace, even if I didn't have a lot of choice about where it was. This is feeling like a shutout.

don't write yourself off quite yet. i'm in the same boat, but it looks as though many schools haven't even started issuing decisions at all.

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Totally know how this feels. It has been especially disconcerting for me with Northwestern, with the slough of rejections last weekend and the few acceptances during the week. Oh well.

I can say that I have heard for sure that UChicago hasn't made final decisions yet, but they should be coming in the next few weeks.

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Sigh, still quiet. sad.gif On the bright side, I got a revise and resubmit for my article; my professors are happy about this and think that I have a really good chance of publishing it. The recommendation was to add more diversity in the primary sources, which I am accomplishing by going through ~20 years of a local ethnic newspaper. Thanks, interlibrary loan!

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Sigh, still quiet. sad.gif On the bright side, I got a revise and resubmit for my article; my professors are happy about this and think that I have a really good chance of publishing it. The recommendation was to add more diversity in the primary sources, which I am accomplishing by going through ~20 years of a local ethnic newspaper. Thanks, interlibrary loan!

I am in the same boat with my article! *sigh* I'd do it... except I'm abroad and my notes are 6,000 miles away... as well as library access!

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If a school is calling people for prospective student visits, and I haven't heard, should I assume I am out of the running?

Man, this is really getting me down.

Share the same feeling here :) Wish you good luck ... and so to myself

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If a school is calling people for prospective student visits, and I haven't heard, should I assume I am out of the running?

Man, this is really getting me down.

honestly? yeah. assume it means you're out of it. NYU, for example, is notorious for rejecting students they bring to the prospectives day and for accepting students that they never contact for a visit. when i applied for programs, i hung on hoping i was that one student who doesn't get invited to prospectives week but is still admitted. not only was i ultimately disappointed, because the "no" came so late in the process (late march, i think), i never took the time to really enjoy any of my acceptances. assume that no invite means you're out, and then if you happen to be admitted anyway, think of it as a happy surprise. that's my advice, for what it's worth.

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honestly? yeah. assume it means you're out of it. NYU, for example, is notorious for rejecting students they bring to the prospectives day and for accepting students that they never contact for a visit. when i applied for programs, i hung on hoping i was that one student who doesn't get invited to prospectives week but is still admitted. not only was i ultimately disappointed, because the "no" came so late in the process (late march, i think), i never took the time to really enjoy any of my acceptances. assume that no invite means you're out, and then if you happen to be admitted anyway, think of it as a happy surprise. that's my advice, for what it's worth.

Good to know.

I can't believe places don't even bother to send out a rejection. It seems like basic manners, after someone has sent in a record of their life's work, to at least send them a generic "we regret to inform you" letter, so that they can stop wondering.

People always tell me that academia is uncivilized, but it never ceases to amaze.

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honestly? yeah. assume it means you're out of it. NYU, for example, is notorious for rejecting students they bring to the prospectives day and for accepting students that they never contact for a visit. when i applied for programs, i hung on hoping i was that one student who doesn't get invited to prospectives week but is still admitted. not only was i ultimately disappointed, because the "no" came so late in the process (late march, i think), i never took the time to really enjoy any of my acceptances. assume that no invite means you're out, and then if you happen to be admitted anyway, think of it as a happy surprise. that's my advice, for what it's worth.

When you say rejecting students they bring to the prospective students day...how many are we talking, do you know??

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Last year I applied to 5 MA programs and 1 PhD program. Not only was I rejected from all six (not surprising, as I had no sense of purpose), but I didn't know a thing until the last week of March (UF, UMass). The rest did not come until April. It is really early, so I'm hopeful that I'll hear something soon. I was accepted last week from LSU, but I still have 13 apps (all MA, except for Temple) with unknown outcomes. I assume I will be rejected from all. I've started looking for apartments in Baton Rouge. I know this isn't the first time for some of you. Are many of you first-timers?

For those who are in and have knowledge -- do you think a department is turned off by back-to-back applications? If so, I know I can cross Temple, UF, and UMass off my list as potential choices.

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Last year I applied to 5 MA programs and 1 PhD program. Not only was I rejected from all six (not surprising, as I had no sense of purpose), but I didn't know a thing until the last week of March (UF, UMass). The rest did not come until April. It is really early, so I'm hopeful that I'll hear something soon. I was accepted last week from LSU, but I still have 13 apps (all MA, except for Temple) with unknown outcomes. I assume I will be rejected from all. I've started looking for apartments in Baton Rouge. I know this isn't the first time for some of you. Are many of you first-timers?

For those who are in and have knowledge -- do you think a department is turned off by back-to-back applications? If so, I know I can cross Temple, UF, and UMass off my list as potential choices.

I was just in Baton Rouge last Friday for research. Their special collections library is absolutely beautiful. There are some great archives there and in New Orleans so get excited. Also since I assume you do Modern US from your name there is a great African American Library in NOLA with fantastic civil rights and harlem rennaisance collections.

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Last year I applied to 5 MA programs and 1 PhD program. Not only was I rejected from all six (not surprising, as I had no sense of purpose), but I didn't know a thing until the last week of March (UF, UMass). The rest did not come until April. It is really early, so I'm hopeful that I'll hear something soon. I was accepted last week from LSU, but I still have 13 apps (all MA, except for Temple) with unknown outcomes. I assume I will be rejected from all. I've started looking for apartments in Baton Rouge. I know this isn't the first time for some of you. Are many of you first-timers?

Been lurking here for a while, but I wanted to join in the madness. Hehe. But hello! I am a first-timer, but I was also accepted into LSU (MA) the last week of January, but it's been radio silence since. LSU was my safety school, but every once in a while I feel like it's gonna be the best and/or only option. At least I have one, but I'm going nutzo waiting for the rest.

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I was just in Baton Rouge last Friday for research. Their special collections library is absolutely beautiful. There are some great archives there and in New Orleans so get excited. Also since I assume you do Modern US from your name there is a great African American Library in NOLA with fantastic civil rights and harlem rennaisance collections.

Thanks! That sounds wonderful. Ironically, as I just wished for a choice in the end, and I was accepted from Tennessee. I guess OCD has its good moments (though I may soon develop carpel tunnel from hitting 'reload'). I looking forward to visiting Baton Rouge and NOLA.

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When you say rejecting students they bring to the prospective students day...how many are we talking, do you know??

i don't have numbers on this, sorry. but i do know, through anecdotal information, that every year since 2007 they've invited some applicants to the prospectives week and then not extended them an offer of admission.

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