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Hey guys,

Saw an admit posted on the website. Anyone else got an admit? As of now, I've not received anything :/

The waiting is already agonizing enough... what more when you throw in a sudden admit or two (which is/are not yours!)...

The suffering levels up!!!

GarrrhgggHHH!

-rant over-

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I saw the same thing and my heart sank. I applied to Newhouse, but not for the Media Studies program. Didn't expect to hear from them for another week or so, since the results show that they typically contact you in early March. Guess I'll be on high alert this week!

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I saw the same thing and my heart sank. I applied to Newhouse, but not for the Media Studies program. Didn't expect to hear from them for another week or so, since the results show that they typically contact you in early March. Guess I'll be on high alert this week!

Gosh. Although I am happy for the person who got the admit.

Just a heads up, a friend of mine who applied to Newhouse (PR) got a Skype interview - she's an international student.

I never knew this application process could be such a highly stressful situation!

I hope I will look back on this one day and LAUGH, holding my Master's cert. in one hand and PhD in the other.

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Ah, I remember reading about that. I didn't think that Newhouse interviewed anyone for their M.A. programs. Might be because she was an international applicant? In any case, I haven't heard anything from them either, since I submitted my application.

Don't freak out! You're making me more nervous too, haha.

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Ah, I remember reading about that. I didn't think that Newhouse interviewed anyone for their M.A. programs. Might be because she was an international applicant? In any case, I haven't heard anything from them either, since I submitted my application.

Don't freak out! You're making me more nervous too, haha.

Yup, she's an international student, as am I.

I called the graduate coordinator and she just said vaguely that results would be out by mid-March and that there were no interviews conducted. My only take is that she just wasn't really bothered with what I had to say - I'm sure she receives plenty of such of my calls and was pretty sick of answering yet another "When will we be notified" call!

I really wonder what the admissions rate of the Media Studies M.A. program is. They post the admissions rate of all the other programs except 2, one of which is Media Studies!

Good luck and keep us updated!

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Yup, she's an international student, as am I.

I called the graduate coordinator and she just said vaguely that results would be out by mid-March and that there were no interviews conducted. My only take is that she just wasn't really bothered with what I had to say - I'm sure she receives plenty of such of my calls and was pretty sick of answering yet another "When will we be notified" call!

I really wonder what the admissions rate of the Media Studies M.A. program is. They post the admissions rate of all the other programs except 2, one of which is Media Studies!

Good luck and keep us updated!

Ok who posted another admit to Syracuse, Media Studies M.A.???? Reveal yourselves!!!

SIgh,... I admit defeat *waves tiny white flag*

I'm taking it as a rejection that both Accepts posted on the results page received their notification a week ago... (Congrats though to the both of you!) and I have been privy only to the obsessive clicks of my mouse button from refreshing this website and the occasional cricket chirp.

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Ok who posted another admit to Syracuse, Media Studies M.A.???? Reveal yourselves!!!

SIgh,... I admit defeat *waves tiny white flag*

I'm taking it as a rejection that both Accepts posted on the results page received their notification a week ago... (Congrats though to the both of you!) and I have been privy only to the obsessive clicks of my mouse button from refreshing this website and the occasional cricket chirp.

This thread caught my eye and I couldn't help but to try and alleviate some of your misery.

I'm the first person who posted their admission news on the results page. I'm still very surprised that I received an offer so soon, considering my application had not even been complete and in their hands to review for a full three weeks. Don't get me wrong, I'm terribly excited, but also reasonably puzzled/impressed by such an efficient admissions committee.

What I think happened is that they gave priority review to members of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. With the exception of Newhouse, I've never been asked directly on a grad school application about being a member. This question really stuck out to me, and I get the feeling that it had a lot to do with my getting an offer so soon. As a lone prospective student, obviously I'm in no position to confirm or negate this theory, but I don't see why they would ask a question like that if they were not to give PBK initiates special consideration.

Thanks for the congrats, by the way. I don't want to create any more anxiety about this application/decision process, and didn't intend to cause a ruckus by posting on the results page. Since apparently no one else has heard back from Newhouse, chances are they're still sorting things out, as are all the other schools out there. I wouldn't panic too much until a huge wave of Newhouse admits/rejects pops up on the board. Good luck! :)

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This thread caught my eye and I couldn't help but to try and alleviate some of your misery.

I'm the first person who posted their admission news on the results page. I'm still very surprised that I received an offer so soon, considering my application had not even been complete and in their hands to review for a full three weeks. Don't get me wrong, I'm terribly excited, but also reasonably puzzled/impressed by such an efficient admissions committee.

What I think happened is that they gave priority review to members of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. With the exception of Newhouse, I've never been asked directly on a grad school application about being a member. This question really stuck out to me, and I get the feeling that it had a lot to do with my getting an offer so soon. As a lone prospective student, obviously I'm in no position to confirm or negate this theory, but I don't see why they would ask a question like that if they were not to give PBK initiates special consideration.

Thanks for the congrats, by the way. I don't want to create any more anxiety about this application/decision process, and didn't intend to cause a ruckus by posting on the results page. Since apparently no one else has heard back from Newhouse, chances are they're still sorting things out, as are all the other schools out there. I wouldn't panic too much until a huge wave of Newhouse admits/rejects pops up on the board. Good luck! :)

Oh.Coco. Your reply was totally unexpected but that was really nice of you! Sorry, I didn't mean to make you feel bad about posting your results -- that is, after all, what the results page is for!

But thank you for this note. Really sweet of you.

I'm thinking that perhaps my notification is late because the international students are assessed later than the Americans? May be grasping at straws here, but hey, that's what keeps me going!

:)

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Thanks for your reply, Oh.Coco., and congrats! I'm definitely jealous. :)

An update from Newhouse's twitter: "2011-2012 Prospective Students. Admissions decisions will be delivered by e-mail around March 15." Two weeks to go!

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Thanks for your reply, Oh.Coco., and congrats! I'm definitely jealous. :)

An update from Newhouse's twitter: "2011-2012 Prospective Students. Admissions decisions will be delivered by e-mail around March 15." Two weeks to go!

Hi All,

Since I started the thread, I thought I should post an update once I got one. I got a reject from Syracuse. Hope the rest who read this got good news instead! I will continue to be cautiously optimistic about the rest of the schools.

Good luck to us all!

Cheers,

Banana21

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Oh why thank you and no worries, I know how agonizing/ anxiety-inducing this waiting game business can be. Just trying to help over here :)

I'm sorry that you weren't offered admission, Banana21! Sometimes it's simply impossible to know what grad committees are looking for. Hope that things work out for the better and you end up somewhere that turns out to be a much better fit. See that you also applied to Boston and decisions got mailed out today. Good luck!

Hi All,

Since I started the thread, I thought I should post an update once I got one. I got a reject from Syracuse. Hope the rest who read this got good news instead! I will continue to be cautiously optimistic about the rest of the schools.

Good luck to us all!

Cheers,

Banana21

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Hey people,

I got my acceptance to the Media Studies program today, I called in because I hadn't heard anything. They sent me an email saying that they had just sent the acceptance to the wrong email address(my email is paul.esposi and they sent it to paul.esposito) but the original email was dated February 20th so I have been anxious for half a month! Really happy and relieved to finally have the news. Hope that helps!

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Hey all! I just got into both the PR and Advertising masters at Newhouse. Totally not expecting that at all. Today I got rejected from BU for mass com but it's fine since it's looking like I will be at Newhouse! Any other Newhouse people hear yet?

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Totally forgot to say that this was for Newhouse!

Hey people,

I got my acceptance to the Media Studies program today, I called in because I hadn't heard anything. They sent me an email saying that they had just sent the acceptance to the wrong email address(my email is paul.esposi and they sent it to paul.esposito) but the original email was dated February 20th so I have been anxious for half a month! Really happy and relieved to finally have the news. Hope that helps!

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Hey all! I just got into both the PR and Advertising masters at Newhouse. Totally not expecting that at all. Today I got rejected from BU for mass com but it's fine since it's looking like I will be at Newhouse! Any other Newhouse people hear yet?

Got my acceptance e-mail to Advertising on Friday. Very excited! Are you planning on visiting for the Master's Preview?

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Not sure yet! Congrats tho on advertising! I'm still deciding between that and PR... or maybe I'll do both haha. Are you going to it? I'm in Chicago so I'm gonna try to make it!

Congratulations to you as well! That's very nice how you got into both programs. I really want to go, but it's going to cost me ~$600 for hotel + airfare, so I'm not 100% sure yet. Initially, I wanted to attend the event to help myself make a decision between Newhouse and UT Austin, but ultimately, it all depends on funding offers. I didn't think I'd get accepted to Newhouse (it's been my dream school for years) so I was focused on attending UT, but once the admit came in, I think I'm now partial to 'Cuse. Ah, such a dilemma!

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