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Accepted PhD Rhet/Comp offer at Cincinnati! Declined full funding at Wisconsin-Milwaukee (that was a tough decision!!) and told Ohio University they could take me off their waitlist (I was apparently "very, very high" on their waitlist), both PhD in Rhet/Comp.

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I'm declining Rutgers, and I've taken myself off the wait-lists for SUNY Buffalo and UPenn. Going to Michigan!

Good Luck and congratulations everyone!

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Turned down funded offers from Miami U and Texas A&M (both ph.d. lit.); took myself off the waitlist at LSU. Good luck, all!

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I just turned down a PhD offer at Iowa. It wasn't full funding, only 50% with a lot of teaching and research responsibilities, but the money seemed doable to me. Also, I had been accepted off the wait-list. Good luck!!!!

Anyone turning down Iowa? :)

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I just turned down a PhD offer at Iowa. It wasn't full funding, only 50% with a lot of teaching and research responsibilities, but the money seemed doable to me. Also, I had been accepted off the wait-list. Good luck!!!!

Just as a point of clarification, Iowa only offers full funding for PhD admits. A 50% appointment at Iowa (and elsewhere) IS full funding. It carries a full tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance. The 50% number is based on a 40-hour work week. So a 100% appointment would be 40 hours. As a TA or Instructor, the idea is that you don't work more than 20 hours a week, and that is where 50% comes from.

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Just turned down three offers:

  • UMass- Amherst English Ph.D.-- plus Teaching Assistantship award
  • CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. -- plus Enhanced Chancellor's Fellowship
  • College of William and Mary American Studies Ph.D.-- was wait-listed for a fellowship, but their funding is really good and I hope that someone else will benefit from being bumped up the waitlist another place!

Hope that helps some people out. Those are all really great places and there's money to be had.

That being said, I'm still waiting to hear from Michigan-- such a great program, great financial packages, and the DGS said she'd let me know ASAP, hopefully Monday. I hope people decline Michigan in droves today and tomorrow... to go to other great programs, of course!

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Declining Berkeley, Penn and Yale -- all fully funded PhD offers. Hope the space + money go toward someone here who'll make better use of it than I would have!

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Declining Berkeley, Penn and Yale -- all fully funded PhD offers. Hope the space + money go toward someone here who'll make better use of it than I would have!

If you don't mind me asking, where are you going? If you're declining these schools I feel like there are only a few options, one of which makes me very nervous...

On that note, anyone turning down Princeton?

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I've accepted a funded spot at BU and turned down BC (MA) and UTK (MA). Both were funded. I've also removed myself from UMinn's waitlist.

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If you don't mind me asking, where are you going? If you're declining these schools I feel like there are only a few options, one of which makes me very nervous...

On that note, anyone turning down Princeton?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news -- I accepted an offer at Princeton today.

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Today, I was accepted with full-funding off of the wait-list at Rice. Very much hope to attend in the fall. :-)

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Turned down U Oregon and U Florida today. I hope that helps somebody!

What was your track at Florida?

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Just turned down Stony Brook and West Virginia. Hope that helps someone out there!

What is your sub-field? Any idea which way you're leaning at this point? (Rochester is one of my wait-lists--I just visited the campus yesterday afternoon with another wait-listed student, and the campus was just beautiful).

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Just admitted off the Penn waitlist. I'll most likely accept the offer. Good luck to everyone else - this way my first acceptance and the agony of waiting was worth it.

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I'm declining a generous offer from Baylor.

I was contacted today about the possibility of a spot opening up, so just in case, thank you. ;)

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