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Since deadlines are either passed, or looming in the near future I figured I'd start up this thread! :) 

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I'm still waiting to hear back from all of my schools. I know SFU and UWO have sent out interview invites already, so I'm assuming those will be rejections. Radio silence from Saskatchewan though, odd since their deadline was beginning of December. 

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I've had an interview with POI (University of Alberta) back in November, as I was notified, my file is now being reviewed by the admissions committee. U of Saskatchewan is the most frustrating school: no status updates, no replies to e-mails (the assistant is out of the office most of the time); although the POI was very kind to me, but I don't want to bother him with questions.

Also applied to Waterloo, Guelph, Brock, New Brunswick and Lakehead as my safety school. Haven't heard anything from any of those yet.

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I've had an interview with POI (University of Alberta) back in November, as I was notified, my file is now being reviewed by the admissions committee. U of Saskatchewan is the most frustrating school: no status updates, no replies to e-mails (the assistant is out of the office most of the time); although the POI was very kind to me, but I don't want to bother him with questions.

Also applied to Waterloo, Guelph, Brock, New Brunswick and Lakehead as my safety school. Haven't heard anything from any of those yet.

 

I agree about Saskatchewan. Last time I applied (2 years ago), it took her over a month to respond to my email. The deadline for New Brunswick only just passed, so I don't think we'll be hearing back from them until mid-February. I'd like to hear back from Saskatchewan though, given that the deadline was beginning of December. 

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I agree about Saskatchewan. Last time I applied (2 years ago), it took her over a month to respond to my email. The deadline for New Brunswick only just passed, so I don't think we'll be hearing back from them until mid-February. I'd like to hear back from Saskatchewan though, given that the deadline was beginning of December.

Last time I heard from Saskatchewan, the grad assistant wrote me that final decisions are made around mid-January.

POI from New Brunswick told me that the committee is meeting in mid-January and students are typically contacted in the late Jan. But grad assistant said that decisions are usually made in early-mid February.

Edited by Sujie

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Hey everyone,

 

The deadlines for my applications just passed so it seems I have a long time to wait before I hear anything! :(

 

My programs don't send out acceptances until mid-March and early April. I still check my status fifty times a day, though. 

 

I wish you all the best of luck! Definitely post here if you hear anything. :)

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I've had an interview with POI (University of Alberta) back in November, as I was notified, my file is now being reviewed by the admissions committee. U of Saskatchewan is the most frustrating school: no status updates, no replies to e-mails (the assistant is out of the office most of the time); although the POI was very kind to me, but I don't want to bother him with questions.

Also applied to Waterloo, Guelph, Brock, New Brunswick and Lakehead as my safety school. Haven't heard anything from any of those yet.

I work at Brock, and we had our grad visitation day this past Friday. 

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I am waiting to hear back from York, Queen's and McGill. 

It's comforting to know that I'm not alone in checking my email a lot - even though I know I won't hear back until March (hopefully!). 

Best of luck, everyone!

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I am waiting to hear back from York, Queen's and McGill. 

It's comforting to know that I'm not alone in checking my email a lot - even though I know I won't hear back until March (hopefully!). 

Best of luck, everyone!

 

You're definitely not alone! I forgot how neurotic this process made me... Now that its officially February I don't anticipate it getting any better haha  

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Waiting to hear back from U of T after the interview day. I don't know why I both checking my email on the weekend...I know better. I like that there are others out there like me, though :). Solidarity.

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I'm still waiting to hear back from almost all my schools! A couple had deadlines that just passed, but the waiting is already killing me! 

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You're definitely not alone! I forgot how neurotic this process made me... Now that its officially February I don't anticipate it getting any better haha  

 

Did you by chance apply to GSPIA and/or NPSIA a couple years back? I think I recognize your username from when I was lurking through some of the older threads.

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I work at Brock, and we had our grad visitation day this past Friday.

I am an international student, do you think international applicants had their interviews already as well? (My POI is Dr Hodson) Edited by Sujie

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Did you by chance apply to GSPIA and/or NPSIA a couple years back? I think I recognize your username from when I was lurking through some of the older threads.

 

Yeah I did, I got into both - but the lack of funding available made me reconsider their offers. That's pretty much how I ended up doing Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. Before oil took a tumble.. they were able to make some pretty generous funding offers hahaha

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Waiting to hear back is awful. Why can't they just let us know already. I think Ryerson could be the first to hear back from, but at the end of the day I really have no idea!! 

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Yeah I did, I got into both - but the lack of funding available made me reconsider their offers. That's pretty much how I ended up doing Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. Before oil took a tumble.. they were able to make some pretty generous funding offers hahaha

 

That still sounds like an awesome program. How did you like it? Are you applying for the GSPIA/NPSIA PhD programs now?

 

Do you mind if I DM you? I have a couple questions about GSPIA/NPSIA and I don't want to hijack the Canadian thread. :)

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That still sounds like an awesome program. How did you like it? Are you applying for the GSPIA/NPSIA PhD programs now?

 

Do you mind if I DM you? I have a couple questions about GSPIA/NPSIA and I don't want to hijack the Canadian thread. :)

 

Its pretty awesome, I have 0 regrets haha. I'm applying just to pure Political Science for my PhD - but yeah, feel free to DM me! 

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I am an international student, do you think international applicants had their interviews already as well? (My POI is Dr Hodson)

Could be. I know my lab director (Sid Segalowitz) has a potential candidate who couldn't make it in due to distance. So if you are coming from somewhere outside the US, it is possible that you still have a shot. Have you been in touch?

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I think what driving me crazy is this last semester grades are need (degree rewarded already) and I was just taking them for a GPA boost if I dont get in this year. Which means if I do get in (March 2 for Bed, not sure for MT at UofT)  I can drop these courses and just breath.

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Could be. I know my lab director (Sid Segalowitz) has a potential candidate who couldn't make it in due to distance. So if you are coming from somewhere outside the US, it is possible that you still have a shot. Have you been in touch?

I emailed Dr Hodson before applying. He answered that he would supervise my research and encouraged me to apply. But it was more like a short generic email; maybe the professors have to encourage everyone to apply, just so that the schools can earn money on the application fees. :| 

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Lexifer - Why do you write rejected (presumed)?  I am just wondering because I have seen other people do that and I don't understand why people wouldn't wait to update to rejected until they had heard something.

 

I am only waiting on one school.  I am already accepted to UofT (deferred from last year) so I am just waiting to hear from Laurier.  They make notifications sometime within the last 2 weeks of February so it is getting close.

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Lexifer - Why do you write rejected (presumed)?  I am just wondering because I have seen other people do that and I don't understand why people wouldn't wait to update to rejected until they had heard something.

 

I am only waiting on one school.  I am already accepted to UofT (deferred from last year) so I am just waiting to hear from Laurier.  They make notifications sometime within the last 2 weeks of February so it is getting close.

 

I wrote it assuming I'm rejected because interview offers have already been sent out for some programs I've applied to, and I did not receive one. 

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Lexifer - Why do you write rejected (presumed)?  I am just wondering because I have seen other people do that and I don't understand why people wouldn't wait to update to rejected until they had heard something.

 

I am only waiting on one school.  I am already accepted to UofT (deferred from last year) so I am just waiting to hear from Laurier.  They make notifications sometime within the last 2 weeks of February so it is getting close.

 

A friend of mine was invited to the Brock grad day and I was not, so I assumed that I was rejected and my friend is the top-pick for my POI at Ryerson, so I know that I was not picked as his student. I wrote presumed because I am fairly certain that I will not get into those programs, but I have not heard anything official yet. 

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Thanks for the answer, I was just wondering.  Hopefully you hear good news from another school soon :)

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Thanks for the answer, I was just wondering.  Hopefully you hear good news from another school soon :)

 

Thank you! I hope you hear something soon too!  :)

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