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Hey, congratulations to everyone who have been getting in to the program of their choice! And sympathies for those who haven't received good news (or any news) yet. The lack of news is driving me up the walls, and making me super unproductive! So I figured I'd vent.

I got an acceptance with an Excellence Fellowship for Rutgers Comp Lit a couple of weeks ago, and just got a waitlist at CUNY English. I did apply to Emory but I guess that's a bust judging by the results board, although I have not heard anything from them yet.

My top choice is NYU, whose stoic silence will probably give me an ulcer.  I had applied to their program a couple of years ago and had already received my waitlist email by this time of the month. The Results board shows 2 acceptances on the 3rd of Feb. Anybody else heard from them?

Also, is there anyone here from Rutgers because I'd really like to talk to someone who goes/went there.

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2 hours ago, blomnosgrad said:

Hey, congratulations to everyone who have been getting in to the program of their choice! And sympathies for those who haven't received good news (or any news) yet. The lack of news is driving me up the walls, and making me super unproductive! So I figured I'd vent.

I got an acceptance with an Excellence Fellowship for Rutgers Comp Lit a couple of weeks ago, and just got a waitlist at CUNY English. I did apply to Emory but I guess that's a bust judging by the results board, although I have not heard anything from them yet.

My top choice is NYU, whose stoic silence will probably give me an ulcer.  I had applied to their program a couple of years ago and had already received my waitlist email by this time of the month. The Results board shows 2 acceptances on the 3rd of Feb. Anybody else heard from them?

Also, is there anyone here from Rutgers because I'd really like to talk to someone who goes/went there.

Hey!

I'm from Rutgers. Feel free to PM! I'll do my best to answer questions. Edit because you're in the Comp Lit. acceptance pool. I can answer questions about SAS in general, and about the English Dept. But for Comp. Lit questions, you're probably better off talking to someone from that dept. who will be better informed.

Edited by Metaellipses

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I got my official acceptance packet for UW-Milwaukee PhD yesterday. If anyone here is still PMing about the program and stuff, please let me know! (Lit and Cultural Studies plan.)

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This may be a long shot, but is anyone a current Lehigh student? I'd love to talk about the program as I've been accepted to the MA program with very generous funding.

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5 hours ago, conceptcheck said:

I got my official acceptance packet for UW-Milwaukee PhD yesterday. If anyone here is still PMing about the program and stuff, please let me know! (Lit and Cultural Studies plan.)

We are still chatting, I'll see if we can get you added to our PM.

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16 hours ago, Rose Egypt said:

Hi all, any applicants to U of New Mexico?

 

I applied to UNM for English.  I haven't heard anything other than a letter confirming my application submission a while back.

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Got an acceptance notice from U British Columbia. Would love to get in contact with the other accepted student!

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3 hours ago, twvancamp said:

Got an acceptance notice from U British Columbia. Would love to get in contact with the other accepted student!

Congratulations! I was accepted to UBC last year and although I ended going with a different program, I had a very hard time turning them down. I had nothing but positive experiences with the program & faculty in all of my correspondence with them, and the campus is beautiful (of course, I may be a little biased as I'm from Vancouver). It's a great school.

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I haven't heard from U of New Mexico either. But they sent asking for original transcripts and passport...I'm international so my experience is a little different I guess.

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Just got a call from Rhet Comp at Oregon State. Really happy but now I'm having to decide between an offer for a top PhD program in gender studies or go with an MA in English. What are people's thoughts on rhetoric/composition and gender studies as far as the job market? I would really appreciate any advice :) 

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Hi all! Long time lurker, first-time poster.

I got accepted at Howard University for their English PhD, but yesterday I got an email congratulating me on being accepted to U Pitt's program! If there are applicants/fellow possible peers here, I would love to get in contact with you! :)

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I've also applied to U of New Mexico and haven't heard anything yet. One of my committee members who used to work there says they usually reply at the beginning of March.

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If any Rutgers admits are floating around the forum today, feel free to PM me if you have any questions in advance of official communications! I'm a first year in the program doing 20th century things, and there are a few other people on grad cafe as well in different periods.

Edited by echo449

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God help me. I just realized my phone may not have been working properly for the last couple of weeks. I thought it was, but I just got an email from a friend on the east coast who says she's been getting error messages - not in service or whatever - trying to call me 2-3 times since about the 4th. It wasn't urgent, and I guess it didn't occur to her that I didn't know, so she just now emailed me! Shit!

Now what? How common is it even for schools to call? I'm in English, for which I hear interviews are rare. The 3/14 I've heard from have all been emails. Do any of them actually contact you for the first time by phone??? And what do I do if I missed a call...? I haven't gotten anything snail mail, either. I'm telling myself email is the only logical method of contact, unless they want to interview, and I don't think any of the schools I've applied to even do that.

I'm going to the AT&T store first thing tomorrow, of course...

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26 minutes ago, Unimpressed3D said:

God help me. I just realized my phone may not have been working properly for the last couple of weeks. I thought it was, but I just got an email from a friend on the east coast who says she's been getting error messages - not in service or whatever - trying to call me 2-3 times since about the 4th. It wasn't urgent, and I guess it didn't occur to her that I didn't know, so she just now emailed me! Shit!

Now what? How common is it even for schools to call? I'm in English, for which I hear interviews are rare. The 3/14 I've heard from have all been emails. Do any of them actually contact you for the first time by phone??? And what do I do if I missed a call...? I haven't gotten anything snail mail, either. I'm telling myself email is the only logical method of contact, unless they want to interview, and I don't think any of the schools I've applied to even do that.

I'm going to the AT&T store first thing tomorrow, of course...

I reckon committee chairs would, at last resort, leave a message. I can't imagine they're thinking "Well, Unimpressed3D didn't pick up their phone so I guess they're not Columbia material."

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1 hour ago, Unimpressed3D said:

God help me. I just realized my phone may not have been working properly for the last couple of weeks. I thought it was, but I just got an email from a friend on the east coast who says she's been getting error messages - not in service or whatever - trying to call me 2-3 times since about the 4th. It wasn't urgent, and I guess it didn't occur to her that I didn't know, so she just now emailed me! Shit!

Now what? How common is it even for schools to call? I'm in English, for which I hear interviews are rare. The 3/14 I've heard from have all been emails. Do any of them actually contact you for the first time by phone??? And what do I do if I missed a call...? I haven't gotten anything snail mail, either. I'm telling myself email is the only logical method of contact, unless they want to interview, and I don't think any of the schools I've applied to even do that.

I'm going to the AT&T store first thing tomorrow, of course...

Many programs call first, but they follow that up with a more formal offer via email, so I wouldn't worry about it yet.

That said, definitely get it working before April. I remember my phone blowing up on the 15th back during my MA application season, as schools worked through their waitlists after declines and wanted to get answers from folks quickly.

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Hi everybody 

congrats to all!

I have a question about UPenn, people got interviews, but I didn't recieve email or anything! Does it mean I'm rejected? Or they are still working on cases??? I checked the online portal and my status is still "submitted "

Thanks 

Edited by HamidReza

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3 hours ago, HamidReza said:

Hi everybody 

congrats to all!

I have a question about UPenn, people got interviews, but I didn't recieve email or anything! Does it mean I'm rejected? Or they are still working on cases??? I checked the online portal and my status is still "submitted "

Thanks 

What program are you talking about? UPenn English doesn't do interviews. Not sure about Comp Lit

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26 minutes ago, genderboi said:

What program are you talking about? UPenn English doesn't do interviews. Not sure about Comp Lit

Are we sure about this? If this is true, it gives me hopes! :D  I read somewhere else Complit does interviews (somebody posted theirs had been a few days ago).

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7 minutes ago, BellaBendrix said:

Are we sure about this? If this is true, it gives me hopes! :D  I read somewhere else Complit does interviews (somebody posted theirs had been a few days ago).

Yep, they notify late(r) than other programs too, at least in previous years. It says on their website: 

Please note: the Graduate English Department does not conduct interviews for prospective students, nor do we send out information regarding our program to prospective students.

Edited by genderboi

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4 hours ago, genderboi said:

What program are you talking about? UPenn English doesn't do interviews. Not sure about Comp Lit

I'm a comparative literature applicant

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Thanks. I think it's working now, though it was freezing up on the drive home this evening (first time it's done that). I'll take it back again if necessary.

But yes, I would think email would be the channel for official communication. I'm sure I'll be hearing from the rest of schools soon, and it looks like most of the ones I haven't heard from, no one else has heard from yet, either. Or very few, which either means they're being nominated for institutional fellowships or...I didn't get in.

Of course, if I haven't heard back by April or so, I might contact them...

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