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2 minutes ago, storiadell'arte said:

Ditto. No word from Harvard here. The 31st seems early, given the last several years of data.

I thought the same thing about the acceptance board this year, in general. So many decisions are rolling in earlier than previous years...

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21 minutes ago, Imenol said:

To be honest, I find that Harvard admission quite suspicious... It does not seem that anyone else got any news

Also, it was posted quite early in the morning (before 10 AM EST), which seems like an odd time to call about acceptance. But maybe I'm just jealous, Harvard is also my top choice!

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21 minutes ago, pentimentos said:

Also, it was posted quite early in the morning (before 10 AM EST), which seems like an odd time to call about acceptance. But maybe I'm just jealous, Harvard is also my top choice!

So much anxiety for Harvard! What's your field / POI?

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55 minutes ago, Imenol said:

To be honest, I find that Harvard admission quite suspicious... It does not seem that anyone else got any news

Not Harvard related, but my friend got admitted to an ivy over the phone on Saturday. So, it seems possible to get calls at weird times. 

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Honestly, that Harvard acceptance was probably bullshit.

Interesting choice @pentimentos! Sarah Lewis seems quite young. Where else did you apply? If you do not get into Harvard this year, do consider other programs that might be as good if not better than Harvard for this particular interest (NYU with Edward Sullivan, Berkeley with Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby). 

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29 minutes ago, Yellow Mellow said:

Honestly, that Harvard acceptance was probably bullshit.

Interesting choice @pentimentos! Sarah Lewis seems quite young. Where else did you apply? If you do not get into Harvard this year, do consider other programs that might be as good if not better than Harvard for this particular interest (NYU with Edward Sullivan, Berkeley with Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby). 

Absolutely! Applied to both those programs this application cycle. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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On another Ivy-related topic it would seem Yale has contacted some candidates for interviews. Yale is one of my top choices, but I haven't heard anything--I know there's no guarantees, but does no interview more or less signal rejection at this point? Maybe someone who was interviewed or has been through their application process could offer some insight? 

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I'm in an art history MA right now and a classmate of mine and I who both applied for PhDs are skeptical of the Harvard admit (we both applied there)... but maybe they heard something from a POI unofficially, who knows. 

As for Yale, I applied to a different department in the humanities and had an interview on Tuesday, and they told me this morning that I would hear within two weeks, but perhaps unofficially sooner than that. So I'd imagine it's similar for art history?

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Anyone heard from Berkeley Art History program? Their application deadline was super early, as well as UCLA's,  and they are just so damn quiet right now. 

Also, while we're at it, did any Art History applicant hear from the Graduate Center, CUNY?

I gave up on hearing from Yale the minute after I applied...sooooooo.

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11 hours ago, AnarchyAtPlanetSpaceball said:

Anyone heard from Berkeley Art History program? Their application deadline was super early, as well as UCLA's,  and they are just so damn quiet right now. 

Also, while we're at it, did any Art History applicant hear from the Graduate Center, CUNY?

I gave up on hearing from Yale the minute after I applied...sooooooo.

I also applied to Berkeley and UCLA and haven’t heard anything. There’s one person on the results page who says they’ve heard from their POI, so I’m assuming that’s unofficial. I’ve been obsessively checking both emails and website since I read that though. UCLA’s application status check page says not to expect anything until March or April, but it’s actual torture to watch other departments and schools get their acceptances on the results page and not hear anything. I applied to five schools and have only heard from one (it was an acceptance so that’s exciting), but now I’m regretting not applying to more schools. Money was an issue for me this year though. 

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I wrote to Berkeley to ask after the status of my application, the department responded saying they're still reviewing applications. 

I applied to two only, also tight on money. Have an acceptance from the other university, funding should not be a problem according to the POI. Don't particularly care about Berkeley now (it'll be a tough choice if I AM accepted) but I'd still like to KNOWWW.

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20 hours ago, Swamp_demon said:

I also applied to Berkeley and UCLA and haven’t heard anything. There’s one person on the results page who says they’ve heard from their POI, so I’m assuming that’s unofficial. I’ve been obsessively checking both emails and website since I read that though. UCLA’s application status check page says not to expect anything until March or April, but it’s actual torture to watch other departments and schools get their acceptances on the results page and not hear anything. I applied to five schools and have only heard from one (it was an acceptance so that’s exciting), but now I’m regretting not applying to more schools. Money was an issue for me this year though. 

Can I ask what area you're specialising in and who your POI are? Hahaha or is it still undercover :)

 

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2 hours ago, Michell said:

Has anyone heard anything from the University of Chicago?

No, but two people were already admitted (judging from the results page); phone calls in both cases. From what I heard, it’s a small cohort (circa seven students), so I’m not feeling very confident that I’ll get in (don’t want to dishearten you though).

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To the person who just posted about the invitation to the University Of Michigan Ann Arbor recruitment weekend, congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!

Did you get it just now? Via POI or DGS? And I would love to know what is your field if possible :) It's my top choice, so I'm super duper curious. Thank you!

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To the person who just posted about the invitation to the University Of Michigan Ann Arbor recruitment weekend, congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!

Did you get it just now? Via your POI or DGS? And I would love to know what is your field if possible :) It's my top choice, so I'm super duper curious. Thank you!

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Hey everyone, I've been scouring the Art History forums for the past couple of weeks for emotional support, this whole waiting thing is rough.

Undergrad: Hunter B.A., Art History & Political Economics

Grad Schools Applied: Bard, Parsons, Winterthur

Interest: American Dec Arts-- especially glass, wood, and porcelain

Gpa: Pretty ok

Gre: Slightly above average

Internships: First at a small NYC history museum, second at an art appraisal firm

I got an interview with Bard, so I'm really excited. I was wondering if anyone knows what an interview means? Does it mean you're in as long as you don't turn out to be a weirdo or perceived ax murderer? I was thinking maybe it's like meeting once before an arranged marriage, like it's gonna happen no matter what but it's nice to have an idea of what you're getting into.

Thanks for reading!

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Hey @Tiff's girl congrats! I think the interviews are, like any job, a decider between candidates. You can be great on paper, but they want to see I guess that those ideas are yours, that you can have your opinions challenged, and what you are like as a person to see how you will fit in with a small group for 6 years etc.

For preparing I would prepare like any job interview. Don't just list your skills, have examples to back them up. Read your POI's work and see how their work relates to your career and how their methodology could develop your approach to your thesis. Be ready to be questioned about everything to do with your proposed thesis.

This is also a good opportunity for you if your POI is on the panel because you don't want to be stuck with someone throughout a PhD that you can't work with. Like any job interview make sure you have questions for them that show you have thought through the next 6 years, what you need to make your research successful, and how they come into that. Good luck!! 

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4 hours ago, Ian Takaes said:

No, but two people were already admitted (judging from the results page); phone calls in both cases. From what I heard, it’s a small cohort (circa seven students), so I’m not feeling very confident that I’ll get in (don’t want to dishearten you though).

Thank you for letting me know that! Finger cross (>﹏<)

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