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On 1/19/2018 at 10:21 AM, pinoysoc said:

Is it bad that I feel jealous & sad that other people are getting news and I'm here still waiting? 

Nope! I haven't heard anything either. It's a natural feeling. 

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Fortunately, I had a lot going on this weekend, so I didn't have much time to think about acceptance results. Happy about that since weekends are the worst now. Waiting, but knowing that even if you will hear something, it's very unlikely that it's going to happen until at least Monday. All my schools have been very quiet according to the results page, and given that I have yet to hear anything, I suppose this is the best that I could hope for (other than my schools oddly sending out all rejections first).

I was talking to my friend last night about grad school, and I mentioned the possibility of not getting into grad school, and she vehemently denied that possibility. And while it's nice that she has confidence in me, I feel like it's possible that it could happen, and her saying such things would make it even more embarrassing if it did. Also, I really don't want to end up looking like a fool since I turned down a job offer in order to apply to grad school. I know my dad, and I know in some way there's going to be some I told you so if I don't get in.

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Thankfully football is on today or I would be going crazy.  Okay, I'm going crazy, but not because of grad applications.  My Vikes are in the NFC Championship. 

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27 minutes ago, angweieng said:

I'm going crazy for about 14 days 9 hours 54 minutes since I submitted my application, and I know I still have a month to go...ARGGGH!

Same here! I’ve been taking it an hour at a time myself, and just the concept of going through this for another 2 months is just...too much sometimes. I can’t focus on anything except for refreshing the GradCafe results page, my email, the various application pages, and this forum. I have no idea how to last another 9 weeks...

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4 hours ago, eighty8keys said:

Fortunately, I had a lot going on this weekend, so I didn't have much time to think about acceptance results. Happy about that since weekends are the worst now. Waiting, but knowing that even if you will hear something, it's very unlikely that it's going to happen until at least Monday. All my schools have been very quiet according to the results page, and given that I have yet to hear anything, I suppose this is the best that I could hope for (other than my schools oddly sending out all rejections first).

I was talking to my friend last night about grad school, and I mentioned the possibility of not getting into grad school, and she vehemently denied that possibility. And while it's nice that she has confidence in me, I feel like it's possible that it could happen, and her saying such things would make it even more embarrassing if it did. Also, I really don't want to end up looking like a fool since I turned down a job offer in order to apply to grad school. I know my dad, and I know in some way there's going to be some I told you so if I don't get in.

I find the confidence of everyone around me is the most stressful part about the wait. I know they mean well, but this is my second go-around, and I know how much the process is just chance (and a lot of preferential treatment towards the "top" schools, so a lot of classism). I have no confidence in my ability to get in, not because I think I'm a bad researcher, but because there is just no knowing. That eats me up. I didn't turn down a job tho, that it really rough. I'm hoping I get told my results early enough to plan for applying to jobs if need be.

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I submitted my last app on Dec. 15. I thought then "6 weeks of waiting is going to kill me". I also thought then, based on previous years survey results for my schools, that I would have heard from all of them starting around 1/15 and all of them for sure by say 1/26. This last week has been killer. I feel like I'm in actual purgatory. I don't know what is happening with my life. I just want to know. Every second of every day I'm like "this could be the moment" but hanging on the edge like this for weeks is terrible on my nerves, my job performance, my relationships, my sleeping and eating habits, just all around terrible. Add to the waiting the anxiety that they might all be rejections that I'm waiting for and I just feel crushed and unable to put myself together. I have never felt like I have this little control of my life before ever. I'm very thankful for this forum as a place to commiserate and see others facing the same struggles. Gaahhhh, just tell me already!!!

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10 minutes ago, eighty8keys said:

So...  I may not get into grad school, but I JUST GOT PUBLISHED!

Congrats! What venue? I'm hoping to get a submission in for ICML 2018.

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8 hours ago, spamhaus said:

Congrats! What venue? I'm hoping to get a submission in for ICML 2018.

IEEE Face and Gesture! I'm super excited. This was my first submission, and the reviews I got were really mixed. I think I wrote a pretty good rebuttal, but I honestly thought I wasn't going to get accepted. Very glad that it was a happy ending! My biggest worry was that if I got any interviews, they would ask about my paper, and I would have to tell them that it was rejected. I haven't heard from any schools (though none of them have shown much activity in the results page), but I'm glad I won't have to deal with that.

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2 hours ago, eighty8keys said:

IEEE Face and Gesture! I'm super excited. This was my first submission, and the reviews I got were really mixed. I think I wrote a pretty good rebuttal, but I honestly thought I wasn't going to get accepted. Very glad that it was a happy ending! My biggest worry was that if I got any interviews, they would ask about my paper, and I would have to tell them that it was rejected. I haven't heard from any schools (though none of them have shown much activity in the results page), but I'm glad I won't have to deal with that.

I can imagine the stress. Glad everything worked out well!

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There's a post on the results page from an English PhD who got waitlisted at Saint Louis University. If you're on this forum, can you say when you applied?

I applied there early decision for an MA. They initially said results would be sent by Jan 15 but I've heard nothing and don't see any other results posted from that program.

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Applied to the MFA program at UMASS Amherst. Waiting to hear back. The waiting's the worst. Checking my email WAY too much (even though I know they won't get back to us until next month). Ugh.

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3 minutes ago, MBurFic said:

Applied to the MFA program at UMASS Amherst. Waiting to hear back. The waiting's the worst. Checking my email WAY too much (even though I know they won't get back to us until next month). Ugh.

Yes, the waiting is the worst. At this point, I don't care if I get rejected, I JUST WANT TO KNOW.

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5 minutes ago, ElvisShrugged said:

Yes, the waiting is the worst. At this point, I don't care if I get rejected, I JUST WANT TO KNOW.

At least if I got rejected I could start drinking and pretending I didn't care about being rejected. Right now I'm just silently dreading rejection while acting blisteringly nonchalant to all who ask about it. Like, "Oh, what, me? No, I don't need an institution to tell me I'm a good writer." But I do. Oh, I do.

 

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21 minutes ago, wnk4242 said:
Hi everyone. I have a question.
I received an email from Florida State University Graduate School this morning telling me that I was nominated for their fellowship. I didn't know what was going on because I haven't received an acceptance letter from them. I asked the professor I wanted to work with at FSU and she told me "There is a time gap between our decision and the Office of Admissions.  We have agreed to admit you, and now your folder is in the Office of Admissions for the final decision." 
Do you think this means that I have been accepted into their program? I haven't received the formal acceptance letter so I'm not sure.
FSU is my dream school. I can't believe this is happening!

Congrats!

It definitely means that you got accepted, and WITH funding! Go and celebrate it! The formal letter is just on the way.

49 minutes ago, maengret said:

There's a post on the results page from an English PhD who got waitlisted at Saint Louis University. If you're on this forum, can you say when you applied?

I applied there early decision for an MA. They initially said results would be sent by Jan 15 but I've heard nothing and don't see any other results posted from that program.

I think it may be a good idea to email them or call them, as it's more than one week from the date given to you. Good luck!

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8 minutes ago, MBurFic said:

At least if I got rejected I could start drinking and pretending I didn't care about being rejected. Right now I'm just silently dreading rejection while acting blisteringly nonchalant to all who ask about it. Like, "Oh, what, me? No, I don't need an institution to tell me I'm a good writer." But I do. Oh, I do.

 

Yeah, I get the whole institutional validation thing (you'll get it!). As for drinking, why wait? I've taken to having wine for dinner, and it's helped my anxiety immensely!

Do you find that the wait-induced anxiety inhibits your desire to write and read?

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22 minutes ago, MBurFic said:

At least if I got rejected I could start drinking and pretending I didn't care about being rejected. Right now I'm just silently dreading rejection while acting blisteringly nonchalant to all who ask about it. Like, "Oh, what, me? No, I don't need an institution to tell me I'm a good writer." But I do. Oh, I do.

 

Same here. Drink, mumble and complain for a bit, then start applying for law school. 

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I just saw on the results form someone got accepted to a program i applied to at the place i applied to, which i know means only 3 more spaces are left, and that leaves 58 people waiting, and I'm not doing well. 

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1 hour ago, eighty8keys said:

A nice quote to keep me warm while waiting.

And what he was responding to:

 

Thanks for sharing! I really needed that dose of reality. I am determined to get my PhD, and no matter what happens this cycle I know I will get a PhD in the end.

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Sadness. One of the professors I was interested in working with just told me he won't have enough funding to take on a new student next year. Fortunately, there are other professors I would like to work with at that school, but he was my number one. :(

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