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1 hour ago, PricklyParoxysm said:

Hello,

I also applied to the Miami MA, and I also have not heard a peep from them. At this point, I've pretty much written them off. Which kind of sucks, because it would have been nice to have another option closer to home. Hopefully they'll get their act together soon and let you know something!

I'm wondering if their Lit program is behind the rest of the department, and MAs come after the PhDs? (Looking at years past, MAs in Lit seem to be last.) Or they're being jerks and leaving us hanging. Fun stuff, this waiting. 

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@PricklyParoxysm and @callmethabreeze -- I only found out I was waitlisted for Miami's MA after emailing to ask. I'm rhet/comp, but it's very possible this happened to y'all too!

(Also, her response said they would be sending my official waitlist letter that day--the 15th. I haven't gotten it, though my mailman is notoriously unreliable.)

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4 hours ago, marisawhy said:

@PricklyParoxysm and @callmethabreeze -- I only found out I was waitlisted for Miami's MA after emailing to ask. I'm rhet/comp, but it's very possible this happened to y'all too!

(Also, her response said they would be sending my official waitlist letter that day--the 15th. I haven't gotten it, though my mailman is notoriously unreliable.)

Thanks for the info! I'm going to hold out till next week before emailing. Though not knowing is probably worse at this point. I wish I could take a time machine to April 16. 

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On 3/16/2018 at 5:07 PM, kjgv22 said:

Just received my acceptance from Saint Louis University, off of the waitlist. It hasn't really even sunk it yet! :):) 

 

On 3/18/2018 at 12:29 PM, Daenerys said:

Congrats! I got in off the waitlist there too and will probably attend! Are you planning to go to campus on April 6? If so,  I will see you there!  

Congrats you two! I’m little late but I found out a couple days ago that I’m another SLU acceptance off of the waitlist! It definitely feels surreal for me too so I still can’t really believe that it happened!!

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23 hours ago, callmethabreeze said:

Hi, everyone. 

After a month of increasingly frequent lurking, I made an account. Hooray. 

Wondering if anyone has heard about MA in Lit from either Miami of Ohio or Purdue? I've seen Rhet/Comp discussed on the Results page and here, but not Lit. Last two schools I'm waiting to hear from, and it's driving me nuts. 

Thanks!

I'm at Miami Ohio now (rhet/comp), and I'm certain they've already made their decisions and *I think* sent out the rejections? So, if you haven't heard anything, you should email the grad secretary because you might be on the waitlist. And I know that both lit and rhet/comp typically admit from their waitlists every year. 

I've also been admitted to Purdue (their welcome weekend was back in February) and I think lit might operate the same way as R/C, where they keep all applications open until they fill their cohort. So it isn't over until it's over with Purdue! 

Hope that helps :)

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I'm on the waitlist for funding at three schools, and don't plan to attend without funding. I'm high on the waitlist at two, low on the waitlist at another. I really don't want to commit to a school until I'm able to see it in person, but don't want the expense of visiting the school if I'm not positive I'll have funding. One of the higher waitlist schools has the standard April 15 accept/reject deadline, while another's isn't until the summer. Any advice on this predicament? Can a school tell you on April 15 that you've come off the waitlist, but you need to make a decision by the end of that day/without seeing the school in person?

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Finally got my acceptance letter from Georgia State (quite frankly very late in the game as I have already accepted elsewhere) so warning to future ppl who apply they sent out notifications very late. 

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15 hours ago, katie64 said:

I'm on the waitlist for funding at three schools, and don't plan to attend without funding. I'm high on the waitlist at two, low on the waitlist at another. I really don't want to commit to a school until I'm able to see it in person, but don't want the expense of visiting the school if I'm not positive I'll have funding. One of the higher waitlist schools has the standard April 15 accept/reject deadline, while another's isn't until the summer. Any advice on this predicament? Can a school tell you on April 15 that you've come off the waitlist, but you need to make a decision by the end of that day/without seeing the school in person?

Have you tried asking if they will reimburse your expenses if you visit? All but one of the schools I visited were able to cover all of my expenses, so I feel like it's a reasonable question to ask, especially if you explain that you're not comfortable accepting until you see the environment and the culture of a place. Fingers crossed that you'll hear about funding soon!

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22 minutes ago, clinamen said:

Officially accepted to UW off the waitlist!! But my funding offer is for fewer years than I expected... :wacko:

Congratulations! I have heard that some universities will only officially guarantee something like four years, with a "possibility for an additional year" so that they have something in place if you don't progress--but that most people in the program end up getting that last year. Maybe that's what going on with UW? You could ask a grad student what the likelihood of an additional year of funding is. 

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2 hours ago, clinamen said:

Officially accepted to UW off the waitlist!! But my funding offer is for fewer years than I expected... :wacko:

Congrats! I’d also like to add a small note here that some universities also “guarantee fewer years” in order to make it easier to increase your stipend after certain exams at some schools. Other schools guarantee your stipend for one year only in order to adjust their stipend for inflation and to ensure all students receive equal funding in the program. :)

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9 minutes ago, Warelin said:

Congrats! I’d also like to add a small note here that some universities also “guarantee fewer years” in order to make it easier to increase your stipend after certain exams at some schools. Other schools guarantee your stipend for one year only in order to adjust their stipend for inflation and to ensure all students receive equal funding in the program. :)

Out of upvotes but thank you so much for this information! I hadn’t considered this type of funding situation — I will keep my fingers crossed that there is something like this going on at UW! 

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UW has some history of squirrelly deals with funding, but I've mostly heard horror stories about not funding the first year. If you have funding for, say, the first four years then I'm sure Warelin's right on and you've got nothing to worry about:) 

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4 hours ago, melian517 said:

Have you tried asking if they will reimburse your expenses if you visit? All but one of the schools I visited were able to cover all of my expenses, so I feel like it's a reasonable question to ask, especially if you explain that you're not comfortable accepting until you see the environment and the culture of a place. Fingers crossed that you'll hear about funding soon!

I only applied to MA programs, so unfortunately I don't think they would offer to cover any funding. :( Thank you, though! I hope to hear soon as well...

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1 hour ago, Hermenewtics said:

UW has some history of squirrelly deals with funding, but I've mostly heard horror stories about not funding the first year. If you have funding for, say, the first four years then I'm sure Warelin's right on and you've got nothing to worry about:) 

Yes I have heard the horror stories as well about no funding the first year, and luckily that is not the case here. I have it guaranteed the first four years.. so I am hoping that it isn’t difficult to secure funding beyond that! Thank you all, these comments are very encouraging ?

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Former UW student here. It used to be true that funding was easy to secure beyond the contracted years and practically a guarantee. That is no longer the case. They now have a complicated system for ranking students for additional years of funding based on everything from progress on dissertation to teaching evaluation scores. Ask a lot of questions of the DGS, talk to some current students, but I would be wary if the four years doesn't feel like enough (which its not for most people).

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On 3/29/2018 at 3:35 PM, AngieEngLit said:

@LibraryLivingJT, which specific program?  I applied to PhD in Lit, and haven't heard anything yet... oh the agony...

PhD in Lit. Focus: 20th century and contemporary American Lit, focusing on ethnic American lit in particular. They had called me at the beginning of last week, and I had called them back last Thursday.

Good luck!

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Finally heard back from CofC and they've "very enthusiastically" accepted me for the Fall, thanks to a couple of emails from the director of the MA program and the director of Irish Studies. They're also offering me a pretty decent GAship and a small fellowship (though I'll know exactly what they're going to be offering before the 15th), so I'll most likely be heading south this year! I'm admittedly overwhelmed, and still keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out. 

 

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3 hours ago, theburiedgirl815 said:

Finally heard back from CofC and they've "very enthusiastically" accepted me for the Fall, thanks to a couple of emails from the director of the MA program and the director of Irish Studies. They're also offering me a pretty decent GAship and a small fellowship (though I'll know exactly what they're going to be offering before the 15th), so I'll most likely be heading south this year! I'm admittedly overwhelmed, and still keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out. 

 

Congratulations!

I will also very likely be heading south in the fall, so here's to us escaping this snow finally!

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20 hours ago, LibraryLivingJT said:

PhD in Lit. Focus: 20th century and contemporary American Lit, focusing on ethnic American lit in particular. They had called me at the beginning of last week, and I had called them back last Thursday.

Good luck!

Thank you!

I got the call late Friday that I am waitlisted...!

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