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Philosophy Part 2

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Is anyone planning to visit Texas April 2-5?
Wouldn't touch it with a 10 ft pole.

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NYU

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March 16 2009, 19:15:52 UTC 8 years ago

Got my official rejection from NYU today. Its nice to know. I'm not upset, as I've been admitted at a few other places.

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March 16 2009, 19:46:51 UTC 8 years ago

Sorry about the rejection, glad to hear that you have other things lined up.

May I ask if your NYU rejection was by mail?

I guess I've already ask...They should change that idiomatic phase to "May you answer...".

Anyways, best wishes. Mah'holla.

A.C.S

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8 years ago

Alright, still no word received from ND. Does anyone know what the status of their offers/waitlist might be? Anyone received rejection yet from ND?
They are running behind on sending out rejections. I know because I just spoke with them. Suffice it to say that if you haven't heard yet, you are rejected.
Has anyone else NOT heard back (i.e., no information, no waitlist, no rejection, no acceptance) from any of these places? OR has anyone called / emailed to find out what was up with the silence? Are each of these places finished with their first round acceptances? Have the WLers been notified at all of these places? any info is helpful. I have another offer that says I need to reply with an answer before the end of March so I'm wondering if it is best to accept my offer and assume rejection at all of these places...

-DePaul
-Vanderbilt
-Boston University
-Fordham (they said they'd let people know last week EITHER WAY. no word)
-New School (I know that this is supposed to come in the mail, but I'm an international student and they said they'd email the international students EITHER WAY last weekend. But no word).
I was wait listed by Fordham through the mail about a week ago. But I haven't heard from Vanderbilt or DePaul either. no real hope there for me.

-r

UIUC

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March 16 2009, 20:36:02 UTC 8 years ago

I know some people have already mentioned that they are turning down their offer at UIUC (or that they have already turned down the offer), but I was wondering if anyone else is going to be turning them down.

I only ask because I was told that I am "well at the top" of the wait list (not sure what this exactly means) and I have not received any updates from them yet (which I was expecting to if people had already turned down their offers).
Got in touch with Marquette. I am accepted, "still under consideration" for funding, but "in short, the chances aren't very good" because they are only able to make -one- funded offer this year.

Thanks, Greenspan / Bush / Bernanke / Paulson / Obama / Geithner!
That also helps to explain, by the way, why no one has been reporting an acceptance w/funding here or on GC.

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I just received a very nice letter (post office, dated 3/13) from Rice informing me that I am on their waiting list.

Kentucky

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March 16 2009, 21:51:01 UTC 8 years ago

Well, it seems that I've been rejected from pretty much everywhere, and my spot on the waiting list for University of Kentucky is my last glimmer of hope. Has anyone on this board been accepted by Kentucky but intends to decline the offer? Please let me know!!
has anyone heard from UCI logic & philosophy of science phd? gc has acceptances posted back in feb, but i still haven't heard.
I emailed the Graduate Director and asked because I too hadn't heard anything. It turns out that they only have room for three this year, and if you haven't heard anything, it is only because the Graduate College is woefully slow at sending out rejection letters.

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everyone

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March 16 2009, 21:54:56 UTC 8 years ago

i had a general question which i was hoping some of you would be kind enough to answer. i started the studying philosophy very late in my college career, and i was wondering how many of you did the same or have been studying philosophy since your freshman or sophomore year (or if you did a masters) and how successful you have been in your applications; i was wondering if there is a direct correlation between how long one has been involved in it and the chances of getting into graduate school (outside of the obvious fact that the longer that one has been in it, the more experience one has, and if one is smart about it, the better one is).
I started studying philosophy in earnest during my junior year and switched majors that spring. This was only one year ago. That said, I greatly impressed my professors and several insisted I apply for graduate school, despite the horrible odds. It really depends on how fast you are able to adapt, so to speak. And even though I blitzed through our program - I did four philosophy courses in one semester, which was awesome - I still had done the basic Intro and Logic courses in prior years.

On an encouraging note: I have an offer from Ohio State complete with two years of fellowship (one first-year, the other for a dissertation year). (I suppose I need not post this anonymously, as it will be obvious who I am; and it's not as though they're going to rescind the offer because I am saying good things about them.) It's very possible to place into a great program, so long as you're able to write a good essay and go through the rest of the motions. I'm also coming from a small state school with a so-so placement record, which also is worth taking into account. On the other hand, I didn't fare amazingly well statistically and was rejected from many, many programs.

I suggest chatting with some professors. If you're able to work fast and show some natural facility with the stuff, it's worth trying for Ph.D. programs. If not, you would be an ideal candidate for an M.A. program first. I applied to Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Tufts and have offers from both.

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Got letters of rejection in the mail from JHU and CMU. The CMU letter was somewhat encouraging and both were signed by the directors of graduate studies. So at least they weren't as bad as that short MIT letter from the graduate office.

ASU is my last hope for PhD or else I will be doing an MA.
Do the MA.

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CUNY

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March 16 2009, 22:39:11 UTC 8 years ago

Does anyone know who is on the admissions committee at CUNY? Who did acceptees get a call/email from?

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March 17 2009, 03:00:20 UTC 8 years ago

Every time people post on this board about CUNY, no one has any information. I've come to the conclusion that none of the acceptances frequent here.

Not that it hurts to ask, but I just thought I'd let you know.
Considering applying here now that my opportunity for starting a phd program in the fall is rapidly fading. I am interested in Heidegger and there seems to be a lot of faculty interested in him as well, so I think the fit would be good. I've just never really heard anything about them before, so what do you guys think? Jumpstart to an awesome phd program down the road...or waste of time and money? (or third option: false dichotomy)
I did a semester in the LSU grad program while applying to other schools. I'm afraid that I don't have a sense of their reputation at large. However, I will say that this could be a good option for you (as it was for me) if you want to get some more philosophical experience to bolster your future applications, and get a sense of what it's like to be in graduate seminars--and whether this is something you'd really like to continue. This is especially the case if you are a Louisiana resident, which would trim the expense significantly.

As far as your interest in Heidegger goes, I'm not sure that it's true that there are "a lot" of faculty there working on him. I'd say that there are a couple, and that Raffoul is a bit better known than Schufrieder in continental circles. But I don't see this as being disqualifying, since the department is strong in the history of philosophy, which tends to be important from a continental perspective.

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8 years ago

anyone accepted to Notre Dame planning on rejecting the offer?

Tulane

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March 17 2009, 00:49:31 UTC 8 years ago

Ok, so I am not aware of anyone mentioning Tulane at all up to this point. But I got an acceptance letter in the mail today (snail mail), with funding. Nice. So if you applied, keep an eye on the mailbox over the next few days.

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March 17 2009, 01:53:53 UTC 8 years ago

Thank you for posting this news. And congratulations.

I've been wondering whether I'd hear from them soon. I hope I do...

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NYU, Rutgers, U of Arizona, UNC, Columbia and Harvard.

I've heard nothing from these at all. I know it means I'm rejected, but I'm pissed off that they haven't taken the time to tell me.
I've decided that if I haven't heard from schools within 48 hours, I will treat their silence as tacit acceptance.

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has anybody here been rejected by either of these two schools or do they do silent rejections?
I got rejected at Riverside, in response to letting them know that one of my e-mail addresses was about to expire. I am still waiting on Colorado.

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March 17 2009, 16:18:05 UTC 8 years ago

Sent an email to Jay Bernstein and he replied within 20 minutes.
33% tuition waiver.
I am enthralled.
EPIC IRONY

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Has anyone been notified of being on a wait list at either U-Mass or Rochester?
U-MASS doesn't waitlist. It accepts X number of students hoping to yield Y number of students. They are notoriously bad at notifying their rejects. They have already sent out acceptances. Needless to say, if you didn't receive an acceptances then you are rejected (no maybe's nor probably's about it!).

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Has anyone been accepted?
Has anyone heard anything from Duquesne?

There are a couple posts on the grad cafe results board claiming acceptance a mere week or two after the application deadline, which leads me to believe they are fraudulent.
I think the website said they decide in mid march.


I haven't heard from them, but I'd assumed I wasn't accepted. That's a good point about the dates on those posts, though. I didn't catch that, as I'm predisposed to rejection...

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The email was from Louise Antony.

Rejected, and I had to write to them to find out.

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i was thinking of applying next year and had a question, hoping that someone may answer. if one is a permanent resident of the US, but not a citizen, does one count as an international? and if not, is it harder to get residency in other states?
You have to become a US citizen before you can "declare" residence.

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8 years ago

I know this topic has been previously been brought up, but now that a few of us here actually have experience with the whole Q&A during visits thing, I was wondering if anyone (experienced or non-experienced) might have any advice for what kind of questions one should ask. I don't want to miss out on anything important!
This is especially important if you're male. Whenever a female grad student walks by, be sure to ask whoever you're talking with whether she's single. This is especially effective while staring at her ass and making one of those "Damn, girl!" faces.

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8 years ago

What the dilly-yo with CU Boulder??? It's March 17th! I hope they're not on spring break...
yeah, seriously!