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Rejected at ASU for the PhD.
I have no other choice than to do an MA. I am really hoping to get in at CSULB.

Results.
PhD: MIT, Penn, Duke, Miami, CMU, Northwestern, JHU, ASU - rejected
Master's: CSULA - accepted, CSULB - still waiting, KCL (MPhil) - still waiting
I was under the impression that CSULA is a better program than CSULB, with better placement. Am I mistaken?

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riverside

Anonymous

March 18 2009, 03:51:47 UTC 7 years ago

Hello peeps,

Who do you e-mail to find out whether we've been rejected by riverside? I e-mailed kathy saylor, but she never responded.

Thx a ton.
I'd say email everyone in the department with an angry, all-caps inquiry.

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Anonymous

7 years ago

came by email this morning, and noted that I chose to receive notification by email in my application.
me too
Has anyone else noticed that philosophy departments at private universities seem to have better placement records than similarly ranked public universities? Perhaps this means that, ceteris paribus, it might be beneficial to choose a program at a private university over a slightly higher ranked program at a public university?
No. That simply means, ceteris paribus, it may be benificial to choose the program with the better placement record. But when are things ever cereris paribus?

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7 years ago

Does anyone know when/if we will receive more information about our placement on the waitlist at wisconsin. I get a sense that a lot of us are on it and I would really like to know whether I'm high up on it or not.
They don't yet know how many spots they will have for the fall. I was told that they should have a good idea very soon (this week or next).

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7 years ago

The name-dropping of philosophy faculty in your areas of interest was a good move, but they're grasping at straws if they think anyone serious about philosophy would turn down a real philosophy program (MA or PhD) for a second-rate, partially-funded (or unfunded) general 'humanities' MA with 'access' to some philosophers. This is one 'offer' I'll relish kicking to the curb.
got the same email. I applaud their effort, however.

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7 years ago

spoke to the department, was advised that I should go with the other offers I have, since it doesn't look like they'll be going to the waitlist.
Nice of them, I guess (???)

Pitt

Anonymous

March 18 2009, 19:51:38 UTC 7 years ago

Has anyone heard from Pitt lately? I know there was a post a few weeks ago, but I don't want to leave a comment way back there.

I haven't heard anything from them, and am just wondering how I should interpret the Silence.
I received a rejection letter in the mail during the first week of March. You might want to e-mail the department.

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7 years ago

Notre Dame hasn't sent out rejections because there was a death in the department. I called today and learned that I was rejected. All those accepted and waitlisted have already been notified.

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Anonymous

March 18 2009, 21:44:56 UTC 7 years ago

A death in the department? Who?

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7 years ago

I have two questions.

The first is regarding the April 15th deadline. One school I have been accepted to has written in their letter of acceptance that they will rescind the offer if I have not decided by the end of March. I had thought that North American schools agreed on April 15th as a duedate. I recall seeing a link posted on this board that said as much. I am going to email the department but I'd like to link them to the agreement and after much searching I can't find that link (I believe it was to a certain school's policy that laid out the April 15th unofficial agreement). Anyone know where I can get this agreement (unofficial as it may be) in writing.



b) My second question might only concern continental philosophers but any advice is appreciated. We could call it the NSSR dilemma. I am a Canadian who has my MA and who was accepted to the New School and it has a great program w/ big names and is in New York but only 50% tuition is waived (and add on top of that living expenses in New York). I was also accepted at the University of Guelph which has John Russon, Jay Lampert and is a department that is up-and-coming but not established or recognizable like the New School. Guelph gave me $22500/year for 4 years (without the living expense problem). I could probably do my project at both schools but am thinking long-term and the reputation of the NSSR might help me get a job before Guelph (I'd like the best job I can get but am not aiming at "TT"). I could probably afford NSSR but only if I asked for a huge loan from my parents, etc. Anyone have any opinions if the name is worth the loss (and further payment) of money? Anyone familiar with the New School's estimated time of completion or hiring record?


longwinded. must stop there. thanks in advance.
2) is exactly the same problem that I am having. I don't know. I would absolutely love to attend NSSR, but that means I'll have to ask my parents to break their retirement or something like that...

I wonder if they would let me defer admission for a year while I try to secure external funding.

btw, have you received an official letter from NSSR yet? I haven't. I only found out I was accepted after emailing Jay Bernstein yesterday.
I talked to Karen Sites today; she said the responses would go out this Friday. (Perhaps we should take this with a grain of salt; last week she told me it would be last Friday. But presumably this deadline is more definite, since it is the last day before spring break.) She said that the notifications would be by e-mail and post.

So . . . is Boulder driving anyone else insane?

Very much so. Thank you for the info.

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7 years ago

UC Davis

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March 18 2009, 21:51:24 UTC 7 years ago

I emailed UC Davis to find out my status. It turns out I am on a wait list of 8, with no specific ranking. Four were accepted to the program.
Any word on whether this means that other folks who have yet to hear from Davis are also on this wait list?

Good luck btw.

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cptnnemo

7 years ago

I know people are still awaiting results from many schools, but I thought it best to begin this thread before the community starts to wind down. It might be nice if we could give our final results (and/or decisions), in the hopes of finding some pattern in the hundreds of posts here. Last year people mentioned:

* School Results (rejections, waitlists, acceptances)
* Personal Stats (GRE scores, undergraduate institution, MA degree (if applicable), GPA, writing sample topics, personal interests, info on letters of rec)

I think this would be really helpful information that we could use for figuring out the trends in this year's acceptances.
I think it's way too early for that. Personally once I make a decision I'll post all my stats and acceptances, non-anonymously. However until then I'm keeping things close to the chest. Why do we need to figure out trends now? they won't be too helpful until next year.

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7 years ago

Man...its March 18th and I haven't heard a peep from Chicago, email or post. Why are you torturing me Chicago??

I'm tempted to send an email, but I don't know who to contact. Would they end my suffering if I emailed politely?
I'm sure an e-mail would help. Its not that they enjoy your suffering, they are just oblivious to it.

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Anonymous

7 years ago

I just turned down a funded offer at UW-Seattle. It was very hard to do, even though I am quite sure I'll be better off elsewhere. Best of luck in taking my place to those of you on the waitlist.
Were you their #1 with the first year research fellowship?

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Just got mine today.
This is taken from the website:

"The Admissions Committee has completed its review of applications. All students who have been offered admission have been notified, as have all students on our waiting list. All other applicants will soon be receiving letters from the Graduate School informing them that they will not be offered admission for Academic Year 2009-2010."

Houston

Anonymous

March 19 2009, 02:52:27 UTC 7 years ago

Has anyone heard anything from Houston's M.A. program? Also, does anyone have anything positive or negative to say about it?
It sounds like a good program, but funding waives only 9 hrs at most. I opted to apply at Rice instead and am currently wait listed.

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7 years ago

The offer came with a university fellowship, so I am unsure as to whether it will open up another funded spot..
Did I miss the Wisconsin prospectives weekend?
Nope. There is no prospectives weekend for everyone. You can visit anytime. I'm going in a couple weeks.

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7 years ago

Here is what I don't get.

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Remember waaayy back, yeah, on WhoGotIn-1, when someone posted that very nice, convenient, thorough list of questions that one might pose to a department with whom one was presently considering an offer.

I can't find it! It's driving me nuts. And it was a great list.

A little help?

Would be much appreciated.


Perhaps you were talking about my list, and perhaps not. If so, here it is:

There are two categories of questions. 1) Questions for the faculty. 2) Questions for current grad students.

1) Ask about guarantee of funding. Ask about health insurance. Ask about funding to present at conferences. Ask about placement record. Ask what courses in your area(s) are coming up. Ask about opportunities to take courses or a semester elsewhere. Ask about teaching duties

2) Ask about faculty moves. Ask about availability of profs for discussion and advisement. Ask about relationships between profs. Ask about the grad student community. Ask how profs treat their students. Ask how much time TAing takes up.

Above all, don't be afraid to ask questions. This is the most important decision you've made in your life up to this point (if you're not married). You need to (and deserve to) know everything you can about what you might be getting in to.

THANK YOU

Anonymous

7 years ago

Anyone declining their offer?
I was offered admission with no funding. So you aren't waiting for me, probably.

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Funding

Anonymous

March 19 2009, 19:04:53 UTC 7 years ago

Anyone know which graduate program offers the best funding in the country/world?
Considering how cheap it is to live in Houston, Rice's roughly $15,000 fellowship (not TAship) sounds pretty nice. Princeton's is supposed to be around $21,000 but cost of living is 72% higher.

Unfortunately I don't know either of these from experience.

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7 years ago

Hi,

I was wondering, how many peeps, like me, have yet to hear anything from Berkeley?

There's a chance that some of us are on a secondary waitlist, or something. I know a grad student in their department who says that he didn't hear anything from them until the very end of March.

*crosses fingers*

Nothing here either but it's no longer relevant.

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Anonymous

7 years ago

Do you double-space a statement of purpose? I think not, else a three-page statement wouldn't have much, but 5+ years of college-writing makes it hard for me to turn in anything without doubling it. Thoughts?
A three-page, single-spaced statement of purpose?! Tell me you're joking!

Mine was one side of one page, single spaced in LaTeX; this is less than a page single-spaced in MS Word Times New Roman 12 pt. There's no need to write more than that for an SOP.

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