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This is absurd but I've so far gotten no postal mail from Maryland.
well...I know that this is sure rejection, but what the hell?!
I've emailed them multiple times without any kind of answer, which I suppose is normal since the website says they don't honor email requests.
What should I do now?!
Ummm....try to put a curse on the state of Maryland?

I know that a ranked waitlist has already been informed, so I don't think there is much hope. But yeah, that is shitty of them. I also have a school that is still silent; the least they could do is send you an email saying 'you are rejected' or something....

Re: Awkwardly no news from Maryland

Anonymous

8 years ago

Anyone hear from UMass about funding? I got in weeks ago with a letter that funding details would come later, be patient. So far, nothing. I was wondering if the rest of the admits are in the same boat, or are some of you getting funded? I know they're having financial problems. I hope I get some $$ or there's no way I can go.
Does anyone have any first-hand information about the program? How many funded students are there in the program? What is the graduate culture there?
Some people from my undergrad institution have gone to Western, and as far as I can tell, they really like it there. Their placement is solid, too.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Does this affect anyone political/legal folks here?
Marilyn Friedman too

ASU

Anonymous

April 4 2009, 17:56:38 UTC 8 years ago

Has anyone received funding here? Does anyone know whether ASU will be offering, or has already offered, anyone funding?

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Anonymous

April 4 2009, 19:52:58 UTC 8 years ago

I don't know if anyone has been offered funding. I was admitted in February. I got the following from Thomas Blackson, in response to letting them know that my e-mail address expired: "I am sorry to say that we have not funded you to date. We will not know for sure until about the middle of April. In any case, funding is extremely tight in the current climate." I have no other offers, only a wait list at the University of Minnesota.
I've just declined my offers from Brown and UNC and I took my name off of the Michigan wait list. I'm still deciding between Princeton and USC. Good luck to those on the wait lists!
I hope you choose Princeton--you deserve it! Plus, I have a friend who is very high on the USC wait list.
Hope this helps someone!

I am still waiting to get off the waitlists at Indiana and Wash U, so hopefully someone will soon help me!
funded offer?
That's odd, I've also been accepted but they told me the funding information is not out yet, and they may or may not give me an offer. What was your offer?

Re: Declined Funded Offer from Utah

Anonymous

8 years ago

Colorado?

Anonymous

April 5 2009, 16:08:55 UTC 8 years ago

Who has got the inside scoop on Boulder? Seems like a decent program/location. Anybody have any horror stories/ 1st or 2nd hand knowledge about it?
colorado boulder? I have visited there. here are some thoughts:

-Wes Morriston and Chris Heathwood are very nice and pleasant people.
-Michael Huemer is very unapproachable, according to the majority of students I talked to. Also, Huemer is under consideration for an offer from another school, so he might not be there this Fall.
-The faculty seem quite engaged with the going-ons of the department; good attendance at talks/events.
-The grad community is generally quite friendly, though not as friendly as the other school I visited.
-Boulder is an extremely pretty city.
-Norcross is a funny guy; the clown of the department (in a good way).
-Funding, I've heard from 2 grad students, is the worst part of Boulder's program. Apparently, a good amount of the grad students take out loans, though some grad students are able to to live off the 15k stipend. The ones that can live of it both: 1) live with other people, and 2) don't have car payments, other loans to pay off, etc., to worry about. It sounds like there's a sort of good chance to get summer funding each summer. 10 spots are open for it, and 30 people apply for it. Finally, Pasnau says that while they can only guarantee 5 years of funding, in practice, people have never been cut off from funding - they've received the same amount of funding as they did the first five years.
-there was some kind of incident a few years ago. Much of the faculty is quite young, and apparently there was an incident in which some of the more conservative grad students were offended by some of the younger faculty member's coarse joking. But the 2 people who told me about this said that this has be resolved ever since a group of grad students went to talk to the faculty about it.

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

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8 years ago


Just hopped off the wait lists for Virginia and Syracuse. I know that I had a pretty good position on UVA's. Hope this helps.


So, where are you going? (congrats, by the way!)
...that is, only if people holding offers have some courtesy. Let's start declining! Many of you have had plenty of time to think this over. Thanks to the respectful group of folks that has already declined offers or withdrawn names from wait lists.
Yes, please. Please decline offers you don't plan to accept. Waiting is so painful!

Re: Big week for wait list movement...

Anonymous

8 years ago

Re: Big week for wait list movement...

Anonymous

8 years ago

CUNY

Anonymous

April 5 2009, 23:46:11 UTC 8 years ago

saw a few rejections by mail posted on grad cafe a few days ago. perhaps more this week

Just hopped off of IU's wait list. That one was tough. I wish you (whoever you are) well.

Here's my declines thus far:
Indiana (wait list)
Virginia (wait list)
Syracuse (wait list)
Minnesota (wait list)
UIUC (offer, fellowship)
Purdue (offer, sort of)



I'm going to venture a guess and say that you are heading to Wisconsin...unless Sartorio leaves for Arizona, in which case I think you will go to Ohio State. Am I close?

Re: Indiana University wait-list decline

Anonymous

8 years ago

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

hi guys. I was going to decline florida state's offer, but then I discovered that I lost the letter they sent me. Can someone tell me if there's instructions on how to decline their offer? I'm wondering who I'm supposed to e-mail and whether there's a form I'm supposed to mail in.

thanks!!
The graduate program secretary Rachel Baker rar04c@fsu.edu
Hi. just now, I:

1) withdrew from the Georgetown waitlist.

2) declined Syracuse's unfunded offer, and

3) declined Rochester's funded offer.

Hope this helps someone.
Were you waitlisted for admittance or funding at Georgetown, if you don't mind me asking?
My wife and I decided that she should accept an offer from the department of Religious Studies at Rice, where I am also waitlisted for philosophy. So hopefully someone returns the favor by declining a spot at Rice.
I would email Mark Kulstad immediately explaining your situation. It may help since you would definitely accept an offer from Rice.
Who knows? This might help someone!
From Thomas Blackson: "I am afraid that funding is looking less and less likely for any of our incoming students."
This is perhaps a difficult question to answer but does anyone know the average time that it takes for a person to complete a PhD in philosophy? I've been considering applying next year but if it takes 6-7 years, as a blog entry that I recently read indicates, then I'll probably not apply, as I am a bit over the hill.
these days, with funding being what it is, schools are pushing people to finish within the 'guaranteed' time, which is usually 5 years. In the past, it was typical for students to hang on, with funding renewed each year, for 6, 7, sometimes more years. But unless you're at a top school or a rich school, this is going away to some degree, I think. But you should plan for at least 5 years to finish, unless you are an incredibly fast and good writer, and maybe 6.

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ffahog

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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curtisian

8 years ago

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curtisian

8 years ago

I declined Florida State's funded offer. Was kind of hard, McNaughton's work looks hella interesting. one of the good parts of this whole process is that I'm learning more about who works in what, know what i'm saying?

were you at the prospective student weekend (I was), and if so, where are you headed?

Re: declined FSU

Anonymous

8 years ago

Got off the waitlist at Missouri for funding. TA-ship and first-year fellowship. Very excited about this offer, although not certain that I will take it.

I would love any info on the school, and the town of Columbia, if anyone has it to offer. It seems like a nice place to live, and the department appears to be moving upwards (always a good thing). Good luck to all!
Congratulations! How much does this affect your plans?

Re: University of Missouri at Columbia

Anonymous

8 years ago

Is anyone going to turn down Wisconsin or UIUC?
Will probably turn down UIUC... in the next couple days, I think.
Virginia Tech and Milwaukee. Hope this helps someone out. Best of luck!
Did you happen to be funded at Virginia Tech?
Just declined Brandeis University. I had been awarded the merit-based award (which is only a quarter of total tuition) and TAship ($6,400/year). Still it's something. Good luck!
Hey, you few UMass people who have funding offers, if you're not planning on going to UMass, could you turn down the offer? I need money...
Hey I have a funded offer from UMass that I am turning down this week, so hopefully that will help you out.

Re: UMass People with Funding

Anonymous

8 years ago

There a lot of posts about declines. Has anyone accepted an offer yet?
Yeah, I took an offer from Ohio State. I even have an apartment for next year! For some reason I can't stop visiting this forum, though. It's become a reflex.

Congrats!

Anonymous

8 years ago

Re: Congrats!

Anonymous

8 years ago

Re: Anyone accepted an offer?

Anonymous

8 years ago