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March 15

Anonymous

March 6 2009, 15:09:00 UTC 8 years ago

I believe that departments' have March 15 as an at least unofficial deadline for making initial offers. This is in order to give us a month in which to make our choice, before our April 15 deadline. Has anyone else heard this? If this is right, next week should be very busy.
Just got a ding email:

Thank you for applying to our Graduate School for the 2009-2010 academic year. While I assure you that the materials you submitted were carefully reviewed by the faculty in the Department of Philosophy and by the Graduate School , I regret to inform you that the department did not recommend your admission for the coming year.

The number of places available at Princeton for entering graduate students is extremely limited and we cannot offer admission to all who are well-qualified. Indeed, many departments consistently have applicants who would be admitted without hesitation if the resources were available. Our decisions take into account not only the applicants’ merits, but also the suitability of the department’s programs to the candidates’ expressed interests. Our goal is to achieve a sound match between the strengths of our programs and the interests of the relatively small number of outstanding students that can be accommodated.

We chose to advise you of our decision via email on the assumption that a timely response would outweigh the informality of this means of communication. I would be happy to provide a formal letter upon request.

I wish you success in your plans for graduate study and thank you for considering Princeton University .

Sincerely,

William B. Russel
Dean of the Graduate School
yup. same here. First rejection that I've found disappointing. I starting to wonder if it has to do with the fact that I spent very little time on my SOP for each school because, quite frankly, I was low on time as it is. But perhaps our SOP is given more evaluation than I previously thought. Neways, this brings me offically to 2-3. Haven't had any good news in a while.

A.C.S

Re: Out at princeton

Anonymous

8 years ago

Re: Out at princeton

Anonymous

8 years ago

Someone posted being waitlisted via email at Rutgers on the grad cafe. It just went up some time within the last hour or so.
this was me. what do you think the chances are they'll make any offers from the wait-list?

Re: Rutgers waitlist posted on Grad Cafe

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8 years ago

Re: Rutgers waitlist posted on Grad Cafe

Anonymous

8 years ago

CUNY

Anonymous

March 6 2009, 15:56:54 UTC 8 years ago

who has news on CUNY?
It is with the utmost regret that I type this, but I probably am a Rutgers Reject. I got off the phone with M. Diaz a while ago and it seems (as evidenced on some posts) that they have sent out accepts a little earlier in the week. It seems that they are still doing stuff--contacting waitlisters and stuff--but those activities are not acceptances, and therefore a little the less to be desired. In any case, an imminent rejection e-mail from them would is very hurtful to me, perhaps because I unwisely thought that if I get into any top school, it will be Rutgers--I know a couple of professors there from the summer institute, and though some of their language people do things that I haven't donated my time to, take E. Lepore for example, it 'get's in my chest'. It is great in New Brunswick, and it seemed like a great place to go to school--that is evidenced by the fact that they made 12 offers about 4 years ago, and all accepted (much to Rutgers' chagrin--they only wanted 8 to accept). I don't know, but I'll be feeling this one for a while. For a long while. But in the final analysis, I am better off than some, worse of than others, but all and all I will go some place where can learn a great deal.

My best and luck to all who applied to Rutgers and elsewhere.

Off to work,

A.C.S
If memory serves me correctly, you are doing way better than 99 percent of us.

So, keep up the good work and hold your head up high. You have a lot to be proud of.

Re: Rutgers Reject (Probably)

Anonymous

8 years ago

Got the email with funded offer from Fitzpatrick. I'll be turning it down shortly.

Re: In at Virginia Tech (MA)

Anonymous

8 years ago

This has been a bonding experience. I'll miss you guys.
aww... don't fret. I'm sure we'll infest the department you ultimately choose. :)

Columbia

Anonymous

March 6 2009, 17:10:33 UTC 8 years ago

Acceptances for 08 seem to have gone out exactly one year ago today.
at least, I think that's what they're gonna say. Nothing yet.
Huh, my offer says I get $50 for each backrub I let them give me...
i called the offices of all three. columbia and ucla decisions within a week (definitely not today). the person at harvard said acceptances were notified by phone already (a bit weird since there's no acceptance by phone on gc).
Definitely not today??... ugh. I was hoping to finish this bullshit today.

Re: columbia, ucla, and harvard

Anonymous

8 years ago

called the department, they said that they are still reviewing application files and that they should send out email notices next week, so by this time next week, everyone should know. There was no mention of the apparent fact that some people have already gotten acceptance emails....
Maybe the people who got acceptance letters already were the cream of the crop?

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Anyone else seeing this? I'm scared :(
Email today 2 PM, general grad school letter
Same. Too lazy/discouraged to post on GC.

Re: Rejected at Brown

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8 years ago

Re: Rejected at Brown

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8 years ago

Cornell

Anonymous

March 6 2009, 19:54:38 UTC 8 years ago

Has anyone been accepted at Cornell?

Re: Cornell

Anonymous

March 6 2009, 20:05:16 UTC 8 years ago

This year they have accepted a Martian, a pygmy who just developed S8, and Hume. They figured that Hume's application was impressive enough to outweigh the fact that he had not taken the GRE's and that he is dead..

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Re: Cornell

Anonymous

8 years ago

Just got an email from Mark Heller. "Our admissions committee is very impressed with your qualifications for graduate study and believes that our program is very suitable for you. However, we expect to be able to offer only five teaching assistantships to new students this year, and so the competition for those is strong."
might decline the offer they have made me, so hang in there!