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It was a funded offer. I also took my name off of WashU's waitlist. Good luck waitlisters.
Where are you going?

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Two comments:

1) As per Northwestern (I suppose this is more a general comment, actually) PLEASE keep in mind folks, that they people who are waiting to get into (off the wait list) your school that you're presently holding on to have no idea whether or not you're going to reliquish the spot or not. As such, as time ticks down, they may feel that they have to go with a less desireable offer that they have because it's there only shot. THEN, at midnight, on the 14th, when you finally do decline your offer (the one you've been sitting on), and they get an email saying they now have an offer, it will be TOO LATE for them.

2) Those (two or three of you) presently holding on to U-Wash acceptances, is there ANY chance you could make a move soon. U-Wash didn't to a wait list, per se, this year, so there are folks who "would have" (in the nearest possible world) gotten admitted in a normal year, but who are now waiting on those two or three of you to decide what you're gonna do.


I am holding a Northwestern offer and a spot on a wait list. I will relinquish the NU spot only after my status is determined with respect to the latter.
If you are, please do it soon. Thanks.
Originally offered 6 with 5 in mind, now cut down to 4. received letter about my change of WL status. doesn't seem too promising now that 2 have accepted and the #1 waitlister is a sure goer.
So I just pulled my name from the wait-list at Duquesne's PhD program (was told that there were "a few others" ahead of me) and turned down an unfunded offer from Western Michigan's MA program (though I was somewhere on the wait-list for funding).

The decision between GA State (where I currently have the Kant fellowship) and UIUC will be a tough one and might be complicated by personal reasons. I'm currently leaning more towards GSU between the two but I'm still trying to sort things out. As soon as I'm sure I'll decline one or the other immediately.

Riverside keeps giving me hope, so I'll wait for notification from them. An offer would almost definitely be a trump card.
I take it that everyone who got into her 1st-choice program has already declined her other offers (if not, shame on you; you are a bad person).

Some received and took the best offer they were going to get (i.e. they were not waitlisted at any program better than one to which they were admitted) and declined the rest (if not, shame on you; you are a bad person).

Still others have offers and are waitlisted at a program they prefer to any of their offers. By this time, they have declined all but their second-best offer (if not, shame on you; you are a bad person). They will, rightly, hold onto that offer until the last minute so they can accept the better program if the waitlist turns into an offer. Of course, others are probably holding another offer to get into the program someone else is willing to turn down, so it is a clusterfuck.

Others of us, myself included, have no offers but have a possibility or two because of waitlists. We're really fucked.

Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a wiki that admission committees kept up that tracked how many offers had been accepted and how many were outstanding? So, for example, it might read: "Princeton: 3 of 5 offers accepted 4/13/09, Michigan 5 of 5 offers accepted ... etc." This would make decisions a lot easier, no? It really wouldn't be that much work, and I think it would benefit both the programs and the students.
Brilliant idea, but I doubt it will ever materialize.

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8 years ago

officially accepted Austin. good luck to those on the Indiana WL.
Thanks you! Now where is my phone call?!
Just the fact you'd ask that question probably means you shouldn't be going to a PhD program.
but waitlisted for a fellowship. hope i get it because I can't go without funding. email said more details will be given at end of the week. they just keep making you wait...

also waiting on the Indiana waitlist and WashUSTL waitlist still.
will turn down both if I get funding from CUNY, but I'm worried I'll get an offer and still not know my funding situation from CUNY! jeez...
Rough stuff... Good luck with the decision! Hope it turns out alright for you.

Re: in at CUNY

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8 years ago

Is anyone who got into Wisconsin (without a fellowship) thinking twice about going there because of their small funding package and high teaching load? They give you at most 10,595/year (if you don't get the fellowship), with little hope of summer support for teaching 4 discussion sections. I have another offer from a comparable (rank wise) public school that would give me MUCH more (even taking into account living expenses). Wisconsin is a great school, but this somewhat changes things for me. I didn't think money would really affect my decision much but with this sort of disparity I'm having to re-think it...
Word. I did get a fellowship, but that only brings the stipend up to around 18k for the two years. The other three years it drops to that TA amount. I have other offers that pay more (and with a constant amount).

I like Madison a lot--it's an excellent program, great town (albeit, somewhat expensive), and the dept. atmosphere seems nice. I'm not sure how much this should rationally enter into my decision-making. However, I don't want to be in a situation where I'm teaching a lot for very low pay. Any other experience here?

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VA Tech

Anonymous

April 13 2009, 23:00:40 UTC 8 years ago

I just got an email from Bill Fitzpatrick that I am #3 on the waitlist for funding with 2 offers outstanding. This is brutal. Anyone else waiting?

VA Tech was always my #1 choice for various reasons (close to hometown, love of Southwest VA, thought that an MA would improve my PhD prospects, possibility of deciding to go to law school after MA), so this is absolute torture.

Decline, people! Decline!
I declined two weeks ago, but I'm rooting for you, brother/sister!

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Declining OSU,
and giving up a very, very high position on Northwestern wait list.

I look forward to hearing that some folks have benefitted from this.

It's finished!

Time to think of other things.


congrats!

Re: Accepted Wisconsin-Madison

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8 years ago

Anyone out there still waiting on St. Louis, or have we all moved on?

Just wondering if I should wait until Wednesday for them or simply throw in the towel and take what I've been given elsewhere.
I was planning on waiting it out until the 15th, but then decided that upon second thought SLU was less of a good 'fit' for me than an offer I had on the table. So I've moved on, and would decline SLU if they called tomorrow.

Don't be too surprised, though, if they continue their process well beyond the April 15th deadline. It's happened several times recently, and last year they carried on until the beginning of May.

If you view them as a true 'trump' school, it's probably worth it to wait until April 15th to make your call. And have a plan of action should they call on April 20th instead. (E.g., know whether you'll ask your other department to release you to study at SLU, who you'll talk to, etc.)

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8 years ago

Hope this is helpful!
I also declined a TAship (plus the top spot on the political/legal fellowship).
Which M.A. programs do you think have the best placement records after Tufts and Wisconsin, Milwaukee?
Texas A&M, Western Michigan, and Houston.

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8 years ago

Nice! Congrats on a nice set of offers and an excellent choice.
sorry, forgot that in the other post.

Results

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April 14 2009, 07:23:05 UTC 8 years ago

(I'd posted these in the closed community and very early on in part 1 of this community.)

Majors in physics and philosophy from an elite private university, GPA >3.8, GREs 720V/800Q/5.5. My coursework in philosophy was somewhat skimpy and unconventional in coverage. Interests: phil of physics, phil of science, a little phil of music. Writing sample was more in metaphysics, though. Graduated a couple of years ago and have been working in a lab since then.

Acceptances:
UIC
Pitt HPS (my final choice)
Oxford (no funding)
Rutgers
Michigan

Withdrew before hearing from:
UCSD
Maryland

Rejections:
Princeton
Pitt Philosophy

-T.W.
I should add that it was the Oxford BPhil I applied to.

-T.W.
You might want to email Spade and get an update on your status.

I have a very good friend who was "very high" on the waitlist, who just received notification that Indiana would be unable to offer her admissions.

And this news was highly surprising given the couple of recently reported declines and the position of this person on the waitlist.

Best of luck with your other offers.
Them: Knock Knock! Me: Who's there? Them: Schools you're waitlisted at. Me: Schools I'm waitlisted at who? Them: Just kidding! We're not going to contact you until 4pm on the 15h.
I assent to this proposition.
I was on the waitlist (#8) but figured that the chances of getting in with 3 out of 4 slots full is just way too slim.

Good luck to #15 or #10 poster...Minnesota is also one of my better choices but I have decided not to wait.
and I don't want to know if I could have been admitted, so I'm out of here!
I received a BA from good liberal arts college, with overall GPA of 3.7 and Philosophy 3.95, and anticipate an MA (next month) from a low ranked PhD program with 4.0 GPA. My letters are all from relatively young professors who are rising, but not yet widely known. 620V/780Q/5.5W

Admitted: Stanford (accepted offer)
Waitlist: University of Chicago (removed myself from list)
Rejected: Berkeley, Pittsburgh, NYU, Harvard, Columbia
Oh: my listed areas of interest were the History of Philosophy (especially Kant, 19th century german, and early analytic) and philosophy of language and logic.
The offer was with funding (a Puryear Fellowship), so those of you accepted without funding should rejoice!

By the way multiple members of the department have been amazingly friendly, good about keeping in touch, and genuinely seem to care about their students. Whoever ends up there will be very happy, I suspect.
Where will you be going instead?

Done Deal

Anonymous

April 14 2009, 15:52:09 UTC 8 years ago

Accepted an offer from U Toronto.