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Just declined Ann Arbor and Chapel Hill... hope that stops a heart or two from exploding tomorrow!

Hold on tight, all... it's almost over!

Where'd you accept?

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

My stats

Anonymous

April 15 2009, 08:36:38 UTC 8 years ago

Thanks to everyone on this message board. I don't know if you guys made it worse or easier but I am very grateful.

School: Good school and program, Coke U to those in the know.
GPA: 3.85
GRE: 630 Verbal 680 Quant 6 Analytic
Interests: Augustine, Medieval, Philosophy of Religion
Writing sample: on the free choice of the will, Augustine. Written for a graduate course.
I have spent the past 2 years in Japan teaching English (where I am now)


Accepted:
SUNY Buffalo. Heard from them first. 3rd on the wait list for funding, letter dated April 6 promised funding to the tune of 13,000. (I just declined this, I hope this helps!)

Villanova. Emailed Dr. Brogan and he informed me I was high on the waiting list. A few email exchanges. I got the email this morning from him making me an offer with funding around 15 grand. I am accepting this.

Rejected:
Notre Dame
Toronto
Marquette: received a letter today postmarked March 12 saying they've accepted me into their master's program unfunded. Will send them an email ASAP declining (hope this helps)

Lesson for future applicants? Don't live in Japan when you are waiting for time sensitive material.
Are you the person who was speaking with me about Villanova on here a few days ago (waitlisted at that time?). In any case, congratulations! I will be there in the fall as well!

-r

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Anonymous

8 years ago

*susurrus*
Otherwise nothing moves.

... at least in my world it is. He holds my life in his hands.

No pressure, friend! lol

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Anonymous

8 years ago

I think it's possible that if people decline late today us waitlisters might not hear anything until tomorrow
It's possible, but the odds are that a lot will happen over the course of the day. The admissions folk will be working the e-mail and phones all day, politely pressuring admits to shit or get off the pot, conveying news good and bad to nervous waitlisters, etc.

If you're on a waitlist, be prepared to ask and answer tough questions, because everyone just wants this nightmare to be over, and if you're prepared to say yes and the other shmuck can't be reached, you just might get the spot.
I took my name off of the Wisconsin waitlist this morning; I was at the top of the list, so I hope that helps someone.
It could help me, I'll find out in an hour or so I bet. They only have one spot left.

Declines

Anonymous

April 15 2009, 15:32:33 UTC 8 years ago

People who are declining, PLEASE post and tell us what schools you are declining NOW!!!
YES!!!! Grrr.....

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Anonymous

8 years ago

good luck

UT is done

Anonymous

April 15 2009, 15:48:19 UTC 8 years ago

I was on the waitlist at UT Austin, and I just found out that there all done. Sucks to be me right now!
What is your fall back?
Last year on April 15, the wait list action didn't really get started until the afternoon. So do not panic just yet. I would not be surprised if it is not until 3:00 EST before we start seeing some real action.
I've got a (small) handful of good outstanding offers I need to resolve stat, and my dilemma is weighing slightly better fit against slightly more support (in terms of lighter teaching load). This is stressful!
And you waited until today to do this? Thanks buddy.
I hope this helps someone on UC Boulder's wait list. It's all over! Best of luck to all those still waiting to hear.
I hope it does too, since I'm very high on that list. Congrats on UMass, and thank you for posting your decision and making it in a timely manner.

Re: Declined Boulder, Accepted UMASS

Anonymous

8 years ago

UNC

Anonymous

April 15 2009, 16:59:29 UTC 8 years ago

email simmons if you are waiting on them. i have it from a reliable source that they are not going to their waitlist this year--but obviously, call or email just to be sure.

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April 15 2009, 17:32:29 UTC 8 years ago

How can this be if at least three people on this board have declined their UNC acceptances??

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This morning:

Declined: UVA

Took myself off the waitlist at: Davis and Indiana HPS (I was the next applicant to be offered at both)
Then why was I told yesterday that the class was filled already? Strange. Had you initially told them yes? Maybe there's one more person then to be chosen from the Wait-List..

Re: Declined: UVA, Davis, Indiana HPS

Anonymous

8 years ago

I think Purdue is a very underrated program. The faculty there are top-notch and personable, the student community is vibrant, and the placement record is very good (about half get TT jobs right away, others after their first post). I turned them down only out of necessity.

Wisconsin

Anonymous

April 15 2009, 17:11:41 UTC 8 years ago

Has officially filled its spots and will not be taking anyone else off the wait list.


Madison, I presume?

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Just now. Very difficult decision. Hope this helps some people out.
Declined G'town and Notre Dame.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Declined UIUC offer (with full funding + first-year fellowship).

I am #1 on Riverside's "wait-list" and have asked GA State to give me an extension of 1 DAY to notify them.
I neglected to mention ... good luck to everyone here and I hope my UIUC spot makes someone very very happy!
Just got rejection via e-mail... had been on the "long waitlist."
Just received an email from them that they are finished making offers for the year.

Missouri

Anonymous

April 15 2009, 18:32:29 UTC 8 years ago

Declined Missouri just now.
Accepted a PhD fellowship from St. Louis University! Hope my declines help someone else get in.
Now that this crazy process is finally over and I am less nervous about being identified, here are my results:

Accepted: Wisconsin, Madison (I just accepted the offer)

Waitlisted: Stanford, Brown, Bloomington (Rejected April 13th)

1st-round rejections: Princeton, Michigan, Chicago, Harvard, MIT, Pitt, Austin, NYU

Later rejections: UNC, Berkeley

Stats: Went to a top 10 program for undergrad, GPA in major: 3.91 GRE: 700 V 730 Q 6.0 AW. Wrote honors thesis on mathematical logic which was subsequently given a departmental award and which was the basis for my writing sample. Potential AoS: Language, Mind, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Biology.

While I would not have predicted 5 months ago that I would end up at Madison, I am extremely happy with the outcome. I'm certainly a bit nervous about the relatively small package, but I really like the city and got a really positive impression of the department when I visited.

I just e-mailed Brown withdrawing my spot on the waitlist. Hope that helps someone.
Congrats! I too will be attending Madison and will see you in the fall. Message me via livejournal if you want.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Duquesne?

Anonymous

April 15 2009, 19:18:08 UTC 8 years ago

Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne? Duquesne?

Anybody decline? Anybody know if they're 'full up' and the waitlist is closed down yet?
March 15th adcom meeting
I take it no one on here has received an offer from Riverside? I don't seem to remember anyone saying as much. But on the off chance that you are a new visitor to the board and have an offer in hand, could you please let me know what your plans are (i.e. who you're waiting on, what way you're leaning, etc.)? Thanks.
I was admitted to Riverside earlier and accepted the offer a few days ago. So, I'm sorry that I'm not able to free up a spot for you, but I hope you make it in and then would look forward to meeting you there.
To the people that are high up on waitlists:

Do you have a program that wants you to commit before you find out if you get off the waitlist at someplace you desire more?

What will you do? How are you handling it?
As I mentioned above, I asked the school I'd go to if this wait-list fell through, to give me another day to notify them. I don't know if other departments would be willing to do this though.

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8 years ago