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Philosophy Part 2

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Does anyone currently have an offer or waitlist spot from Virginia Tech that they plan on declining, but have not done so yet?

People "within the Top 10" on the waitlist are curious ;).
I will likely decline my offer although I haven't decided for certain.
I guess the subject said it all.
There is an 80% chance I will decline my offer from Rice.
There is someone out there who wouldn't mind it at all if the people in at DePaul who already knew that they were or were not going to go there would accept or decline as early as possible. That someone is in at a couple other places but getting bumped up into accepted territory would make him very happy. just sayin'

I personally know someone who is planning to decline his DePaul offer.

Re: Do you really want to go to DePaul?

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8 years ago

Re: Do you really want to go to DePaul?

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

I got a rejection in reply to an e-mail to Mitchell Green referencing the earlier post about the wait list. So apparently some people who have heard are not on the wait list. I guess the message is not to assume anything about your status until you have heard. Some programs do not notify people that they are on the wait list until April, so the only thing you can probably be sure of at this point is that you are not a first round offer (unless some university is really behind). I have now heard from everyone and have one wait list for admission and one wait list for funding. Neither one sounded optimistic as to my chances. I am becoming skeptical of the theory that having an MA helps.
Can I ask if you received your M.A. from a strong program and whether or not you had a good graduate GPA?

I am just now deciding between a very good M.A. and a not as good Ph.D. program and so it would help me to know this. Thank you!

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8 years ago

After inquiry, I received a rejection letter in my e-mail. It's over! I'm actually kind of happy to have closure.
Acceptances were posted to gradcafe quite a while ago. I haven't received the final word yet, and while I assume rejection, it does seem odd that I haven't received a letter yet. The grad secretary and grad advisor won't answer my emails either. Anyone know anything?
I was thinking the same. Although the lack of any letter had made me assume I had been rejected,But today I received an e-mail from a UWO professor, saying I had been accepted. No word on funding, though.

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Riverside

Anonymous

March 27 2009, 22:31:51 UTC 8 years ago

This Riverside situation is ridiculous. They've extended offers to far more people than they plan to accept, yet they don't expect to attain their target incoming class number even with such a substantial pool, so they might have to "revisit applications." Meanwhile, the rest of us are left floating in some nebulous 2nd string waitlist. I for one have other offers that I have to accept or decline, and I'd rather not look like a jerk holding off until the last minute. This is so frustrating!
how do you know that this is their situation?

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8 years ago

4000 stipend but 600 fees per semester and 300 insurance.

So how is everyone else in fairing?
Well I got in to the movies the other day, but just like at Marquette I had to pay. Still though, it was an awesome feeling to be let in.

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Earlier I wrote a post about my finding out I had been rejected by Austin through their not being able to process my Fafsa form. While that e-mail was somewhat ambiguous, I subsequently discovered I had been rejected via the website. Then, this morning, I recieve the following:

Your admission letter for the Fall of 2009 from the University of Texas at Austin mailed to
has
been returned to this office. Please forward your correct mailing
address at your earliest convenience.

Then, 10 minutes later:

Sorry about that, the letter that was returned was a letter that acknowledges that we have received your application materials. If you would like to provide us with your current address we can resend the letter to you.

Now, given that I had been rejected on the website, I assumed this was all a fluke from the outset. But how many times am I going to get rejected from this place!
At Bowling Green State University, I got a rejection by e-mail from the department, then a rejection by e-mail from the dean, then the same rejection letter by post from the dean.

Boston U?

Anonymous

March 28 2009, 18:53:18 UTC 8 years ago

Am I the only one who still hasn't heard anything from Boston U yet? I am sick of waiting, who should I get in contact with?
I am still waiting, too. It seems from past years that BU takes its time notifying all its applicants of its decisions (including wait list). Completely unjustifiable.

Re: Boston U?

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8 years ago

What would you go for, if interested in Ancient Philosophy?

a) one-year MSt at Oxford, without no funding
b) PhD at St Andrews, fully funded
c) PhD at Western Ontario, fully funded
d) PhD at the University of Munich, fully funded
e) PhD at King's College London, funding remotely possible
f) PhD at Cambridge, funding reasonably possible but not secured at all

Any opinion will be welcome.
Hey everybody. OP here!

I meant "one-year MSt at Oxford, without funding".
Hi, I've been out of town over the last few days, so I apologise for the untimely update, but on Friday I received a message saying that I was being offered one of the neuroscience fellowships.

Currently, I am on the waitlist on several solid PhD programs, and have been accepted at Utah and Northern Illinois. Given this offer, I will be withdrawing from NIU within the next 24 hours and am considering what to do about Utah.

If I get an offer from one the PhD programs that I am on the waitlist for, I will let you know immediately and will more than likely be withdrawing my GSU fellowship offer. Of course, who knows if I'll actually come off of any of the waitlist!?
Congratulations!

Definitely hold on to that GSU spot until you hear back from WUSTL and Indiana (I seem to recall these two programs). If those latter two don't work out, the GSU degree and concentration will probably put you over the top when you reapply in two years. I think you are in a rather enviable position right now.

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Hawaii MA

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March 29 2009, 18:47:57 UTC 8 years ago

Accepted via postal service, letter dated 3/23. No mention of any funding offer, so this is a non-option, especially since I'm in at PhD programs.
Just wondering: what's the deal with philosophy at hawaii? It seems to be off the Leiter map, but they appear to have had a few semi-well known metaphysicians over the past few decades, most notably Irving Copi. Can anyone fill me in on the dept's reputation?

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8 years ago

Good luck to the waitlisted.

-T.W.
Where are you going instead?
I just received an e-mail informing me that the department's top Kantian (critical), Melissa Merrit, has received an offer from the University of New South Wales and will be leaving after this semester. They have, though, acquired Dan Weiskopf of the University of South Florida who does work in phil of mind, cog sci, and phil of science.

Well, my good wait-list position for the Kant fellowship now no longer seems so good. Man ... this is really unfortunate.
Take it anyway if you can. You'll hate graduate school (trust me, *everyone* does), but you'll like it more than anything else.