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Philosophy Part 2

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Who has gone? What took place? What questions/things to look for should we have?
do they have one? are they reimbursing you guys?

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twasher

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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nailey13

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

Hey...Irvine people...are any of you who are going on Wednesday on this board?
I'll be headed to Irvine this Wednesday

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Anonymous

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

Received email this morning at 10:09 am central time. It was a bulk message sent to approx. 40 students. No word on funding.

Blah Blah

Anonymous

March 9 2009, 15:21:31 UTC 8 years ago

Has anyone received an official rejection from NYU or Harvard yet? Is it true that this is the last week for acceptances, and thus that UCLA and Columbia should notify this week?
No and yes.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Is anyone else here still in Arizona purgatory? Any word on what the chances are of coming out of this purgatory with positive news?
I also have not heard anything from Arizona, and I am fairly certain it means that we will be receiving rejections when the department feels like sending them.

Re: Arizona Purgatory?

Anonymous

8 years ago

Just got an email from the graduate school informing me that I was rejected. Gradcafe is being a jerk now but I'll put it up there later.
Me too... in case anyone is curious:

xxx
Graduate Application for Autumn, 2009

Dear xxx:

Thank you for your application to the University of Washington Graduate School. Your file has been carefully reviewed by the graduate admissions committee in the Philosophy (PhD) program.

Unfortunately, I must notify you that the committee has decided not to recommend your admission and I have accepted that decision. The number and quality of graduate applicants to the University of Washington is extraordinary and these difficult decisions are reached through careful consideration of all applicants to a given program. In many cases, enrollment restrictions are also a factor, limiting our ability to accept all qualified applicants.

If you should have questions regarding the reasons for this decision, they should be directed to the graduate program.

I wish you well in your future educational endeavors.

Sincerely,

Gerald J. Baldasty
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
University of Washington

Note: this email has been sent from an automated email address. If you would like further information concerning this decision, please contact the graduate program office to which you applied.

Hilarious

brotheophilus

8 years ago

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sentientape

8 years ago

Has anyone been admitted off of a waitlist yet? Does waitlister action usually start around late March or so?
A few schools have gone to the wait list already (I think Indiana and Colorado have). The action starts in early April. Keep your phone charged and your email open.

Re: Waitlist Life.

vbgihs

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Anyone heard from McGill yet? In the past it seems they have made decisions before now. Maybe this week? Any thoughts?
I've checked EVERYday and nothing so far. This waiting is making me tense!

Law School?

Anonymous

March 9 2009, 17:11:52 UTC 8 years ago

Is it our best alternative?
Ha. I don't think so. I took the lsat in the fall and did quite well on it, but do you really want to be a lawyer? Or, in my case, do you really want to go massively in debt for a job you are unsure you actually want? Better to be a librarian or work in business, I think.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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pro_persona

8 years ago

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ticko412

8 years ago

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ticko412

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

How Many?

Anonymous

March 9 2009, 18:16:45 UTC 8 years ago

How many programs have you still not heard anything from yet?
12

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

NU weekend

Anonymous

March 9 2009, 18:25:42 UTC 8 years ago

For anyone that went to the NU admit weekend,how many people would say were strongly considering attending?

boston u

Anonymous

March 9 2009, 18:37:12 UTC 8 years ago

anybody know anything about how boston u is doing and when we can hear some answers from them?
Tomorrow.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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ticko412

8 years ago

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blootrane

8 years ago

just got an email from Karen Neander. Target class of 4 from over 120 applications
120 is not bad at all.
Hey, who all here is planning to go to Wash U's prospectives weekend?

Well, I hope to see you there!
I'll be there!

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Anonymous

8 years ago

received a letter today: "... In any other year, you would have received a direct offer of admission from us, but instead you have been placed on a short waiting list for admission to the doctoral program."

The letter is very terse, so i'm wondering how 'short' the waitlist is - anyone have any idea?
Here's my hypothesis (no insider info, sorry):
Chicago usually admits around 12 expecting 7-9 to accept (this from the website). In an bad economy, they might be worried that all 12 could accept. To prevent that from happening, they accept the 8(+/-), and waitlist the remaining 4(+/-).

Congrats on the waiting list - very impressive! Even though acceptance feels better, being near the top of the pile for Chicago is still an accomplishment.

Is Chicago one of your top picks?

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Anonymous

8 years ago

I'm also waitlisted at Duke. Got the email this morning. Professor Neander wants to talk over the phone, but that would be impossible, given that I'm currently out of the country for Spring Break. I'll have to sort that out somehow.

Target class of 4, out of 120 applicants. Provided I get in, they'll be offering a generous funding package of full tuition + $19000 stipend.
I'm understandably excited as Duke is one my top choices.
What's your area?

Tufts

Anonymous

March 10 2009, 01:16:34 UTC 8 years ago

For the person who posted on TGC about getting rejection letter from Tufts via postmail, is your status on the website shown as rejected?

Or for all of those applied to Tufts, is your status on website indicating that you're accepted or rejected?

I checked my status but it still says the decision is not available. I just hope that means a wailist does exist and I'm on it.
I got an acceptance from Tufts on Feb. 27, so those have probably already been sent across the board. Last I checked, though, my online application status still had not changed — and this was weeks after I got the acceptance! If you're in, you should have been notified by e-mail.

That said, I don't know how the waitlist situation looks, and I am probably going to turn down the offer. (Not yet sure, and I'm waiting on financial details.)

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Anonymous

8 years ago

I applied to 6 schools and I only have two waitlists so far, one top 25, one top 50. Only two more places left to hear back from (Hopkins and Columbia). Darn!!!! Coming to think of it, I should have applied to more places.
A wait list to acceptance is as good as a first-round acceptance. And when you finish your dissertation defense, no one will care how you got in. Keep the hope alive.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

thanks

Anonymous

8 years ago

Waitlisted. I was pretty surprised--applied there and kind of forgot about it.
There are some schools that people rarely discuss here, and 'Cuse seems to be one of them.
just got the email?

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sentientape

8 years ago

Email just came.

I'm tempted to bet that I'm on more wait lists than anybody on this board. Incredible.

BT.
We seem to have applied to a lot of the same schools. Will you be visiting Madison?

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Anonymous

8 years ago

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Anonymous

8 years ago

?

brotheophilus

8 years ago

Has anyone heard anything from these guys? I recall an acceptance very early on and someone posted a rejection on gradcafe.
A friend of mine was accepted at UC Davis back in mid-February.

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billiam345

8 years ago

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

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balanced_view

8 years ago

Anyone received any information about where they are on the list? Does anyone know anything about when/if this information will be released?
I have received nothing beyond the initial wait list email. I do recall them mentioning that an update would be send in March.

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Anonymous

8 years ago

Re: Wisconsin waitlist

Anonymous

8 years ago

Any ideas for questions that will both help show interest in a school and be usefully informative?
I received a friendly email from a professor at a department at which I was waitlisted inviting me to ask "anything". So I asked:

1. if there are any good sushi restaurants around the campus/dorm area. Seriously, this matters to me.
2. living conditions. including the presence of galleries and regular art exhibitions, classical music performances, concerts.
3. if a certain professor will be remaining in the department for the foreseeable future.
Are the rest of us just waiting for teeny envelopes?
By way of summarizing past posts, it seems that some people have gotten acceptance emails (one acceptee apparently declined). Someone called the department, and they said everyone would be hearing back this week as they were still reviewing applications. Another person called the department about receiving a letter saying their financial aid had been declined, but the department said that receiving that letter was no indication of whether they had been accepted or rejected. In sum, no one knows for sure, and everyone is waiting to hear.
Seriously, next year I'm going to apply to 25 programs and a safety!
Although I don't know your background, I think there is no direct correlation between applying to a lot of schools and getting into at least one school. I was rejected by schools that rank lower than the schools that accepted or waitlisted me. The reason may be that I couldn't give convincing reasons why those programs are good fit. As I was waiting anxiously for the admissions results, I also thought of reapplying next year. But my plan was to apply to fewer schools and to strengthen every aspect of my application. The idea of applying more schools than I did this year did not occur to me. Anyways, you definitely should not give up.