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I'm in at DePaul, BC and Northwestern. Obviously I won't be going to all three. I'm still making up my mind, but for those of you waitlisted, at least two of you should get in when it's all said and done over the course of the next few weeks. Also, I'm waitlisted at Emory, but haven't heard back and don't anticipate going there, which is alright with me - I should have known better than to apply to the philosophy program with the intent of working with someone in Comp. Lit.
Continental? I'm assuming that DePaul is your best fit, unless you applied to NSSR.

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

Got an email from Dr. Brogan this afternoon! Straight acceptance would have been better, but I am very happy!

-r
Strange. The first report of action from Nova is a wait listing.
So far there have been posts about acceptance only. Has anyone got any email about being waitlisted? (Is there even a waitlist?) And how does NIU normally reject its applicants? via snail mail?
I received the original acceptance notification yesterday, and then today I was notified that I was on the waitlist for funding. (I was given a specific number, that I do not feel comfortable revealing here.)

I don't know if this helps.

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8 years ago

USF

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March 10 2009, 13:41:24 UTC 8 years ago

Anyone looking at University of South Florida? I'm on the waitlist for funding.
I'm still waiting to hear back from Fordham, UC Riverside, and Emory, and have been waitlisted by Kentucky. With the exception of Fordham, I've heard little to nothing about these other schools on here. Has anyone gotten any news at all concerning the above schools??
I would definitely recommend talking to some of the current graduate students at Kentucky. I've heard nothing but horror stories about the place. I know they've lost a lot of faculty in the last few years and that their financial situation is terrible. Holcomb and Callahan are on permanent medical leave and not likely to return, Zurn is up for a job at UMASS-Boston, Schatzki moved into administration, Force is in phased retirement, Leaman doesn't participate in the department, Perreiah and Bruzina are both well over 70, and Superson is looking to leave. Doesn't look like that leaves one much to work with. Frankly I'm surprised the department isn't in receivership!

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8 years ago

Checked my status online this morning and it's finally updated.
The Rutgers wait list is, it sounds like, rather short (I figure around eight people) and unranked. That means that who is taken from the list is predicated on who declines an offer. If someone in ethics declines, for example, then an ethics student will have a better shot than a cog. sci. student. Good luck to everyone. So far I am 0/4 out of 10 (and, at this point in time, I therefore assume I am pretty much shut out).
But you're on the Rutgers waitlist? That seems like a very good sign.

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Rejected from NYU via e mail. Jim Pryor replied with the following mass e-mail.

"You've all written inquiring about your applications to NYU's Ph.D.
program. Letters should already be in the mail, but we've been getting a
flood of emails from applicants who just need to know sooner for one reason
or another. I apologize for this bulk email: for a while I was able to
respond to inquiries individually but now there are too many to keep up
with. I'm sorry to report that all the applicants we were able to make
offers to, or keep on our waiting list, have already been contacted
separately. So your applications have all been unsuccessful. I remember
many of them as being ones we looked at closely. But unfortunately we
received more than 300 applications and could only make eight offers, so
even a strong application isn't sure to be successful. We did our best
to fill the few slots we have, but we're conscious that evaluating these
applications is a clumsy, imperfect business. So I hope you'll all have
other good opportunities, and that I'll meet you later in your careers.

Jim Pryor"

A very nice and, more importantly, honest email.

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Has anyone said anything to the effect of, "I would love to come to your school, but School X is offering $Y a year more that I would have a hard time passing up. Would your department be able to match that offer?" If so, how did it go? If not, under what circumstances (if any) would you try it?

I think I would try it if and only if I could ask someone with whom I had a good rapport, and I was absolutely certain that I would take the matching offer. It seems like a reasonable thing to ask, but one wouldn't want to come across as demanding and leave a bad taste in someone's mouth that could cause problems down the road (e.g., on the job market).
This is common and had I not been awarded such a large stipend I would have done so; however, the proper way to do so would not be the way you said in your post. It would go something like this: "I really prefer your school, X, over school Y. Y is offering 'this' much money, though, and I know the living expenses in that area are quite low. From your experience with other graduate students, how does such a stipend fair for them when it comes to apartments, food, etc.?" Don't ask for more money. It is rude. Just make it known that the financial package from the other institution is an incentive.

HOWEVER, you must be sure you want to go to that program! Do NOT negotiate with both schools! I know an individual that suffered a lot of heartbreak after doing so. Program directors do talk to one another!

Re: Negotiating Offers?

Anonymous

8 years ago

Anyone who has been accepted to notre dame planning on going to another school?
Anyone been rejected or waitlisted or heard from CUNY?
I'm pretty sure the answer to that is No, as I have been searching for that same info. I applied and have not heard. Supposedly one or two people have been accepted, but I'm a bit skeptical.
Am I the only one checking my email every hour? I know my chances are slim, but I just want to hear the outcome!
every hour? why so infrequently?

Re: Wanted: Closure from UCLA

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8 years ago

So... looks like still no UCLA or Columbia? One of them wasn't supposed to have notified by now, but one of them was...?
By "supposed to" you mean according to random-anonymous-poster on this board, right?

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Finally got the rejection email form Brown. I was hoping I might be waitlisted given that so many were already emailed last week... oh well.

I also received a Stanford Rejection via post and my Tufts rejection online today too, but wasn't surprised by either.

To the Irvine admits -- see you tomorrow!
Got the e-mail from John Corvino. With funding.
I hadn't heard anything from anyone for a few weeks, so this was a nice ego boost.
Haven't seen anyone else mention the program on here, but in case anyone else applied and is waitlisted, I will be declining the offer.
I'm declining--with thanks--funded positions at Rochester and Missouri. Hope this is good news for somebody.
It is! Thanks! Where will you end up?

BC or BU?

Anonymous

March 10 2009, 21:32:19 UTC 8 years ago

Anyone have any info on decisions from either BC or BU? There are rejections and acceptances posted for BC, but what about waitlists? And as far as I know, I've seen nothing on BU.
I'm in the "heard nothing" camp with both BC and BU. I saw something around here about a BU rejection happening a few weeks back for somebody, but that's merely Internet hearsay--the worst kind.

With BC, I'm thinking this means one of two things. The first, and preferable, contingency is that we're on a waitlist of some kind. The second is that they might be waiting to tell us something about how they passed our applications on to their MA program, or the results from that process if they already did so. I don't remember if I indicated that I wanted to be considered for that or not, so I can't say in my case.
Someone just posted being rejected via email by Rutgers. I still haven't heard anything from them. Maybe it means they're not done notifying people on the wait list! Or maybe it means there was some sort of mistake and I never got notified that I was accepted! Hey, in some possible world...
Anyone else get a rejection from Rutgers?
... about the applicants who don't check these sites (probably because they don't know about them). I've only heard from about half the schools I applied to, but I also know that all but two of those I haven't heard from have notified everyone but those they are rejecting (with perhaps a vanishing chance of a wait-listing).

My guess is that most of those folks are happier now. They may have gotten some acceptances and take those as good signs of further acceptances. All in all, though, I'm happy to know the results as they happen. Getting those last-minute rejection notices (like the one Berkeley just sent me) all at once would be a huge bummer.
It's (to me) an interesting question whether obsessing on these sites is better or worse from a utilitarian point of view (I'm not one of those, but still). I'd probably be happier if I didn't check the on-line shit, and I'd certainly be less bummed about the whiners and the ego-strokers and the trolls, but I've waited until April in the past only to get form letters. And that sucks bad. So I'll take the misery and the spots of jealousness towards the multiple top-20 acceptees as part of the process for folks like me.
I just got an an acceptance email from UCLA (from Sean Kelsey). That's 2 out of 3! (of, uh, the UC schools I applied to. Never mind those other ones...)
Wow! Congratulations! Are you going to accept?

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March 11 2009, 02:01:17 UTC 8 years ago

acceptance posted on TGC. Someone claim it.
It does say that they contacted the department personally and were notified in a reply email, though, so I don't think it's reason to worry for those of us still waiting on Columbia. It is reason to check our emails every ten minutes starting tomorrow morning, though!

NOT GOING

Anonymous

March 11 2009, 02:17:51 UTC 8 years ago

under this thread could people post the schools to which they are accepted but are going to decline the offer of admission.
Loyola Chicago

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8 years ago

It's funny. Existing philosophers get paid for training more philosophers, who in turn hope to train more philosophers. The only product philosophers produce is philosophers.



and philosophy?
Alright. It looks like I missed the UCLA boat and I am overcome with a desire to end this silly game. ;)
My question is, who do I email? Im guessing it would be Professor Kelsey for UCLA, although maybe it would be a little weird considering the website doesnt mention that he is the director of admissions. (maybe not?)

Maybe people could list the DGA's at other schools.
Anyone know the admission director at Columbia?
Just wanted to let those who are wait listed at Vanderbilt know that I have declined my offer of admission. It's a wonderful program with great faculty. Good luck!