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Philosophy 2010

This is for anyone applying to Philosophy graduate programs during the 2009-2010 academic year. Please share acceptances, rejections, wait-list notifications, and so on.

Best of luck to everyone applying!
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Is there anyone who is in at Notre Dame, is planning to turn them down, and does M&E?
sorry to disappoint, i am not in at ND, but I am a waitlister in M&E! I wanted to make the same post you did a few days ago to ask if anyone was planning to turn it down! Did your email say anything about a place on the waitlist? mine did not but I am super curios. Professor Blanchette is out of the country till the 11th, so I didn't ask for more info. Let's hope that a bunch of accepts decide to pursue other offers? I would truly love to work with Rea, Plantinga, van Inwagen, and Loux!

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Seriously?

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March 5 2010, 20:43:21 UTC 6 years ago

Must we wait until next week to hear from NYU, Michigan, and Columbia? Michigan isn't leaving its admits much time to make plans-- its 'admissions fair' begins on March 21st!
Yea, it's kinda screwed up. I'm waiting for nyu, and it's not as if I'd say no... But it is definetly a plus for the other schools who accept earlier and have been vocal.

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Why won't you call me already!?!?!
Because we don't want you.

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UVA

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March 5 2010, 21:04:34 UTC 6 years ago

What's going on?? Have they contacted all acceptances or just fellowships so far?
Please. And find out information.
Dear slow Admissions Committees,
Please let me know if I've been accepted or rejected (or even waitlisted). I do not like limbo. I'm not very flexible.

Sincerely,
Prospective Student
Did anyone else apply to their SPEL program. There have only been like 3 posts about it in the past few years on TGC. But, if you did apply, have you heard back or when do you expect to hear back?
Also applied. Bing is really my last shot at this point, because it seems I'm 0/10 (barring some miraculous news from Penn State, DePaul or Fordham). I have no idea when they're going to make decisions. It's nice to know someone else is waiting as well; no one had mentioned them at all so far. I keep thinking that *this* will be the week, but that hasn't worked out apparently.

Praying

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March 6 2010, 00:42:59 UTC 6 years ago

Assuming I have epistemic access, should I stop praying at the point where the school has made the decision, or when I receive the rejection? Would God change the letter to an acceptance and change the past to reflect that, or can She only change that fact (that is the decision) before it's been made. I need an answer quick.

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March 6 2010, 01:06:48 UTC 6 years ago

Assuming that you know they have made a decision, I'd say that's the point at which you can safely stop praying for the decision to be an acceptance--by then its already set in stone. But at that point it might be wise to start praying for some strength to handle whatever comes in that envelope...

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I know this might be terribly offensive to some, but would anyone who has been rejected at Columbia mind sharing their stats? I would be interested to know whether Columbia's first round of rejections is in any way based on GPA and GRE scores.
I don't think that it's based on GPA, because I haven't received a rejection yet, and my GPA is mediocre at best.

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I am overcome with dread when I think of declining offers. Does anyone have any input on how to go about declining with finesse?

Specific concerns:
1. How concise should a decline notice be?
2. Do you simply state that you're accepting another offer, or do you name the offer?
3. How can a declining party go about presenting her regret in a way that does not patronize the program she addresses?
This comment reminds me a little of the phenomena sometimes known as "depressive narcissism," whereby sufferers assume that everyone is secretly mocking them, judging them, etc. The job of the therapist is to gently introduce the notion that the patient just does not feature that heavily in the mental lives of others. My point here is that when you decline an offer, no one really cares all that much about the niceties you're agonizing over. They will go "oh, someone declined, notify the next person on the wait list," and then they will move on with their lives. Just decline in whatever way seems natural and courteous to you. Stop over-thinking it.

UMass?

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March 6 2010, 02:34:28 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone want to claim UMass?

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March 6 2010, 04:49:38 UTC 6 years ago

I was the one with the double-post.

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Anyone know anything about the University of Kentucky?

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March 6 2010, 16:34:48 UTC 6 years ago

I've got a buddy there, and he says that they've already made their initial offers. He got in last year via the wait-list, and seems to think that my chances are pretty good (though I wish that I were as confident as he about it).
Last year, he received a letter in early March notifying him of his wait-list status, and saying something to the affect: "Though you have not yet been accepted to the program, it has been our experience in previous years that persons in your position are very likely to be accepted."
My bet is that we'll either get a rejection letter or (if lucky) a letter like my friend's sometime next week.
If not next week, then Spring Break will probably fuck everything up, and we'll be waiting in agony even longer...

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Toronto MA

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March 6 2010, 06:07:48 UTC 6 years ago

I am one of the people who got a Toronto MA offer - to those who have heard Toronto treats its MA students poorly, could you elaborate on this? How do they mistreat their students?
I didn't post that, but I'd imagine it's not that they mistreat the students, but more that MA students aren't a priority because it's only a 1 year program. When people are only around for a year, profs don't usually invest that much time or energy in a person.
Received an e-mail granting admittance, but lacking funding. It was said that there's a small chance of funding if a certain number of initial offers are declined.

Can anyone add any insight into just how small of a chance this might be? I noticed a few other people received similar e-mails, but I'm trying to gauge odds and such. Who here was accepted with funding? Was anyone rejected?
I was accepted with a TA-ship and tuition waiver. The email did not mention the number of people offered funding. Have you contacted the department to get a better idea of where you are on the waitlist? Some departments (e.g. Georgia State) don't seem to want to tell applicants where they are on the list, partly because admissions are rolling and later applicants are sometimes placed above earlier ones depending on their qualifications. I don't know if this is the case with VT, but it might be worth asking. Good luck!

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March 6 2010, 09:31:05 UTC 6 years ago

When I was fourteen I started snorting heroin; it grew from there. I stopped when I was 19, when I realized that I couldn't maintain an interest in wisdom if I continued to worship such a habit. If I'd ever made a habit of shooting up, I know that stopping when I did might not have seemed an option.

I got rejected from my top choice 4 weeks ago; I got accepted at a 2nd or 3rd choice a week or so ago. I relapsed upon getting the news of my rejection; getting the acceptance, though I could not have asked for anything more, did not slow down my relapse.

This may not feel like a big deal to any of you, but tonight I got drunk with a very good person, someone who had helped me out 6 years ago when I was struggling. I want to brag that tonight I got drunk, and I am about to go to bed with no other chemical influence but alcohol and cigarettes, for the first time in 19 days. I'd like to add this: to those who are disappointed in their results so far, don't use that disappointment as a way to ignore the inherent artistry your life requires - don't use that disappointment as an excuse to limit the extent to which your thought may travel.

I feel good: I've been in the same (large) city my entire life, and I have always known who to call if I wanted to indulge my weaknesses. I will be in a small town next year! The only people I'll know will be fellow students! I HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR!

To everyone reading this, I reiterate: YOU HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR! That itself is, so far as I can tell, the most definitive part of your life (not school, not books, not success - but simply your having come to the point of reading now, reading now what you're reading - having come to this point) - and your living STILL has a ways to go.

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March 6 2010, 12:37:44 UTC 6 years ago

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I posted the TGC Rice rejection. Got a very thin and impersonal form letter in the mail, dated March 2.

One and out for me.

Good luck to the rest of you.
Any word whether Rice has sent acceptances?
Congrats to i_like_to_walk!
Thanks! I'm very excited about this offer. It and Pitt HPS are tops in my mind right now, so I'll probably withdraw from UW-Madison, UCSD, and CUNY early next week.

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Does anyone know how much these institutions usually offer each admitted applicant? I have yet to hear from these schools yet (which means at best I am probably waitlisted at UVa and rejected from Cornell), so if they won't be offering anything near what I will be getting at one of my top choices which I have been admitted to, I will send them a withdrawal email.

Many thanks.
I'm in the same position, so I second this call for information.

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What do people think about Michigan's placement record? It's pretty solid at getting mid-to-low level TT positions. One or two major research universities, and one prestigious liberal arts college thrown in there. But for a school Leiter-ranked so highly (and with such a high drop out rate too), I would like to see more of those.
Placement has a lot less to do with ranking than it does with the quality of the students. Ranking is somewhat correlated with quality of students (since good students tend to gravitate toward good schools, which is somewhat correlated with ranking). But search committees look at applicants, not the ranking of the applicant's institution. (Thus, Rusty Jones was able to get a job--in this horrid market--at Harvard, coming from an unranked program.) CUNY jumped up in the rankings recently, but I'll be surprised if this is reflected in their placement record anytime soon.

And I've heard that Michigan's placement record for the past few years had quite a bit to do with the students on the market in those years. So if you like Michigan--if it's where you would like to work--I wouldn't worry too much about the placement record. Talk to the faculty there about your concerns.
Anyone rejecting an offer from South Florida. I am #2 on the waitlist for funding. Thanks
If a person renounces Lacan, soon psychoanalysis itself will appear to him dubious, and from here it is just a step to a disdain for Hitchcock's films and to a snobbish refusal of horror fiction. How many people have entered the way of perdition with some fleeting cynical remark on Lacan, which at the time was of no great importance to them, and ended by treating Stephen King as absolute literary trash!
Ha! That's why I NEVER share my Chinese food!

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Any thoughts on what to expect? How do these things go down? Is happy hour included?
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Has everyone seen this? Holy shit, awesome.
I had kind of a mediocre application (including dubious numbers) and I was anticipating no success this season, since I decided to apply solely to very ambitious schools - I have been lucky enough to gain admission to two programs in the rank 15-20 range (worldwide rankings, not regional) and yet I still sometimes sink into envy when viewing the success of friends who worked a lot harder than me and therefore succeeded in gaining entrance to better programs. Does anyone else experience this? Any advice?
Translation: Please praise me. Look at how little I've worked, and see how much success I've had. I am, therefore, very intelligent. Please recognize my intelligence.

I crave such recognition, for my genitalia are quite insufficient for my purposes.

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