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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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So there has already been one acceptance on tgc from last Friday, but no peep from anyone else. Could this be a fake post? In past years a few people responded when decisions were out, and this admit has come a little early (historically, as per tgc). Does anyone else have info about Villanova's process?
I'm not sure whether the post is a fake, but to my knowledge, no one here claimed it. (That doesn't necessarily mean anything, obviously).

I talked to someone I know in the dept., and I was told that decisions were made last week, so I'm thinking we can expect to see something pretty soon. Someone speculated that the post on TGC was for the philosophy/theology spot.

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Yale

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February 22 2010, 14:33:00 UTC 8 years ago

News coming soon?
Man I hope so.

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I'm curious about the role of connections in admissions to Leiter top-ten schools. In particular, my guess is that a large (i.e., larger than three quarters) percent of admits to such programs enjoy at least one major connection.

Here's what I think comprises such a connection. First, the target program could be the PhD-granting institution (or did graduate work there or whatever) for one of the applicant's letter writer(s). Second, the target program has senior faculty who are close associates or friends of the applicant's letter writer(s). Third, the target program has multiple senior faculty who work in a specialized area that the applicant's letter writer(s) is nationally or internationally acclaimed for (i.e., target has two+ snr faculty in phil mind and the letter writer is Dennett).

Here's a way to do a small poll here for this. If you or someone you know meets any of the three criteria above and was admitted at a Leiter top-ten, write `1'. If you or someone you know doesn't meet any of these three criteria and was admitted at a Leiter top-ten, write `0'. Repeat this for each program/admit pair known to you.

So a sample poll response would look like: `11100', meaning three people got in meeting the criteria and two didn't. Rejections are all discarded.

Thoughts on this idea or responses?
The first criterion is barely relevant.

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These schools will begin notifying applicants this week (I called the departments and asked, rather than checking last year's TGC). Add to the list if you have contacted a program and have been told a definite time period for notifications.

UIUC
Texas Tech
This does not pertain to this week, but Syracuse will be sending out acceptances the first week of March.

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A quiet Monday morning... so quiet...

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February 22 2010, 17:15:45 UTC 8 years ago

Thursdays are where the action is.

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Just wondering, because it seems as though the 2009 report was put up at about this time last year.
It's not annual. It comes out every 2 to 3 years.

Yale

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February 22 2010, 17:27:56 UTC 8 years ago

Would anyone like to claim this one?
I am the one who posted this on TGC. The email was from the Director of Graduate Studies, Zoltán Gendler Szabó.

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Just wondering if anyone on this forum claims that post, and if so--would you mind saying who was the email from?
It's likely to be a genuine post based on last years dates of notifications (several admissions on Monday February 23 last year); though, I'm inclined to doubt it because of the huge numbers of frauds lurking here and there, and because it strangely coincides with the post inquiring about Yale acceptances.

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who applied there? it appears last year this week people heard
I did. I'd love to live in San Diego.

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On TGC, there is a second post about rejection by correspondence with Prof. Holton. I also wrote to him last Friday, but still got no response at this point. Does it mean that my appication is so bad that even a rejection letter is redundant...also, I think I am out as well in Yale's case.
Please make it quick but be gentle.

Toronto

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February 22 2010, 19:46:55 UTC 8 years ago

New admit on tgc, and it's an American too, congrats.
I just declined an offer from U of Oregon. Best of luck... they have such an awesome program with such a wide range of possibilities.

However, Emory provides much of what I was looking for in Oregon, and they offered me a better package (not to mention considerations of future job prospects).
Having been REJECTED from both U of O and Emory...I'm curious as to what your "stats" are - if you are so inclined to share. It's nice of you to post this for those waitlisters - thanks for that.

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February 22 2010, 20:18:25 UTC 8 years ago

Currently 0:7 if this and tgc is anything to go by. Anyone else feeling like shit and hoping and hoping for just that one acceptance to some school, somewhere?

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February 22 2010, 20:24:20 UTC 8 years ago

I hear you. I'm officially 0 for 2. But I think I'm really 0 for 6. And my three remaining schools are not promising. Well... one of the three would have been a good shot, if it wasn't for them cutting back on admissions this year. Unlike others, if I'm shut out this year, I'm done for good.

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What's happening with Chapel Hill this year? We've seen a couple acceptances posted but no waitlists or rejections.
No kidding! Historically, Chapel Hill sends out rejections fairly early. Anyone able to comment?

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