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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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Rutgers' system won't let me in. I'm wondering why. There is a number of possible reasons (at least given my current epistemic position):

1. Although I deem I know my birth date and my gender pretty well after all these years, and although I c&p'ed my RUID number, I made some mistake filling in the required data.
2. A technical problem with the website / my file.
3. Some change was made in my file. (Naturally, this is the most interesting possibility.)
4. The system can't take any longer my obsessive behaviour and has decided to put an end to it.

Did anyone else experienced the same phenomena and/or would like to participate in this unhelpful, pointless discussion?
try again, mine said 'no decision' last night and 'denied' this morning...ouch.

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There was a helpful thread a while back, but is there any new info?

I'm particularly interested in NIU, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, and UW-Milwaukee. Thanks!

If by 'buzz' you mean 'where to go' you should first specify your interests and goals. Presumably the second part of this is to get into a good PhD program. Even given that where you should go should depend on what you're interested in.

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Two days ago (Sunday) there was one post about UCLA. Does anybody know if anybody else has heard anything from UCLA, or whether they are done?
I don't know if they're done, but someone I know was just admitted to UCLA.

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It seems pretty common now that applicants and even faculty take it that there's a large amount of chance in admissions. That is, even if a student is well-qualified and even particularly well-suited to a particular set of programs, she may not get in because of fundamental flaws in the admissions process. This kind of skepticism about the capacity of the process to generally collect the most suitable applicants pervades this forum. However, while it's not surprising that such an attitude is prevalent given the psychological stresses associated with admissions, it's unclear why this view is so prevalent.

It seems like the main evidence offered that casts doubt on the process are cases where an individual, her letter writers, and friends all thought she was suitable for some set of programs but then she failed to be admitted to them (or got into some unexpected set of programs). But it seems obvious that the judgments of one's friends, self, and letter writers are clearly skewed. Notably this skewing doesn't simply shade the applicant's prospects to the better, though this is often the case, but instead indicates an expectation. But expectations are conditioned by all sorts of factors, many of which completely irrelevant to one's suitability to a certain set of programs. Indeed, it's analytic that the members of a faculty at a particular program are the one's whose judgments wholly determine what constitutes suitability for their own program. Hence, people should stop grousing about on how unfair things are, take their lumps, and look for something else to do.
^ Brought to you by the Thought Police: Optimism Dept.
Email this morning from Gerald Postema.
Congrats (!?), could you elaborate if the email was personal or to a suppressed list of recipients? Also, what time was the email?
Thanks!

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are really annoying. Please schools, just make it official so we can move on.
If you haven't heard yet from UNC, you should be hearing something by the end of the week. Same goes for OSU. (Per inquiries)

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...usually starts informing of decisions around the end of this week.
I hope they don't buck the trend. Georgetown is definitely my best shot.

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Seven applicants were accepted and invited to visit. Two (myself included) are on a waitlist for funding.

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Columbia
Cornell
Harvard

Do we really have to wait until March?
Still waiting on:

NYU
Princeton
Cornell
Brown
Amherst
Notre Dame

and waiting for offical news from
Yale
UNC CH

i hope I don't have to wait until March!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MIT

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NIU

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February 23 2010, 19:31:16 UTC 8 years ago

Accepted: 15 students from 130 applicants

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February 23 2010, 19:34:39 UTC 8 years ago

Likewise. I am on the waitlist for a graduate assistantship.

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Just received an email from Sayre-McCord. The email looks like it is tailor made to appear personalized, but is really automatic. The email was unsolicited.
That's odd. I thought Postema was the DGS this year.

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Anyone here who was accepted? Details please
Looks like another acceptance and a waitlist have been posted, too.

I didn't hear anything. This one stings.

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Email did not specify how many applications there were in total, but it said that 12 have been accepted, 140 rejected, and that I was in the remaining group (the waitlist), which is unranked. More info expected at the end of March.
Same here!

So, time for idle speculation: How large do you think the waitlist is? How do they proceed through an unranked waitlist?

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"The Admissions Committees are hard at work selecting the fall 2010 class. The fist decision letters are scheduled to be mailed beginning March 10. After that date they will continue to be mailed as decisions are made."
Anyone else got a survey to fill out in addition to this e-mail? I was a bit taken back because the survey wanted me to supply information to NSSR that the adcom should have had already.

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UCLA

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February 24 2010, 00:09:45 UTC 8 years ago

Has anyone who received an acceptance phone call also received an email? I got the call on Sunday but still have not received an email with the details on my fellowship, visiting day, etc. Anyone else in the same position?