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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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What schools will we hear from today?
Nothing...They are extremely slow this year. I do not think that we will know much by 3/15.

Re: Predictions 02/25

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Re: Predictions 02/25

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7 years ago

I do think we might get a wave of rejections this week and next (from schools that have already sent out acceptances and notified wait-listers). But, yeah, otherwise we probably won't hear a peep until mid-march (this is more or less in line with patterns of previous years).
Anyone in possession of helpful information?
Yes, I do. That idiotic Wolverine-Friendster-UofM-5 time Authentication-oh, but also you need 3 different passwords and 4 separate emails to login-waste of my time for a Website has been enough to deter me from giving a shit about my application status. This, in turn, has saved me time and anxiety.

UNC

Anonymous

February 25 2010, 17:37:34 UTC 7 years ago

...what's going on? there's another waitlist up. I still haven't heard a peep.
... is me! I spoke with Mary Beth Mader on the phone today after playing phone tag for a couple of days. Hope to be able to visit!
Yay! Congrats, nothing like a little good news to start the day!

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Re: Third Memphis admit

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7 years ago

UIC

Anonymous

February 25 2010, 18:54:16 UTC 7 years ago

I've been emailing departments all week and most have been stingy with their information. I did get this reply from UIC earlier today, though:

"We are still in the process of reviewing applications. We appreciate your interest in the program and will let you know as soon as possible the results of our deliberations.You can expect to hear from us by mid-March."

Hope this helps. Will post anything else I hear.

Re: UIC

Anonymous

February 25 2010, 19:42:04 UTC 7 years ago

Thank you. you're so nice.

Anonymous

February 25 2010, 19:30:47 UTC 7 years ago

Original poster asks: "What difference has Frege made anywhere outside of high analytic philosophy?" Apparently s/he thinks the answer is "none". That answer is so laughably ignorant, so utterly misguided, that it makes a mockery of his/her post (which was already pretty ridiculous).

Hint: go into the mathematics department at your university, and ask any professor: what impact did Frege have on mathematics in the 20th century? The answer, by the way, is: Frege's work was enormously important for the development of mathematics as we know it today. (Remember first-order logic? Set theory?)

Saying that Frege's work only influenced analytic philosophers is about on par with saying that Descartes' work only influenced philosophers. Both claims evince ignorance beyond belief.

Anonymous

February 25 2010, 19:45:34 UTC 7 years ago

THANK YOU. Seriously. The Foundations of Arithmetic is KINDA important and will totally remain important for a very, very long time. Even if we stop talking about this theory of reference, the logic we know and love today was birthed from Frege... KINDA IMPORTANT.

So, thank you person that posted the above comment.

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7 years ago

If one still has not received a rejection (or acceptance) from the U of C, is it possible that he/she is being considered for MAPH? I wish there had been some way to opt out of consideration for it on the application... I would email them, but they say specifically on their website not to contact them regarding grad admissions "in February." Bastards.
I'm in a similar place. Even though we haven't received official rejections yet, I'm sure that they're in transit.

Let's take an online consolation shot together. Cheers! To quote my favorite band, The Lawrence Arms, "Bottles up and spirits down."

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CUNY?

Anonymous

February 25 2010, 20:53:31 UTC 7 years ago

CUNY Post on TGC. Anybody want to claim it? with details perhaps...?
That's me. Funded with $18k/yr Enhanced Chancellor's Fellowship (a little work for the first year, teaching for 3 years, writing fellowship for fifth year).

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like the rejections are now available to see online through the Novalis portal at VUs website. I noticed a TGC post about it, and checked mine. "Applicant Denied." First official rejection for me, although I'm pretty sure I'm rejected from 3 other places, as well.

UCLA

Anonymous

February 25 2010, 22:15:38 UTC 7 years ago

Who here has heard back from UCLA? I got my call last sunday and was wondering who else got one.
I emailed the department earlier in the week, and they got back to me today. The final meeting of the application committee will be next week and everyone should be notified via email. This seems to fit with the timetable from previous years.

Man, next week is going to be stressful.
Yes, my advisor said they're wrapping things up next week.

Also: just got into UCSD.

UCSD?

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Re: Princeton Next Week

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Re: Princeton Next Week

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7 years ago

Received my rejection in the mail today. The form letter said that they were very impressed by my file (obviously not impressed enough, however.) I'd be interested to hear if everyone else received a similar compliment (grasping at straws for any consolation).

By the way, they had six spots for two hundred applicants.
Not trying to be mean, but those form things are almost always the same.

Re: Stanford

Anonymous

7 years ago

I heard from a faculty member on the admissions committee that they will be meeting to make final decisions this upcoming Tuesday. I imagine this means we will be hearing from them next week. Just a heads-up!
I'm nervous about this one as it's probably my last shot at a top 50.

Re: UW-Seattle

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Re: UW-Seattle

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Re: UW-Seattle

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One of the things that I've seen a few times on these boards are people who think that good grades, GRE scores, and letters will get them into graduate school. From what I can tell, after talking to some people who have worked on admissions committees, these usually aren't the things that get people into a grad program. If you have bad grades or a bad GRE score or bad letters, that will get you a rejection. But by and large, it's the writing sample that will get you into a program.

This might explain why lots of people fell like the process is arbitrary. You can have good "stats," those aren't all the important--what matter is the writing sample. Judging the quality of a writing sample is also incredibly subjective. So that would explain a lot of the variance.
"One of the things that I've seen a few times on these boards are people who think that good grades, GRE scores, and letters will get them into graduate school."

Really?


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