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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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Maryland

Anonymous

April 2 2010, 00:03:05 UTC 6 years ago

I'm wait-listed at Maryland. I know some people have talked about turning their offers down there. Any information on that?
Not what you're looking for exactly, but I took myself off the wait list.

Re: Maryland

Anonymous

6 years ago

Anyone thinking of declining?

Memphis

Anonymous

April 2 2010, 00:34:27 UTC 6 years ago

So, there's one rejection up at TGC. I, however, have heard nada. Think it's safe to assume I'm rejected? I went online to check my status, but there's no option to check. I also recieved an email from the graduate school in like Feb that was titled "Admission Acknowledgement" but contained no such acknowledgement. What should I think at this point? I know all of the offers went out, but could I be waitlisted, or being accepted to their MA?

Re: Memphis

Anonymous

April 2 2010, 01:43:58 UTC 6 years ago

I was rejected from Memphis (I must be the one on TGC)- kind of depressing to be the only one... Anyway I got the letter in the mail several weeks ago, so maybe you are still in the running for the MA. Before I got the rejection I realized that on my online application (from the university) there was a note that read "Decision: Please Contact Admissions Office." I did but they never answered... Good luck, I hope that their holding onto your application is good news for you!

Re: Memphis

Anonymous

6 years ago

Re: Memphis

Anonymous

6 years ago

For those who might find it useful, either next year or those remaining this round, I thought I would post my final results with stats. There was an extreme lack of continentals represented in previous polls (understandably so), so I hope others in the field follow the lead.

UnderGrad institution- Recognized Continental program that offers a Ph.D.
GPA - 3.96 (Philosophy Major)
GRE - 680V 670Q AW-6
Rec letters - 4 letters from philosophy profs
Interests - 20th century continental (Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Deleuze), German Idealism

Results:
Accepted with funding to 1 top choice, 1 mid level choice and one "fall-back"
Accepted to 3 Masters Programs following an initial rejection from Ph.D
Waitlisted at 3 programs (Also, one top choice, one mid level choice, one fall back)
Rejected from all others

I don't want to get too detailed, so I will just list all of the schools to which I applied with no specifications.

Kentucky
BC
Notre Dame
Memphis
Duquesne
Depaul
Villanova
Oregon
New Mexico
Penn State
Catholic
Syracuse
Stonybrook
Emory
Vanderbilt
Marquette
Fordham
UC Riverside


I made my final decision and will be informing the remaining schools tomorrow. For those on waitlists, I wish you the best of luck.


Can you at least mention places you are turning down? You could scatter it out in some other posts so it won't be recognized as you, etc.

Re: A Continental's Final Report

Anonymous

6 years ago

with posting detailed info about yourself (like exactly where you were accepted, rejected, wait-listed, the exact topic of your writing sample, etc.)? I don't mean to sound snarky or petulant or anything, but I honestly don't understand what the dangers are. As far as I can tell, short of outright the people who wrote your letters (and arguably naming your undergrad institution), there is no point in keeping anything secret. It's not like you're posting your social security number or bank account information for Christ's sake. Is it just that people for some reason feel that it's in bad taste? What? Seriously.
OP here. I would just prefer not to say, and in so doing maintain a level anonymity that I'm comfortable with, hence the "anonymous" tag. I posted this not as a "look at how great I am", but as something I would have liked to have seen myself when this whole process started, so that I would know what I was up against and what I might hope to expect. If you want to post your specific details, by all means, have at it hoss.

Re: Whats the big deal...

Anonymous

6 years ago

Brandeis

Anonymous

April 2 2010, 04:20:24 UTC 6 years ago

So there are several reports on TGC. Any specific info? Was it a general email?
yeah general email. I'll likely be declining my offer, if that puts you at ease.

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Syracuse

Anonymous

April 2 2010, 16:44:35 UTC 6 years ago

They have 5 spots this year and (as of a few days ago) none of them have been filled. Anyone looking to accept/decline/withdraw from the waitlist soon? They're my first choice and I can't take the suspense! =)
I withdrew from the waitlist at Syracuse last week.

Good luck!

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Anonymous

6 years ago

I think you might have helped me get in with fundiing... in which case, THANK YOU!

may i ask where you chose to go instead?
Yay! I decided to go to Brown, so it looks like we will be in the same area. Best of luck to you!

UCSB visit

Anonymous

April 2 2010, 22:13:17 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone else visiting the University of California, Santa Barbara? If so, when will you be visiting?
I'm torn between these schools for numerous reasons. I do cog sci, psych, phil of science stuff. They are offering similar amounts of money and the cost of living is similar.
UIUC, definitely, because of faculty in your area, program ranking, and placement.

Re: Cincinnati or Urbana-Champaign??????

Anonymous

6 years ago

Re: Cincinnati or Urbana-Champaign??????

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Re: Cincinnati or Urbana-Champaign??????

Anonymous

6 years ago

I just declined Riverside with the best fellowship offer ever... It was hard to do because they have been so kind, especially Mark Wrathall, but I hope this is good news for someone else :)
This in wonderful news for me! Thanks for the info, and good luck wherever you accepted.
Is anyone else slightly scared that there's a mere 12 more courses (and a dissertation, of course) to take before we're apparently qualified to teach? Is this why some people seem to audit tons of courses?

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Anonymous

6 years ago

I just declined my offer from Brown. Good luck to those on the waitlist!
Where are you going?

Re: declined Brown

Anonymous

6 years ago

As my funding options in the UK dwindle, I'm placing increasing amounts of hope in my position on the McGill waitlist. Can anybody confirm that they're declining McGill in favour of something better for them? If so, congrats, and thanks (I owe ya one)!
I have decided to decline my offer at McGill.

I hope you get in! There's really interesting work being done by the faculty there and the grad student community seems great. (Not to mention living in Montreal - lovely!)

Good luck to you! Let me know how it turns out!
Some people on the board have been suggesting that it would be helpful to have more information from people who were accepted to programs.

I applied only to Princeton and was accepted. I had a GRE verbal of 790, quantitative of 790, and analytic of 6.0 (I studied fro the GRE for three or four months back when I first applied an vastly improved my scores). I went to a small liberal arts college and graduated with a major in philosophy and English. I got a transitional masters at a good Ph.D. program (Leiter 10-20) and applied out this year. I had a letter from a senior member of the Princeton faculty that I was interested in working with, another senior letter from my home institution, and a letter from a junior faculty member from my home institution. My writing sample was a paper that I had been working on for the last couple of years. I've presented it at a couple of graduate conferences, which was really helpful in polishing it for the admissions process.

Best of luck!
Why did you apply to only Princeton? Were you so sure that you would get in? (Were you so completely uninterested in other schools?)

NIU

Anonymous

April 4 2010, 17:22:29 UTC 6 years ago

Admitted Friday night (at like 10:30pm lol). The email was unsolicited and really nice. Gillett said that I am the first person to be admitted in their second round. This probably means that there will be others, for those of you still waiting. He told me that all TA ships are gone, but that there are some "options". I also posted this on TGC.

Re: NIU

Anonymous

April 4 2010, 17:31:08 UTC 6 years ago

"Options"?

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Georgetown

Anonymous

April 4 2010, 19:25:41 UTC 6 years ago

Has anyone accepted or declined an offer from Georgetown?
I declined a funded offer to Georgetown about a month or so ago.

Re: Georgetown

Anonymous

6 years ago

I declined offers at Riverside, Washington University St. Louis, University of Washington, and NIU (MA) yesterday. I hope this is helpful.
Where do you think you'll go?

Re: Declined Offers

Anonymous

6 years ago

Now, my little analytics and continentals, it is time for a sequel to the lovely Derrida/Foucault slash fanfic I posted a few pages back. Totally fictional, yet totally filthy. Why? Because I can, and because, well, maybe I get off at the thought of you poor folks perusing it by mistake.
“Jackie; now is not the time to bring this up.” Foucault hissed. The philosopher gave his lover a sheepish glance, his shirt half-undone, his tie askew, pressed up against the lavatory wall, with Foucault’s hands on him. They had been endeavoring to make a sixteen-hour international flight back to France more entertaining, but apparently their lubricant had been confiscated by American airport security.

Foucault sighed, seeing as berating Derrida wasn’t really going to get them anywhere in a hurry. He shifted uncomfortably from his position standing on the toilet seat, before sticking the fingers of one hand in his mouth and slicking them with saliva quickly. It wasn’t the best solution, but it was the best one he could think of at the moment and if Derrida hadn’t bothered to get them a substitute well, it was his fault and his ass on the line. Anyways, there was no way Derrida could blow him and get him ready since damn this airport bathroom was tiny and so sacrifices had to be made.

“Ready?” He asked.

Derrida gave him a nod, his expression looking acutely embarrassed as Foucault slipped a finger into his crease. His eyes closed as he gave an involuntary moan. Foucault smirked, adding a second finger, and Derrida arched backwards against the wall, even as he felt those digits stroke over that spot inside of him. Oh yes…

Seeing that his lover was more than ready, Foucault replaced his fingers with his cock, biting down on his lip to stifle any sounds made. The last thing they wanted was for a flight attendant to burst in here – that would really spoil the mood. Hot, dry heat clamped down around him and he thrust forwards, earning a hiss from Derrida.

It wasn’t gentle, it was hard and rough and impossible to be quiet, and he forgave Derrida’s whispered ‘Michel’ as he came messily against his front. He pumped the other philosopher a few more times, before he felt climax break over his head, dizzying sensation that nothing bar the most arcane discursive constructions of power could match.

For a few moments, they remained in position, feeling the slow pulse of cold draw near, before Foucault sighed and pulled out. Drawing a handkerchief from his pocket, he cleaned both of them up as best as he could, pulling his clothing on quickly, before turning to go.

Derrida caught his wrist then, and kissed him, almost shyly, before turning away and attending to his own clothing, buttoning up his shirt and shuffling his tie back into place, glad that the suit jacket was dark and would hide any… stains.

He heard a soft click, and stepped out of the bathroom, catching sight of a blushing flight attendant. Foucault said nothing as Derrida returned to his seat, already busy perusing tomorrow's lecture notes.

FUCK YOU

Anonymous

6 years ago

Re: FUCK YOU

Anonymous

6 years ago

What is wrong with you?

Anonymous

6 years ago

Ten days to go. If you know you will decline, give us wait-listers more than a few minutes on April 15 to consider an offer!
Hear, hear! Get to writing those e-mails you lazy mfers!

Re: Let's Start Declining!

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Anonymous

6 years ago

Hope this helps.
Just removed myself from the waitlist. I hope this helps someone out!

Re: UVA

Anonymous

April 6 2010, 04:11:24 UTC 6 years ago

Thanks!

There are a few up on TGC. Were any of you on the waitlist, or is this a round of general rejections? For some reason, I thought Vanderbilt had already sent out all rejections? Not so?



All the previous rejections were responses to inquiries. One of the recent rejections was mine, and I was not a wait-lister (they just took incredibly long to send out general rejections).
...it would really help me out!
That's weird- I thought there was no wait list, but it sounds like you're on it?
...you should not have in your paws more than one funded offer. If you have more than one, decline until you have one you most prefer. Even if you are still waiting to hear from others, don't hold onto an offer you don't want! For the love of all that is good and just and holy!
"don't hold onto an offer you don't want"
Yes.
"you should not have in your paws more than one funded offer."
No.
"If you have more than one, decline until you have one you most prefer."
This takes time.

*I'm someone who's accepted an offer and declined all others, by the way. But there's no point badgering people like this.

Re: AT THIS POINT...

Anonymous

6 years ago