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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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Informal acceptance via email.
Yay! Fantastic! Congrats!

I guess this is your Canadian school to match McGill... haha! Perfect!

Re: UBC Acceptance

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

0/6

Anonymous

March 5 2010, 03:57:23 UTC 8 years ago

What sucks about being 0/6 with only NYU left to hear from is the fact that it is impossible not to get one's hopes up, even though the heavy feeling in one's stomach gives a much more honest appraisal of one's chances than the brain ever could.

I suppose there are programs I haven't officially been rejected from yet. Ha!

Does anyone else in this position find it really hard to show up in public without a terrible feeling of shame?

Re: 0/6

Anonymous

March 5 2010, 04:11:19 UTC 8 years ago

I feel you. Many people outside of philosophy don't have the slightest idea how competitive the admissions process is. I applied to fourteen places, and so far I've received nine rejections and only one acceptance. When I tell people this, they always have this look of puzzlement on their faces, as though I must be a moron. Hang in there and good luck.

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8 years ago

Has anyone been rejected form Harvard yet? Has anyone confirmed that the lack of an acceptance or wait-list means a rejection? I saw another post that said 6 people have been accepted. I see 3 acceptances and 2 wait-lists on TGC. I can't imagine there are any acceptances or wait-lists that haven't gone out yet. Why don't they tell us we're rejected?
I have good reason to believe that no word=rejection.
After all... it's Harvard.

Re: Harvard rejections

Anonymous

8 years ago

knoxville

Anonymous

March 5 2010, 05:35:33 UTC 8 years ago

I got a email from Prof. Aquilla which informed me that i can't be accepted to his program. He told me that economic situation is bad and he will retire next year... damn.. I already knew that he is old professor, but it's too earlier than I expect..
However, i can feel that he is a good person from his letter.

This year is over... i should find a new job... not philosophy..
Did you happen to apply to any MA programs (or do you already have an MA)?

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Anonymous

8 years ago

BU

Anonymous

March 5 2010, 05:50:28 UTC 8 years ago

Does anyone know when we can expect decisions from Boston University? Haven't heard so much as a whisper from them yet.

Re: BU

Anonymous

March 5 2010, 13:25:49 UTC 8 years ago

I went to visit their program this fall. The director of admissions said not to expect any decisions until mid-March. Apparently, they like to take their time.

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

It looks like a lot of people have heard nothing from a few places. I've heard nothing from eight places. Is anyone else still experiencing silence on this order of magnitude? Thanks.
I've heard nothing from 12 places. Beat that!

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8 years ago

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8 years ago

Toronto MA

Anonymous

March 5 2010, 10:43:47 UTC 8 years ago

What the hell is taking them so long?!
Agreed!
Do they have 1000 applicants this year? They usually issue the results in mid-Feb...it's so slow this year.
I applied to the UCL MA programme and I got an informal acceptance via email a few days ago. Which programme did you apply for?

Re: What's wrong with UCL.

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8 years ago

Re: What's wrong with UCL.

Anonymous

8 years ago

Today may be the day that my hopes get completely dashed.
Removed myself from the waitlist, and declined a funded offer respectively.

I hope this helps someone.
Are you accepting the Cornell offer?

The Silence

Anonymous

March 5 2010, 14:21:27 UTC 8 years ago

Anyone heard nothing from Yale?
Yes. Got an email directing me to the website yesterday. Mine ended up in my junk mail folder, may want to check there.
Someone in the UK got their rejection via mail. Mail is much faster there so I'd imagine anyone who hasn't heard will get theirs in the next week or so.
Oxford BPhil, MPhil, DPhil?

There have been no DPhil posts on Gradcafe.....

Re: Oxford rejection

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8 years ago

Re: Oxford rejection

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8 years ago

I wonder if one effect of people applying to fifteen or twenty schools (which was unheard of in the past) is that more people will get accepted at ten or so schools and more people will be shut out than might have been otherwise. The really good applicants will take more of the open spots than they would have if they'd applied more selectively, and the weak applicants will have a lower probability of getting lucky somewhere.
I'm not sure it means more people will get shut out so much as it would mean more schools would delve deeper into their waitlists. I would expect more people to get shut out because there are more people applying (and in this economy, it seems more people are deciding to stay in school) and because schools have reduced the number of admits (again, due to the economy).
Has anyone heard anything from them? I emailed them last week and they told me the first three weeks of March would. I don't know why they are taking so long if they only had 120 applicants :(

There is nothing on TGC...so does that mean no one has heard?
I've not heard. It would be nice if they decide soon. :)

Re: UW-Milwaukee--any news beyond mine?

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8 years ago

Re: UW-Milwaukee--any news beyond mine?

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Re: UW-Milwaukee--any news beyond mine?

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Re: UW-Milwaukee--any news beyond mine?

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8 years ago

Re: UW-Milwaukee--any news beyond mine?

Anonymous

8 years ago

I just got waitlisted at Fordham-- anyone else hear from them? There's one acceptance post at tcg, any more? And what about:

DePaul
Duquesne
NSSR

and others...???


How were you informed of your wait-listed status at Fordham? Postal, email, phone?

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