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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
EmoryPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 A25 Jan 2015
Binghamton UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 24 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.89
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/162/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A25 Jan 2015
  • Scheduled a phone interview for later in the week
Stony Brook UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 5/163/99.99
GRE Subject: n/a
A25 Jan 2015
  • Received email to set up Skype Interview
The University Of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Other on 25 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.72
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/168/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I25 Jan 2015
  • DGS arranged a Skype interview and said that I was admitted.
Binghamton UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 24 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.96
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/156/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A25 Jan 2015
  • Request for phone interview in the coming week.
University Of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Phone on 21 Jan 2015 A24 Jan 2015
The University Of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Phone on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 161/164/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Jan 2015
Michigan State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 24 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/155/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Jan 2015
  • Just randomly checked the website to a "Congratulations!" after seeing that decisions were made about this time last year.
The University Of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Phone on 24 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/160/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Jan 2015
  • DGS called me for phone interview and said I was admitted. He emailed earlier in the week to arrange the call. Funding details to come in a letter in 1-2 weeks.
Stony Brook UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 22 Jan 2015 A24 Jan 2015
  • Interview via Skype
Ohio StatePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/164/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Jan 2015
Ohio StatePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/166/6.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A24 Jan 2015
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Phone on 22 Jan 2015 U24 Jan 2015
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Phone on 23 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.50
GRE General (V/Q/W): 158/165/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U23 Jan 2015
  • MA GPA 3.9, two conference papers, met their profs on the conference before.
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Phone on 22 Jan 2015 A23 Jan 2015
Stony Brook UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 23 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/160/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A23 Jan 2015
  • Director of graduate recruitment emailed to arrange a Skype interview within the week.
EmoryPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015
Florida State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 A23 Jan 2015
  • awesome, first school to lmk something
The University Of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/160/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A23 Jan 2015
  • DGS emailed to arrange a phone interview within the week.
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.23
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/161/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I22 Jan 2015
  • (Not quite sure of my GRE scores to be honest - should be around those value) Received a short but very positive email from my POI. Elated as OSU is one of my top choices! Yay!
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Jan 2015
  • Comparative. Accepted via website, not a surprise based on interview. Very excited, one of my top choices!
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.60
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/159/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Jan 2015
  • International Relations
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 169/155/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Jan 2015
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/169/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Jan 2015
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.99
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/164/0.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Jan 2015
  • IR
UW-SeattlePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 17 Jan 2015 A22 Jan 2015
  • Brief informal chat: why grad school, why UW...
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 22 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.53
GRE General (V/Q/W): 168/170/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Jan 2015
  • Very short message on their website.
University Of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 A22 Jan 2015
Emory UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 22 Jan 2015 A22 Jan 2015
  • Are all the interviews via skype?
Emory UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 22 Jan 2015 22 Jan 2015
  • email inviting skype interview
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 19 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.99
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A22 Jan 2015
  • mass email notification...300 applicants; 35 selected for open house/interview; after the interviews 20-25 will be accepted and the rest will be waitlisted
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 I22 Jan 2015
University Of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 A21 Jan 2015
EmoryPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 A21 Jan 2015
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 11 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.60
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/159/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Jan 2015
  • Skype interview. Conversation seemed to be more about telling me what OSU had to offer than it was talking about myself.
Emory UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.89
GRE General (V/Q/W): 161/164/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Jan 2015
  • Request for a Skype interview in the coming weeks.
Emory UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 A21 Jan 2015
Emory UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 I21 Jan 2015
George WashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 A21 Jan 2015
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.80
GRE General (V/Q/W): 151/159/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Jan 2015
  • I regret to inform you that we will be declining to admit you to the Political Science Ph.D. program at George Washington University. Our admissions process is extremely competitive, and we receive lots of terrific applications from people all across the U.S. and around the world.
George WashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/161/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U21 Jan 2015
  • Kinda disappointed. Not my top choice. But I was at least expecting to be wait-listed. Oh well.
George Washington University (GWU)Political Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.82
GRE General (V/Q/W): 710/640/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Jan 2015
  • disappointing, was my top choice
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.55
GRE General (V/Q/W): 156/168/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I21 Jan 2015
  • Kinda expecting that..
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 161/168/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I21 Jan 2015
  • Normally I am applying for PT, but I applied for IR in here since they don't have PT. Not a good fit at all.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 A21 Jan 2015
The University Of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.72
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/168/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I21 Jan 2015
  • Requests an interview through Skype by Associate Head for Graduate Programs.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.72
GRE General (V/Q/W): 159/168/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I21 Jan 2015
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 160/164/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Jan 2015
The George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 21 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.61
GRE General (V/Q/W): 154/155/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U21 Jan 2015
  • Mass email from the DGS.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/155/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
21 Jan 2015
  • Mass email, though I wasn't expecting to hear back so early. One R&R, a conference presentation, and some grad coursework. Congratulations to all those shortlisted so far.
The University Of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.89
GRE General (V/Q/W): 161/164/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A21 Jan 2015
University Of Washington - SeattlePolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 16 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.92
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/158/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A20 Jan 2015
University Of Illinois - Urbana ChampaignPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.92
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/158/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A20 Jan 2015
  • Request to schedule phone call re: info about program and questions on my end.
George WashingtonPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 A20 Jan 2015
  • Shortlisted and invited to open house
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 A20 Jan 2015
  • Shortlist/Open House
Emory UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 7 Jan 2015 A20 Jan 2015
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via Phone on 10 Jan 2015 U20 Jan 2015
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via Phone on 10 Jan 2015 A20 Jan 2015
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 20 Jan 2015 U20 Jan 2015
  • Invitation for the Open House on 9th Feb. 35 shortlisted applicants. Offers for 25-30 people to follow.
George Washington UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 19 Jan 2015 A20 Jan 2015
  • 35 shortlisted applicants invited to open house on Feb 9. Offers for 25-30 to follow thereafter.
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via Phone on 9 Jan 2015 A20 Jan 2015
University Of GeorgiaPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 15 Jan 2015 A17 Jan 2015
  • M.A. in Political Science, GPA 3.9. No word on funding, that is supposed to come around mid-March.
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via Phone on 16 Jan 2015 I16 Jan 2015
University Of GeorgiaPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 16 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 156/149/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A16 Jan 2015
Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via Phone on 16 Jan 2015 A16 Jan 2015
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via Phone on 15 Jan 2015 A16 Jan 2015
  • Cold-called by a POI this afternoon, interview overwhelmingly positive w/r/t admission prospects. Knocking on wood for the next few weeks.
West Virginia UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 15 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.86
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/159/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I16 Jan 2015
  • BA in International Relations from outside the USA, 1 year of research experience for undergraduate thesis. Funding decisions will be made by the end of February.
University Of GeorgiaPolitical Science, Masters (F15)Accepted via Website on 15 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.30
GRE General (V/Q/W): 650/570/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A15 Jan 2015
University Of GeorgiaPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via Website on 15 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A15 Jan 2015
  • No word on funding. Excited-Not one of the 'top ranked' programs I applied to, but I really like the program/faculty so we will see!
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 13 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.70
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/169/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A14 Jan 2015
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 12 Jan 2015 A14 Jan 2015
Emory UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 12 Jan 2015 I12 Jan 2015
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via Phone on 9 Jan 2015 I11 Jan 2015
Texas APolitical Science, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Jan 2015 A9 Jan 2015
  • Undergraduate senior at a state university with: two fellowship programs, two years of research (thesis), conference presentations, lower GRE scores, high GPA, and killer LORs
The Ohio State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Interview via E-mail on 8 Jan 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/170/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
O8 Jan 2015
  • American, highest degree from outside the US.
EmoryPolitical Science, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 7 Jan 2015 I7 Jan 2015
  • So it begins.
Florida Atlantic UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F15)Accepted via Website on 19 Dec 2014 A19 Dec 2014
  • Checked online and saw my application is approved for admission. Waiting to hear about funding.
University Of MelbourneSchool Of Social And Political Science, PhD (S14)Accepted via E-mail on 1 Aug 2014 A1 Aug 2014
Temple UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 15 Apr 2014 A14 Jul 2014
McGill UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 3 Dec 2014 I11 Jul 2014
  • I have been accepted in the Master of Arts in Political Science at McGill University on March 12, 2014. The offer of admission includes a full Graduate Teaching Assistantship that amounts to $4,829 per semester. Yet, I refused this offer for personal and academic reasons on June 16, 2014. I am an international student with a Bachelor in a university in the province of Québec (Université de Montréal). I Hope this would help!
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 1 Jul 2014 3 Jul 2014
  • Rejected off of wait-list
Windsor UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 15 Jun 2014 I23 Jun 2014
  • Cdn , university grad . accepted with funding
ColumbiaPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Wait listed via Website on 14 Jun 2014 I16 Jun 2014
  • How "short" is the short waiting list?
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Wait listed via E-mail on 13 Jun 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.61
GRE General (V/Q/W): 163/153/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A13 Jun 2014
  • The only top-ten offer I received. Fingers crossed; be merciful, Columbia admits!
SUNY AlbanyPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 11 Jun 2014 A11 Jun 2014
  • Waitlisted at first; didn't care because got accepted into a more prestigious program , fully funded; then got news of acceptance with no funding-again, didn't care and didn't respond; then today, got an email offering me 4 years guaranteed support with summer stipends for 3 years-going to decline an offer. Its sad that the program I chose is in the middle of nowhere but has good resources, placement, reputation.
McMaster UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 9 Jun 2014 I9 Jun 2014
  • SO EXCITED! Completed my undergrad at MAC too. Terrible funding though.
Columbia UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Wait listed via Website on 7 Jun 2014 9 Jun 2014
  • Hoping for the best!
London School Of Economics And Political ScienceMSc Politics And Government In The European Union, Masters (S14)Accepted via Website on 23 May 2014 I2 Jun 2014
  • Had to wait approximately 4-5 weeks.
Carleton UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 29 Apr 2014 29 May 2014
  • Rejected based on low GPA. Will pick myself up and try again!
CEU Central European UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 15 May 2014 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 166/154/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
I17 May 2014
  • Full scholarship, I was on the waiting list since April, so very happy! Think I will be accepting.
Central European University (CEU)Political Science, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 7 May 2014 Undergrad GPA: 3.54
GRE General (V/Q/W): 150/156/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
I10 May 2014
  • I'm the one who was wait listed before, With full tuition scholarship. Very good and happy about that... but I'm still in doubt because of the interests of the department that may limit my interest...
McGill UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 12 Mar 2014 U10 May 2014
  • Didn't think I had a chance of being admitted. McGill was my first choice, so I am quite happy!
Northwestern UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 9 May 2014 I9 May 2014
  • Wahooo, they just informed me for a third time that I've been rejected in case I missed the first two. Now my life is complete!
York UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Other via Other on 7 May 2014 O7 May 2014
  • Any other applicants are still waiting list? My website is showing "no decision yet" as of now. I already tried to contact departement office twice, but no reply yet.
London School Of Economics And Political Science (LSE)International Development, PhD (F14)Rejected via E-mail on 9 Apr 2014 I6 May 2014
  • Maybe overqualified (already got PhD offers from Oxford and Cambridge).
University Of ConnecticutPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 21 Apr 2014 A5 May 2014
  • Was intially accepted with no funding on 03/13. Did not respond by 04/15, since I already recieved a full funding offer from a higher ranking school. Got an email a month later, with a funds. Still declined.
Louisiana State UniversityPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 24 Apr 2014 A5 May 2014
  • Accepted via email. No financial aid information so far.
University Of AlbertaPolitical Science, PhD (F14)Other via Other on 29 Apr 2014 U29 Apr 2014
  • Has any Political Science PhD applicant heard anything from UoA yet?
McMaster UniversityPolitical Science, Masters (F14)Accepted via E-mail on 23 Apr 2014 I28 Apr 2014
  • received email after easter. (international student)

Status1 Key: A: American; U: International, with US degree; I: International, without US degree; O: Other; ?: Unknown.


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