|All||Economics, PhD (F20)||Other via Other on 3 Apr 2020 ||I||3 Apr 2020|
- Guys, do you think it is a good idea to negotiate funding offers? Or, are they fixed and we shouldn't even try? Has anyone tried negotiating?
|All - Soo Sad||Economics, PhD (F20)||Other via E-mail on 24 Mar 2020 ||24 Mar 2020|
- I got rejections from all the universities I applied for in the first year. The main reason was that I was too ambitious. What I did for the second year: 1. I made realistic and pragmatic choices. Schools ranked between 200-300 are good too. 2. I worked hard for 4 months and published a paper in a decent Q2 journal. 3. I made connections with two scholars outside of my home country via email. They tremendously helped me to publish my paper and also gave me strong LoRs. And all this worked! I got funded offers in the second year. Additionally, a high GRE quant score (say 165 or above) makes your profile competitive. I love the US but there are good schools in other countries. Do not limit yourself to a specific region. Good luck!
|All||Economics, PhD (F20)||Other via POST on 24 Mar 2020 ||O||24 Mar 2020|
- Hi Guys. I know rankings are very subjective and often not exhaustive enough to make decisions. But, just for reference, what do you guys think is the most credible ranking source we could follow to make comparisons?
|All||Economics, PhD (F20)||Other via E-mail on 24 Mar 2020 ||24 Mar 2020|
- To the "Soo Sad" guy below: Please do not lose hope. This is life. Full of disappointments. My close friend got rejections from like 20 schools the first year. In the second year, he got into a top 50 school. I myself got rejections from 13 schools in the first year. This year I have gotten 4 acceptances so far. So, just keep trying and be positive. Most of us have experienced these feelings.
|All||Economics, PhD (F19)||Accepted via Website on 15 Apr 2019 ||15 Apr 2019|
- From my experience of a Masters program here in US, I strongly feel like the Universities in big cities are not giving students enough money to survive barely. I had to borrow money, work off-campus, even after getting a full stipend. $1500 in New York/ Chicago/ California is barely equivalent to $500 in many other states like Kansas/Texas. My friend on partial funding in Texas lived there quite comfortably. I think universities in big cities should double/triple the payment for the students to have an equivalent living standard. This time I am taking it very seriously in choosing university for my PhD.
|All||Economics, PhD (F19)||Other via Other on 14 Apr 2019 ||I||14 Apr 2019|
- Does the Apr 15 deadline mean 23:59 pm on 15th?
I have an offer but am on the waitlists of another school which I much prefer to go to.
No time specification on the offer.
|All School||Economics, PhD (F19)||Other via POST on 11 Apr 2019 ||O||11 Apr 2019|
- To the poster below: Can you please upload a TL;DR? Your post was too long to read.
|All Schools||Economics, PhD (F19)||Other via POST on 11 Apr 2019 ||O||11 Apr 2019|
- I will tell you one thing that matters almost all of us. The reason why some people ask others to decide as fast as possible is the following. If you take your time, let's say decided on April 14th, the schools you rejected will admit other students. These students will decide April 15th lets say or even sooner but then the schools they reject will try to reach others, so on so forth. The major reason why people ask you to be hurry is 1min passed in April 16th, none of the schools send new offers. They changes class size, admit less people than expected, which is inefficient in our point of view. We, including all of us, tried so hard to come thus far and will probably meet at conferences and review each others articles in journals. So, be kind and polite each other and keep in mind that you are not the only one deciding about your life. It is a huge point in our lives as well. So, take all the time you need but be as much as possible so that you can help others. Don't forget the domino effect and ruin others' dreams by deciding at the very last minute. At the very least, reject until last 2 offers stands, don't decide on 7 schools at the last moment. Sorry for long post but one of us needed to do that. (P.S: some of us may have done well in past more than others and have more offers too but you are a part of the profession in here and the domino starts with you, and probably have taken micro classes. So let us reach to Pareto Optimal point)
|All||Economics, Masters (F19)||Other via Other on 7 Mar 2019 ||7 Mar 2019|
- TPB: Best to e-mail a professor or the program director directly as they are most involved in the decision making process. It is a good idea as well to attach the offer letters and highlight the funding information. This was how I received my 25k funding from the University of British Columbia.
|All||Economics, PhD (F19)||Other via Other on 7 Mar 2019 ||O||7 Mar 2019|
- For those who sent an email to the programs asking about your application, who did you send the emails to? Did you send it to a Professor or the general graduate school? Also, is it recommended to tell them about your current offers from other schools, as like bargaining chips?
|All Schools||Economics, PhD (F19)||Other via POST on 24 Feb 2019 ||O||24 Feb 2019|
- Dear internet stranger, you should not measure your level of "bangness" by which schools you were rejected from. It is a well-known fact that most schools choose reject applicant that are really "too good" for their program, knowing that they will definitely get a better offer and they do not want to waste an admission slot. You need to asses yourself very well and apply to those schools that are exactly right for you. In your case, I am pretty sure that you applied on a spectrum of schools which the lower end of the interval is schools that you are too good for. That means (by intermediate value theorem :d) that you will definitely get an acceptance from at least one school! Hold on tight! :)
|All Schools||Economics, PhD (F19)||Other via Other on 22 Feb 2019 ||22 Feb 2019|
- Everybody please take care of your mental health
|All||Economics, PhD (F18)||Other via Other on 15 Apr 2018 ||O||15 Apr 2018|
- Guys, most of the programs have a deadline at 12 pm. Please contact your program and ask for the exact due time.
|All||(Economics), PhD (F18)||Other via Other on 15 Apr 2018 ||O||15 Apr 2018|
- Today is the deadline for most of the schools, if you have already decided to decline, please decline early today so that we have a chance too.
|All||Economics, PhD (F18)||Other via E-mail on 15 Apr 2018 ||I||15 Apr 2018|
- Can you tell me that what is the "exact" time of the deadline, April 15th?
Say, should I answer to the schools until 23:59 April 14th in the time zones of the schools? Somebody says "midnight"... then what is the "midnight"? Until 00:00 April 16th in the time zones of the schools? Help me out! (or just plz decline the offers you just hold)
|All Programs||Economics, PhD (F18)||Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 ||A||13 Apr 2018|
- Dear universities that haven't communicated rejection, acceptance, or waitlist,
Please send me back my application fee.
|All||(Economics, PhD (F18)||Other via Other on 9 Apr 2018 ||9 Apr 2018|
- People can you please add some info about your profiles when you submit, even if it is vague? It would be much more helpful.
|All Schols||Economics, PhD (F18)||Other via Other on 5 Apr 2018 ||I||5 Apr 2018|
- To the posters below: I am over 40 and got two offers last year. My opinion is to increase your journal papers. You are still young, so please don't give up.
|All Schols||Economics, PhD (F18)||Other via Other on 5 Apr 2018 ||O||5 Apr 2018|
- Guys, I am on the process right now and it has been really hard. Do you believe that the age is a problem? I am 32 years old and I feel that competing with person of less than 30 years is hard. What age do you believe is the best for applying and what is the cut off?
|All Schols||(Economics, PhD (F18)||Wait listed via Website on 6 Feb 2018 ||I||23 Mar 2018|
- Sorry, I was lazy and forget. I received the waitlist of UMN in 02/05
|All||Economics, PhD (F16)||Other via Other on 16 Apr 2016 ||I||16 Apr 2016|
- Does anyone from the wait list get admission from Boston University or University of Minnesota?
|ALL||Economics, PhD (F16)||Wait listed via Other on 15 Apr 2016 ||I||15 Apr 2016|
- To the Turkish below, who are you? Hangi dananin?
|All||Economics, PhD (F16)||Wait listed via Other on 15 Apr 2016 ||O||15 Apr 2016|
- I have seen too few offer declinations on this page in the last two days. C'mon offer holders, it's April 15! Don't take other hours to think about which offer to take, you have had plenty of time to consider all your options. There are tons of people on many waitlists right now, fervently waiting for you all to get a move on!
|All||Economics, PhD (F16)||Wait listed via Other on 15 Apr 2016 ||I||15 Apr 2016|
- Ben senin koparacağım biraz sonra kuyruğunu !
|All||Economics, PhD (F16)||Wait listed via E-mail on 15 Apr 2016 ||I||15 Apr 2016|
- Dananın kuyruğunun kopacağı gün !