(Closed) Ph.D. Rejection. Grrrr.

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Feel you there… I got rejected from a couple schools and am waiting on the rest. One interview so far… sigh. Here’s hoping I get accepted there.

I was surprised actually that the rejections don’t bother me nearly as much as this interminable waaaaaiting to hear back!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hah that’s a pretty legitimate analogy, really.. at least I knew I’d be rejected from 2 schools since they wouldn’t answer my emails. The other 6, well, God only knows what’s going on in their heads.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i’m not applying to PhD programs but professional programs. My last rejection came, and I cried and cried.. I feel like crap about the whole process, I know exactly how you feel. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sorry, that’s rough. Good luck with whatever comes next!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@TopazWedding:  Oh no! Did you get accepted anywhere/have any more options??

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

As someone with a lot of family in TX, just be glad you are now spared from having to live in Lubbock, TX for the next 5-7 years ;-). PhDs are enough of a long, hard road without 8,000 degree summers and very little to do!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am waiting on one school. I applied to 8 this year.. that is 7 rejections. I am done applying, I think. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@TopazWedding:  Well good luck with the last school! I’ve had a few rejections myself but am waiting on what will hopefully be an acceptance (interviewed two weeks ago)… this process is so stressful.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsWrangler:  While I’m not waiting to hear back from schools, I am waiting to hear back from something like, 8 million jobs that I’ve applied for. I agree fully that I’d rather have them call or email me and reject me then not hear at all. I keep comparing it to a relationship that ends with zero closure. 

 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@aliavenue:  Yeah there’s really nothing anyone can do to make us feel better besides let us feel sorry for ourselves for a little bit… Haha.

@caits615:  Right? Rip off the bandaid anf let us know already! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@aliavenue:  Neuroscience. I applied pretty evenly to both cog psych and basic science programs… My top choice is a basic sci though.

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