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InstitutionProgram (Season)Decision & DateSt1Date AddedNotes
University Of Texas AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 23 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.93
GRE General (V/Q/W): 164/161/5.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A23 Feb 2015
  • VERY generic email. Sad day :(
University Of OregonMedia Studies, Masters (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 23 Feb 2015 A23 Feb 2015
  • Received an email notifying me that the department is recommending me for admission.
UC Santa BarbaraFilm And Media Studies, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 19 Feb 2015 A20 Feb 2015
  • Email notification to check website. Link to acceptance letter from the grad school, no word yet from dept or funding details.
Columbia UniversityFilm And Media Studies, Masters (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 19 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/151/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
A19 Feb 2015
  • Contacted by a prof. in the department through email. Waiting on official admissions package.
University Of TexasFilm And Media Studies, Masters (F15)Rejected via Website on 18 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.60
GRE General (V/Q/W): 162/160/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A18 Feb 2015
  • No email, randomly checked website for status.
UT - AustinMedia Studies, Masters (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 18 Feb 2015 Undergrad GPA: 3.83
GRE General (V/Q/W): 170/163/5.50
GRE Subject: n/a
A18 Feb 2015
University Of Texas AustinMedia Studies, Masters (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 18 Feb 2015 A18 Feb 2015
University Of Texas - AustinMedia Studies, Masters (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 18 Feb 2015 A18 Feb 2015
University Of California - BerkeleyFilm And Media Studies, PhD (F15)Accepted via E-mail on 8 Feb 2015 A18 Feb 2015
University Of ChicagoCinema And Media Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 18 Feb 2015 18 Feb 2015
  • Anyone hear from this program yet?
CU- BoulderMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 17 Feb 2015 A18 Feb 2015
  • Form letter. I have already accepted a great offer from my #1 school.
CU-BoulderMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Rejected via E-mail on 17 Feb 2015 17 Feb 2015
RutgersCommunication (Media Studies), PhD (F15)Rejected via Website on 17 Feb 2015 A17 Feb 2015
  • Not even an email or a letter. Website reads: "Your application has been reviewed, and the Committee has denied admission." Extremely unprofessional. Thought it was a good fit, I even met with a professor over the summer--asked me to come. Waiting on NYU.
University Of OregonMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 28 Jan 2015 A17 Feb 2015
  • Wanted me to transfer my application to their MA program, did not respond to my email asking for clarification sent 2/1/15...
University Of Texas At AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 13 Feb 2015 13 Feb 2015
  • First round of admits or first round of waitlist as well?
University Of Texas AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via E-mail on 13 Feb 2015 O13 Feb 2015
  • As for phd admission,if you did not receive any information,you were denied or on the wait list.They have informed the top admits and just waited for hearing more from the first round of admits before sending out any more notices. They have not sent any information to MA or MFA admission.--From the email with Char,the graduate admission coordinator
University Of Texas - AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 13 Feb 2015 A13 Feb 2015
  • 8:31am MST today
University Of Texas At AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 13 Feb 2015 13 Feb 2015
  • When did you get the e-mail (like exact time-wise)?
University Of Texas-AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 13 Feb 2015 A13 Feb 2015
University Of Texas - AustinMedia Studies RTF, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 13 Feb 2015 A13 Feb 2015
UT Austin (RTF)Media Studies, PhD (F15)Wait listed via E-mail on 13 Feb 2015 A13 Feb 2015
  • Received an email about being on the "active wait list."
UT AustinMedia Studies, Other (F15)Other via Other on 13 Feb 2015 13 Feb 2015
  • Are the media studies decisions just for the Phd program or is that the MA program as well?
UT AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 12 Feb 2015 12 Feb 2015
  • For UT Austin folks, if they already know admin decisions, why doesn't the dept change our statuses on the app website? Approx, when do they change it for waitlisted/rejected applicants?
University Of Texas At AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 12 Feb 2015 12 Feb 2015
  • If you didn't hear already, you are waitlisted or rejected, confirmed with grad coordinator.
University Of Texas AustinMedia Studies, PhD (F15)Other via Other on 11 Feb 2015 A11 Feb 2015
  • Thanks for the response! Mine's still in review so here's hoping for something ;) congrats!!!

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


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