Does anyone know how long it takes to hear from your college? I received an offer from my department two weeks ago (MSt in Literature and Art) and I was wondering when postgrads typically hear from their colleges.
Also, if I hope to apply for a DPhil, it seems that in order to avoid taking a year off I would have to apply before my Dissertation is complete, nay even before it is well begun. Is this common? For instance, if I apply to the DPhil in the fall of the second year of my MSt program, my Dissertation is not due until the following Fall, but if apply after my Dissertation is submitted and the MSt is complete, then I will have a year off from school.
Anyone know how the timing works for this? Thanks!