PSI Early Consideration

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Dirac506
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PSI Early Consideration

Post by Dirac506 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:34 pm

I've recently applied to the PSI masters program offered at Perimeter Institute. I submitted the application before the early consideration Nov. 1 deadline and wanted to know if someone has gotten any sort of response. They say they will contact all applicants within 14 days so they technically still have a couple of days but my anxiety is now soaring :shock: . Did anyone get a response yet?

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by jabennett2194 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:12 pm

good luck! i wanted to submit by that deadline (since last year they didnt have an answer until after the US april 15th :shock: ) but my exams were nov. 1st and 4th :cry:

Dirac506
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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by Dirac506 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:07 pm

Thank you! Yeah that worried me a bit too but I believe this year they will have an answer by early/mid march. Good luck! Let's hope we get in! In my case I know it's a long shot but it was worth the try, I'd at least want them to defer my decision until February.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by hutt17 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:43 pm

The same as you!!! :( :( :( :( :( I think that they will give a repaly before Nov.14.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:17 am

I just realized they took the “applicants under consideration will be contacted for a short oral interview” off their website; maybe they’re stopping that this year with the growing number of applicants? Would make sense why they’re waiting to do responses in bulk right now. Hopefully we have news by the end of the day!!!

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by Dirac506 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:31 am

Yeah let's hope we get some sort of response by the end of the day. I've been thinking and I actually believe that they will rarely send out an acceptance letter at this stage. In fact I'm expecting most responses sent out today to be either rejections or deferrals for the February deadline. They hint at this in the FAQ section they say "Early deadline allows Perimeter Institute the ability to inform applicants who did not meet the program requirements time to pursue other opportunities. Those who do meet program requirements from the early deadline will be moved into the final selection stage in February. ". I just really hope they send something out quick.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:43 pm

This is wild I am truly living in 24/7 anxiety. At least grateful that they're (presumably) taking the time to carefully review our applications!

Dirac506
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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by Dirac506 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:55 pm

Same here I panic every time I get an email notification. Maybe they meant 14 work days and will respond by Thursday? At this point I’d at least appreciate an email giving an approximate time frame in which they’ll respond.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:49 am

It HAS to be this week! I feel like my clock has been on Ontario time these past few days😂 AGH, cheers to another day, another 10 hours of constantly checking email!

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by lastgobestgo » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:05 am

Definitely suspenseful, I'll give them that...
Might work for me, just got a paper out so maybe they'll still look at it?
Oof y'all, o o f

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:16 pm

Straight o o f, just put me into a coma until this email comes. Congrats on the paper!

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by hutt17 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:43 am

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: still no reply

ztruwk
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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:12 am

Today’s (hopefully) the day folks!!!

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:14 am

Ahhhhh... okay... from gradcafe: “Heard from some one in PI: some of the admission staff are away atm so it's taking longer than expected. It may take another week or more.” I’m going to have an ulcer by the end of this

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by hutt17 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:55 pm

ztruwk wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:14 am
Ahhhhh... okay... from gradcafe: “Heard from some one in PI: some of the admission staff are away atm so it's taking longer than expected. It may take another week or more.” I’m going to have an ulcer by the end of this
really???? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by lastgobestgo » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:46 pm

Pretty wack that they haven't emailed everyone about that, tbh
If they keep delaying they'll have to deal with people (ya boi) updating with october pgre scores

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by lastgobestgo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:41 pm

Update on the PSI info page
NOTE: due to the large number of applicants for the November 1 deadline, there will be a delay in communicating feedback to applicants.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:19 pm

"There will be a delay" posted a week after the deadline sounds like it may indeed be another week or so :( This is so hard lol. I wonder how many people applied for this deadline. I figure it's going to be at least 3x as many in Feb.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by lastgobestgo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:29 pm

Optimistically, maybe almost everyone went for the early consideration because why not?
Another week and then I'm starting a support group
Rough rough rough

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by Dirac506 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:09 pm

Just got an email saying:

"Hello XXXXXXX

Thank you for your early application to the Perimeter Scholars International Masters Program.

Due to the large number of applications we received, there will be a delay in communicating feedback to applicants.

We ask for your patience while we thoroughly review each application. An update by email will be provided to you once we have completed the reviews.

Thanks.

Perimeter Institute "

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by emptyset » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:37 pm

I did not receive that email!! Am I the only one? :shock:

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by lastgobestgo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:43 pm

I received the same email

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:59 pm

I received that email as well

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:02 pm

Got emailed about an interview. Sounds like part of this will be quiz-like.

Anyone else?

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by emptyset » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:04 pm

I received that email as well

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by Dirac506 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:54 pm

I received it as well.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by hutt17 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:59 am

No reply :cry: :cry:

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by lastgobestgo » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:53 pm

No email yet for me
Still hoping, but...
Has anyone gotten a response to an email directed to psi@perimeterinstitute.ca? I contacted them on November 18th, and haven't heard anything yet

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:42 pm

It took three weeks for me to get a reply about an application question (before I submitted) in October.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by emptyset » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:54 pm

Did anyone have an interview today? How was it?

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by lastgobestgo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:34 pm

Got an email reply saying they'd added the updates to my application which presumably means it's still being reviewed. A glimmer of hope restored for those yet to get an interview, but the wait is murder!

ztruwk
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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 pm

Had my interview yesterday, think it went well I was just so dang nervous! My interviewers were very kind, wasn't a bad process at all. They said they typically get back to interviewees within two weeks, but that in two weeks, PI will be closed, so that first week back in January (mid January) is the latest we will hear back. Sucks that we might find out like, right after every other application is due, so hoping it's before the end of next week.

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by doxtor6 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:49 pm

lastgobestgo wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Got an email reply saying they'd added the updates to my application which presumably means it's still being reviewed. A glimmer of hope restored for those yet to get an interview, but the wait is murder!
The wait is not murder, the hope is.

ztruwk
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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:07 pm

doxtor6 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:49 pm
The wait is not murder, the hope is.
incredible first post

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:13 pm

Offers have started going out! Is that anyone in this thread?

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by emptyset » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:11 pm

Not me :cry:

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by ztruwk » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:06 pm

I've received word that I'm to do basically the same interview again with two different fellows on Monday. No context as to why, but, hopefully my nerves won't be as bad this time!

Dirac506
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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by Dirac506 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:54 pm

Not me. I just had my interview today at 10 am EST. I feel it went well but I also got somewhat nervous. Let's hope for the best!

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Re: PSI Early Consideration

Post by hutt17 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:45 am

still no reply about interview or rejection. is there anyone who has the same situation??? :( :( :( :( :(
BTW, what are questions asked the interviewee? :( :(

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