Acceptance 2009.... Share your joy!

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xudis149
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Post by xudis149 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:48 am

unstudmaddu wrote:Accepted to Cornell!!!.... finally
The letter was postmarked 02/10
Congrats !!

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Post by unstudmaddu » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:05 am

Thanks!! Finally got to colour my profiles post green.
Congratulations to you too for Pittsburgh. Im sure its just the start.

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Post by nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:59 am

eightfold wrote:
nonick wrote:Acceptance from Brown with a fellowship :)
Just wonder if it is an email from physics department or graduate school?
It was an email from the chair of the physics admission commitee, saying that I was accepted with a fellowship, and that I will receive the official offer with all the details in the mail soon.

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Post by conunDrum » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:34 am

Just accepted to Brown physics. (after a phone interview that I personally believe did not go very well.)

Congrats to all the other accepted.

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Post by clytze_pp » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:13 am

conunDrum wrote:Just accepted to Brown physics. (after a phone interview that I personally believe did not go very well.)

Congrats to all the other accepted.
Everyone got phone interview?

Guess I will be rej.. :cry:

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Post by nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:31 am

clytze_pp wrote:
conunDrum wrote:Just accepted to Brown physics. (after a phone interview that I personally believe did not go very well.)

Congrats to all the other accepted.
Everyone got phone interview?

Guess I will be rej.. :cry:
No phone interviews for me whatsoever... so don't worry 8)

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Post by conunDrum » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:56 pm

nonick wrote:
clytze_pp wrote:
conunDrum wrote:Just accepted to Brown physics. (after a phone interview that I personally believe did not go very well.)

Congrats to all the other accepted.
Everyone got phone interview?

Guess I will be rej.. :cry:
No phone interviews for me whatsoever... so don't worry 8)
I had the seem feeling when people were getting phone interviews with UCSC, although I have not heard from them.

I personally do not like phone interviews as I have trouble conveying thoughts clearly or showing my personality without a person across from me. I tried pretending to talk a poster in my room. Also I was having trouble focusing a bit, ironically, because I had celebrated the night before due to the acceptance.

the Professor seemed to do most of the talking anyways.

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Post by WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:45 pm

Back to back acceptances from U Penn and UIUC within 5 minutes of each other!

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Post by trani » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:47 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:Back to back acceptances from U Penn and UIUC within 5 minutes of each other!
Haha. Just when you thought you were coming down from the high...Bam! :lol: Congratulations!

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Post by PoincareSection » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:03 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:Back to back acceptances from U Penn and UIUC within 5 minutes of each other!
That's great! Congratulations. :P

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Post by wade money » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:31 pm

accepted to MIT, by snail mail, postmarked Feb 10th, 12 month fellowship!

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Post by nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:43 pm

Yes!!! got into UIUC! I guess now I can finally decline the JHU, Wisconsin and Brown offers. Too bad I already bought tickets to Baltimore... I guess I'll go visit first before declining :twisted:

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Post by WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:54 pm

@nonick: Congrats! It seems our school choices and results overlap quite a bit so far

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Post by Helio » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:25 pm

Congrats guys


@nonick; How did you hear?

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Post by nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:33 pm

Helio wrote:Congrats guys


@nonick; How did you hear?
email, saying that I got accepted with 20k TA and have been nominated for a fellowship that will be around 30k

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Post by slugger » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:36 pm

ditto on the UIUC admission! #1 with a bullet!

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Post by nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:57 pm

nonick wrote:Yes!!! got into UIUC! I guess now I can finally decline the JHU, Wisconsin and Brown offers. Too bad I already bought tickets to Baltimore... I guess I'll go visit first before declining :twisted:
So, I just got a refund on the tickets to Baltimore...

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Post by WakkaDojo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:25 pm

UPenn and UIUC today! I'M FLIPPING OUT!!!

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Post by Helio » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:26 pm

congrats everyone... Well i guess i will see if UIUC will email me or not

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Post by MrKite » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:46 pm

Just got accepted to two in one email check, nice! U Virginia and Penn state today.

Now I have to choose between U Rochester, U Virginia and Penn State... This will be a hard decision.

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Post by anerac » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:39 pm

conunDrum wrote:Just accepted to Brown physics. (after a phone interview that I personally believe did not go very well.)

Congrats to all the other accepted.
Everyone got phone interview?

Guess I will be rej.. :cry:[/quote]

No phone interviews for me whatsoever... so don't worry 8)[/quote]

I had the seem feeling when people were getting phone interviews with UCSC, although I have not heard from them.

I personally do not like phone interviews as I have trouble conveying thoughts clearly or showing my personality without a person across from me. I tried pretending to talk a poster in my room. Also I was having trouble focusing a bit, ironically, because I had celebrated the night before due to the acceptance.

the Professor seemed to do most of the talking anyways.[/quote]

----
Not sure I had an "interview", and if it is considered so I was way too nervous/excited to come across as articulate and intelligent. I couldn't think of anything good to say; instead I said, "Sorry, I'm really nervous!" This could be why I haven't heard back from them yet hah. Every day is agonizing.

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Post by rohit » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:10 am

U Delaware :)
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Post by xudis149 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:49 am

rohit wrote:I think i got into U Delaware. :lol: Asked me to finalize some stuff before they admitted me. I am international.
Hey Rohit!
Congrats!! :)

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Post by karan » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:19 am

Got accepted at Penn state today with :D

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Post by clytze_pp » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:18 am

karan wrote:Got accepted at Penn state today with :D
Rejs...will come..

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Post by slugger » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:01 pm

"My father sent me to old rutgers,
and resolved that i should be a man...."

Acceptance numero dos!
no financial details :?

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Post by PoincareSection » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:24 pm

slugger wrote:"My father sent me to old rutgers,
and resolved that i should be a man...."

Acceptance numero dos!
no financial details :?
Nice! How/when did you hear?
Congrats!

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Post by slugger » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:38 pm

Email from one of the professors i mentioned in my SOP.

I miss no funswick--ale n' 'witch, stuff yer face, McCormicks...ahh youth. You havent lived till u are crammed in a basement covered in beer with the degenerics! Good times. I am going to have a tough time deciding this time around.

C'mon princeton, make this a no-brainer!

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Post by dsperka » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:40 pm

slugger wrote:Email from one of the professors i mentioned in my SOP.

I miss no funswick--ale n' 'witch, stuff yer face, McCormicks...ahh youth. You havent lived till u are crammed in a basement covered in beer with the degenerics! Good times. I am going to have a tough time deciding this time around.

C'mon princeton, make this a no-brainer!
wtf?

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Post by G01 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:59 pm

dsperka wrote:
slugger wrote:Email from one of the professors i mentioned in my SOP.

I miss no funswick--ale n' 'witch, stuff yer face, McCormicks...ahh youth. You havent lived till u are crammed in a basement covered in beer with the degenerics! Good times. I am going to have a tough time deciding this time around.

C'mon princeton, make this a no-brainer!
wtf?
I second the wtf... :?:

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Post by slugger » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:12 pm

sorry...the degenerics were a hardcore band out of new brunswick just after lifetime and the bouncing souls blew up. They still play around. I did my undergrad at rutgers, and spent the happiest days of my life there going to shows and hanging out in the local dives(specifically the Ale n' 'Witch, Stuff Yer Face, and McCormicks). Its a really cool place, which is why I am as excited at the prospect of my admission to rutgers as i am about my admission to UIUC.

The truth is that i didnt think i could get into UIUC--or most places for that matter--i expected in the end my choice would be made for me by not having a lot of options. Now that i have some real decisions to make, i am hoping princeton miraculously mixes my application into their "accept" file in the same way that i suspect UIUC did, and my choice will be obvious.

Sorry for the confusion, i forget strangers on the internet cant hear my inner monolouge.
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Post by fastones3 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:30 pm

ucsc physics :)

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Post by meowful » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:19 pm

Ohhhhhh, I thought that was the e-mail you got from the professor you mentioned in your statement of purpose! I am less confused but less amused now. :/

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Post by bosem » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:32 pm

fastones3 wrote:ucsc physics :)
Me tooo... first offer. Oh boy, I feel so relieved.

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Post by anerac » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:32 am

bosem wrote:
fastones3 wrote:ucsc physics :)
Me tooo... first offer. Oh boy, I feel so relieved.
UCSC physics here as well... congrats all!

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Post by enemy_boat » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:48 am

Accepted to Irvine today via email!

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Post by astromandi » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:13 am

Is anyone admitted to Penn Sate for "Gravity" ???

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Post by xudis149 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:49 am

accepted to rochester ... yipee :shock: :D :D :D

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Post by clytze_pp » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:42 am

Admitted to Delaware after interviewed...My God..told me to pay the fee.
I even hadn't send any materials..my transripts..and so on... only submitted the online application without pay the fee.

Still have no news from Brown and Penn State :cry:

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Post by tmc » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:21 pm

astromandi wrote:Is anyone admitted to Penn Sate for "Gravity" ???
Yes

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Post by rohit » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:18 pm

Hey congrats sid ! Rochester was your top choice , right ?!

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Post by nonick » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:35 pm

Rutgers :)

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Post by naseermk » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:41 pm

Got into Durham (UK).

Good in Particle Phenomenology.

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Post by isobelojalvo » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:00 pm

UCSC! Score! I've got options!! :D

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Post by ffalieri » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:10 pm

nonick wrote:Rutgers :)

e-mail?!

phone?!?

how?!?!?!!!

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Post by astromandi » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:23 pm

astromandi wrote:
Is anyone admitted to Penn Sate for "Gravity" ???
Yes
So are you going to accept offer from penn State and would join there???

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Post by trani » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:35 pm

Accepted to UC Berkeley!

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Post by tmc » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:56 pm

astromandi wrote:So are you going to accept offer from penn State and would join there???
Possibly; it's still early

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Post by BigBang » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:09 pm

Congrats. Is this Berkeley Physics or AS&T? How did you hear from Berkeley...email?

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Post by PhysicsPdx » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:29 pm

Washington Applied Math accepted me as an M.S. student with no support. I asked to be wait-listed for the Ph.D program. It's an acceptance, but kind of feels like a hollow victory. The email was amazingly polite and courteous.
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