Acceptance 2009.... Share your joy!

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Re: Acceptance 2009.... Share your joy!

Post by trani » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:32 pm

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

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Post by WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:49 pm

trani wrote:Accepted to UC Berkeley!
Congratulations!
Was this an "official" email?
Has anyone else heard form them?

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Post by nonick » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:19 pm

ffalieri wrote:
nonick wrote:Rutgers :)

e-mail?!

phone?!?

how?!?!?!!!
email

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Post by trani » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:58 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:
trani wrote:Accepted to UC Berkeley!
Congratulations!
Was this an "official" email?
Has anyone else heard form them?
unofficial;
there is a second post on gradcafe

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Post by xudis149 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:13 pm

nonick wrote:
ffalieri wrote:
nonick wrote:Rutgers :)

e-mail?!

phone?!?

how?!?!?!!!
email

nonick are you an international applicant or an international with undergrad in US... Just wanted to know whether rutgers has started to notify international applicants too...

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Post by Nols » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:18 pm

Hey everybody! I've been stalking this board for awhile; thought I'd contribute.

I was just accepted to UCLA about 5 minutes ago for HEP Theory.

Good luck and I hope to see everyone (who didn't get accepted to top 10--you're out of my league) at open houses.

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Post by PoincareSection » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:28 pm

Has everyone that's been accepted to Rutgers been contacted by someone in their desired research group? From what I can see, only CM people (and maybe HEP?) have been accepted. I'm interested in astronomy and I haven't heard anything from them yet.

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Post by cato88 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:36 pm

Arent astronomy people first contacted because there treated slightly differently and form a smaller applicant group.

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Post by PoincareSection » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:17 pm

cato88 wrote:Arent astronomy people first contacted because there treated slightly differently and form a smaller applicant group.
I think we are probably contacted separately, but I don't know if we are contacted first, especially if physics and astronomy are in the same department.

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Post by sterculus » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:34 pm

This afternoon I got e-mail from Berkeley, UCLA, and Boulder!

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Post by Helio » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:35 pm

PoincareSection wrote:
cato88 wrote:Arent astronomy people first contacted because there treated slightly differently and form a smaller applicant group.
I think we are probably contacted separately, but I don't know if we are contacted first, especially if physics and astronomy are in the same department.
Here... the people that got into UCLA astronomy most probably already heard from them... I know from a former undergrad there (now grad student here) that most of the spots are technically already filled before they even open the application. they know exactly who they want and they get them. I am not sure why they do that, but that is how they roll... like the whole paper recommendation thing.... welcome to the *** 21st century... and we don't use online system because we like to sit on applications for 2+ months.

And on a more happy note...

Congrats to everyone for their acceptances...

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Post by nonick » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:22 am

sidharthsp wrote:nonick are you an international applicant or an international with undergrad in US... Just wanted to know whether rutgers has started to notify international applicants too...
An international with an undergrad from an US school. Though from what I've gathered so far, I believe that most of the schools treat me pretty much like a domestic applicant.

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Post by abeboparebop » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:23 am

UCSC and Berkeley yesterday!

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Post by secander2! » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:41 am

In at Berkeley :D

Wait-listed at Harvard :?

Provisional acceptace to Oxford pending my getting funding (which seems very tenuous right now) :|

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Post by secander2! » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:47 am

Also, congrats to everybody!!!

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Post by confused_p » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:03 pm

What way to inform me of the offer:

"A letter of offer was sent to you last week. Unfortunately, an error was
made in the amount of stipend for the 12 months. Rather than $**,*** as
shown in your letter, the amount of the stipend is $**,***. All else in the
letter remains the same. "

I was like :roll:

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Post by coreycwgriffin » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:08 pm

confused_p wrote:What way to inform me of the offer:

"A letter of offer was sent to you last week. Unfortunately, an error was
made in the amount of stipend for the 12 months. Rather than $**,*** as
shown in your letter, the amount of the stipend is $**,***. All else in the
letter remains the same. "

I was like :roll:
Was it an increase or decrease?

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Post by confused_p » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:32 pm

How are those Harvard acceptances/wait lists/rejections trickling in? Email, Phone, snail mail?

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Post by confused_p » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:33 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:
Was it an increase or decrease?
-- A nominal Increase :)

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Post by a13ean » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:13 pm

confused_p wrote:How are those Harvard acceptances/wait lists/rejections trickling in? Email, Phone, snail mail?
Email so far.

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Post by BigBang » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:56 pm

secander2! wrote:In at Berkeley :
Wait-listed at Harvard :?

Provisional acceptace to Oxford pending my getting funding (which seems very tenuous right now) :|
Congratulations secander2! Was this an official email from Berkeley? When did you hear from them?
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Post by senor_frijole » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:17 pm

I just got into Caltech...

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Post by dmahler » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:18 pm

senor_frijole wrote:I just got into Caltech...
Email? Snail Mail?
Thanks

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Post by secander2! » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:37 pm

I got an email from Harvard detailing my wait-listing.

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Post by senor_frijole » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:17 pm

dmahler wrote:
senor_frijole wrote:I just got into Caltech...
Email? Snail Mail?
Thanks
e-mail.

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Post by conunDrum » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:03 pm

UCSB acceptance.

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Post by isobelojalvo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:14 pm

conunDrum wrote:UCSB acceptance.
Congrats!

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Post by panopticon » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:30 pm

UCSB - accepted. Unofficial e-mail from a professor at UCSB I worked with last summer. He said acceptance notifications should be sent out later this week, FYI for others waiting for UCSB.

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Post by fastones3 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:44 pm

panopticon wrote:UCSB - accepted. Unofficial e-mail from a professor at UCSB I worked with last summer. He said acceptance notifications should be sent out later this week, FYI for others waiting for UCSB.
Congrats! Thanks for the insider info!

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Post by confused_p » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:45 am

Harvard. MIT, Cornell, UCSD -- why the hell nobody bothers to tell whether I am waitlisted, rejected or something. I think, I should start emailing them.

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Post by Helio » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:17 pm

confused_p wrote:Harvard. MIT, Cornell, UCSD -- why the hell nobody bothers to tell whether I am waitlisted, rejected or something. I think, I should start emailing them.

lol only 4 schools.... i am still waiting to hear from 8 of mine. :? :?

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Post by clytze_pp » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:18 pm

confused_p wrote:Harvard. MIT, Cornell, UCSD -- why the hell nobody bothers to tell whether I am waitlisted, rejected or something. I think, I should start emailing them.
Weeks ago UCSD replyed my Email:"under review"...
I guess My application is hopeless.
Bless you!

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Post by babazula » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:21 pm

confused_p wrote:Harvard. MIT, Cornell, UCSD -- why the hell nobody bothers to tell whether I am waitlisted, rejected or something. I think, I should start emailing them.
if you have not heard anything from harvard yet, that that prolly means that you were not admitted. as far as i know Harvard send e-mails to admitted and waitlisted applicants about their application status once decisions are made. only rejected applicants are informed in mid-march.
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Post by flaxcapacitor » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:49 pm

accepted to Cornell Applied Physics (Feb 20) and Columbia Applied Physics (around Feb 17). choose the better program or the better city...

still waiting on Berkeley AS&T and Stanford Applied Physics -- has anyone heard from either?

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Post by sterculus » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:01 pm

Accepted to Princeton Plasma Physics (with a fellowship)! :D

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Post by bigdmiller » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:44 pm

sterculus wrote:Accepted to Princeton Plasma Physics (with a fellowship)! :D

Congrats! I got waitlised, something about only 6 spots available, etc. Do you think you will attend Princeton PPL? I imagine that this would be most (if not everybody's) first choice. I'm trying to gauge the likelihood of a spot opening up. Thanks.

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Post by bryanwitha_y » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:56 pm

sterculus wrote:Accepted to Princeton Plasma Physics (with a fellowship)! :D

Congrats, lucky dog. Not even a wait-list notification from them for me, but I'm still holding on to hope.

...say...you don't really want to go to princeton do you? :P

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Post by secander2! » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:15 pm

Michigan and Penn State in one day :D

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Post by Helio » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:30 pm

congrats everyone... where are my rejections... god dammit

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Post by slugger » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:19 pm

good to see princeton started, as soon as i get their rejection i can start studying for my illinois qualifiers.

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Post by Helio » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:24 pm

slugger wrote:good to see princeton started, as soon as i get their rejection i can start studying for my illinois qualifiers.
plasma physics is separate program from the regular physics according to quizivex, so they haven't actually started

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Post by naseermk » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:53 pm

secander2! wrote:Michigan and Penn State in one day :D
Congrats on Michigan...

It seems they've started.

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Post by bigdmiller » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:53 pm

Helio wrote:
slugger wrote:good to see princeton started, as soon as i get their rejection i can start studying for my illinois qualifiers.
plasma physics is separate program from the regular physics according to quizivex, so they haven't actually started
Yeah dog, Princeton Plasma is separate! It's where real physicists apply (and get waitlisted - now im going to go listen to lilac wine).

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Post by Helio » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:56 pm

bigdmiller wrote:
Helio wrote:
slugger wrote:good to see princeton started, as soon as i get their rejection i can start studying for my illinois qualifiers.
plasma physics is separate program from the regular physics according to quizivex, so they haven't actually started
Yeah dog, Princeton Plasma is separate! It's where real physicists apply (and get waitlisted - now im going to go listen to lilac wine).
or true physicist go to die their academic death :P

I just wrote a paper bashing fusion research and I am considering going into it if I attend UWisc :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted:

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Post by slugger » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:00 am

Helio wrote:
slugger wrote:good to see princeton started, as soon as i get their rejection i can start studying for my illinois qualifiers.
plasma physics is separate program from the regular physics according to quizivex, so they haven't actually started
I didnt know it was separate, but i guess it makes sense. I used to drive by a HUGE spread on route one just outside of town.

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Post by sterculus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:25 am

Yeah, "Plasma Physics" is technically part of "Astrophysical Sciences" or some such but is really the PPPL grad program.

bigdmiller/bryanwitha_y: The top of my list is Princeton/MIT...I'm not going to make any decisions until I visit both (as well as some of the others I've been admitted to). Unfortunately MIT has scheduled their visiting weekend really late (a week into April)... :/

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Post by YF17A » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:30 am

sterculus wrote:Unfortunately MIT has scheduled their visiting weekend really late (a week into April)... :/
That's because they know that the last school you visit always looks the best... 8)

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Post by sterculus » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:39 am

YF17A wrote:That's because they know that the last school you visit always looks the best... 8)
Actually I think it's because they want Boston to warm up as much as possible before prospective students come...

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Post by quizivex » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:12 am

Congrats sterculus, maybe I'll see you in a few weeks.

Don't lose hope, bigdmiller or anyone else on the waitlist... Usually most the students PPPL admits do come, but last year they accepted 8 and only 4 came. They had a waitlist but couldn't use it because the other students rudely turned down the offers last minute. So as long as that doesn't happen again, some spots should open up :D.

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Post by slugger » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:46 pm

For what its worth (i doubt anyone else was applying) but NJIT just accepted me.
No financial details.



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