Acceptance 2009.... Share your joy!

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Post by elzoido238 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:56 pm

I'm a little bit slow on my posting to the acceptance board, but I just received acceptance to Oklahoma on Saturday via email as well as Colorado School of Mines a couple of weeks back...TAKE THAT ALL OF YOU FUCKERS THAT GOT INTO MIT AND STANFORD AND CORNELL! ZOIDBERG WILL BE A DOCTOR AFTER ALL!

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Post by elzoido238 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:06 pm

Wub wub-wub-wub wub-wub.

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Post by rohit » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:12 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by coreycwgriffin » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:31 pm

elzoido238 wrote:TAKE THAT ALL OF YOU FUCKERS THAT GOT INTO MIT AND STANFORD AND CORNELL! ZOIDBERG WILL BE A DOCTOR AFTER ALL!
My thoughts exactly, hah.

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Post by conunDrum » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:57 pm

UCLA admission. This has been going alot better than I expected it would.

Congrats to the others accepted

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Post by bosem » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:37 pm

Admission to UCSD. Now I have choices. UCSD and UCSC. Which one is better for astroparticle physics (dark matter/ dark energy/inflation)?

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Post by aristotle » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:34 pm

Got a UCLA admission today. Woohoo!

Unfortunately, I was also rejected by MIT ;) Oh well, life goes on. It's looking like I applied a little too high

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Post by anerac » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:37 am

elzoido238 wrote:I'm a little bit slow on my posting to the acceptance board, but I just received acceptance to Oklahoma on Saturday via email as well as Colorado School of Mines a couple of weeks back...TAKE THAT ALL OF YOU FUCKERS THAT GOT INTO MIT AND STANFORD AND CORNELL! ZOIDBERG WILL BE A DOCTOR AFTER ALL!

ahahaha this one makes me laugh and I've read it about 10 times already.

but hey, atleast Mines accepted you. guess I'm waitlisted/rejected there since I've heard nada.

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Post by isobelojalvo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:31 pm

UMN- TC!! Minnesota loves me. :D

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Post by evilclaw2321 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:43 pm

I'm so excited to finally be able to post here

Accepted to British Columbia!!!! Woo hoo Canada here I come!

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Post by babazula » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:50 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:I'm so excited to finally be able to post here

Accepted to British Columbia!!!! Woo hoo Canada here I come!
how did you hear?
email? phone? snai mail?

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Post by evilclaw2321 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:21 pm

babazula wrote:
evilclaw2321 wrote:I'm so excited to finally be able to post here

Accepted to British Columbia!!!! Woo hoo Canada here I come!
how did you hear?
email? phone? snai mail?

Well it would have been by snail mail but i emailed yesterday to check on my status and the grad secretary wrote back today saying theyd reviewed my application and are recommending my admission to the graduate school and just said that more information was in the mail.

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Post by Ren » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:30 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:I'm so excited to finally be able to post here

Accepted to British Columbia!!!! Woo hoo Canada here I come!
congrats!!

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Post by bosem » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:56 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:I'm so excited to finally be able to post here

Accepted to British Columbia!!!! Woo hoo Canada here I come!
Congratz

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Post by grae313 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:26 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:Well it would have been by snail mail but i emailed yesterday to check on my status and the grad secretary wrote back today saying theyd reviewed my application and are recommending my admission to the graduate school and just said that more information was in the mail.
That's great news! Welcome off the ambivalence thread!

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Post by Synthesize » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:43 pm

Got a call from the Colorado School of Mines this morning. I assume it's an acceptance because they said I was top on their list and they want me to visit, but he did not use the word "accepted" in the conversation. It's a small department and it seemed like they wanted to insure their offers were given to people who would most likely attend...

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Post by WakkaDojo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:56 pm

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO!!

(And UCSD yesterday)

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Post by trani » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:52 pm

WakkaDojo wrote:UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO!!

(And UCSD yesterday)
Congrats!
When was Chicago postmarked?

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Post by WakkaDojo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:55 pm

trani wrote:Congrats!
When was Chicago postmarked?
I got an email specifying that my acceptance packet was in the mail. In the email they say that the decided to send me an electronic acceptance because "it is now getting rather late."

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Post by spershog » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:07 pm

I be damned ... Accepted to UMD....I kinda thought my Graduate Studies are over....
God bless Physics.... Congrats to everybody....

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Post by mhazelm » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:11 pm

spershog wrote:I be damned ... Accepted to UMD....I kinda thought my Graduate Studies are over....
God bless Physics.... Congrats to everybody....
Congratulations! How did you find out - email or phone call? snail mail?

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Post by spershog » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:16 pm

to mhazelm:

via email

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Post by elzoido238 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:28 pm

@ Synthesize, who did you talk to?

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Post by valentino » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:30 pm

i received my Chicago yesterday postmarked feb 18

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Post by Synthesize » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:15 am

@ elzoido238: Tim Ohno called me.

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Post by quizivex » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:29 am

Synthesize wrote:Tim Ohno called me.
Prof Oh-no sounds like someone who'd be better giving rejections. :lol:

Congrats though! :D

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Post by clytze_pp » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:51 am

quizivex wrote:
Synthesize wrote:Tim Ohno called me.
Prof Oh-no sounds like someone who'd be better giving rejections. :lol:

Congrats though! :D

:lol: Big discovery! Guess every university should hire some "Oh No" in this season

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Post by Andromeda » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:27 am

Was accepted to Case Western Reserve University physics last week, via email. Yay, glad we settled that!

I'm also on about seven wait lists judging by the dates given by others on this forum. :? However I'm currently not caring as I'm doing my trip around the world before grad school (link to my blog for those interested in procrastinating) and it's kind of hard to care about grad school when you're in Cambodia. :)

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Post by robertson » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:26 pm

Acceptance from Columbia!
Via snail mail, postmarked 02/23. They say something about a faculty fellowship, it looks pretty awesome :D

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Post by aristotle » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:16 pm

Got into Maryland via email. Woohoo!

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Post by tshafer » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:47 am

Officially got into NC State... finally.

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Post by secander2! » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:01 am

Congrats everybody! You must all be super-excited!!!

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Post by elzoido238 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:22 pm

Thanks Secander2, and likewise! I am extremely excited, although I would imagine that no one on this forum is half as excited as you are. If I had your offers, I would be a writhing mass of ejaculation right now!!! :D

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Post by unstudmaddu » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:21 pm

Accepted to Maryland with a departmental Fellowship of 26k
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Post by mhazelm » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:02 pm

I GOT IN SOMEWHERE!!!! I didn't think it would happen - I'm accepted via email from UW-Milwaukee!!!!

I will be a physics graduate student after all... and I'm doing gravity, so to all those people who say people with bad GRE scores you can't do theory, take that!!

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Post by noojens » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:39 pm

mhazelm wrote:I GOT IN SOMEWHERE!!!! I didn't think it would happen - I'm accepted via email from UW-Milwaukee!!!!

I will be a physics graduate student after all... and I'm doing gravity, so to all those people who say people with bad GRE scores you can't do theory, take that!!
Congrats :)

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Post by cato88 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:06 pm

mhazelm wrote:I GOT IN SOMEWHERE!!!! I didn't think it would happen - I'm accepted via email from UW-Milwaukee!!!!

I will be a physics graduate student after all... and I'm doing gravity, so to all those people who say people with bad GRE scores you can't do theory, take that!!
Congrats!

Some of your recent posts made me fear for the general public.

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Post by dsperka » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:10 am

mhazelm wrote:I GOT IN SOMEWHERE!!!! I didn't think it would happen - I'm accepted via email from UW-Milwaukee!!!!

I will be a physics graduate student after all... and I'm doing gravity, so to all those people who say people with bad GRE scores you can't do theory, take that!!
My home town, lived there for 18 years, and back and forth between Madison for the last 4. I don't know much about the school, but if you have questions about the city send me a PM.

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Post by secander2! » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:31 am

Congrats mhazelm!!! That's freaking awesome!!!

@elzoido238, that's really great! And yes, you're right, I'm quite excited, especially since I didn't have much of a chance with top schools with my application last year. In fact I'll be meeting with a professor soon to learn about his department: the irony is that when I talked to the same professor during the admissions process last year, he more or less told me that I had little chance of being able to go to his school.

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Post by Maxwells_Demon » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:42 am

secander2! wrote:Congrats mhazelm!!! That's freaking awesome!!!

@elzoido238, that's really great! And yes, you're right, I'm quite excited, especially since I didn't have much of a chance with top schools with my application last year. In fact I'll be meeting with a professor soon to learn about his department: the irony is that when I talked to the same professor during the admissions process last year, he more or less told me that I had little chance of being able to go to his school.
Wow, that must feel pretty good. How did you improve your application in that extra year? GPA boost and PGRE boost? I imagine with a PGRE of 950+ you're bound to end up somewhere nice (as a domestic). Good job!

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Post by secander2! » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:48 am

@Maxwells_Demon, Thanks! Well, I studies for and retook the PGRE. Also, I landed a Fulbright to do a year of research at CERN. I already had a strong GPA so that didn't change much. I think that in general, a domestic with a high PGRE, GPA, and strong research will have a very good shot at most top schools, and my year-off allowed me to fix those two places where I was a bit lacking.

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Post by a bucket » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:41 am

Got an offer from Maryland with a departmental fellowship of $26k. I don't know much about this school, anyone have suggestions?

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Post by valloein » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:19 pm

a bucket wrote:Got an offer from Maryland with a departmental fellowship of $26k. I don't know much about this school, anyone have suggestions?
when ? when ?? when ??
me plays the same song on loop 73000 times and cheks mail twice each second *_*

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Post by sonwon » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:13 pm

what 's exactly the web site that people tell about the date uni accepts or rejects them?

Anyone know?

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Post by grae313 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:22 pm

a bucket wrote:Got an offer from Maryland with a departmental fellowship of $26k. I don't know much about this school, anyone have suggestions?
you applied to a school that you don't know much about?

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Post by fastones3 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:40 pm

sonwon wrote:what 's exactly the web site that people tell about the date uni accepts or rejects them?

Anyone know?

http://www.thegradcafe.com

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Post by sonwon » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:49 pm

fastones3 wrote:
sonwon wrote:what 's exactly the web site that people tell about the date uni accepts or rejects them?

Anyone know?

http://www.thegradcafe.com
I mean another web site that people talk about the date in table and tell about when they got accept and who they are, international or domestic or inter but study ba in US.

Thanks anyway.

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Post by fastones3 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:12 pm

sonwon wrote:
fastones3 wrote:
sonwon wrote:what 's exactly the web site that people tell about the date uni accepts or rejects them?

Anyone know?

http://www.thegradcafe.com
I mean another web site that people talk about the date in table and tell about when they got accept and who they are, international or domestic or inter but study ba in US.

Thanks anyway.
Not sure what you're talking about then because this sounds like it's what you're asking about.

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Post by valloein » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:25 pm

sonwon wrote: I mean another web site that people talk about the date in table and tell about when they got accept and who they are, international or domestic or inter but study ba in US.

Thanks anyway.
Yes, all that stuff is there on gradcafe. You go to result search and use a string like :
Physics *<univ name>*

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Post by a bucket » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:19 pm

valloein wrote:when ? when ?? when ??
me plays the same song on loop 73000 times and cheks mail twice each second *_*
They sent me an email yesterday ~3pm.
grae313 wrote:you applied to a school that you don't know much about?
Sorry, I'm a little new to the whole physics thing... :( that and I was working on ~2 hrs of sleep per night in November when I was filling out applications.



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