Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Maxwells_Demon » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:32 pm

Rejected to Stanford's Applied Physics.................................

A: 0; R: 2.

: (

-Maxwell's Demon

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Synthesize » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:39 pm

Rejected from University of Colorado - Boulder. I sent Jeanne an email asking my status.

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by nonick » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:21 pm

Rejection from U Chicago :(
The admission season for me is practically over...

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by ffalieri » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:48 pm

nonick wrote:Rejection from U Chicago :(
The admission season for me is practically over...

How did you hear??

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by gumpstuck » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:25 pm

Maxwells_Demon wrote:Rejected to Stanford's Applied Physics.................................

A: 0; R: 2.

: (

-Maxwell's Demon
That's rough. I've yet to hear.... did they send you an email?

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Maxwells_Demon » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:58 am

gumpstuck wrote:
Maxwells_Demon wrote:Rejected to Stanford's Applied Physics.................................

A: 0; R: 2.

: (

-Maxwell's Demon
That's rough. I've yet to hear.... did they send you an email?
Yeah, I emailed Paula Perron asking for the status of my app. Then I got a reply from a prof in Applied Physics.

-Maxwell's Demon

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by trani » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:00 pm

Rejected from Chicago :cry: :cry: :cry: (In response to email inquiry).
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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by flaxcapacitor » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:08 pm

stanford applied physics rejection. so long cali, sigh...

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Excalibur1986 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:05 pm

I hope UCSB falls into the ocean.

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Maxwells_Demon » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:09 pm

UCSB toast.

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by isobelojalvo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:23 pm

No UCSB for me either. Ah well, I can ski and surf in wisconsin. (seriously! I can!) AND the people in Wisconsin are nicer.

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Post by alkemas » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:35 pm

I also hope SB falls into the ocean....

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by coreycwgriffin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:42 pm

alkemas wrote:I also hope SB falls into the ocean....
What?

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by alkemas » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:56 pm

oops. meant UCSB....but SB is not that great anyway.....so it can go along with Isla Vista

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by bosem » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:36 pm

Columbia is very sorry that they couldn't offer me admission.

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Post by unstudmaddu » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:58 pm

bosem wrote:Columbia is very sorry that they couldn't offer me admission.
For me, Columbia regrets that my application has not been accepted.
This was in reply to my email.

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Post by abeboparebop » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:07 pm

Rejected from Chicago (in response to email inquiry). From the email:
We received many more applications than we had anticipated and at the same time we were asked to reduce the number of students to admit, and as a result this year's admissions committee members have had to work extra hard to get through the evaluation/selection process, and in the end they had to turn down many highly qualified students.
Sounds like a weird year for them. Ah well, there goes my hope for a clean sweep (although I almost certainly wouldn't have attended anyway)...

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by bosem » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:11 pm

unstudmaddu wrote:
bosem wrote:Columbia is very sorry that they couldn't offer me admission.
For me, Columbia regrets that my application has not been accepted.
This was in reply to my email.
I feel so bad for Columbia. It couldn't accept us. I am thinking of telling them, "Please don't cry. I can still come to see you, if you pay for my airfare. Or perhaps, I'll apply for post-doc.... please... No Cry"

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by valentino » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:51 pm

bye ucsb via app site

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by gumpstuck » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:18 pm

Rejected by Stanford Applied Physics... I wonder who got in though this year???

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Maxwells_Demon » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:24 pm

Doesn't seem like anyone has :/

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by cato88 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:01 am

There seems to be less applied physics people on the board this year that might be why there doesnt appear to be as many acceptances.

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Post by tshafer » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 am

Rejection letter from Carnegie Mellon. Oh wait, I withdrew my application months ago and never paid the fee. Strange. :D

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Maxwells_Demon » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:28 am

Rejected from Applied Physics @ Cornell. : (. blow after blow...

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by Argonic » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:29 am

tshafer wrote:Rejection letter from Carnegie Mellon. Oh wait, I withdrew my application months ago and never paid the fee. Strange. :D
There is no application fee at Carnegie Mellon...

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Post by tshafer » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:34 am

Ah, ok. I just thought it was funny - never sent letters/GRE/etc etc and emailed the coordinator after some circumstances changed and I couldn't accept even if they gave me an offer. Got a very nice letter back wishing me the best, etc. Somehow this rejection doesn't sting so bad as the others :)

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by techodestructo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:28 pm

rejection letter from stanford applied physics yesterday. stanford is for chumps anyway.

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Post by murs » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:34 pm

Rejected from Cornell Applied Physics: "unusually high number of applicants, limited spots, yadda yadda"

They actually got a full 3 paragraphs rejecting me and telling me I could still apply for a masters. how sweet.

Rejection #1, it feels kinda good to finally get it over with

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by elzoido238 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:27 pm

Is it too late for me to jump on the f#%k SB wagon? I didn't apply there, but whatever, f$%k 'em anyway!!!
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Post by elzoido238 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:31 pm

AND F%#K THE F#%KING CENSORSHIP ON THIS GODDAMNED F#%KING PIECE OF S%#T ASS C$#KSUCKING FORUM!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by PhysicsPdx » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:42 pm

Santa Cruz via email on 03/05. Denied!

I didn't really want to be in the middle of the sun and loveliness anyway. Snow and dreary winters, here I come!

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Post by alkemas » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 pm

there goes santa cruz also..... :( this isn't good, 2 rejections and no acceptances. looks like its time for lots of beer.

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Post by grae313 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:45 pm

elzoido238 wrote:AND F%#K THE F#%KING CENSORSHIP ON THIS GODDAMNED F#%KING PIECE OF S%#T ASS C$#KSUCKING FORUM!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey zoid, you can turn off the censorship in your control panel options. I see all the fucks and shits and cocksuckers I and anyone else types. It's great!

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Post by murs » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:40 pm

two rejections in one day: Santa Cruz via email today shortly after Cornell. It really stings cuz I thought I had a decent shot at santa cruz, but I guess it wasn't meant to be

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by clytze_pp » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:19 am

This year UCSB only send out 12 offers... Tight burget..
Bless all...I guess my UCSD is hopeless

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Post by Ulquiorra » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:35 am

murs wrote:two rejections in one day: Santa Cruz via email today shortly after Cornell. It really stings cuz I thought I had a decent shot at santa cruz, but I guess it wasn't meant to be
I guess that's what gonna happen to me but from Stanford and Berkeley TwT

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Post by abeboparebop » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:04 am

clytze_pp wrote:This year UCSB only send out 12 offers... Tight burget..
Bless all...I guess my UCSD is hopeless
12 offers? You gotta be kidding, it's a pretty large department.

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Post by happymonkey » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:08 am

UCSC down the hole 3/5/9, ah so nice not to have a chance this year. I have just UMass to tell me to go f*#$ myself and JHU to finally start sending those rejections and I'll be one lucky 10/10 - wew baby 10/10 nothing like the sound of rejection bowling. I'm taking courses at a Uni. < 50 now via extension for $$$ just to show people I can do something. Not my year, but then again it hasn't been a lot of people's year this year. Studying for the PGRE, and accreuing debt, nothing like desperation, nothing like it hopefully I'll work become stronger, tougher, and more of a physics beast than I ever have been. Maybe something good will come of this - the debt is going to hurt.

Congratulations on those who made it and for those who didn't or haven't like me don't ever give up if it means anything to you.

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Post by mhazelm » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:53 am

happymonkey wrote:UCSC down the hole 3/5/9, ah so nice not to have a chance this year. I have just UMass to tell me to go f*#$ myself and JHU to finally start sending those rejections and I'll be one lucky 10/10 - wew baby 10/10 nothing like the sound of rejection bowling. I'm taking courses at a Uni. < 50 now via extension for $$$ just to show people I can do something. Not my year, but then again it hasn't been a lot of people's year this year. Studying for the PGRE, and accreuing debt, nothing like desperation, nothing like it hopefully I'll work become stronger, tougher, and more of a physics beast than I ever have been. Maybe something good will come of this - the debt is going to hurt.

Congratulations on those who made it and for those who didn't or haven't like me don't ever give up if it means anything to you.
Hey happymonkey, don't lose hope. I have a feeling that this is a tough year - we are just at a strange intersection of events with graduating and the economy going bust at precisely the same time. I think more people are going to be left out this year then in a typical year. You never know, though, you're still waiting, so keep the optimism up!

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Post by mhazelm » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:57 am

clytze_pp wrote:This year UCSB only send out 12 offers... Tight burget..
Bless all...I guess my UCSD is hopeless
Where did you hear this? Website? That's wild. Makes me feel less bad about being rejected!

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Post by cato88 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:00 am

abeboparebop wrote:
clytze_pp wrote:This year UCSB only send out 12 offers... Tight burget..
Bless all...I guess my UCSD is hopeless
12 offers? You gotta be kidding, it's a pretty large department.
Does that have anything to do with CA budget crisis situation and worse management than any other state?

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Post by fastones3 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:04 am

cato88 wrote:
abeboparebop wrote:
clytze_pp wrote:This year UCSB only send out 12 offers... Tight burget..
Bless all...I guess my UCSD is hopeless
12 offers? You gotta be kidding, it's a pretty large department.
Does that have anything to do with CA budget crisis situation and worse management than any other state?
I HIGHLY doubt this... 12 offers is wayyyy too low. It does seem like it's a lot tougher to get in this year, but still. The budget is rough, but not that rough. Maybe they are AIMING to take 12 students, but 12 offers is way too risky. They'd probably end up with 1-4 students if that were true.

If they were aiming for a smaller pool, my guess is that they'd have accepted ~ 50 students, aiming for ~15 accepting their offer, with the reason for doing this because in the last few years they might've taken in too many students...

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Post by dlenmn » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:35 am

For comparison, UCSB had 29 first year students during the 2007-2008 academic year.

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Post by alkemas » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:47 am

I heard from a reliable source that this is indeed true and it does have to do with the CA budget crisis and with the economic crisis overall. the CA schools are sending less acceptances this year because they can only admit a few students and they can't use the same strategies as before (like accepting 50 students) because of the huge increase in people applying. If more students than what they can afford end up accepting their offers, they will be in real trouble.

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Post by Ulquiorra » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:01 am

alkemas wrote:I heard from a reliable source that this is indeed true and it does have to do with the CA budget crisis and with the economic crisis overall. the CA schools are sending less acceptances this year because they can only admit a few students and they can't use the same strategies as before (like accepting 50 students) because of the huge increase in people applying. If more students than what they can afford end up accepting their offers, they will be in real trouble.
This explains well why all of my CA schools list just don't make any move...

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Post by Maxwells_Demon » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:56 am

Rejected to Brown... Lady on the phone was nice though.

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Post by clytze_pp » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:51 pm

mhazelm wrote:
clytze_pp wrote:This year UCSB only send out 12 offers... Tight burget..
Bless all...I guess my UCSD is hopeless
Where did you hear this? Website? That's wild. Makes me feel less bad about being rejected!

I am serious...by phone... maybe others are on the waitlist. since they cannot take the risk of too many acceptences

and someone told me UCSD..10 offers in total...(not very sure)only a few openning left..

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Post by pqortic » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:02 pm

tshafer wrote:Rejection letter from Carnegie Mellon. Oh wait, I withdrew my application months ago and never paid the fee. Strange. :D
can you say what is the date of the letter?

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Post by valloein » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:16 pm

emperial wrote:
tshafer wrote:Rejection letter from Carnegie Mellon. Oh wait, I withdrew my application months ago and never paid the fee. Strange. :D
can you say what is the date of the letter?
CMU sent Emails 2 days back :/

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Re: Rejection 2009.... Share your pain!

Post by PhysicsPdx » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:32 pm

Brown rejection via email on 02/06. I used the online inquiry form and the rejection was my response. The rejection email was very polite, though. This was my reach school anyway, I'm not surprised.



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