- This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
- There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.
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Does anyone know if UIUC will look at your app if you didn't fill out the stupid sub-field preference form on their online portal? To be honest I didn't even know the portal existed until about 4 minutes ago. I was awaiting a rejection anyway, so I guess it dosn't matter, I just want them to look so I feel I got my money's worth.
I don't think you are the only one that has run into this problem. I found out about the portal (https://my.physics.uiuc.edu/gradstat/login.asp) after I let pop-ups display through my web browser when I was filling out my UIUC app. I got lucky. However, the form is essentially a ranking of your preference for working in different groups in the department. To me it does not seem to be all that essential. That is, nothing I didn't already say in my SOP, although the site does provide some information about the status of your application.