Still Waiting 2009.... Share your ambivalence!

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Re: Still Waiting 2009.... Share your ambivalence!

Post by isobelojalvo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:44 pm

mhazelm wrote:I was born in July 1986, sorry!

So we can now reach the conclusion that UCSB has rejected people with last name letters A-G and with birthdays from May-August in 1986.

If you aren't in this group, sorry, you don't get notification until March 11.
Haha, I really think you were right about this. I got my rejection today and i'm closer to the end of the alphabet too...

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Post by Maxwells_Demon » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:02 pm

So far to my knowledge, UCLA, NYU, and BU are still reviewing my application (no decision made yet). They mentioned somewhere around mid to late March... Hopefully this is the case for the other schools as well...?....

Maxwell's Demon

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Post by valloein » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:01 pm

Has anyone heard ANYTHING from UIUC ?
Not even a rejection. Bleh ~_~

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Post by Helio » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:08 pm

valloein wrote:Has anyone heard ANYTHING from UIUC ?
Not even a rejection. Bleh ~_~
there have had their acceptances already like 2 weeks ago... since then no word from them

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Post by clytze_pp » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:17 pm

mhazelm wrote:So I know that some people have already been admitted to Penn State.... but has anyone gotten officially rejected?
I asked and seems I am on the waiting list. Still waiting for UCSD..The rejection? my classmate said they are still reviewing...So guys, be patient

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Post by IDL » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:33 pm

dustdevil wrote:Does anyone know anything about UWisc astro?? Seems relatively quiet...
I got accepted from UW astro on 19th Feb.
They sent an e-mail that I have been accepted and I also confirmed that from status check.

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Post by fastones3 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:03 am

valloein wrote:Has anyone heard ANYTHING from UIUC ?
Not even a rejection. Bleh ~_~
I know of people that have been accepted...

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Post by slugger » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:49 am

I think a bunch of us got acceptances on feb 18.

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Post by Maxwells_Demon » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:24 am

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Post by Helio » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:22 am

Maxwells_Demon wrote:UCLA sent me this:

"Your application is complete and being reviewed by the admissions committee.
A decision has not been made yet. You'll receive notification via e-mail in
the next few weeks."

What does this mean?

Maxwell's Demon
you are in the stack that sits in front of the admissions committee atm and they are reading it

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Post by grae313 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:17 am

Maxwells_Demon wrote:"Your application is complete and being reviewed by the admissions committee.
A decision has not been made yet. You'll receive notification via e-mail in
the next few weeks."

What does this mean?
Omg seriously? It means that your application is complete and being reviewed by the admissions committee. A decision has not been made yet. You'll receive notification via e-mail in the next few weeks.

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Post by evilclaw2321 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:24 am

I got a similar email from boston yesterday
"We know waiting is hard please be patient. Our committee is still reviewing applications. You will hopefully hear something within the next two weeks"

Ugh why do they wait till the last minute

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Post by WakkaDojo » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:11 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:I got a similar email from boston yesterday
"We know waiting is hard please be patient. Our committee is still reviewing applications. You will hopefully hear something within the next two weeks"

Ugh why do they wait till the last minute
They're not putting it off. It's just that there has been a surge in applications this year, and most schools are overloaded (which is why they might be taking a while). Frankly I think schools did a good job responding promptly this year given the overwhelming number of applicants.

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Post by clytze_pp » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:23 pm

wait for Rice, UCSD, UMN, Virginia.......wait....wait.....DAMN !

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Post by Argonic » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:27 pm

Doesn't Rice have its open house next weekend?

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Post by Maxwells_Demon » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:39 pm

Omg seriously? It means that your application is complete and being reviewed by the admissions committee. A decision has not been made yet. You'll receive notification via e-mail in the next few weeks.
Come on give me a break :p
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Post by clytze_pp » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:39 pm

Argonic wrote:Doesn't Rice have its open house next weekend?
....That means I am out? wooooooooooop...........

Thanks~

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Post by Ren » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:59 pm

do you think there'll be more last minute offer this year due to the large number of applicants and schools are not sure how many to admit? Students also applied to many schools and the yields for some schools might be lower than they expected?

I'm not sure I'm making sense. Maybe the effect would be just the opposite.

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Post by admissionprof » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:18 pm

Ren wrote:do you think there'll be more last minute offer this year due to the large number of applicants and schools are not sure how many to admit? Students also applied to many schools and the yields for some schools might be lower than they expected?

I'm not sure I'm making sense. Maybe the effect would be just the opposite.
I think there will be more last minute offers, but not due to the large number of applicants, but due to the fact that people are applying to many more schools (just compare profiles 2008 v 2009). If the average applies to N schools, the yield in 1/N. So a lot of places might find themselves short of their target as April rolls in...

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Post by Julius_Sumner_Miller » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:29 pm

Is it possible to hear offers after April? My thesis advisor is on an admissions board (for engineering, not physics) and he mentioned something to me about April 15th being this magic national due date for acceptances, but I have been unable to confirm this. I'm just trying to hold on to false hope as long as possible.







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Post by coreycwgriffin » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:35 pm

Julius_Sumner_Miller wrote:Is it possible to hear offers after April? My thesis advisor is on an admissions board (for engineering, not physics) and he mentioned something to me about April 15th being this magic national due date for acceptances, but I have been unable to confirm this. I'm just trying to hold on to false hope as long as possible.
http://www.cgsnet.org/?tabid=206

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Post by astrofan » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:36 pm

admissionprof wrote: I think there will be more last minute offers, but not due to the large number of applicants, but due to the fact that people are applying to many more schools (just compare profiles 2008 v 2009). If the average applies to N schools, the yield in 1/N. So a lot of places might find themselves short of their target as April rolls in...
That is what I keep telling myself about why I haven't heard from JHU. :lol:

Seriously, I am a little shocked that I haven't recieved a rejection letter/e-mail from schools like Berkeley yet. I am also shocked that I haven't heard from schools like Notre Dame.

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Post by pqortic » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:20 pm

3 rejection so far. it's promising. never felt better than this.

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Post by Helio » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:02 pm

astrofan wrote:
admissionprof wrote: I think there will be more last minute offers, but not due to the large number of applicants, but due to the fact that people are applying to many more schools (just compare profiles 2008 v 2009). If the average applies to N schools, the yield in 1/N. So a lot of places might find themselves short of their target as April rolls in...
That is what I keep telling myself about why I haven't heard from JHU. :lol:

Seriously, I am a little shocked that I haven't recieved a rejection letter/e-mail from schools like Berkeley yet. I am also shocked that I haven't heard from schools like Notre Dame.
still waiting for that JHU rejection as well... what is keeping them?

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Post by valloein » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:20 pm

the list of UMD acceptances grow ever larger ad infinitum
<sigh> so this is how it ends

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Post by cato88 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:18 pm

admissionprof wrote: I think there will be more last minute offers, but not due to the large number of applicants, but due to the fact that people are applying to many more schools (just compare profiles 2008 v 2009). If the average applies to N schools, the yield in 1/N. So a lot of places might find themselves short of their target as April rolls in...
That is what I predicted for that reason and the distribution of rejection for top schools seems oddly distributed. I didnt realize people in programs are suspecting the same. I still think the conditions are bad enough that come September classes are going to be a bit smaller than some schools expected.

The large number of applications by individuals in the forum are useful for the Results section. The amount of statistics for the profiles is great for future applicants.

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Post by cato88 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:22 pm

WTF is up with UCLA they area week behind the schedule they seem to have set in previous years although I suspect tomorrow will be the day.

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Post by Ulquiorra » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:53 am

cato88 wrote:WTF is up with UCLA they area week behind the schedule they seem to have set in previous years although I suspect tomorrow will be the day.
Yeah, let's hope so... :(

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Post by rohit » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:14 pm

Waitlisted at Pitt. Will find out by march end/ april. :| :| :|

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Post by evilclaw2321 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:38 pm

I emailed 7 schools on monday only heard back from 3, thats annoying- how hard is it to send a 2 second email saying we dont know yet, or your rejected.

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Post by babazula » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:44 pm

i emailed TAMU over 10 times today, since i was told that the committee would make a few offers this week, and this is the last day of the week. Do you think I am pushing my luck or even doing damage?

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Post by markl » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:24 pm

babazula wrote:i emailed TAMU over 10 times today, since i was told that the committee would make a few offers this week, and this is the last day of the week. Do you think I am pushing my luck or even doing damage?

Ten times? What could that possibly accomplish?

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Post by bosem » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:51 pm

markl wrote:
babazula wrote:i emailed TAMU over 10 times today, since i was told that the committee would make a few offers this week, and this is the last day of the week. Do you think I am pushing my luck or even doing damage?

Ten times? What could that possibly accomplish?
Are you sure that you did not add an extra zero?

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Post by grae313 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:46 pm

babazula wrote:i emailed TAMU over 10 times today, since i was told that the committee would make a few offers this week, and this is the last day of the week. Do you think I am pushing my luck or even doing damage?
Nobody wants to be emailed 10 times in one day. You may be seriously hurting your chances.

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Post by WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:49 pm

babazula wrote:i emailed TAMU over 10 times today
You sound beyond obsessive. Personally, I wouldn't admit you just based on the grounds of doing this.

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Post by gumpstuck » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:52 pm

Just to add to the emailing frenzy I emailed berkeley twice and have been ignored as many times.

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Post by alkemas » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:36 pm

The berk grad adviser is out of her office until monday. that may explain why no response.


emailing 10 times is extreme and annoying. even though I understand your pain, realize that the tamu grad adviser is just like the rest of us and has a bunch of stuff to do, especially if they are still trying to get notices out to students/figure out fundings and so on.....

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Post by G01 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:36 am

babazula wrote:i emailed TAMU over 10 times today, since i was told that the committee would make a few offers this week, and this is the last day of the week. Do you think I am pushing my luck or even doing damage?
You are without a doubt pushing your luck and most likely doing damage.

Ten emails in one day is extreme. Do not send any more. Think about it. Are you really portraying yourself as the kind of person they are going to want to deal with in their department on a daily basis?

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Post by DR.DOOLITTLE » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:08 pm

Hello everyone,

So I was told that U Maryland was supposed to notify everyone of acceptances to their program by the end of last week, and unfortunatly I haven't heard back from them yet. Do you think they're possibly still making decisions, or perhaps have finished completely finished making all admission offers?

I mean...i emailed them every hour for the last 12 days (and twice every hour since daylight savings time) and haven't heard anything yeT!!

Thanks,

~DD

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Post by PhysicsPdx » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:12 pm

DR.DOOLITTLE wrote:Hello everyone,

So I was told that U Maryland was supposed to notify everyone of acceptances to their program by the end of last week, and unfortunatly I haven't heard back from them yet. Do you think they're possibly still making decisions, or perhaps have finished completely finished making all admission offers?

I mean...i emailed them every hour for the last 12 days (and twice every hour since daylight savings time) and haven't heard anything yeT!!

Thanks,

~DD
I call BS on the amount of emailing. I think you just saw how everyone reacted to the fellow who emailed 10 times and are trying to get a rise out of us.

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Post by DR.DOOLITTLE » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:18 pm

PhysicsPdx wrote:
DR.DOOLITTLE wrote:Hello everyone,

So I was told that U Maryland was supposed to notify everyone of acceptances to their program by the end of last week, and unfortunatly I haven't heard back from them yet. Do you think they're possibly still making decisions, or perhaps have finished completely finished making all admission offers?

I mean...i emailed them every hour for the last 12 days (and twice every hour since daylight savings time) and haven't heard anything yeT!!

Thanks,

~DD
I call BS on the amount of emailing. I think you just saw how everyone reacted to the fellow who emailed 10 times and are trying to get a rise out of us.
Haha yeah you're right.

...poor secretaries.

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Post by elzoido238 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:51 pm

@ babazula and DR.DOOLITTLE

If you really need to talk to someone that desperately, I think WontonBurritoMeals would like someone to talk to. Give the secretaries a break!

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Post by DR.DOOLITTLE » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:16 pm

elzoido238 wrote:@ babazula and DR.DOOLITTLE

If you really need to talk to someone that desperately, I think WontonBurritoMeals would like someone to talk to. Give the secretaries a break!
Haha thanks!

I didn't actually email them.

Also i just got rejected from UMD!!!

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Post by valloein » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:34 pm

DR.DOOLITTLE wrote:
Haha thanks!

I didn't actually email them.

Also i just got rejected from UMD!!!
Check mail all night
For two weeks
Immaculate
Rejected
Sucks
Die
:(
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Post by mhazelm » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:17 pm

I did call Penn State, and they told me that there is no waitlist. They said they're still making decisions on a second round... so you never know!

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Post by alkemas » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:40 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

sorry i just had to do that. :oops:

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Post by pqortic » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:23 am

mhazelm wrote:I did call Penn State, and they told me that there is no waitlist. They said they're still making decisions on a second round... so you never know!
it seems they didn't set April 15 deadline for response to acceptance.

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Post by Theoretischer » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:32 am

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Post by Maxwells_Demon » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:27 am

I received an email from UCLA last week saying I should receive an email from them in a couple weeks. So I predict next week...

Maxwell's Demon

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Post by activegalaxybuff » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:03 pm

I don't know about physics, but UCLA Astronomy sent me a rejection email about a week ago.



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