Still Waiting 2009.... Share your ambivalence!

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cato88
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Re: Still Waiting 2009.... Share your ambivalence!

Post by cato88 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:50 am

Out of curiosity, Isnt the new budget supposed to help fund STEM graduate students? If so doesnt that mean Fall 2009 is going to get the biggest screw in admission due to available positions to applicants.

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

Post by Helio » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:53 am

cato88 wrote:Out of curiosity, Isnt the new budget supposed to help fund STEM graduate students? If so doesnt that mean Fall 2009 is going to get the biggest screw in admission due to available positions to applicants.
i guess that is what programs are waiting for to be clarified. I still have to hear from 5 and i think it is a funding problem.

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

Post by cato88 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:24 am

Is the money for the upcoming federal budget even going to be able to be used for the fall of 2009.
Is the budget going to be passed by April 15th?

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

Post by Helio » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:12 am

cato88 wrote:Is the money for the upcoming federal budget even going to be able to be used for the fall of 2009.
Is the budget going to be passed by April 15th?
well i think it is more how NSF will allocate the bailout money really. they might be waiting for that as well

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

Post by cato88 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:35 am

I dont think it is going to have any effect on Fall 2009 admissions. Fall 2009 applicants are screwed.

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

Post by PoincareSection » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:18 am

Someone got in to Rutgers today via email according to thegradcafe

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

Post by clytze_pp » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:13 pm

awesome! Rice sent me a note today:"Your application is complete and will be reviewed shortly." I wonder what takes them so long to review my application...guess will be rej soon.

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

Post by Helio » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:13 pm

For all those waiting for UWash, I called and got this email reply:


Admissions decisions are still being made, though our admission offers have significantly slowed down. We will still be making a few offers, but not many more, and you will be notified immediately via email if you are admitted. All our admissions decisions should be made by March 30^th .



Thank you for your interest in the UW Physics PhD program, and best of luck with your graduate school search.



Sincerely,

Jen Lehner


5 MONTHS!!!!! WHAT THE *** WERE THEY DOING WITH MY APP!!!! :evil: :evil:

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

Post by dsperka » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:17 pm

I just got an email saying I am 6th on the waitlist at UWash. I guess its a pretty good chance 6 people decline???

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

Post by grae313 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:53 pm

dsperka wrote:I just got an email saying I am 6th on the waitlist at UWash. I guess its a pretty good chance 6 people decline???
It's not like that, because schools known that on average, x% of the people they offer admission to will decline. Now this year they were more conservative it seems than in previous years, but they still offer admission to more people than they can afford because they know some will decline. Names are only pulled off the waitlist if enough people decline that they know for sure that their incoming class size would be smaller than their target class size. So it is very possible that six people will decline and no names will be pulled off the waitlist. What you are waiting for is for them to get enough responses -- accepts and declines -- that they *know* their target class will be short by six or more.

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

Post by PoincareSection » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:51 pm

After all the recent rejections from Rutgers, I am STILL waiting.
Oh, and rejected from Penn today.

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

Post by pd » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:52 pm

PoincareSection wrote:After all the recent rejections from Rutgers, I am STILL waiting.
Oh, and rejected from Penn today.
Me too.

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

Post by coreycwgriffin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:47 pm

I got waitlisted at OSU today, but my hopes aren't high given my track record.

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

Post by ieyp » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:55 pm

4 rej 0 offer, still no place to go......

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

Post by clytze_pp » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:03 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:I got waitlisted at OSU today, but my hopes aren't high given my track record.
me too. wait..

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

Post by basem » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:38 pm

How did you know you are waitlisted? I have recieved nothing so far. Thanks all.

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

Post by coreycwgriffin » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:34 pm

basem wrote:How did you know you are waitlisted? I have recieved nothing so far. Thanks all.
Mr. Griffin,

We have sent out our first round of acceptance letters, and it appears that
the department may be full. We are not entirely sure of this and should have
a better idea next month. If you have received offers from other
universities, you may want to consider them. You will be notified of the
department's decision on your application in the middle of April.

--
Nathan Peal
Student Clerical Assistant
OSU Physics Department

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

Post by slugger » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:13 pm

I want my flippin' UWash rejection!!!!

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

Post by ieyp » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:18 pm

basem wrote:How did you know you are waitlisted? I have recieved nothing so far. Thanks all.
I sent them an e-mail to ask this question and they just simply said the department is full and "no longer accepting any more applicants", and say they will keep my file for next year application...

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

Post by clytze_pp » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:59 pm

ieyp wrote:
basem wrote:How did you know you are waitlisted? I have recieved nothing so far. Thanks all.
I sent them an e-mail to ask this question and they just simply said the department is full and "no longer accepting any more applicants", and say they will keep my file for next year application...
Does that mean there is a rank in this WL?

Of course I don't care about it anymore.

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

Post by PoincareSection » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:35 pm

Is anyone STILL waiting on Rutgers? NYU? When I called, they couldn't tell me, and the website still says no decision for me. This sucks!!!!

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

Post by evilclaw2321 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:49 pm

so I've heard from everywhere except McMaster University. Now my only acceptance so far is from UBC who said I didn't have to notify them until June so thats ok. But I'm getting impatient. I submitted my complete application to mcmaster in January even though their deadline wasn't until March 31st. I was told they would start meeting in early february. Now I emailed them in March and the admin chair said they were still deciding on my app but he'd try and hurry things along, that was 3 1/2 weeks ago.

So what do I do? I want to decide and start making plans but I would consider their offer if they made one so I want to know soon. I don't know if this is typical of canadian universities or if they do things differently. I don't want to bug them too much....when should i contact them again or should i at all??? Any opinions?

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

Post by pqortic » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:44 am

evilclaw2321, why do you doubt on UBC than Mcmaster? I can tell you UBS is definitely higher both in ranking and research programs.

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

Post by evilclaw2321 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:34 pm

Well I'm very happy with UBC's program, I'm just curious about Mcmaster accepting me. I know UBC is higher ranking and larger dept and whatnot but theres a couple good faculty members at mcmaster that are doing work im really interested in. So I'm not saying I'd pick them over UBC I just want to know a final answer and if its a yes see if theres for sure any other reasons to sway me.

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

Post by Hypatia » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:15 am

Those of you who were in the waiting list of OSU, did anyone hear back?

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

Post by Helio » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:33 pm

Hypatia wrote:Those of you who were in the waiting list of OSU, did anyone hear back?

i had to call them to tell me i was on the waitlist. they told me to call them in case you were still interested in their program

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

Post by odin » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:27 pm

cato88 wrote:I dont think it is going to have any effect on Fall 2009 admissions. Fall 2009 applicants are screwed.
Why? Didn't they increase the money for STEM?



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