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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:22 pm

Accepted to CU Boulder astro via fedex. Eating chipotle tonight.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:29 pm

Accepted to the University of New Mexico yesterday via email. No news about a visiting weekend though...

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:42 pm

And officially all of my schools have started sending out acceptances.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by emtilt » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:11 pm

ultraballer2000 wrote:Accepted to CU Boulder astro via fedex. Eating chipotle tonight.
Me too.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by SolarS » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:12 pm

Just got waitlisted by Chicago. Better than a rejection I guess!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by eap » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:17 pm

Add one to the FedEx'd by Colorado-Boulder list.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by emtilt » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:17 pm

Rejected from Ohio State via the online application status website. :(

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by meggo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:20 pm

For those of you waiting to hear back from Cornell Astronomy...I called the guy I want to work with a few days ago and asked if he had heard anything about admissions. He said that the only offers sent out so far are for the very top students, and that the rest of the decisions will probably be complete by the end of next week.

Of course, "probably" indicates that "the end of next week" is flexible. But I thought I should let everyone know in case anyone else has been constantly worried about not hearing anything (like me) and wanted to know what's going on with the admissions committee.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:11 pm

thanks for the info! I wonder if that's how most admissions committees do their acceptances.

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Post by grae313 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:36 pm

ultraballer2000 wrote:thanks for the info! I wonder if that's how most admissions committees do their acceptances.
http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php ... ves#p26339

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:08 pm

word, I read that but I thought it might be a little different for astro departments because the size of the applicant pool is smaller... I think.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by grae313 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:11 pm

ooooh ok. I always lump them together in my mind but I guess there's no reason to assume they would necessarily be the same given a much smaller application pool.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:12 pm

Got into the University of Oklahoma today. I've gotten into all of my safety schools now, let's see if I can get into some of the better ones too!

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Post by geshi » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:46 am

YellowXDart wrote:Got into the University of Oklahoma today. I've gotten into all of my safety schools now, let's see if I can get into some of the better ones too!
Hehehe. Hey, one of my safety schools is actually one of my top choices! I've even already gotten in there! It's my top "small department" pick. (I don't know if I want to be in a big dept or a small dept next year.)

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Post by emtilt » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:14 pm

I received an email from Hawaii today telling me that I am wait-listed. It said:

"You are on our waiting list for admission to the Institute for
Astronomy's graduate program. We have made offers of admission to a
first group of applicants, and are waiting to determine the outcome of
these offers before proceeding further. There is a good chance we can
offer you admission, although we may need to wait until fairly close
to the April 15 deadline before we can be sure one way or the other."

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:23 pm

emtilt wrote:I received an email from Hawaii today telling me that I am wait-listed. It said:

"You are on our waiting list for admission to the Institute for
Astronomy's graduate program. We have made offers of admission to a
first group of applicants, and are waiting to determine the outcome of
these offers before proceeding further. There is a good chance we can
offer you admission, although we may need to wait until fairly close
to the April 15 deadline before we can be sure one way or the other."
Just got the exact same email.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by astro2009 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:24 pm

Anyone going to the Cornell Astro open house? It's in just under a month now, and I'm wondering about where to stay etc. since they don't seem to offer much (if any) assistance.

Thanks!

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Post by meggo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:06 pm

astro2009 wrote:Anyone going to the Cornell Astro open house? It's in just under a month now, and I'm wondering about where to stay etc. since they don't seem to offer much (if any) assistance.

Thanks!
Haha I think you're just about the only person on this forum to even hear back from Cornell Astro yet...so I'd say yeah if I knew I was in, but I don't know yet. Might want to wait a week or so for any solid answers from anybody else on this one :P

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by astro2009 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:58 pm

meggo wrote:
astro2009 wrote:Anyone going to the Cornell Astro open house? It's in just under a month now, and I'm wondering about where to stay etc. since they don't seem to offer much (if any) assistance.

Thanks!
Haha I think you're just about the only person on this forum to even hear back from Cornell Astro yet...so I'd say yeah if I knew I was in, but I don't know yet. Might want to wait a week or so for any solid answers from anybody else on this one :P
:) Maybe. I was hoping there would be some lurkers (I lurked on this site for years before posting for the first time) who might speak up. Good luck though, hope you hear back soon!

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Post by sj211 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:39 pm

Hi astro, I just heard back from Cornell and am now planning on going to their visitation weekend so you're not the only one!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by astro2009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:22 pm

Congratulations! I'm assuming they'll tell us more information about visiting in a week or two.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by emtilt » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:32 pm

I'm in a conundrum regarding Arizona. Their website and application said that you would be notified about your status by Feb 12 and "likely quite a bit earlier." I received emails telling me this and that my application was complete and being reviewed back in January. Unfortunately, I've heard nothing! I tried emailing them, waited a week with no response, emailed again, and still no response. I know that they have accepted and rejected people, so what's the deal? Any suggestions?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:16 pm

Rejected from Boulder via snail mail today :roll: :oops: :cry:

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:30 am

Christ! Rejected from UCLA today via an email to check their website. Two big rejections in less than 24 hours kind of hurt.

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Post by geshi » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:43 pm

YellowXDart wrote:Christ! Rejected from UCLA today via an email to check their website. Two big rejections in less than 24 hours kind of hurt.
Sad face :(

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Post by AO » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:06 pm

YellowXDart wrote:Christ! Rejected from UCLA today via an email to check their website. Two big rejections in less than 24 hours kind of hurt.
I was rejected from UCLA late last night... Their loss.

-J

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:00 am

Rejected from Berkeley yesterday, that's 3 big schools in 3 days.

On another note, I'm still waiting to hear from Santa Cruz. I'm pretty sure I've been rejected since I never got an interview but it would be nice if they would send out official rejections already.
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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by emtilt » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:31 am

Rejected from arizona today.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by szhang » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:30 am

accepted by Columbia-Physics via Email today, major in HEA. Good luck to everybody

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:07 pm

I wish Santa Cruz would reject me already so I can move on with my life!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by eap » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:01 pm

YellowXDart wrote:I wish Santa Cruz would reject me already so I can move on with my life!
Agreed! Hopefully we don't have to wait until March 31, like in the past.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by unrelated » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:39 pm

same with harvard/caltech. such teases!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:25 pm

just called the graduate coordinator from Harvard, they said that all decisions were sent out 3 weeks ago via postal, even rejections. Did anyone else besides bibim hear from them?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by unrelated » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:14 pm

did they contact the waitlisted people too? I haven't heard a peep from them, and mail should take like 1 days to reach me from cambridge.

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Post by ultraballer2000 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:38 pm

From what she said, it sounded like everything was all sent out, maybe there was some sort of problem.

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Post by llorgehthset » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:48 pm

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Post by meggo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:05 pm

llorgehthset wrote:
grae313 wrote:ooooh ok. I always lump them together in my mind but I guess there's no reason to assume they would necessarily be the same given a much smaller application pool.
Are you saying the applicant pool for astronomy programs are inadequate? This is kind of offensive you know. I don't think astronomers are inadequate.

obvious troll is obvious

Way to post the same thing in three different threads at, like, the same time.

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Post by llorgehthset » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:07 pm

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Post by unrelated » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:17 pm

ultraballer2000 wrote:From what she said, it sounded like everything was all sent out, maybe there was some sort of problem.
That's really strange if we both haven't heard anything. Actually, on gradcafe, there are only 2 decisions this year from harvard, so we might not be alone. I don't know if you requested the administrative assistant to look into your case to see whether a decision was actually made, but keep us posted!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:26 pm

llorgehthset wrote:
grae313 wrote:ooooh ok. I always lump them together in my mind but I guess there's no reason to assume they would necessarily be the same given a much smaller application pool.
Are you saying the applicant pool for astronomy programs are inadequate? This is kind of offensive you know. I don't think astronomers are inadequate.
Yes, when I said the applicant pool was smaller, I was clearly referring to the sizes of their penises. Everyone knows that astronomers have microscopic genitalia. Why else would they be obsessed with the largest things in the universe?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:29 pm

and if your name is supposed to be an anagram of "geshi the troll," you forgot the "i".

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:04 pm

grae313 wrote:and if your name is supposed to be an anagram of "geshi the troll," you forgot the "i".
nicee, physics major with a minor in cryptography?

Also, unrelated, they said they have my email and would email me, but did not give a time frame in which they would. Seeing as it's already 5 there I guess it's not going to be today.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by unrelated » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:37 pm

this lack of urgency certainly doesn't bode well for us lol

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:06 pm

grae313 wrote:Yes, when I said the applicant pool was smaller, I was clearly referring to the sizes of their penises. Everyone knows that astronomers have microscopic genitalia. Why else would they be obsessed with the largest things in the universe?
This is probably the best thing ever written in this forum.

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Post by quizivex » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:53 pm

Lol, YellowXDart, go browse some of the classic 2008 threads. Discussions like these were the norm and probably only like 10% of all posts pertained to anything relevant to the original purpose of the forum. Ah such great memories.

http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1019

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:01 pm

Twistor's comment to physicsdude is still my all time fave. Quiz, can you use your mad search skills and quote that one more time for posterity?

Edit: never mind, I just needed to search for the keyword "cock":

http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php ... ock#p12496

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Post by quizivex » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:03 pm

done - It was easy to search because I have it memorized verbatim, including the misspellings.
twistor on 4/16/08 wrote:PHYSIKSDUDE U R SO RIGHT. I KANOT SPEL EVEN TEH SIMPEL WURDS AND FRAZES. U R LIKE GIANT COCK OF WISDOM EJAKULATING UR KNOWLEDGE ONTO THESZE FORUMSS. PLZ ALOW US TO LAP UP UR TASTY WISDOM-CUM LIKE THE KNOWLEDGE WHOREZ THAT WE R.
Edit: And yea I've already given tons of love to this post...

http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php ... ock#p17309

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:03 pm

rofl

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Post by bibimbop » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:29 pm

rrroflzz have rrridgezz

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Post by YellowXDart » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:36 pm

Beautiful.



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