astronomy updates/acceptances

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YellowXDart
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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:14 pm

At last! Rejected from Santa Cruz. Now I can breathe a big sigh of relief since I have officially heard from all of my schools. I wasn't able to get into my top choices (again), but at least I got in SOMEWHERE, and ASU seems really awesome.

Good luck to the rest of you still waiting to hear back!

(And on a happier note, ASU just offered me a $4000 fellowship in addition to my stipend.)

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by blackcat007 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:33 pm

YellowXDart wrote:At last! Rejected from Santa Cruz. Now I can breathe a big sigh of relief since I have officially heard from all of my schools. I wasn't able to get into my top choices (again), but at least I got in SOMEWHERE, and ASU seems really awesome.

Good luck to the rest of you still waiting to hear back!

(And on a happier note, ASU just offered me a $4000 fellowship in addition to my stipend.)
Congrats! :D did you see the decision of UCSC on the student portal? if yes where was it written (which page)?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:06 pm

Yeah, I just logged on and clicked on application status on the left side of the window.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by unrelated » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:58 pm

did harvard end up getting back to you, ultraballer?
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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by SolarS » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:45 pm

Rejected from Santa Cruz as well.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by noojens » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:17 pm

YellowXDart wrote:At last! Rejected from Santa Cruz. Now I can breathe a big sigh of relief since I have officially heard from all of my schools. I wasn't able to get into my top choices (again), but at least I got in SOMEWHERE, and ASU seems really awesome.

Good luck to the rest of you still waiting to hear back!

(And on a happier note, ASU just offered me a $4000 fellowship in addition to my stipend.)
Whew, it must feel good to have all your options on the table. Eff this waiting game!

Congrats on the fellowship... so is it ASU for sure then, or are you going to check out the other open houses before you decide?

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Post by jmason86 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:08 pm

Definitely not enjoying the waiting game. I still have to hear back from BU astro, UNM physics/astro (same dept), berkeley physics, montana state u physics, UW aero engineering and CU aero engineering. *sigh*

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by YellowXDart » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:00 pm

I feel like there's a huge weight off of my shoulders now. I haven't yet made a decision since I still have 3 schools to visit, but I LOVED ASU when I went to visit last weekend so they're the top contender as of right now.

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Post by ultraballer2000 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:22 pm

unrelated, no response at all. I even emailed them again and asked them if they would let me know about the situation with the decisions. Maybe you should try contacting them so they know it's more than one person who didn't get an word, I called the graduate coordinator.

Also I forgot my stupid UCSC login password, but it is more than likely that I got rejected.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by unrelated » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:47 pm

hm, maybe they're just busy. Did you email Donna or Peg? Perhaps an email straight to Jim Moran, who heads the admissions committee is in order.

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Post by ultraballer2000 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:01 pm

I called and emailed Donna, and she was very nice on the phone. An email to Jim Moran may be a good idea, or maybe even a phone call.

EDIT: I suppose I understand that they may be busy and that's why I haven't heard back from them, but if the decisions were already made, I can't imagine it would take someone too long to just look it up and let me know, I feel like it may be something more problematic.

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Post by ddubs » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:16 pm

ultraballer2000 wrote:I called and emailed Donna, and she was very nice on the phone.
Wow. Guess that's plus one on my "people Donna is actually nice to list". It's been stuck at 2.5 for over 2 years.

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Post by ultraballer2000 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:20 pm

unrelated, bad news, so it turns out there was some sort of miscommunication and what was actually meant is that all acceptances were sent out three weeks ago, in other words, we're F'd and I got an email today from Peggy clarifying it.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by unrelated » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:33 pm

Cool, i figured as much. Oh well, their loss! Besides, who would want to join those mass-holes and cheer for the red sox?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by quizivex » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:45 pm

baseball is so boring

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by SolarS » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:52 am

Accepted to NMSU Astro

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by theoretical_phys » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:19 pm

Just had my interview for Oxford's DPhil program in Astrophysics. Now all I want to do is open a bottle of chardonnay and sleep!

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Post by jones » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:35 am

Is there anybody here who applied to Chicago astro, and hasn't received an acceptance, rejection, or a wait list email?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by janewaypi110 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:32 pm

Applied to nine schools (in astronomy), rejected by five of them, anxiously waiting to hear from four.
They are: U Wisconsin, U Illinois Urbana Champaign, U Hawaii, New Mexico State.

I've read this entire thread so it's "interesting" to note that Wisconsin has sent out both acceptances and rejections. And Hawaii has sent out acceptances and waitlist notifications. And NMSU has sent out preliminary acceptances. So I'm either on a few waitlists or a few "we forgot about you" lists. Anybody out there apply to UIUC and hear anything yet?

[rant] ARRRRGHHH so frustrating I just want to get into ONE school!! I'm sorry I suck at the Physics GRE, where is the "plays nice with others" box I can check in lieu of that?? [/rant]

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by SolarS » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:32 pm

Waitlisted by Cornell, just got an email, first I've heard from them since applying.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by meggo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:32 pm

SolarS wrote:Waitlisted by Cornell, just got an email, first I've heard from them since applying.
Same

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:38 pm

meggo wrote:
SolarS wrote:Waitlisted by Cornell, just got an email, first I've heard from them since applying.
Same
same.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:48 pm

accepted to Cornell via email.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by meggo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:52 pm

ultraballer2000 wrote:accepted to Cornell via email.
Congratulations! How likely do you think you are to accept their offer? :P

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:54 pm

there is a fair chance that I won't. It's pretty much contingent on what hawaii has to say. They should get back to me very soon though so I'll make my decision soon.

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Post by meggo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm

ultraballer2000 wrote:there is a fair chance that I won't. It's pretty much contingent on what hawaii has to say. They should get back to me very soon though so I'll make my decision soon.
Makes sense...I didn't mean to badger you about it or anything...I just jumped at hearing some new information haha

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by ultraballer2000 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:00 pm

ah, I didn't mean to sound so terse. I just didn't want to seem like I'm just pooping around with my time not making any decisions, because I know there are a bunch of people still waiting.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Post by theoretical_phys » Tue May 18, 2010 8:05 am

Finally heard back from University of Exeter! Accepted + tuition waiver + stipend + possible laboratory instructor position if I have time! Research is in star formation.

Wow, it took FOREVER! But I'm happy. :D



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