2011 Rejections

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by et » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:48 pm

UCSB for me too. I'm going to go ahead and blame it on being international and UC budget issues.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by matto07 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:50 pm

I'm going to blame it on the liberal media

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by badphysicist » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:57 pm

UCSB - no surprise at all

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by CarlBrannen » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:58 pm

MIT. I think I'm down to UT Austin and UC Berkeley.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by KBTPhys » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:34 pm

Dear *****,

Thank you for applying to MIT. Unfortunately we are unable to offer you admission into the Graduate Program in Physics this year. We received approximately 700 applications for 30 openings which resulted in the refusal of many excellent applicants.
That's the last of them. Not totally unexpected.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by liutian_min » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:57 pm

MIT.
I started the application on the day of deadline and submitted just before 12.
Turns out to be a waste of time.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by Kaumz » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:03 pm

UCSB reject :(

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by CarlBrannen » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Sure enough, UCSB rejection.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by et » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:34 pm

Harvard rejection in response to email inquiry.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by bck2school » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:40 pm

UCSC Astro rejection in reply to email.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by badphysicist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:43 pm

Anyone else receive an email from Davis saying a decision will be posted March 3rd?
We are in the process of making a decision on your application for admission. You may review the decision after 8:00 a.m. PST on March 3, 2011, by accessing your UC Davis application on the online admission web site.
Knowing a decision is coming in a couple days is almost worse than wondering when it's going to come.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by HappyQuark » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:01 pm

badphysicist wrote:Anyone else receive an email from Davis saying a decision will be posted March 3rd?
We are in the process of making a decision on your application for admission. You may review the decision after 8:00 a.m. PST on March 3, 2011, by accessing your UC Davis application on the online admission web site.
Knowing a decision is coming in a couple days is almost worse than wondering when it's going to come.
I disagree. If i had an exact timeline of when decisions would be done and available, I wouldn't be spending all day at work religiously poking at the refresh button on my phones email app at 5 minute intervals.

I'm a bit like Pavlov's dog, except that I tend to get a negative reaction when I succumb to my neuroses. Come on UC Irvine, this puppy needs some positive reinforcement!

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by bfollinprm » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:03 pm

badphysicist wrote:Anyone else receive an email from Davis saying a decision will be posted March 3rd?
We are in the process of making a decision on your application for admission. You may review the decision after 8:00 a.m. PST on March 3, 2011, by accessing your UC Davis application on the online admission web site.
Knowing a decision is coming in a couple days is almost worse than wondering when it's going to come.

I got that email a few weeks ago. within an hour my acceptance was posted on the website (even though it said they would take a few days).

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by badphysicist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:51 pm

bfollinprm wrote:
badphysicist wrote:Anyone else receive an email from Davis saying a decision will be posted March 3rd?
We are in the process of making a decision on your application for admission. You may review the decision after 8:00 a.m. PST on March 3, 2011, by accessing your UC Davis application on the online admission web site.
Knowing a decision is coming in a couple days is almost worse than wondering when it's going to come.

I got that email a few weeks ago. within an hour my acceptance was posted on the website (even though it said they would take a few days).

Checked mine and it is a rejection.
Disappointing but no surprise.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by HappyQuark » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:11 pm

UCLA rejection this morning.

Unless I get irvine, I won't be 'going going, back back to Cali Cali!'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_P-sP698sA#t=2m28s

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by sphy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:33 pm

HappyQuark wrote:UCLA rejection this morning.

Unless I get irvine, I won't be 'going going, back back to Cali Cali!'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_P-sP698sA#t=2m28s
don't worry. You should justify your name, you know ---Happy==.
You'll get Irvine.
all the best.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by matto07 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:32 pm

Rejected by Harvard (finally...)

@HappyQuark: What about San Diego? Already giving up hope?

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by HappyQuark » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:33 pm

matto07 wrote:Rejected by Harvard (finally...)

@HappyQuark: What about San Diego? Already giving up hope?
Definitely. UCSD was my reach school and I highly doubt that I'll get in. I think Irvine my is my last great hope.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by badphysicist » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:32 pm

Email from UCLA to check webpage.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by negru » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:38 pm

lol im getting rejections/waitlists from all my matches and safeties

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by larry burns » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:33 pm

admissionprof wrote:
Dream wrote:How to ask for feedbacks to rejected application? Is it appropriate to ask the professor mentioned in SoP for feedbacks?
It is appropriate to ask the graduate admissions person why you were rejected. I get roughly 3 emails every cycle asking. Sometimes it's an issue that the person can do something about, sometimes it isn't. The only time it's awkward is if there is something cautionary or negative in a letter, since those are confidential, so I have to be much more vague. A professor mentioned in the SoP may have no say with the committee, so that wouldn't be useful.
I've asked a few professors and graduate assistants so far as to why I've been rejected, and so far I've just gotten vague responses: 'we had a strong pool of candidates and can only admit a few of them etc etc'. But one did mention I was close to the cutting point.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by WhoaNonstop » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:51 pm

I'm still mad about the girl at gamestop.

Rejections hurt.

-Riley

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by Kaumz » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:12 pm

Univ. of Chicago...this makes it 3 rejects :cry:

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by bfollinprm » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:20 pm

Kaumz wrote:Univ. of Chicago...this makes it 3 rejects :cry:
Same...not unexpected at this point.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by bbsmitz » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:28 pm

+1 UChicago

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by kacsa8 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:41 pm

Rejection from Boulder through email today. I've heard back from all six schools now. Time for the hard part: deciding where to go! Anyone else going to Tucson this week?

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by HappyQuark » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:46 pm

kacsa8 wrote:Rejection from Boulder through email today. I've heard back from all six schools now. Time for the hard part: deciding where to go! Anyone else going to Tucson this week?
Same here. Boo!

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by kapil_ds » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:45 am

Rejected by Harvard Astronomy by snail mail postmarked 23rd Feb. This was very much expected. Hopefully, I will have better luck with planetary science dept

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by YodaT » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:14 am

WhoaNonstop wrote:I'm still mad about the girl at gamestop.

Rejections hurt.

-Riley
I don't know man... girls at gamestop are dime a dozen.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by t2kburl » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:48 am

HappyQuark wrote:
kacsa8 wrote:Rejection from Boulder through email today. I've heard back from all six schools now. Time for the hard part: deciding where to go! Anyone else going to Tucson this week?
Same here. Boo!
Me too. No need to visit Boulder now. Ah well more time to play around in the mountains.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by hamadahoda007 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:35 pm

If anybody is waiting for UPenn, go check the application website and you will most probably find the decision made there, Good luck all 8)

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by ramathorn » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:44 pm

Rejected by UPenn. I was considering this my safety so it would've been frightening if this had come in first instead of almost last. I already got into my 3rd/4th pick(UCSD) so it's not tragic, but this getting into school stuff is HARD! Would've liked to have some options for cities where people don't have sand for brains :roll:

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by WhoaNonstop » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:17 am

YodaT wrote:
WhoaNonstop wrote:I'm still mad about the girl at gamestop.

Rejections hurt.

-Riley
I don't know man... girls at gamestop are dime a dozen.
Are you talking about all the girls who work at gamestop or the subset of girls who work at gamestop that I'd gladly play twister with?

-Riley

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by HappyQuark » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:43 am

WhoaNonstop wrote:
YodaT wrote:
WhoaNonstop wrote:I'm still mad about the girl at gamestop.

Rejections hurt.

-Riley
I don't know man... girls at gamestop are dime a dozen.
Are you talking about all the girls who work at gamestop or the subset of girls who work at gamestop that I'd gladly play twister with?

-Riley
Strip twister or standard?

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by grae313 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:36 pm

I was pretty drunk one night in college and ended up playing strip times-tables... the game ended when he was in his boxers and I had lost a sock 8)

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by CarlBrannen » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:10 pm

Still no acceptances, of course I'm doomed. Now I'm looking at schools in places where I'd like to live as opposed to fancy big-name schools.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by Dreaded Anomaly » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:40 pm

Rejected from Harvard, by snail mail.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by vttd » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:45 pm

t2kburl wrote:
HappyQuark wrote:
kacsa8 wrote:Rejection from Boulder through email today. I've heard back from all six schools now. Time for the hard part: deciding where to go! Anyone else going to Tucson this week?
Same here. Boo!
Me too. No need to visit Boulder now. Ah well more time to play around in the mountains.
T2kburl, was it a generic email or in response to an inquiry. I only ask because I'm anxious to hear from them

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by t2kburl » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:24 pm

vttd wrote: T2kburl, was it a generic email or in response to an inquiry. I only ask because I'm anxious to hear from them
It was a response to an inquiry from the APS department, not Physics.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by HappyQuark » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:51 am

vttd wrote:
t2kburl wrote:
kacsa8 wrote:Rejection from Boulder through email today. I've heard back from all six schools now. Time for the hard part: deciding where to go! Anyone else going to Tucson this week?

Me too. No need to visit Boulder now. Ah well more time to play around in the mountains.
T2kburl, was it a generic email or in response to an inquiry. I only ask because I'm anxious to hear from them
Mine came as an email and I hadn't inquired about my application.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by Kaumz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:11 pm

UCLA :(

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by vesperlynd » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:38 pm

Kaumz wrote:UCLA :(
I'm sorry to hear that. Apparently they only admitted 13 out of 157 international applicants.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by CarlBrannen » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:47 pm

Harvard.

Still doomed.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by satyad18 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:51 am

Rejected from Louisiana State. :(

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by tychobrahe_1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:20 pm

If they haven't made a decision on an application, it's safe to say that they will probably reject. Am I right?

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by Kaumz » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:23 pm

vesperlynd wrote:
Kaumz wrote:UCLA :(
I'm sorry to hear that. Apparently they only admitted 13 out of 157 international applicants.
Oh, I see. :(

And hearty congratulations for all your admits. :D

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by bfollinprm » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:33 pm

tychobrahe_1 wrote:If they haven't made a decision on an application, it's safe to say that they will probably reject. Am I right?
Most years that's true, so probably brace yourself. Though I've heard this year there's a higher chance of being pulled off of a wait-list at the last minute, because schools are being more conservative with their acceptance numbers. I might know more if you tell me the schools you're waiting on.


I think Berkeley and Austin still have some of their acceptances to hand out, and probably a few others (Santa Cruz?). They traditionally accept people late, so there's a greater chance at those places.

Also, Profile!

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by tychobrahe_1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:46 pm

bfollinprm wrote:
Most years that's true, so probably brace yourself. Though I've heard this year there's a higher chance of being pulled off of a wait-list at the last minute, because schools are being more conservative with their acceptance numbers. I might know more if you tell me the schools you're waiting on.

Also, Profile!
It's looking like grad school will not be for me next year. Rejections so far and I am still waiting on: Rutgers,New Brunswick; UMD; UPitt; UMass-Amherst, Lehigh U, UDelaware, and Georgia State U.

My profile is not very impressive, which is why I keep it to myself. :|

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by bfollinprm » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:49 pm

tychobrahe_1 wrote:
bfollinprm wrote:
Most years that's true, so probably brace yourself. Though I've heard this year there's a higher chance of being pulled off of a wait-list at the last minute, because schools are being more conservative with their acceptance numbers. I might know more if you tell me the schools you're waiting on.

Also, Profile!
It's looking like grad school will not be for me next year. Rejections so far and I am still waiting on: Rutgers,New Brunswick; UMD; UPitt; UMass-Amherst, Lehigh U, UDelaware, and Georgia State U.

My profile is not very impressive, which is why I keep it to myself. :|
None of us own a school and run its admissions, so there's no need to impress us. It's impressive in and of itself that you want to study physics; lesser persons would be frightened by challenge.

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Re: 2011 Rejections

Post by bfollinprm » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:56 pm

UMD, I think. I emailed, and they responded with the following:
Dr [adcomm chair] does not want me to tell anyone until April 16 if they were admitted or not. You can contact him if you would like to check with him.
No reason to hide acceptances, so....

By the way, what a jerk the committee is for keeping rejections hidden. What for? I have most of a mind to withdraw all applications to places I haven't heard back from...At this point I'm not really interested in playing their stupid waiting games any longer.



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