2012 Rejections

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by bfollinprm » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:16 pm

ale87 wrote:
GeorgeThe4th wrote:Chicago 2/18 via email
Me too. I got a fellowship from the Astronomy department. I think it is quite strange.
That's quite common at Chicago, and I've no idea why. The same research groups are available to both astro and physics, and it's not like Chicago is poor in Cosmology/Astrophysics relative to other sub-disciplines (it's quite the opposite IMHO).

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by ale87 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:07 pm

bfollinprm wrote:
ale87 wrote:
GeorgeThe4th wrote:Chicago 2/18 via email
Me too. I got a fellowship from the Astronomy department. I think it is quite strange.
That's quite common at Chicago, and I've no idea why. The same research groups are available to both astro and physics, and it's not like Chicago is poor in Cosmology/Astrophysics relative to other sub-disciplines (it's quite the opposite IMHO).

I do not know. Actually in my SOP (also in the one I sent to the Physics department) I cited only faculty that works in theoretical cosmology (so in the Astronomy department) probably that was part of the problem.
:?: Congrat to all the accepted.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by coffee&physics » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:36 pm

Also rejected from UChicago 2/18.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by cabriner » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:16 pm

Rejected from Brown (Physics) 2/20 by e-mail to check website.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by qed » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Rejected from Princeton. Not surprised. :wink:

Waiting for 9 more schools to get back to me.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by kcmccorm » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:04 pm

qed wrote:Rejected from Princeton. Not surprised. :wink:
Same here :/. Also not surprised.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by hyc34 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:50 pm

kcmccorm wrote:
qed wrote:Rejected from Princeton. Not surprised. :wink:
Same here :/. Also not surprised.
Rejection from Princeton, I guess only 1 first author publication is not enough.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by baconface » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:18 pm

Michigan - Ann Arbor : Applied Physics. Check out my profile for a weird coincidence...

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by asdfuogh » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:13 pm

I'm expecting a rejection from Princeton also... but I don't see it. I'm just scared tihs means I messed up my e-mail for all of them and now I won't hear anything from anyone else. x_x

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by blighter » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:25 pm

asdfuogh wrote:I'm expecting a rejection from Princeton also... but I don't see it. I'm just scared tihs means I messed up my e-mail for all of them and now I won't hear anything from anyone else. x_x
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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by asdfuogh » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:08 pm

...... SERIOUSLY. Whenever I read those paranoid parrot memes... I realized I am the meme. What is this, the Truman Show?

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by Avocado_number » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:36 pm

hyc34 wrote:
kcmccorm wrote:
qed wrote:Rejected from Princeton. Not surprised. :wink:
Same here :/. Also not surprised.
Rejection from Princeton, I guess only 1 first author publication is not enough.
You know what guys? I know someone from AZ got into Princeton with no publications, minimum research(just one summer before application) and 3.8ish GPA. (idk about PGRE). It is so stochastic. We should feel better about ourselves. Although people who are accepted are generally very good, but they are not absolutely better than us.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by GeorgeThe4th » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 am

Rejected U Mass-Amherst 2/21 via email to check website.

They were the lowest ranked one on my list. I guess the rank doesn't matter much. I applied for HET anyway, so I suppose all bets were off.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by beefpatty » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:49 am

Rejected from Berkeley earlier this month via email and rejected by Hawaii via snail mail yesterday. Both were for astronomy/astrophysics.

I'm just glad the first letter I got was an acceptance letter or else I'd be sweating bullets right now :lol:

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by symmetry_rules » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:25 pm

Brown, via website

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by cabriner » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:54 pm

symmetry_rules wrote:Brown, via website
Me too.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by baconface » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:01 pm

Ohio State after inquiring about status. Bleh!

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by TakeruK » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:30 pm

Rejection from Harvard Astro via snail mail (classy!). Received Feb 21, letter dated Feb 13.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by hyc34 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:24 pm

Just checked thegradcafe, find someone has been rejected from MIT today(an "insider"). I thought MIT has second wave of acceptance coming...

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by asdfuogh » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Yeah, I saw that one too, he e-mailed them for the response though. By the way, how hard is it to get into MIT Nuclear Sciences and Engineering? Either they're super strict about admissions or their acceptees normally don't post on gradcafe..

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by Hausdorff » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:57 am

baconface wrote:Ohio State after inquiring about status. Bleh!
the results are on the website.
appstatus.osu.edu

same here

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by Hausdorff » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:00 am

and you are right about this:
baconface wrote:Don't spend your time agonizing over this site once apps are in. Check it every now and again, but don't let it take over your life. Head outside or go get some ice cream or something. Checking this site won't get you responses any quicker and will drive you crazy!

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by Hellas » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:32 am

just checked the OSU website...rejected as well.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by transparent_silvery » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:34 pm

Rejected by UWash Astro. Any int'l student got in?

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by asdfuogh » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:23 pm

So I asked Princeton about my status.. and got a non-answer. >_> I think she was too lazy to check and confirm my rejection.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by capandbells » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:40 pm

rejected from Yale.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by qed » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:51 pm

Rejected by Yale, email.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by AriAstronomer » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:09 pm

Is it confirmed that there is a second wave of MIT acceptances? Is this for all MIT dept's (or, does this apply to specifically Astro at least too)? Do many schools accept in waves? I figured if I hadn't heard anything from a school by now (and knew that other people had been accpeted) I would assume I was rejected....is this not the case? Hawaii Astro also hasn't said anything to me, and they've even ignored my enquiries, so assumed I was rejected and they simply didn't care enough to respond...

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by grae313 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:50 pm

Most schools accept in two or three waves.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by hyc34 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:34 pm

AriAstronomer wrote:Is it confirmed that there is a second wave of MIT acceptances? Is this for all MIT dept's (or, does this apply to specifically Astro at least too)? Do many schools accept in waves? I figured if I hadn't heard anything from a school by now (and knew that other people had been accpeted) I would assume I was rejected....is this not the case? Hawaii Astro also hasn't said anything to me, and they've even ignored my enquiries, so assumed I was rejected and they simply didn't care enough to respond...
The admission process this year at MIT is just so unusual than previous years, I also started to doubt that there will be a second wave...

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by alphanumeric » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:34 pm

*sigh* Yale.
So glad I heard from UCSD first, totally softens the blow. Who'd choose New Haven over La Jolla anyway?

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by asdfuogh » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:10 pm

Ah, there we go. Got my rejection from Princeton. It actually DOES feel better to know. :/ Anyone wanna guess when the normal people will be hearing from Berkeley or UCSD?

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by AriAstronomer » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:19 am

At least for Berkeley astro, they're already 100% done. Not sure about the other dept, but I would imagine if you don't hear anything by the end of the month you're not going to. They seem pretty lazy with rejection letters too. I only got a rejection upon inquiry, I was never sent anything.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by tpatt » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:30 am

Does anyone know how committees determine the sequence for sending rejections? Is it alphabetical, or some other order for sending them out? I ask b/c I've seen a lot of rejections sent recently (UW and UT); I'm wondering when I'll be getting mine. If it's alphabetical I should be receiving several soon.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by mrrsnhtl » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:55 am

Anyone got a reaction from PennState Astro ?

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by baconface » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:14 pm

mrrsnhtl wrote:Anyone got a reaction from PennState Astro ?
A friend of mine got a rejection letter 2 weeks ago.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by ale87 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:26 pm

Caltech. I sent a e-mail to a friend of mine Post Doc at CIT and he asked.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by GeorgeThe4th » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:20 pm

Rejected at U Michigan 2/23 via email.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by Brooks » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:47 pm

Caltech via email just now... expected =D

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by hyc34 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:52 pm

Caltech, at least they are quick this time, I don't have to wait until mid-March to hear about this terrible news like last year.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by Hellas » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:41 am

UCLA Astro. email told me to check decision on website.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by qed » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:51 pm

Caltech, last night by email.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by lsaldana » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:35 pm

qed wrote:Caltech, last night by email.
+ 1

...on the 23rd. So did a room full of people around me at an open house.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by tpatt » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:25 pm

Rejected by UT astro, ~10am CT. Website check (no email to check status).

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by SAL » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:34 am

Ohio State-Rejected by postal mail

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by mrrsnhtl » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:08 am

GeorgeThe4th wrote:Rejected U Mass-Amherst 2/21 via email to check website.

They were the lowest ranked one on my list. I guess the rank doesn't matter much. I applied for HET anyway, so I suppose all bets were off.
Similar situation for me: UNH - Physics rejection..I think this is due to your research interest and their low budget on those areas.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by r2d2 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:43 pm

Rejected by Stanford just now.

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by dfeld31 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:44 pm

Has anybody received rejections from NYU or Columbia?

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by transparent_silvery » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:05 pm

rejected by stanford physics just now

havent heard from berkeley physics, SD physics, caltech astro, jhu physics, columbia astro

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Re: 2012 Rejections

Post by ale87 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:00 am

dfeld31 wrote:Has anybody received rejections from NYU or Columbia?
I received an offer from NYU and I know people wait-listed I think they are not going to send other offers.
I do not know nothing regarding Columbia.



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