Decision Dates 2016

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by bittermania » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:47 am

mandark wrote:Any word on Columbia? I still havent been rejected or admitted. Is it worth it to contact their grad department directly or assume rejection?
I don't think it would hurt to call the department and ask.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by Izaac » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:40 pm

After 7 rejections, first acceptance by Washington U.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by ashishdastro » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:12 am

Any word on Boston University (Astronomy)acceptances?

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by xdrgnh » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:25 pm

When will UPENN send out the rest of their decisions.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by coffee&physics » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:16 pm

Any other domestic students still waiting to hear back from Penn State? It looks like they sent out another round of rejections today but I still haven't heard anything one way or another.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by dudebro » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:31 pm

I'm still waiting on Penn State as well... What field did you apply for?

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by coffee&physics » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:43 pm

Gravitation and cosmology theory

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by dudebro » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:23 pm

coffee&physics wrote:Gravitation and cosmology theory
Same here. I'm thinking maybe we're waitlisted? I guess we'll find out before too long.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by dudebro » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:26 pm

Does anybody know what's going on with UT Austin? I've only seen a handful of acceptances on gradcafe, but it seems like it's getting pretty late.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by coffee&physics » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:39 pm

dudebro, I just got an offer to Penn State.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by dudebro » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:12 pm

coffee&physics wrote:dudebro, I just got an offer to Penn State.
Congrats! I still haven't heard from them. Are you planning to accept?

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by spectral_flow » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:22 am

The people who have got an admit from UIUC, did you notice any change in the myillinois webpage?

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by bunnysid » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:22 am

I haven't yet heard from TAMU or Arizona State University. I have emailed TAMU and they didn't reply. ASU says they are currently considering my application and that was 6 days back. Haven't heard from them after that. Anybody recently got replies from these two universities, please post.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by alfredthered » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:41 am

bunnysid wrote:I haven't yet heard from TAMU or Arizona State University. I have emailed TAMU and they didn't reply. ASU says they are currently considering my application and that was 6 days back. Haven't heard from them after that. Anybody recently got replies from these two universities, please post.
Hi Bunnysid,

Who did you email at ASU out of curiosity? I recently tried contacting them and was told that the most current information is on the myasu portal.

Thanks!

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by coffee&physics » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:17 pm

It was easily my top choice coming in, but I don't know if I'll accept just yet--their open house is this weekend, so hopefully I'll know by Sunday. I really loved the department at UMass Amherst when I visited last weekend, which will make it a tough decision!

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by ashishdastro » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:19 am

Does accepting a offer implies automatic rejections from others? Please help!

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by Dishsoap » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:40 am

ashishdastro wrote:Does accepting a offer implies automatic rejections from others? Please help!
No, you have to decline their offers.
spectral_flow wrote:The people who have got an admit from UIUC, did you notice any change in the myillinois webpage?
Yes, but it did take a few days.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by bunnysid » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:07 am

TAMU informed me that they have sent the first round of acceptances. If their vacancies are not filled then they will consider sending a second round of offers.

Just out of curiosity, did they in the past send a second round of offers? As per the available data on the internet I haven't seen them sending acceptances in April.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by ashishdastro » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:48 pm

So when are you guys going to decline offers?

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by xdrgnh » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:22 pm

Please decline UPenn and Dartmouth if you aren't going to attend. I myself have no plans to attend but for others that is their dream school and many of them are on a waitlist.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by ashishdastro » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:23 pm

Is there anyone who is declining Boston Astronomy offer? Kindly do it asap. It's my dream school but I haven't anything yet.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by coffee&physics » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:31 pm

ashishdastro wrote:So when are you guys going to decline offers?
I accepted my offer and declined the other yesterday. I know of a few schools that still have open houses this weekend, so I'd imagine they'd start to pour in pretty soon.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by ashishdastro » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:30 am

coffee&physics wrote:
ashishdastro wrote:So when are you guys going to decline offers?
I accepted my offer and declined the other yesterday. I know of a few schools that still have open houses this weekend, so I'd imagine they'd start to pour in pretty soon.
I have to accept the offer of the University Toledo by April 15 but I am waiting to hear from some by April 15. What should I do? I am thinking to accept Toledo by April 11-12. Is this ok?

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by TakeruK » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:10 am

ashishdastro wrote:
coffee&physics wrote:
ashishdastro wrote:So when are you guys going to decline offers?
I accepted my offer and declined the other yesterday. I know of a few schools that still have open houses this weekend, so I'd imagine they'd start to pour in pretty soon.
I have to accept the offer of the University Toledo by April 15 but I am waiting to hear from some by April 15. What should I do? I am thinking to accept Toledo by April 11-12. Is this ok?
Let Toledo know that they are currently your first choice but you need to wait until April 15 to hear back from a few other schools. This will allow them to know to expect your response on April 15. Then, if you don't get into the other programs, accept on April 15 (but not before).

At the same time though, you should contact the other programs to make sure you are still in the running (i.e. not a silent rejection). Ask them if you are on a waitlist and if so, when would you expect to hear back. If all of the schools say you are not on a waitlist and you won't be accepted, then you can accept Toledo's offer as soon as you know this. If they say you might get accepted on, for example, April 18, then you might want to ask Toledo to extend the deadline to April 18 (and tell them this reason).

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by bunnysid » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:04 pm

I am waiting to hear from TAMU. It is the only place remaining. They said they will review the rest of the applications only if the offers accepted are not sufficient enough to fill their vacancies. That will be after 15th April.

Those who are waiting for TAMU, it is highly unlikely that you will hear from them before 15th April. Personally I feel, looking at the information available on the internet the probability of them sending a second round of offers is practically nil. :oops: :cry:

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by ashishdastro » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:14 am

bunnysid wrote:I am waiting to hear from TAMU. It is the only place remaining. They said they will review the rest of the applications only if the offers accepted are not sufficient enough to fill their vacancies. That will be after 15th April.

Those who are waiting for TAMU, it is highly unlikely that you will hear from them before 15th April. Personally I feel, looking at the information available on the internet the probability of them sending a second round of offers is practically nil. :oops: :cry:

ohhh

I am waiting for that one too.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by bunnysid » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:30 am

Please decline your offers or withdraw your applications from Universities you are not planning to attend. This is important for those who haven't got any offers or in s waiting list. Please consider this seriously.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by ashishdastro » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:44 am

Yes, please do decline the offers of the schools you are not attending asap since second round of offers depends on the number of vacancies made in the first one.
Please make your decisions. Some are really waiting for the second round of offers.

I am waiting to hear from TAMU. Email from the university says they will consider the second round if there are enough vacancies and they are still waiting to hear from the first round. So either kindly accept or reject, but do it asap. I guess, if there aren't sufficient vacancies, there might not be any second round.

Thank you for your kindness.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by furiousmushroom » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:43 pm

Is there a specific time tomorrow we should accept our offers on the 15th? (i.e. is it midnight tonight or midnight tomorrow? Or some other time?)

Also, is there anyone out there who still hasn't heard anything from Caltech? I've emailed twice in the last week, but other than asking to double-check my details they haven't told me anything about any decision. (Why the timing of the deadline matters so much to me!)

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by TakeruK » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:29 pm

furiousmushroom wrote:Is there a specific time tomorrow we should accept our offers on the 15th? (i.e. is it midnight tonight or midnight tomorrow? Or some other time?)
If you are not sure for a specific school, you should just ask that school. Many programs now state a time as well as a date (e.g. 11:59:59PM April 15) in their offer letters. In my opinion, if no time is stated, my interpretation is 5PM on April 15 in the school's time zone (i.e. end of business day). This opinion is formed because most deadlines in our field work this way (e.g. abstract submission, grant applications, etc.). But if the difference between 11:59:59PM April 14 and 11:59:59PM April 15 matters to you, you should contact the school for clarification.

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Re: Decision Dates 2016

Post by astroprof » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:39 pm

If it is not specified in the offer letter, there are several "rational" deadlines: (1) 11:59 pm, April 15 in the time zone of the student; (2) 11:59pm, April 15 in the time zone of the university; and (3) close-of-business (usually 5pm) in the time zone of the university. Some schools will specify an earlier time on the day of April 15 because they want to be able to make additional offers from the wait list, However, if no specific time has been stated, then you can interpret the deadline to your best advantage.

As I have said several times before on this thread, it is very helpful if there is open communication between you and the department(s). If you are waiting to hear back from someplace where you have been wait listed, it is perfectly fine to write to your current top choice to let them know that you are very excited by the opportunities at school X, but that you cannot commit just yet since you are still waiting to hear from another school. That e-mail is a perfect opportunity to inquire about the exact time at which they require a response, or even if they might be willing to extend the April 15 deadline to allow you to consider your options. And, of course, you should have already notified the other schools that you are declining their offers!



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