Decision Dates 2017

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Flagg
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Flagg » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:28 pm

physicsf wrote:
Flagg wrote:Do you guys respond to your acceptance emails? What should I say, if I do?
Conguats! The email I received is from UCSB graduate admission, and the email informs me that "Do not reply to this email address", so I think I am not responding... If you received an email from another address, I think you can say thank you for the good news.
Thank you, congrats to you as well! My email doesn't say that yeah, so I think I'll send a thank you note.

xkcd0803
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by xkcd0803 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:11 pm

Anyone heard from Minnesota or Purdue?

muskratsam
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by muskratsam » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:23 am

Also heard good news from Colorado State today. :)

Flagg
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Flagg » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:36 am

muskratsam wrote:Also heard good news from Colorado State today. :)
Congrats! Are you going to visit?

stronglycoupled
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by stronglycoupled » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:40 am

I think Cornell will be releasing admission decisions throughout this week. Two were released last evening. Hopefully we get good news this week! :wink:

pppppphysics
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by pppppphysics » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:39 pm

stronglycoupled wrote:I think Cornell will be releasing admission decisions throughout this week. Two were released last evening. Hopefully we get good news this week! :wink:
Do you know if they were formal admission emails? Or informal notifications?

grenupet
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by grenupet » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:40 pm

pppppphysics wrote:
stronglycoupled wrote:I think Cornell will be releasing admission decisions throughout this week. Two were released last evening. Hopefully we get good news this week! :wink:
Do you know if they were formal admission emails? Or informal notifications?

I got official letter on website. No email.

pppppphysics
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by pppppphysics » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:54 pm

grenupet wrote:
pppppphysics wrote:
stronglycoupled wrote:I think Cornell will be releasing admission decisions throughout this week. Two were released last evening. Hopefully we get good news this week! :wink:
Do you know if they were formal admission emails? Or informal notifications?

I got official letter on website. No email.
Like the applyweb website?

grenupet
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by grenupet » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:22 pm

pppppphysics wrote:
grenupet wrote:
pppppphysics wrote:
Do you know if they were formal admission emails? Or informal notifications?

I got official letter on website. No email.
Like the applyweb website?
yes

astro_orion
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by astro_orion » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:03 pm

heard back from NMSU astro today!

laurphys
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by laurphys » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:27 pm

xkcd0803 wrote:Anyone heard from Minnesota or Purdue?
I saw someone had heard from purdue on Grad School Cafe. I haven't heard from them yet for whatever that's worth :shock:

Alpha137
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Alpha137 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:28 pm

pppppphysics wrote:
stronglycoupled wrote:I think Cornell will be releasing admission decisions throughout this week. Two were released last evening. Hopefully we get good news this week! :wink:
Do you know if they were formal admission emails? Or informal notifications?
I got informal email to check formal admission letter on website.

laurphys
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by laurphys » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:37 pm

General question: does anyone know how early is too early to ask schools for status of admission? How late is too late? Is it good to ask them? Bad? full of questions. Thanks! (If i posted in the wrong area, let me know!)

barkin
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by barkin » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:26 pm

Admission from UCSB today. Condensed matter exp.

cosmosis
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by cosmosis » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:31 pm

Admission from UCLA astro today

HenryB
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by HenryB » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:29 pm

laurphys wrote:General question: does anyone know how early is too early to ask schools for status of admission? How late is too late? Is it good to ask them? Bad? full of questions. Thanks! (If i posted in the wrong area, let me know!)
They have it until March 15th

bunnysid
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by bunnysid » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:31 pm

I saw a few offers from Stony Brook in gradcafe and nothing from Minnesota or Brown. Can anyone tell me if Stony Brook is done sending offer letters? There is not a single post of acceptance from Minnesota and Brown.

dankmemes
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by dankmemes » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:37 pm

HenryB wrote:
laurphys wrote:General question: does anyone know how early is too early to ask schools for status of admission? How late is too late? Is it good to ask them? Bad? full of questions. Thanks! (If i posted in the wrong area, let me know!)
They have it until March 15th
Is this an actual rule?

astroprof
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by astroprof » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:53 am

There is no official date by which schools are required to notify applicants of their status. Because the Council of Graduate Schools has set April 15 (http://cgsnet.org/april-15-resolution) as the *earliest* students must provide a decision whether to accept a *financial offer,* most schools notify applicants of their status by mid-March, so that prospective students have time to consider their options. However, offers of admission (and even financial support) continue through mid-summer for some schools. As a general rule, if you have not heard from a school by mid-March, it is reasonable to contact them at that time to see if they can provide an update. But, realistically, if they have not contacted you, it is because they have nothing yet to say (ok, there are the horror stories of acceptance letters ending up in applicant's junk-mail folder, so it might also behoove you to check your spam folder periodically during the admission season).

While we are on this subject, let me reiterate a couple of points I bring up each year. For those of you who have been admitted to many schools: congratulations! You should take the time you need to consider your options, including visiting all schools that you think you might realistically attend. However, if you know that you will not attend one of these schools (it was your safety, your research interests have changed, your personal situation has changed, etc), then it is in *everyone's* best interest for you to decline the offer as soon as you have reached this conclusion. In other words, you do not need to have reached your final decision before notifying some of the schools that you will decline their offer. This will enable the school to make another offer (modulo the number of over-commits they proffered in the first place) and help students on the wait list learn their fate early enough to factor that information into their own decision making.

Also, every year, I read complaints about how long it takes to hear from some schools. While I understand the frustration, and how slow response times contributes to an already stressful time, the reality is that your applications are being read by faculty members, who are balancing normal research, teaching, and service duties. Finding time to read (carefully!) the application folders, schedule meetings to discuss applicants, and reaching a consensus on admissions decisions can be difficult. While all schools want to get their first round offers out as quickly as possible, sometimes other factors (committee member's travel schedule, other commitments, etc), delay the process. So, even if a school sent offers out on Jan 20 last year, it is not necessarily true that they will make offers on Jan 20 of this year.

Again, congratulations to those of you who have already received good news from some schools. This can be an exciting time and I wish you the best of luck in your graduate studies.

hockeychamp19
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by hockeychamp19 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:02 am

I think UCSD sent out first round of offers last night

stronglycoupled
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by stronglycoupled » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:48 am

bunnysid wrote:I saw a few offers from Stony Brook in gradcafe and nothing from Minnesota or Brown. Can anyone tell me if Stony Brook is done sending offer letters? There is not a single post of acceptance from Minnesota and Brown.
First Brown acceptance has been posted on the grad cafe. Hopefully we hear back sometime soon!

forrest_astro
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by forrest_astro » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:04 pm

Does anyone know if Caltech astronomy have started sending out to offers to international students ?

Zopy
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Zopy » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:06 pm

Just got admission offers from Oregon and Virginia Tech about an hour ago!

xkcd0803
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by xkcd0803 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:24 pm

Zopy wrote:Just got admission offers from Oregon and Virginia Tech about an hour ago!
That was you on thegradcafe? Congratulations.

Flagg
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Flagg » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:33 pm

Zopy wrote:Just got admission offers from Oregon and Virginia Tech about an hour ago!
Congrats! I'm really hoping on Oregon, haven't heard anything yet. With my profile and looking at past years, if I get one it'll definitely be second wave

muskratsam
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by muskratsam » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:08 am

Flagg, haven't decided yet about visiting Colorado State. I am trying to put in the application now (but the PIN email didn't come through). I will go through that process, get my transcript & scores to them, and see where else I have visit offers before deciding for sure about scheduling a visit.

cosmosis
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by cosmosis » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:07 pm

Has anyone else heard back from UChicago astro? Still waiting.

HydrogenAndTime
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by HydrogenAndTime » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:27 pm

Heard back from Chicago Physics today. It was an unofficial email from one of the potential advisers whom I was interested in. I had contacted him before the application deadline about his research and future opportunities for a grad student. He said that I should be receiving the official letter with the financial package and whatnot sometime next week.

Flagg
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Flagg » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:02 pm

U of Oklahoma sent me good news today!

hockeychamp19
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by hockeychamp19 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:08 pm

Good news from Boulder Physics!

Zopy
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Zopy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:53 pm

xkcd0803 wrote:That was you on thegradcafe? Congratulations.
Yup, that was me! Thank you!
Flagg wrote:Congrats! I'm really hoping on Oregon, haven't heard anything yet. With my profile and looking at past years, if I get one it'll definitely be second wave
Thanks! From the email they sent me (which didn't have any official details in it, by the way) it seemed like they weren't done with decisions quite yet!

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Yiiiiii » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:07 pm

:| rejected by Princeton Astrophysical Sciences

blinkmiss
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by blinkmiss » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:46 am

Does anyone know if SB is pretty much done? Heard nothing yet, but lots of acceptances on gradcafe and here.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by aewais13 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:49 pm

It seems that UW Madison are done with their first round of offers. They have been quiet for a week now. Let's hope for a second round.

winterises
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by winterises » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:55 pm

I got an email from UT-Austin inviting people to their graduate recruitment open house. Does this count as interview?

epluseminus
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by epluseminus » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:07 am

Does anyone have any insider information on when Caltech, Stanford, MIT, Princeton or Berkeley offers will be made for Physics?

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by metapuff » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:33 am

epluseminus wrote:Does anyone have any insider information on when Caltech, Stanford, MIT, Princeton or Berkeley offers will be made for Physics?
Know from Caltech people that admissions are coming ``soon'', and talked to a guy at Princeton a while ago (a little over a week ago) who also said ``soon''. Dunno about the others.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by janghun » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:33 am

Does anyone know when Minnesota and Indiana Physics departments will send out the first round of offers this year? I have not seen any posting about the offers from both Minnesota and Indiana Bloomington. It's so weird.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Goldberry » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:22 am

Just heard from stanford applied physics :).

Yiiiiii
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Yiiiiii » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:43 pm

Within the same day (Feb. 6th EST), I was rejected by Yale and admitted into Cornell! :? :? :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

*Both astrophysics.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by violinasb » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:18 pm

winterises wrote:I got an email from UT-Austin inviting people to their graduate recruitment open house. Does this count as interview?
Got the same email, and based on reading the info they sent it seems like they plan to conduct interviews with potential research groups on-site. Has anyone heard of another school doing this? Will it strongly negatively impact my chances of ultimately getting in if I don't go to the visit day?

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by eternalwait » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:26 pm

Yiiiiii wrote:Within the same day (Feb. 6th EST), I was rejected by Yale and admitted into Cornell! :? :? :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

*Both astrophysics.
That was you in TGC? :D :D :D Congrats! :D

No news from my applications today... guess tomorrow I'll be refreshing my email every hour ... again :D

Yiiiiii
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by Yiiiiii » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:32 pm

eternalwait wrote:
Yiiiiii wrote:Within the same day (Feb. 6th EST), I was rejected by Yale and admitted into Cornell! :? :? :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

*Both astrophysics.
That was you in TGC? :D :D :D Congrats! :D

No news from my applications today... guess tomorrow I'll be refreshing my email every hour ... again :D
Yes Yes that one was mine. Thank you! I wish you good luck m8!

eternalwait
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by eternalwait » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:07 pm

Yiiiiii wrote:
Yes Yes that one was mine. Thank you! I wish you good luck m8!
Thanks!! :D Same to you on your other applications!

winterises
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by winterises » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:49 pm

violinasb wrote:
winterises wrote:I got an email from UT-Austin inviting people to their graduate recruitment open house. Does this count as interview?
Got the same email, and based on reading the info they sent it seems like they plan to conduct interviews with potential research groups on-site. Has anyone heard of another school doing this? Will it strongly negatively impact my chances of ultimately getting in if I don't go to the visit day?
I would email or call Matt to make sure. I emailed Matt last week with questions but haven't heard back from him.

queenbee
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by queenbee » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:00 pm

eternalwait wrote: No news from my applications today... guess tomorrow I'll be refreshing my email every hour ... again :D
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm right there with you!! I'm SO glad to have heard from anybody, but now it's been a week and a half and nothing else. I'm killing my refresh key.

blinkmiss
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by blinkmiss » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:43 pm

Got what looks like a mass rejection email from Stanford applied physics. Nice of them to reject early and not keep us hanging! Was a wild reach for me anyway.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by bunnysid » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:06 pm

janghun wrote:Does anyone know when Minnesota and Indiana Physics departments will send out the first round of offers this year? I have not seen any posting about the offers from both Minnesota and Indiana Bloomington. It's so weird.
Minnesota will mostly send the acceptances this week according to the trend from previous years. Some domestic students have posted in gradcafe

eternalwait
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by eternalwait » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:25 pm

queenbee wrote:
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm right there with you!! I'm SO glad to have heard from anybody, but now it's been a week and a half and nothing else. I'm killing my refresh key.
Absolutely true!! But anyway, it has been a very exciting adventure until now... and there's so much ahead still! :D

anirekj
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Post by anirekj » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:01 pm

There goes my dream of Stanford applied physics. I seriously loved this school. Hopefully I will get a tenure there some day :P



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