FALL 2008 acceptances

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butsurigakusha
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Post by butsurigakusha » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:23 pm

I have not heard yet.

Why don't you just look on the profile page? That will answer your question faster, I think.

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:33 pm

I completely forgot that profile thread also exists. Thanks butsu..

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Post by quizivex » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:37 pm

Nah I haven't heard from any school other than my safety. I didn't apply to condensed matter anywhere except at my safety (since that's pretty much all they had). I don't even know what CM really means, lol. I don't know how people can write on an application "I'm interested in condensed matter" since as far as I know it's an extremely broad field with a huge array of unrelated specialties...

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Post by will » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:44 pm

Condensed matter is exactly what it's name implies.

...But what it means is that you're about 9000% more likely to get a job than someone in, say, cosmology.

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Post by zxcv » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:40 am

About all I know about condensed matter is that it's the opposite end of the spectrum from high energy physics, i.e., it's in the realm of testable science.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by twistor » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:01 pm

you're safe, twistor. If you guys don't want organization, I won't force it on you :D poll away!
Chaos is all we've ever asked for. Thank you for your policy of non-interference.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by zxcv » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:18 pm

I just got an email telling me I have been accepted to the UCSD physics department. We'll see if I'll make it to the visiting weekend, as Santa Barbara appears to be on the same day and I'm still waiting on them.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by christopher3.14 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:29 pm

Congrats zxcv. UCSD just emailed me, too. But like you I'm also waiting on UCSB.

C'monnnnn, UCSB and Columbia! No whammies no whammies.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by 400nm » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:33 pm

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by randn(1) » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:01 pm

I also got a UCSD acceptance. Is the RSVP link in their email disfunctional for anyone else? Or is it just me.

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Post by butsurigakusha » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:28 pm

it's dysfunctional. Here is the correct one:

http://physics.ucsd.edu/students/prospe ... ndex.shtml

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by fermiboy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:13 pm

Someone give me their UCSD code so I can take a vacation to San Diego.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by DigitallyCrazy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:14 pm

So I just got my first reply, accepted to UCSD! By e-mail, no info on financial packages, that's "early March". Congrats to all the people that got acceptances since I've been here last! :D :D :D

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by butsurigakusha » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:04 pm

@zxcv

I noticed on the profile page, it says you received an acceptance from UCSB on 2/19 by email. Is this a mistake? It says you are still waiting to hear from UCSD.

So either you are lying on this thread or on the profile page.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by zxcv » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:31 pm

Yeah, I updated the profile thread with the wrong school by accident. I'm still waiting on Santa Barbara -- I got the email from UCSD today like everyone else with the bad link.

I may not actually visit UCSD since I spent last summer there so I already have some basis to make a decision on it. But it still would be nice to talk to more advisers there in a serious way and get more perspective on the grad program specifically.

fermiboy -- everyone has the same code for the open house website. So I'm pretty sure they would check your name, too, they just don't want bogus submissions. Otherwise I might pass mine on :).

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Post by fermiboy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:50 pm

Oh well, no San Diego for me. Maybe I'll get admitted to UIUC and I can sojourn in the corn fields.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by hpharty » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:05 am

Just in....

Rutgers 2/20 by e-mail. I'll be honest here, I know very little about Rutgers, it was a last minute decision to apply there. Anyone have anything good to say?

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Post by dlenmn » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:40 am

hpharty wrote:Anyone have anything good to say?
Uh, it's not in Detroit?

(Don't mind me... I'm just required to say bad things about NJ and Detroit).

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Post by hpharty » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:51 am

Uh, it's not in Detroit?

(Don't mind me... I'm just required to say bad things about NJ and Detroit).
Don't worry about it, as a young man who grew up in Pennsylvania I am conditioned to have similar opinions on Jersey and Baltimore.
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Post by myass » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:53 am

Hey woooster, I just got an email from Princeton and I got in!

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Post by christopher3.14 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:01 pm

Anyone have anything good to say?
Hey hpharty, I also got into Rutgers and can say its a good school (depending on your field--mine is condensed matter) and if people scare you out of living near campus w/ NJ horror stories, you can live in Brooklyn, NY which is only 31 miles away. Brooklyn is awesome.

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Post by dcr13 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:05 pm

Got accepted to Princeton today! Soooooo happy!!

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Post by arago » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:17 pm

me too!

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Post by grae313 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:32 pm

OK, which of you happy Princeton people will be at the open house? POST IT in the gosh darned open house thread so I can add your names to the lists!!!

Oh, and congratulations, and I hope every one of you has posted in the profiles thread!! :D

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by stardote » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:55 pm

Hi hpharty,

I go to Rutgers and I live in one of the "bad" areas off campus. You know what, other than the parking authority, it's a good place to live. The driving's a bit aggressive (as it is everywhere in NJ), but there are tons of theatres, its easy to get into NYC or Philly by train (which is located in the middle of the campuses). I lived on Busch campus for a few years, which is probably where you'll be living if you decide to live on campus-that's the best study campus, etc. As far as the bad sections go, there are a few areas to steer clear of...there's a lot of drugs around where I live and a few people got shot, but all that's isolated, nowhere near the campuses. Don't live in Brooklyn, way more expensive and the commute will be a big pain in the ass.

Sorry for the long-wordedness. Good luck, Rutgers rocks, were gonna win this year...even without Ray Rice, damnit!!!

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Post by geomar » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:37 pm

myass wrote:Hey woooster, I just got an email from Princeton and I got in!
dcr13 wrote:Got accepted to Princeton today! Soooooo happy!!
arago wrote:me too!
Congrats! I was accepted as well.

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Post by grae313 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:19 pm

geomar wrote:
myass wrote:Hey woooster, I just got an email from Princeton and I got in!
dcr13 wrote:Got accepted to Princeton today! Soooooo happy!!
arago wrote:me too!
Congrats! I was accepted as well.
AND WHICH OF YOU ARE GOING TO THEIR OPEN HOUSE?!! Gosh darnit...'


oh, and congrats! :D :P

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Post by dlenmn » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:33 pm

grae313 wrote:Gosh darnit...
Stop misspelling garden!

And congrats to the lot of ye!

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Post by jdhooghe » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:55 pm

Damn it, damn it, DAMN IT! I WANT IN!

/sigh

I know this is just going to end up like my internship experience, seven schools, none of which email me to know that I didn't get in and get seven rejections in a span of a couple of days after I ask.

Oh yes, who the hell is garden, the messiah?

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Post by VT » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:57 am

Congrats to Princeton acceptances.

I heard from another sucking place called UVa.

I'd be so relieved to get rejection email/letters from MIT, UIUC and Princeton but the hell places do not send the letters until March forcing me again to live in a shadow of hope. :(

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Post by dlenmn » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:26 am

@ VT

I'm with you about rejections. I've been waiting for a Cornell rejection since a bunch of people got theirs last week, and I'd really just like to get it over with. I see neoslovakia got one today (2/20), and his stats are much better than mine, so perhaps I'll know soon. It looks like UCSB will hold us in suspense until March.

Perhaps we should just email them and ask? I'd bet their minds are pretty well made up already.

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Post by ibbgs » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:39 am

If it makes any of you people waiting feel better, I got my Princeton rejection promptly yesterday, so no letter does not necessarily mean anything.

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Post by drken » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:43 am

caltech is finally out... i was accepted (7:30 AM west coast time, weird), and yes, grae, i will likely be attending their information days (3/27-28)...

!

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Post by admissionprof » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:44 am

To those who have received acceptances to Florida State, that seemed to require a response by February 29th:

Florida State's Dean of Graduate Studies has acknowledged (to a friend of mine) that their offer letter was in violation of the resolution agreed to by almost all US schools, and they are sending out revised offer letters today or tomorrow. There will be no requirement that an answer to their offer arrive before April 15th. Thank you bringing that to our attention.

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Post by peder » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:54 pm

dlenmn,

Im told UCSB is done.

(clarify, the current batch of acceptees have to be approved by the chair, then all the acceptions and rejections get sent out next week)

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Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:57 pm

drken wrote:caltech is finally out... i was accepted (7:30 AM west coast time, weird), and yes, grae, i will likely be attending their information days (3/27-28)...

!
hehehe... good!

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Post by TheHawkBat » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:28 pm

For anyone applying to Brown, I just recieved an e-mail stating that they were finalizing their list of acceptances, and will be in contact with everyone shortly.

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Post by dlenmn » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:31 pm

@ peder

Thanks for the info.

@ TheHawkBat

Yeah, I just found that email too -- it was eaten by my spam filter...

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by geomar » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:26 pm

Accepted at Caltech physics as well, or I guess I am recommended for admission.
but again can't make it to their open house...bah.

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Post by pika » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:38 pm

what is this recommendation for admission thing? are we in or not? :roll:

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Post by dcr13 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:16 pm

@ geomar

Did you apply to theoretical or experimental? I know a couple guys who applied for experimental that I would bet money on their admission to Caltech. I get the feeling that they only sent out some of the acceptances, but I could be wrong?

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Post by arago » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:26 pm

I applied for experiment, and have been accepted by Caltech. Maybe they send out for different sub-fields (ie: AMO, particle, etc.) at different times?

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by woooster » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:30 pm

I just called Caltech, and asked. They said they will send out decision from now till march, and it doesn't mean anything if u don't hear anything yet. :x

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by schandre » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:05 pm

Thank you admissionprof and all you guys who helped me on this FSU problem.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by geomar » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:34 pm

I applied to Experiment as well, and if I am reading your post correctly: congrats pika! maybe a little partying tonight is in order?
and pika applied in theory I believe.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by TheHawkBat » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:50 pm

I just got an e-mail from Northeastern! Accepted with TA support! WOOOOOOOO!!!!! :D

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Post by dcr13 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:20 pm

Just received a University of Chicago acceptance!

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by nvanmeter » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:09 pm

just got into berkeley and nominated for university fellowship. this was a great day: caltech and berkeley!

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by twistor » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:18 pm

All of you should visit the lounge to see what issues are being discussed regarding changes in this site. If you have an opinion then you should voice it because you can make a difference.

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Re: FALL 2008 acceptances

Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:23 pm

I second that, and...



I GOT INTO BERKELEY!!!!!!



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