PHD admissions

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

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grae313
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Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:08 pm

twistor wrote:I think this argument is the result of some kind of cyber cabin fever. Everyone needs to take a few steps back and relax. Deep breaths. Go back to meatspace for awhile, have a meatball and some meatloaf.
I approve of this message and its use of the word "meatspace"

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fermiboy
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Post by fermiboy » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:07 pm

I took twistor's advice and went out into meatspace last night. I feel much better today. Yesterday I just flipped out so my apologies. I guess it's the stress of of my last semester as an undergrad, trying to prepare a presentation for the March meeting, and waiting for admissions decisions. I just didn't like the how it was implied that the people on this board don't like foreigners and are not helpful. This board has been very helpful to me, and I appreciate everyone who takes the time to post here.

Another thing that is frustrating for all of us is when we see others accepted to programs we applied to, while we haven't heard anything. When people started saying Cornell was sending acceptances, I was very excited to check my mail for the first few days. Then it started to sink in that I wasn't in the first wave, and that got me down a little. I would have never thought about it if I didn't see the posts on this board. So while this board is great, it can also cause some stress for some of us!

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butsurigakusha
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Post by butsurigakusha » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:03 pm

@quizivex:

Bring it on. You're goin' down.



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