Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:38 am

A place for venting over your PhD applications related anxiety and/or frustration.

Sweat it out.
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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby winterman62 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:18 am

I feel the same way! I applied to 14 schools, including 2 MA programs to hedge my bets. Honestly, I don't have a back up plan if I don't get in! It's pretty scary haha

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby waiting512 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am

Most of these schools haven't even looked at your application (or anyone else's) yet. I wouldn't start worrying til at least February.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby TheYoungin » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:53 am

The wait is killing me too. I've submitted all my applications, but some schools haven't received my official transcripts and I'm not too sure why (I submitted them in November) =/

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby allemanau » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:06 pm

Plenty of work in food service :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:25 am

You could always take the Good Will Hunting route and chill as a janitor for a bit.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Eowyn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:05 am

Well, I guess this kind of anxious waiting is part and parcel of the entire application process. I don't have any back-up plans for that matter... I have sat one admission exam for a graduate institution in my own country, and will probably sit for another soon, but I'm not at all sure whether I shall succeed in either of them. And I did not opt for any job. So, yeah, just in case all the schools decide against accepting me, I shall be in a fix. But I shall try not to lose my sleep (and my head) over it :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:21 pm

~40 more days until we get results. Maybe less...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby winterman62 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:24 pm

virgo wrote:~40 more days until we get results. Maybe less...


Probably less! Many schools send out acceptances/rejections in the first week of February :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:07 pm

winterman62 wrote:
virgo wrote:~40 more days until we get results. Maybe less...


Probably less! Many schools send out acceptances/rejections in the first week of February :)
Fine, we can say 35 days to be safe :) . I'll probably count down in my head...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby TheYoungin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:00 am

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:01 pm

TheYoungin wrote:Anyone have official transcripts checked off at UW-Madison? On my status, it says:

"Not a checklist item: Note: Transcripts listed above were submitted on paper as required. "

but it's not checked off.

It's not checked off for me as well. Also, I just realized that I forgot to send my Community College transcripts to UW Madison. I only went there in high school (I was homeschooled) so I'm hoping they'll still review my application even though they don't have that transcript. I requested a transcript today.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby TheYoungin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:11 pm

virgo wrote:
TheYoungin wrote:Anyone have official transcripts checked off at UW-Madison? On my status, it says:

"Not a checklist item: Note: Transcripts listed above were submitted on paper as required. "

but it's not checked off.

It's not checked off for me as well. Also, I just realized that I forgot to send my Community College transcripts to UW Madison. I only went there in high school (I was homeschooled) so I'm hoping they'll still review my application even though they don't have that transcript. I requested a transcript today.


Good to know! I emailed UW-Madison and they said that they had tons of mail to open. But my transcripts reached my other schools, so I'm assuming it got to Madison.


Another question for you guys: has anyone successfully gotten their GRE scores to Caltech? I sent mine in November and emailed them a couple days ago. They replied saying they haven't received them. So I sent them again, but it still hasn't shown up in their system.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dexter » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:02 pm

I haven't applied to Caltech, but I have the same problem with Columbia. Anybody else not have their GRE scores reach Columbia? This is all according to the application checklist in the status webpage.

I'm not even sure who to contact about this, as the department only lists a phone number that's unresponsive.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby functor » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:05 pm

My official GRE scores aren't checked off at Columbia either, even though I know other schools which have them. I assume they're just slow to check it off.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dactylonomist » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:25 pm

My scores are still being "awaited" at Columbia, too. I emailed them on the 7th and haven't heard back yet.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby enomomo » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:02 pm

Woke up to an email from Minnesota. It was just a notification telling me that my application has been checked off as complete :(

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby apollo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:14 pm

So according to this website (http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=math*), last year U of Chicago sent out acceptances on January 12. Will they be sending them out so early again this year???

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby TheYoungin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:58 pm

apollo wrote:So according to this website (http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=math*), last year U of Chicago sent out acceptances on January 12. Will they be sending them out so early again this year???


I saw this too. Last year, January 12 was a Thursday, so I thought there was a slight chance we might hear from UChicago today, haha

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby apollo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:02 pm

TheYoungin wrote:
apollo wrote:So according to this website (http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=math*), last year U of Chicago sent out acceptances on January 12. Will they be sending them out so early again this year???


I saw this too. Last year, January 12 was a Thursday, so I thought there was a slight chance we might hear from UChicago today, haha


By your logic, I think it will be a week from today. I compared their academic calendars for UChicago and since this year was a little later, I think it will be the 17

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Eowyn » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:04 am

Hi, does anyone have any idea when MIT is going to send out their admission results? Their website says they declare admission results between late January and April 15th, but well, they also clearly state that they do not offer rolling admissions, so it should not matter to them who accepts and who rejects their offers. So, if you guys come up with any information as to the approximate time they send out the results, please let me (and the rest of us who have applied in MIT) know. Do they also send the rejection letters at the same time? Asking this because I totally believe I have a very thin chance of making it to their shortlist :(

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:15 am

Eowyn wrote:Hi, does anyone have any idea when MIT is going to send out their admission results? Their website says they declare admission results between late January and April 15th, but well, they also clearly state that they do not offer rolling admissions, so it should not matter to them who accepts and who rejects their offers. So, if you guys come up with any information as to the approximate time they send out the results, please let me (and the rest of us who have applied in MIT) know. Do they also send the rejection letters at the same time? Asking this because I totally believe I have a very thin chance of making it to their shortlist :(


For any such results, check out the results section on gradcafe, with a appropriate search string. For example,
http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=mit+math*
http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=math*

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Eowyn » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:21 pm

Thanks a lot :D

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby prokaryote » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:39 pm

U. Chicago sent out admission offers today...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:45 pm

prokaryote wrote:U. Chicago sent out admission offers today...

Proof?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:49 pm

Could you tell us how you know?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby prokaryote » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:52 pm

virgo wrote:Could you tell us how you know?


I received an offer by email.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:53 pm

prokaryote wrote:
virgo wrote:Could you tell us how you know?


I received an offer by email.

Congratulations!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:54 pm

Could you tell us your stats?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby variationofhedges » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:29 pm

I received an offer from Chicago by e-mail as well.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:33 pm

variationofhedges wrote:I received an offer from Chicago by e-mail as well.

Could you tell us your stats?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dexter » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:04 pm

@prokaryote, variationofhedges: Were you guys offered fellowships? I ask because I'm surprised there hasn't been more notifications, either here or on thegradcafe's survey. Perhaps they are still planning to make more offers?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby boxedexe » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:22 pm

I was accepted to UChicago (Pure Math) with full support, fellowship, etc. Does anyone know how I should inform them that I will have to wait before making a final decision (without mentioning other schools)?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:11 pm

boxedexe wrote:I was accepted to UChicago (Pure Math) with full support, fellowship, etc. Does anyone know how I should inform them that I will have to wait before making a final decision (without mentioning other schools)?

Couldn't you just not reply until you've made a decision? If they haven't given you a deadline for response then I don't see what the problem is. I wonder if UChicago is done giving offers or whether they've just given out first round offers. Also, is there any way you can share your stats? Sorry for being annoying.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:51 pm

@prokaryote, variationofhedges: pure or applied?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby boxedexe » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:20 pm

virgo wrote:
boxedexe wrote:I was accepted to UChicago (Pure Math) with full support, fellowship, etc. Does anyone know how I should inform them that I will have to wait before making a final decision (without mentioning other schools)?

Couldn't you just not reply until you've made a decision? If they haven't given you a deadline for response then I don't see what the problem is. I wonder if UChicago is done giving offers or whether they've just given out first round offers. Also, is there any way you can share your stats? Sorry for being annoying.


The email is from a professor there, and I think it would be rude to at least not acknowledge the receipt of the email. I will send you a private message.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:29 pm

boxedexe wrote:
virgo wrote:
boxedexe wrote:I was accepted to UChicago (Pure Math) with full support, fellowship, etc. Does anyone know how I should inform them that I will have to wait before making a final decision (without mentioning other schools)?

Couldn't you just not reply until you've made a decision? If they haven't given you a deadline for response then I don't see what the problem is. I wonder if UChicago is done giving offers or whether they've just given out first round offers. Also, is there any way you can share your stats? Sorry for being annoying.


The email is from a professor there, and I think it would be rude to at least not acknowledge the receipt of the email. I will send you a private message.

My apologies, I thought it was an automated email. I'm sure they would understand if you told them you wanted to wait. They probably know that most schools haven't received decisions yet. Also thank you!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Eowyn » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:32 pm

@boxedexe You may write something of the form: "I am so glad because of this very generous offer, Sir / Ma'am. I shall get back to you the moment I make up my mind about attending the University of Chicago".

However this is only a suggestion, and I am quite naive in these matters. It's what my professor told me to write should I receive any offer and decide to wait for other offers. So before you send the email, may be you should seek the advice of one of your own professors.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby apollo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:11 pm

Is it customary for specific professors to send acceptance emails? Or is it usually automated?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:38 pm

So, what are the next schools which are expected to render their decisions (this week)?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:01 pm

Based on last year Northwestern should send out results this week.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:03 pm

I think also MIT, but i'm not sure about this.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby enomomo » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:35 pm

I wonder why no-one has posted their chicago admits on gradcafe yet. Maybe there's still hope for me!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby winterman62 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:22 pm

enomomo wrote:I wonder why no-one has posted their chicago admits on gradcafe yet. Maybe there's still hope for me!


Someone posted their admit, but then later deleted it

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby waiting512 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:38 pm

From my experience, admits and rejects come our really close together. In this case, no news is relatively good news.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:25 am

Well the University of Chicago normally has the habit of admitting students with email bad rejecting them with letter (normal post) ...
so the rejection will come a few days later (depends of course how far away you are from Chicago)
so we have to wait a few days for the rejections to come

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby math_applicant » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:53 pm

Anyone heard from Northwestern or Berlin Mathematical school yet ? According the thegradcafe, they sent out admissions around this time last year...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Muirhead » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:18 pm

Northwestern, MIT, and Harvard all sent out some emails today.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:05 am

Muirhead wrote:Northwestern, MIT, and Harvard all sent out some emails today.


Congrats. A great day for you! Most people haven't heard back and you have 4 admits :shock:




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