Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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atomspatz
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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby atomspatz » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:53 pm

Who is the graduate chair? The UCLA math website is very cagey when it comes to identifying the admissions committee.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby JonMLTR » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:12 pm

It seems most applied math departments are like that. I had emailed one of them and got the reply that it was first week of April. 2 weeks later I emailed to a professor, 3 professors actually , the first one pointed me to another prof and that one also didn't know anything,so I contacted a third one, 3rd professor forwarded my message back to the admissions secretary :? after 6 days now I receive another email from her again telling me that decisions will be made in first week of April. I am happy that the other 2 did not forward the email between themselves.


I don't know how I am going to find the strength to wait, I am not living my life right now it is more like I am on life support. Another MONTH !!!!!

Oh wait , I just checked grad cafe and there is a person who got waitlisted in the first week of April !!!!!!!!!!!!


Gasquet wrote:
Gasquet wrote:Just mailed 5 (of the 8 ) places I am still to hear back from asking when I can expect a decision. Fingers crossed.


3 schools replied. Cornell CAM, UMD AMSC, UMN (Applied) all said early April. Looks like I still have a long wait to go before I know my fate. Sigh.

Is there anyone else who has not heard anything from UCLA?

On a similar note, Columbia APAM sent an (unprompted) email saying that "your application is under review"

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby aherring » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:31 pm

Hey friends,
I have seen on gradcafe that several people have been admitted to UIC for the math PhD program. Some of these admits indicated that they contacted the graduate director of studies. Is anyone here one of these individuals? If you are, and you do not mind my asking, did you email Prof. Takloo-Bighash via his personal math email or the dgs@math.uic.edu? I have emailed him at his personal math email and have not received a response for some time. If anyone has any insight they care to share I would be greatly appreciative!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Euler » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:33 pm

atomspatz wrote:Who is the graduate chair? The UCLA math website is very cagey when it comes to identifying the admissions committee.

Paul Balmer

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby transfinite » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:47 pm

aherring wrote:Hey friends,
I have seen on gradcafe that several people have been admitted to UIC for the math PhD program. Some of these admits indicated that they contacted the graduate director of studies. Is anyone here one of these individuals? If you are, and you do not mind my asking, did you email Prof. Takloo-Bighash via his personal math email or the dgs@math.uic.edu? I have emailed him at his personal math email and have not received a response for some time. If anyone has any insight they care to share I would be greatly appreciative!


I e-mailed him at dgs@math.uic.edu twice. He answered both e-mails within one day.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby atomspatz » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:21 pm

Emailed Paul Balmer at UCLA. Anyone who hasn't heard is on the waiting list. Chances are "really low" that they'll admit anyone else, and he encouraged me to take another offer if I had one.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby iAmAbelian » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:55 am

Can anyone who has received an offer from the University of Kentucky let me know what the deadline is to accept or decline your offer? Thanks. :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:04 am

@rmg512: Like atomspatz, I too have checked that link several times. Nothing there. Still under review.

@atmospatz: Thanks for info. I agree that their site is terrible.

@JonMLTR: I feel the same way. Initially, there were many others in a similar situation on this site, which was sort of comforting. Now it seems that we are among the very few left in this limbo.

@aherring: I sent an email on the dgs email and have not got a reply for two days.

Edit: Sent an email to Paul Balmer. He replied within 20 minutes. Exact same reply as what atmospatz mentioned.
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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby ParsleyX » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:25 am

Just saw an admit from Delaware on gradcafe. Anyone else?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathKS » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:52 am

Has anyone heard back from Colorado State University??

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cjh » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:22 am

MathKS wrote:Has anyone heard back from Colorado State University??

Not a thing, Im waiting too, although Im not holding my breath.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby x74zz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:30 am

iAmAbelian wrote:Can anyone who has received an offer from the University of Kentucky let me know what the deadline is to accept or decline your offer? Thanks. :)


My letter said they needed an answer by April 15th. If I'm correct in my understanding, I think that will be the case with most (all?) offers involving funding, both at University of Kentucky and other American schools.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby iAmAbelian » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:17 am

Yeah I'm not sure why I Didnt think of that. Here's to hoping that someone declines their offer early as I would prefer UK (it is very close to where I live) But I have to accept/decline my other offers by April 15th as well.

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iAmAbelian wrote:Can anyone who has received an offer from the University of Kentucky let me know what the deadline is to accept or decline your offer? Thanks. :)


My letter said they needed an answer by April 15th. If I'm correct in my understanding, I think that will be the case with most (all?) offers involving funding, both at University of Kentucky and other American schools.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby rmg512 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:32 am

Is the "last offer" for Michigan here to confirm the post on Grad Cafe is true?

I'd have really liked to have gotten into Michigan... :cry:

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dollar » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:40 am

I really doubt it. Have they even had their open house yet?

It's a good strategy though, if you're wanting to get into UMich. Make everyone else who's waiting give up and just take another offer.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby delta » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:43 am

Has NYU/Courant sent any rejections out? On gradcafe, it seems there has only been a few acceptances and no rejections...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby bsbnj » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:50 am

cjh wrote:
MathKS wrote:Has anyone heard back from Colorado State University??

Not a thing, Im waiting too, although Im not holding my breath.



Spoke with Bryan Elder last Tuesday (2/26). He said that they had a lot of applicants and they are still in the decision making process. However, they should have all decisions made by the end of the week and that decisions should be going out mid-week this week.

As of this morning, I have heard nothing else.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby qbranch » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:54 am

x74zz wrote:
iAmAbelian wrote:Can anyone who has received an offer from the University of Kentucky let me know what the deadline is to accept or decline your offer? Thanks. :)


My letter said they needed an answer by April 15th. If I'm correct in my understanding, I think that will be the case with most (all?) offers involving funding, both at University of Kentucky and other American schools.


The Council of Graduate Schools has a resolution (the April 15 Resolution) that schools are not permitted to require a reply before April 15.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:15 am

delta wrote:Has NYU/Courant sent any rejections out? On gradcafe, it seems there has only been a few acceptances and no rejections...


I don't think they have sent any rejections. I'm actually hoping that they are not even done sending acceptances either.
Anyway, I think we should hear from soon.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby colldood » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:16 am

Yeah the Michigan thing sounds BS to me but I can't help but be be worried

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:00 pm

delta wrote:Has NYU/Courant sent any rejections out? On gradcafe, it seems there has only been a few acceptances and no rejections...


I sent an email to Courant this morning(well, last night in US). They just replied saying "The Fellowship Committee expects to have all of its offers made by mid-March".

@marco: continuing the conversation we had previously about Courant, clearly this only refers to funded offers.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Manyfolds » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:22 pm

Do you guys think, at open houses, that the graduate students tell the truth about their opinions of the place?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby luke8ball » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:55 pm

Has anyone heard back from NC State in the pure math program?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cjh » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:26 pm

Manyfolds wrote:Do you guys think, at open houses, that the graduate students tell the truth about their opinions of the place?

Dont see why not, they have no reason to lie really

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby allin1 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:49 pm

Does anyone have any idea on how optimistic one should be about being accepted off the waitlist. I have been waitlisted in 4 universities so far and don't really know what could be my expectation out of them.

Also:

I filled up the 1374th slot in this thread :D :D :D :D

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:21 pm

cjh wrote:
Manyfolds wrote:Do you guys think, at open houses, that the graduate students tell the truth about their opinions of the place?

Dont see why not, they have no reason to lie really


They might not be too eager to bad mouth their supervisors. I don't see why they would risk jeopardizing their relationship with their supervisor to advise a visitor they barely knows.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:24 pm

From my current and past experience, some schools fly those they are interviewing or those offered a place in to visit the department, paying most/all expenses.

For schools that are intending to reply late (e.g. Cornell says early April), does this mean there won't be a visit/open-house?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:33 pm

rmg512 wrote:Is the "last offer" for Michigan here to confirm the post on Grad Cafe is true?

I'd have really liked to have gotten into Michigan... :cry:

Same here. My heart broke when I saw that. Why wouldn't they reject us then? It's so annoying how they keep our hopes up. I just want to cry :(.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:34 pm

dollar wrote:I really doubt it. Have they even had their open house yet?

It's a good strategy though, if you're wanting to get into UMich. Make everyone else who's waiting give up and just take another offer.

Maybe enough people accepted offers.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:37 pm

colldood wrote:Yeah the Michigan thing sounds BS to me but I can't help but be be worried

Well gradcafe does have a history of fake Michigan admits.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby rmg512 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:12 pm

I thought it was fake Michigan rejects. Nonetheless, yeah, I hope the person was lying.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:08 pm

Just heard from Northwestern Applied Maths - Rejected.

Good luck!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cjh » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:13 pm

bsbnj wrote:
cjh wrote:
MathKS wrote:Has anyone heard back from Colorado State University??

Not a thing, Im waiting too, although Im not holding my breath.



Spoke with Bryan Elder last Tuesday (2/26). He said that they had a lot of applicants and they are still in the decision making process. However, they should have all decisions made by the end of the week and that decisions should be going out mid-week this week.

As of this morning, I have heard nothing else.


Thanks for the update!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cooltrainer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:17 pm

allin1 wrote:Does anyone have any idea on how optimistic one should be about being accepted off the waitlist. I have been waitlisted in 4 universities so far and don't really know what could be my expectation out of them.

Also:

I filled up the 1374th slot in this thread :D :D :D :D


I have also been wondering the same thing, especially when the program is highly ranked and accepts only 5-6 applicants. Does anyone have any idea? Thank you so much in advance for your information.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:40 pm

To those waiting to hear from Cornell CAM, I have been e-mailed by a professor today inquiring whether I wish to be considered in the waiting list. I am more than relieved after getting rejected by Brown because I only have 1 PhD admit so far and I don't have much of a choice, really.

Was anyone e-mailed by a faculty member of Cornell CAM too?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby randomposter » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:42 pm

Based on gradcafe university of washington is starting to send out rejects and applications, although not that many. Has anyone here heard anything?

I sent an email to the grad_program email at Wisconsin-Madison about the status of my app. We'll see if I hear back...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby ajrasmus » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:20 am

randomposter wrote:Based on gradcafe university of washington is starting to send out rejects and applications, although not that many. Has anyone here heard anything?

I sent an email to the grad_program email at Wisconsin-Madison about the status of my app. We'll see if I hear back...


I didn't hear anything directly. But I did email the school today and they told me that they were still reviewing applications and that I would hear back very soon. They are so ridiculously slow...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby tvboomer » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:28 am

randomposter wrote:Based on gradcafe university of washington is starting to send out rejects and applications, although not that many. Has anyone here heard anything?


From what I've seen, it looks like they are taking care of International applicants first. Hopefully American results are out soon!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby is2718 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:31 am

randomposter wrote:Based on gradcafe university of washington is starting to send out rejects and applications, although not that many. Has anyone here heard anything?

I sent an email to the grad_program email at Wisconsin-Madison about the status of my app. We'll see if I hear back...


Hey, I got accepted to Washington earlier this week.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby randomposter » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:58 am

is2718 wrote:
randomposter wrote:Based on gradcafe university of washington is starting to send out rejects and applications, although not that many. Has anyone here heard anything?

I sent an email to the grad_program email at Wisconsin-Madison about the status of my app. We'll see if I hear back...


Hey, I got accepted to Washington earlier this week.


Congratulations. I noticed as did tvboomer that all the acceptances and rejects (on gradcafe) are international students, are you also international?


ajrasmus wrote:
randomposter wrote:Based on gradcafe university of washington is starting to send out rejects and applications, although not that many. Has anyone here heard anything?

I sent an email to the grad_program email at Wisconsin-Madison about the status of my app. We'll see if I hear back...


I didn't hear anything directly. But I did email the school today and they told me that they were still reviewing applications and that I would hear back very soon. They are so ridiculously slow...


If only we had applied to their applied math program, then we would have known a month ago.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IfhhoteCannot » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:49 am

A friend of mine got into Washington and is not international.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby is2718 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:08 am

@randomposter: I applied to Washington as a U.S. citizen, graduating from a university in the U.S. (that is, UCLA).

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby randomposter » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:27 am

Okay. Good to know it's just sampling bias on gradcafe.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby math_applicant » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:32 am

anyone else hasn't heard from Duke (pure math) yet ? they seem to have made their first round offers a couple of weeks ago but no rejections yet (GC). Last year (GC), they sent out their rejections late march and waitlists by early april and they made their offers even earlier than this year. anyone got any info about when they are going to release the rest of the decisions this year ?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:52 am

A lot of us are still waiting on Duke.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby math_applicant » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:01 pm

marco wrote:A lot of us are still waiting on Duke.


yeah, that sucks! but I believe you are waiting on the applied math track and that the released first wave was all for pure math (not sure though), so there might be some light at the end of the tunnel for you guys.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:05 pm

math_applicant wrote:
marco wrote:A lot of us are still waiting on Duke.


yeah, that sucks! but I believe you are waiting on the applied math track and that the released first wave was all for pure math (not sure though), so there might be some light at the end of the tunnel for you guys.


Let's see what happens, but I do still have some hope left :P . Good luck man!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby broken_symlink » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:44 pm

i am waiting for duke also, but pure math. i emailed them a few times, but they don't respond. i am also waiting for rice.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Manyfolds » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:23 pm

Does anyone have any opinions on graduate study at Wisconsin Madison? In terms of grad student life, etc... it is quite difficult to "feel out" their campus.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby quark » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:42 pm

Just got a rejection mail from Brandeis. Didn't expect to get in, but hurts nevertheless.




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