Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathFreaked » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:31 am

Gasquet wrote:Finally got that UCLA reject. I'm the poster on GC. What is with the UC schools tradition of emailing at 2:55am local time?


Perhaps they hate rejecting people so much that they've outsourced it to China/India? :P It does seem like a very strange time. Sorry to hear you didn't get in :(.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathFreaked » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:55 pm

Did someone on here post the most recent Northwestern ESAM admit on the grad cafe?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby broken_symlink » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:42 am

Still no decision from Michigan State.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby DizzyCow » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:38 pm

Gasquet wrote:Finally got that UCLA reject. I'm the poster on GC. What is with the UC schools tradition of emailing at 2:55am local time?

Anyone else has not heard anything from Stony Brook AMS till now? They don't even reply to emails.


I'd imagine they just put it into their computer system and they all get sent out in one big wave.

I haven't heard anything from Toronto since they told me I was under serious consideration a week or two ago. I still see the odd rejection popping up on thegradcafe, which I guess means there's still a chance. I imagine once everything gets sorted out with NSERC winners I'll get a concrete answer.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby sabq » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:54 pm

Finally received my rejection from Ohio State University's MMS program (the only program I applied to :!:). Well, I will apply again next year to more than one place and hopefully get an admission. I will add my profile a little later.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:10 pm

I have still not heard from four schools, today is April 8. Come on schools!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathFreaked » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:21 pm

marco wrote:I have still not heard from four schools, today is April 8. Come on schools!

It seems almost horrifying(? not sure if this is the best word choice) that many of us are going to be choosing our fates for the next 3-6 years within the next week. It just doesn't seem like enough time to give someone to make such a huge decision.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:42 pm

Yeah, it really is a bad situation to be living. I just hope it will all be over soon. Good luck guys!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby rmg512 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:30 pm

Who else here is still waiting for Purdue? I really hope I at least get a decision by Friday. If I get in, I want at least the weekend to decide between OSU and Purdue...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby qbranch » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:30 am

rmg512 wrote:Who else here is still waiting for Purdue? I really hope I at least get a decision by Friday. If I get in, I want at least the weekend to decide between OSU and Purdue...


I'll trade you, haha. I'm into Purdue and waiting on OSU.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dollar » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:37 am

qbranch wrote:
rmg512 wrote:Who else here is still waiting for Purdue? I really hope I at least get a decision by Friday. If I get in, I want at least the weekend to decide between OSU and Purdue...


I'll trade you, haha. I'm into Purdue and waiting on OSU.



It would be great if the CGS were to adopt some sort of stable matching algorithm instead of the mess we have now (where it seems that 90% of the decisions are made on april 15). Would probably require applicants to rank their preferences before submitting application.

Imagine a fully centralized, transparent process where you could view your ranking at each school in real-time.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby waiting512 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:31 am

Look at OSU's website. Mine finally rejected me. They are the worst on the customer service front.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathFreaked » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:42 am

dollar wrote:Imagine a fully centralized, transparent process where you could view your ranking at each school in real-time.


I wish this were possible! I feel like you might have a hard time convincing a lot of universities to agree to something like this though, and I'm sure it would also have its own host of issues.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby waiting512 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:09 am

Anyone else waiting on Indiana?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby qbranch » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:51 pm

dollar wrote:It would be great if the CGS were to adopt some sort of stable matching algorithm instead of the mess we have now (where it seems that 90% of the decisions are made on april 15). Would probably require applicants to rank their preferences before submitting application.

Imagine a fully centralized, transparent process where you could view your ranking at each school in real-time.


I've been telling anyone who will listen that I wish they did it like they do residencies in the medical field.

waiting512 wrote:Anyone else waiting on Indiana?


I am.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathFreaked » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:09 pm

qbranch wrote:I've been telling anyone who will listen that I wish they did it like they do residencies in the medical field.

I'm unfamiliar with this process and too lazy to google it at the present moment. Care to summarize?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby qbranch » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:48 pm

MathFreaked wrote:
qbranch wrote:I've been telling anyone who will listen that I wish they did it like they do residencies in the medical field.

I'm unfamiliar with this process and too lazy to google it at the present moment. Care to summarize?


The way I understand it, you do some sort of application process (I think it involves interview. at a bunch of different hospitals), but then each hospital ranks their choices for residents and each applicant ranks their choices for hospitals and they all go into a big pool and they perform a matching algorithm and assign everyone a hospital, and that's just where you go.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:05 pm

Still to hear from 5 schools. Feels like the remaining schools are toying with me :(
New rejects up on GC for NYU and UIC, and I still haven't heard from any of them.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:23 am

Gasquet wrote:Still to hear from 5 schools. Feels like the remaining schools are toying with me :(
New rejects up on GC for NYU and UIC, and I still haven't heard from any of them.


Yeah, I hope this is over soon.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:12 am

Applied to 10 USA schools and only got into one. This is brutal! Anyone else has this experience? Funny thing is that the one I got wasn't one of my safeties.

97% GRE Math by the way. So much for that. :lol:

Technically haven't heard back from 2 but this late in the game its probably not going to work out.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby someone_else » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:20 am

Did anyone else get rejected twice by Cornell? I got the first e-mail from them on 2/20 like most people, but they sent me another copy of the exact same rejection e-mail this morning. I did not contact them after the first rejection or anything. I guess they really disliked my application :roll: .

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby korean » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:56 am

@Someone_else I saw another similar case in GC,(maybe they rejected twice just to be sure)
unless it was you who posted it.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:59 am

Anybody else still waiting on Stony Brook AMS or have heard anything from them through an email exchange or phone call?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby someone_else » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:00 pm

korean wrote:@Someone_else I saw another similar case in GC,(maybe they rejected twice just to be sure)
unless it was you who posted it.


The GC post wasn't me. It definitely seems like a weird way to handle rejections.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby kuz » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:06 pm

Legendre wrote:Applied to 10 USA schools and only got into one. This is brutal! Anyone else has this experience? Funny thing is that the one I got wasn't one of my safeties.

97% GRE Math by the way. So much for that. :lol:

Technically haven't heard back from 2 but this late in the game its probably not going to work out.

Was there something seriously wrong with your statement of purpose or letters of recommendation? Because otherwise that's crazy...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIes » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:40 pm

Legendre wrote:Applied to 10 USA schools and only got into one. This is brutal! Anyone else has this experience? Funny thing is that the one I got wasn't one of my safeties.

97% GRE Math by the way. So much for that. :lol:

Technically haven't heard back from 2 but this late in the game its probably not going to work out.


Depending from where you are, there could be quotas per country. I would think students from countries with big student populations such as China and India face stronger competition than others.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby BYA » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:44 pm

The time has come! Let's dedicate the following post for Ramanujan's 125th birthday, shall we? :wink:

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby BYA » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:45 pm

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:51 pm

@BYA: You made it. :P
Part of me wanted to post so that you couldn't get it :twisted:

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby BYA » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:04 pm

Gasquet wrote:@BYA: You made it. :P
Part of me wanted to post so that you couldn't get it :twisted:


I knew it would be risky to wait for the exact post. So I used its preceding one too. :) Thanks for letting me do it. That's spirit!

(FYI, even if you did that, I only needed to post on the next few instances. Then I would delete my old posts in this thread to drag my post up to 1729 8) )

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:17 pm

IIes wrote:Depending from where you are, there could be quotas per country. I would think students from countries with big student populations such as China and India face stronger competition than others.


I am not from China and India, but I am from an Asian country. I think even at private schools like the Ivy League, they take in way more Americans than internationals.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dangxing » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Legendre wrote:
IIes wrote:Depending from where you are, there could be quotas per country. I would think students from countries with big student populations such as China and India face stronger competition than others.


I am not from China and India, but I am from an Asian country. I think even at private schools like the Ivy League, they take in way more Americans than internationals.



Hang in there Man. I believe you will have good future no matter where you go to the graduate school

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:21 pm

kuz wrote:Was there something seriously wrong with your statement of purpose or letters of recommendation? Because otherwise that's crazy...


I spoke to the director of grad admissions at one of the Ivy League department on visit day. He said my profile might not be that hot with math departments because I did "very applied" stuff like Computer Science and Engineering etc (my undergrad and masters were in applied areas instead of just math) instead of having a traditional American math major background.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:22 pm

dangxing wrote:Hang in there Man. I believe you will have good future no matter where you go to the graduate school


Thanks man. But I already accepted an offer from Ivy League school. :D

That was the only one I got. I actually got rejected from all my lower ranked "safety" schools. :lol:

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathFreaked » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:10 pm

someone_else wrote:Did anyone else get rejected twice by Cornell? I got the first e-mail from them on 2/20 like most people, but they sent me another copy of the exact same rejection e-mail this morning. I did not contact them after the first rejection or anything. I guess they really disliked my application :roll: .


I did, but I received both emails on the same day, a few minutes apart.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby kuz » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:45 pm

Legendre wrote:
kuz wrote:Was there something seriously wrong with your statement of purpose or letters of recommendation? Because otherwise that's crazy...


I spoke to the director of grad admissions at one of the Ivy League department on visit day. He said my profile might not be that hot with math departments because I did "very applied" stuff like Computer Science and Engineering etc (my undergrad and masters were in applied areas instead of just math) instead of having a traditional American math major background.

That sounds very likely. At the Ivies, most people have a ton of pure maths experience.

I don't think the international bit is so relevant; 6 out of the 10 in my year at Princeton are international, and more than half of the people offered this year were international students.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:28 am

kuz wrote:That sounds very likely. At the Ivies, most people have a ton of pure maths experience.

I don't think the international bit is so relevant; 6 out of the 10 in my year at Princeton are international, and more than half of the people offered this year were international students.


Aye. I think the biggest strike against me is the relative lack of pure maths experience compared to other applicants. This is true even for applied mathematics programs (the pure math does help a lot in applied math research).

Maybe I am just unlucky that the schools I applied to take in almost all Americans this year. E.g. I heard Duke invited 16 Americans to their open house, and Dartmouth had just 1 international student.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby rmg512 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Finally got that Purdue reject. Thanks for the moral support, guys.

I've officially accepted OSU's offer.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby qbranch » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:02 pm

When is everyone going to give up on waiting for that last school and submit their response form?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby DiscreteGuy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:46 pm

qbranch wrote:When is everyone going to give up on waiting for that last school and submit their response form?


I'm just about at that point. The longer it takes, the more appreciative I am of my acceptances for giving me the benefit of the doubt early on. Maybe I'll wait one more day or so, but not much longer.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby qbranch » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:02 pm

DiscreteGuy wrote:
qbranch wrote:When is everyone going to give up on waiting for that last school and submit their response form?


I'm just about at that point. The longer it takes, the more appreciative I am of my acceptances for giving me the benefit of the doubt early on. Maybe I'll wait one more day or so, but not much longer.


That's where I am too. I know it's not binding until the 15th, but I don't want to switch my decision. The "buddy" that one of my schools paired me with said he got offered at another school on the 13th and his friend got an offer on the 15th. I doubt that I am that high on the waiting list though.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:47 am

Finally rejected by Maryland AMSC. They sure took their time. Two whole months since the additional questions went out. Had not even received the additional questions, yet they insisted that my application was still under review a week ago. :roll:

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby math_applicant » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:11 am

Gasquet wrote:Finally rejected by Maryland AMSC. They sure took their time. Two whole months since the additional questions went out. Had not even received the additional questions, yet they insisted that my application was still under review a week ago. :roll:

Sorry to hear that. Man, that sucks! Have you had any luck with the other schools you are waiting on ? Hope you get good news soon!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:20 am

Also got rejected by Maryland-AMSC.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby JacobiField » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:35 am

marco wrote:Also got rejected by Maryland-AMSC.

Me as well. Goes to show if you get the additional question does not mean you are going to be accepted.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cooltrainer » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:44 pm

marco wrote:Also got rejected by Maryland-AMSC.


How did you guys hear from them? (I have not got anything??!!)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:14 pm

cooltrainer wrote:
marco wrote:Also got rejected by Maryland-AMSC.


How did you guys hear from them? (I have not got anything??!!)


Email saying that decision has been updated on the ASF

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cooltrainer » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:19 pm

Gasquet wrote:
cooltrainer wrote:
marco wrote:Also got rejected by Maryland-AMSC.


How did you guys hear from them? (I have not got anything??!!)


Email saying that decision has been updated on the ASF


My status has not been updated yet >""<

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby korean » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:30 pm

another silent day




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