Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:43 pm

is2718 wrote:Hey guys, so I was consulting the holy scriptures and it seems very likely that today will be the day that many of us will be accepted to schools. There were numerous references to acceptance, such as...

Lo, have you not been accepted...?


Check your inbox. Yea verily, check it, for the time of acceptance is at hand.


It is more impossible for you to not be accepted today (Feb 6) than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.


And (he) let open the gates of acceptance, for whomsoever should believe in him (that is, acceptance) will be granted eternal life (i.e. acceptance)


There are many more, and you certainly consult the scriptures yourself if you want more examples. That being said, best of luck that you get accepted to your favorite school.


May I ask where can I check this out? Thanks :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dexter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:03 pm

I was looking at the TheGradCafe survey today: people who post fake admission decisions (and not just one, but many different notices to throw people off!) need to get a life.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby boxedexe » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:12 pm

dexter wrote:I was looking at the TheGradCafe survey today: people who post fake admission decisions (and not just one, but many different notices to throw people off!) need to get a life.


Can anyone confirm the posts about Harvard on thegradcafe? Is it true that all who are accepted or waitlisted have already been notified (and that they will not accept anyone else)? Thanks.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby frgf » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:17 pm

dexter wrote:I was looking at the TheGradCafe survey today: people who post fake admission decisions (and not just one, but many different notices to throw people off!) need to get a life.


I dunno, I think all the fake postings lately have finally motivated me to stop checking there.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dexter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:20 pm

boxedexe wrote:Can anyone confirm the posts about Harvard on thegradcafe? Is it true that all who are accepted or waitlisted have already been notified (and that they will not accept anyone else)? Thanks.


I was referring to the Michigan postings. The Harvard posts look somewhat genuine, though. You could always contact the graduate director to see where you stand, as they do appear to have made admission offers early on in the season.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby boxedexe » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:25 pm

dexter wrote:
boxedexe wrote:Can anyone confirm the posts about Harvard on thegradcafe? Is it true that all who are accepted or waitlisted have already been notified (and that they will not accept anyone else)? Thanks.


I was referring to the Michigan postings. The Harvard posts look somewhat genuine, though. You could always contact the graduate director to see where you stand, as they do appear to have made admission offers early on in the season.


That's strange. No one has posted Harvard acceptances on thegradcafe...only a few rejections. I'm still hopeful. :D Thanks, though.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cwm733 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:35 pm

Has anyone heard back from Stanford yet or know when we might? Or when their open house would be?
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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby tvboomer » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:38 pm

Thank goodness for whoever posted the fake Michigan postings on GradCafe... now I can't take that site seriously anymore! Maybe I will get some work done!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby math_applicant » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:03 pm

there are 3 consecutive rejections from wisconsin on GC which seems fishy , also there are no acceptances yet. Anyone heard anything from them ?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby DJ512 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:27 pm

math_applicant wrote:there are 3 consecutive rejections from wisconsin on GC which seems fishy , also there are no acceptances yet. Anyone heard anything from them ?


I can confirm that this is accurate as I was the first of those three to post. :cry:

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby x74zz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:39 pm

math_applicant wrote:there are 3 consecutive rejections from wisconsin on GC which seems fishy , also there are no acceptances yet. Anyone heard anything from them ?


I can also confirm. I wasn't one of the original three - just got mine about an hour ago, so it looks like they're rolling them out gradually.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby atomspatz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:08 pm

The UIUC post just now was mine... I haven't the foggiest what stage of admissions they're in, except that there seems to be some kind of shortlist.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby winterman62 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:15 pm

It looks like UT Austin is starting the waitlist/rejection email wave :O

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby apollo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:22 pm

How do we know that the Michigan submissions were fakes?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dexter » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:34 pm

The department confirmed that they haven't made any offers yet. I think it's best to sit tight and not worry over postings on TheGradCafe until we hear something here.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:48 pm

Has anyone on this forum heard from UT Austin?
Also I see that there has been son NYU admits by phone. Could these acceptances be deemed as premature given that they have not sent any emails or should I start worrying?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Manyfolds » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:57 pm

How is Wisconsin the only school to dish out rejections before admissions?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:16 pm

@ marco: just got waitlisted :(

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:20 pm

@ is2718: it seems you have to take a closer look at those scriptures ...
Today was the worst day for me ... wait lists and rejections ...
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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:28 pm

Nr wrote:@ marco: just got waitlisted :(


There is still hope for you...I have not gotten anything :( . Don't lose hope :P .
Good luck to everyone on this forum! I sincerely hope everyone one of us (including me) gets into their top choices :).

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby aherring » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:07 pm

Aside from the UT waitlist that appeared today, is there any evidence that they have begun this so called "batch of rejections/waitlists?"
I received a peculiar message from the financial aid department at Texas today. For the UCSD application, a complete FAFSA was requested-in my filing, I added all the schools I had applied to as "my schools" essentially allowing these schools to access my financial information, as UCSD instructed me to do. The message from Texas was basically "we received your FAFSA, but cannot process your financial aid as you have not yet been admitted to UT." Anybody else receive this same message? Any speculations as to the purpose of this email? Status still indicates that my application is "under review"...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby CoxZucker_Machine » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:24 pm

I can confirm that UT Austin is starting its wait-list wave. I got wait-listed via an E-mail this evening.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:56 pm

Yeah, I got wait listed too (I also posted on grad cafe). It seems as though their wait list is very long then.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby TheYoungin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:08 am

I emailed UW-Seattle today about PhD in Applied Math decisions. This is what I received back:

"Decisions have been made and we are in the process of notifying students. As there were roughly 300 applicants, this will take a few days.

Thanks for your patience!"

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:41 am

Yeah it seems UT Austin has the habit of wait listing lots of students ( I know they did this last year too).
So, I don't know exactly how the chances are for each person in the wait list (particularly as the coordinator said that we shouldn't ask about our chances)

By the way I am wait listed too (again)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby hygvbug » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:52 am

Anyone receive admission from UW-Madison ?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:54 am

TheYoungin wrote:I emailed UW-Seattle today about PhD in Applied Math decisions. This is what I received back:

"Decisions have been made and we are in the process of notifying students. As there were roughly 300 applicants, this will take a few days.

Thanks for your patience!"


Now I will have to check my email every few minutes :roll:

To those who got the further request email from Maryland, what were the questions? The last few years they have always sent four questions, but according to GC they sent only three this time.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby TheYoungin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:55 am

Gasquet wrote:
TheYoungin wrote:I emailed UW-Seattle today about PhD in Applied Math decisions. This is what I received back:

"Decisions have been made and we are in the process of notifying students. As there were roughly 300 applicants, this will take a few days.

Thanks for your patience!"


Now I will have to check my email every few minutes :roll:

To those who got the further request email from Maryland, what were the questions? The last few years they have always sent four questions, but according to GC they sent only three this time.


These were the questions:

1) In either a presentation of no more than 4 slides or an essay of no more than 400 words, tell us about who you are. Knowing that we have already reviewed your previously submitted materials, what else would you like us to know?

2) What is one interesting or fun fact about yourself that you would like to share with your future AMSC classmates? (25 words or less)

3) Tell us something you wish you had done better. (400 words or less )

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:57 am

I see a lot of people have been wait listed my UT Austin but has anyone been rejected?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:10 am

TheYoungin wrote:These were the questions:

1) In either a presentation of no more than 4 slides or an essay of no more than 400 words, tell us about who you are. Knowing that we have already reviewed your previously submitted materials, what else would you like us to know?

2) What is one interesting or fun fact about yourself that you would like to share with your future AMSC classmates? (25 words or less)

3) Tell us something you wish you had done better. (400 words or less )


Why does the adcom of a PhD program care about this? Well, at least they are better than the questions they sent last year, which just covered things one would have included in the personal statement.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby PNT » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:23 am

Ok confirmed Brown have not sent out offers but they have made their decisions.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby math_applicant » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:05 am

One of my letter writers got an email from UIUC saying I am on their shortlist with good chances and that they will be making their final decisions in a week or two, I hope this is a good sign :D no word from Austin, Wisconsin or Northwestern though!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby sandsilos » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:47 am

UT Austin waitlist here. Also, was contacted by Cornell applied math for more information so their decisions are probably nearing completion.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby math_applicant » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:56 am

sandsilos wrote:UT Austin waitlist here. Also, was contacted by Cornell applied math for more information so their decisions are probably nearing completion.


when did you get ur UT Austin waitlist email ?

Anyone knows if Austin is done sending out their waitlist emails ?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:35 am

UT Austin sent out wait list mail yesterday. Maybe they send more out today.
I would say if someone doesn't get any mail this week then there is almost no chance they will be among wait lists.
Because, quite a lot of students have been wait listed already

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:38 am

I have not received anything from UT Austin. That sucks.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:54 am

@ Marco:
I really believe we're all in the same boat.
I got wait listed by UT Austin last year too and you can see the result
So I personally don't think being wait-listed means anything.
They just wait-list so many students that it's not a real wait-list anymore in that sense ...
Anyway still I'm sad to hear that ...
I hope Maryland can compensate for that very soon ...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:56 am

sandsilos wrote:UT Austin waitlist here. Also, was contacted by Cornell applied math for more information so their decisions are probably nearing completion.


May I know what information Cornell requested from you? Wow I haven't heard from any school I've applied to except for CU Boulder Applied Math reminding all applicants to send Fall 2012 grades once it's available. Well, I did contact all the schools I've applied to and sent them my Fall 2012 grades voluntarily...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:58 am

@Nr Thanks man. I really hope Maryland accepts me in the end too. Luckily there are eight other schools I'm looking forward to hear from...the best of luck to you.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:59 am

And guys, I hope it's not too much but please do specify if you are referring to the pure math or applied math or statistics program. Thank you :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:14 pm

Are any of the UT Austin admits/waitlists for applied?

Anyone else not heard back from UW applied? Knowing that decisions have been made and not hearing back is killing me. It seems that all the posts on GC are either accepted or accepted to unfunded MS. Maybe those who still have to hear back are the ones rejected.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby sandsilos » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:18 pm

math_applicant wrote:
sandsilos wrote:UT Austin waitlist here. Also, was contacted by Cornell applied math for more information so their decisions are probably nearing completion.


when did you get ur UT Austin waitlist email ?

Anyone knows if Austin is done sending out their waitlist emails ?


Received the email yesterday late afternoon (Eastern time).


mindreader wrote:
sandsilos wrote:UT Austin waitlist here. Also, was contacted by Cornell applied math for more information so their decisions are probably nearing completion.


May I know what information Cornell requested from you? Wow I haven't heard from any school I've applied to except for CU Boulder Applied Math reminding all applicants to send Fall 2012 grades once it's available. Well, I did contact all the schools I've applied to and sent them my Fall 2012 grades voluntarily...


Cornell asked what I have been doing since graduation (I graduated in 2012), as I did not specify in the application.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dexter » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 pm

So, has there been any news today?
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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:29 pm

Gasquet wrote:Are any of the UT Austin admits/waitlists for applied?

Anyone else not heard back from UW applied? Knowing that decisions have been made and not hearing back is killing me. It seems that all the posts on GC are either accepted or accepted to unfunded MS. Maybe those who still have to hear back are the ones rejected.


As far as I have I know all the Texas wait lists have been all pure math.
So, if you are applied you can still hope :D

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:43 pm

Not as much movement today as there was yesterday it seems.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IfhhoteCannot » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:58 pm

Just an FYI I got a rejection from Northwestern (pure math), but I had to login to see it, and they didn't email me any notification. You might want to check to see if your "Decision Status" has been updated.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Austin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:38 pm

Has anyone heard from Rice? Two results popped up on gradcafe a day or two ago, but I didn't see any more than that. Those may have been preemptive/unofficial, but since Rice is a small school it's also possible that only two of their admits posted.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby colldood » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:58 pm

Doesn't UT Austin only have one department (applied is not separate)?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:15 pm

colldood wrote:Doesn't UT Austin only have one department (applied is not separate)?

What one professor has told me is that the department is technically unified. However, organizationally the applied math section is more autonomous than most unified departments. So how this affects application decision timelines...I do not know.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Rikimaru » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:31 pm

Yet another day, and no response from Northwestern. Anyone else in the same boat? It's driving me insane!




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