Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:38 pm

generic_username wrote:@virgo

Hopefully. I'm not sure if I'm able to make it to their open house yet.

Is it because of the low reimbursement?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby generic_username » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:40 pm

virgo wrote:
generic_username wrote:@virgo

Hopefully. I'm not sure if I'm able to make it to their open house yet.

Is it because of the low reimbursement?


No, I haven't heard anything about reimbursement. I need to check with professors because Mar 8 is last day before my spring break so seems like a possible midterm day.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby korean » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:36 pm

Does anyone have a good guess when Cornell people are going to send out decisions?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:53 pm

What an awfully silent day ...
Hate it ...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby DJ512 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:03 pm

To those who have sent emails to inquire about the status of their applications, how did you word your emails? I'd like to email some of the programs I've applied to, but I'm not really sure what to say... I just want to know "Am I in, or not?"

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby winterman62 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:15 pm

An Indiana admit on grad cafe...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:17 pm

winterman62 wrote:An Indiana admit on grad cafe...

it's for the masters though...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:24 pm

Apparently someone has been wait listed from Cornell.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:28 pm

virgo wrote:Apparently someone has been wait listed from Cornell.


That's really weird
there haven't been acceptations. How can there be wait lists ?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:32 pm

Nr wrote:
virgo wrote:Apparently someone has been wait listed from Cornell.


That's really weird
there haven't been acceptations. How can there be wait lists ?

Maybe it's fake or maybe they just sent out offers and people haven't gotten to posting them yet?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:34 pm

virgo wrote:
Nr wrote:
virgo wrote:Apparently someone has been wait listed from Cornell.


That's really weird
there haven't been acceptations. How can there be wait lists ?

Maybe it's fake or maybe they just sent out offers and people haven't gotten to posting them yet?


I haven't heard from Cornell either.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Nr wrote:
virgo wrote:Apparently someone has been wait listed from Cornell.


That's really weird
there haven't been acceptations. How can there be wait lists ?


My best guess is that they have made preliminary decisions, but are waiting for things to clear the graduate school before they formally send offers. Waitlists need not clear the graduate school. Or maybe the Grad Cafe user emailed specifically, after they had made decisions, but before they had sent them and got a quick response.

Of course course these are just guesses...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Legendre wrote:
virgo wrote:
I haven't heard from Cornell either.

Did you apply for pure?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:44 pm

Cornell seems to be doing something really bizarre. I don't think they need to clear things with the graduate school before they send unofficial email offers. I didn't even get funding details from Wisconsin. Also, I wonder why they're not sending out rejections.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby torelli » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:48 pm

I also applied to Cornell Pure Math and sent an email to the chair last week, but have not heard back from him.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:51 pm

There is also a chance that the wait list is fake.
So, maybe we should wait for more results to be sure that Cornell has made any move at all

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:53 pm

Nr wrote:There is also a chance that the wait list is fake.
So, maybe we should wait for more results to be sure that Cornell has made any move at all

I thought that too. There's something about the way that it was worded that seems fishy to me.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby DiscreteGuy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:43 pm

Nice to meet all of you guys. I decided to finally create an account so that I could come here to share in the experience/vent/join in the fun! I've applied to 12 pure math programs, and I haven't heard back from a single one yet! Gah!

I also haven't heard back from Cornell yet. After seeing this thread and gradcafe, I'd bet that very few offers have been sent.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathKS » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:05 pm

DiscreteGuy wrote:Nice to meet all of you guys. I decided to finally create an account so that I could come here to share in the experience/vent/join in the fun! I've applied to 12 pure math programs, and I haven't heard back from a single one yet! Gah!

I also haven't heard back from Cornell yet. After seeing this thread and gradcafe, I'd bet that very few offers have been sent.


Have you applied to Florida State University???

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby algebraicallyminded » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:39 pm

On Gradcafe, there's an applicant who revealed rejection from Brown. To the applicant: did you ask Prof Holmer about your status on "15-ppl waitlist"? If so, did Brown finish sending their admissions? I just don't feel like asking them over and over at this moment, so I post this here. Hope you (the applicant or others) don't mind.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:01 pm

All in all today has been pretty slow.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby arxndo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:39 pm

Nr wrote:There is also a chance that the wait list is fake.
So, maybe we should wait for more results to be sure that Cornell has made any move at all



I was notified this morning via email of my admission to Cornell for applied math. I doubt that the waitlist result is fake.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:55 pm

arxndo wrote:
Nr wrote:There is also a chance that the wait list is fake.
So, maybe we should wait for more results to be sure that Cornell has made any move at all



I was notified this morning via email of my admission to Cornell for applied math. I doubt that the waitlist result is fake.

We're talking about pure math though.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:57 pm

DiscreteGuy wrote:Nice to meet all of you guys. I decided to finally create an account so that I could come here to share in the experience/vent/join in the fun! I've applied to 12 pure math programs, and I haven't heard back from a single one yet! Gah!

I also haven't heard back from Cornell yet. After seeing this thread and gradcafe, I'd bet that very few offers have been sent.

Welcome!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dangxing » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:09 pm

atomspatz wrote:Just got an acceptance from Duke, following an email saying my decision status had been updated. I have no idea what their timeline is.



Big Cong! Did apply for applied math or pure math?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby atomspatz » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:37 pm

dangxing wrote:
atomspatz wrote:Just got an acceptance from Duke, following an email saying my decision status had been updated. I have no idea what their timeline is.



Big Cong! Did apply for applied math or pure math?


Thanks! I applied for pure.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:55 pm

Heard back from CU Boulder Applied Math today. I applied for their MS program because I thought that it would be a great back up plan and that they were generous with MS funding. Was admitted without financial support though but it doesnt matter as I have a PhD admit under my belt. whew! I think it was wrong of me to apply to MS programs. All in all, 4 PhDs, 5 MS but 2 of the 5 MS programs have scholarships/financial support. One of them is EPFL in Switzerland the other is McGill. I heard that in Canada, MS programs are funded as they are needed for PhD admissions...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dangxing » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:51 pm

Any one heard about the applied math from USC? So nervous

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dangxing » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 pm

It seems like GATECH is sending offer. Any one gets results?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby transfinite » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:29 pm

Some news about UIC: there is one admit on GC. The only decisions they made is for four people that were nominated for a university fellowship (the GC poster seems to be one of them). They have not made any other decisions but they should complete application review in the next few days.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:33 pm

I hope is a little bit more exciting ...
And we have more results and announcements ...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby GodlessQuadless » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:47 pm

Someone is/was trolling GC's results...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:50 pm

GodlessQuadless wrote:Someone is/was trolling GC's results...


Yeah, ...
that's really tasteless.
For all those waiting.
Why are they doing this ?
That's just sad

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby broken_symlink » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:56 pm

I haven't heard anything from any of my schools. My top choice is UC Davis, followed by Duke, both of which already have some acceptances on the grad cafe, which is worrying.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby coral » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:59 pm

broken_symlink wrote:I haven't heard anything from any of my schools. My top choice is UC Davis, followed by Duke, both of which already have some acceptances on the grad cafe, which is worrying.


Are you applying to pure math or applied math?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:45 am

arxndo wrote:I was notified this morning via email of my admission to Cornell for applied math. I doubt that the waitlist result is fake.


Cornell CAM? I thought they were done sending out admits.

transfinite wrote:Some news about UIC: there is one admit on GC. The only decisions they made is for four people that were nominated for a university fellowship (the GC poster seems to be one of them). They have not made any other decisions but they should complete application review in the next few days.


Where did you get this information from?

Is the user who posted the UIC admit on GC on this forum?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:54 am

Gasquet wrote:
arxndo wrote:I was notified this morning via email of my admission to Cornell for applied math. I doubt that the waitlist result is fake.


Cornell CAM? I thought they were done sending out admits.

=> It's not a surprise that arxndo was admitted given that he's from an Ivy. congrats! :)

I wonder when I'll hear from Cornell CAM...

Perhaps someone rejected an earlier offer that's why arxndo got an admit?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:07 am

mindreader wrote:=> It's not a surprise that arxndo was admitted given that he's from an Ivy. congrats! :)

I wonder when I'll hear from Cornell CAM...

Perhaps someone rejected an earlier offer that's why arxndo got an admit?


In his profile, (s)he says that (s)he has applied for Applied math/Operations Research, so it may not be CAM.

@arxndo: If you do not plan to go to Cornell(since you have already got in NYU CAOS), please inform them as early as possible.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby rmg512 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:36 am

Was told that they use the 80% to discourage mass influx of applicants, and they do not use it as a filter at all. I am living proof, but I also have great recs.

- some guy on Grad Cafe that says he scored a 630 on the Subject Test and was supposedly admitted by phone. :lol:

For some reason, that just seems really unlikely to me...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby transfinite » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:57 am

Gasquet wrote:
transfinite wrote:Some news about UIC: there is one admit on GC. The only decisions they made is for four people that were nominated for a university fellowship (the GC poster seems to be one of them). They have not made any other decisions but they should complete application review in the next few days.


Where did you get this information from?

Is the user who posted the UIC admit on GC on this forum?


I e-mailed the grad director at UIC after I saw that post on GC.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby selcuk2459 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:35 am

transfinite wrote:
Gasquet wrote:
transfinite wrote:Some news about UIC: there is one admit on GC. The only decisions they made is for four people that were nominated for a university fellowship (the GC poster seems to be one of them). They have not made any other decisions but they should complete application review in the next few days.


Where did you get this information from?

Is the user who posted the UIC admit on GC on this forum?


I e-mailed the grad director at UIC after I saw that post on GC.


Could you please inform us if you get an answer from uic, if it is not private of course?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:58 am

Gasquet wrote:
mindreader wrote:=> It's not a surprise that arxndo was admitted given that he's from an Ivy. congrats! :)

I wonder when I'll hear from Cornell CAM...

Perhaps someone rejected an earlier offer that's why arxndo got an admit?


In his profile, (s)he says that (s)he has applied for Applied math/Operations Research, so it may not be CAM.

@arxndo: If you do not plan to go to Cornell(since you have already got in NYU CAOS), please inform them as early as possible.


my dear friend, i guess it's not nice to pressure arxndo to make his decision regarding cornell ASAP. it's a nice gesture of him to do so but it's unfair to impose it on him. i understand the agony of waiting to hear from Cornell CAM as I am in the same boat as you but arxndo can choose to wait till the deadline if he wants. :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:27 am

mindreader wrote:
Gasquet wrote:@arxndo: If you do not plan to go to Cornell(since you have already got in NYU CAOS), please inform them as early as possible.


my dear friend, i guess it's not nice to pressure arxndo to make his decision regarding cornell ASAP. it's a nice gesture of him to do so but it's unfair to impose it on him. i understand the agony of waiting to hear from Cornell CAM as I am in the same boat as you but arxndo can choose to wait till the deadline if he wants. :)


I didn't mean to pressure him into making a decision. I guess I didn't word it very well. What I meant was if he wanted to go to NYU, it would be nice if he informed Cornell that he doesn't intend to go there. A similar hypothetical, had I gotten into Princeton PACM, I would probably have withdrawn my other applications.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:53 am

DiscreteGuy wrote:I've applied to 12 pure math programs, and I haven't heard back from a single one yet! Gah!


I applied to 10 applied math programs and only got a rejection from UW (seattle).

This does not bode well. I have a feeling they send out all the acceptance first and then the rejections much later. I applied last year and my experience is that interviews/acceptance were sent to me very early, while the schools I didn't heard from until late usually ends in rejection.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:33 am

Legendre wrote:
DiscreteGuy wrote:I've applied to 12 pure math programs, and I haven't heard back from a single one yet! Gah!


I applied to 10 applied math programs and only got a rejection from UW (seattle).

This does not bode well. I have a feeling they send out all the acceptance first and then the rejections much later. I applied last year and my experience is that interviews/acceptance were sent to me very early, while the schools I didn't heard from until late usually ends in rejection.


what about wait lists?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Rikimaru » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:25 am

From Northwestern:

We're having a meeting later this week for our next round of admissions.
We'll have more news by late Friday afternoon, if not before,


So if you're not going, please please please inform them so that us in the waitlist can have our hope in the world renewed. : )

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:45 am

I'm thinking that maybe Cornell is sending offers by snail mail.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:47 am

I was wondering what were the odds to getting into the AMSC program if one got the mail for further information?
What do you guys think?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby broken_symlink » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:31 pm

coral wrote:
broken_symlink wrote:I haven't heard anything from any of my schools. My top choice is UC Davis, followed by Duke, both of which already have some acceptances on the grad cafe, which is worrying.


Are you applying to pure math or applied math?


I'm applying for pure math. My background is a little weird. I finished my BA in math with a minor in physics in 3 years and decided to do a BS in computer engineering since it would take 2 more years. I'm interested in some of the algorithmic and computational aspects of low-dimensional topology and knot theory. There seem to be people studying those kinds of things at UC Davis, Duke, and also UPenn, which I applied to too.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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