Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby jdesilva » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:34 pm

rmg512 wrote:
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...


What school is this you are talking about?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby virgo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:36 pm

jdesilva wrote:
rmg512 wrote:
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...


What school is this you are talking about?

Berkeley.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby jdesilva » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:53 pm

virgo wrote:Berkeley.


Ah :) I know someone there now who scored 30th percentile on the subject test. They are also a female minority that participated in the Berkeley Edge Conference, where she apparently convinced them she could do it. But I will say she is having a hard time passing the prelim (has taken it like 4 times I think).

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:07 pm

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.


You guys aren't alone there.

marco wrote: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?


From my consultations with the holy books, your chances are very good. Further the holy books inform me that the first wave of admits will be sent this week. Best of luck for that.

I don't get why they are still keeping the rest of us(who didn't receive the further questions) waiting. If they just don't plan on accepting any of us under any circumstances, why not just reject us?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby 1lovingsister » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:47 pm

Nothing like waking up to find an unofficial rejection waiting for you in your inbox in reply to a simple inquiry about transcripts. Ahhhh...this is the life. :P

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:15 pm

It looks like Wisconsin-Madison has sent out at least four rejections today. (According to GC.)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby m_s » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:21 pm

Has anyone gotten any news from Brown DAM (Applied) ? According to past years posts on GC it should have sent acceptances from about 2-4 of February.. There is no post on GC for this year, but this does not mean that there have been no acceptances so far.. :?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby longtm1989 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:26 pm

Yes, I got a rejection from UW. So far, no acceptance.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby MathKS » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:30 pm

Has anyone gotten any news from Florida State University or Colorado State University in Pure Math??

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:14 pm

m_s wrote:Has anyone gotten any news from Brown DAM (Applied) ? According to past years posts on GC it should have sent acceptances from about 2-4 of February.. There is no post on GC for this year, but this does not mean that there have been no acceptances so far.. :?


There have not been any reports of admits either here or on GC.
I too was expecting Brown DAM to reply in the first two weeks of Feb. Guess they are not following their usual dates this year.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:32 pm

I just got an email to check Brown's website for the applied program decision.

Rejected.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby wickerfurniture » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:34 pm

ditto. it took me like 5 times to remember my password. my biggest reach school anywho.

insert "DAM" joke

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:37 pm

I actually thought I would get in there... I am starting to doubt my statement of purpose, because my standard metrics (GPA/GRE/MGRE) are comparable (and many cases better) to those that have been admitted to multiple schools where I have been rejected. And I am an American too...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:40 pm

I asked Brown DAM and they said the decisions were only sent out this week.

P.S.
I got rejected as well. 900-97% MGRE. :P

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby nchar » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:43 pm

Rejected from Brown as well.. still waiting for the first offer...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:44 pm

Legendre wrote:I asked Brown DAM and they said the decisions were only sent out this week.

P.S.
I got rejected as well. 900-97% MGRE. :P

DAM

That's rough. With that score, I'm quite sure you will get into several top tier schools.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby coral » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:48 pm

broken_symlink wrote:
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.


Ah I see, in that case I won't be able to offer any new information. I heard from Davis last week, but from their applied program. Grad cafe has a few acceptances so if you haven't heard it might be worth it to email and ask. In any case, good luck with your apps!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Euler » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:07 pm

IIIII wrote:I just got an email to check Brown's website for the applied program decision.

Rejected.

Which website did you check?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Euler » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:15 pm

IIIII wrote:https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/ustat?school=browng

but there is no result for me....just login it directly?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby IIIII » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:17 pm

Log in. Click on your application for a more detailed view. Scroll down and look for a header "Decision". If it is there, you will link to a PDF file. If not, then maybe they have not yet decided your fate.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Euler » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:19 pm

IIIII wrote:Log in. Click on your application for a more detailed view. Scroll down and look for a header "Decision". If it is there, you will link to a PDF file. If not, then maybe they have not yet decided your fate.

Thank you very much

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby JonMLTR » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:19 pm

Legendre wrote:I asked Brown DAM and they said the decisions were only sent out this week.


Well you should have gotten in Brown.

But I believe you'll be receiving some equally good offers elsewhere.

Did you apply to other departments like OR?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby torelli » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:12 pm

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby tvboomer » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:28 pm

Received my first (unofficial) acceptance today, courtesy of CU Boulder, for Pure Mathematics. Feeling pretty good! Hopefully there are more to come!

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:32 pm

So if I'm not mistaken Courant usually gives out some admits without financial support beginning March. Is this so?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Rikimaru » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:52 pm

Got off the waitlist from Northwestern! I feel the harpoon that was once plunged into my heart has been removed, and filled with warm fuzzy feelings. If any of you have ever played a MOBA, and gotten a 5-man kill, or a beautiful first blood, this is how it feels like, but 10x.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:55 pm

Rikimaru wrote:Got off the waitlist from Northwestern! I feel the harpoon that was once plunged into my heart has been removed, and filled with warm fuzzy feelings. If any of you have ever played a MOBA, and gotten a 5-man kill, or a beautiful first blood, this is how it feels like, but 10x.



Grrrreeeaaattttttttt !!!
Congrats man :D

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:57 pm

Just got an email from professor Tom Kennedy from University of Arizona saying he was quite impressed with my application and that he would like to Skype with me tomorrow. Feeling quite happy but still nervous :P :shock: .

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:02 pm

marco wrote:Just got an email from professor Tom Kennedy from University of Arizona saying he was quite impressed with my application and that he would like to Skype with me tomorrow. Feeling quite happy but still nervous :P :shock: .


Just be calm and yourself.
They already like you right ? So you can't do bad.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby colldood » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:10 pm

Rikimaru wrote:Got off the waitlist from Northwestern! I feel the harpoon that was once plunged into my heart has been removed, and filled with warm fuzzy feelings. If any of you have ever played a MOBA, and gotten a 5-man kill, or a beautiful first blood, this is how it feels like, but 10x.


Holy shit, I could have been playing Quake all this time instead of doing math?

P.S. Did they say anything about the state of the waitlist, e.g. are they sending out more this week?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby marco » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:13 pm

Nr wrote:
marco wrote:Just got an email from professor Tom Kennedy from University of Arizona saying he was quite impressed with my application and that he would like to Skype with me tomorrow. Feeling quite happy but still nervous :P :shock: .


Just be calm and yourself.
They already like you right ? So you can't do bad.


Will do man! Just replied his email. I think we will Skype tomorrow night. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:15 pm

One acceptance from UIUC on gc.

Does this mean they finally start to make offers ?

I really hope so...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Legendre » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:23 pm

IIIII wrote:
Legendre wrote:I asked Brown DAM and they said the decisions were only sent out this week.

P.S.
I got rejected as well. 900-97% MGRE. :P

DAM

That's rough. With that score, I'm quite sure you will get into several top tier schools.


I don't think it counts for much. :(

Perhaps next year when I reapply again lol.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Rikimaru » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:25 pm

colldood wrote:
Rikimaru wrote:Got off the waitlist from Northwestern! I feel the harpoon that was once plunged into my heart has been removed, and filled with warm fuzzy feelings. If any of you have ever played a MOBA, and gotten a 5-man kill, or a beautiful first blood, this is how it feels like, but 10x.


Holy shit, I could have been playing Quake all this time instead of doing math?

P.S. Did they say anything about the state of the waitlist, e.g. are they sending out more this week?


Haha, certainly would have eased the soul. The e-mail I got was an informal offer, but I had asked earlier, and he said that they were supposed to have a meeting sometime this week where they would discuss next round of admission and by late Friday afternoon, they would have more stuff to say. Worst comes to worst, e-mailing is good.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby algebraicallyminded » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:26 pm

Rikimaru wrote:Got off the waitlist from Northwestern! I feel the harpoon that was once plunged into my heart has been removed, and filled with warm fuzzy feelings. If any of you have ever played a MOBA, and gotten a 5-man kill, or a beautiful first blood, this is how it feels like, but 10x.


You should do more so that they will say "we shouldn't have waitlisted you."
Congratulations. I am hoping that the same happen to me for Brown.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby atomspatz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:27 pm

Nr wrote:One acceptance from UIUC on gc.

Does this mean they finally start to make offers ?

I really hope so...


The admission was to the master's program, and the poster indicates that funding was not an object. So no, it means nothing.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dangxing » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:37 pm

Rikimaru wrote:Got off the waitlist from Northwestern! I feel the harpoon that was once plunged into my heart has been removed, and filled with warm fuzzy feelings. If any of you have ever played a MOBA, and gotten a 5-man kill, or a beautiful first blood, this is how it feels like, but 10x.


Big cong! Btw, did you apply to pure or applied math?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby 1lovingsister » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:46 pm

Nr wrote:One acceptance from UIUC on gc.

Does this mean they finally start to make offers ?

I really hope so...


I got my official acceptance (from both the math department and graduate college along with my initial funding package) from UIUC for their pure math Ph.D. program on January 29th and found out that I was nominated for a graduate fellowship on February 15th. I think they have been giving out initial acceptances for a couple of weeks already.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:58 pm

1lovingsister wrote:
Nr wrote:One acceptance from UIUC on gc.

Does this mean they finally start to make offers ?

I really hope so...


I got my official acceptance (from both the math department and graduate college along with my initial funding package) from UIUC for their pure math Ph.D. program on January 29th and found out that I was nominated for a graduate fellowship on February 15th. I think they have been giving out initial acceptances for a couple of weeks already.


Yeah I know you have been admitted ...
but no ...
look I don't why but UIUC has the habit of making some initial offers the first weeks of Feb (or in your case the end of Jan) but then make a big chunk of offers on the third week of Feb
I really don't know why they are doing it but they do this every year ...
Particular most international students seems to get their offers at that time.

By the way, 1lovingsister may I ask which field you stated as your field of interest when you applied to UIUC ?
Could you pm me if you don't want to write it here ?
Thanks

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby 1lovingsister » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:22 pm

Message sent! I feel quite illiterate compared to everyone else who seem to know all the stats from past years as far as when acceptances go out.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:27 pm

1lovingsister wrote:Message sent! I feel quite illiterate compared to everyone else who seem to know all the stats from past years as far as when acceptances go out.


Thank you a lot !!!

Don't think that. I'm a veteran from last year (obviously without the wanted success).
So, I'm speaking from personal experience (which you fortunately lack :D )

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby dactylonomist » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:01 pm

This may have been mentioned, but do you guys think there are any negative consequences to emailing a department/admissions to ask about your status? I suppose one could always do it under the veil of another inquiry, and hope that they tell you whether or not a decision has been rendered.

I'm really wanting to check about Rutgers, since they seem to wait until mid-late March to send rejections. I have spoken with a professor there about working on a specific research project, but it seems inappropriate/awkward to contact him directly.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby cjh » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:16 pm

There is a Brandeis waitlist on GC but no acceptances or rejections, anyone know what that is about?

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Nr » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:26 pm

cjh wrote:There is a Brandeis waitlist on GC but no acceptances or rejections, anyone know what that is about?


It's exactly like the Cornell wait list a few days ago.
So, weird ...

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby 1lovingsister » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:06 pm

dactylonomist wrote:This may have been mentioned, but do you guys think there are any negative consequences to emailing a department/admissions to ask about your status? I suppose one could always do it under the veil of another inquiry, and hope that they tell you whether or not a decision has been rendered.

I'm really wanting to check about Rutgers, since they seem to wait until mid-late March to send rejections. I have spoken with a professor there about working on a specific research project, but it seems inappropriate/awkward to contact him directly.


I would email Rutgers. Just email the graduate secretary if you don't feel comfortable asking the professor specifically. I emailed the graduate secretary about a request they had made on my application and she told me:

"Our Admissions Committee has finished their review of applications to our PhD program, and has begun to make their initial offers. I regret to inform you that we are unlikely to make you an offer. Your application does have multiple strong points. However, we have a large pool of over 350 applications, with many impressive applications, including yours, and with only a few openings this year, this forces us to turn down many strong applicants. We wish you the best in your future career."

I'm guessing you can probably find out where you stand if you shoot off a quick email.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby mindreader » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:28 pm

Hi guys, did anyone got waitlisted at Brown DAM? Is there even a waitlist?

I don't see any waitlisted status on the gradcafe. congrats to those who got in :)

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby Gasquet » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:39 am

Woke up to see that I am part of Brown DAMs blood bath. 4th reject. Future prospects looking bleak. I too am wondering whether I have made some terrible mistake in my personal statement.

Incidentally, the email arrived exactly 10 minutes after my last post here stating that Brown DAM is late in replying compared to previous years.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby broken_symlink » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:08 am

i decided to email uc davis, duke, and michigan state. hopefully i'll hear something in the morning.

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Re: Fall 2013 Application Sweat Thread

Postby wickerfurniture » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:59 am

Can you let us know if Duke has anything interesting to say




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