Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby alextang36 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:43 pm

spablo wrote:I'm already starting to prepare for the next admission cycle. If I don't get an acceptance by next month I may sign up for the April GRE :oops:


I am with you! But I am graduating soon. My home school doesn't offer any grad courses so I cannot stay. Sad... Are you going to stay in college one more year?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby spablo » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:51 pm

alextang36 wrote:
spablo wrote:I'm already starting to prepare for the next admission cycle. If I don't get an acceptance by next month I may sign up for the April GRE :oops:


I am with you! But I am graduating soon. My home school doesn't offer any grad courses so I cannot stay. Sad... Are you going to stay in college one more year?


That is unfortunate. It sucks that many schools may not even consider you nowadays if you don't take graduate courses—it really puts a barrier for students at liberal arts colleges.

I am already in my 5th year (I joined math major my 3rd year... didn't even (re)take Calc 2 until end of my second year). So I will graduate in May, but if I wanted to take more classes to add to my degree I could... My main concern is that I am already in so much debt from undergrad. I emailed my advisor for advice on a potential "gap" year. I really don't wanna give up yet :(

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby ghostfish » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:59 pm

Don't give up hope! It's always smart to have a back-up plan, but you can't count yourself out until you hear from every school.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby bluesandsquareroots » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:33 pm

Keep the faith y'all. I got nothing so far. Once I get 9 more rejects you'll find me in the library with a practice math gre. Till then, you and I got much better things to do.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathstudent123 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:04 am

not_an_engineer wrote:Has anyone heard anything from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)? Anxiously awaiting, and I'm surprised they haven't sent anything yet since they have a December deadline...


I just got accepted today via email. My first acceptance so I'm very excited, good luck to all :D

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathdumb » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:07 am

spablo wrote:
alextang36 wrote:
spablo wrote:I'm already starting to prepare for the next admission cycle. If I don't get an acceptance by next month I may sign up for the April GRE :oops:


I am with you! But I am graduating soon. My home school doesn't offer any grad courses so I cannot stay. Sad... Are you going to stay in college one more year?


That is unfortunate. It sucks that many schools may not even consider you nowadays if you don't take graduate courses—it really puts a barrier for students at liberal arts colleges.

I am already in my 5th year (I joined math major my 3rd year... didn't even (re)take Calc 2 until end of my second year). So I will graduate in May, but if I wanted to take more classes to add to my degree I could... My main concern is that I am already in so much debt from undergrad. I emailed my advisor for advice on a potential "gap" year. I really don't wanna give up yet :(

I think it is possibly there is a huge gap between undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Is it possible to ask your school offering courses at graduate level?
Also, there are still two months to go, there will be offers raining later.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby Voided » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:35 pm

Blah. 5 rejections out of 5 decisions so far. TBH I expected as much, but this the waiting is making it hard to focus on writing my thesis.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby alextang36 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Just got my first acceptance with full funding from Kansas State. Such a relief... Good luck everyone!

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby topologyandtacos » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:51 pm

2 rejections out of 2 decisions so far...I know I have 8 schools whose decisions are still out, but my confidence is starting to waver. Some kind of good news would be nice...

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby Foobanana » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:00 am

topologyandtacos wrote:2 rejections out of 2 decisions so far...I know I have 8 schools whose decisions are still out, but my confidence is starting to waver. Some kind of good news would be nice...


I've personally still got 10 more schools to go as well; I think that it's gonna get crazy once March rolls around, just you wait! :)

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathdumb » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:11 pm

It is quiet this week. I suppose most of the schools released first round already?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby topologyandtacos » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:27 pm

Foobanana wrote:
topologyandtacos wrote:2 rejections out of 2 decisions so far...I know I have 8 schools whose decisions are still out, but my confidence is starting to waver. Some kind of good news would be nice...


I've personally still got 10 more schools to go as well; I think that it's gonna get crazy once March rolls around, just you wait! :)


I hope you're right! I'm just too excited to find out where I'll be spending the next 5ish years of my life. It's huge!

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby Foobanana » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:04 pm

topologyandtacos wrote:
Foobanana wrote:
topologyandtacos wrote:2 rejections out of 2 decisions so far...I know I have 8 schools whose decisions are still out, but my confidence is starting to waver. Some kind of good news would be nice...


I've personally still got 10 more schools to go as well; I think that it's gonna get crazy once March rolls around, just you wait! :)


I hope you're right! I'm just too excited to find out where I'll be spending the next 5ish years of my life. It's huge!


I definitely get that!! :D I just hope that you don't worry yourself into an existential crisis! :)

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby hopeful2060 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:38 am

Today I got two decisions. Rejection from Harvard's SEAS and then acceptance from Colorado, Boulder for pure math.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathnotherdrugs » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:57 pm

Has anyone heard anything back from the University of Iowa so far?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby alextang36 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:00 am

mathnotherdrugs wrote:Has anyone heard anything back from the University of Iowa so far?


I heard back from Iowa today via email. So it looks like they start sending out offers this and next week.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathnotherdrugs » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:23 am

alextang36 wrote:
mathnotherdrugs wrote:Has anyone heard anything back from the University of Iowa so far?


I heard back from Iowa today via email. So it looks like they start sending out offers this and next week.


Thanks! And congrats!! :D

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby Voided » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:24 am

Waitlisted at UVA ^_^
Feeling better, but still sweating :?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathdumb » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:43 am

Voided wrote:Waitlisted at UVA ^_^
Feeling better, but still sweating :?

waiting is still better than rejection, in some sense

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby zl0001 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:03 pm

I just got waitlisted by UVA as well. Anybody knows the general possibility of getting off the waitlist or the number of people a school usually puts on its list? From the posts on gradcafe in the past, I'm terribly afraid that I will eventually receive a rejection in Apr...

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby chargee » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:22 am

At this point, why don't they just sit down and send out rejections to the profiles they skipped over or those that didn't make the "cut off." I know they just wait to reject too. Or send us a waitlist notification already! so frustrating :evil:

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby armadilloyellow » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:10 pm

Does anyone have information on the Columbia open house on March 22/23? When should we arrive by? Will we be housed? Will they reimburse our travel expenses?

I was waitlisted and invited to the open house, but I haven't been contacted in almost 3 weeks since then. I'm not sure how I should proceed, if I should go ahead and purchase the tickets. However, I'm from California, so it will take me about 6 hours to get there, so I was also wondering if I should come on the 21st instead.

Thank you!

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby k99731 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:45 am

Emailed all the school to ask about my status, received lots of wait-lists... Most of them mentioned my positions are low... :(

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathdumb » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:52 am

k99731 wrote:Emailed all the school to ask about my status, received lots of wait-lists... Most of them mentioned my positions are low... :(

at least you have a decent offer :)

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby LaTex » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:02 am

I'm not posting stats until after 4/15, but in case this info helps anyone, schools I've heard back from so far:

Accepted to Michigan State and UVA (will likely visit both on visit days later in March)
Rejected from UIUC yesterday (3/1)
Got wait listed at Ohio State yesterday (3/1) - they sent out a literal wait list with about 60 names on it in order that told you exactly where you are
Have not heard back from Purdue, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Texas (assuming rejected from all, maybe a wait list in there)

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby hihi2712 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:43 am

Sorry I have some dumb questions. How do you know that you are in the wait-list of any university?
Will they send you an email to tell you that you are ranked in the list, or you have to figure this out by sending the Grad office an email?
Will contacting them hurt my chance? (I'm an international student)
Thank you. :mrgreen:

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby studsmckenzie » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:58 am

hihi2712 wrote:Sorry I have some dumb questions. How do you know that you are in the wait-list of any university?
Will they send you an email to tell you that you are ranked in the list, or you have to figure this out by sending the Grad office an email?
Will contacting them hurt my chance? (I'm an international student)
Thank you. :mrgreen:


Sometimes they may email you on their own (this happened to me with Indiana University, for example). Sometimes you have to ask them via email, and then they will tell you (this happened to me with UC Davis, for example). They don't always tell you where you are ranked on the list, as none of the schools that have wait-listed me so far have mentioned a rank at all. In fact, my contact at UC Davis told me they don't even rank their wait-list.

Contacting them won't hurt your chances at all. Just be polite. :D

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby AR » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:32 am

I'm still waiting for a reply from UGA. If somebody knows any news regarding their admission decisions please share it with us :D

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby rpd » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:15 am

I didn't hear back from Penn, Rutgers, UIUC, Minnesota, Michigan, Stony Brook... Does it mean that I'm rejected from all of these?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby hopeful2060 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:11 am

Both the posters above:

I haven't heard from UGA either.. they did their visitation weekend in Feb...

Penn state, UPenn haven't said a word.. although i have a feeling that is tacit rejection

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathdumb » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:24 am

hopeful2060 wrote:Both the posters above:

I haven't heard from UGA either.. they did their visitation weekend in Feb...

Penn state, UPenn haven't said a word.. although i have a feeling that is tacit rejection

Do you know if penn state sent out rejections?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby k99731 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:56 am

rpd wrote:I didn't hear back from Penn, Rutgers, UIUC, Minnesota, Michigan, Stony Brook... Does it mean that I'm rejected from all of these?

For Michigan, I emailed them and they claimed they were reviewing my application, and the committee had not made a decision yet. I will take it as waitlist.
For Minnesota, I emailed them but they did not reply (yet).

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby AR » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:32 pm

hopeful2060 wrote:Both the posters above:

I haven't heard from UGA either.. they did their visitation weekend in Feb...

Penn state, UPenn haven't said a word.. although i have a feeling that is tacit rejection


Thank you very much for your reply. I can see just a couple of acceptances from UGA in Gradcafe but that seems to be the norm.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby pupfish » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:49 pm

Heyyy alll, whooo got into Cornell?

My partner was admitted into their physics program, and I'm on the waitlist. If anyone was admitted but knows they're not going to accept, please let admissions know :D. We would love to head there.

Also, does anyone know the dates of their visiting days?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby hopeful2060 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:36 pm

!!!!! URGENT!!!!!!!!

Has anyone been rejected from University of Michigan or Penn State or University of Maryland? They clearly have sent first round of acceptances and can only accept so many people now (if someone refuses to matriculate).

Why are they not rejecting folks? They can't possibly waitlist everyone who applied.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby k99731 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:47 am

Received Minnesota's reply after emailing them. "I regret to inform you that you will not receive an offer from us." Feeling sad. All of my dream schools are gone.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby rpd » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:27 am

k99731 wrote:Received Minnesota's reply after emailing them. "I regret to inform you that you will not receive an offer from us." Feeling sad. All of my dream schools are gone.


Sorry to hear that. :( Thank you for information.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby Pentaki » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:38 pm

I've heard UIUC accidentally sent out admissions denials. Has anyone else heard this?

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby verysweetjuices » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:07 am

Pentaki wrote:I've heard UIUC accidentally sent out admissions denials. Has anyone else heard this?


I got denied from there last month.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby magma » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:34 am

Pentaki wrote:I've heard UIUC accidentally sent out admissions denials. Has anyone else heard this?


Branching off this, does anyone have any idea what stage UIUC is at in their admissions process? Ex: Are all first round offers out / have people received info about being waitlisted?

I got an email a few weeks back saying they were interested in my app, but haven't heard a peep since :<

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby rpd » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:36 am

magma wrote:
I got an email a few weeks back saying they were interested in my app, but haven't heard a peep since :<


Same here :(

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby mathstudent123 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:09 pm

magma wrote:
Pentaki wrote:I've heard UIUC accidentally sent out admissions denials. Has anyone else heard this?


Branching off this, does anyone have any idea what stage UIUC is at in their admissions process? Ex: Are all first round offers out / have people received info about being waitlisted?


They told me they have sent out all first round offers. If you haven't heard anything, it's possible that you are on their wait list. The director told me that once you are admitted, the chance of eventually getting accepted is very low, e.g. they did not admit a single person on their wait list last year. :(

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby verysweetjuices » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:22 pm

magma wrote:
Pentaki wrote:I've heard UIUC accidentally sent out admissions denials. Has anyone else heard this?


Branching off this, does anyone have any idea what stage UIUC is at in their admissions process? Ex: Are all first round offers out / have people received info about being waitlisted?

I got an email a few weeks back saying they were interested in my app, but haven't heard a peep since :<


They have sent out lots of offers and rejections by this point.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby magma » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:58 pm

mathstudent123 wrote:
magma wrote:
Pentaki wrote:I've heard UIUC accidentally sent out admissions denials. Has anyone else heard this?


Branching off this, does anyone have any idea what stage UIUC is at in their admissions process? Ex: Are all first round offers out / have people received info about being waitlisted?


They told me they have sent out all first round offers. If you haven't heard anything, it's possible that you are on their wait list. The director told me that once you are admitted, the chance of eventually getting accepted is very low, e.g. they did not admit a single person on their wait list last year. :(


Thanks for the info, I actually got an email earlier today notifying me I was on the waitlist. The director confirmed told me the same - chances of getting in off the waitlist are slim.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby Sprinkles » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:07 am

Anyone hear from the University of Florida yet? They really seem to be taking their time with responding.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby zl0001 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:02 pm

Sprinkles wrote:Anyone hear from the University of Florida yet? They really seem to be taking their time with responding.

I was gonna ask the same thing. I did not hear back from UFL or FSU either. I saw someone get waitlisted by UFL after asking them via email.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby Voided » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:58 pm

mathnotherdrugs wrote:Has anyone heard anything back from the University of Iowa so far?

Recently got an email asking I am still interested.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby 2017mAthApp » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:26 pm

If I haven't heard back from Purdue or Washu at this point should I assume rejections? I emailed both schools and neither could tell me my status. I'm just wondering if it's unlikely to get an acceptance at this point.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby studsmckenzie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:58 am

Has anyone received any offers from Brandeis University? I emailed them three weeks ago and was told I'm on the "short list" and that they'd get back to me in a few weeks. But I haven't heard anything, nor I have seen anything on Gradcafe.

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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Postby magma » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:21 am

studsmckenzie wrote:Has anyone received any offers from Brandeis University? I emailed them three weeks ago and was told I'm on the "short list" and that they'd get back to me in a few weeks. But I haven't heard anything, nor I have seen anything on Gradcafe.


Also on the short list, and was told that admission decisions will be made shortly after the open house taking place next week.




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