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Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:34 am
by k99731
GT wrote:I got accepted to a university for Phd program. About two days after receiving the acceptance letter, I sent an email that said I appreciated that and I would make my decision as soon as possible. But they misunderstood that I accepted offer.
I am still wating for results from other universities.... What shoud I do? :(

I think you should ask this in academia.stackexchange.com. More people there know how to appropriately reply the email. In my opinion, you should just send an email to them or call them directly asap to explain the situation.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:22 am
by hans_k_
I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:34 am
by xiaozs1995
hans_k_ wrote:I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

Do NYU come in one time or not?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:48 am
by hans_k_
xiaozs1995 wrote:
hans_k_ wrote:I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

Do NYU come in one time or not?


I don't think so. According to thegradcafe, they send out offers sporadically but relatively more in early Feb. Also, there are very few posters even going back to 2014 :!: compared to other good schools.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:34 am
by verysweetjuices
hans_k_ wrote:I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

What appeals to you about living in NYC?
1. expensive
2. dangerous
3. huge
4. congested transit system
5. among the first choice for a terrorist attack against america (god forbid this happens again)

NYU is great and going there would be awesome but... at what cost?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:48 am
by xiaozs1995
verysweetjuices wrote:
hans_k_ wrote:I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

What appeals to you about living in NYC?
1. expensive
2. dangerous
3. huge
4. congested transit system
5. among the first choice for a terrorist attack against america (god forbid this happens again)

NYU is great and going there would be awesome but... at what cost?


Because for Applied Math, NYU is not only "good" but "fantastic". The best program in my mind...

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:18 am
by omhk
verysweetjuices wrote:
hans_k_ wrote:I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

What appeals to you about living in NYC?
1. expensive
2. dangerous
3. huge
4. congested transit system
5. among the first choice for a terrorist attack against america (god forbid this happens again)

NYU is great and going there would be awesome but... at what cost?


I'll give you 1, 4, and 5, but 3 is a plus for some people (point being, it's subjective) and 2 is not true in comparison to other large cities in the U.S. The murder rate is higher than that of many cities in Europe and Canada, but as a New Yorker I find "dangerous" an amusing descriptor :D

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:04 am
by hans_k_
verysweetjuices wrote:
hans_k_ wrote:I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

What appeals to you about living in NYC?
1. expensive
2. dangerous
3. huge
4. congested transit system
5. among the first choice for a terrorist attack against america (god forbid this happens again)

NYU is great and going there would be awesome but... at what cost?


Actually you are right. The location isn't as attractive as the school. But there is a professor I would really like to work with. :x

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:21 am
by tpbb
Has anyone else who applied to Berkeley not heard back from them yet? I've checked the website and all it says is "submitted" there. Thanks!

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:45 pm
by not_an_engineer
tpbb wrote:Has anyone else who applied to Berkeley not heard back from them yet? I've checked the website and all it says is "submitted" there. Thanks!


This was the case for me until I received an email notification that a decision was posted yesterday afternoon (rejected). Perhaps they're just slow about sending out rejections?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:12 pm
by korobeiniki
So I've heard someone got waitlisted at MIT. I'm taking this as a sign that anyone who hasn't gotten anything back yet probably shouldn't be hopeful for an acceptance letter? I don't want to jump to rash conclusions though. (pure math btw)

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:12 pm
by solveit
korobeiniki wrote:So I've heard someone got waitlisted at MIT. I'm taking this as a sign that anyone who hasn't gotten anything back yet probably shouldn't be hopeful for an acceptance letter? I don't want to jump to rash conclusions though. (pure math btw)


What? Well crap...

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:20 pm
by topologyandtacos
The first rejection has come in, and honestly, I feel okay. I'm just glad to have some news at all at this point.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:15 pm
by spablo
topologyandtacos wrote:The first rejection has come in, and honestly, I feel okay. I'm just glad to have some news at all at this point.

This is how I felt after getting my rejection from Wisconsin! It's nice to have some closure and not be wondering about everything. I'll be more concerned if/when I get my fourteenth rejection :oops:

According to gradcafe, Washington sent out some rejections today, as well as unofficial admits (asking too candidates if they're still interested). I still haven't heard back...

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:28 pm
by k99731
spablo wrote:
topologyandtacos wrote:The first rejection has come in, and honestly, I feel okay. I'm just glad to have some news at all at this point.

This is how I felt after getting my rejection from Wisconsin! It's nice to have some closure and not be wondering about everything. I'll be more concerned if/when I get my fourteenth rejection :oops:

According to gradcafe, Washington sent out some rejections today, as well as unofficial admits (asking too candidates if they're still interested). I still haven't heard back...

Similar situation here... I applied for Washington (pure math), and they didn't reject or ask if I am still interested...

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:03 am
by verysweetjuices
spablo wrote:
topologyandtacos wrote:The first rejection has come in, and honestly, I feel okay. I'm just glad to have some news at all at this point.

This is how I felt after getting my rejection from Wisconsin! It's nice to have some closure and not be wondering about everything. I'll be more concerned if/when I get my fourteenth rejection :oops:

According to gradcafe, Washington sent out some rejections today, as well as unofficial admits (asking too candidates if they're still interested). I still haven't heard back...


I got rejected from UW Madison as well. Is that really that great a school? I saw some people with 165/165 and 800s get rejected from there.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:31 am
by hopeful2060
I received an email saying that I am one of the few people on the short wait list who might get an offer if some spots open up. Anyone who is not planning to go there, please let them know when you can. People like us are in the LIMBO here.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:57 am
by qawsedrf123
hans_k_ wrote:
xiaozs1995 wrote:
hans_k_ wrote:I can feel the NYU wave coming :| . Take me with you :lol: :lol:

Do NYU come in one time or not?


I don't think so. According to thegradcafe, they send out offers sporadically but relatively more in early Feb. Also, there are very few posters even going back to 2014 :!: compared to other good schools.


First round is already out by informal email (because of the official visit), so spots will most likely open as people start declining in the next few weeks/months.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:42 pm
by spablo
verysweetjuices wrote:I got rejected from UW Madison as well. Is that really that great a school? I saw some people with 165/165 and 800s get rejected from there.


Madison has a very strong math department. Ranked about the same as UT Austin--not a top 10, but top 20, and they have an excellent algebra group. They received over 400 applicants this year, so they're kind of forced to reject a lot of deserving candidates.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:29 pm
by verysweetjuices
spablo wrote:
verysweetjuices wrote:I got rejected from UW Madison as well. Is that really that great a school? I saw some people with 165/165 and 800s get rejected from there.


Madison has a very strong math department. Ranked about the same as UT Austin--not a top 10, but top 20, and they have an excellent algebra group. They received over 400 applicants this year, so they're kind of forced to reject a lot of deserving candidates.


Really? I knew it was good but I didn't realize it was that good. I'm still surprised that I got into McGill and Toronto but not Wisconsin.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:44 pm
by hans_k_
verysweetjuices wrote:
spablo wrote:
verysweetjuices wrote:I got rejected from UW Madison as well. Is that really that great a school? I saw some people with 165/165 and 800s get rejected from there.


Madison has a very strong math department. Ranked about the same as UT Austin--not a top 10, but top 20, and they have an excellent algebra group. They received over 400 applicants this year, so they're kind of forced to reject a lot of deserving candidates.


Really? I knew it was good but I didn't realize it was that good. I'm still surprised that I got into McGill and Toronto but not Wisconsin.

McGill '17 Masters?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:48 pm
by verysweetjuices
Really? I knew it was good but I didn't realize it was that good. I'm still surprised that I got into McGill and Toronto but not Wisconsin.
McGill '17 Masters?


McGill or U of T yes. I got my U of T acceptance on Jan 25 so I know I'm a strong applicant by Canadian standards... are you going to McGill for 2017?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:10 pm
by GTortoise1729
Anyone know what's going on with UCLA? I see they've rejected some people on grad cafe.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:27 pm
by verysweetjuices
GTortoise1729 wrote:Anyone know what's going on with UCLA? I see they've rejected some people on grad cafe.


They have accepted and rejected people.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:34 pm
by xiaozs1995
GTortoise1729 wrote:Anyone know what's going on with UCLA? I see they've rejected some people on grad cafe.

I haven't got rejected yet, but I have absolutly no expectation to be admitted. They have sent out so many offers already...

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:49 pm
by hans_k_
verysweetjuices wrote:
Really? I knew it was good but I didn't realize it was that good. I'm still surprised that I got into McGill and Toronto but not Wisconsin.
McGill '17 Masters?


McGill or U of T yes. I got my U of T acceptance on Jan 25 so I know I'm a strong applicant by Canadian standards... are you going to McGill for 2017?


Congrats! I applied to McGill MSc, but I still haven't heard back from them. I am starting to get worried :roll: :cry:

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:41 pm
by LeeGroups
hans_k_ wrote:
Congrats! I applied to McGill MSc, but I still haven't heard back from them. I am starting to get worried :roll: :cry:


Don't be (yet?). McGill hand out offers pretty much continuously. There's definitely more to come.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:49 pm
by verysweetjuices
hans_k_ wrote:
verysweetjuices wrote:
Really? I knew it was good but I didn't realize it was that good. I'm still surprised that I got into McGill and Toronto but not Wisconsin.
McGill '17 Masters?


McGill or U of T yes. I got my U of T acceptance on Jan 25 so I know I'm a strong applicant by Canadian standards... are you going to McGill for 2017?


Congrats! I applied to McGill MSc, but I still haven't heard back from them. I am starting to get worried :roll: :cry:


I haven't heard back from McGill officially either, but a prof e-mailed me in late January and the math department did again saying there was strong interest not too long ago. The admittances will come. Is McGill your top choice?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:51 pm
by verysweetjuices
Also why don't you post an admissions profile?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:40 pm
by mathgeek
Has anybody heard back from Michigan (AIM program)/Know the status of their decisions?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:45 pm
by Mathandwhiskey
Anyone know around when Boston University releases decisions?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:01 am
by xiaozs1995
Anyone heard from Yale's applied math? I see one has posted waitlist, but I haven't seen admission or rejection.....

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:52 pm
by 2017mAthApp
Has anyone heard from either Purdue or Wustl?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:24 pm
by 420math
I already have a bachelors degree in pure mathematics. I am currently studying for my masters. If I was just accepted to a university for PhD, can I still attend if I don't graduate my masters program because I don't finish my thesis?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:31 pm
by mathgeek
420math wrote:I already have a bachelors degree in pure mathematics. I am currently studying for my masters. If I was just accepted to a university for PhD, can I still attend if I don't graduate my masters program because I don't finish my thesis?


Did you put in your application that you are expecting to graduate your masters? If so, then you have to graduate (at least for American Universities)--they will ask for a diploma and official transcript after you accept their offer (it was so in many of my friends' cases). It would be better to defer their offer for 1 year if they allow you to do so, and you don't expect to graduate this year.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:17 pm
by verysweetjuices
420math wrote:I already have a bachelors degree in pure mathematics. I am currently studying for my masters. If I was just accepted to a university for PhD, can I still attend if I don't graduate my masters program because I don't finish my thesis?


Depends on the uni.
If you're applying to a Canadian uni for the PhD, no. You must finish the MSc.
If you're applying to an American uni for the PhD, yes.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:39 pm
by 420math
mathgeek wrote:
420math wrote:I already have a bachelors degree in pure mathematics. I am currently studying for my masters. If I was just accepted to a university for PhD, can I still attend if I don't graduate my masters program because I don't finish my thesis?


Did you put in your application that you are expecting to graduate your masters? If so, then you have to graduate (at least for American Universities)--they will ask for a diploma and official transcript after you accept their offer (it was so in many of my friends' cases). It would be better to defer their offer for 1 year if they allow you to do so, and you don't expect to graduate this year.


Thanks for the advice, hopefully it doesn't come that.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:27 am
by hans_k_
verysweetjuices wrote:Also why don't you post an admissions profile?

profile of an all-reject? haha

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:51 pm
by verysweetjuices
hans_k_ wrote:
verysweetjuices wrote:Also why don't you post an admissions profile?

profile of an all-reject? haha

that's still helpful for people who come here looking for information.
i got rejected from a bunch of places too. many of us did.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:53 am
by mathdumb
It seems that my applications are in limbo :(

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:07 pm
by onlymathmajor
mathdumb wrote:It seems that my applications are in limbo :(


Same here :( Very anxiously waiting to hear ANY news back!!!

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:41 pm
by onlymathmajor
Can we also talk about how brutal MIT is for rejecting everyone on Valentine's Day? :shock: They should have at least sent flowers or something...

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:22 pm
by mathdumb
onlymathmajor wrote:Can we also talk about how brutal MIT is for rejecting everyone on Valentine's Day? :shock: They should have at least sent flowers or something...

looks like no one get accepted here :shock:

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:23 pm
by not_an_engineer
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...

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:30 pm
by verysweetjuices
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...

http://thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php ... a&o=&pp=25

Doesn't look like they have sent anything out for math phd's yet.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:32 pm
by Voided
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...

Also waiting, the Status/Decision part of my application summary changed to "Referred to the program" a few weeks ago. Nothing since.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:16 pm
by studsmckenzie
Voided wrote:
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...

Also waiting, the Status/Decision part of my application summary changed to "Referred to the program" a few weeks ago. Nothing since.


Ditto. My status has said "referred to the program" since December. Anxiously awaiting any news at all.

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:33 am
by 420math
Has anyone heard back from UMaryland @ colleg park for pure or applied math?

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:02 am
by Foobanana
onlymathmajor wrote:Can we also talk about how brutal MIT is for rejecting everyone on Valentine's Day? :shock: They should have at least sent flowers or something...


Haha, ikr!! :P

Re: Fall 2017 Sweat Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:25 pm
by spablo
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: