Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

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megansoros
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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby megansoros » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:13 am

lothiriell wrote:
megansoros wrote:Has anyone received their decision from Rice?


I haven't received anything, but I decided to withdraw and I wrote them an email... Not only they haven't replied to my email, but there isn't anything on my app page indicating I withdrew, so idk what's happening with Rice..


Thanks for replying. That is strange... I hope they release decisions soon.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby pointguard0 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:14 am

Junaid456 wrote:Has anyone applied to Cambridge's Part III/MASt program in Pure Math? Is your app's status still at "Under review by department?" Or has it changed?

I applied for the PhD program in Pure Math and Statistics. I was interviewed on 25.01 and they told that decisions will be made by the end of February.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:33 am

Krd wrote:Has anyone else not heard back from University of Utah or UC Santa Barbara? I saw a while back posts on gradcafe with results but I haven't heard anything. The silence is killing me!


I haven't heard anything back from Utah. I think the students who posted the results on grad cafe were nominated for fellowships, so they were informed early.

It sucks to not be among the first round of offers. That means we have to wait even longer.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:34 am

pointguard0 wrote:
Junaid456 wrote:Has anyone applied to Cambridge's Part III/MASt program in Pure Math? Is your app's status still at "Under review by department?" Or has it changed?

I applied for the PhD program in Pure Math and Statistics. I was interviewed on 25.01 and they told that decisions will be made by the end of February.


Thank you for replying. I think the admissions procedures for the PhD and MASt programs are different. No interviews for the latter, I suppose. Let's hope our decision comes in February as well.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:54 am

Has anyone heard back from Utah, Missouri, Minnesota, and Texas A&M? There were 1-2 entries from each of these schools on grad cafe last week. Have these schools made their complete first round of offers? I'm not so sure about it.

Edit: According to a professor at Minnesota, no offers have been made as of yet. Not sure what to make of the entry on grad cafe.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Jayden » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:32 am

Junaid456 wrote:Has anyone heard back from Utah, Missouri, Minnesota, and Texas A&M? There were 1-2 entries from each of these schools on grad cafe last week. Have these schools made their complete first round of offers? I'm not so sure about it.

Edit: According to a professor at Minnesota, no offers have been made as of yet. Not sure what to make of the entry on grad cafe.

Still wait for response of Utah and Missouri, and receive nothing yet. Actually concerning my low profile I don’t think I will receive any admission on the first round. Good luck for you.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:45 am

Jayden wrote:
Junaid456 wrote:Has anyone heard back from Utah, Missouri, Minnesota, and Texas A&M? There were 1-2 entries from each of these schools on grad cafe last week. Have these schools made their complete first round of offers? I'm not so sure about it.

Edit: According to a professor at Minnesota, no offers have been made as of yet. Not sure what to make of the entry on grad cafe.

Still wait for response of Utah and Missouri, and receive nothing yet. Actually concerning my low profile I don’t think I will receive any admission on the first round. Good luck for you.


Same here, perhaps. But it'll be good to know where we stand soon. Good luck.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby texasmath » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:09 pm

megansoros wrote:
lothiriell wrote:
megansoros wrote:Has anyone received their decision from Rice?


I haven't received anything, but I decided to withdraw and I wrote them an email... Not only they haven't replied to my email, but there isn't anything on my app page indicating I withdrew, so idk what's happening with Rice..


Thanks for replying. That is strange... I hope they release decisions soon.


Two of my friends have been accepted to Rice in the past two weeks. I don't know exactly when they received their decisions.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Rejected from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Expected. Good luck to those awaiting results from UW Madison.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby keith » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 pm

Has Wisconsin sent out any offer yet?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby SMJKRT115 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:32 pm

keith wrote:Has Wisconsin sent out any offer yet?

I just got it, with no financial details yet.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby EGA » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:56 pm

keith wrote:Has Wisconsin sent out any offer yet?


Yeah, I just got admitted as well.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby nothing » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:56 pm

EGA wrote:
keith wrote:Has Wisconsin sent out any offer yet?


Yeah, I just got admitted as well.


Me too, I got an email from Jordan Ellenburg

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby ArtinWedderburn » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:34 pm

I haven’t heard anything from Madison, and the website is as usual. :shock:

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:44 pm

ArtinWedderburn wrote:I haven’t heard anything from Madison, and the website is as usual. :shock:


You MAY be on the wait list. Email and inquire. I have been wait listed at one school, and they only notified the accepted and rejected applicants during the first round.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:57 pm

I still haven't heard back from:

Northwestern
UW-Madison
UM-Ann Arbor
UIUC
UIC

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby nothing » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:06 pm

djysyed wrote:I still haven't heard back from:

Northwestern
UW-Madison
UM-Ann Arbor
UIUC
UIC

I asked the grad coordinator of Norhwestern yesterday and they told me all the offers have been sent. They also don't have a waitlist.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby qqq15 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:12 pm

nothing wrote:
djysyed wrote:I still haven't heard back from:

Northwestern
UW-Madison
UM-Ann Arbor
UIUC
UIC

I asked the grad coordinator of Norhwestern yesterday and they told me all the offers have been sent. They also don't have a waitlist.


emmm...why didn't they send out all the rejections directly then:oops:

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby lambert » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:21 pm

qqq15 wrote:
nothing wrote:
djysyed wrote:I still haven't heard back from:

Northwestern
UW-Madison
UM-Ann Arbor
UIUC
UIC

I asked the grad coordinator of Norhwestern yesterday and they told me all the offers have been sent. They also don't have a waitlist.


emmm...why didn't they send out all the rejections directly then:oops:


It probably takes time to process rejections and make sure every application has been viewed & decided upon. They have many more rejections to send out than acceptances and waitlists.

That is probably the reason it took Chicago exactly a month to send out rejections, and MIT / Stanford still haven't sent out theirs even though they sent out their admissions 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby keith » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:41 pm

nothing wrote:
djysyed wrote:I still haven't heard back from:

Northwestern
UW-Madison
UM-Ann Arbor
UIUC
UIC

I asked the grad coordinator of Norhwestern yesterday and they told me all the offers have been sent. They also don't have a waitlist.


But someone posted on gradcafe that he/she got waitlisted by Northwestern, emmmm....

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby ACleverMan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:03 pm

Do you all think that emailing a program that you've heard nothing from is a bad idea? I'm worried that it could increase the likelihood of getting rejected.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:11 pm

ACleverMan wrote:Do you all think that emailing a program that you've heard nothing from is a bad idea? I'm worried that it could increase the likelihood of getting rejected.


I don't think it does. If anything, it shows that you're quite interested in their program. Of course this depends on how you word the email.

lambert wrote:That is probably the reason it took Chicago exactly a month to send out rejections, and MIT / Stanford still haven't sent out theirs even though they sent out their admissions 3 weeks ago.


Right, these places have 460/500 rejections

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby EGA » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:48 pm

ACleverMan wrote:Do you all think that emailing a program that you've heard nothing from is a bad idea? I'm worried that it could increase the likelihood of getting rejected.


Despite your desire to have some sort of feedback, I would avoid inquiring about your status until March simply out of respect for how busy the admissions committee is this time of year. But if you haven't heard back by March, either you've been waitlisted or the program has been fairly inconsiderate in failing to notify you in a timely manner, so it would make sense to reach out at that point.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby blackmaverick176 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:55 pm

It sounds like Utah might be sending out decisions soon. I was just notified via email that I'm on the waitlist.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Jayden » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:15 pm

blackmaverick176 wrote:It sounds like Utah might be sending out decisions soon. I was just notified via email that I'm on the waitlist.

Even an email notifying me some information has not been received yet. Extremely nervous. Utah is one of my top choices.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby mhq » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:19 pm

Has anyone who got accepted into Brown last week received the official acceptance email yet? How long does it usually take for the official acceptance email?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby megansoros » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:23 pm

Junaid456 wrote:
ArtinWedderburn wrote:I haven’t heard anything from Madison, and the website is as usual. :shock:


You MAY be on the wait list. Email and inquire. I have been wait listed at one school, and they only notified the accepted and rejected applicants during the first round.


Is that school Cornell? I have not heard back from them yet...

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm

megansoros wrote:
Junaid456 wrote:
ArtinWedderburn wrote:I haven’t heard anything from Madison, and the website is as usual. :shock:


You MAY be on the wait list. Email and inquire. I have been wait listed at one school, and they only notified the accepted and rejected applicants during the first round.


Is that school Cornell? I have not heard back from them yet...


No, Rochester.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm

Jayden wrote:
blackmaverick176 wrote:It sounds like Utah might be sending out decisions soon. I was just notified via email that I'm on the waitlist.

Even an email notifying me some information has not been received yet. Extremely nervous. Utah is one of my top choices.


Same here. Extremely nervous.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby EGA » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:03 pm

blackmaverick176 wrote:It sounds like Utah might be sending out decisions soon. I was just notified via email that I'm on the waitlist.


Same here.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby curvature-form » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:13 pm

I was just rejected from Duke after I asked about the status of my decision via email. No real surprise there.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby hooruru1995 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:23 pm

When does a school usually send email for offer? Just out of curious... Haven't got any of news yet.... So nervous

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby cbooms1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:34 pm

mhq wrote:Has anyone who got accepted into Brown last week received the official acceptance email yet? How long does it usually take for the official acceptance email?


I emailed the grad director and he said that official letters will be emailed next week, but not sure what day.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby mhq » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:36 pm

cbooms1 wrote:
mhq wrote:Has anyone who got accepted into Brown last week received the official acceptance email yet? How long does it usually take for the official acceptance email?


I emailed the grad director and he said that official letters will be emailed next week, but not sure what day.


Thank you for the reply! It's my only acceptance so far, so it's making me nervous :|

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby lambert » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:41 pm

curvature-form wrote:I was just rejected from Duke after I asked about the status of my decision via email. No real surprise there.


Were you really accepted to MIT Pure Math on 2/8?? I thought they were done with admissions

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby lawliet1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:18 pm

curvature-form wrote:I was just rejected from Duke after I asked about the status of my decision via email. No real surprise there.

Based on your admission results, I guessed you are probably over-qualified for Duke :D

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby jxwatmg » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:25 pm

I would also like to say curvature-form may have been overqualified for Duke. Congratulations! Your admission results are really impressive :D

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:47 pm

Based on admissions results, it seems like no one really receives admission into more than 4 or 5 top 10 programs. Are they quite specific in the type of students that they are looking for?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby ximonk » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:11 am

None of us on are on the committees for these things, so you probably won't get a completely accurate response. However, I think most of the top 10 schools have some baseline qualities they want from students. This is typically the "first filter". Now moving beyond that you still have a large pool of extremely qualified students. You have students who were top of their class, perfect GPA(or at the very least 3.9+), perfect exam scores, research experience, publications, math competition prize winners,IMO winners etcetera... Now the last few attributes(e.g. Putnam,IMO, ...) are icing on the cake but they aren't necessary to get into a top 10 school. However, the first few attributes do demonstrate that the student is diligent, can handle graduate coursework, and can focus on working on a project for long durations(i.e. the thesis).

Once these attributes are reviewed you pass a "second filter" so to speak. This is where admissions depends on the committee. The above attributes will also be carefully reviewed along with your letters of recommendations. There's lots of people with good grades and good test scores, so this is where letters of recommendations come into play. Most generic ones(i.e. did good in my class, etcetera...) don't distinguish the candidate from any other one, so if the letters says your a strong student and have great potential as a researcher then that's where it gets interesting. If you notice Princeton has admits with relatively low GPAs being admitted, that's because those students typically have publications already and are already working at a high level with people in their fields. Private schools will have really high standards like these. The public schools(Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, etcetera...) on the other hand take a more holistic view and balance out these attributes. There are many students at these public schools that came in with more standard curriculums and no publications. The students who got admitted that didn't have one of the first few attributes (high GPA,high test scores, etcetera...) usually had some extenuating life circumstances that created that situation, and again this is where letters of recommendations and the statement of purpose will become important. There are also other factors such as being a minority which is also factored into decisions at these public institutions, but that's a bit less clear what they do in those cases.

At the end of the day the committee just wants reliable candidates that can do well and finish their program. They are making a pretty long term investment(5 years, $125000) in you after all.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby aaaaaaaah » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:51 am

djysyed wrote:Based on admissions results, it seems like no one really receives admission into more than 4 or 5 top 10 programs. Are they quite specific in the type of students that they are looking for?


I know someone who literally got in every top school : harvard, mit, princeton, berkeley, chicago and yale. But this person is the first such person I’ve ever heard in my life.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby iamgoudan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:17 am

indianatopology wrote:has anyone heard back from boston college?

I inquired on 7th Feb. The graduate admission coordinator answered the committee was still reading the files, more offers would be made in a few days.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Junaid456 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:26 am

Is there anyone still waiting to hear back from Utah? I still haven't heard back, and I'm not sure what to make of it.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby asacgeom » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:04 am

anybody knows when the open house of UPenn is? I guess that they send out offers soon after that. I'm not invited though.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby home1915 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:34 am

asacgeom wrote:anybody knows when the open house of UPenn is? I guess that they send out offers soon after that. I'm not invited though.

Same here, still waiting its news.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby Jayden » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:01 pm

    i) Has any international applicant received admission from Purdue? It is one of my top choice.
    ii) And is there any one been interviewed by Stony Brook? I heard that normally Stony Brook will have an interview around early February at applicant's home country. But I have not receive any response on that. So I guess I don't even have the choice.
    Still wait for my first offer. Very panic. :|

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby okmokm » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:27 pm

asacgeom wrote:anybody knows when the open house of UPenn is? I guess that they send out offers soon after that. I'm not invited though.

The open house was yesterday and the day before. So far, I don't think offers have been sent. Judging by the number of people there versus the number of students they probably want to take, my guess is that if you weren't invited, things aren't looking good :(

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby asacgeom » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:33 pm

okmokm wrote:
asacgeom wrote:anybody knows when the open house of UPenn is? I guess that they send out offers soon after that. I'm not invited though.

The open house was yesterday and the day before. So far, I don't think offers have been sent. Judging by the number of people there versus the number of students they probably want to take, my guess is that if you weren't invited, things aren't looking good :(


Thank you for comments! Btw, were there applicants not from US undergrad insitutions as well?

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby okmokm » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 pm

asacgeom wrote: Btw, were there applicants not from US undergrad insitutions as well?

I only recall seeing people from US institutions, but it's possible there were some international students that I didn't notice.

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby asacgeom » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:24 am

okmokm wrote:
asacgeom wrote: Btw, were there applicants not from US undergrad insitutions as well?

I only recall seeing people from US institutions, but it's possible there were some international students that I didn't notice.


Thank you for replying !

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Re: Fall 2018 Sweat Thread

Postby nothing » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:26 am

Jayden wrote:
    i) Has any international applicant received admission from Purdue? It is one of my top choice.
    ii) And is there any one been interviewed by Stony Brook? I heard that normally Stony Brook will have an interview around early February at applicant's home country. But I have not receive any response on that. So I guess I don't even have the choice.
    Still wait for my first offer. Very panic. :|


Same question. I really like the program at Purdue. I am wodering if any international students got admitted to Purdue yet ?




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