Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:01 am

lambert wrote:"What a smug asswipe, remember not to let this person in when / if they apply for a postdoc here" probably


That's being a little too optimistic. I assume it'll be more like "What a smug asswipe, he probably won't even pass his quals..."

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby MMDE » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:10 am

oniongood wrote:Anyone knew if Cornell Applied Math is still sending acceptances, or I can just wait for the "we regret to..." :?:


Not sure, but still have yet to hear from them or Columbia's APAM program.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby smiledaniel » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:10 am

Bottomology wrote:Anyone know when Northwestern will get back? As far as I know, they've been completely silent so far...


Just got an offer from them yesterday

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby lzxnl » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 am

lindal wrote:
lzxnl wrote:I got an email from a MIT professor saying that he's interested in me (I mentioned wanting to work with him in my application) and telling me that while he's trying to get me admitted, admissions are tight and that he's 'not in charge of them'. He was also happy to ask and answer some questions. This suggests that Applied Maths offers are probably still coming. Maybe I'll get one?


Have you heard anything more? I'm also waiting for MIT applied math so your post gives me hope! But I'm worried that it's getting rather late.


I've been told I'm on the waiting list by the professor that contacted me.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby hachiryu » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:50 am

AAAAAAAAA

I was killed by Cornell and Columbia today. Those two were my dream schools (along with stanford) BIG F :(

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby kanep96 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:15 am

Has anyone heard anything from U Chicago, for any of their Mathematics-related programs? I've only heard back from two out of nine programs that I applied to so far... starting to get nervous.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby LordWiki » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:46 am

kanep96 wrote:Has anyone heard anything from U Chicago, for any of their Mathematics-related programs? I've only heard back from two out of nine programs that I applied to so far... starting to get nervous.


Several offers for pure mathematics were sent out a month ago. It doesn't look like UChicago has multiple rounds, so if you applied for a pure math PhD, you'll probably get either waitlisted or rejected soon.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby kanep96 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:00 pm

LordWiki wrote:
kanep96 wrote:Has anyone heard anything from U Chicago, for any of their Mathematics-related programs? I've only heard back from two out of nine programs that I applied to so far... starting to get nervous.


Several offers for pure mathematics were sent out a month ago. It doesn't look like UChicago has multiple rounds, so if you applied for a pure math PhD, you'll probably get either waitlisted or rejected soon.


Oh, yeah, I forgot about those. I applied for a Computational and Applied Mathematics PhD, so there is still hope, haha. Thanks! :D

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby prospectivestudent69 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:46 pm

Has anyone heard anything from Harvard applied math? I had strong phone call interviews with two professors (last month) there but have still not heard anything?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ohtimethypyramids » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm

WHY do schools send out offers, then radio silence, then rejections, seemingly with no rhyme or reason to it?? Why haven't I received my Cornell rejection yet?? I know they've already made their offers--I haven't seen someone get in after the first round on GradCafe in years. Why do schools give their rejected applicants false hope this way? (Cornell isn't as bad about it as Stanford, but still.)

It strikes me that there are 3 proper ways to release decisions:

1. Rejections first (e.g. Princeton, which is very ethical in this regard)
2. Send out each decision as soon as it is made (e.g. Michigan)
3. Release all your decisions at once

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby acrt19 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm

Grad cafe may be useful, but clearly not even close to everyone posts their results there. Assuming Cornell doesn't accept anyone else after their first round is wrong. They have a small program in pure math (8-12 students each year). Even if you weren't in the first round (probably 10-15 acceptances), it's quite possible you will be accepted later. As long as a school gives you a decision before April 15, then they are being proper.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ohtimethypyramids » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm

acrt19 wrote:Grad cafe may be useful, but clearly not even close to everyone posts their results there. Assuming Cornell doesn't accept anyone else after their first round is wrong. They have a small program in pure math (8-12 students each year). Even if you weren't in the first round (probably 10-15 acceptances), it's quite possible you will be accepted later. As long as a school gives you a decision before April 15, then they are being proper.


I mean, technically, sure. There's no law that says schools HAVE to have their decisions released by some date bounded away from April 15. Maybe "proper" was the wrong word for me to use. What I'm talking about has more to do with "decency."

I think it is positively indecent for Stanford to hold off on rejecting anyone way longer than necessary (given that the facts suggest it's clear from the get that they KNOW they're going to be rejecting certain folks). The Cornell case is more difficult to evaluate, but I just hate being in limbo, and it's so easy to get frustrated! I've heard the metaphor that admissions are like pruning a tree--they trim from the leaves (very strong applicants admitted) and roots (weak applicants rejected), but knowing that just makes me feel worse.

From your profile it seems you're in the same situation as I with regard to Cornell. I wish you well.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Calypso » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:31 pm

MMDE wrote:
oniongood wrote:Anyone knew if Cornell Applied Math is still sending acceptances, or I can just wait for the "we regret to..." :?:


Not sure, but still have yet to hear from them or Columbia's APAM program.


I am also wondering if anyone has heard from CAM. This year’s applied decision seems to be so late. Or am I out already?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby MMDE » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:01 pm

Another person seems to have gotten an acceptance from Courant. Based on recent years, they appear to accept students early then wait to send rejections in March or April. I hope that doesn't mean that if we didn't hear back yet that we're out.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby alternatingtensor » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:36 pm

Anyone have any idea what's going on with Brown? They clearly sent out a first round of acceptances on the 4th, along with some rejections today and yesterday. Should anyone without an acceptance just assume they've been rejected?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ponchan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:39 pm

alternatingtensor wrote:Anyone have any idea what's going on with Brown? They clearly sent out a first round of acceptances on the 4th, along with some rejections today and yesterday. Should anyone without an acceptance just assume they've been rejected?


Pure or applied?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby alternatingtensor » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:00 pm

ponchan wrote:
alternatingtensor wrote:Anyone have any idea what's going on with Brown? They clearly sent out a first round of acceptances on the 4th, along with some rejections today and yesterday. Should anyone without an acceptance just assume they've been rejected?


Pure or applied?

For pure specifically, though any info about their selection/notification process could be useful

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby yoltin » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:58 pm

Wisconsin will start any moment now and probably in bulk.

Also, I got emails suggesting that Ohio State is preparing to send out more acceptances soon.
Last edited by yoltin on Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:33 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ponchan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:13 pm

alternatingtensor wrote:
ponchan wrote:
alternatingtensor wrote:Anyone have any idea what's going on with Brown? They clearly sent out a first round of acceptances on the 4th, along with some rejections today and yesterday. Should anyone without an acceptance just assume they've been rejected?


Pure or applied?

For pure specifically, though any info about their selection/notification process could be useful


I haven't seen any rejections from Brown pure. They'll probably come out next week.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby etusblog » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:54 pm

I applied to 20+ schools, and I have yet to hear back from most of them. So far I have gotten rejections, and personally, I don't feel confident that I will get into anywhere else. I might just give up on waiting regardless whether it is early or not.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby MMDE » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:08 am

etusblog wrote:I applied to 20+ schools, and I have yet to hear back from most of them. So far I have gotten rejections, and personally, I don't feel confident that I will get into anywhere else. I might just give up on waiting regardless whether it is early or not.


I'm in a similar position. Applied to 15 schools, got rejected from 3 and told I'll likely be given an offer at another but it's a safety school which my advisor recommended I don't go to.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:05 pm

Northwestern rejection... Image

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Yello » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:06 pm

yoltin wrote:Wisconsin will start any moment now and probably in bulk.

Please give a source. Is this baseless prediction (possibly based on previous years’ gradcafe data) or do you actually know something?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Calypso » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:27 pm

I got 3 waitlist, 2 rej and 1 acpt. I feel I may wait until one last minute before I can decide.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby yoltin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:37 pm

No source, just based on previous data. It seems they're pretty consistent about this method.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby FtYoU » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:31 pm

I applied to 20+ schools as well. I have gotten only one interview request (Upenn).
No acceptances, no rejections for now.
I guess my case is complicated since I am a domestic applicant with international studies.

...

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:19 pm

Applied to 17, accepted to 2, rejected from 4 and pretty sure UIUC is going to waitlist me.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby yoltin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:04 pm

Applied to 14, admitted to 2, rejected by 1. I have an (irrational) belief I will be accepted to Wisconsin.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby KYDKON95 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:48 pm

yoltin wrote:Applied to 14, admitted to 2, rejected by 1. I have an (irrational) belief I will be accepted to Wisconsin.

With what Degree over Q?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby yoltin » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:58 pm

KYDKON95 wrote: With what Degree over Q?

2. It's actually Q[i]

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby FourierTransformer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:47 pm

yoltin wrote:
KYDKON95 wrote: With what Degree over Q?

2. It's actually Q[i]


wut?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 pm

FourierTransformer wrote:wut?


Q[i] is an algebraic field extension of degree 2 over Q because the minimal polynomial is x^2 + 1, which is a degree 2 polynomial. Hmm...I think another way to think of Q[i] is Q[x] / (x^2 + 1). This is really just the same thing as C = R[i] = R[x] / (x^2+1).

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby RichardWayne » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:46 pm

djysyed wrote:Northwestern rejection... Image



Pure or applied?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:58 am

RichardWayne wrote:
djysyed wrote:Northwestern rejection... Image



Pure or applied?


Pure

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby kkky » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:18 am

Any info on Michigan and UT Austin? When will they send out more offers?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Bottomology » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:09 pm

kkky wrote:Any info on Michigan and UT Austin? When will they send out more offers?


I’m anxiously waiting too. Out of the 15 schools I applied to, I’ve only been accepted to one (my safety), rejected from four, and I’m pretty sure I’m already out at three more. Michigan and UT Austin are two of the ones I haven’t counted myself out yet, but as it gets later and later in the process I’m becoming increasingly terrified I’ll only get into one school.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby FourierTransformer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:32 pm

djysyed wrote:
FourierTransformer wrote:wut?


Q[i] is an algebraic field extension of degree 2 over Q because the minimal polynomial is x^2 + 1, which is a degree 2 polynomial. Hmm...I think another way to think of Q[i] is Q[x] / (x^2 + 1). This is really just the same thing as C = R[i] = R[x] / (x^2+1).

I'm familiar with the material lol. I just didn't understand how the joke made sense.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby namvuong » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm

got admitted to UNL and Wisconsin today. Pure math

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby lzxnl » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38 pm

Ok apparently I got admitted to MIT (applied) four days ago but the email went to my spam folder, so I just saw it. I guess I know where I'm going (:

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:15 pm

lzxnl wrote:Ok apparently I got admitted to MIT (applied) four days ago but the email went to my spam folder, so I just saw it. I guess I know where I'm going (:


Damn, that's quite impressive!

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby yoltin » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:01 pm

Was right about wisconsin, but unfortunately they rejected me. Not thrilled about that

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby Yello » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:33 pm

I still got nothing from wisconsin.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby likesttao2019 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 pm

I hope this is an appropriate question - has anyone here heard of UCLA pure maths offers (international)?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby kkky » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:34 pm

likesttao2019 wrote:I hope this is an appropriate question - has anyone here heard of UCLA pure maths offers (international)?

I knew someone(international) got into UCB and Chicago, and not heard from UCLA yet.

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby prospectivestudent69 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 pm

At what point is it okay to email a professor I interviewed with to ask about when decisions will be released?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ethanmhny » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:17 pm

prospectivestudent69 wrote:At what point is it okay to email a professor I interviewed with to ask about when decisions will be released?


personally I wouldn't do something like that at least until the end of February, unless I had a good reason to act sooner (e.g. program has a history of releasing its decisions earlier than that, someone in the department specifically told you that you'd hear back by now, etc). I know it's hard to wait but it's still pretty early in the admissions cycle for most programs

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby prospectivestudent69 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:43 pm

what are the odds nyu or harvard applied math send out anymore acceptances

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby djysyed » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:29 am

Would you rather be rejected by someone you have a crush on or by your dream graduate program?

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby ethanmhny » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:10 pm

djysyed wrote:Would you rather be rejected by someone you have a crush on or by your dream graduate program?


there's no real chance my dream program would accept me anyways so I guess I'll go with that

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Re: Fall 2019 Sweat Thread

Postby emerald123 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:38 pm

Anyone else apply to Maryland applied math (AMSC)? Haven’t heard anything but my online status changed from “under departmental review” to under “graduate school review”, has anyone else had this???




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