hooruru1995 wrote:The director of Graduate Studies from UIUC sent me an email notifying I am on the waitlist today. They ask me, if I am still interested, to send my response with area of ok nterests and/or a professor who I want to work with. To be honest, I do not have any specific area of interests. Because of my lack of exposure to any research experience. What would be the best response I can make with this?
Also, I got an email from IU Bloomington last week that I am on the list for considerations and they ask me if I am still interested. They said they will have more info about my offer this week. Is it safe to think I am (un)officially accpeted to here?
I am no expert, but I would just be honest and express interest in their program (assuming you actually are interested in their program). Do you have a broader area of interest in mathematics? You could mention why you'd like to study there and in what direction you might want to go in.