Imagine you are sipping tea or coffee while discussing various issues with a broad and diverse network of students, colleagues, and friends brought together by the common bond of physics, graduate school, and the physics GRE.
This thread is for people to vent their frustration as our futures are determined by unknown people hundreds of miles away. Myself, I'm sick of waiting. I was accepted to one of my backups (Oregon) and that's only made me want to here from the others! Obviously being accepted by a backup is not that exciting, by definition.
I'm freaking out..................I want to know NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!
On the plus side, I realized since I at least got in somewhere, I'll never have to take a stupid ETS test again. No matter what happens to me in physics, I vow never go to law school just because of the fact that I would have to take the LSAT.
i agree fermiboy, i got accepted to one school and i wasn't planning on hearing anything til about mid february, and now i just want hear from more places. i wish everybody good luck and i'm sure everyone will get in somewhere.
Grae313, your post is making little difficult for us to read all other posts( cuz we have to scroll all the way down to the right). Can you please break that in two lines?
I have not heard from any school other than the backups myself and it is So FREAKING ANNOYING.
RG heard from all the places that I applied to in ONE DAY in a row. Why can not that happen to us also ? ( I do not mind getting four rejections in a row on the same day either. I just want the decision. Hopefully, there will be one good school that will let me in
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Yeah, I am basically going insane. If I don't snap out of it, I will end up failing all my classes this semester. And I need some of them to graduate. I can't even do things that are fun during this unproductive period. I think my muscles and my brain have atrophied. Things are looking pretty bleak.
Why do I go to sleep at night? Because no grad school is going to send me an admissions notification in the middle of the night, and I can check the next morning (only half joking).
Anyone else notice the UCSB online application is down?
Also, as obsessed as I am, let me just say that apparently unlike some of you guys, even though I've only gotten into my "safety" school so far, it is still a place I would be happy to go. I wouldn't relegate it to strictly "backup" and if I don't hear back from 3 more schools I'll probably be flying there in a month to check it out (on their dime, of course). It's not that bad if you've gotten in somewhere.
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Regarding the title of this thread, I'm really getting fed up dealing with graduate schools. Even though I have been accepted to Madison, they are dicking me around on funding. IF you get an RA position anywhere on campus you get a tuition waiver, but if not they expect you to pay tuition. If it came down to it I think I'd rather NOT go to graduate school if I have to pay tuition. There is no possible way I could support myself while going to school and simultaneously paying tuition. They tell me that they have a good track record of finding students funding, but the numbers just don't add up. I'm certainly not going to accept their offer if they can't come up with some cash to back it up.[/i][/b]
My top choice and my safety have already sent acceptances.... looks like I'm joining the task force. I think if all of us who don't succeed in this silly admissions game put our minds together, we could create something really amazing that'll actually matter...
Well, truth be told, I wouldn't want to grade the answers I submitted back in the day. Everyone is screwing up this one problem though, and it's driving me nuts. People are messing up some things they shouldn't, like differentiating polynomials...
My first post -- what a brilliant idea to have venting space! All my schools had post-Dec. 28 deadlines so I'm gonna have to wait at least one more full week before anything shows up.
How's this for pathetic: I've lived in the same apartment for TWO YEARS, and I only memorized my mailbox code LAST WEEK because I live by the mailbox now, waiting for decisions to arrive... but they haven't... and they should really hurry up...