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fermiboy
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Postby fermiboy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:33 pm

From the UCB Physics webpage

"Please provide a valid email address on your application form. You will be notified when your application is complete and being reviewed by the admissions committee. We will begin mailing offers of admission mid-February. Our last offers of admission will be mailed March 15. "

So has anyone been notified that their app is complete yet? I sure haven't.

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Postby xdebugger » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:42 pm

i havent been notified either.

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Postby grae313 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:18 pm

nope

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Postby fermiboy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:15 pm

Update: Poking around the web page, I found this in the graduate FAQ

"We will begin reviewing complete graduate applications after January 7, 2008. We intend to email applicants whether further materials are necessary or that their applications are complete by January 31st. We will make initial offers of admission mid February and continue until final offers of admission are made March 15th."

So that's why we haven't heard anything. My bad.

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Postby butsurigakusha » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:22 am

Speaking of the Berkeley application, did anyone not notice the "Undergraduate Program" form that they wanted applicants to fill out and send in? I noticed it, but all of my colleagues seemed to have missed it, and only filled it out once I told them about it.

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:53 am

I sent mine in. I hope some people forgot, it will help my chances. :P

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Postby tomar » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:34 pm

Why would they have you mail it in, why not just allow you to fill it online.
May be they want to see your handwriting, or if you have a program that can change pdf files! I wonder why

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Postby woooster » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:34 pm

I think this is because the online application is provided by the university, and the undergrad program form is only required by the physics dept. If you remember, the application only asks some common basic thing.

UCSB is worse, they force u to print out 2 copies of personal statement, history, and resume and mail in. Even recommendation is paper only.

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Postby gradQ » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:07 pm

Woah woah, what is the "Undergraduate Program" form? Is it a part of the online application? I think I missed it, can you tell me where I can find the form? Thanks. Also, is there such "hidden" forms in other schools you know?

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Postby woooster » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:18 pm

You can get the berkeley form here,

http://physics.berkeley.edu/academics/grad/UGProg.pdf

you should also call them to make sure they know what happened.

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Postby gradQ » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:30 pm

Thank you for the info. Also, where there similar paper forms for other schools? I would appreciate your help.

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Postby grae313 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:45 pm

gradQ, do you expect us to tell you every school in the nation that has a physics department requiring additional mail-in materials? Go to the department webpages of the schools you are applying to. Click their links for admissions information and procedures, read what they have to say. That is how we found the Berkeley undergraduate form--it is stated plain as day in their admissions section.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:18 pm

hahahahah,


I did not apply to Berkley!!

Neither did I make grae go mad with that question about Berkley! hehehe

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Postby grae313 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:17 pm

:wink:

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Undergrad Prog. Form

Postby Prodigal » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:12 pm

Does anyone have any idea why they want you to list courses from only the past 2 years?

I just noticed this now and am sending it in, should I even bother? Am I screwed?

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 pm

My guess is they're trying to make sure you were taking advanced courses.

If you have a 4.0 GPA but you've been taking courses like "Introduction to Studying" or "P.E." or "Advanced Fun" then they know you don't compare to the people who had a 4.0 and were taking "Advanced Developments in Synchrotron Radiation" or "Charged Particle Accelerator Instrumentation III"

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Postby zxcv » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:52 pm

One thing we've been over looking:
We will begin mailing offers of admission mid-February.
So we're not fucked yet for admissions there. It's still quite likely and possible we'll get in... kind of obnoxious how it there's maybe 15% of admissions that happen this earlier so we just stress more.

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Postby fermiboy » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:49 pm

Dear Fermiboy,

Your application to the PhD Program in Physics at the
University of California at Berkeley is complete and
is now being reviewed by our
admissions committee.

We will notify applicants as they are admitted. Final
decisions will
be made by March 15, 2008.

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program

Sincerely,

Physics Graduate Admissions Staff


PLEASE DO NOT REPLY THIS EMAIL MESSAGE. THIS ACCOUNT
IS NOT MONITORED.

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Postby grae313 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:10 pm

fermiboy, when did you receive that? I still haven't gotten anything saying my application is complete.

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Postby fermiboy » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:04 pm

I got it sometime this afternoon (Tuesday).

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Postby calphys » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:18 pm

I just got that letter this afternoon. Granted, I realized like 3 weeks late that I hadn't turned in the extra form for Berkeley (thanks to everyone on this thread), and had just sent it in a little while back ...

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Postby geomar » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:21 pm

Ditto, calphys.
I had no idea the form existed until I saw this thread. I also just received the email from UCB.

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Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:25 pm

I just received an email from UCB and I had my form in by the application deadline, so apparently that is not the reason some of our apps are being marked "complete" earlier than others.

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Postby zxcv » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:50 pm

Berkeley is reading my app now, too.

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Postby vroomfondel » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:20 pm

i actually never submitted that extra form. and i got an application complete email about 4 days ago.

so go figure .

(actually i remember filling an online version of it somewhere, but not sure if it was for berkeley or some other school :roll: )

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Postby LuminiferousAether » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:51 pm

I just got the recently-discussed "application is complete" email from UC Berkeley. Strangely, it originated from a yahoo.com email address. Is someone playing a trick on me (unlikely, I know, but stress leads to paranoia) or can others confirm this?

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Postby quizivex » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:52 pm

Yes, I can confirm that stress leads to paranoia... (read my old posts for proof)

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Postby fermiboy » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:22 pm

My email was from <ucb_physics@yahoo.com>. I didn't notice before you said something. That is strange, you think they would use their .edu domain.

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Postby mrclean » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:25 pm

Not to freak anyone out, but mine was from someone at berkeley.edu. I've actually received a few other emails about my application (I had filled out the name fields backwards) and those were all from berkeley.edu as well.

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Postby xdebugger » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:29 pm

I got the email from <ucb_physics@yahoo.com> too...

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Postby woooster » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:35 pm

Yeah, I got an email about my first name and last name are switched on my application from the berkeley.edu assistance. I emailed her back, and then she replied within 30mins.

I think the person who wants to inform you that your application is completed just don't want to get any email to ask about the status.

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Postby xdebugger » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:19 pm

lol. my first and last name were in reversed order too...




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