FALL 2008 rejections

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FALL 2008 rejections

Postby grae313 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:12 am

:lol:

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:cry: :cry:

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Postby schandre » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:54 am

Great thread!

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Postby twistor » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:48 pm

No rejections yet?

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Postby fermiboy » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:18 pm

I have many rejections. Every time I went to the bar this term.

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Postby twistor » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:04 pm

Surely not every time?

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Postby fermiboy » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:10 pm

Well, it's been a small sample. I've been pretty busy with stuff.

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:16 am

Our high school guidance counselors would say that we we've already been rejected from everywhere we didn't apply to.

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Postby anthonyk » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:19 am

hahaha thats awesome

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:40 am

Our high school guidance counselors would say that we we've already been rejected from everywhere we didn't apply to.


My high school guidance counselor would've told me to forget about college and learn a trade. Did, in fact.

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:55 am

Our high school guidance counselors would say that we we've already been rejected from everywhere we didn't apply to.


I'd feel really shitty if I got rejected somewhere I didn't apply to. Can you imagine getting that letter?

"Dear twistor,

It is our understanding that you have not applied to our school. We are writing to inform you not to bother. In the case that you would have applied you would have been rejected and we would have wasted valuable time shredding your application. Furthermore, several of our professors would have had to be restrained due to violent fits of laughter. We commend you for not putting us through this horrible ordeal by graciously not submitting your application. We look forward to you not applying again next year.

Sincerely,

The faculty and staff of MIT"
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Postby will » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:03 am

That's just depressing.

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Postby marten » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:55 pm

heh, that's funny twistor.

I wonder, can I claim the title of being the first person to get officially rejected? Or at least admit to it? Rejected from University of Michigan by email, 2-12-2008....

Surely I can get an award for that?

Marten

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Postby schandre » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:04 pm

Up till now we're almost sure any news would be good news.....
Now those of us who haven't heard from anywhere can despair.

Better luck with your other applications marten.

May Garden save us all...

(I've become a bit religious the past days. I wonder if I should start sacrifices in the name of the Wise One. :roll: )

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Postby twistor » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:56 pm

I wonder if I should start sacrifices in the name of the Wise One.


Yes, yes a hundred times!!!!

Garden prefers the sacrifice of the 3rd born.

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Postby fermiboy » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:59 pm

It's nice to see someone other than the first born be sacrificed for a change. As a first-borner, I encourage this.

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Postby grae313 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:12 pm

as a second-borner, I also encourage this

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Postby will » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:16 pm

Apparently Hillary Clinton just got rejected from the 6th state in a row.

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Postby jdhooghe » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:35 am

< Reserved for Rejections>

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Postby marten » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:07 pm

Thanks schandre. It was a bit disappointing to have my first decision be a rejection, and to get it so soon. Ironic that I had a dream 2 nights before about getting an acceptance email from UMBC, but turned out to be a rejection from UMich.

But UMich was my reach-reach school, so it really isn't a huge surprise. Considering I don't have a physics degree, I'm preparing myself to not get accepted anywhere and I have backup plans. However, I spent a lot of effort preparing for the GRE, not to mention time and money applying, so it'd be really nice to not face that scenario.

Good luck to everyone still waiting for their first decision.

Marten

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:10 pm

as a third born, I hate twistor, fermiboy and grae. You guys want to kill me huh? hehe :lol:

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:23 pm

I'm just glad the first born aren't being picked on for a change. Nothing personal, RG. :)
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Postby GCS » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:57 pm

Marten,

I wouldn't worry too much about that first rejection.
The same thing happened to me, my first letter was a rejection from UW Seattle, and really early (01/23!!) which was very depressing.
But soon thereafter I got accepted to Penn State and CU Boulder which definitely made me feel much better.
By the way, these are all in Astro.

I had a dream 2 nights before about getting an acceptance email from UMBC

Interestingly, I had a dream a couple of weeks earlier that I got accepted to Boulder, so I'll be curious to know how UMBC turns out for ya...

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Postby KB » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:38 pm

I just got my first rejection from UC Berkeley Astro. 145 applicants for 9 slots. :(

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Postby vicente » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:39 pm

I got rejected from Yale today. :cry:

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Postby VT » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:43 pm

rejected from Yale, 2/13, online. ***.

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Postby hpharty » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:48 pm

I do not like the looks of the two posts above mine. Not at all.

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:48 pm

Rejected from Yale. I guess I won't be running for president.

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Postby hpharty » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:53 pm

Well I looked....

Rejected from Yale - 2/13/2008 - by looking at my status

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Yale rejection!

Postby gamblorius » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:55 pm

Rejected from Yale online 02/13 (1/2 so far, 9 more waiting).

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Postby hpharty » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:12 pm

Yale just pwned all 5 of us back-to-back. Ouch Yale.

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:28 pm

Yale sucks. Everyone who goes there, have fun living in New Haven, which is a boil on the ass of the earth.

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Postby marten » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:29 pm

Interestingly, I had a dream a couple of weeks earlier that I got accepted to Boulder, so I'll be curious to know how UMBC turns out for ya...


Haha, in my dream I was looking at my yahoo inbox (egh, switching to gmail....) and I couldn't quite read what the email said, my monitor was fuzzy, and I was trying to squint, but there was so much spam everywhere, it was hard to tell for sure if I was accepted or not.

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Postby GCS » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:59 pm

Actually I also had a dream that I got into Chicago Astrophysics.... if that works out as well I'm declaring myself Garden's official prophet :P

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Postby grae313 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:18 pm

where are you guys checking in the Yale application to see the decision? When I log in I don't really see anything. Did you have a message in your message center?

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Postby hpharty » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:38 pm

grae, the decision was on the bottom of the page. There was something there about 'your decision is not available'. It was a link right below all of the application status information.

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Postby vroomfondel » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:55 pm

i don't see anything about 'decisions'...did you get an email or something telling you about a status change?

if I look at the application home, the closest thing I can find is "check your application status" on the bottom left corner. and that link just says "deadline has passed" and has some paragraph about making sure apps are complete...blahblah..

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:54 pm

It says this

# Decision Status: Available beginning 2/13/2008
Your application decision is now available online

with the second line as a link. It's located right above

Contact Us | Technical Support | Update Profile | Logout

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Postby twistor » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:59 pm

Yale sucks. Everyone who goes there, have fun living in New Haven, which is a boil on the ass of the earth.


lmao

But how will you ever be successful if you're not tapped for Skull & Bones?

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:02 pm

See my previous post. In light of this decision, I decided I won't be running for president, so I don't need Skull n Bones anymore.

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:11 pm

But I will still let someone pee on me if the situation is right, i.e. if the person was Heidi Klum or something.

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Postby will » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:13 pm

College is a time to try new things.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:45 pm

ok, so for me REJECTIONS are also coming in a row and on the same day:

Yale rejected 2/13 , online ( bullshit yale)

MIT rejected 2 /13 ( I knew it, *** ETS and *** my 850 and *** my publication, and *** MIT)

< congrats yale and MIT for not admitting RG. Good I will go to UIUC then>

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:49 pm

Twistor I hope you have no grievances now. I did not take anybodys position in MIT and Yale! well for UIUC, I have to take it, or I will have to go back to my country and die of hunger.

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:10 pm

RG, I feel for you. If YOU didn't get in to Yale, who the hell did they let in? WTF. Who does Yale think they are, Harvard or something?

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:16 pm

For me, I am an international with not so impressive GRE., but what I do not understand is why the hell they rejected you. I mean, Yale is ranked 14th acc US News. Forget it. U will get into Berkley or UIUC, fermiboy. They are big departments. But I do not understand why you did not apply to UCSD. they accepted 140 students last year. you shud have def applied their. Anyways, it is just the begining and GOOD LUCK.

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Postby fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:18 pm

UCSD was one of the last schools I cut. I wish I would have applied there, instead of Yale.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:21 pm

dont worry you will make into UIUC or Berkeley. good luck.

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Postby astrofan » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:22 pm

rejected from Berkeley asronomy

Their e-mail was funny; as if they actually care about me or my future. I would have a lot more respect for them if they ended their e-mail by saying they let in 9 of 145 aplicants. The rest of their bull *** is just demeaning.

Also, I must agree with RG, a big *** YOU to ETS.

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Postby twistor » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:23 pm

I have to take it, or I will have to go back to my country and die of hunger.


I can't believe you were rejected anywhere. You have awesome stats. MIT won't know what they're missing.

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Postby vroomfondel » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:25 pm

RG,fermiboy and others. sorry to hear about Yale... you all have amazing records, it's pretty surprising that Yale is being so snotty. I applied to Applied Physics, so I'm guessing they haven't release the first casualties there.

RG, condensed matter theory right? Goldbart is at UIUC, you're so much better off there than Yale. If you come to the April visit day, maybe I will see you there.




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