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xdebugger
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UCSB

Postby xdebugger » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:59 pm

Did anybody admitted to UCSB receive information regarding their openhouse?

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grae313
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Postby grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:16 pm

also, has anyone been admitted since that wave in late January/early February??

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Postby 400nm » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:46 pm

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Postby fermiboy » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:52 pm

I just want my damn button to change color.

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Postby pika » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:59 pm

400nm:

Did UCSB contact you first about Visit Day, or did you have ask them yourself?

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Postby 400nm » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:18 am

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UCSB

Postby woooster » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:35 pm

UCSB said the final decision is out next week, they just told me they missed my transcripts and I need fax it. This is messed up! I asked last month, they told me they had it.

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Postby grae313 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:10 pm

woooster wrote:UCSB said the final decision is out next week


:shock:

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Postby peder » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:28 am

:shock: :shock:

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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:57 am

Decision Available
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Is this thing ever going to change? If something has ever needed a non zero time derivative then this is it.

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Postby zxcv » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:01 am

Here's my prediction: next week the light finally turns green... only to reject us.

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fermiboy
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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:13 am

I think it needs to reject me tomorrow to put a nice end cap on my week.

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Postby jdhooghe » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:47 am

Sounds like your going through what I went through after finding out the summer and semester long study bindge for the GRE resulted in a 65%....

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UCSB

Postby woooster » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:05 pm

Well, I asked one of the prof connection about decision, since it seems many people got admitted already. Then he told me not to worry, they haven't finish the final decision.

I guess what they mean is next week, they will have a complete list of who get in and not. But still takes sometime for the secretary to update and send email.

So, my guess is they sent the offer first, then don't bother rush to send the rejection. may be reject comes the week after.

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Re: UCSB

Postby fermiboy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:28 pm

My button is still gray. This is maddening...

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butsurigakusha
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Re: UCSB

Postby butsurigakusha » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:35 pm

I received my acceptance from UCSD by email today, but website still hasn't been updated. Makes it seem like all that time spent checking website was a waste, if they aren't going to post the status there.

Do you think UCSB updates the site before they send out emails? If not, then there isn'tmuch point in checking everyday.

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Re: UCSB

Postby fermiboy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:38 pm

I thought some people's button lit up before the email, if I recall correctly. RG, if you're out there, how did you find out?

butsurigakusha, w/ your stats I'm surprised you weren't an early admit for UCSB.

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Re: UCSB

Postby nvanmeter » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:43 pm

the button lights up first (at least for me) but then you receive the email within a few hours. so checking the website isn't going to help much unless saving those extra few hours is important to you.

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butsurigakusha
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Re: UCSB

Postby butsurigakusha » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:00 pm

Every second is important to me.

@fermiboy
The ones who got early admits seem to have something that I'm missing, like first author publications, or grad level classes

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Re: UCSB

Postby fermiboy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:47 pm

Yeah I could use those things myself. My department doesn't even had a graduate program, so no grad classes. I also didn't know about the importance of REUs (away from one's home institution) until it was too late.

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Re: UCSB

Postby grae313 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:13 am

So what's the deal with UCSB? Someone said that they had finalized their decisions but were still sending them out? Is it over, or could they still be updating the online status?

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Re: UCSB

Postby zxcv » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:20 pm

So we'll hear this week, huh? Let's hope it's early this week, for my sanity's sake.

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Re: UCSB

Postby herring » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:44 pm

longtime lurker... but, accepted to UCSB around 4:30PM-ish EST. By e-mail, and in fact, the Decision Available link is still grey.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Re: UCSB

Postby dlenmn » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:07 pm

Congrats.

I saw a bunch of acceptances on thegradcafe.com, so it looks like this may be it.

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Re: UCSB

Postby zxcv » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:37 pm

So peder, what does your inside connection say? Are those who haven't heard SOL now?

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Re: UCSB

Postby donkey » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:33 pm

Figured I was done too, but just got an acceptance bout a half hour ago. (Still no 'decision available' on their website.)

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Re: UCSB

Postby dlenmn » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:35 pm

Congrats!

Peder confirmed that it wasn't done yet, so I guess they're still some hope.

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Re: UCSB

Postby peder » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:13 pm

Trust me, it ain't done. You can call Kerri Johnson yourself for confirmation from her, but I also got confirmation from a couple professors.

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Re: UCSB

Postby dlenmn » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:38 pm

@ peder

Any idea when they're going to start sending out rejections? :)

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Re: UCSB

Postby woooster » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:12 am

@peder,

"Kerri Johnson"? Did you mean Kerri O'Connor??? But it really seems like UCSB has accepted several dozen people already.

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Re: UCSB

Postby peder » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:32 am

Whoops, I meant Kerri O'Connor. :D

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Re: UCSB

Postby woooster » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:40 am

Peder, so what exactly is going on with UCSB, I thought u said they finished all decision last week, why does it take multiple days to send out to people?

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Re: UCSB

Postby peder » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:16 am

I'm not too sure. My contact had said that they were all sitting in a pile on the chair's desk, and I can only surmise that they're doing it on a rolling basis. Point being, not all admissions are out yet at this time.

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Re: UCSB

Postby GCS » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:04 pm

completely blind guess here... but maybe the decisions by the department are done, but they need to get each one approved by the graduate school and that takes time; thus sending out emails as they get all the paperwork done???

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Re: UCSB

Postby AstroMan » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:13 am

Good news for all UCSB applicants. the button is lit green

Click to see the decision

Image Application Started - October 15, 2007
Image Application Review Page
Image Application Completed - November 01, 2007
Image Payment Processed
Image Decision Available

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Re: UCSB

Postby dlenmn » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:42 am

@ AstroMan

Yeah, that's what I imagine is coming. If only they'd deign to make it official...

EDIT: Last year it looks like they let loose the rejections the first business day in March, so we may know tomorrow. However, there does appear that they had a wait list in past years. Guess that's what I'm hoping for at this point.

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Re: UCSB

Postby AstroMan » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:22 pm

dlenmn wrote: EDIT: Last year it looks like they let loose the rejections the first business day in March, so we may know tomorrow. However, there does appear that they had a wait list in past years. Guess that's what I'm hoping for at this point.


Yeah, but they haven’t, as far as I know, sent any kick yet. If they have 500 applicants and 20 are admitted then 480 are in the wait list!!!!
Man.. I bet you we are in waste list.

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Re: UCSB

Postby dlenmn » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:31 pm

Still no UCSB rejections?

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Re: UCSB

Postby zxcv » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:57 am

So peder, I guess your inside connection is cold now that you got in? :D

I tried calling earlier today, but my call to graduate admissions went straight to voice-mail... I'll try again tomorrow.

It would be nice to know so I can figure out my return flight from Berkeley.

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Re: UCSB

Postby peder » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:11 am

Sorry, I haven't bothered asking. :oops:

As I understand it, I was one of the last to get in. Right now it depends on people accept or turn down UCSB in large numbers.

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Re: UCSB

Postby jburkart » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:03 am

i got in on 2/25, probably the main wave or something... if any of you are going to their or berkeley's open house maybe i'll see you there =)

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Re: UCSB

Postby zxcv » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:17 pm

I tried calling again today, but my call went straight to Kerri O'Connor's voicemail.

When I wrote in an email, I got back the auto-response:
Greetings Applicant!

At this time, we are no longer accepting supplemental materials or updates
to applications as all applications are currently being reviewed.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please visit
our website at:

http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/education/g ... orapps.htm

Best wishes,

The Physics Department Graduate Admissions Office


Are they really unable to get me anything more personal than that? :(

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Re: UCSB

Postby dlenmn » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:21 pm

Crikies! We need someone to go there, bust down the door to the dept office, and get some answers...

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zxcv
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Re: UCSB

Postby zxcv » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:48 pm

Can someone else who's waiting try calling for the timeframe? I already wrote the email so I don't want to call again now in case I get through. The direct number is 805-893-4646.

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Re: UCSB

Postby peder » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:03 pm

I think Kerri might not be in today. I remember talking to one of my sources and recalling that there are some days that Kerri is not in? I could be mistaken...

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Re: UCSB

Postby VT » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:06 pm

wow, UCSB is killing everybody. UCSD is killing me.

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Re: UCSB

Postby peder » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:08 pm

On a different note, I couldn't help but look up the states on gradschool shopper

UCSB
Admitted: 62
Firstyear Enrolled: 11
17% yield

Berkeley
Admitted: 99
Firstyear Enrolled: 33
33% yield

Are such low yields typical?

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Re: UCSB

Postby grae313 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:27 pm

peder wrote:Are such low yields typical?


yes. 25 to 33 percent, very typical for upper tier schools.

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Re: UCSB

Postby dlenmn » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:43 pm

peder wrote:Are such low yields typical?


I think it makes sense. Many people who get in to Berkely also get in to other top places, but no one can attend more than one, so the others get turned down.

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Re: UCSB

Postby woooster » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:23 pm

Why it seems like everyone on this forum who got in UCSB are for CM or other fields, but not High Energy? There is one person got into CMT/HET. Everyone who apply only high energy are still waiting. :cry:




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