CalTech Notice by Snail Mail Only?

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yosofun
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CalTech Notice by Snail Mail Only?

Postby yosofun » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:34 pm

Has anyone received CalTech Physics (not applied) acceptances or rejections by snail mail only? (i.e., no email notice.) If so, did you apply online or by paper? And, when did you receive notice?

yosofun
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Postby yosofun » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:01 pm

hoooottt. so caltech's pma website says to call them after late march/early april... i'd probably call them on 4/30 or something. lol.

i have a garbage bag full of mail from the last few months i have not gotten to read or open or even look at yet. what are the chances of finding anything good in the bag?

raysum
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Rejection letters!

Postby raysum » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:42 am

So far I have received about a dozens of rejection letter. Do anyone suggests me what to do with these stuffs? I am thinking to preserve them and later put them on auction. Would you like to provide some of yours to me?

yosofun
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Postby yosofun » Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:21 am

hm. would anyone be interested in GradRejectionLetters.COM?

lmfao. a site where users like *you* get to scan up and show off your rejections.

yosofun
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Postby yosofun » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:24 pm

incidentally, i just called caltech about an hour ago. rejected. somehow i never got the email though.

bluefire
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Postby bluefire » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:56 am

I'm sorry to hear that,yosofun. :cry:

You can always apply as a postdoctoral researcher. :?

yosofun
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Postby yosofun » Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:43 am

nah, i'm skipping physics. going back to do what i did for a living in high school. it makes about 10 times more what caltech's best fellowships give.

isjer21
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wow, thats a lot

Postby isjer21 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:09 pm

What is that? I want in

yosofun
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Postby yosofun » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:13 pm

smuggling stardust. muahahhaha...

no just kidding. probably web design.

bluefire
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Postby bluefire » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:10 pm

That's cool, yosufun. The most important thing is that you're happy!!! :D

isjer21
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web design

Postby isjer21 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:57 am

yeah, that's what my girlfriend does...she's moving out to my new grad school location with me and will have a higher starting salary than i'll probably ever make!




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