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Fritz.Zwicky
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Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:14 pm

Has anybody heard about any astronomy decisions yet?

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby valkyrie » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:06 pm

I found out TODAY that I'm admitted to OSU astronomy :D

... but haven't heard from anywhere else, let alone submitted my last two applications.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:50 pm

valkyrie wrote:I found out TODAY that I'm admitted to OSU astronomy :D


Wow, that's early, congratulations! How did you find out? E-mail? I applied there, too, but some of my stuff might not be there yet.

Jealous Fritz :lol:

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby valkyrie » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:09 pm

I know it's early, but I also applied by the international deadline (Nov 30) so I guess they've had all my stuff for a while. Also, OSU is probably the place I had the best connections, in the sense that my recommenders have collaborated with (and in a few instances, were the graduate advisors for) several OSU faculty, that probably helped too.

I actually found out by phone call, followed by email with all the info. and he did mention this was unusually early, so I wouldn't despair (has the regular deadline even passed yet?).

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby franziaboy » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:40 pm

No, the deadline is this Friday, 1/2/2009. I was just about to submit my application to OSU. Congratulations

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:15 pm

valkyrie wrote:I actually found out by phone call, followed by email with all the info. and he did mention this was unusually early, so I wouldn't despair (has the regular deadline even passed yet?).


Thanks for the info, and congratulations again.

Fritz "The Spherical Bastard" Zwicky

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby nathan12343 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:20 pm

Wow, very nice. I'm jealous, I'm still nervous I won't be accepted anywhere...

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby PoincareSection » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:39 pm

valkyrie wrote:I found out TODAY that I'm admitted to OSU astronomy :D

... but haven't heard from anywhere else, let alone submitted my last two applications.

That's great! Congrats!

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby cato88 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:59 pm

congrats.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby mhazelm » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:49 am

congratulations! It's a great way to celebrate the new year!

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Ren » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:42 am

that's awesome :D envy you so much right now~
I didn't know they admit anyone this early. I'm not even done with my application yet.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:48 pm

if i could get my recommender to turn everything in on time I would maybe have a reply as well... or OSU Physics deciding that they may have read the whole sheet from ETS with my scores, since my subject score is still missing according to them.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:48 pm

I am still puzzled that OSU astronomy would admit people even before their deadline, but I guess they can do whatever they want (I am happy for you, Valkyrie, just trying to figure out how that works). Anyway, all my stuff seems to be in, so we will see what happens.

I was looking around their site and found this:

How to choose a graduate program in astronomy: advice from the other side

Some of it might be useful, but overall it seems weird and complicated. And I don't get the guy's sense of humor.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby abeboparebop » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:24 pm

Fritz.Zwicky wrote:I am still puzzled that OSU astronomy would admit people even before their deadline, but I guess they can do whatever they want (I am happy for you, Valkyrie, just trying to figure out how that works). Anyway, all my stuff seems to be in, so we will see what happens.

I was looking around their site and found this:

How to choose a graduate program in astronomy: advice from the other side

Some of it might be useful, but overall it seems weird and complicated. And I don't get the guy's sense of humor.

Grumpy Fritz


Neat read, although maybe less useful from a physics point of view...

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:47 pm

OK, so only one person in the entire US of A was actually admitted so far to astronomy? What about physics?

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:25 pm

Fritz.Zwicky wrote:OK, so only one person in the entire US of A was actually admitted so far to astronomy? What about physics?



well wait till i get back and you will know... maybe uwash or colorado have said something... i dunno about OSU physics... maybe something is there in the mail

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:29 pm

A person here was just admitted to OSU astronomy. No word for Fritz. Fritz is sad :(

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:30 pm

Still waiting... i am hoping for UT to tell me pretty soon... since they did last year for one person here

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:52 am

I had an e-mail yesterday from OSU astronomy, waitlisted :? Better than nothing, I guess. Still not a peep from anybody else.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby metric » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:27 pm

Well, it's time to freak out a bit: the first meeting of the UWisc admission committee will be held next Monday, so probably by Tuesday I'll know if my life is going to change for the next years, if I would have to move to another country and leave mine, if I would have to sell everything I have (my place, my car and throw my personal stuff into the garbage can), if I would have to say bye to my loved ones and see them only once a year.... WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!???? WHYYYY GOD!!!??? WHY DO A WANT TO TURN INTO A PHYSICIST???!!! DO I HATE MONEY!!!?? DO I HATE TO RELAX AND THINK ABOUT NOTHING????!!!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYY????!!!!!
Besides that, I'm rather cool... :D

By the way: congratulations to the people that have been admitted already.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby naseermk » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:05 pm

metric wrote:year.... WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!???? WHYYYY GOD!!!??? WHY DO A WANT TO TURN INTO A PHYSICIST???!!! DO I HATE MONEY!!!?? DO I HATE TO RELAX AND THINK ABOUT NOTHING????!!!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYY????!!!!!


I hope you didn't mention these in your SOP :P

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby meowful » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:19 pm

Candidate A: My favorite thing in life is to relax and think about nothing. But when I can't do that, I like to ponder the structure of space-time.

Candidate B: I've loved astronomy ever since my mother lullabyed me to sleep with Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Which would you admit? Discuss.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby naseermk » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:37 pm

meowful,

If I were in an admission committee, I would admit neither.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:53 pm

i have to agree with admitting neither....

i mean the first seems like he/she/it is not serious out it and the second just seems like somebody who lives in some dream world... of course depends on the other stuff as well

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby unstudmaddu » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:16 pm

I think the question becomes interesting if the admin committee has to choose one of these two candidates.

In that case, I would choose the lazy ass (A) over the idiot (B).

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:36 pm

unstudmaddu wrote:I think the question becomes interesting if the admin committee has to choose one of these two candidates.

In that case, I would choose the lazy ass (A) over the idiot (B).


in that case i would choose A over B as well... you can still whip a lazy ass into shape

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:24 pm

Go start your own thread with this crap, this one is for astronomy admissions :evil:

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby PoincareSection » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:01 pm

metric wrote:WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!???? WHYYYY GOD!!!??? WHY DO A WANT TO TURN INTO A PHYSICIST???!!! DO I HATE MONEY!!!?? DO I HATE TO RELAX AND THINK ABOUT NOTHING????!!!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYY????!!!!!



so funny,,,,, LOL

I think about this every day

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:11 am

We have a earth and space science admissions.... congrats

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby PoincareSection » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:50 pm

It was this time last year when Penn started making offers and now I'm checking my email obsessively. :roll:

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:35 pm

UT Austin Just accepted me...

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby evilclaw2321 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:42 pm

How is everyone hearing, I mean phone vs snail mail vs email??

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:45 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:How is everyone hearing, I mean phone vs snail mail vs email??

email from UT.. check the forum last year to see what else people got UHawaii is phone i thing and PSU is snail mail

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Spark » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:48 pm

Helio wrote:UT Austin Just accepted me...

Congrats Helio!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Fritz.Zwicky » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:10 pm

Congratulations! Things are starting to happen.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:08 pm

Well coconut is also UT Austin Astro.. Congrats... hope to see you at the open house

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby dustdevil » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:33 pm

UT Austin tonight as well!!!! My 49% PGRE didn't kill my chances after all!! :D :D :D

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Unnatural Log » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:39 pm

Same here guys! Good to hear so early. Any idea when the open house weekends will be?

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby conunDrum » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:42 pm

UT acceptance here too

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Ren » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:59 pm

:shock: congrats to all of you for UT acceptance!!

did you just get an e-mail tonight??

by the way, please post your profile for those of you who haven't done so already. (if you don't mind sharing the information ofcause)

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby naseermk » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:23 pm

Congrats, guys.

Must be feeling lucky to get off the waiting lot :D

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:28 pm

Ren wrote::shock: congrats to all of you for UT acceptance!!

did you just get an e-mail tonight??

by the way, please post your profile for those of you who haven't done so already. (if you don't mind sharing the information ofcause)


I got an email around noon PST, so 15 EST or 14 CST or 13 MST

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby astrophysicist2b » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:49 pm

rumor has it santa cruz has a short shortlist of 15 and another of 29... hopefully we'll hear soon.
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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby nathan12343 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:15 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:rumor has it santa cruz has a short shortlist of 15 and another of 29... hopefully we'll hear soon.


What do you mean, they have two shortlists?

How did you find out?

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby astrophysicist2b » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:59 pm

*erased*
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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Alistar » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:40 pm

I also got one from UT Austin two days ago.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Ren » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:30 pm

I've recieved a confusing e-mail from UT Austin.
They told me they are missing an official transcript; they only have an unofficial one.
which is totally strange since I've never sent an unofficial transcript to any places. I only sent out official ones. How am I going to make it more official?

anyway, I am going to send them another one.

ps. I don't know if this means I might get accepted. (hopefully yes)

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby dlenmn » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:09 pm

Ren wrote:I only sent out official ones. How am I going to make it more official?


My school offered the option to put a seal over the back of the envelope, to show that it hadn't been tampered with. Did you get the transcripts from the registrar and mail them out yourself, or did you have the registrar mail them directly? I recall at least one school I applied to required the latter.

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby Helio » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:40 pm

dlenmn wrote:
Ren wrote:I only sent out official ones. How am I going to make it more official?


My school offered the option to put a seal over the back of the envelope, to show that it hadn't been tampered with. Did you get the transcripts from the registrar and mail them out yourself, or did you have the registrar mail them directly? I recall at least one school I applied to required the latter.


actually i dunno what they are on about, since the website says:

Copy of Transcripts - may be unofficial

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Re: Any astronomy admissions yet?

Postby nathan12343 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:51 pm

I guess there weren't any astronomy admissions today - another week of feverishly checking this thread down, hopefully only one or two more to go before I get my first acceptance.




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