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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:49 pm

Synthesize wrote:The University of Washington called this morning. I'm in!


that's great! congrat. I assume it's astro program?

I'm still nervously waiting to hear from them. UW is one of my top choise :|

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:51 pm

Unnatural Log wrote:I got an acceptance from Arizona planetary sciences today! Not quite astro, but close enough.


congrats!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:53 pm

Congrats on the Astro/Planetary science acceptances.... no word from colorado so far... weird after they were so quick last year

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby coconut » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:58 pm

Just got an acceptance e-mail from Johns Hopkins! (Physics & Astro Dept., applied for astrophysics program)

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:35 pm

coconut wrote:Just got an acceptance e-mail from Johns Hopkins! (Physics & Astro Dept., applied for astrophysics program)



Congrats.... I guess the Physics people have to wait for that one

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby YF17A » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:16 pm

Not anymore...just got mine for JHU physics today!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:24 pm

Rejected from Princeton:( I didn't want to go there anyway.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:28 pm

YF17A wrote:Not anymore...just got mine for JHU physics today!


Congrats

Well I guess i am being rejected by JHU.... and I could not care less about that really.



Did anybody else get an email from austin faculty and grad student?

astrophysicist2b wrote:Rejected from Princeton:( I didn't want to go there anyway.


Why even apply? It is not really a backup school :lol:
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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby PoincareSection » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:31 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:Rejected from Princeton:( I didn't want to go there anyway.


Rejected here too... and I did want to go there.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby hoho » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:42 pm

Still no response from Arizona? It seems like they were quicker last year.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby coconut » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:50 pm

Helio wrote:
Did anybody else get an email from austin faculty and grad student?



I got an e-mail from an Austin grad student, but not from their faculty...basically the grad student congratulated me and asked if I had any questions and hoped I would go to their open house.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:28 pm

coconut wrote:
Helio wrote:
Did anybody else get an email from austin faculty and grad student?



I got an e-mail from an Austin grad student, but not from their faculty...basically the grad student congratulated me and asked if I had any questions and hoped I would go to their open house.


Okay guess somebody did read my SOP

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Alistar » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:29 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:Rejected from Princeton:( I didn't want to go there anyway.


Me too!

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby krypteia » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:02 pm

Just got an acceptance in the mail today from UColorado Boulder

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:26 pm

krypteia wrote:Just got an acceptance in the mail today from UColorado Boulder


Congrats

Could I ask if you are close or far from Boulder because I have yet to hear from them

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby krypteia » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:40 pm

Helio wrote:
krypteia wrote:Just got an acceptance in the mail today from UColorado Boulder


Congrats

Could I ask if you are close or far from Boulder because I have yet to hear from them


Thanks :)

It was mailed to the East coast. It was sent Fedex express on January 29.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:43 pm

krypteia wrote:
Helio wrote:
krypteia wrote:Just got an acceptance in the mail today from UColorado Boulder


Congrats

Could I ask if you are close or far from Boulder because I have yet to hear from them


Thanks :)

It was mailed to the East coast. It was sent Fedex express on January 29.


Thanks for the info... and nothing with my landlady

any word about visiting weekend?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:32 pm

Helio wrote:
coconut wrote:
Helio wrote:
Did anybody else get an email from austin faculty and grad student?



I got an e-mail from an Austin grad student, but not from their faculty...basically the grad student congratulated me and asked if I had any questions and hoped I would go to their open house.


Okay guess somebody did read my SOP


what does that mean? I also got a similar e-mail from a grad student there.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:34 pm

Congrats everyone on acceptance!


It's been so quiet for me lately. not even a rejection letter :?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:46 pm

Ren wrote:
what does that mean? I also got a similar e-mail from a grad student there.


I am not sure. I just got an email from this prof about his project and how it relates to my research experience. I guess he just really wants me to work with him.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby krypteia » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:56 pm

Helio wrote:Thanks for the info... and nothing with my landlady

any word about visiting weekend?


Boulder recruitment weekend is on March 5-7

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby valkyrie » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:30 pm

Just got an offer from UChicago Astro, by email :)

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:31 pm

valkyrie wrote:Just got an offer from UChicago Astro, by email :)


Congrats you can now start flipping a coin to decide... just like me :P

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby dustdevil » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:40 pm

Yeah I was also contacted by UT faculty as well. I'm liking UT more and more, and Austin itself is pretty nice too. I've observed out at McDonald and dedicated telescope time out there for the grad students is kind of awesome.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby coconut » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:00 am

Ren wrote:what does that mean? I also got a similar e-mail from a grad student there.


It means the faculty put a gun to the grad students' heads and forced them to write us all emails gushing about the department and how much they absolutely love it there. :wink:

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:01 am

coconut wrote:
Ren wrote:what does that mean? I also got a similar e-mail from a grad student there.


It means the faculty put a gun to the grad students' heads and forced them to write us all emails gushing about the department and how much they absolutely love it there. :wink:


well more like... this is what i do... if you like it come

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrofan » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:57 am

Just wanted to add another rejection to the Princeton pile. Princeton was not my top choice so whatever. Did like the e-mail rejection; much more time and environment friendly than mailing rejections.

I am sad to hear about Washington, it was high on my list of schools. Have to wait for the rejection letter now, which will probably take a week to reach the east coast.

Mail seems so archaic to me.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:27 am

coconut wrote:
Ren wrote:what does that mean? I also got a similar e-mail from a grad student there.


It means the faculty put a gun to the grad students' heads and forced them to write us all emails gushing about the department and how much they absolutely love it there. :wink:


lol~ I can just picture that.

My e-mail does sounds pretty nice. The grad student is actually working on similar project as my senior thesis. And since I've been to Austin before I do agree it's a nice place.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:28 am

astrofan wrote:
I am sad to hear about Washington, it was high on my list of schools. Have to wait for the rejection letter now, which will probably take a week to reach the east coast.

Mail seems so archaic to me.


:shock: Is Washington sending out rejection e-mail already?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:17 pm

astrofan wrote:Mail seems so archaic to me.


Kind of off topic, but I still love postal mail. Nothing like receiving an actual, hand-written letter from a friend.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrofan » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:37 pm

Ren wrote:
astrofan wrote:
I am sad to hear about Washington, it was high on my list of schools. Have to wait for the rejection letter now, which will probably take a week to reach the east coast.

Mail seems so archaic to me.


:shock: Is Washington sending out rejection e-mail already?


No, just a feeling I have. Sorry, I should have been clear about that, I was sad to hear they starting sending out acceptance e-mails last week. The deadline was early, and in early January they e-mailed me to let me know that they hadn't recieved my transcript. I just feel like they have accepted everyone they want. Most schools prefer to mail rejection letters than e-mail them (from my experience at least), which is why I was surprised to see the Princeton rejection e-mail.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby hoho » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:21 pm

Received a we-would-like-to-talk-to-you email from Madison, but no mention of the word "accepted". "You are now in limbo", I guess.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:52 pm

Another acceptance from CU Boulder!!! This is my first, I'm so relieved right now.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:10 pm

nathan12343 wrote:Another acceptance from CU Boulder!!! This is my first, I'm so relieved right now.


congrats

do you also live far away from it?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:55 pm

Pretty close, in Boulder actually.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:02 pm

nathan12343 wrote:Pretty close, in Boulder actually.


okay one of the other people from uni that applied got in as well and he lives across the street from. either they are still deciding on the internationals or i am out well that would be no. 1

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby nathan12343 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:39 am

Just got an acceptance e-mail from UC Santa Cruz.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby valkyrie » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:57 am

nathan12343 wrote:Just got an acceptance e-mail from UC Santa Cruz.


me too :D

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:13 am

valkyrie wrote:
nathan12343 wrote:Just got an acceptance e-mail from UC Santa Cruz.


me too :D


me too! see you in march at the open house?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Ren » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:03 am

Congrats you three on Santa Cruz!

@Valkyrie >> if you don't mind me asking, have you heard anything from U Washington?
I am wondering if they've sent out acceptance to many students yet.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby valkyrie » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:24 am

Ren wrote:@Valkyrie >> if you don't mind me asking, have you heard anything from U Washington?
I am wondering if they've sent out acceptance to many students yet.


I have not. The only places I've heard from so far are OSU, U Chicago and UCSC.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:49 am

Congrats on UCSC guys/gals

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby franziaboy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:23 pm

i just received an email acceptance from Penn State Astrophysics

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby Helio » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:32 pm

franziaboy wrote:i just received an email acceptance from Penn State Astrophysics


congrats.... going to the open house?

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby franziaboy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:18 pm

yes, but i haven't decided on which date (feb 27 or march 27)

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby astrophysicist2b » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:49 pm

franziaboy wrote:i just received an email acceptance from Penn State Astrophysics


congratulations! hopefully I'll see you there (I'm at Penn State for undergrad, and should be at the prospie parties).

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby IDL » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:50 pm

Is there anyone who have heard from UC berkeley?
I saw a person at the gradcafe who recieved e-mail that he is on the waiting lists.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby coconut » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:31 pm

IDL wrote:Is there anyone who have heard from UC berkeley?
I saw a person at the gradcafe who recieved e-mail that he is on the waiting lists.


Odd that the entry says he/she was waitlisted on 2/5, which is tomorrow.

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby IDL » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:39 pm

coconut wrote:
IDL wrote:Is there anyone who have heard from UC berkeley?
I saw a person at the gradcafe who recieved e-mail that he is on the waiting lists.


Odd that the entry says he/she was waitlisted on 2/5, which is tomorrow.



It is possible if the entry were international :!:

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Re: Astro admission news 2009

Postby momar » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:51 pm

IDL wrote:
coconut wrote:
IDL wrote:Is there anyone who have heard from UC berkeley?
I saw a person at the gradcafe who recieved e-mail that he is on the waiting lists.


Odd that the entry says he/she was waitlisted on 2/5, which is tomorrow.



It is possible if the entry were international :!:


The person who got waitlisted on grad cafe was actually me, haha.

Not sure why it showed up as 2/5, but I got the e-mail this afternoon saying that the committee had met and reviewed all applications...




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