2009 Physics Department Results

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Theoretischer
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2009 Physics Department Results

Postby Theoretischer » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:33 pm

Thanks for helping me out, please keep correcting me.

NOTE: different people may be contacted at different dates, these are just to give a rough idea of when decisions are being sent out

PHYSICS departments people have heard from so far:
Boston College: 02/10/09
Boston University: 02/10/09
Brandeis University: 02/07/09
Brown University: 02/18/09
California Institute of Technology: 02/13/09
Carnegie Mellon University: 02/20/09
College of William and Mary: 01/28/09
Columbia University: 02/17/09
Cornell University: 01/30/09
Drexel University: 02/13/09
Duke University: 01/27/09
Harvard University: 02/20/09
John Hopkins University: 02/02/09
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 02/05/09
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: 02/10/09
North Carolina State University:
Northern Illinois University: 02/03/09
Ohio State University: 01/30/09
Pennsylvania State University: 02/18/09
Princeton University: 02/25/09
Rice University: 02/17/09
Rutgers: 01/09/09
Stanford University: 02/27/09
Texas A&M University: 02/02/09
University of Alberta: 02/03/09
University of California-Berkeley: 02/03/09
University of California-Davis: 02/06/09
University of California-Irvine: 02/05/09
University of California-Los Angeles: 02/20/09
University of California-Riverside: 01/22/09
University of California-Santa Barbara: 02/06/09
University of California-Santa Cruz: 01/28/09
University of California-San Diego: 01/26/09
University of Chicago: 02/19/09
University of Colorado-Boulder: 02/20/09
University of Delaware: 01/09/09
University of Florida: 01/23/09
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign: 02/18/09
University of Maryland-College Park: 02/27/09
University of Minnesota: 02/13/09
University of Missouri: 01/30/09
University of New Hampshire: 01/28/09
University of Notre Dame: 02/05/09
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: 02/05/09
University of Oregon: 01/24/09
University of Pennsylvania: 01/29/09
University of Pittsburgh: 02/10/09
University of Rochester: 02/05/09
University of Texas-Austin: 02/02/09
University of Washington-Seattle: 01/17/09
University of Waterloo: 01/15/09
University of Wisconsin-Madison: 01/30/09
University of Vienna: 01/22/09
University of Virgina: 02/04/09
Yale University: 02/11/09
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Helio
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Re: physics departments results

Postby Helio » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:38 pm

Theoretischer wrote:The profile thread is a bit overwhelming to scroll/read through and it include many non-physics departments making it confusing (for me at least, I still do not know if UCLA medical physics is the same as their physics).

PHYSICS departments people have heard from so far:
Cornell
UWashington
UWisconsin
Ohio State
Waterloo
USC
UCSD
UFlorida
UDelaware
Rutgers
North Carolina State
Berkeley
Columbia
U Southern California
UC Riverside
Duke University
U New Hampshire
UPenn
Mizzou
UVienna
W&M



USC and Soutern California are the same thing in this case, just avoid confusion

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Re: physics departments results

Postby abeboparebop » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:39 pm

Columbia should be taken off that list... Chemical Physics is a different department than Physics.

EDIT: Also, the Berkeley decision was for the Biophysics program, not Physics.
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Re: physics departments results

Postby sterculus » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:40 pm

I think UCLA Medical Physics is a separate program.

bosem
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Re: physics departments results

Postby bosem » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:38 pm

UCSC decisions are for astronomy only. I believe.

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Re: physics departments results

Postby nathan12343 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:43 pm

bosem wrote:UCSC decisions are for astronomy only. I believe.


And there haven't even been UCSC astronomy admissions yet.

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Re: physics departments results

Postby happymonkey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:48 pm

Well I don't plan to be accepted to UCSC but I hope it is truly just for Astro. and not for Phys. - keep the hope alive for as long as possible :).

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Re: physics departments results

Postby sterculus » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:25 pm

If that "Princeton" is my interview on Friday, that was actually for the (separate) plasma physics program.

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Re: physics departments results

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:38 pm

I also think Ohio State decisions have only been for Astro programs so far. Or so it seems.

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Re: physics departments results

Postby Helio » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:47 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:I also think Ohio State decisions have only been for Astro programs so far. Or so it seems.


there is one physics afaik so it is okay... still waiting for mine

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coreycwgriffin
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Re: physics departments results

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:58 pm

Helio wrote:
coreycwgriffin wrote:I also think Ohio State decisions have only been for Astro programs so far. Or so it seems.


there is one physics afaik so it is okay... still waiting for mine


Same in my case, then.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby confused_p » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:34 am

It is college of William and Mary.
heard that Virginia University is deciding soon. (like in 1 or 2 days) [2/3]

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Helio
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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby Helio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:06 am

UT-Austin Physics started today as well

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:02 pm

I checked my application status for Stony Brook (http://graduate.physics.sunysb.edu/cgi- ... tudent.cgi) and it has been changed from just saying 'complete' to the following:

"Your file has been reviewed. You will receive a notification about the decision in a few days.
Although a decision has been made, we need time to make a final check on the documents received with the application. Also, sending a notification to you directly (instead of posting the result here) protects your privacy. Please be patient."

Looks like decisions may go out soon!

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:20 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:I checked my application status for Stony Brook (http://graduate.physics.sunysb.edu/cgi- ... tudent.cgi) and it has been changed from just saying 'complete' to the following:

"Your file has been reviewed. You will receive a notification about the decision in a few days.
Although a decision has been made, we need time to make a final check on the documents received with the application. Also, sending a notification to you directly (instead of posting the result here) protects your privacy. Please be patient."

Looks like decisions may go out soon!



Just checked mine...still "Your file is complete and it is under review by the Admissions Committee."

Hope that doesn't mean it's a rejection...

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trani
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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby trani » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:38 pm

My status for Stony Brook still says its incomplete. They are missing one of my transcripts. WTF, considering I personally send them both in the same envelope :shock:

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Helio
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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby Helio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:43 pm

trani wrote:My status for Stony Brook still says its incomplete. They are missing one of my transcripts. WTF, considering I personally send them both in the same envelope :shock:


there is nothing better than a secretary with no clue in this world.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:45 pm

Helio wrote:
trani wrote:My status for Stony Brook still says its incomplete. They are missing one of my transcripts. WTF, considering I personally send them both in the same envelope :shock:


there is nothing better than a secretary with no clue in this world.


I'm sure they were biting their nails just as hard as us when they were waiting to hear if they got into their Interpretive Dance MA program that turned out oh-so well for them, haha.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby Helio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:48 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:
Helio wrote:
trani wrote:My status for Stony Brook still says its incomplete. They are missing one of my transcripts. WTF, considering I personally send them both in the same envelope :shock:


there is nothing better than a secretary with no clue in this world.


I'm sure they were biting their nails just as hard as us when they were waiting to hear if they got into their Interpretive Dance MA program that turned out oh-so well for them, haha.


ironically one of my favorite professors has an MFA in dance and a phd in geography

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby PoincareSection » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:51 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:
Helio wrote:
trani wrote:My status for Stony Brook still says its incomplete. They are missing one of my transcripts. WTF, considering I personally send them both in the same envelope :shock:


there is nothing better than a secretary with no clue in this world.


I'm sure they were biting their nails just as hard as us when they were waiting to hear if they got into their Interpretive Dance MA program that turned out oh-so well for them, haha.

HAHA!!
(but maybe someday someone will be saying that about us and our physics degrees!)

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby coreycwgriffin » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:20 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:
WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:I checked my application status for Stony Brook (http://graduate.physics.sunysb.edu/cgi- ... tudent.cgi) and it has been changed from just saying 'complete' to the following:

"Your file has been reviewed. You will receive a notification about the decision in a few days.
Although a decision has been made, we need time to make a final check on the documents received with the application. Also, sending a notification to you directly (instead of posting the result here) protects your privacy. Please be patient."

Looks like decisions may go out soon!



Just checked mine...still "Your file is complete and it is under review by the Admissions Committee."

Hope that doesn't mean it's a rejection...


Just checked today, and now my online status reads the same. I hope this is a good sign...

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby aristotle » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:25 pm

Just heard back From UC - Irvine.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby tshafer » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:58 pm

UNC Chapel Hill accepted me today.

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Helio
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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby Helio » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:43 pm

aristotle wrote:Just heard back From UC - Irvine.

tshafer wrote:UNC Chapel Hill accepted me today.


Congrats

senor_frijole
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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby senor_frijole » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:19 pm

MIT apparently has made some decisions; I got an informal e-mail about 1.5 hours ago from an admissions professor regarding my admission.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby fastones3 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:15 am

aristotle wrote:Just heard back From UC - Irvine.


Me too! Looks like we got a similar deal.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby luckybohr » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:06 pm

UCSB should be out. just got an email.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby anerac » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:18 pm

just got an informal call from a professor at UCSC, it seems they're pretty close to making decisions.
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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby PoincareSection » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:52 pm

Someone on the gradcafe got accepted to Rutgers today via email. Anyone else hear from them?

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby pd » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:10 pm

PoincareSection wrote:Someone on the gradcafe got accepted to Rutgers today via email. Anyone else hear from them?
Note yet, just checked online and my status says "No decision."

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby trani » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:45 pm

Just got a phone call from UPenn prof from the group I applied too :mrgreen:

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby a13ean » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:32 pm

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby astrofan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:59 pm

Congrats.

Hoping to hear some good news from Davis as well...

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby vicente » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:44 pm

Anyone hear from the University of Virginia yet?

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby fastones3 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:50 pm

luckybohr wrote:UCSB should be out. just got an email.


Really? I haven't heard anything from anyone else...

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby MrKite » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:12 pm

vicente wrote:Anyone hear from the University of Virginia yet?


Yea, unfortunately. I was hoping to get in there, it appears this person got accepted last week -> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1847&p=17778#p17778

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby G01 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:00 am

On 2/10 I heard from:

University of Pittsburgh

Boston University

Boston College

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby astrofan » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:06 pm

Accepted to Brown Physics today.

Texas A&M physics Feb 13.

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby meatgrinda » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:40 pm

heard from cornell applied physics today, and from michigan-ann arbor physics on 2/10

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby manunited » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:50 pm

just heard from Penn State :lol:

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby tmc » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:17 pm

Yep, Penn's state first wave is out
500 applicants for 20 spots

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:57 pm

tmc wrote:Yep, Penn's state first wave is out
500 applicants for 20 spots

that's what happens when you waive the application fee...

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby clytze_pp » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:50 pm

nonick wrote:
tmc wrote:Yep, Penn's state first wave is out
500 applicants for 20 spots

that's what happens when you waive the application fee...


yep~~Hopeless~

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby a13ean » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:41 am

Harvard opens the floodgates

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby trani » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:28 pm

a13ean wrote:Harvard opens the floodgates


Congratulations!!! :D

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby a13ean » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:03 pm

trani wrote:
a13ean wrote:Harvard opens the floodgates


Congratulations!!! :D


Thanks, see you at the UW open house

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby babazula » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:05 pm

d'you guys know if Harvard has released all admissions ( or if it was just the first wave )?

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby zzz » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:49 pm

babazula wrote:d'you guys know if Harvard has released all admissions ( or if it was just the first wave )?


Here's hoping that they have another one coming for international students. So far it seems only Americans students have been admitted...

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby a13ean » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:35 pm

It's also open season at Boulder

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Re: 2009 Physics Department Results

Postby sterculus » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:35 pm

UCLA physics also started notifying today.




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