UIUC specialty form

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UIUC specialty form

Postby slugger » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:28 am

Does anyone know if UIUC will look at your app if you didn't fill out the stupid sub-field preference form on their online portal? To be honest I didn't even know the portal existed until about 4 minutes ago. I was awaiting a rejection anyway, so I guess it dosn't matter, I just want them to look so I feel I got my money's worth.

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Re: UIUC specialty form

Postby swepi » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:23 am

I don't think you are the only one that has run into this problem. I found out about the portal (https://my.physics.uiuc.edu/gradstat/login.asp) after I let pop-ups display through my web browser when I was filling out my UIUC app. I got lucky. However, the form is essentially a ranking of your preference for working in different groups in the department. To me it does not seem to be all that essential. That is, nothing I didn't already say in my SOP, although the site does provide some information about the status of your application.

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Re: UIUC specialty form

Postby a13ean » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:24 pm

Thanks for letting me know, I just filled it out. However, I doubt they care too much about it when so many people seem to be missing it and the information is pretty clear from the SOP.

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