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Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:58 pm

When I checked the status of my application through the Stony Brook Physics homepage, it came up as:


Status of application for PIN number *********, as of 2/7/2009 13:03.

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.


Has anyone else received this message? Is this what it always says once they review your application? Does it seem like they would take the time to review the documents if I was rejected, or is that an automatic message?

What does it mean!?!??!

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby Helio » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:01 pm

i think other people have gotten this as well, check the discussion thread or one of the rejected/accepted/waiting threads. also it means that are done and now sorting through everything that it is accurate

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:11 pm

Thanks Helio,

I found the other posts on this topic, it looks like it is a generic message. Let's hope it is the generic message they send to people they are going to accept!

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby xudis149 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:42 pm

My status is still

Status of application for PIN number *********, as of 2/7/2009 13:03.
Your file is complete and it is under review by the Admissions Committee.


Could it be that the internationals will be reviewed and notified later. Or at least that is what I am hoping for...

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby trani » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:03 pm

@sidharthsp

I am domestic and my status is the same as yours. Honestly, I don't think one should read too much into these. Why would you tell someone the decision is ready, but you are not gonna give it to them yet. I remember someone got that quite sometime ago. Its downright cruel. What do they do? Run an FBI check on you?! :shock:

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:08 pm

trani wrote:@sidharthsp

I am domestic and my status is the same as yours. Honestly, I don't think one should read too much into these. Why would you tell someone the decision is ready, but you are not gonna give it to them yet. I remember someone got that quite sometime ago. Its downright cruel. What do they do? Run an FBI check on you?! :shock:


I got the "We've made a decision" message 6 days ago, and no snail mail or e-mail from them yet. It's pretty much killing me.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby xudis149 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:28 pm

trani wrote:@sidharthsp

I am domestic and my status is the same as yours. Honestly, I don't think one should read too much into these. Why would you tell someone the decision is ready, but you are not gonna give it to them yet. I remember someone got that quite sometime ago. Its downright cruel. What do they do? Run an FBI check on you?! :shock:


I thought internationals are evaluated later, which is a fairly common trend. But since you too are facing it, that should not be the case. As u said it is better not to read too much into these.

Stony brooks is my reach school, and it would be great to get a good news :) .

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:29 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:
trani wrote:@sidharthsp

I am domestic and my status is the same as yours. Honestly, I don't think one should read too much into these. Why would you tell someone the decision is ready, but you are not gonna give it to them yet. I remember someone got that quite sometime ago. Its downright cruel. What do they do? Run an FBI check on you?! :shock:


I got the "We've made a decision" message 6 days ago, and no snail mail or e-mail from them yet. It's pretty much killing me.


Tell me about it. I've been rabidly checking my email and I almost took the handle off of my mailbox when I got home today. Cruelty, that's what it is... Just let me know!

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:31 am

PhysicsPdx wrote:Tell me about it. I've been rabidly checking my email and I almost took the handle off of my mailbox when I got home today. Cruelty, that's what it is... Just let me know!


I really hope I got in there. I mean, I did an REU there last summer and liked the place. Probably my first or second choice. And although I didn't really get much very good work done (I was completely uninterested in my assigned project), I think I stood out as an all-around knowledgeable student with a good desire to learn. At least, more so than some of the other people in my program...oh god...(They might read this...whatever).

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby trani » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:44 pm

WEll, I guess they have now decided for me too... but they need to make me wait some more :roll:

Status of application for PIN number ***, as of 2/11/2009 15:51.

Your file has been reviewed. You will receive a notification about the decision in a few days.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby slugger » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:07 pm

Has anyone STILL not had their application status changed on the stony brook portal?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby xudis149 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:33 pm

slugger wrote:Has anyone STILL not had their application status changed on the stony brook portal?



Mine is still
"Your file is complete and it is under review by the Admissions Committee."

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby slugger » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:02 pm

thank god. im really on pins and needles these days.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby xudis149 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:04 pm

slugger wrote:thank god. im really on pins and needles these days.


Its my reach school and I am very anxious to hear anything..
And being international there may be more delay than normal... :(

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby isobelojalvo » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:29 pm

Mine still says "Application Status: Submitted"

How frustrating. I wonder if this is a bad thing.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:43 pm

I'm really anxious to hear back from Stony Brook as well. It's told me they will "notify me in a few days" for 15 days now...

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:37 am

coreycwgriffin wrote:It's told me they will "notify me in a few days" for 15 days now...


I think mine has said this for going on three weeks now. It's starting to get ridiculous!

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:45 pm

Has anybody's status not changed?

It's as if there is a gag order on the physics department. Has anyone heard anything?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:34 pm

I hate you for bumping this thread.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:09 pm

What is bumping a thread?

Why do you hate me for it?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby naseermk » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:48 pm

Mine still says your application is still under 'review.'

It got updated 02/22[weekend] at 2:00PM.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:03 pm

PhysicsPdx wrote:What is bumping a thread?

Why do you hate me for it?


Haha, "bumping a thread" just means making a post so that it's on the top of the list again. When I saw that this thread was on top (that is, someone recently posted in it), I thought that maybe Stony Brook was sending out results and I got anxious. I don't really hate you, hah.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:08 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:
PhysicsPdx wrote:What is bumping a thread?

Why do you hate me for it?


Haha, "bumping a thread" just means making a post so that it's on the top of the list again. When I saw that this thread was on top (that is, someone recently posted in it), I thought that maybe Stony Brook was sending out results and I got anxious. I don't really hate you, hah.


I thought I had broken some forum rule I didn't know about.

Tell me about anxious, this waiting is beginning to do harm to my sleep. I had a dream last night that was a combination of Crysis and graduate admissions/rejections. It was strange, and more than a little disturbing.

Oh, Stony Brook... Do I have bad breath? I even shaved today so I would look pretty for any email I might receive. Blar.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby xudis149 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:45 pm

I had called them up. My status is also "complete and under review".

Apparently they haven't sent my application to the admissions committee yet.

So more delay :?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby trani » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:52 pm

Maybe they just forgot to send out the decisions...

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:53 pm

Nobody heard anything today?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:33 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:Nobody heard anything today?


Now I understand why you made the comment about bumping the thread.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:50 pm

PhysicsPdx wrote:
coreycwgriffin wrote:Nobody heard anything today?


Now I understand why you made the comment about bumping the thread.


Hahaha, good.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby trani » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:35 pm

They've started. There is an entry on gradcafe... unfortunately by Postal Service...

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:44 pm

Yeah, I have to take GradCafe with a grain of salt. I'll believe it when I have the envelope in my hands.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:07 pm

PhysicsPdx wrote:Yeah, I have to take GradCafe with a grain of salt. I'll believe it when I have the envelope in my hands.


This.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:19 pm

Finally heard back from them! Longest...Delay...Ever....

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:20 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:Finally heard back from them! Longest...Delay...Ever....


Snail mail, email, phone call, what?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:22 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:Finally heard back from them! Longest...Delay...Ever....


...and?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:29 pm

I just checked the Profiles page.

It was accepted and by snail mail.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby slugger » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:32 pm

you mean the app status portal?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:35 pm

slugger wrote:you mean the app status portal?


He's talking about "WhatCanYouDoFermi?"s profile.

And maybe it's good news for us still waiting. I can't imagine they'd send out snail mail rejections, right?.....RIGHT?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby slugger » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:48 pm

crap. that means i gotta go home and get my mail from the folks' house. nuts to that.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:06 pm

Yes, it was snail mail with a TA appointment. Sorry I forgot to specify.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:56 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:Yes, it was snail mail with a TA appointment. Sorry I forgot to specify.


Where do you live? As in, what coast?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:54 pm

Anyone else still in the dark about Stony Brook at this point? (aside from me)

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:34 pm

I am as well. And, my girlfriend and best friend haven't heard back either.

Today officially marks the one-month anniversary of "We'll notify you in a few days."

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:37 pm

PhysicsPdx wrote:I am as well. And, my girlfriend and best friend haven't heard back either.

Today officially marks the one-month anniversary of "We'll notify you in a few days."


For you, maybe. It was one month for me 5 days ago.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby slugger » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:10 pm

they finally changed my status last thursday.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby xudis149 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:43 pm

"Your file is complete and it is under review by the Admissions Committee."

Still unchanged ...

In response to my phone call they said it will take a couple of weeks more.....
Phew.. :( :(

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:16 pm

sidharthsp wrote:"Your file is complete and it is under review by the Admissions Committee."

Still unchanged ...

In response to my phone call they said it will take a couple of weeks more.....
Phew.. :( :(


Oh wow. What the hell are they waiting for? I mean, I can understand all the programs that had free applications getting tons of applicants, but honestly how many do you think Stony Brook actually got? And their department is pretty big...

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby xudis149 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:52 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:Oh wow. What the hell are they waiting for? I mean, I can understand all the programs that had free applications getting tons of applicants, but honestly how many do you think Stony Brook actually got? And their department is pretty big...


gradschoolshopper.com says they had 305 applicants for 29 places last time. If numbers are similar this time around then it really is not too much. Delay in my case seems to be due to me being an international applicant. Even other places like Florida and Purdue haven't started yet for internationals.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby PhysicsPdx » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:53 pm

Free? Stony Brook?

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:21 pm

PhysicsPdx wrote:Free? Stony Brook?


There is an option to apply for free to Stony Brook, but it is followed by a line that says that candidates seem more serious if they pay a fee, or something like that. What I wrote was more of a contrast.

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Re: Stony Brook Application Status

Postby cato88 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:13 am

coreycwgriffin wrote:There is an option to apply for free to Stony Brook, but it is followed by a line that says that candidates seem more serious if they pay a fee, or something like that. What I wrote was more of a contrast.

That sounds like asking for a bribe.




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