Waiting List

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naseermk
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Waiting List

Postby naseermk » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:21 pm

I'll start off with a request.

Anyone who has received an offer from Stony Brook and has decided on going to another school pls decline.

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coreycwgriffin
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Re: Waiting List

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:28 pm

Is this thread really necessary?

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naseermk
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Re: Waiting List

Postby naseermk » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:32 pm

coreycwgriffin wrote:Is this thread really necessary?


This is the email I received:
"I decided to put you on "hold", which means that if positions are available after April 15, you might be offered admission."

It might make a difference??

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Re: Waiting List

Postby coreycwgriffin » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:35 pm

naseermk wrote:
coreycwgriffin wrote:Is this thread really necessary?


This is the email I received:
"I decided to put you on "hold", which means that if positions are available after April 15, you might be offered admission."

It might make a difference??


Well the idea of "decline offers you don't want" has been spread pretty thick on this forum already.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby nonick » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:59 pm

I just mailed them back the admission offer form today, indicating that I am declining.
I hope you get in.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby rohit » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:40 am

Might as well chip in here too- Anyone who has received an offer from Pitt or U Mass and has decided on going to another school pls decline.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby happymonkey » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:27 pm

@rohit and twimc: Yes, UMass is really the only school I believe I still have a chance at. So, while I believe rohit will be accepted first to UMass in HEP over me and my record please if you know you prefer another school to UMass please decline.

thank you

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Re: Waiting List

Postby rohit » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:50 am

@happymonkey: are you actually waitlisted at Umass? I just got a vague mail frm a Prof. 2 weeks back. I'm assumin thats something like bein waitlisted :)

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Re: Waiting List

Postby Maxwells_Demon » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:24 pm

Same for BU, and NYU... :-p

-Maxwell's Demon

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Re: Waiting List

Postby happymonkey » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:01 pm

@rohit: Ya, I got a letter about the same time as you, and that's about all I know. :) Maybe they are just playing with us and there really are no places left. In any event I hope we get into somewhere. best

rohit wrote:@happymonkey: are you actually waitlisted at Umass? I just got a vague mail frm a Prof. 2 weeks back. I'm assumin thats something like bein waitlisted :)

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Re: Waiting List

Postby pqortic » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:02 am

I think there won't be another wave of offers even after Apr 15. Admission committees are so experienced in the number of people who may accept offers after many years. but one or two offer in schools with entering class of 20 would be probable.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby ck85 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:16 pm

Carnegie, Brown, Penn State. Damn 3 waitlists.

This means at least 2 rejections, if not 3. :?

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Re: Waiting List

Postby pqortic » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:09 pm

ck85 wrote:Carnegie, Brown, Penn State. Damn 3 waitlists.

are you sure you have not received rejection email from Penn State? they rejected many people this week and they have already said there is no wait list. if not, you would have high chance for this school.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby ck85 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:32 pm

Actually it was only after I saw so many rejections on this website that I decided to mail them. So yeah I am on waitlist.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby clytze_pp » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:03 am

Physics--OSU..Rice
MSE- UVa

I will attand Case, if Rice UVa sent me rejection
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Re: Waiting List

Postby rohit » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:29 am

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naseermk
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Re: Waiting List

Postby naseermk » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:55 pm

Wait listed at Univ. of Minnesota.

Pls decline if you've already selected a school.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby ___ » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:09 am

I just want to add that at this point you really should be declining by email, not post. Last year when I was going through all this stuff I declined an offer by post in early April and got an email at about 6pm on April 15 asking me if I had made a decision. They said that they had a student or two on the waitlist who were waiting to see if some spots opened up at the 11th hour. I imagine that I made life a lot more stressful than it needed to be for that student, and I felt kinda lousy about it afterwards.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby Andromeda » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:49 pm

UMass (astro)
UMD (astro)
Columbia (astro)
Johns Hopkins (physics- astro program)

I emailed all these guys plus one other school which promptly told me I was rejected there, so I'm thinking I'm on the waitlist if I haven't heard yet?

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Re: Waiting List

Postby ibbgs » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:32 pm

Does anyone know roughly what the percentage acceptance rate is of applications on waiting lists?

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Re: Waiting List

Postby grae313 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:44 pm

ibbgs wrote:Does anyone know roughly what the percentage acceptance rate is of applications on waiting lists?


6.45%

really...

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Re: Waiting List

Postby ticc » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:46 am

grae313 wrote:
ibbgs wrote:Does anyone know roughly what the percentage acceptance rate is of applications on waiting lists?


6.45%

really...

I think the fluctuation is big, depending specific schools you applied for.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby naseermk » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:39 pm

grae313 wrote:
ibbgs wrote:Does anyone know roughly what the percentage acceptance rate is of applications on waiting lists?


6.45%

really...


Shouldn't it be like 6.458% ?

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Re: Waiting List

Postby grae313 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:28 am

naseermk wrote:
grae313 wrote:
ibbgs wrote:Does anyone know roughly what the percentage acceptance rate is of applications on waiting lists?


6.45%

really...


Shouldn't it be like 6.458% ?


You're right! I don't know what I was thinking.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby Hypatia » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:33 am

I contacted osu as my status is "evaluation" since february! The response was :
"We still do not know whether or not the department is full for the autumn
2009 enrollment. We know that it is getting close to the middle of April,
but April 15 is the deadline for offer acceptances to be turned in. We will
know for sure by that date, but if you have received offers from other
universities, you may want to consider them. "
Should I ask about my position in the waiting list?

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Re: Waiting List

Postby alo » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:25 pm

Wait listed at Univ. of Washington and Brown.

Please decline if you've already selected a school.(I really need them)

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Re: Waiting List

Postby Argonic » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:19 pm

alo wrote:Wait listed at Univ. of Washington and Brown.

Please decline if you've already selected a school.(I really need them)


Declined Brown... I wonder if that actually makes a difference for you.

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Re: Waiting List

Postby foobarbaz » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:17 pm

oh well, I guess it can't hurt...

anyone feel like declining UChicago and/or Columbia astro?


//fbb

edit: I guess I should ask anyone who has accepted elsewhere to withdraw from the waitlists too. I'm paranoid that even if an offer is eventually made, maybe it would be too late due to the department having to phone everyone on the waitlist in order on the day. I assume it is all pretty hectic on the 15th, but does anyone know how it works?

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Re: Waiting List

Postby xudis149 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:55 pm

wait listed at florida
Was rejected at usc.. now on a sort of waiting list after few email enquiries..

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Re: Waiting List

Postby alo » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:54 pm

Argonic wrote:
alo wrote:Wait listed at Univ. of Washington and Brown.

Please decline if you've already selected a school.(I really need them)


Declined Brown... I wonder if that actually makes a difference for you.


/Thanks. I'm not sure if it helps. They say I should wait until 15th. BTW thanks for your kind reaction.




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