Decision Dates 2017

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eternalwait
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Decision Dates 2017

Postby eternalwait » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:54 pm

Hello.

I thought it would be useful to have a thread similar to this one http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6232, which was started around one year ago.

I copy the description made by the user thehairupthere when he created the topic last year:

" I decided to start this thread where we can all post admission status along with dates so people panicking that they didn't get a reply yet can panic some more (or at least get an insight on what's going on)

I'm assuming no one yet has had an acceptance or rejection, but most deadlines are tomorrow (15th December) so we can start panicking as soon as that (even though most admission results are sent starting late January/early February)".


So yeah, I'm quite nervous. :S

Greetings, and good luck to all!

corebake
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby corebake » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:29 pm

Someone's anxious... :wink:

eternalwait
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby eternalwait » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:29 pm

corebake wrote:Someone's anxious... :wink:


Just a bit :?

But well, in 2015 the same thread was opened on Dec 14, and in 2014 on Dec 25, so maybe it was around time for this year.

Anyway, I know it's around 1 month too soon to get notifications, but I can't wait :P

eddie.ss
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby eddie.ss » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:41 am

eternalwait wrote:
corebake wrote:Someone's anxious... :wink:


Just a bit :?

But well, in 2015 the same thread was opened on Dec 14, and in 2014 on Dec 25, so maybe it was around time for this year.

Anyway, I know it's around 1 month too soon to get notifications, but I can't wait :P


I received one acceptance letter on 12/21! :D Early Christmas gift, but it might be due to the University being a private one? IDK

eternalwait
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby eternalwait » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:23 pm

eddie.ss wrote:
I received one acceptance letter on 12/21! :D Early Christmas gift, but it might be due to the University being a private one? IDK


Wow, that was quick! Congratulations! :D :D

anirekj
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby anirekj » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:49 pm

The waiting is eternal and I feel like dying so I decide to post something here. (The same thread had gotten to the second page by the same time last year)
Two groups under the same department sent me separate interview requests - I found it quite interesting that they dont communicate or they do but still want to interview me separately.

grenupet
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby grenupet » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:35 pm

anirekj wrote:The waiting is eternal and I feel like dying so I decide to post something here. (The same thread had gotten to the second page by the same time last year)
Two groups under the same department sent me separate interview requests - I found it quite interesting that they dont communicate or they do but still want to interview me separately.


Which department, if I may ask?

anirekj
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby anirekj » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:37 pm

grenupet wrote:
anirekj wrote:The waiting is eternal and I feel like dying so I decide to post something here. (The same thread had gotten to the second page by the same time last year)
Two groups under the same department sent me separate interview requests - I found it quite interesting that they dont communicate or they do but still want to interview me separately.


Which department, if I may ask?


The physics department of Cambridge.

cosmosis
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby cosmosis » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:47 am

eddie.ss wrote:
eternalwait wrote:
corebake wrote:Someone's anxious... :wink:


Just a bit :?

But well, in 2015 the same thread was opened on Dec 14, and in 2014 on Dec 25, so maybe it was around time for this year.

Anyway, I know it's around 1 month too soon to get notifications, but I can't wait :P


I received one acceptance letter on 12/21! :D Early Christmas gift, but it might be due to the University being a private one? IDK


Congrats! Which uni if I may ask?

anirekj
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby anirekj » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:54 pm

There is a rejection from Caltech applied physics on TGC. This is a little bit terrifying :(

metapuff
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby metapuff » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:58 pm

Got an acceptance from UCSD physics!

anirekj
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby anirekj » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:18 pm

metapuff wrote:Got an acceptance from UCSD physics!

Congrats!!

phyz
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby phyz » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:24 am

Got into Duke - 1/13.

stronglycoupled
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby stronglycoupled » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:54 pm

Is it just me or are admission committees much slower this year than last year? By this time last year, there were some acceptances on thegradcafe from both Brown and Washington, Seattle. Nothing this year thus far :roll: Well, I at least got into UBC, but I really want to hear back from somewhere in the States, even if a 'safety'. Sorry, just a bit anxious.

dankmemes
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby dankmemes » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:53 pm

stronglycoupled wrote:Is it just me or are admission committees much slower this year than last year? By this time last year, there were some acceptances on thegradcafe from both Brown and Washington, Seattle. Nothing this year thus far :roll: Well, I at least got into UBC, but I really want to hear back from somewhere in the States, even if a 'safety'. Sorry, just a bit anxious.


The early AAS meeting this year means a lot of departments would have waited until after this to start looking at applications in detail, so I would expect a lot of schools will be posting results about a week later than usual due to this.

Zopy
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby Zopy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:12 pm

Just got accepted into the Physics Ph.D. program at Michigan State! They sent me the decision via email. I'm on cloud nine right now.

milkywayguy
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby milkywayguy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:25 pm

Got a call from the admissions committee at the University of Arizona. They've made the first round of acceptances for the Astronomy PhD program and will be contacting those who were selected via phone calls.

Details are to follow in the coming weeks.

Visitation dates: March 2nd, 3rd and 4th

cosmosis
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby cosmosis » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:31 pm

milkywayguy wrote:Got a call from the admissions committee at the University of Arizona. They've made the first round of acceptances for the Astronomy PhD program and will be contacting those who were selected via phone calls.

Details are to follow in the coming weeks.

Visitation dates: March 2nd, 3rd and 4th


Congrats! Did your online application status change or is it only via phone call for now?

milkywayguy
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby milkywayguy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:37 pm

cosmosis wrote:
milkywayguy wrote:Got a call from the admissions committee at the University of Arizona. They've made the first round of acceptances for the Astronomy PhD program and will be contacting those who were selected via phone calls.

Details are to follow in the coming weeks.

Visitation dates: March 2nd, 3rd and 4th


Congrats! Did your online application status change or is it only via phone call for now?


Thank you! It was only via phone call. They said that it'll take a week or two for the system to update the status. Emails should follow afterward.

theladybug
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby theladybug » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:44 pm

Had a phone interview with Princeton today. I think it went pretty well, though I was nervous. They said they should be notifying people in early February, but I'm not sure if that's just for the plasma program or other physics fields as well.
My friend already got accepted there, but he's chemical engineering.

manbeard95
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby manbeard95 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:58 am

theladybug wrote:Had a phone interview with Princeton today. I think it went pretty well, though I was nervous. They said they should be notifying people in early February, but I'm not sure if that's just for the plasma program or other physics fields as well.
My friend already got accepted there, but he's chemical engineering.


What do schools generally ask during phone interviews?

theladybug
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby theladybug » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:10 am

manbeard95 wrote:
theladybug wrote:Had a phone interview with Princeton today. I think it went pretty well, though I was nervous. They said they should be notifying people in early February, but I'm not sure if that's just for the plasma program or other physics fields as well.
My friend already got accepted there, but he's chemical engineering.


What do schools generally ask during phone interviews?

I've only had this one and also one for a summer internship, but both have asked me details of my more recent research experiences and what my favorite physics class in college has been. This one also asked why I want to go into plasma physics.




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