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

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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.

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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!!

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

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

Got into Duke - 1/13.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby ckitc » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:12 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! May I ask when this call was? (I didn't have high hopes for getting in early here, but still want to get a sense for things...presumably everyone would hear within a day or two.)

milkywayguy
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby milkywayguy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:11 pm

ckitc 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! May I ask when this call was? (I didn't have high hopes for getting in early here, but still want to get a sense for things...presumably everyone would hear within a day or two.)


Thank you :)

They called me yesterday (1/18) at around 4PM PST. I was told that they will indeed be contacting everyone within a couple of days!

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby ckitc » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:46 pm

milkywayguy wrote:
ckitc 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! May I ask when this call was? (I didn't have high hopes for getting in early here, but still want to get a sense for things...presumably everyone would hear within a day or two.)


Thank you :)

They called me yesterday (1/18) at around 4PM PST. I was told that they will indeed be contacting everyone within a couple of days!


Thanks. Guess who I got a call from this afternoon...? ;) Guess I must be about the end of the list, but I couldn't get a sense for it (sorry, anybody else waiting)

cosmosis
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby cosmosis » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:55 pm

ckitc wrote:
milkywayguy wrote:
ckitc wrote:
Congrats! May I ask when this call was? (I didn't have high hopes for getting in early here, but still want to get a sense for things...presumably everyone would hear within a day or two.)


Thank you :)

They called me yesterday (1/18) at around 4PM PST. I was told that they will indeed be contacting everyone within a couple of days!


Thanks. Guess who I got a call from this afternoon...? ;) Guess I must be about the end of the list, but I couldn't get a sense for it (sorry, anybody else waiting)


Guess who else got the call ;) Went to my voicemail and I didn't bother checking because I thought it was my mom :p Just got off the phone now!

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby danielfaraday » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:02 am

Is anyone still in the dark for Duke Medical Physics PhD? I saw decisions on thegradcafe, but I haven't heard about anything for myself yet. The interview weekend is scheduled for 2 weeks from now, so I getting a little anxious.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby cosmosis » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:52 pm

Got an email from UMich Ann Arbor for astro PhD. Visitation is on March 17th and 18th.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby astro_orion » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:12 pm

someone has an acceptance from Umass Amherst (astro) up on gradcafe- cue anxiety :oops:

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby aewais13 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:19 pm

Do admission decisions for international students usually come after the domestic ones ??

Goldberry
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby Goldberry » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:01 pm

Unofficial acceptance (told by potential PI) last thursday at UCSB. He says they've selected their first round of admits already and official letters will go out "in a bit."

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby metapuff » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:29 pm

Also spoke to a Princeton guy who said that offers will be going out ``soon''.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby Yiiiiii » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:57 pm

Got an interview request from the Astronomy Dept. of Santa Cruz... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby anirekj » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:06 pm

I'm starting to have a bad feeling about my application to Princeton as they obviously sent out quite a few interviews recently (according to this thread, tgc and people around me) and I didn't get one :oops: :cry:

ckitc
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby ckitc » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:11 pm

Yiiiiii wrote:Got an interview request from the Astronomy Dept. of Santa Cruz... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops:


Ditto...and they make it sound way more serious than any others I've had so far. Now I'm nervous...

Yiiiiii
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby Yiiiiii » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:18 pm

ckitc wrote:
Yiiiiii wrote:Got an interview request from the Astronomy Dept. of Santa Cruz... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops:


Ditto...and they make it sound way more serious than any others I've had so far. Now I'm nervous...



I have the same feeling.. Sounds like an interrogation.. :shock: :shock:
It is the only one I got so far tho, so at least it tells us what to prepare.

Let me pray we will both be fine...

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby stronglycoupled » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:21 pm

anirekj wrote:I'm starting to have a bad feeling about my application to Princeton as they obviously sent out quite a few interviews recently (according to this thread, tgc and people around me) and I didn't get one :oops: :cry:


In which field are you? I think interviews in astronomy seem far more common than in, say, hep-th or cmt. If you're applying to the latter I wouldn't worry, but if the former then maybe worry just a bit. :P

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby cosmosis » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:25 pm

Yiiiiii wrote:Got an interview request from the Astronomy Dept. of Santa Cruz... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops:


Same here! I wonder how many people are being interviewed.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby anirekj » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:26 pm

stronglycoupled wrote:
anirekj wrote:I'm starting to have a bad feeling about my application to Princeton as they obviously sent out quite a few interviews recently (according to this thread, tgc and people around me) and I didn't get one :oops: :cry:


In which field are you? I think interviews in astronomy seem far more common than in, say, hep-th or cmt. If you're applying to the latter I wouldn't worry, but if the former then maybe worry just a bit. :P

AMO, and I know at least one AMO guy who got the interview from princeton. Considering that there is only one active AMO group in Princeton, I think my chance is kinda low now.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby Yiiiiii » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:26 pm

cosmosis wrote:
Yiiiiii wrote:Got an interview request from the Astronomy Dept. of Santa Cruz... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D :D :D :oops: :oops: :oops:


Same here! I wonder how many people are being interviewed.


Congrats! Hopefully only we three.. (jk

theladybug
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby theladybug » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:12 pm

Yeah, the first guy I talked to from Princeton said they should be notifying people by early February, but that could have just referred to the plasma lab or to the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, which it belongs to.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby electronrunaway » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:13 pm

Haven't heard anything from Princeton plasma physics yet. I knew it was sorta a long shot anyway with my GRE anyway.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby blinkmiss » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:30 pm

Heard back from UIUC in the middle of the night last night. Stipend looks little low, but they said fellowship decisions haven't been made yet, this is TA or RA-ship. CME.

theladybug
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby theladybug » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:39 pm

Heard back from Wisconsin and UC Irvine today, Wisconsin hasn't sent the official offer yet though.

stronglycoupled
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby stronglycoupled » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:02 pm

A Chicago CMT acceptance on the gradcafe. I bet it's metapuff. Congrats, dude! I'm starting to get nervous now. I really, really want to hear back from somewhere in the States. I'm starting to think I should've applied to more universities.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby aewais13 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:31 am

It seems that Wisconsin, Madison started sending offers, I am getting very nervous now, I know that my chances are low given that I am an international student with not so good GRE, PGRE and little research experience and only 25 percent of the total offers are made for internationals. But I still have a faint hope. Who knows :(

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby physicist91 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:39 am

aewais13 wrote:It seems that Wisconsin, Madison started sending offers, I am getting very nervous now, I know that my chances are low given that I am an international student with not so good GRE, PGRE and little research experience and only 25 percent of the total offers are made for internationals. But I still have a faint hope. Who knows :(


Sometimes, international students with low scores in GREs have got admissions if they have strong enough LOR and good SOP. I hope that you can get an admission to the univsrsity. For me, I have incomplete research experiences (2 without papers). I have still awaited for the department of astrophysics at Austin, Carnegie, Northwestern, and others. Waiting is the hardest part in one's life.

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby metapuff » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:30 am

stronglycoupled wrote: A Chicago CMT acceptance on the gradcafe. I bet it's metapuff. Congrats, dude! I'm starting to get nervous now. I really, really want to hear back from somewhere in the States. I'm starting to think I should've applied to more universities.


Yep, that was me. To be fair, I haven't received the official offer yet, I just heard from an admissions committee person and one of the cool CMT professors who I want to work with.

ndrach
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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby ndrach » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Im seeing on grad cafe a few acceptances from UC Irvine and UPenn... :?

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Re: Decision Dates 2017

Postby Kartof123 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:34 pm

I see a couple of Northwestern acceptances up on gradcafe. :shock:




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