Mataka wrote:Seriously guys ... do you really think that a member of the graduate committee will be like "This is a good candidate, I think we should accept him, but ho no wait, he posted his profile on the physicsGRE forum, on second thought I don't think we should accept him".
I at least hope no one thinks this way. Yes, I'm sure at some programs, they could probably match up our online profiles to what they have on file. However, I think that would be a waste of their time if they even know about this site. If anything, it would make them work harder to get us to go to their school if they see we have multiple acceptance . Again, that's sort of an outlandish thought.
Ryalnos wrote:I feel like holding onto some anonymity for just a little while longer. Call it paranoia.
AO: I'm interested in plasma - one of UW-Madison's strong suits.
AO wrote:I just got an email from Michigan State offering to fly me out to visit (they just say they're "very interested in your application file"). I'm tempted to decline and withdraw my application but I still haven't heard anything from Madison with regards to my financial package. How long do you think I can wait before responding?
highbounce wrote:According to thegradcafe, Wisconsin sent a lot of rejections today. But I still havn't heard anything from them, let's hope that no news is good news
May I interpret this to understand that UW-Madison was your undergrad institution?
geshi wrote:Woot! Got an offer from Colorado State today! January is not even over and I have 2 offers already!
Mataka wrote:Yeah the waiting is killing me too, I don't know if it's just the stress of the waiting but somehow I'm starting to think I may have aimed too high with my choice of schools...
I'm having the exact same feeling. I know it's irrational since I haven't been confronted with any new information that should make me down-grade the strength of my application.
Mataka wrote:Haha forget what I just said, I just received a pretty cool email, I got in Cornell
It sounds like they are testing how interested you are. If you fly out for a visit, they'll probably make sure to give you a legitimate offer. If you say no to a visit, they may reject you. If they are offering to fly you out, I have serious doubts they're going to reject you outright. That would be a waste of money.
MacCutcheon60 wrote:Got a golden ticket to UT Austin's open house (Feb. 17-19)! Via email about 10 minutes ago. Good luck to all.
ddubs wrote:Congrats to everyone that has heard already, and good luck to those that haven't yet. If you must, taking a year off did wonders for me, so don't sweat it. It's not a big deal.
You say that as if it's already late March, but it's not even February yet!
YellowXDart wrote:I would agree 100% with what has been said. Just as a word for posterity or those first time applicants who feel really unconfident about their profiles: it is not the end of the world if you don't get in. I went through some severe depression for several months after receiving so many rejections, and almost reevaluated the dreams that I had held since I was a kid. I think that this year off has given me very useful experiences, both professionally and personally, and it shows the adcoms that you really are committed to your craft if you persevere through all the rejections and try again.
ultraballer2000 wrote:Man, that sounds pretty intense. I don't think anyone can ever be fully prepared for failure though, that's why it's key to have a backup plan. My back up plan is to crap myself.
matonski wrote:Even though logically this wait should feel worse, it isn't as nerve-racking for me as waiting for the PGRE scores to be released. Maybe it's because I knew exactly what day it was going to happen.
Mataka wrote:For me it's much worse for the exact same reason, because I don't know the day it will happen, every day is long and painful !
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