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#1 HeatherinWDC

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 02:31 PM

UMD is driving me crazy! I applied over two months ago with stellar letters of rec, 3.5 UGPA and 3.7 grad GPA, 1370 GRE, and strong personal statement. And.....*crickets*

They sent out an email saying that they would email decisions by the end of March. Um, it's the 25th. There are only 4 business days left in the month. Nothing like keeping us in suspense!

Moreover, there are NO grad assistantships (ANYWHERE on campus) listed on the job website. I find it hard to believe that no departments are hiring GAs right now.
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#2 In4mation

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:12 PM

UMD is driving me crazy! I applied over two months ago with stellar letters of rec, 3.5 UGPA and 3.7 grad GPA, 1370 GRE, and strong personal statement. And.....*crickets*

They sent out an email saying that they would email decisions by the end of March. Um, it's the 25th. There are only 4 business days left in the month. Nothing like keeping us in suspense!

Moreover, there are NO grad assistantships (ANYWHERE on campus) listed on the job website. I find it hard to believe that no departments are hiring GAs right now.


See, now if you would have thought ahead like I did and received a rejection letter, you wouldn't have to worry about them...

But I am in a similar boat with Syracuse. I interviewed at the beginning of March and they were supposed to notify us about 2 weeks ago. Nothing so far. Am I in, out, waitlisted? They expect us to commit our future to them by April 15th (less than 3 weeks), but they can not make a decision in 3 months? I am going to write the Director early next week if I don't hear anything.
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Applied to Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Michigan, Syracuse and Pitt. PhD - Info Science / HCI.

Interview: Syracuse

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OUT: Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Michigan, Syracuse, Pitt

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

UMD seems to be giving me the silent treatment too!! Luckily they aren't a top pick for me anymore; I've grown too attached to my other options.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:26 PM

Reccommendation/Acceptance letter???

I applied to the dual-degree HiLS program. On about February 20th I received a letter from the College of Information. It said that I was being reccommended for the HiLS program and they attached a preliminary response form. It asked for what semester you were admtted and if you're going pt/ft etc. I'm getting technical because I'm confused on whether I was accepted or not now. I'm now getting new student emails now about registering for classes, but Testudo says that my status is still pending. Today I called the history department (the college of info. and history department have to make separate decisions) and she didn't know why I was still pending because the history department already made a decision. I guess it's all up to the graduate school at this point. I'm worried, confused.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:10 PM

Of the schools I applied to I have been least impressed with how UMD has handled the application process. They were uninformative and failed to respond to several e-mails I sent out and phone calls that I made. When I was applying I considered them to be a serious candidate, but the way they handled the admissions process made me lose respect for the program as a whole.
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#6 HeatherinWDC

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:28 PM

Finally! I received an email letting me know I was admitted this morning. No word on funding. I'm going to defer to next year I think.
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#7 laurian

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:10 PM

Finally! I received an email letting me know I was admitted this morning. No word on funding. I'm going to defer to next year I think.


Yay! Congrats! Did you apply to the HiLS as well?

My email didn't have any information on funding either.
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