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Where are the PhD MSE Applicants for Fall 2012?


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#41 lkh5650

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

i dont know... i have berkeley, georgia tech and upenn left..

i hope at least i get into one of three

and yeah i was the one who posted the harvard rejection. i got it thru my mail, it was dated on 14th
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

Please help me

1. I applied to Ph.D. program at U of Michigan-Ann Arbor, UT-Austin and U of Wisconsin-Madison,
but I haven't heard back yet. Has anyone here applied to these universities?

2. I was admitted to UCSD and Purdue (in MSE Ph.D. program). Which one is better
regarding research activities and academic reputation?

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#43 lkh5650

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

Please help me

1. I applied to Ph.D. program at U of Michigan-Ann Arbor, UT-Austin and U of Wisconsin-Madison,
but I haven't heard back yet. Has anyone here applied to these universities?

2. I was admitted to UCSD and Purdue (in MSE Ph.D. program). Which one is better
regarding research activities and academic reputation?


I would love to help u out but i am not in any better position. FOr UCSD did you get the funding info yet? I asked them and it is still pending...
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#44 Asterick*

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

Austin's offers were sent awhile back.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:11 AM

I would love to help u out but i am not in any better position. FOr UCSD did you get the funding info yet? I asked them and it is still pending...



No, I didn't. I was externally funded.

Austin's offers were sent awhile back.


Thank for your info.
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#46 VivaldisCat

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

Harvard reject was in my snail mail too.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

whats really happening with Berkeley?

should i email or call them? and other two places that i havent heard back yet? (upenn & georgia tech)
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

I'm waiting on Berkeley, UPenn and Boston U too. It's too late to even hope, but I wish they would reply soon.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:37 AM


lkh5650, if you contact them, please let us also know what they say. UPenn replied to my mail 3 weeks ago saying they are finished with the first round and will follow up after those admits are confirmed. Berkeley did not reply to email since a week.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Sounds like the Colorado School of Mines has sent out some rejections today, but I haven't heard from them yet
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Anyone hear back from Boston Univ?
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#52 lkh5650

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:37 PM

i emailed berkeley and upenn last night
they haven't replied me back yet
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

No one yet has heard from either UPenn or Berkeley? I see some UPenn results posted, as well as BU, but I haven't got any word yet...
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

UPenn anyone? Berkeley? No one at all?
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

emailed both of them on thursday....haven't heard back..
maybe u should call them! :P i have final exam to write in 1 hour T_T
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Defending Masters' thesis tomorrow! Have written to both twice too :-(
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

Alright, I've made some calls recently and here's what I've found out about various programs:

Berkeley: The person I talked to today said the department has just given her the go-ahead to start sending out emails. There are hundreds so they will be going out in the next couple days. Side note: this is 2012...shouldn't this process be automated by now?

Boston University: The person I got ahold of last week said that, due to a family emergency, the head of their admissions committe had to leave the country for an unspecified amount of time. The admissions decisions must wait for their return.

Colorado Mines: Their deadline for notifying accepted students is April 15. So, expect a decision by then.
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#58 tomahok

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:16 AM

i kinda dont believe what berkeley said cause she told me the same thing 2 weeks ago and still nothing... though dont care anymore, made my choice
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Thanks schroedingersmeerkat, that was heaps useful. I heard from BU about admission, but they said financial aid decisions are yet to be made. A bit late for a school like Berkeley don't you think? I wish we had something to go on UPenn as well, they just send the same response everytime that they are still waiting on their first round admits to respond...
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

So you got BU? congrats if thats the case!
yeah i am not sure what is happening.
I will take Berkeley or upenn over UCSD in a heartbeat :(

did you guys see the survey posted about upenn? I hope that's not true :(

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