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#1 zaphyr

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:25 AM

worried about my application to Electrical Eng. at Stanford. Anybody else has the same feeling? Have you heard them back? just saw today some admitts to CS at Stanford. When do we expect to hear them back? 


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#2 karely

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:44 AM

I got a wrongly sent acceptance letter from the school I applied to today. They say it was a system error. This was supposed to be my first decision email. It's better than a wrongly sent rejection letter, but still, worse than no reply at all.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:50 AM

I applied to Stanford EE PhD as well...I feel it's a long shot for me.  The question is upon rejection do I fall into MS or not even that?


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:15 AM

I applied to Stanford EE PhD as well...I feel it's a long shot for me.  The question is upon rejection do I fall into MS or not even that?

I am in the same boat


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:15 AM

something weird crossed my mind and is freaking me out: Is their admission process need-blind or indincating an interest in fellowships/RAs reduces your chances for Stanford EE? ealier I thought they decide on admission regradless of funding and then move on fundings? Any thoughs or ideas?


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:52 AM

I am in the same boat

Have you heard them back any word? even informal?
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:53 AM

I applied to Stanford EE PhD as well...I feel it's a long shot for me.  The question is upon rejection do I fall into MS or not even that?

Have you heard them back any word? Even informal ?
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:17 PM

Nope I have not heard back from Stanford yet for anything.  I guess I'll keep waiting...It's February now so results will come closer and closer. :)


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:56 PM

Generally speaking, what does it mean when you see that other applicants have received acceptances, rejections, and waitlists, while your application still says "In Review" for you? Do schools interview in waves? Or have I been completely overlooked?


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:33 PM

I'd take any non-rejection as a good thing.  They probably contacted their top picks and their easy rejections first.  The middle group of wait list people are then notified they are solidly wait list.  Sometimes people at the very top of the wait list don't find out until a bit later because the school is waiting to confirm a few of their top picks.  Meaning that if even a couple of their first round of top picks choose somewhere else, they can quickly send an offer to the top unofficially wait listed people.


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PhD Civil Engineering with other sub-focus area.

 

     First Choice:  Submitted, Accepted, & waiting on funding info

 

     2nd Choice:  Submitted, waiting for school decision.


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:46 PM

Hmmm makes sense. So... what's the difference between Waitlist and Silence?


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:15 AM

lets say they put 20 people on the official wait list.  they might notify the bottom 15 right away and keep the top 5 wait listed in Silence, hoping for a quick response from their top picks to see if spots open up.  Just what I've observed at one school, could be way off base somewhere else.  Don't know for sure.


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PhD Civil Engineering with other sub-focus area.

 

     First Choice:  Submitted, Accepted, & waiting on funding info

 

     2nd Choice:  Submitted, waiting for school decision.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:55 AM

Good to know... that makes sense. If this were Facebook or LinkedIn, I'd "Like" your comment -- thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!


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