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  1. 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Sorry to hear that, @jader. I'm still waiting to hear from a professor at ASU and I've got a feeling it'll be the same news once I finally do hear something. Last I heard from them was three weeks ago and they were still trying to find funding.
  2. Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    I was thinking about trying that, but it'd have to be in a different subject than my major. I'm going to ask around in other departments, but without knowing many of the professors I think it'll be a challenge finding one who'd be willing to do this for me. What caused this whole thing is that my degree plan can apparently only have 9 total credit hours of an upper level special topics course, which is what we use for independent study and research hours. I have 11 hours total of that section, though. Three were used in an actual class three years ago, in the first semester it was offered. Rather than assign the class its own course number, which they've finally done, the department lumped it in with the special topics section.
  3. Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Suppose here's as good a place as any to vent. So, I've been rejected from every school I applied to except one. I'm still waiting to hear if a professor from that school is going to be able to find funding for me and a few other students. To make things worse, I found out on Monday that I'm one upper level credit hour short of being able to graduate. Apparently the two degree plan audits my advisor and I did in the last year were inaccurate. So, I won't even be getting a degree until after the summer semester at least. I had been looking for jobs in case I don't get into that last grad school, but now I'm not even eligible yet for most jobs I've been applying for. Now, I get to spend ~$1300 for a single credit hour, in the unlikely event I'll find a suitable class. More likely is that I'll have to pay ~$2700 for a three credit hour class. What a great year it's been!
  4. and still waiting....

    I'm in a similar spot, but I was wait-listed on April 1st and told to contact professors regarding funding. I did that and spoke with a few. The one I'm most interested in working with then sent an email three weeks ago saying he was working on making decisions that weekend. Haven't heard from him since, and I sent a follow up email last week.
  5. 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    @sjoh197 Dang, that sucks. I'm sorry. Hopefully you'll get good news. I still don't have a definite answer from ASU. Two weeks ago, a professor I've been in contact with said he was working on making admissions decisions that weekend. I haven't heard from him again, though. Now, my undergraduate advisor is telling me to apply to my school's physics masters program, since I don't have any acceptances yet. They apparently don't have a big enough incoming class and have TA funding available. I'm not sure how much two more years of physics is really going to help me with the aspects of planetary science I'm interested in. I kind of want to just get a job for a year and work on paying down some loans.

    Had some cheese and beer last night while I was waiting. Am I doing this right? And @susanmr5, I hope you hear something soon!
  7. 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    @sjoh197 Did you ever hear about funding at UH? Last I heard you were accepted but still didn't know if you'd be able to attend.
  8. 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Finally got rejected from CU-Boulder. I'm going to South Padre Island with my girlfriend the weekend after I graduate. I imagine I'll be doing a lot of drinking and reflecting while watching the waves crash against the shore. At this point, the wait-list at Arizona State seems to be the only chance I have. But I haven't heard anything from them in weeks and I've got absolutely no leverage. Maybe I'll resign myself to my fate of teaching high school and start the drinking early.

    @SunshineLolipops Yep, on four schools.
  10. 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I'm wait-listed at ASU, but I had a good call with a professor there a week and a half ago. Would it be worth it to send them an email to ask about my status and to see if they heard from everyone in their first round of acceptances? Since the call I emailed the professor a few questions but haven't gotten a response. I haven't heard anything from CU Boulder's geosciences department, or the oceanography departments at Washington and Hawaii. All my hope hinges on ASU, I think.
  11. 2016 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Anyone else waiting to hear from schools?

    And back to waiting! If you haven't heard from a school at this point, is there a good chance you're wait-listed?
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  14. Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Just a thought, and sorry if this suggestion increases the complexity, but you could install Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp: I have experience partitioning a hard drive in Windows and Linux, but no experience with Macs. I could try helping if you run into any trouble, though.

    I'm sitting here doing homework, wondering if the people posting acceptances from wait-lists are getting these emails right now, or earlier in the day.