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    rwoodward reacted to cater99 in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Hi. I just got an unofficial email saying I got in organic chemistry track masters! Yeah Saturday night. 
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    rwoodward reacted to ketchup in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Just contacted Caltech. Apparently all their admits have gone out and they hope to update the website by the end of the week. Hope that puts some minds at rest!
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    rwoodward reacted to pchem2018 in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Well, considering the cost of living in Palo Alto I would hope so.
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    rwoodward reacted to lostkey96 in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    I was accepted to the program at MIT (:O) this past Friday through a phone call. I was not offered an interview and I'm interested in chemical biology. 
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    rwoodward reacted to citrullination in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    According to the Results page (if you search "Harvard Chemistry"), the acceptances for Harvard went out like January 25/26 so I'm assuming it'll be similar this year. As for Caltech I'm not sure.
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    rwoodward reacted to Fiain in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Depends on the school? I imagine that is pretty unlikely, though..
     
    As an update, called Stanford. They said they expect to have decisions made by the end of January/Early February. I tried calling Berkeley too, however I wasn't able to actually get through to a person with how many 'bots there were in between me and said person. So I won't be able to give an update on them.
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    rwoodward reacted to someth1ngAus in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Hmm, the wait for Princeton continues xD
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    rwoodward reacted to Fiain in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    I'm fairly sure Stanford's folks are out at lunch today, and I've got to head out to work before they'll likely be back - I'll try and call later if I get a chance, though if someone else wants to that'd rock.
     
    Cornell told me next two weeks, the admissions committee is still looking at applications.
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    rwoodward reacted to Flyera in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Who’s ready for the first round of offers from Stanford tomorrow?? Hah. Just kidding around.. but if they do the same thing as last year they sent a ton out the Tuesday after MLK Monday. I think last year most of the offers on 1/17/17 were for organic.
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    rwoodward reacted to someth1ngAus in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Princeton does something similar - it seems to always be over the 1-3 days after MLK Day. If that's anything to go by, we should expect it out this week. Also seems to happen right before MLK day but I'm pretty sure that's not happening.
    Apparently, according to an email, "Admission decisions will be emailed on a rolling basis to all applicants between February 1 and March 15". Not sure what to believe...
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    rwoodward got a reaction from raul.carmo in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    You are already applying to some great programs and as discussed earlier in this thread, Berkeley and Chapel Hill would have been harder to get into as an international student rather than a domestic student regardless of your CV and scores!
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    rwoodward reacted to NervousChemApplicant in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    You  pay for flights then get reimbursed! Hotel is charged directly to the department.
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    rwoodward reacted to someth1ngAus in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Yeah, I decided to look up the cost of living - it's pretty high. Comparable to cities like Sydney, Seattle, Boston, and London. But hey, it's not Switzerland, so that's good. If me being in Sydney is anything to go by, 28k USD take home should be fine.
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    rwoodward reacted to matchem95 in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Hello everyone! I've been following this thread for a while now and thought I'd share my results as well!
    Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts college
    Major(s): Chemistry
    Minor(s): none
    GPA in Major: 4.00
    Overall GPA: 3.98
    Position in Class: not sure, but definitely at the top
    Type of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?) domestic female

    GRE Scores (revised/old version):
    Q: 165
    V: 161
    W: 5.0
    S: 780 (73%)


    Research Experience: 3.5 years of materials research including 2 summers at home institution, 1 NSF REU at UPenn, and part-time work during semesters. Have presented at multiple ACS meetings and have a 1st author paper submitted to top materials journal.

    Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) numerous school departmental awards and research fellowships, Goldwater honorable mention, Phi Beta Kappa, Outstanding Presentation Award at GCURS

    Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) chemistry tutor and TA for 5 semesters

    Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:

    Special Bonus Points: My research interests are very closely related to my previous work.

    Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I know at least one of my LOR will be stellar.

    Applying to Where: all for materials chemistry/closely related disciplines

    UC Berkeley, Harvard, Caltech, MIT, Stanford, Northwestern, Columbia, UCLA, U of Michigan, Georgia Tech, UCSB, U of Washington
    So far I've been accepted to Caltech, Northwestern, UCLA, Michigan, UCSB, and Washington! I'm a bit worried about Berkeley at the moment since I've seen so many acceptances posted....
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    rwoodward reacted to raul.carmo in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Admitted to the University of South Carolina!!! I know it is not a top program but I was so worried I wouldn't get any acceptances at all I can't describe how happy I am
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    rwoodward got a reaction from scientific in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Congrats! That's amazing!
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    rwoodward reacted to lostkey96 in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    No point contacting the person back. I was contacted by a member of the admission's committee, but the only info he gave me is re-listed on this email.
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    rwoodward got a reaction from lostkey96 in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Just got into UC Berkeley for Organic! Cannot believe it!
    The e-mail says "By this time, you should have been contacted by a member of Chemistry's admission's committee" but this has not happened haha. Should I e-mail the person back saying this hasn't happened? Or is there no point? 
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    rwoodward got a reaction from raul.carmo in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Just got into UC Berkeley for Organic! Cannot believe it!
    The e-mail says "By this time, you should have been contacted by a member of Chemistry's admission's committee" but this has not happened haha. Should I e-mail the person back saying this hasn't happened? Or is there no point? 
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    rwoodward reacted to singinglupines in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Whoo! Congrats!
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    rwoodward reacted to rw16202 in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    Congrats! I just got in to UIUC also, literally don't believe it. My jaw dropped when I saw the email. Pretty good Tuesday to say the least  
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    rwoodward reacted to scientific in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    I got my first acceptance and it's to my top choice! I can't believe it, I didn't expect to get in, let alone this early. I'm scared to accept the offer in case I wake up....
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    rwoodward reacted to RagDoll in Fall 2018 Cycle   
    I just got the phone call from Northwestern and I'm in!
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    rwoodward reacted to pinoysoc in Am I aiming too high?   
    Hi @dorkstep
    From what I gather, you are a competitive candidate. However, with US schools, you need to consider fit into those school's department. It's not aiming high because who wouldn't dream of working/getting a degree from those schools. It does come down to fit.
    Hope this helps or makes sense.
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    rwoodward reacted to Hanros94 in Am I aiming too high?   
    Hi 
    I am in an almost identical situation to yourself but applying for Inorganic chemistry programs. I was wondering whether you have had any insight into your chances. My U.K professors have said that this application would be strong (depending on the reputation of your current UK university) however, I still believe it is necessary to have at least one publication, despite it being rare to do so in undergrad in the U.K. Most other international and domestic US students usually have a few publications. 
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