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    2019 Fall
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    Chemistry PhD

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  1. Ah okay, I didn't know that. I just heard from Northwestern and Berkeley a while ago so I thought maybe something was up. Thanks!
  2. For those of you that have contacted schools to inquire about your application, what did you say in the email?
  3. Anyone hear from Caltech or Yale recently? It's been a while since my other decisions went out and visit weekend scheduling is getting tight.....
  4. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    To wager a guess, you wouldn't get anything significant back from filing tax returns. But there may be different considerations for graduate stipends, so I definitely agree with @AntiSpinel that these are perfect questions for visit weekends.
  5. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    I would guess 20% on average would be withheld to federal and state taxes and other deductions. I checked with some online calculators for every place where I got an offer, and the net tax rates were 17-23% depending on location and stipend amount. This left me with $2,200-$2,700 per month.
  6. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    For the most part, the stipends seem to be enough. Looking at rents, though, a roommate will probably be needed, the studios and one-bedrooms look like they would use up nearly all of the after-tax monthly stipend.
  7. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    On a similar note, the first Columbia visit weekend is this upcoming weekend (Feb. 7-10), so maybe they'll send all the final decisions sometime this or next week?
  8. No, unfortunately that's the same weekend, so I'll be out of the country. Thankfully Northwestern has the second as well, so I'll be attending that one.
  9. Does anyone know if there's any options for when you can't make it to a visit weekend? I was accepted to Berkeley but unfortunately will be out of the country for a short-term study abroad program. I really wanted to visit because I'm quite torn about which school to choose (my profile and decisions are in my signature).
  10. chemphysbus

    Visiting Weekends 2019

    UM-Ann Arbor: February 22-23; March 22-23 University of Chicago: February 7-9; February 21-23 University of Washington: February 21-23; March 7-9 UW-Madison: February 15-17; March 8-10 Yale: March 7-8; March 28-29 Columbia: February 8-10; March 8-10 Northwestern: March 15-17; March 22-24 (On the department website) UCSF: January 27 - 28, and February 3 - 4 (this is assuming that the interview serves as the visiting weekend because why fly candidates out twice when interviews are required) Rice: Feb 7 -9 UC Santa Barbara - Feb 21 -23 Caltech: March 7-9; March 21-23 UC Berkeley: March 1-2; March 8-9; March 15-16 (expect Stanford's visit to be the day before Cal's - they always coordinate visits) UCLA: February 21-23, March 14-16 Georgia Tech: January 24-26, February 28-March 2 Colorado State: February 15-17, March 8-10 USC: Feburary 8-9 Princeton: February 22-23, March 1-2, March 15-16 UT Austin: February 22-23, March 22-23 UCSD: February 8-9, March 1-2 CU-Boulder: February 28-March 2; March 14-16 UPenn: Feb 22-23 (Open house/ interview weekend) Harvard: March 14-16 (department of chemistry & chemical biology CCB) Texas A&M: March 1-2 Ohio State: February 15-16, March 8-9 University of Notre Dame: February 21-23, March 7-9 University of Pittsburgh: February 22-24, March 29-31 University of Oregon: March 1-2 Purdue: March 1-2 Carnegie Mellon: February 18, March 18 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: February 21-22 Indiana University Bloomington: March 22-24 Cornell: February 22-24, March 22-24
  11. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    @impulsechemist just got that MIT rejection haha glad they finally sent something though
  12. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    @chemb4life @do0112 They just added official letters (admissions and financial) to my application portal and emailed visiting/travel info
  13. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    I emailed them today about this and they said they still haven't posted the admissions decisions online, but that they hope to do so by today or tomorrow!
  14. chemphysbus

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    Anyone else who still hasn't heard anything from MIT? Seems like they sent out a large number of decisions this week so I'm just confused why I haven't gotten mine yet.

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