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About ydzhu

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    2020 Fall
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    Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering

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  1. For what it's worth, I had a case where I didn't know I was rejected because the e-mail landed in my junk folder. Otherwise, I would stick with the Stanford adage that "no news is not necessarily bad news."
  2. I emailed 3 professors during the admissions cycle and none of them responded. I got into one of the schools to which I sent the email, rejected from another one, and am still waiting for the third. I think I read somewhere that it doesn't really matter if you reach out to professors beforehand, especially nowadays where seemingly everyone is sending out these sort of emails. Out of fairness, what you write in your email does not reflect what is reviewed during the committee evaluation process. Of course there is the situation where you are lucky and your technical background matches exactly what that professor is looking for. Then he/she may be able to put in a good word for you during the application review process. Even then, I doubt it would overcome significant deficiencies in your profile. My suggestion is that if the professor hasn't responded for those two emails, then just let it be and wait for your decision. I don't think it's good to look too needy. Best of luck.
  3. I thought all in-person interviews were for March 9-10, barring the international travel criterion. Maybe those are for finalists? Either way, I see I'm not the only one angsty about this. That Stanford BioE email update scared the crap out of me haha. I thought it was a rejection.
  4. Email landed in my junk folder along with an invitation to consider the MTM and MEng track. Will be considering those pending other decisions.
  5. Awesome! Thanks for the info. I've been wondering about UCSD. I saw a few rejections posted for that school, but little else. Best of luck. I'm quite literally on the edge of my seat now haha.
  6. Congratulations! Do you know when or if they have a visit weekend?
  7. I was wondering the same thing. I figured they've already sent out all their invites since this/next week would be really short notice; but then again, I live overseas and you are international. I wonder if there's a different protocol for us. Whichever the case, it's not over until it's over haha. Good luck.
  8. I haven’t heard anything. There seems to be a few informal interview invites on the results page, but I think I read someone say that they will send their official invites in February.
  9. I didn't get this either. Been dead silent on my end. Sorta expected though. Hope the other UCs will respond soon, along with USC. Good luck to all those out there.
  10. Oh good catch. Mine says incomplete too on the checklist page. I’m not too worried about it though. It says they have received my letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, and GRE score. Enough for them to make a decision. Also, there’s a statement that says they won’t respond to individual inquiries about the completion of the application at the beginning of the page, so I guess contacting them about it won’t help.
  11. My application says ‘submitted’. No sign of incomplete. Maybe call or email just to double check.
  12. Aside from not drinking too much, the only thing I can think of is to be yourself and enjoy the event. I went through medical school interviews a few years back and I'm assuming that the process will be quite similar for you. Make sure you're dressed appropriately (now is not the time to make a fashion statement). The school will most likely have professors and current student mingle with you to get a sense of what you are like as a person and a (future) clinician. I would recommend attending the pre- and post- interview socials as they will increase you're chance of finding people who you can click with. Congratulations on your invite and best of luck!
  13. I think you're reading too much into the professor's response. It sounds to me like your interview went well. Best of luck!
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