Everything posted by fuzzylogician
Actually, now that I'm done with my apps I think that at least one of the schools I applied to is NOT a good match to my interests and another is only a "maybe". It might have been better not to apply to those schools and spend more time refining my apps for the other schools - 6 in total.
I can't add anything new but can commiserate. I've had one phone interview about two weeks ago and will have another one this Friday. I hear that interviews are not all that common in my field and I've been racking my brains trying to figure out if something is unclear in my SOP or some such -- why do they need to talk to me again and can't make a decision with the info they've got?? Ugh. Anyway, I'm keeping a positive attitude and assuming they wouldn't take the time to talk to me if they weren't at least *somewhat* interested.
I recently had an interview with the DGS of my prospective dept at UCSC, who told me that they can only afford to admit *one foreign student* with funding, and basically wanted to know - if they accept me, would I attend. Apparently they are not able to offer admission to someone else if the person originally offered admission declines, and they would rather not have an all-American cohort, despite the costs.