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Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering Applicant Profiles for 2019 Admission

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1 minute ago, extramaniac said:

i just heard back from a school today for the first time. it seems a lot of places are behind this year compared to last, especially for bioe

Thanks. I will try my best to stay patient and not let my imposter syndrome get the best of me. Also, I hope the news you heard today was good! 

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2 hours ago, Moods said:

Is it just me or has anyone else haven’t from any schools yet? It’s great seeing you all get interviews and acceptances, though! I’m just feeling very discouraged....

It's been silent treatment for me from most schools. It's strange and unsettling, but you're not alone. 

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There is a lone Stanford interview invite in the results section. Usually they send them all at the same time.

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1 hour ago, Victorious Secret said:

There is a lone Stanford interview invite in the results section. Usually they send them all at the same time.

That is so strange lol. But that person is not American

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11 hours ago, treeaway said:

From what I've heard, typically international students don't get to invited to visit the university. I would suggest talking to the director of admissions or whoever you're in contact with.

Congrats! :)))

 

Thank you for the idea. I will write to the admission director! 

11 hours ago, dontor said:

an international student on reddit mentioned having to make the decision without a visit for BU

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Haha, that is actually me :D

11 hours ago, drfigue said:

If I were you, I'd start contacting potential PIs and ask them to put you in contact with their graduate students. The students could give you Skype/Facetime tours and talk to you about other stuff you may be interested in. Congratulations on your admission!

I have an alumnus from my home university who is currently doing a PhD at BU. Thanks for the idea. I will speak to them! 

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@BrownEukaryote I am one of the messengers too on that reddit post (different username) Maybe we will get to see each other next year... small world

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Another Stanford one with visit dates... do they send them out in waves? 

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Hi guys, I've been lurking here for a while and decided to join in on the conversation. I checked my Stanford application status earlier today and noticed it was listed as incomplete, and I was just wondering if the same happened to anyone else. I'm trying not to freak out because I know I submitted everything on time, but I'm not sure what's going on.

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28 minutes ago, yeebioe said:

Hi guys, I've been lurking here for a while and decided to join in on the conversation. I checked my Stanford application status earlier today and noticed it was listed as incomplete, and I was just wondering if the same happened to anyone else. I'm trying not to freak out because I know I submitted everything on time, but I'm not sure what's going on.

No that is fine, mine did that too. If you email them about it you will get back an FAQ indicating that it is meaningless and if they need anything from you they will ask.

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I have now heard from two professors at separate schools that budgets are tight now due to grants being held up with the government shutdown. I know of one UC chemE program that has slashed admissions by 50% this year because of funding issues (and the UC system has particular funding issues due to the budget impasse https://diverseeducation.com/article/135304/). Has anyone else heard words to the effect of graduate admissions being reduced due to funding?

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2 hours ago, yeebioe said:

Hi guys, I've been lurking here for a while and decided to join in on the conversation. I checked my Stanford application status earlier today and noticed it was listed as incomplete, and I was just wondering if the same happened to anyone else. I'm trying not to freak out because I know I submitted everything on time, but I'm not sure what's going on.

I saw that too. My transcript is listed as unofficial but I sent in an official transcript a while ago. So I'm not sure. 

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6 minutes ago, girlbui said:

I saw that too. My transcript is listed as unofficial but I sent in an official transcript a while ago. So I'm not sure. 

Same situation here.

On another note about Stanford, their visit dates are the same week as Cornell's, at least according to the person who posted results.

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Does anyone have a different confirmation date? I'm not sure who confirmed it. The college? Because I submitted mine on the last day. And the confirmation is somehow 1AM a day later.... The application was due Dec 4...

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52 minutes ago, treeaway said:

Same situation here.

On another note about Stanford, their visit dates are the same week as Cornell's, at least according to the person who posted results.

So are we assuming rejection if not contacted yet by stanford? 

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4 minutes ago, empress_empiria said:

So are we assuming rejection if not contacted yet by stanford? 

Seems to early to assume that now. Also the invites were not on the same day. 

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6 hours ago, empress_empiria said:

So are we assuming rejection if not contacted yet by stanford? 

My guess is if we don't hear back today or tomorrow, then it's a no. But BU visit weekend is same time as Stanford interviews and I've already confirmed with BU that I'll be attending... I think at this point, I'd rather just know I'm rejected so that I can move on with my life lol

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Hello All!

 

Does anyone know if BU is sending out more acceptances or interviews? For those who were accepted already, did you have an interview beforehand?

 

Thanks! :)

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27 minutes ago, bioengiNerd said:

Hello All!

 

Does anyone know if BU is sending out more acceptances or interviews? For those who were accepted already, did you have an interview beforehand?

 

Thanks! :)

No interview just invited for an open house. And i have no idea if they are still sending out acceptances ? 

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9 minutes ago, empress_empiria said:

No interview just invited for an open house. And i have no idea if they are still sending out acceptances ? 

Thank you so much! Were you in contact with a professor beforehand? 

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1 hour ago, bioengiNerd said:

Hello All!

 

Does anyone know if BU is sending out more acceptances or interviews? For those who were accepted already, did you have an interview beforehand?

 

Thanks! :)

BU sends out their acceptances in waves over about a month. 

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43 minutes ago, bioengiNerd said:

Thank you so much! Were you in contact with a professor beforehand? 

I got in to BU and I was not in contact with anyone.

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10 hours ago, empress_empiria said:

So are we assuming rejection if not contacted yet by stanford? 

I think it's early. If I'm being honest, as much as love their orthopaedic and imaging based research, the stories I've heard from the lab I work in about Stanford (sad students, restructuring - more of a rumor, idk how true it is) have definitely turned me off. So even if I got an invite, I'm not sure how much I would commit.

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Does anyone know if Columbia only sent out one wave of interview invites? Wondering if I should start writing off Columbia, UCSD, UW, Duke, and UT Austin as rejections...

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To anyone who receives JHU interview invitation, have you guys gotten confirmation regarding which interview weekend you are assigned to? They are supposed to tell us today, right?

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