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18 hours ago, ray92 said:

So I have been accepted to a program and they did mention GEM in the letter, so then my question is if a school accepts without funding then are they offering you a GEM Fellowship? Since the school has an obligation to fund you?

I would contact someone at the school to make sure that they will fund you through the GEM fellowship and how much funding you will get after the first year. Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to funding. You definitely want to ask them about it. 

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On 2/14/2019 at 11:46 AM, ray92 said:

Does anyone know if the funding given through the university is independent of GEM?

It is - you're still considered a GEM Fellow, but your institution pays for you directly. 

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SO my status the other day switched from held to matched...does that mean that I did get a fellowship? or is it all still up in the air?  I haven't been contacted yet but I have been accepted to several schools 😕 

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So for schools statuses, I've noticed the following in my case. Listed in order of occurrence:

Did Not Apply, Pending Verification, Applied, Accepted, Willing to Admit as GEM Fellow.

So currently for one of my schools it says Willing to Admit as GEM Fellow. This school started out with Did Not Apply last year, then changed to Pending Verification, then changed to Applied, then changed to Accepted and finally now it says Willing to Admit as GEM Fellow. And yes, I've already received an official admission letter from them. Hoping this helps someone!

 

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9 minutes ago, sirTintin said:

So for schools statuses, I've noticed the following in my case. Listed in order of occurrence:

Did Not Apply, Pending Verification, Applied, Accepted, Willing to Admit as GEM Fellow.

So currently for one of my schools it says Willing to Admit as GEM Fellow. This school started out with Did Not Apply last year, then changed to Pending Verification, then changed to Applied, then changed to Accepted and finally now it says Willing to Admit as GEM Fellow. And yes, I've already received an official admission letter from them. Hoping this helps someone!

 

I just saw one of mine that says 'Denied Admission', lmao - I just had an interview at that school this weekend.....the system is broken (though I am scared, lol).

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19 minutes ago, drfigue said:

I just saw one of mine that says 'Denied Admission', lmao - I just had an interview at that school this weekend.....the system is broken (though I am scared, lol).

I'm sorry to hear that. But it looks like You've also been admitted to other excellent universities. I have no doubt that you will do superbly well at any one of those schools! I'm rooting for you!!!

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1 hour ago, sirTintin said:

I'm sorry to hear that. But it looks like You've also been admitted to other excellent universities. I have no doubt that you will do superbly well at any one of those schools! I'm rooting for you!!!

Thank you, but I don’t think I have been rejected...just yet. Haha! What I mean is that the system (GEM) seems to be a bit crazy.

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