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1 minute ago, chem2021 said:

This is what I was wondering also. I feel like there’s no way they all could be but that just might be false hope lol. I wonder if the open house was for people who hadn’t been accepted yet just like a meet and greet thing because I think some schools do that but idk 

I really hope so, but both of my friends who attended the open house were also accepted by UCB (which means Duke must want them as well). I know that one of them got a letter via email before, not sure about another. As mentioned by a post above, I also think the invitation is just a sign of acceptance. However, Duke does have a second-round open house! Maybe there will be more offers coming soon! I plan to ask tomorrow. I would keep you updated if I get any info tomorrow.

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Okay, This is it. It's February. We're all going to be hearing back a lot in the next few weeks.  Don't give up. We're so close. I hope that you all receive good news!! Good luck everyo

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There's delays this year across every department and almost every college. I've only really heard from a third of my applications, my friend has heard from 1/8 (in math), and some other chem majors I

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1 minute ago, xuadj said:

I really hope so, but both of my friends who attended the open house were also accepted by UCB (which means Duke must want them as well). I know that one of them got a letter via email before, not sure about another. As mentioned by a post above, I also think the invitation is just a sign of acceptance. However, Duke does have a second-round open house! Maybe there will be more offers coming soon! I plan to ask tomorrow. I would keep you updated if I get any info tomorrow.

Thank you!! :) 

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I am an international student but living in the US and have not heard back from any chemistry programs I have applied to.

However, I heard from some of the PIs I contacted, but none have given me any word on admission. They only told me that they like my profile and blah blah.

Also, I have noticed that nobody here shared a detailed profile of themself this year, so it is kind of hard to guess the situation like in the past cycles.

I would be okay to share my stats as I thought it would help each other out rather than be seen as showing off.

However, I am somewhat hesitant that I do not know how people would take it based on how this tread has been evolving. I am a direct and blunt person, but I do not want to offend other people instead of helping each other.

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18 minutes ago, lipward said:

I am an international student but living in the US and have not heard back from any chemistry programs I have applied to.

However, I heard from some of the PIs I contacted, but none have given me any word on admission. They only told me that they like my profile and blah blah.

Also, I have noticed that nobody here shared a detailed profile of themself this year, so it is kind of hard to guess the situation like in the past cycles.

I would be okay to share my stats as I thought it would help each other out rather than be seen as showing off.

However, I am somewhat hesitant that I do not know how people would take it based on how this tread has been evolving. I am a direct and blunt person, but I do not want to offend other people instead of helping each other.

I have to wonder how much the process can actually be quantified by "stats" this year. I've always thought the personal statement and letters of recommendation were most important; GPAs can only really be judged in the context of your own institution and many schools did not require the GRE this year - I didn't submit any scores at all. Number of publications and presentations can also mean different things depending on the research you're involved in and the quality of those pubs/posters. I don't see how comparing "stats" could really give any useful information, but more power to you.

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37 minutes ago, lipward said:

I am an international student but living in the US and have not heard back from any chemistry programs I have applied to.

However, I heard from some of the PIs I contacted, but none have given me any word on admission. They only told me that they like my profile and blah blah.

Also, I have noticed that nobody here shared a detailed profile of themself this year, so it is kind of hard to guess the situation like in the past cycles.

I would be okay to share my stats as I thought it would help each other out rather than be seen as showing off.

However, I am somewhat hesitant that I do not know how people would take it based on how this tread has been evolving. I am a direct and blunt person, but I do not want to offend other people instead of helping each other.

Just to help someone out there, as an international student I got accepted into UW-Madison, Uni Pittsburgh, OSU. Still expecting decisions from a couple of very top schools. I had my master's degree in an HBCU college and have at least 3 years research experiences. But in all, God is involved. I hope you will hear good news soon. Good luck!

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1 hour ago, lipward said:

I am an international student but living in the US and have not heard back from any chemistry programs I have applied to.

However, I heard from some of the PIs I contacted, but none have given me any word on admission. They only told me that they like my profile and blah blah.

Also, I have noticed that nobody here shared a detailed profile of themself this year, so it is kind of hard to guess the situation like in the past cycles.

I would be okay to share my stats as I thought it would help each other out rather than be seen as showing off.

However, I am somewhat hesitant that I do not know how people would take it based on how this tread has been evolving. I am a direct and blunt person, but I do not want to offend other people instead of helping each other.

If you could tell us which programs, that might help! 

I think a lot of universities have finished with admissions, but a lot haven't even started. For example, in this thread you will have seen that some programs are releasing results until February and that big schools like MIT and Stanford haven't released any admissions results yet either. 

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Hi everyone, have applied for theoretical track. Got my master in theory under supervision of a very famous PI in one of UC and applied again for this year. Heard from UCSD in late Dec for an interview and received the letter one week later. Still, waiting for MIT, Caltech, and UCB. I wish i can get from UCB. Anybody got admission in theoretical track from top schools?

it's not fair if schools have planned to hire a small size cohort this year due to Covid. Already, have been impacted for my applications!

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1 hour ago, fermidirac said:

Hi everyone, have applied for theoretical track. Got my master in theory under supervision of a very famous PI in one of UC and applied again for this year. Heard from UCSD in late Dec for an interview and received the letter one week later. Still, waiting for MIT, Caltech, and UCB. I wish i can get from UCB. Anybody got admission in theoretical track from top schools?

it's not fair if schools have planned to hire a small size cohort this year due to Covid. Already, have been impacted for my applications!

Hi

I am also in theoretical track and have not heard back from MIT, Berkeley, and Caltech (no interview).

Have been accepted by UT Austin, UCSD, and Northwestern.

Hope more theoretical people can share their information!

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11 hours ago, quantummoon said:

I have to wonder how much the process can actually be quantified by "stats" this year. I've always thought the personal statement and letters of recommendation were most important; GPAs can only really be judged in the context of your own institution and many schools did not require the GRE this year - I didn't submit any scores at all. Number of publications and presentations can also mean different things depending on the research you're involved in and the quality of those pubs/posters. I don't see how comparing "stats" could really give any useful information, but more power to you.

Yes, I agree. I was referring to programs applied and accepted, rejected, etc..

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10 hours ago, loves_cdse_nanocrystals said:

If you could tell us which programs, that might help! 

I think a lot of universities have finished with admissions, but a lot haven't even started. For example, in this thread you will have seen that some programs are releasing results until February and that big schools like MIT and Stanford haven't released any admissions results yet either. 

Thanks! I applied to Caltech, MIT, Yale, Rice, Stanford, UW-Madison, and Columbia. 

I applied for most of these several weeks late as I had to deal with an unexpected visa issue and had to prioritize it over applications due to severity.

They allowed me to submit the applications but not sure about the impact of the delay.     

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6 hours ago, lipward said:

Thanks! I applied to Caltech, MIT, Yale, Rice, Stanford, UW-Madison, and Columbia. 

I applied for most of these several weeks late as I had to deal with an unexpected visa issue and had to prioritize it over applications due to severity.

They allowed me to submit the applications but not sure about the impact of the delay.     

Great! I have a pchem focus and have heard back from Caltech and Columbia. Caltech is done with admissions as far as I know. They had a long interview process. Columbia may be done as well. They mentioned they were admitted a smaller class due to COVID. 

 

I haven't heard back from MIT or Stanford. Some Stanford admissions went out yesterday, but that is all I have heard. 

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8 hours ago, lipward said:

Thanks! I applied to Caltech, MIT, Yale, Rice, Stanford, UW-Madison, and Columbia. 

I applied for most of these several weeks late as I had to deal with an unexpected visa issue and had to prioritize it over applications due to severity.

They allowed me to submit the applications but not sure about the impact of the delay.     

Hi there! I applied to all of the same programs (organic) besides Rice. From following the results page, I think Caltech has finished their admissions process. I already heard back from Yale, Columbia, and UW-Madison. In the results section, a current Yale student said that the department will be sending a few more acceptances. I also saw on reddit that Columbia might be sending out a few more acceptances. I have no information on where UW-Madison is in their admissions process. I think Stanford has started to send some informal acceptances (based on the results page). No word from MIT.

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35 minutes ago, timothychem said:

Hi there! I applied to all of the same programs (organic) besides Rice. From following the results page, I think Caltech has finished their admissions process. I already heard back from Yale, Columbia, and UW-Madison. In the results section, a current Yale student said that the department will be sending a few more acceptances. I also saw on reddit that Columbia might be sending out a few more acceptances. I have no information on where UW-Madison is in their admissions process. I think Stanford has started to send some informal acceptances (based on the results page). No word from MIT.

were you interviewed/accepted into Caltech organic?

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8 hours ago, lipward said:

Thanks! I applied to Caltech, MIT, Yale, Rice, Stanford, UW-Madison, and Columbia. 

I applied for most of these several weeks late as I had to deal with an unexpected visa issue and had to prioritize it over applications due to severity.

They allowed me to submit the applications but not sure about the impact of the delay.     

I also applied to UW-Madison, Caltech, and MIT, as well as Berkeley, UIUC, Pittsburgh, and UChicago. I've heard back from Madison, Berkeley, UIUC, and Pittsburgh, and it seems like Madison is mostly done since they have fully scheduled both their visit weekends. Berkeley gave a deadline of Feb 5 to register for their visit weekends so most acceptances should be sent out before then. Not sure where UIUC is, but for Pittsburgh I think it's still early for them.

 I haven't heard a word from Caltech, MIT, or UChicago. I do figure that means I was rejected from Caltech (Pchem).

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Just now, quantummoon said:

I also applied to UW-Madison, Caltech, and MIT, as well as Berkeley, UIUC, Pittsburgh, and UChicago. I've heard back from Madison, Berkeley, UIUC, and Pittsburgh, and it seems like Madison is mostly done since they have fully scheduled both their visit weekends. Berkeley gave a deadline of Feb 5 to register for their visit weekends so most acceptances should be sent out before then. Not sure where UIUC is, but for Pittsburgh I think it's still early for them.

 I haven't heard a word from Caltech, MIT, or UChicago. I do figure that means I was rejected from Caltech (Pchem).

 

1 minute ago, timothychem said:

unfortunately no 😕 pretty bummed bc that was my top choice by far, but it's all good! feeling positive about the choices I have so far!!

I dont neccessarily think Caltech is done with admissions, dont feel too down or read into results pages too much!  I saw one person post for organic, and I havent seen anyone else post anything (Im suspecting a Troll). But Timothychem I think thats a great attutude, thats what Ive been thinking too! :)

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3 minutes ago, certain_sweet_ochem said:

 

I dont neccessarily think Caltech is done with admissions, dont feel too down or read into results pages too much!  I saw one person post for organic, and I havent seen anyone else post anything (Im suspecting a Troll). But Timothychem I think thats a great attutude, thats what Ive been thinking too! :)

If you filter the results page by putting in Chemistry Caltech in the search bar, you will see that there are like 6-7 posts about Caltech. I know inorganic, pchem, organic, and theory people who all got interviews and were admitted/rejected. If you also read this threat you will see people talking about the interviews and the number of people in zoom calls. I know like 18 chem bio and 18 inorganic were admitted that way. I also know that roughly 15 people have been admitted to pchem. I don't know about organic, but I wouldn't hold out too much for Caltech. 

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38 minutes ago, certain_sweet_ochem said:

Ive seen one post about Organic. I also know how to use the search bar..... 

i've found that if i search california institute of technology and caltech i get different results, under california institute of technology chemistry, i can see two posts about organic chemistry phd

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6 minutes ago, crystal_clear said:

i've found that if i search california institute of technology and caltech i get different results, under california institute of technology chemistry, i can see two posts about organic chemistry phd

if you read back earlier in this thread there was more info posted about how many people were in the collective Zoom interviews

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Got rejected by Harvard. I'm so disappointed. The fact that this rejection came so soon makes it even worse. Damn it, if I had taken the subject GRE and gotten 99 percentile I would've probably had a better chance.  Or maybe, it was just a matter of research fit, but still...

 

Has anyone else received any updates from Harvard?

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