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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

Apparently the ACS submission deadline for the spring 2021 conference is tonight at midnight, which explains why chemistry seems very slow today.  Remember to take a breath and keep things in per

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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On 1/25/2021 at 1:31 PM, ashortchemist said:

Received offers from TAMU, VT,  and UCSC (interview) this weekend. 

Will very likely be accepting UNC Chapel Hill after the visit weekend in February! 
 

Still have a couple schools left but I prefer unc to all of them. Feeling pretty done with this cycle! Good luck to everyone else!

congrats! Tell us how the visit goes :)

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If anyone is wondering about UMich, I received a rejection letter from the Chemistry department today.

However, I'm already accepted into their Biophysics department (prospective PI texted me before I got the official acceptance) and am being interviewed for their Chemical Biology department in February.

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13 hours ago, fermidirac said:

Are you in organic track? does it matter which track someone has master out? and again is applying for PhD?

I was doing analytical chemistry research and now applying for labs doing  biophysics/physical/chemical biology. I like interdisciplinary work. I do not think your track plays a big role. However, you have to convince them that you would not do the same again. There is this baggage.

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Hi y'all, wondering if I could get some perspective on this lil dilemma I'm facing:

I've heard from Texas A&M, Purdue, and UC Santa Cruz for inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry and I'm still waiting to hear anything from Columbia, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, & Illinois. My pipe dream is either Columbia (where a prof who was foundational to my field has his lab) or Berkeley (my old PI went there for undergrad and they do crazy inorganic chemistry), but I'm being recruited quite strongly by A&M. I'm wondering since I haven't heard from these schools if this portends bad news, and I should just pull the trigger on A&M now. I ~think~ that I have a strong application and folks from my undergrad with nearly identical apps got acceptances from these schools, so perhaps there's a chance. But I'm curious if y'all think waiting for these other schools is a lost cause. Thanks in advance!

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3 minutes ago, bigredtootasty said:

Hi y'all, wondering if I could get some perspective on this lil dilemma I'm facing:

I've heard from Texas A&M, Purdue, and UC Santa Cruz for inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry and I'm still waiting to hear anything from Columbia, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, & Illinois. My pipe dream is either Columbia (where a prof who was foundational to my field has his lab) or Berkeley (my old PI went there for undergrad and they do crazy inorganic chemistry), but I'm being recruited quite strongly by A&M. I'm wondering since I haven't heard from these schools if this portends bad news, and I should just pull the trigger on A&M now. I ~think~ that I have a strong application and folks from my undergrad with nearly identical apps got acceptances from these schools, so perhaps there's a chance. But I'm curious if y'all think waiting for these other schools is a lost cause. Thanks in advance!

It’s getting late in the cycle for most of those schools, BUT there’s no reason you can’t wait until April 15th or at least a couple more weeks until you know for sure about the rest of those schools. 

I get the urge to just pull the trigger and just be done, though. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, ashortchemist said:

It’s getting late in the cycle for most of those schools, BUT there’s no reason you can’t wait until April 15th or at least a couple more weeks until you know for sure about the rest of those schools. 

I get the urge to just pull the trigger and just be done, though. 

 

 

I agree, I think you should wait for all visitation days. Who knows, you could hear from them in March!

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2 hours ago, bigredtootasty said:

Hi y'all, wondering if I could get some perspective on this lil dilemma I'm facing:

I've heard from Texas A&M, Purdue, and UC Santa Cruz for inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry and I'm still waiting to hear anything from Columbia, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, & Illinois. My pipe dream is either Columbia (where a prof who was foundational to my field has his lab) or Berkeley (my old PI went there for undergrad and they do crazy inorganic chemistry), but I'm being recruited quite strongly by A&M. I'm wondering since I haven't heard from these schools if this portends bad news, and I should just pull the trigger on A&M now. I ~think~ that I have a strong application and folks from my undergrad with nearly identical apps got acceptances from these schools, so perhaps there's a chance. But I'm curious if y'all think waiting for these other schools is a lost cause. Thanks in advance!

Hey! I got into TAMU as well and I haven't heard anything at all from the other schools I applied to. It's still pretty early in the cycle (we've still got 3 months left) so I wouldn't say just accept your results yet.

I did a deep dive into the results posted from last cycle and there were still quite a few acceptances that went out at the end of March. Don't give up yet, maybe just allow yourself to relax and know that at least you have somewhere to go!

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2 hours ago, bigredtootasty said:

Hi y'all, wondering if I could get some perspective on this lil dilemma I'm facing:

I've heard from Texas A&M, Purdue, and UC Santa Cruz for inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry and I'm still waiting to hear anything from Columbia, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, & Illinois. My pipe dream is either Columbia (where a prof who was foundational to my field has his lab) or Berkeley (my old PI went there for undergrad and they do crazy inorganic chemistry), but I'm being recruited quite strongly by A&M. I'm wondering since I haven't heard from these schools if this portends bad news, and I should just pull the trigger on A&M now. I ~think~ that I have a strong application and folks from my undergrad with nearly identical apps got acceptances from these schools, so perhaps there's a chance. But I'm curious if y'all think waiting for these other schools is a lost cause. Thanks in advance!

I encourage you to wait until at least March :).

I know it is stressful to wait around, but you don't want to pull the trigger prematurely.

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14 hours ago, Atom345 said:

congrats! Tell us how the visit goes :)

Thanks! Tbh I don’t think it’s too likely I’ll change my mind: my bf has an interview with the pharmacology program and they have one of the best in the world. If he gets in, it’s a no brainer for both of us so fingers crossed!!! His interview is today so I’m just trying to distract myself haha 

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On 1/27/2021 at 12:35 PM, ARSack02554 said:

As far as Wisconsin goes, they are having 2 visit weekends the first is 2/12-2/14 and the second is 3/12-3/14. I think they are probably mostly done with admissions as I have seen they have sent out rejection letters. But if you haven't gotten a rejection you may be on a wait list of some kind, they will probably admit a certain number of additional people once they get a better idea of how many of their offers are going to enroll.  

Hey are you going to MW's visit weekend? If so, I may see you there!

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Hey, I talked to a grad student and they reminded me that many schools are just getting back in session now so they won't send out acceptances for a week or two! We're gonna make it guys! Just a while longer and we've got it!  

Best of luck to everyone! Don't give up!

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51 minutes ago, fermidirac said:

what track are you for UCB? did they interview you?

I applied for chemical biology and I was not interviewed. Some people mentioned they were contacted by potential PI, but I had not established contact with any PI during the application process and was contacted by the chair instead.

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