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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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7 minutes ago, cchemist said:

I hope so.. Or maybe they are waiting for the results of the first round offers, hopefully we can hear back soon!

I heard back from a pi on Sunday and she said things were delayed. I really doubt they will straight up reject us after that email. It would just be bad form. We will get in eventually. Just gotta wait a couple weeks

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Just now, ashortchemist said:

I heard back from a pi on Sunday and she said things were delayed. I really doubt they will straight up reject us after that email. It would just be bad form. We will get in eventually. Just gotta wait a couple weeks

Thank you very much! 

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On 3/1/2021 at 11:48 AM, chemine said:

Did anyone who was waiting for Scripps see an update to their application portal? 

Nope, seems like only Florida Campus has accepted people. Emailed them a couple weeks ago and they finally responded saying we'll find out this week. Never got an interview or anything so I'm expecting a rejection, kind of sad about it because I talked to a professor I wanted to work with and they told me I'd be a great fit, but I got very overwhelmed by finals and didn't keep up correspondence with them. Now just to wait for whatever Caltech is up to and see if I can get off the Columbia waitlist. Being unsure this late in the game is tough when my friends got admitted to schools in like January.

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6 hours ago, CoordinationChem said:

Guys, if you had to pick one of the two, would you choose Cornell or UCLA (assuming both were equally good in terms of research fit)?

Coming from Cornell undergrad, I have nothing but excellent things to say about Cornell PhD's, particularly for bioinorganic chemistry

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently debating between a few programs, including the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, and Yale for chemical biology. I am pretty much equally interested in the research and the PIs, and am curious what you all think about these programs from an outside perspective? Thanks!

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On 3/1/2021 at 2:00 PM, chemgirl99 said:

Has anyone heard from University of Washington Seattle? 

 Lol I feel like a massacre is about to come our way. They have been rejecting people and offering them masters instead so I'm assuming they are done with their PhD cohort and vetting the rest for their masters program. I hope I'm wrong though!

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To those who have been accepted to MIT or Northwestern, what was the acceptance rate (How many people were accepted and how many applied)? Also has anyone heard anything from Rice? I’ve tried emailing the graduate coordinator and PI but haven’t gotten any response back. I’m wondering if there’s any virtual weekends that will be happening in March. Thanks!

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17 minutes ago, Chem4Lyfe said:

To those who have been accepted to MIT or Northwestern, what was the acceptance rate (How many people were accepted and how many applied)? Also has anyone heard anything from Rice? I’ve tried emailing the graduate coordinator and PI but haven’t gotten any response back. I’m wondering if there’s any virtual weekends that will be happening in March. Thanks!

I saw this on the results page :

 

I emailed Rice and this is what I received. “ Thank you for applying to the Chemistry Graduate Program at Rice University. This year we had an exceptional number of strong applicants and have made the majority of the offers. I’m not sure there will be many more offers given at this time. If there are any changes to the status, you will receive an email or call from one of our faculty members.“ I guess the rest of us are going to be rejected. Sad

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7 hours ago, 90% Caffeine said:

 Lol I feel like a massacre is about to come our way. They have been rejecting people and offering them masters instead so I'm assuming they are done with their PhD cohort and vetting the rest for their masters program. I hope I'm wrong though!

So this is what I have been thinking is going to happen: some people on the current accepted list are going to deny and they are going to offer some people PhD admission, they will continue offering masters admission, and then there are a whole lot of us getting denials. I hope anyone seeing this who goes to the open house this weekend and does not like the school tells them they aren't going so we can all have a chance :) really sad because UW is my top school rn location wise, program wise, and overall just love it 

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I have yet to hear from 4 of the schools that I applied to. I'm not looking forward to the slew of rejections that I am expecting to get. I have an acceptance so at least I have somewhere to go but damn it hurts.

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10 hours ago, chemgirl99 said:

So this is what I have been thinking is going to happen: some people on the current accepted list are going to deny and they are going to offer some people PhD admission, they will continue offering masters admission, and then there are a whole lot of us getting denials. I hope anyone seeing this who goes to the open house this weekend and does not like the school tells them they aren't going so we can all have a chance :) really sad because UW is my top school rn location wise, program wise, and overall just love it 

Agreed, I think we're on a waitlist right now for when folks decline their acceptance. On p6 of this thread someone said they were accepted Dec 19. There's still time, though. Application said we'd hear by mid-March, but the program page says by end of March.

I wonder if it's worth accepting for MS. I guess an MS student can re-apply to the PhD program. But an MS student won't get the PhD student stipend for doing TA and research assistant work.

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2 minutes ago, FogOfLife said:

Agreed, I think we're on a waitlist right now for when folks decline their acceptance. On p6 of this thread someone said they were accepted Dec 19. There's still time, though. Application said we'd hear by mid-March, but the program page says by end of March.

I wonder if it's worth accepting for MS. I guess an MS student can re-apply to the PhD program. But an MS student won't get the PhD student stipend for doing TA and research assistant work.

Yeah the program coordinator told me April 1st by the latest..... I wonder too. I told myself I would rather work for a year than pay for the MS so I think thats the route I'd go down

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3 hours ago, chemgirl99 said:

Yeah the program coordinator told me April 1st by the latest..... I wonder too. I told myself I would rather work for a year than pay for the MS so I think thats the route I'd go down

Gap year is a solid option!

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On 2/25/2021 at 7:19 PM, Atom345 said:

Hey SpicyOranges! I just received an acceptance letter from UMichChemical Biology. I hope you got one too ❤️ 

I actually got rejected haha, but no worries, I have other great options! Congrats to you again, seems like it was really competitive this year

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anyone applied carnegie mellon chemistry phd program? 

Was there a request of official transcripts from the beginning? 

I was just checking applicant status portal and saw Please have official transcripts mailed to the address below. on left side of screen. I'm not sure if it was there before. 

 

ps. congrats to all who got in! 

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I had applied.! 

I think one had to send WES transcript (if initial degrees were not completed in the US). It has been there since the time we submitted the application. They are not done with all decisions yet. I had mailed them asking for an update, got a reply saying it would take till end of March to complete all offers. 

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19 minutes ago, Theoretical_Chemist said:

I had applied.! 

I think one had to send WES transcript (if initial degrees were not completed in the US). It has been there since the time we submitted the application. They are not done with all decisions yet. I had mailed them asking for an update, got a reply saying it would take till end of March to complete all offers. 

omg thank you so much! good luck with us!!

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29 minutes ago, toriloveschem said:

For anyone who got into Uchicago/went to their visit weekend: have you gotten the package they said they would send? I'm still waiting on mine but I'm not sure if they sent it to the wrong address. 

Still waiting on mine too!

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