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Yeah, I applied there too. From what I can see in the results from past years we should be hearing in the next couple weeks. A post in a different thread mentioned that they update the application status on the website, but mine still says "(L) Application Complete - sent to program". I guess I'll just have to keep checking. Also, does anyone know what the (L) means?

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waitinginohio:

Mine also says "(L) complete-sent to program." I have no idea what the L means.

Minnesota is my safest bet, in terms of faculty fit (super perfect fit) and stats. If I get a rejection right out of the gate, its going to be a rough couple of months.

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waitinginohio:

Mine also says "(L) complete-sent to program." I have no idea what the L means.

Minnesota is my safest bet, in terms of faculty fit (super perfect fit) and stats. If I get a rejection right out of the gate, its going to be a rough couple of months.

Yeah, your selection of schools is quite ambitious. But I've heard plenty of weird stories of people getting rejected from their back-ups and getting into their reach schools, so don't worry too much if you aren't in at Minn.

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yeah, another thing to keep in mind is that this application was due rather early - it was the first of the 7 schools I applied to. I know my SoP had a minor typo or two that I caught later, and my writing sample was much less polished at the time because I sent a working draft. I also found out after submitting my application that I was chosen to present a conference, but when I e-mailed the Graduate Program Administrator he said they couldn't update my information because it would be unfair (which I thought was odd because Stanford was happy to update my info...). Anyway, my point is that particularly because of the early deadline and refusal to update applicant profiles, I wouldn't be too concerned that a rejection from UMN will indicate rejections at other schools.

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Yeah, your selection of schools is quite ambitious. But I've heard plenty of weird stories of people getting rejected from their back-ups and getting into their reach schools, so don't worry too much if you aren't in at Minn.

Yes, my school selection is ambitious....a rookie mistake I think. If I don't make it in this round, I will definitely rethink my selections. It is so hard to know what is a reach and what is not. My stats are all "inside" their averages, but looking around this forum, I think I seriously over-reached. But, my LORs are from some serious heavy hitters (one benefit of a strong undergraduate institution).

God, this is making me crazy.

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I've been meaning to ask people how seriously they took the diversity and motivation statement.

Do you think the adcoms in soc even read them? There was very mention of them on the website, and it almost seemed to be optional, but the coordinator said "they must be completed in order to submit your online application."

Did you guys work hard on this? Do you think it will matter?

Mine were both pretty bad, as I really hate these undergrad-like questions. I really hope they don't matter much.

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Aw, I was hoping that wasn't you. Waitlisting isn't a bad thing, though. Hang in there!

Thank you. The letter made it seem as if they cut back admissions because of funding constraints. At least if I do eventually get an offer, they will most likely have funding for me!

At least it wasn't a rejection to start off the season for me.

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You got into Wisconsin, right? That is weird you were waitlisted too! Did it seem to you in the letter that it is very funding-related?

Yeah, I got into Madison, and yes, my letter also seemed funding related. It said:

"Unfortunately, we don not have the resources to support every candidate to whom we would like to offer admission. Although we cannot offer you admission at this time, we have placed your name on our very short waiting list" and "The very latest you will hear from us is the end of April."

I also still stand by what I said in this thread a couple posts up - my application became a lot stronger after it was submitted to UMN, and I would guess that many others also improved by the later deadlines.

Good luck to everyone who hasn't heard yet, and congrats to anyone who has been accepted!

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