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It has been more than three weeks since they last told me that the decisions will be made Soon. Running out of patience now...

And an irrelevant question, which is better at environmental politics and IR?, UW-Seattle or Maryland? thx.

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I was told maybe 2 weeks ago that a few early admits had gone out but they were not close to being done - the rest would be sent out early March (which I would have thought was this week but nothing yet)....

I received the same keep-waiting-patiently message two weeks ago, without mentioning that some offers had been issued. I check UMD's online application system almost every half an hour when I am awake. This is too crazy...

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I got my acceptance mid-February, with funding, but fwiw will be turning it down (got a better offer from Florida and am waiting for the official paperwork to arrive). I'm in environmental politics and IR and chose Maryland because of one specific advisor. There wasn't anyone else besides him that I wanted to work with there. But when I went to visit I saw a bulletin board with recent grad student pubs on it, and a majority were environment-related. I would have been happy to attend there. Can't comment on UW, except my parents both attended there at the same time, but only met years later!

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I got my acceptance mid-February, with funding, but fwiw will be turning it down (got a better offer from Florida and am waiting for the official paperwork to arrive). I'm in environmental politics and IR and chose Maryland because of one specific advisor. There wasn't anyone else besides him that I wanted to work with there. But when I went to visit I saw a bulletin board with recent grad student pubs on it, and a majority were environment-related. I would have been happy to attend there. Can't comment on UW, except my parents both attended there at the same time, but only met years later!

Thanks for sharing. My subfield and the preferred advisor just coincides with yours.

UW also has a professor whose research is similar to the one at UMD. I got a small offer from UW, but would prefer UMD over it. It seems that I either am on the waiting list or out of place now. Sigh...

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It has been more than three weeks since they last told me that the decisions will be made Soon. Running out of patience now...

And an irrelevant question, which is better at environmental politics and IR?, UW-Seattle or Maryland? thx.

Decision still pending

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Just posted this on main board...not seeing the UMD specific thread here..

Botton line: Emailed grad sec, received reply from DGS; they hope to finalize decisions "early next week".

For whatever it's worth.

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According to the Govt Departmental newsletter, 245 applications to UMD this year....

EDIT: FYI, last year they received 266 applications, accepted "just over 15%", and were set to enroll 19 students.....

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According to the Govt Departmental newsletter, 245 applications to UMD this year....

EDIT: FYI, last year they received 266 applications, accepted "just over 15%", and were set to enroll 19 students.....

Thanks for sharing. UMD has a higher percentage of enrollment than all the other schools I apply to. May the result will be announced today.

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Anyone else pretty sure they're done? In its past, it's usually just rejections this late in. Not really sure why I'm posting, I wouldn't go this program now anyway...

But I hope I'm wrong for all of those still waiting to hear good news from here!

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Anyone else pretty sure they're done? In its past, it's usually just rejections this late in. Not really sure why I'm posting, I wouldn't go this program now anyway...

But I hope I'm wrong for all of those still waiting to hear good news from here!

If you look at the results last year, many were accepted at UMD in mid-March and later. Let's hope that they are working on the same timeline this year as last.

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I just received a letter from the graduate school. It was a rejection. :| The letter mentioned that they received many more applications than student spaces available. Best of luck to everyone else.

The pessimist in me says that my rejection letter will arrive shortly. Takes a couple extra days to reach the west coast.

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The pessimist in me says that my rejection letter will arrive shortly. Takes a couple extra days to reach the west coast.

I'm on the East Coast and haven't received any letters....of course, I haven't received any welcoming emails, either.

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Where are you going to see the decision? When I sign into my application, I'm clicking on "View ASF" and then on "View Status." All I see is the same thing I've seen for the past four months, which is "Application Complete." Should I be going somewhere else to look?

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Yep. When you go to the ASF page, go to contact info and there will be a "UID" number under your name somewhere.

Then, I googled Testudo, went to "graduate admissions", plugged in the UID and the PIN (which is just your birthday) and...BAM!

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