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Hey guys,

 

Just wondering where everyone stands in their applications?

I have been accepted into Stanford (no idea about funding??) and Georgia Tech (full funding).

 

Still waiting for MIT, although I have seen an accepted for Aero/Astro masters on the results today!! I didn't expect this for another week, anybody else heard?

Where are you all thinking of going? So far I think I will stick with Georgia Tech as Stanford is taught classes only!

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Hey

 

Have got admits to Stanford and Purdue.

 

I had interviews for fellowship selection last week and will know about the results when the formal admission letter arrives. No idea about Purdue funding

 

Although on paper Stanford is a non-thesis degree, you can take up research as a course substitute under a professor. Although not as formal as a thesis, it is required if you wish to petition for admission to PhD program.

 

However my first choice is MIT and I am still waiting for the result. Hope it comes out soom

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Hi,

 

So you had interviews for fellowship funding for Stanford? I didn't hear anything about that, so am I to assume that I will not be getting funding from Stanford?

Oh well. I'm pretty happy with GA Tech I suppose. Would be delighted with MIT obviously!

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Ya had two of them. But they were less like a formal interview and more like a chat on interests. I had received a notification for the interviews along with the admission mail. If you have not had them it means that you wont be offered a fellowship. As for other means of funding (TA/RA), they are not offered at the time of admission but can be obtained easily in the first quarter itself. Most of the master students there are funded from what I have heard

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jam_sister, what do you mean by "full-funding"? Is it definite for all the years of your degree or just for your first year?

 

I have been accepted to Purdue with no word on funding, Georgia Tech with funding for my first year through a TA, and Illinois with funding for my first year through a fellowship.

 

Is it pretty standard for funding packages to only be for the first year and have subsequent years be paid for by your adviser?

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ShortLong,

 

I am not completely sure. I got a phonecall from Georgia Tech and they told me that they will pay my tuition expenses and I will get a living allowance of 26,000 USD (untaxed) for the duration of my Masters, and through my PhD if I decide to go down that route. They didn't mention that I would be doing any additional research or teaching, they made it quite clear that this would just be my payment for my research masters.

 

I hope this helps!

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ShortLong, what did you think of Georgia Tech?? Also anybody with a Stanford interview, when did you get notification of your interview?

 

Thanks!

 

 

I was informed of the interview along with the admit decision on 19th Jan (18th Jan California time). It said that I would have 2 interviews between 7th and 14th Feb and I was to respond with the convenient times by 4th Feb.

 

The interviews finally took place on 14th Feb with Prof Pavone and next week on 19th Feb with Prof Steve Rock. The interviews themselves were pretty relaxed with them asking me about my projects and interests. They then answered a few of my questions on funding, curriculum structure and conversion to PhD studies.

 

Hope it helps

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ShortLong, what did you think of Georgia Tech?? Also anybody with a Stanford interview, when did you get notification of your interview?

 

Thanks!

 

I loved Georgia Tech! The some of the campus buildings were kinda old, but all the facilities inside were nice. There are three aerospace buildings, and it seems like the department and professors really care about the grad students, their progress and making sure they had funding. It was a lot of fun. All the grad students I met seemed really happy too.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Does anyone know when Maryland is planning on sending out decisions? It seems pretty late and if they wait much longer people might have already chosen elsewhere...

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Does anyone know when Maryland is planning on sending out decisions? It seems pretty late and if they wait much longer people might have already chosen elsewhere...

Based on last years results decisions are sent mid March to early April. WTF!?

 

Also, Penn State decisions are coming out.

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Based on last years results decisions are sent mid March to early April. WTF!?

 

That is exactly how I feel. I am ready to make my decision, so I guess they won't be part of it.

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Has anyone heard anything from Maryland or Michigan aerospace masters programs?

michigan released acceptances to phds and their SGUS students about a month ago... I'm not sure about master's students coming from other schools.

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