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Anyone rejected by a school they work at?


LadyL

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I got my first formal rejection this afternoon. 30 min. later I left to go work at that university. My lab is affiliated with them and uses their facilities so I spent 1/3-1/2 my week there. I do the exact same work as some of the grad students in the program I applied to. It didn't occur to me how painful and ironic it would be to be in this situation. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Yes... me! And my situation is probably worse, because I applied here for the second year in a row, I spend 40 hrs/week here, I got rejected after interviews, and based on the published data for the admitted students from last year: I have much higher GRE, average GPA, and likely higher major GPA (my major GPA is higher than my overall GPA), and research experience (2 schools, 3 labs, >2 years). :shock:

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Yes... me! And my situation is probably worse, because I applied here for the second year in a row, I spend 40 hrs/week here, I got rejected after interviews, and based on the published data for the admitted students from last year: I have much higher GRE, average GPA, and likely higher major GPA (my major GPA is higher than my overall GPA), and research experience (2 schools, 3 labs, >2 years). :shock:

I'm so sorry to hear that. If nothing else this further convinces me that you can be OVER qualified, and still not get in! This process is truly ridiculous.

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Yes... me! And my situation is probably worse, because I applied here for the second year in a row, I spend 40 hrs/week here, I got rejected after interviews, and based on the published data for the admitted students from last year: I have much higher GRE, average GPA, and likely higher major GPA (my major GPA is higher than my overall GPA), and research experience (2 schools, 3 labs, >2 years). :shock:

They probably just felt that another program would be a better fit for you. Shockingly, grad school admissions criteria aren't just limited to GRE, GPA, and research experience; whether a program would be a good fit is also very important.

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YEP. Went here for undergrad too. Luckily, I'm so sick of this place I didn't really want to get in anyway! Wish I could have that application fee back though! Still, I pass by the building I would have been in every day on my way to work. Not the best feeling in the world!

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YES!

I teach at a school (as an adjunct) at which I was not accepted for their PhD program. It's a big school with many branches in the system, but I felt as if they didn't really put any special emphasis on treating their own well. I was not that upset because I didn't really like their program much to begin with, but I did feel miffed -- or rather disappointed -- at what felt like a disconnect. Colleagues have asked me about whether I am getting in there and that's where the slight embarrassment comes in... but I need to just be OK with it.

I am not going to worry about it, though.

Good luck to you all!

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