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I applied to three schools and have yet to hear back as well. Everyone keeps telling me that "no news is good news." It feels pretty hard to believe that when I keep seeing people on here get accepted to the programs I applied to. I guess I just wasn't a member of the first wave of decisions.... I guess that means I am still in the running. 

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I applied to three schools and have yet to hear back as well. Everyone keeps telling me that "no news is good news." It feels pretty hard to believe that when I keep seeing people on here get accepted to the programs I applied to. I guess I just wasn't a member of the first wave of decisions.... I guess that means I am still in the running. 

 

I am in exactly the same situation as you are...... Applied for 5, heard from none. 

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I know that Nebraska called at least 5-6 people on February 10th with offers. I also applied there, and didn't get a call, so I'm assuming that I didn't get in...

 

I applied to the Sociology PhD program, so I'm not sure about Geology MS programs.

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I know that Nebraska called at least 5-6 people on February 10th with offers. I also applied there, and didn't get a call, so I'm assuming that I didn't get in...

 

I applied to the Sociology PhD program, so I'm not sure about Geology MS programs.

 

I think it is different depending on the department 

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Sometimes no news is actually bad news.

 

I heard that at least three people got interviews at one of my picks. All received the email on the same day from the same coordinator (not piecemeal POI emails).

 

I emailed my POI at that program and he very carefully wrote he didn't have a hand in the admissions process this year, and that I should call the admin coordinator for information. I did that, and she (also very carefully) said "we'll let you know at the end of February. Anything could happen!"

 

I'm old enough to know, that's a "no."

 

I'm glad that I can move on emotionally from that application, instead of waiting around thinking I might still have a chance.  

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I know that Nebraska called at least 5-6 people on February 10th with offers. I also applied there, and didn't get a call, so I'm assuming that I didn't get in...

 

I applied to the Sociology PhD program, so I'm not sure about Geology MS programs.

 Look at the department not the school. Each university's department sends notice at different times. Also, sometimes people get notified early if their application is really, really good or they won a special fellowship.

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So watching one program there was an acceptance (or two) at the end of January. In the following week or two there were a handful of rejections posted.  I've still heard nothing.  Should I be preparing myself emotionally for the fact that I've been rejected?    

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So watching one program there was an acceptance (or two) at the end of January. In the following week or two there were a handful of rejections posted.  I've still heard nothing.  Should I be preparing myself emotionally for the fact that I've been rejected?    

 

If other people have already been rejected and you have not, that could be a good thing. They might be looking for funding for you. They might be on the fence between you and other applicants. Hold steady...

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All I've gotten from schools (besides automated "we received your app" emails) is one where the graduate school sent out an email to everyone saying to chill out on sending emails asking for status and that the decisions should be in by the end of February (I didn't send any emails asking for my status so it wasn't me bugging them), and another from a school asking me if I wanted to apply to PhD instead of just MS as they cannot offer support to MS students, just PhD students (I'm still unsure if this is good news, despite my original excitement, because there has been no other correspondence on my status since).

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It's also worth noting that historically MS & MA programs typically receive decisions much later than PhDs. When I applied to several masters programs a few years ago, I didn't hear a peep until the end of February for any of them.

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If other people have already been rejected and you have not, that could be a good thing. They might be looking for funding for you. They might be on the fence between you and other applicants. Hold steady...

 

This was my case. I saw some people get rejected pretty early on and then saw people get accepted last week so I emailed and the school said I'm on their waitlist. They just don't notify students of this status.

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I think the game could go either way now. I've applied to eight and haven't heard from any. If it's a reject well and good, I gave it my best shot. However, if they still haven't reached any conclusions then this is a sign that I'm good enough for them,but not their top choice.

 

The world would be a lot better if the grad schools could be transparent about their process.

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I have applied to 7. Haven't heard from any of them. No interview call no nothing. Recently found out about gradcafe. Since 3 of 7 programs have called candidates for interviews and have announced decisions to accepted & rejected candidates, I assume I have been rejected from them. But still should get the regret/rejection email, no? I wonder what's happening. 

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