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On 13/02/2018 at 1:36 AM, buckinghamubadger said:

Waitlisted at Brandeis. Somewhat surprised because they sent me recruitment emails, but also not that surprising given that their website says they accept two to five applicants every year.

Accepted: Notre Dame, Missouri, Colorado, UC Irvine

Waitlisted: Brandeis, WashU-STL

Rejected: Michigan, Princeton, Univ. Of Washington

Pending: USC

May I ask when did u receive the offer from Colorado? I have not received any information from it, does it mean that I am out ? thanks 

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5 hours ago, audre.bored said:

Question for the UT Austin people: outside of the DGS did you receive emails from professors not mentioned in your SOP?

Yeah, I received emails from two professors not mentioned in my SOP and emails from one professor mentioned in my SOP. Makes me think I did a bad job selecting professors for my SOP...haha

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4 minutes ago, Victor xu said:

Anyone has received offers from Illinois, UC Riverside, Texas at Austin, Texas A and M, Maryland, Colorado, Penn State, Florida State? 

I think most programs that you mentioned sent out some acceptances several weeks ago. So, I think it is legitimate to ask the graduate coordinators of each program. 

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3 minutes ago, meteora said:

I think most programs that you mentioned sent out some acceptances several weeks ago. So, I think it is legitimate to ask the graduate coordinators of each program. 

How would you recommend asking the graduate coordinator about this? Should you let on that you know that acceptances have been sent out, and that you're just wondering about your application?

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5 minutes ago, deutsch1997bw said:

How would you recommend asking the graduate coordinator about this? Should you let on that you know that acceptances have been sent out, and that you're just wondering about your application?

I only applied to one school that he mentioned. I personally asked the graduate coordinator about the status of my application. I think you made a bold assumption. How can I know whether Victor xu will release some information on this thread again?

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11 minutes ago, meteora said:

I only applied to one school that he mentioned. I personally asked the graduate coordinator about the status of my application. I think you made a bold assumption. How can I know whether Victor xu will release some information on this thread again?

I was just asking how you would phrase the question to the graduate coordination. Because you stated that it is "legitimate to ask the graduate coordinations of each program" at this point, I was just curious as to how you would go about doing so. I'm not sure what's "bold" about that.

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3 minutes ago, Victor xu said:

may I know which university u applied for ?

UIUC. Do you know we can search results on the results page? Here is the page address. https://www.thegradcafe.com/survey/index.php?q=political&t=a&o=&pp=25

Although you find that some acceptances already sent out, you cannot figure out the status of your application. Maybe you are in their unofficial waitlists, or they have been still deliberating. It is also possible that they have not sent out rejections. So, in order to know the exact status of your application, you should ask to someone who has exact information. 

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6 minutes ago, deutsch1997bw said:

I was just asking how you would phrase the question to the graduate coordination. Because you stated that it is "legitimate to ask the graduate coordinations of each program" at this point, I was just curious as to how you would go about doing so. I'm not sure what's "bold" about that.

Oh, I completely misinterpreted your posting. Sorry about that. I would just simply ask about the status of my application. 

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1 hour ago, Victor xu said:

May I ask when did u receive the offer from Colorado? I have not received any information from it, does it mean that I am out ? thanks 

They sent out a waive around the first. In the past I believe they have staggered acceptances so I think you still have a shot.

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6 minutes ago, buckinghamubadger said:

They sent out a waive around the first. In the past I believe they have staggered acceptances so I think you still have a shot.

thanks for your reply. does every university have the same rule or does this situation only happen in Colorado? thanks. I apply for 15 but only receive 3 results( all rejection). very nervous now, seems to fail at all universities. 

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27 minutes ago, Victor xu said:

thanks for your reply. does every university have the same rule or does this situation only happen in Colorado? thanks. I apply for 15 but only receive 3 results( all rejection). very nervous now, seems to fail at all universities. 

It's different for every school

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