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14 hours ago, MarylandGirl said:

Well, as you know, I'm still waiting!

WTH. They STILL haven't said anything? I'd seriously be calling them at least every week for an update. That's just rude to completely ignore the April 15th deadline

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2 hours ago, eek_ said:

WTH. They STILL haven't said anything? I'd seriously be calling them at least every week for an update. That's just rude to completely ignore the April 15th deadline

Yes... Tell me about it. We're both going crazy (we're both waiting to hear from the same program). I emailed once since my interview asking for an update and did not get a reply. If it's a no...just say so, why drag it out. 

 

On a different note, how do you guys feel about applying to a new PhD program? It's not necessarily ceph accredited, but from my understanding, when it comes to PhD, it really doesn't matter (specially since my mph is ceph). And this isn't one of those online school or for-profit... A legit University.

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44 minutes ago, hccgrl said:

On a different note, how do you guys feel about applying to a new PhD program?

I applied to UW-Milwaukee for an EHS PhD this past cycle, which is a relatively new program. From that experience, I figure the upside is that they're excited to build their program and really invest in their students. Ultimately I chose another program that had been more of a frontrunner for me from the start, but my interactions with UW were overwhelmingly positive. The downside will more than likely be funding related. I can't speak for every program, but in this case, there was not a lot of guaranteed funding although several professors I spoke with assured me that I could get funding through my lab once I committed. In terms of credibility, I think as long as the university itself is decent, the newness of the program is not something to really worry about. More important than the name recognition of the program is that there are faculty you'd be really excited to work with and who would be great PhD mentors and advocates.

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5 hours ago, eek_ said:

WTH. They STILL haven't said anything? I'd seriously be calling them at least every week for an update. That's just rude to completely ignore the April 15th deadline

Well, I just interviewed with them last week (like 4 hours of interviews!), after assuming I'd been rejected (they called the week before--on like April 17--asked if I was still interested and asked when I could come for interview). I was told they'd be meeting yesterday, presumably to decide (was just a regular faculty meeting). So...hope to hear soon? I was rejected from the other place I applied to (Hopkins--they let me know a couple months ago!), so it's not like they have competition. Still...

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On 5/3/2018 at 4:31 PM, MarylandGirl said:

Well, I just interviewed with them last week (like 4 hours of interviews!), after assuming I'd been rejected (they called the week before--on like April 17--asked if I was still interested and asked when I could come for interview). I was told they'd be meeting yesterday, presumably to decide (was just a regular faculty meeting). So...hope to hear soon? I was rejected from the other place I applied to (Hopkins--they let me know a couple months ago!), so it's not like they have competition. Still...

For the record...still nothing from them...

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I have applied to the ucsd-sdsu joint phd in bioengineering. still no word from them, although i got an email from sdsu saying 'SDSU-UCSD Engineering Joint Doctoral Applicant: Your application has been approved by the SDSU Engineering Doctoral Committee and is now under review at UCSD'. this email was sometimes in march, but up till now i haven't got any other responses. is it possible for ucsd to reject me after i have been accepted by sdsu? can anyone who understands how the admission process works help?

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1 hour ago, karlFrick said:

any word yet? i am also waiting

 

We both haven't heard from University of Maryland yet.... Very frustrating.  Tried emailing and nothing.  

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6 hours ago, MarylandGirl said:

Yep, extremely frustrating. Especially knowing that the semester is over now... Sorry you haven't heard anything either, KarlFrick.

thank you. i have sent an email. i hope they respond. are you an international applicant?

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19 hours ago, hccgrl said:

We both haven't heard from University of Maryland yet.... Very frustrating.  Tried emailing and nothing.  

sorry to hear that... I was told by the grad cordinator that i was recommended by the program. he said i should expect a formal acceptance from the graduate dean. its been over 2 months now and no word formal letter of acceptance. I dont know what to think right now

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3 hours ago, karlFrick said:

thank you. i have sent an email. i hope they respond. are you an international applicant?

Thanks! Nope, I actually live about 20 miles from the school...

I hope you hear something back from the e-mail. Are you international?

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3 hours ago, MarylandGirl said:

Thanks! Nope, I actually live about 20 miles from the school...

I hope you hear something back from the e-mail. Are you international?

yes. i am international

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On 5/28/2018 at 10:31 PM, karlFrick said:

yes. i am international

Then they really need to let you know! You need time to figure out moving, any visas or things like that...

(Still nothing here, but head of program is off this week.)

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10 hours ago, ghint said:

Anyone who is joining the joint program at UCSD-SDSU?? 

i am hopeful. still waiting for a response. i applied to the joint engineering sciences, what about you?

 

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On 5/30/2018 at 4:22 PM, MarylandGirl said:

Then they really need to let you know! You need time to figure out moving, any visas or things like that...

(Still nothing here, but head of program is off this week.)

Did you guys ever hear?!? I've thought about you from time to time!

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10 hours ago, eek_ said:

Did you guys ever hear?!? I've thought about you from time to time!

yea, i finally got an admit to the ucsd/sdsu joint phd. thank you for your good thoughts. any idea of how i can get an apartment close to ucsd but cheap will be very helpful

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On 3/13/2018 at 10:20 AM, Hongchao said:

Just got an offer from UTHealth, epi track, what about their financial support? Can I have my tuition and living expenses covered?

Hi,  I am also accepted to this program this year but no mentioning of funding in the email either. Did you accept the offer and get the funding?

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On 7/17/2018 at 3:42 AM, dreams1214 said:

Anyone going to U Minn?

Maybe? They've been my least communicative program. I got notified that I was through the first round Jan 15 but haven't heard anything at all since. I'm assuming a rejection at this point (/acceptance without funding). 

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