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1 hour ago, syntheticallene said:

I've been stalking this forum for a while now... I figured it was time to say hi!

I've gotten in so far at CU Boulder, KU, and Purdue for organic. I'm still waiting to hear back from Northwestern, U Wisconsin, U Minnesota, U Michigan, and UC Davis. Anyone have timelines for these decisions? I'm getting antsy :wacko:

 

I said this on this page (not upset, just pointing it out, hah)

 

Northwestern told me... I believe two weeks ago? It might have been a week. That they were planning on having all domestic decisions completed by the end of the week. I've heard international students are around beginning of February, though.

 

I -highly- recommend calling Northwestern and asking for a timeline if you need it to calm your nerves (I've actually had super sweet responses everywhere I've called and managed to get ahold of a person). The chemistry graduate person I spoke with there is very kind and very sweet, and didn't mind at all that I asked him for a rough timeline or when to expect to hear from them. I hope this helps! I'd call again but.. Uhhhh. The guy knows my number and name now, hah. Things might have changed since I last talked with him, though.

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16 hours ago, matchem95 said:

In my decision email I was told that an official email from the Harvard GSAS would come out tomorrow (the 26th) and info about visiting would come out next week. I'm not sure if that's any indication, but maybe they'll be reviewing applicants through tomorrow? 

Thanks for your help!

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12 hours ago, syntheticallene said:

I've been stalking this forum for a while now... I figured it was time to say hi!

I've gotten in so far at CU Boulder, KU, and Purdue for organic. I'm still waiting to hear back from Northwestern, U Wisconsin, U Minnesota, U Michigan, and UC Davis. Anyone have timelines for these decisions? I'm getting antsy :wacko:

I called Davis yesterday and the admissions officer told me that he was expecting the committee to give him the last round of decisions today - so hopefully decisions will be released either today or early next week. He also said that they're going to release all decisions and not just going to ghost people who were denied until the end of March.

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Someone complied data for all the submitted gradcafe admission results for the past five years and organized it by subject.  It gives some insight into the typical timeline of admission results for the more competitive schools.

Link to thread :

Chemistry Results: https://imgur.com/a/U5x91

Edited by The way

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Got an e-mail from the University of Utah informing of my rejection. Although it was not my first choice I feel sad and worried since I haven't heard from other schools yet.

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10 minutes ago, The way said:

Someone complied data for all the submitted gradcafe admission results for the past five years and organized it by subject.  It gives some insight into the typical timeline of admission results for the more competitive schools.

Link to thread :

Chemistry Results: https://imgur.com/a/U5x91

That’s extremely helpful. Thanks! Though it does discourage me since CU boulder and Minnesota both look like they should have sent most of their acceptances.

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I contacted the GPA at Harvard and they said all admitted applicants had already been contacted. All decisions should be out by early next week though, so at least there's that

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Does anyone know anything about the state of MIT admissions? I called and they said that they are still rolling until mid February, but it looks like no one has posted decisions this entire week. (Wondering about physical chemistry in particular) 

Thank you! 

 

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Hi I've been lurking here for quite some time, anyone hear from Columbia or Scripps for the organic chemistry track? Seems like UNC and UW are lost causes for me.

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Undergrad Institution: Small top 25ish Liberal Arts College
Major(s): Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Minor(s):
GPA in Major: 3.08
Overall GPA: 3.30
Position in Class: N/A
Type of Student: Domestic, First-Generation, Low SES, Minority

GRE Scores (revised/old version):
Q: 159
V: 161
W: 4.5
S: 690 (oops)


Research Experience: 3 summer research experiences, including a prestigious fellowship from my institution allowing for independent lab work; half-year industry experience performing NIEHS-funded research; undergraduate senior thesis

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: NSF Stem Scholar, Commended for Excellence by department (2x)

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor in E-Chem, O-Chem, I-Chem, Curriculum development for early-college students taking O-Chem designed to be "green"

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:  Asked by faculty to lead a Students of Color Brunch in STEM to those interested in conducting undergrad research

Special Bonus Points: Graduated a semester early while completing my thesis; took almost exclusively upper-division science classes since I used transfer credits from my Early College Program to fulfill general requirements.

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Training in biochemistry, psychopharmacology,  and air-free chemistry techniques, plus hands-on work with chemical instrumentation

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On 1/25/2018 at 11:03 PM, Fiain said:

 

I said this on this page (not upset, just pointing it out, hah)

 

Northwestern told me... I believe two weeks ago? It might have been a week. That they were planning on having all domestic decisions completed by the end of the week. I've heard international students are around beginning of February, though.

 

I -highly- recommend calling Northwestern and asking for a timeline if you need it to calm your nerves (I've actually had super sweet responses everywhere I've called and managed to get ahold of a person). The chemistry graduate person I spoke with there is very kind and very sweet, and didn't mind at all that I asked him for a rough timeline or when to expect to hear from them. I hope this helps! I'd call again but.. Uhhhh. The guy knows my number and name now, hah. Things might have changed since I last talked with him, though.

Yikes didn't see your post! Thank you for the advice!

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2 hours ago, syntheticallene said:

Yikes didn't see your post! Thank you for the advice!

Heh, thats ok! If you didnt, maybe someone else didnt either. ^.^

 

I hope it helps!

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20 hours ago, guest12345 said:

Does anyone know anything about the state of MIT admissions? I called and they said that they are still rolling until mid February, but it looks like no one has posted decisions this entire week. (Wondering about physical chemistry in particular) 

Thank you! 

 

Wondering this as well...hopefully next week things will pick up

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21 hours ago, redevol727 said:

Hi I've been lurking here for quite some time, anyone hear from Columbia or Scripps for the organic chemistry track? Seems like UNC and UW are lost causes for me.

I haven't heard back from scripps either.. not sure when to expect to

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Just got an email from Michigan State.

"On behalf of the Chemistry Department Admissions Committee, we are making contact to let you know that your file has moved beyond the preliminary stage. At this point we would like to invite you to visit the Chemistry Department to give us and you a chance to further explore possibility of admissions. We will arrange for your visit to campus and have you meet with faculty and arrange for tours of our facilities if desired. We hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity. "

Looks like an interview, so that's nerve wracking. But we'll see how it goes?!

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On 1/27/2018 at 3:23 PM, gg.rose said:

I haven't heard back from scripps either.. not sure when to expect to

Last year I heard back on 02/21 to say I was rejected. It was just a couple of days before the interviews though so I was expecting it. Scripps is my top choice so best of luck to both of us!

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