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8 minutes ago, redevol727 said:

Got my rejection from Columbia as well. At least this year they sent it in February, last year they did so in late March.

Edit for gg.rose: Judging from the tone of the email would you say that it's mostly rejections at this point? Last year they emailed me on the 21st of Feb, interviews are right around the corner too 

To be honest the tone was very neutral, but Im not sure.. I feel it would be quite late now to receive an offer of an interview. Im not too fussed, I only applied as my supervisor wanted me to - but i wish you luck! 

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3 minutes ago, gg.rose said:

To be honest the tone was very neutral, but Im not sure.. I feel it would be quite late now to receive an offer of an interview. Im not too fussed, I only applied as my supervisor wanted me to - but i wish you luck! 

Thanks, really appreciate it! I  agree, it's was a long shot (my top choice) but I have other options. Just visited Uchicago and it was absolutely fantastic

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Is anyone still waiting for UIllinois Chicago? I don't want to call the department again to ask for an update because I have done so 3 times already. The final deadline for sending applications is today so I hope they will be done reviewing the remaining candidates until the of the month. If someone have an update please comment this post.

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7 hours ago, boulderboi said:

My coworker received an invite for interview Friday but that was a special case. Based on the email she received it seems like they were done sending out invites. Could be wrong though

 

6 hours ago, smizz said:

 

So apparently my friend who works at Columbia right now the PI said that there were only like 2 spots for inorganic open this year, so they had to turn down a lot of people.

Those are helpful information! But it's strange that the school still hasn't sent an invitation to the open house…

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On 2/5/2018 at 2:13 PM, supremethiophene said:

I just called UChicago and they said that decisions will be available by the 15th of February and that they pushed the date back. I have a very good feeling that they wouldn't just push the date back for no reason other than that they are still making acceptances

Did nothing become of this again? Still haven't heard back from them.

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17 hours ago, orgchemboy said:

 

Those are helpful information! But it's strange that the school still hasn't sent an invitation to the open house…

I know someone with an interview from Scripps for org chem (she heard a while back); I think just not many on this forum have heard

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Asking again since no one ever responded lol. But does anyone no the importance of interviews for programs? I have one at Michigan State next month and I'm wondering how important it is. I've heard some people say that I should be super prepared for it and others say not to worry too much and that it's more of a check to make sure that I'm not crazy in some way and know my research etc....

 

Any thoughts? 

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On 2/17/2018 at 7:14 PM, KentuckyFriedChemistry said:

Asking again since no one ever responded lol. But does anyone no the importance of interviews for programs? I have one at Michigan State next month and I'm wondering how important it is. I've heard some people say that I should be super prepared for it and others say not to worry too much and that it's more of a check to make sure that I'm not crazy in some way and know my research etc....

 

Any thoughts? 

I created a post in the Chemistry topic about interviews and some people replied with useful information... You might want to take a look

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On 2/17/2018 at 4:14 PM, KentuckyFriedChemistry said:

Asking again since no one ever responded lol. But does anyone no the importance of interviews for programs? I have one at Michigan State next month and I'm wondering how important it is. I've heard some people say that I should be super prepared for it and others say not to worry too much and that it's more of a check to make sure that I'm not crazy in some way and know my research etc....

 

Any thoughts? 

Hey so I had an interview with BU and it was pretty formal in terms of them asking detailed questions about my research, but it was also clearly a formality and primarily to figure out if I was actually interested in them. Got my acceptance soon after I stated I was interested. So I would say don't over prepare, but definitely be comfortable talking about your work!

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On 21/2/2018 at 7:00 PM, Fiain said:

Is anyone going to Rice this weekend?

Can you update us about how it is? Because I am international and I couldn't come.

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21 hours ago, athan892 said:

Can you update us about how it is? Because I am international and I couldn't come.

So.. tbh, I am loving Rice a lot more than I thought I would. Theyve made a huge effort to show how interdisciplinary and collaborative the department is, and being small works for that very well.

 

If you have specific questions, PM me? I can try and get them answered for you if I dont know.

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Has anyone heard from Stanford about the visit after filling out the RSVP form?

Just getting a little worried as I have heard from all other schools I RSVP'ed to.

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I have been accepted to UW Madison and JHU, but I am still to hear yes or no from four programs: UPenn, TAMU, UCSD, and ND. Is this normal? How could these places possibly not know whether or not they are going to let me in by now? 

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On 3/1/2018 at 9:40 PM, dells_of_bittersweet said:

I have been accepted to UW Madison and JHU, but I am still to hear yes or no from four programs: UPenn, TAMU, UCSD, and ND. Is this normal? How could these places possibly not know whether or not they are going to let me in by now? 

I haven't heard from UCSD either. Though I'll be at the JHU visit weekend!

Are there still no rejections from UChicago?

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On 3/1/2018 at 11:40 PM, dells_of_bittersweet said:

I have been accepted to UW Madison and JHU, but I am still to hear yes or no from four programs: UPenn, TAMU, UCSD, and ND. Is this normal? How could these places possibly not know whether or not they are going to let me in by now? 

I got a no from UPenn but still haven’t heard from UCSD either. I emailed asking if we would be notified if we were on a waitlist or if we would just hear back at a later date. I didn’t get a response. I wish they would just send the rejections already if that is the case!

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On 3/4/2018 at 6:42 AM, Achemj said:

Are there still no rejections from UChicago?

Still haven't heard anything, no change on the application portal.

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On 3/1/2018 at 11:40 PM, dells_of_bittersweet said:

I have been accepted to UW Madison and JHU, but I am still to hear yes or no from four programs: UPenn, TAMU, UCSD, and ND. Is this normal? How could these places possibly not know whether or not they are going to let me in by now? 

I have not heard back from five out of eight programs so I feel you! Still waiting on U Penn, U Chicago, Cornell, GA Tech, and MSU

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15 hours ago, ash27 said:

I have not heard back from five out of eight programs so I feel you! Still waiting on U Penn, U Chicago, Cornell, GA Tech, and MSU

I haven't heard from GA Tech and MSU either, but I already accepted an offer from somewhere else. I wonder what's taking them so long.

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5 hours ago, PhilChem94 said:

I haven't heard from GA Tech and MSU either, but I already accepted an offer from somewhere else. I wonder what's taking them so long.

My research adviser talked to one of her connections at GA Tech and they haven't even started reviewing as of like 2 weeks ago apparently. Their free preregistration closed December 1st, but they paid application didn't close that long ago so they haven't started reviewing.

I literally don't understand why I haven't heard back from MSU yet though.

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