I know exactly how you all feel. I was relieved to finish my apps, but now I am stuck refreshing gradcafe and cyburbia, checking my email constantly, even waking in the middle of the night to see if I received any notice. I can't wait to hear back.
On my list is UC Irvine- they seem to release notices between Feb 15-Feb 20. UMichigan is not far behind- the sent an email indicating notices would be sent by Feb 24.
All the others are set for the first 2-3 weeks of March. Hopefully I get one soon, even if it isn't my top pick.
Waterboy, I can relate to the waking up in the middle of the night thing. I live in Bulgaria, and so I could really find out in the middle of the night!
But, really, there isn't much that we can do. It is better to use this time preparing for graduate school than fussing about hitting refresh. That's not to say I have not (even after getting an acceptance!).
Also, don't put too much faith in seeing what they have on Grad Cafe. I saw last week that U of IL had sent out acceptances to people, so I was sure that I wouldn't get one. But I ended up getting full funding.
Queenducky21 did you get acceptance into PhD or Masters at UIC?
I have not heard back from UIC. This was for a masters at UIUC, down south. In a corn field. I saw your other post about not hearing back for the PhD. I checked on Grad Cafe and no one has posted about it. The only postings about it were later, arround March 8th. Have you logged in and checked your status? Mine just says ''applied'.'
Wait listed to Wisconsin. I'm certain it was the GPA, probably in concert with only tangential work experience (I think I killed the SOP though, but a lot of people think that ). I realize the implications of this for other programs, so...does anyone have any general advice?
Last edited by Tyrone Slothrop; 13 Feb 2013 at 4:28 PM.
So this is the only time I've applied, but from everything that I have read/ heard people may not get accepted to one school or another. You just need to wait it out. I was looking at some older posts today, and a guy was not accepted to University of Washington but got a fellowship to MIT. If you are really freaking out, some schools (like UIC) still have deadlines that you could try and meet. If you want, I will look at your SOP if you are going to re-apply.
Thanks Queenduck21! I noticed UIUC sent out acceptances. Congrats on your acceptance!
I noticed the March timeline as well. However, the email from the Grad Co-ordinator indicated that if your application was complete, you would hear by Jan 31, otherwise you'll hear by the end of Feb. Getting a bit worried now.
My Status says "Referred to College for Decision". I guess it's the waiting game.
Heard today, via E-mail, that I was accepted to UIUC's PhD program with 2-year funding. Blown away.
Just got into Pratt with a basic scholarship of $5,000 and the possibility of an assistantship/ internship at Pratt Center for Community Development!
Got an email from UIC saying that they need a transcript for the study abroad that I didn't do. Interesting that it was sent out on a Sunday. Hopefully, we can get this cleared up soon!
Did anyone else apply to Irvine? Seems like they send notices between the 15th and 20th. Crossing my fingers I hear from someone... anyone.. soon!