Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by lll222 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:25 pm

Albert_Eisenstein wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:01 am
lll222 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:06 pm
Albert_Eisenstein wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:03 am


Thanks for this information! If you don’t mind me asking- When did you receive this email and when is your interview scheduled?
I received it on 2/16. The interview is yet to be scheduled, I just sent timeslots where I am available.
I heard that all interview requests were sent out. I haven't received anything as of yet. Do you figure it's over? Anyhow, congrats on your invite!
I don't really know. I'm sorry. I guess it makes no sense to do two rounds of interviews, so I believe all interview requests were sent out.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by homotopysphere » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:24 pm

Has anyone heard anything about UCLA? Seemed like they were making offers and then stopped.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by yaskhn3 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:36 pm

Has anyone applied to/ heard back from British Columbia? Every other Canadian uni seems to be making offer

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by quanticbolt » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:16 pm

yaskhn3 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Has anyone applied to/ heard back from British Columbia? Every other Canadian uni seems to be making offer
Which other Canadian schools have made offers? I've only seen Alberta, Waterloo, and very few from McGill.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by yaskhn3 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:19 pm

quanticbolt wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:16 pm
yaskhn3 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Has anyone applied to/ heard back from British Columbia? Every other Canadian uni seems to be making offer
Which other Canadian schools have made offers? I've only seen Alberta, Waterloo, and very few from McGill.
Toronto sent out a couple of offers and rejections too

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by quanticbolt » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:55 pm

yaskhn3 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:19 pm
quanticbolt wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:16 pm
yaskhn3 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Has anyone applied to/ heard back from British Columbia? Every other Canadian uni seems to be making offer
Which other Canadian schools have made offers? I've only seen Alberta, Waterloo, and very few from McGill.
Toronto sent out a couple of offers and rejections too
Oh. Was it on gradcafe or somewhere else? I've only seen one person here get rejected and one acceptance on gc. Anywhere else I should be checking?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by user_4 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:10 pm

Hello. Is there any international student who is either selected for Mathematics Foundation Jacques Hadamard (FMJH-Sophie Germain Master's scholarship) or Foundation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris (FSMP) master's fellowship? These are mainly provided for doing mathematics masters in Paris.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by nth » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:20 pm

Does anyone have information about Stanford? They are so quiet so far I haven't even seen a post on Gradcafe.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by liuluck22 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:21 am

dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:37 pm
RyanOde94 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:29 pm
dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:44 pm
Just got a waitlist email from UIUC: "The waitlist is rather long and the chance of receiving an offer is low." Not feeling great, this is my third waitlist.
Did you reach out to them first or did they email you out of the blue?
They emailed me out of the blue. The email says "We have made our first round of offers. If acceptances are lower than expected, we will make additional offers in early April. If acceptances come in as expected, it is possible that we will make no further offers. The waitlist is rather long and the chance of receiving an offer is low."
Same waitlist. I think the chance is extremely low according to the letter.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by RunningOutOfHope » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:37 am

Sorry to ask again, but anyone poke at Courant or Columbia if all offers have been sent?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by Silvernuts » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 am

Just poked Rice. The chair said they are still deciding whether they accept students this year.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by spectral_sequence » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:43 am

Man US admissions are brutal for internationals. I got a funded offer from cambridge. But nothing but rejections from the US schools. Not even an interview invite from Michigan :shock:

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by dumbquestionsonly » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:51 am

liuluck22 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:21 am
dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:37 pm
RyanOde94 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:29 pm


Did you reach out to them first or did they email you out of the blue?
They emailed me out of the blue. The email says "We have made our first round of offers. If acceptances are lower than expected, we will make additional offers in early April. If acceptances come in as expected, it is possible that we will make no further offers. The waitlist is rather long and the chance of receiving an offer is low."
Same waitlist. I think the chance is extremely low according to the letter.
Did your email explicitly say "extremely low chance"? Mine said "low chance." I was wondering if they sent the entire waitlist the same waitlist email - I wish they would tell us our ranking on the waitlist.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by liuluck22 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:33 pm

dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:51 am
liuluck22 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:21 am
dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:37 pm


They emailed me out of the blue. The email says "We have made our first round of offers. If acceptances are lower than expected, we will make additional offers in early April. If acceptances come in as expected, it is possible that we will make no further offers. The waitlist is rather long and the chance of receiving an offer is low."
Same waitlist. I think the chance is extremely low according to the letter.
Did your email explicitly say "extremely low chance"? Mine said "low chance." I was wondering if they sent the entire waitlist the same waitlist email - I wish they would tell us our ranking on the waitlist.
Sorry for the misunderstanding. It should be the same email.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by blue_math » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:28 pm

Silvernuts wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 am
Just poked Rice. The chair said they are still deciding whether they accept students this year.
To clarify, did you mean the number of students to admit or which students to admit?

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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Hoodra » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:36 pm

jjmb11 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:14 pm
Virginia Tech - Invited to Visitor's Day 2/8
Did you attend the visitor's day for Virginia Tech, and could you tell me more about it if you did? Also does not being invited to visitor's day mean I've already been unofficially rejected?
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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by spectral_sequence » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:08 pm

Just received a rejection from caltech :O

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by dumbquestionsonly » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:59 pm

Anyone know about whether Michigan sends out more interviews? The email they sent weeks ago (and their website) says they will send requests from Feb 15 - March 15, and waitlist notifications in late March. Could it be that they're already done? Maybe they're doing it by discipline.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by Weil98 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:53 pm

Have UIUC sent acceptances to international students? I am an international and still haven't heard from them. Also I saw some people got waitlisted. But did it send any rejections to anyone at least?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by quanticbolt » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:27 pm

Has anyone heard anything from Toronto. I've only seen a single acceptance on gradcafe and one rejection here. Has anyone reached out to them? Seems like all other Canadian schools (with the exception of UBC) have started making offers.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by yaskhn3 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:50 pm

There's a UCSD acceptance on Gradcafe. Anyone here heard back from them?

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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by jjmb11 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:39 pm

Hoodra wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:36 pm

Did you attend the visitor's day for Virginia Tech, and could you tell me more about it if you did? Also does not being invited to visitor's day mean I've already been unofficially rejected?
It hasn't happened yet, so I can't give much info about anything yet, including whether or not it's bad news if you haven't heard. I pretty firmly believe that you can't assume a rejection until you have it in writing- every year here I see people offered spots at the last minute. Good luck with your applications, hope you get some good news soon!

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by dumbquestionsonly » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:46 am

Has anyone in pure math heard from UT Austin? No acceptances on grad cafe, and the only offer I saw in the other thread was applied math. When poked, they said they were still reviewing applications and making offers, and to check back in if I haven't heard by mid-March.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by liao9yuan » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:49 am

yaskhn3 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:50 pm
There's a UCSD acceptance on Gradcafe. Anyone here heard back from them?
I have a friend who was just accepted so probably legit post.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by PajamaSam » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:45 am

dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:46 am
Has anyone in pure math heard from UT Austin? No acceptances on grad cafe, and the only offer I saw in the other thread was applied math. When poked, they said they were still reviewing applications and making offers, and to check back in if I haven't heard by mid-March.
There are a few people on this site who have heard back for Pure Math. I am also eager to hear. When did you poke?

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Re: 2021 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

Post by Hoodra » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:21 am

jjmb11 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:39 pm
It hasn't happened yet, so I can't give much info about anything yet, including whether or not it's bad news if you haven't heard. I pretty firmly believe that you can't assume a rejection until you have it in writing- every year here I see people offered spots at the last minute. Good luck with your applications, hope you get some good news soon!
Thank you for the quick response. I'll keep hoping for now as there's not much else I can do. Good luck to you too with the rest of your applications that you're still waiting to hear back from!

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by dumbquestionsonly » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:22 am

PajamaSam wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:45 am
dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:46 am
Has anyone in pure math heard from UT Austin? No acceptances on grad cafe, and the only offer I saw in the other thread was applied math. When poked, they said they were still reviewing applications and making offers, and to check back in if I haven't heard by mid-March.
There are a few people on this site who have heard back for Pure Math. I am also eager to hear. When did you poke?
Looking on the other thread again, I saw one person in pure math who had, must be missing them somehow. Anyway, I got the response to my poke on Feb 12.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by CategorifiedCat » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:13 pm

I saw one Columbia rejection posted on Grad Cafe, would that mean the previous admission post is legit?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by RunningOutOfHope » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:45 pm

CategorifiedCat wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:13 pm
I saw one Columbia rejection posted on Grad Cafe, would that mean the previous admission post is legit?
I was wondering if the rejection itself is legit. Has anyone received an official rejection from them?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by hormander » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:47 pm

I know it's probably discussed earlier, UChicago and Courant seems to be very quite. I wonder at this point can we assume anything if not heard from Courant and UChicago?

PS: poked UIC. they say first round will be sent by the end of Feb. SUNY said the result will be sent on the first week/second week of Mar

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by kahdk » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:24 pm

hormander wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:47 pm
I know it's probably discussed earlier, UChicago and Courant seems to be very quite. I wonder at this point can we assume anything if not heard from Courant and UChicago?

PS: poked UIC. they say first round will be sent by the end of Feb. SUNY said the result will be sent on the first week/second week of Mar
I think Courant has sent out all their first-round offers, which is not a lot. The possibility they may send out more offers occurs when some admitted students decline the offer. They probably have some sort of waiting list on hand now but did not send official waitlist email since they are not taking many students this year and do not know how it will go. Chicago is kind at the same situation, I guess.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by Albert_Eisenstein » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:33 am

Silvernuts wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 am
Just poked Rice. The chair said they are still deciding whether they accept students this year.
Wow! Are you kidding me? It would be devastating if they aren't. That was one school where I had a decent shot.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by Albert_Eisenstein » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:35 am

dumbquestionsonly wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:59 pm
Anyone know about whether Michigan sends out more interviews? The email they sent weeks ago (and their website) says they will send requests from Feb 15 - March 15, and waitlist notifications in late March. Could it be that they're already done? Maybe they're doing it by discipline.
This is precisely what I'm wondering! If they are to be made out on a rolling basis, that must mean that not all invites were sent out in the week of Feb 15th. At least that's what I'm hoping for.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by jjmb11 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:50 am

Albert_Eisenstein wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:33 am
Silvernuts wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 am
Just poked Rice. The chair said they are still deciding whether they accept students this year.
Wow! Are you kidding me? It would be devastating if they aren't. That was one school where I had a decent shot.
Tbh, it's kind of not great to accept application fees if the spot isn't even open. I hope if that's the case they didn't charge anyone...

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by Silvernuts » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:03 am

jjmb11 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:50 am
Albert_Eisenstein wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:33 am
Silvernuts wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 am
Just poked Rice. The chair said they are still deciding whether they accept students this year.
Wow! Are you kidding me? It would be devastating if they aren't. That was one school where I had a decent shot.
Tbh, it's kind of not great to accept application fees if the spot isn't even open. I hope if that's the case they didn't charge anyone...
I asked for clarification and they were given approval to take students. Don't worry guys....

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by lebesgueboy98 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:34 am

Silvernuts wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:03 am
jjmb11 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:50 am
Albert_Eisenstein wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:33 am

Wow! Are you kidding me? It would be devastating if they aren't. That was one school where I had a decent shot.
Tbh, it's kind of not great to accept application fees if the spot isn't even open. I hope if that's the case they didn't charge anyone...
I asked for clarification and they were given approval to take students. Don't worry guys....
This is very strange. I have a friend who told me he was admitted to Rice for the mathematics program. Either he is lying or Rice is...

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by Albert_Eisenstein » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:10 am

Silvernuts wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:03 am
jjmb11 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:50 am
Albert_Eisenstein wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:33 am

Wow! Are you kidding me? It would be devastating if they aren't. That was one school where I had a decent shot.
Tbh, it's kind of not great to accept application fees if the spot isn't even open. I hope if that's the case they didn't charge anyone...
I asked for clarification and they were given approval to take students. Don't worry guys....
Thanks man! That makes me feel better for sure. It's already hard enough with many of these programs taking in such few students.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by Silvernuts » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:05 am

I also poked John Hopkins and Brown and received direct rejections that were supposed to be sent earlier. If any of you guys do not receive anything, you should reach out to see whether they already made their decisions. Congrats to ppl who got in!

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by quanticbolt » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:41 am

Does anyone know what's going on with Chicago? It's been radio silence from them. I'll assume that I got rejected since it was a long shot anyway, but it would be nice to receive some kind of confirmation of this...

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by RunningOutOfHope » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:18 am

Silvernuts wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:05 am
I also poked John Hopkins and Brown and received direct rejections that were supposed to be sent earlier. If any of you guys do not receive anything, you should reach out to see whether they already made their decisions. Congrats to ppl who got in!
Who did you email and what did you ask exactly, if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by nilnil » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:41 pm

Silvernuts wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:05 am
I also poked John Hopkins and Brown and received direct rejections that were supposed to be sent earlier. If any of you guys do not receive anything, you should reach out to see whether they already made their decisions. Congrats to ppl who got in!
Same regarding Brown. At the person above me: I just emailed my POI.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by asterac » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:45 pm

Hi everyone, first-year UT Austin grad here. I just had a friend text me about admissions and whether I knew anything, and I realized y’all were probably sweating without information too. Here’s what I know:

- Math at UT doesn’t do batch admissions. People get emailed individually once the adcom feels very sure about them. They care a lot about fit here and read applications very carefully
- Decisions here come out on the later side even normally, but like I said, very spread out
- Oden admissions probably have no relationship to the regular math department’s admissions in terms of timeline (just my guess based on what I know about the institute—the grad advisor used the words that it has “its own PhD program,” and the fact that Oden is so interdisciplinary means they probably have a totally different adcom.)
- The field is huge this year. About 450 compared to 350 last year. (For perspective, I think my cohort is 18 people, including 2 actuarial master’s students). This will slow things down
- Major consideration: Texas has been having an icepocalypse—classes have been canceled all last week and half of this week, and I feel pretty sure that no meaningful admissions progress has been happening during this time. Admin focus may continue to be a little diverted while getting things back on track for this semester
- We haven’t been notified of dates for prospective student events yet. Earlier in the month, we were asked for input on how we should run them this year, and then the icepocalypse happened. Just another indication things are still very much in process

tl;dr don’t make assumptions based on last year’s timeline, and be patient! Good luck, everyone!

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by asterac » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:56 pm

Another thing... I know that admissions season is an incredibly stressful time and that it must be particularly hard in the atmosphere of “everything is different and more competitive cause COVID.” Nothing’s going to make that un-stressful, but I hope y’all are going easy on yourselves mentally in the sense of acknowledging that you’re gonna be a little “off” and that’s ok.

I also know that if you’re lucky enough to have multiple good options, it’s really hard to weigh them under these circumstances. So, if any of you have been admitted to UT Austin or are just really interested, please feel free to ask me stuff! You can also ask me about different schools I considered/visited last year if that might help, though of course I’ll have less perspective on them. I had visits (some virtual) at Duke, UC Davis, Notre Dame, UIC, and of course UT.
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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by dumbquestionsonly » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:05 pm

asterac wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:45 pm
Hi everyone, first-year UT Austin grad here. I just had a friend text me about admissions and whether I knew anything, and I realized y’all were probably sweating without information too. Here’s what I know:

- Math at UT doesn’t do batch admissions. People get emailed individually once the adcom feels very sure about them. They care a lot about fit here and read applications very carefully
- Decisions here come out on the later side even normally, but like I said, very spread out
- Oden admissions probably have no relationship to the regular math department’s admissions in terms of timeline (just my guess based on what I know about the institute—the grad advisor used the words that it has “its own PhD program,” and the fact that Oden is so interdisciplinary means they probably have a totally different adcom.)
- The field is huge this year. About 450 compared to 350 last year. (For perspective, I think my cohort is 18 people, including 2 actuarial master’s students). This will slow things down
- Major consideration: Texas has been having an icepocalypse—classes have been canceled all last week and half of this week, and I feel pretty sure that no meaningful admissions progress has been happening during this time. Admin focus may continue to be a little diverted while getting things back on track for this semester
- We haven’t been notified of dates for prospective student events yet. Earlier in the month, we were asked for input on how we should run them this year, and then the icepocalypse happened. Just another indication things are still very much in process

tl;dr don’t make assumptions based on last year’s timeline, and be patient! Good luck, everyone!
Thank you for this! UT is one of my top choices, so I have exactly been "sweating without information," and this helped.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by asterac » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:10 pm

lebesgueboy98 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:34 am
Silvernuts wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:03 am
jjmb11 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:50 am


Tbh, it's kind of not great to accept application fees if the spot isn't even open. I hope if that's the case they didn't charge anyone...
I asked for clarification and they were given approval to take students. Don't worry guys....
This is very strange. I have a friend who told me he was admitted to Rice for the mathematics program. Either he is lying or Rice is...
This sounds like a bureaucratic thing to me. I typed up a longer explanation, but my browser ate it. Tons of separate offices and funding sources are involved in making offers, and the DGS probably heard from someone at the graduate school/greater university level that something was up in the air, or someone took a much longer time than usual to give them information about how much funding would be available to the math department and in what forms. That stuff is all subject to fluctuation, particularly at times like this when administrators at different levels are inclined to getting spooked about an uncertain future.

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by elene201 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:56 pm

Who should I email at NYU to get some sense whether they're still considering me or just too lazy to send a rejection?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by RunningOutOfHope » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:14 pm

elene201 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:56 pm
Who should I email at NYU to get some sense whether they're still considering me or just too lazy to send a rejection?
The graduate director, please let us know what they say if you poke at them!

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by d17gl57 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:25 pm

elene201 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:56 pm
Who should I email at NYU to get some sense whether they're still considering me or just too lazy to send a rejection?
I poked them today, was forwarded by Chair of Graduate Admission to the other person, waiting for response. Will update if they respond!

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by ah1378 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:38 am

Rutgers has sent some waitlists today. Does it mean they made all decisions and I have been rejected?

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Re: Fall 2021 Sweat Thread

Post by quanticbolt » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:45 pm

I poked Chicago: Said they still haven't made any final decisions, so everyone who has not been outright rejected still has a shot. Good luck to everyone.



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