Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

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FieldsMedalist
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Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by FieldsMedalist » Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:54 pm

I am creating this year's sweat thread. As usual, this is to talk about our nervousness and try to relieve our (or each other's) stress.

I noticed that every year is becoming harder than the one before it. This is not strange since everything is becoming more competitive. But I hope it will not be a very rough admissions year. Good luck everyone!

gzero
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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by gzero » Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:50 am

Currently trying to enjoy the relative quiet until late January! (when I was told Oxford will send out interview invites - hopefully no surprise decisions to throw me in "waiting for decisions" mode before then!)

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by wildan94 » Mon Jan 09, 2023 5:03 pm

Hopefully, we'll see some movements soon (based on historical data). =))
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Dragan
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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Dragan » Mon Jan 09, 2023 5:30 pm

Anyone got an email from the Brown applied math dept. this morning?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by conflitz » Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:04 pm

Dragan wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 5:30 pm
Anyone got an email from the Brown applied math dept. this morning?
I got one an hour or so ago, but there was a follow-up that the email was sent by mistake. Is it that one?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by MathQueen » Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:45 pm

I'm applying for pure math, but I'm curious what the email said?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by GLPHDAPP » Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:25 pm

MathQueen wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:45 pm
I'm applying for pure math, but I'm curious what the email said?
it only says 2023 PhD Applicants

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by elegant.cat » Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am

GLPHDAPP wrote:
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:25 pm
MathQueen wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:45 pm
I'm applying for pure math, but I'm curious what the email said?
it only says 2023 PhD Applicants
LOL dude I'm so nervous I can't stop checking emails and portals.

FieldsMedalist
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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by FieldsMedalist » Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:44 pm

elegant.cat wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:21 am
GLPHDAPP wrote:
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:25 pm
MathQueen wrote:
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:45 pm
I'm applying for pure math, but I'm curious what the email said?
it only says 2023 PhD Applicants
LOL dude I'm so nervous I can't stop checking emails and portals.
Same here😂
I'm not sure if it is called nervousness, but I just want to know the decisions to have an idea where I will end up. I don't know why it takes them so longgg

Dragan
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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Dragan » Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:47 pm

today I dreamed of an admission committee looking at my application materials and laughing with each other at me :D :D

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by gzero » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:52 am

Dragan wrote:
Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:47 pm
today I dreamed of an admission committee looking at my application materials and laughing with each other at me :D :D
I dreamt of getting waitlisted at A&M. (bit random) I had another admissions-related dream last night but it's slipped my mind by now. I wonder if I'll manage to collect all 15 decisions in dream form by the end of the admissions cycle!

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by crepant » Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:57 pm

gzero wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:52 am

I dreamt of getting waitlisted at A&M. (bit random) I had another admissions-related dream last night but it's slipped my mind by now. I wonder if I'll manage to collect all 15 decisions in dream form by the end of the admissions cycle!
I dreamt of getting accepted at Ohio State University, and I got accepted 5 hours later.

FieldsMedalist
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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by FieldsMedalist » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:43 am

gg
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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by veenzaan » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:29 pm

I know there's a little while before results start coming in but I'm just getting so agitated and impatient. Checking these forums or gradcafe multiple times a day.

Gotta try to get on with my life for now.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by nicorobin22 » Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:54 am

veenzaan wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:29 pm
I know there's a little while before results start coming in but I'm just getting so agitated and impatient. Checking these forums or gradcafe multiple times a day.

Gotta try to get on with my life for now.
Totally feel you! Running in the park helps me to forget about these stuffs as I tend to be exhausted afterward and hence forget about checking the application status.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by GLPHDAPP » Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:15 pm

nicorobin22 wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:54 am
veenzaan wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:29 pm
I know there's a little while before results start coming in but I'm just getting so agitated and impatient. Checking these forums or gradcafe multiple times a day.

Gotta try to get on with my life for now.
Totally feel you! Running in the park helps me to forget about these stuffs as I tend to be exhausted afterward and hence forget about checking the application status.
Schools usually release decisions in a set week or so every year, check gradcafe and write down past dates reduced my anxiety a bit, so I won't mindless checking application portals, gradcafe, etc.

I wrote down a list of past decision dates for all the schools I applied to. Most of the schools I applied to release their decisions 1/25 - 2/10, it's getting close :D .

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by MathQueen » Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:41 pm

The update email from Michigan kind of scares me. It said they expect to admit 5% of applicants, but for the past 5 years the selectivity for the program has been between 13%-19% (source: https://rackham.umich.edu/about/program-statistics/). They said they got about 650 applicants, but there were more applicants the last two years. So is this a funding issue? Is there decreased funding across the board at other programs? Also, they are really wrong for putting the subject line as "U-M Math PhD Admissions Update" :/

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Scathrules » Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:22 pm

MathQueen wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:41 pm
The update email from Michigan kind of scares me. It said they expect to admit 5% of applicants, but for the past 5 years the selectivity for the program has been between 13%-19% (source: https://rackham.umich.edu/about/program-statistics/). They said they got about 650 applicants, but there were more applicants the last two years. So is this a funding issue? Is there decreased funding across the board at other programs? Also, they are really wrong for putting the subject line as "U-M Math PhD Admissions Update" :/
The economy is taking a pretty bad hit right now due to inflation so I think many grad programs in all fields are going to admit a little less this year. I would definitely ask your profs about this tho

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by spicyguava » Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:25 pm

MathQueen wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:41 pm
The update email from Michigan kind of scares me. It said they expect to admit 5% of applicants, but for the past 5 years the selectivity for the program has been between 13%-19% (source: https://rackham.umich.edu/about/program-statistics/). They said they got about 650 applicants, but there were more applicants the last two years. So is this a funding issue? Is there decreased funding across the board at other programs? Also, they are really wrong for putting the subject line as "U-M Math PhD Admissions Update" :/
They are SO wrong for the subject line of that email. I about dropped my phone in the mud walking to class :/

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Kaleiss » Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:40 pm

MathQueen wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:41 pm
The update email from Michigan kind of scares me. It said they expect to admit 5% of applicants, but for the past 5 years the selectivity for the program has been between 13%-19% (source: https://rackham.umich.edu/about/program-statistics/). They said they got about 650 applicants, but there were more applicants the last two years. So is this a funding issue? Is there decreased funding across the board at other programs? Also, they are really wrong for putting the subject line as "U-M Math PhD Admissions Update" :/
They sent a similar email saying about 10% and 5% things last year too (confirmed with my one of my friends who applied last year), but ended up admitting 14% applicants.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by LetMeIn2401 » Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:40 pm

They used the same email (with the 10%) last year. College endowments over the past few years (ignoring 2022) have soared, so I don't expect the economy to factor into this.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by KennethM » Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:21 pm

Anyone hear anything from CMU yet.. I heard that last year they sent out the first round acceptances by now.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by GLPHDAPP » Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:43 pm

KennethM wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:21 pm
Anyone hear anything from CMU yet.. I heard that last year they sent out the first round acceptances by now.
I haven't heard anything. They first admitted students on 1/29 in 2021 so maybe we won't hear anything this week.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by lfyigp » Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:56 pm

Some one on gradcafe has received interview notification from Dartmouth. Has Dartmouth sent out all the invitations that day? Or do they send out invitations in a few days?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Kaleiss » Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:12 pm

Any news from Princeton or UCLA?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by gzero » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:01 am

Kaleiss wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:12 pm
Any news from Princeton or UCLA?
Not yet, though last year on Gradcafe the acceptances for Princeton came first then the rejections later.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by FieldsMedalist » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:16 am

Any update from Tufts?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by hushus42 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:59 am

Rejected by yale today morning.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Scathrules » Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:50 pm

Did anyone get an email from UC Irvine?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by CryinInside » Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:00 pm

Scathrules wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:50 pm
Did anyone get an email from UC Irvine?
I've gotten 2 emails from them so far. I interpret this last email as "offers will come out soon which will then turn into rolling admissions".

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Scathrules » Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:18 pm

CryinInside wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:00 pm
Scathrules wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:50 pm
Did anyone get an email from UC Irvine?
I've gotten 2 emails from them so far. I interpret this last email as "offers will come out soon which will then turn into rolling admissions".
Same. My friend and I thought that we were waitlisted because of the wording "we expect to make more offers in the following weeks" so we got worried lol. We were probably just overthinking it :lol:

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Dragan » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:13 pm

Berkeley sent a stupid erroneous email congratulating me on submitting my application just now (duh..). Gosh that scared the shit out of me and my heart was gonna stop. Lord have mercy on me

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by GLPHDAPP » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:51 pm

Dragan wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:13 pm
Berkeley sent a stupid erroneous email congratulating me on submitting my application just now (duh..). Gosh that scared the shit out of me and my heart was gonna stop. Lord have mercy on me
Title: You are important to Berkeley. :D

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by rhombusdondus » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:19 pm

Rejected from UWashington's applied math PhD program, but received an offer for funded masters (TA).

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by gzero » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:26 pm

Berkeley worried me when the email preview told me to pay the application fee.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Scholar » Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:40 pm

I've heard of some applicants getting emails from faculty members before admission decisions come out. Is this normal?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Kaleiss » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:24 pm

Scholar wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:40 pm
I've heard of some applicants getting emails from faculty members before admission decisions come out. Is this normal?
Like what kind of email?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by FieldsMedalist » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:45 am

Scholar wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:40 pm
I've heard of some applicants getting emails from faculty members before admission decisions come out. Is this normal?
Yeah this is called an unofficial acceptance. Not very normal, but it happens sometimes. I got one from Temple on Jan 12 for example.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by newtonjeep » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:32 am

Anyone know whether UNC's grad student weekend is still part of the admissions process? They sent invites Jan 24 but didn't specify whether there will be interviews happening.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by hushus42 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:38 pm

Received Northwestern rejection today

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by rattikarl » Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:59 pm

hushus42 wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:38 pm
Received Northwestern rejection today
Did you receive this from the application portal or directly from the school via email?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by hushus42 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:07 pm

rattikarl wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:59 pm
hushus42 wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:38 pm
Received Northwestern rejection today
Did you receive this from the application portal or directly from the school via email?
Received an email to check portal for update which starts as

"This email is to notify you that a decision has been rendered regarding your application to Northwestern University."

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by 120983 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:04 pm

There is a gradcafe post about an acceptance e-mail to UC Davis. Did anybody else hear from them? (If so, are you pure/applied)?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by mm » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:39 pm

Anybody heard anything from Temple yet?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by LetMeIn2401 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:41 pm

Anyone here apply to European schools? How are you prepping for interviews?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by Kaleiss » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:00 pm

Poked Northwestern about my status. They still haven't sent out any offer. If you are not rejected today, you are on sort of shortlist.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by MathQueen » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:03 pm

Has anyone else heard from Georgia Tech? I've only seen the one acceptance on GradCafe.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by FieldsMedalist » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:13 pm

mm wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:39 pm
Anybody heard anything from Temple yet?
Yes I got an acceptance on 1/12.

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by newtonjeep » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:20 pm

Kaleiss wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:00 pm
Poked Northwestern about my status. They still haven't sent out any offer. If you are not rejected today, you are on sort of shortlist.
It seems like last year there were two waves of acceptances/rejections (one around now, and another the 2nd week of Feb) - any indication on whether this will happen again?

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Re: Fall 2023 Sweat Thread

Post by 18sama20 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:43 pm

Received rejection from Alabama. Not unexpected, since my GPA is far too low for an international student. Probably will be rejected from schools ranked even lower down. Shall have to continue in grad program in which I am already enrolled in home country. Good luck to all!



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