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apropos
02-19-2007, 06:56 AM
Just a little curious ..

chptlk
02-19-2007, 09:24 AM
Going by last years gradcafe entries, it's time for WUSTL to give us the news. :rolleyes:

snappythecrab
02-19-2007, 10:39 AM
I wouldn't expect many. A little early yet.

apfphd
02-19-2007, 03:19 PM
UCSD is supposed to be emailing out all decisions this week, I think. My friend had called and this is what they told her.

Skipper
02-19-2007, 03:44 PM
Based on last year's Grad Cafe postings, I wasn't expecting to hear back from most programs until March. But it seems like a bunch of schools have started announcing decisions earlier, resulting in me getting my hopes up.

Cassin
02-19-2007, 04:57 PM
Based on last year's Grad Cafe postings, I wasn't expecting to hear back from most programs until March. But it seems like a bunch of schools have started announcing decisions earlier, resulting in me getting my hopes up.

My theory: applications spike during recession up to recovery and fall during the boom +lags (job expectation lags, lay-off lags, job-search-cost lags, building up econ/math profile lags). Last few years there has been a slight decline trend after a spike around 2002-2003. If so, and if some of the variation in D day's timing is influenced by number of applications, then this year we can have a slightly earlier notice on average +white noise error.

I am guessing that Yale is either late this week or middle of next week.

Dannyb19
02-19-2007, 05:13 PM
Cassin, why do you believe Yale will announce so soon?

Cph
02-19-2007, 05:16 PM
Last year, Yale sent out decisions on February 27.

Cassin
02-19-2007, 05:17 PM
Cassin, why do you believe Yale will announce so soon?

February is a short month - end of next week is MARCH (adrenaline time). Last year Yale preceeded others and announced in 20's of February - see Antichron's posts.

philosophking
02-19-2007, 09:11 PM
some people said that they had yale emailing them requesting fall grades-- do you think that since i didn't receive any email like that that it's a bad sign?

hereshoping
02-19-2007, 09:42 PM
They would only email you if you were on the margin and they were looking at your file very closely. If you were a clear accept or reject, then I imagine they wouldn't ask for your fall grades.

Nalfien
02-19-2007, 10:10 PM
They would only email you if you were on the margin and they were looking at your file very closely. If you were a clear accept or reject, then I imagine they wouldn't ask for your fall grades.

I got a call from them... who claimed to get an email? I've been on the look out to see if anyone else did but I havent seen anything.

philosophking
02-19-2007, 11:09 PM
They would only email you if you were on the margin and they were looking at your file very closely. If you were a clear accept or reject, then I imagine they wouldn't ask for your fall grades.

wow... i think that makes me even more nervous about getting in :-/

asquare
02-19-2007, 11:40 PM
wow... i think that makes me even more nervous about getting in :-/
I wouldn't read too much into it. It also depends on how relevant the committee thinks your fall grades will be. For example, if you are a strong candidate except for not having much math, and you write in your application that you are taking lots of math in the fall, then the committee might want to see your grades. But if you've had consistently good grades, and the classes you took in the fall were similar to classes you'd already taken, then the committee might not expect to get much new information from the fall grades.

jahizbarlas
02-20-2007, 12:03 AM
this wait is pretty bad, aint it everyone?
i think i spend me time just starting at my email account refresh than sleeping, eating and studying combined!

Cassin
02-20-2007, 12:07 AM
Being on the margin is one necessary condition noted. The second necessary (sufficient if SOPs are good?) condition is taking "difficult" courses in the fall - perhaps, the school would notice graduate econ/math courses "in progress" on transcripts they received. I think unlike most other programs, Yale actually recommended to send fall grades for any set of courses taken on their application and had a special form to fill.

grahamcoxon
02-20-2007, 12:08 AM
I tried to put all infos on probable notification dates for my pending applications in a word file. I have got no esoteric sources, though. I just collected rumours from a couple of thread in this forum, plus dates for last year as recorded at Gradcafe. I hope someone will find this helpful. ;)

shunyata
02-20-2007, 03:25 AM
I tried to put all infos on probable notification dates for my pending applications in a word file. I have got no esoteric sources, though. I just collected rumours from a couple of thread in this forum, plus dates for last year as recorded at Gradcafe. I hope someone will find this helpful. ;)

very useful. thanks a lot! and good luck with the apps.

btw, BU may be late this year since they are meeting the first week of march (or so I was told)

econanu
02-20-2007, 01:44 PM
I was told that Columbia is meeting at the end of this week. Not sure what that means for their decisions, but I'm guessing they won't be out for another week or two minimum.

philosophking
02-20-2007, 02:06 PM
but if columbia's meeting, that means you can probably call them up either the end of this week or the beginning of next week and they should be able to tell you something. that's what happened with me and umass when they called me last thursday, it was right after their "meeting"

econanu
02-20-2007, 02:27 PM
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grahamcoxon
02-24-2007, 01:23 AM
now this working week is over in each and every us time zone....what about next week? who is expected to manifest himself, from monday 02/26 to friday 03/02?

#1 Yale (for applicants who haven't already received an email)

Prometheus_Econ
02-24-2007, 01:25 AM
I would think Stanford GSB. Berkeley should also start saying stuff, since they are historically early in the game. I suspect CMU will release more decisions, and maybe Princeton.
I think MIT and Harvard will come the week after. But it's just a feeling.

grahamcoxon
02-24-2007, 01:29 AM
What about UPenn and LSE?

Prometheus_Econ
02-24-2007, 01:30 AM
I think UPenn (as NYU) says something about getting close to a 1000 applications every year, so I would suspect they are taking a bit longer. I don't know about LSE's doctoral program, their master program has rolling admissions though.

hockeytime
02-24-2007, 01:36 AM
I peg MIT/Harvard in the March 5-9th week, in order to make a "grand" entrance... Chicago, Berkeley and Princeton are my bets for this coming week. Vegas really should be offering odds...

apropos
02-24-2007, 01:40 AM
I suspect that people who're still waiting on 8 or more applications will be getting some sort of news every week starting next week. It should be pretty exciting.

grahamcoxon
02-24-2007, 01:40 AM
Columbia was supposed to meet at the end of this week, wasn't it?

weirdo
02-24-2007, 02:48 AM
i think we will see some action from brown..

econanu
02-24-2007, 02:53 AM
Columbia was supposed to meet at the end of this week, wasn't it?

Yeah - Columbia met today, and I'd say they made some decisions. I guess people will find out early next week. Another nail-biting day or two to go, huh?

Skipper
02-24-2007, 03:02 AM
If I get a funding offer from Duke (come on, mailman!), I'll rest easy as the remaining decisions come in.

Cassin
02-24-2007, 04:13 AM
So I guessed Yale correctly. Let me try a few more guesses just to see later how wrong I was (no insider information - don't necessarily update your beliefs):
Berkeley next week. LSE, Chicago end of next week (by Mar 2nd).
The week of Mar 5-9: Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, UPenn, NWU, and MIT.
The week of Mar 12-16: NYU.

apropos
02-25-2007, 03:08 PM
During the week of February 26, I am expecting to hear something from Brown, WUSTL, and U Missouri-Columbia.

Nalfien
02-25-2007, 07:26 PM
As I said in another thread we should definitely expect to hear from UMD by the end of the week.

Econ07
02-25-2007, 08:02 PM
I would bet on:
Upenn soon. Many by the end of the week, including Chicago and MIT.

econanu
02-25-2007, 08:55 PM
I'd add Columbia to the list for this week too.

Antichron
02-25-2007, 09:03 PM
I would subtract MIT from the list for this week. :-(

econanu
02-25-2007, 09:09 PM
I would subtract MIT from the list for this week. :-(

Thank god! It would be just way to much stress waiting on a Yale rejection, and news from Columbia, Chicago and MIT all in the same week

Zoethor2
02-26-2007, 12:01 AM
Gah, I really want to hear from MIT. Top choice school for me. Slim chances of admission, so I'm pretty sure it'll be a reject, but I still wish I could find out sooner rather than later.

Thanks for the info, though, Antichron.

econanu
02-26-2007, 11:44 PM
I've heard that Columbia's sending out decisions by mail this week and I think people are finding out by calling and via email.

Prometheus_Econ
02-26-2007, 11:46 PM
Econanu, look at gradcafe. Columbia's starting to send out stuff via email today.

peterB
02-26-2007, 11:48 PM
Yep. Their decisions are made. I got rejected; it's too bad, I really wanted to go there.

econanu
02-26-2007, 11:51 PM
Thanks Prometheus, I spoke to someone in the dept and I got in - no idea about funding yet though. I think they're sending out official decisions via mail.

econchick06
02-26-2007, 11:51 PM
PeterB - how did you find out? did they email you (w/out you emailing first?)

peterB
02-26-2007, 11:54 PM
It wasn't unsolicited. Actually I have a friend who's a phd student there now, and he told me I could call to find out.

Prometheus_Econ
02-27-2007, 12:00 AM
Congrats econanu! Columbia's a great program.

jahizbarlas
02-27-2007, 12:07 AM
congrates econanu.
a friend of mine goes there and she loves it there!
plus, the attrition is almost not existant. so youre in the clear pretty much to get a phd also.

grahamcoxon
02-27-2007, 12:14 AM
If I got it right, no one in this forum has received an email yet, in spite of what gradcafe posts are saying. Right?

mikethechampion
02-27-2007, 12:15 AM
Thanks Prometheus, I spoke to someone in the dept and I got in - no idea about funding yet though. I think they're sending out official decisions via mail.

when did you call and what number did you use? I am guessing they are closed now?

anothereconstudent
02-27-2007, 12:18 AM
WOW, congrats Econanu! Great admit!

econchick06
02-27-2007, 12:19 AM
Oh yeah in my selfish freaking out I forgot:

Congrats econanu! :) [clap] That's awesome

peterB
02-27-2007, 12:21 AM
yes congrats econanu, any idea where you would like to go yet?

Deano
02-27-2007, 12:25 AM
MIT are sending out there decisions on Mar 5.

grahamcoxon
02-27-2007, 12:29 AM
A number of questions with no particular order:
#1 congrats econanu! (this is not a question, actually)
#2 no email from Columbia to any TM member, right?
#3 if I win my natural shyness, who shall I contact at Columbia to know their decision?
#4 source of insider-news on MIT decision timing?

wobo82
02-27-2007, 12:34 AM
Congrats econanu! Now please tell Berkeley ARe you are not interested anymore.:D

econanu
02-27-2007, 04:00 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm very excited about Columbia, but still interested in Berkeley ARE (sorry wobo!).

I heard from a prof. but think that they're sending out a bunch of notifications by mail this week. I guess call someone from the website for more info?

butler blue
02-27-2007, 06:36 AM
#2 no email from Columbia to any TM member, right?

Nothing here yet.

jaqunc11
03-02-2007, 03:58 PM
i think its time to revive this..:)
what schools will be notifying next week?

Zoethor2
03-02-2007, 04:18 PM
UPenn, is my guess, will be next week. (Or this may just be wishful thinking!)

commodore
03-02-2007, 04:29 PM
Princeton is mid-next week, supposedly...

stupidolive
03-02-2007, 05:44 PM
Brown, UMD as far as i know.
if you guys go to the apply online in Brown, it says the website is going to be updated on March 6th 4-8am EST, i think that may be the time?

anukriti
03-02-2007, 05:50 PM
yes, princeton acceptances should be emailed by end of next week.

axwse
03-02-2007, 07:25 PM
but is explicitly says on the princeton econ website that decisions are sent out by mail only, not email. why do you think they'll be emailed?

anukriti
03-02-2007, 08:00 PM
but is explicitly says on the princeton econ website that decisions are sent out by mail only, not email. why do you think they'll be emailed?
Because this is what Kathleen (grad secy) wrote:
"The decisions are not yet final. The official notification date is March 15 but if you are accepted thenyou will get an email from the department by the end of next week."

TheBrothersKaramazov
03-02-2007, 10:57 PM
UC Santa Cruz applications have been reviewed and letters will be sent out next week.

balgor
03-03-2007, 07:34 AM
Johns Hopkins, judging from last year's gradcafe results they sent out acceptances march 7-8th and rejections around the 15th.

veroniquaz
03-03-2007, 04:37 PM
UC Santa Cruz applications have been reviewed and letters will be sent out next week.

do you have it from the grad secretary? donīt you know which day is it supposed to come? thanks

TheBrothersKaramazov
03-03-2007, 06:51 PM
do you have it from the grad secretary? donīt you know which day is it supposed to come? thanks

I emailed the grad secretary enquiring about the status of my application. To quote her:

"The applications have been reviewed and the letters will be sent out
hopefully next week."

veroniquaz
03-03-2007, 07:11 PM
I emailed the grad secretary enquiring about the status of my application. To quote her:

"The applications have been reviewed and the letters will be sent out
hopefully next week."

I donīt like that "hopefully" in the sentence. Well, another nerve-wrecking week in front of us. Btw. how come you are applying there? I thought you were shooting for top 10-15?

TheBrothersKaramazov
03-03-2007, 07:57 PM
I am a risk averse person!
Also, they are one of the few depts that do both international finance and experimental together. Plus, i DEFINITELY know i want to do international finance and work on monetary integration, and they have alot of people doing just that!

quantwanabe
03-03-2007, 08:32 PM
Johns Hopkins, judging from last year's gradcafe results they sent out acceptances march 7-8th and rejections around the 15th.


Do econ departments in general send admits first and reject letters, or do they do it at the same time

Antichron
03-03-2007, 08:36 PM
Do econ departments in general send admits first and reject letters, or do they do it at the same time

Every department sorta does its own thing.

snigai
03-07-2007, 04:42 PM
Hey, guys,
I think we need to revive this thread)) Does anyone have any info regarding which departments will be sending their decisions this/next week?

Lombardo
03-07-2007, 04:51 PM
(I am just guessing, i.e. no insider information :) )

Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State

econphd07
03-07-2007, 04:53 PM
I have an "intuition" that Chicago may be sending decisions soon.

Skipper
03-07-2007, 04:54 PM
It's pretty much getting to the point where every department should be sending out decisions in the next week or so, right?

chptlk
03-07-2007, 04:56 PM
Whatever happened to WUSTL? :hmm:

econphd07
03-07-2007, 04:57 PM
It's pretty much getting to the point where every department should be sending out decisions in the next week or so, right?

Right. And, regarding the big players, it seems that just Chicago and Stanford didnīt make any movement yet.

snigai
03-07-2007, 05:02 PM
It's strange that this year schools don't follow the regular pattern (at least judging from the gradcafe previous years posts).

butler blue
03-07-2007, 05:11 PM
Out of the ones I applied to, I expect UC-Santa Cruz to move this week (because of the e-mail they sent). Maybe some scattered acceptances from Georgetown and Indiana. Plus, UCLA has to finish up sometime around here...

gzuz
03-07-2007, 05:33 PM
Madison sent their final acceptance/rejections on 3/9 of last year, i.e. this friday.

UMich sent out their acceptance/rejections on 3/14. UCLA on 3/16.

JHU and MIT sent out early admits on 3/12.

I'm only keeping track of schools I applied to.

Prometheus_Econ
03-07-2007, 06:04 PM
I would think Michigan, Wisconsin, Hopkins, and CMU Tepper next week. Stanford and Chicago might still strike this week. Penn State and Boston U the week after. These are my guesses.