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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I'll be really curious how many people end up taking this offer... if you're a competitive enough candidate to get into Penn AND have external...
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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    Do you think addressed to the staff member with the professor CCed, or vice versa? Sorry', I know it probably doesn't matter too much I just want to...
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    03-04-2021, 07:11 PM
    Thank you tbe and startz, this is super helpful advice. One more question: at the school that I'm interested in, I received a letter letting me...
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    03-04-2021, 01:08 PM
    I would love to hear some advice from people about how to navigate being on a waitlist, especially for a school you have a strong preference for....
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    03-04-2021, 01:03 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    That's absolutely brutal. I'm going to take my offers and run, because applying a third time (which you can't do at many schools) is not an option...
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    03-03-2021, 10:54 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I guess UMD is done? Only a handful of acceptances and waitlists got posted on gradcafe. I'm pretty disappointed not to receive anything since I was...
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  • TheEconGuy10's Avatar
    03-03-2021, 06:34 PM
    Does anyone have inside info from UT Austin? They sent acceptances and rejections over the past few days, but I've heard nothing so far.
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    03-03-2021, 03:04 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I don't really have a guess about that. My impression is most candidates chose to go ahead and take/submit the GRE anyways. I think petheory is...
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    03-03-2021, 01:01 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I have not actually compared the numbers but it kind of feels like more schools are interviewing this year, probably for this reason and cause of...
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    03-01-2021, 01:03 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    Yeah I got that same email, 3rd waitlist for me and by far the nicest note lol. I think in two more weeks I'll reach out to any schools I haven't...
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    02-27-2021, 01:11 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I'm in the same place with WUSTL for now. Schools are facing extra uncertainty this cycle to and I think your intuition is right that not hearing...
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  • econliker's Avatar
    02-26-2021, 03:50 PM
    Don't think it's an IR, they've been reaching out to people to ask if they're still interested so that makes me think there will be more acceptances.
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    02-26-2021, 02:22 AM
    I don't think it's crazy if you have a strictly dominating offer. But if you're not 100% sure about the research compatibility, I would just do the...
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  • TheEconGuy10's Avatar
    02-25-2021, 09:21 PM
    Michigan State and Rochester are about a week late compared to the previous two years. Hope they release their results soon.
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    02-25-2021, 02:04 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    :hmm: 90% rejection means 10% were not rejected ie 10% of applicants received a waitlist or acceptance (70 waitlists + acceptances out of 700...
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    02-25-2021, 01:02 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    The JHU waitlist said that 90% of applicants were rejected outright. I don't know what the normal year is and I'm sure JHU is much less competitive...
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    02-24-2021, 11:37 PM
    I only know about Harris, but Harris is a lot harder to get into than a T30-T40 econ place. I know a few students who got into many T20 places and...
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    02-24-2021, 03:02 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    Well, admissions seem to concentrate towards the back half of the week. I imagine many schools set goals to send out decisions by the end of X week....
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  • TheEconGuy10's Avatar
    02-23-2021, 08:23 PM
    Does anyone know how many people got off the waitlist in previous years?
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    02-23-2021, 06:00 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    Sorry, I have no special info on whether they'll do multiple rounds of offers. I'm guessing they'll waitlist some of the people interviewed (wouldn't...
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    02-23-2021, 05:10 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I think they have probably conducted all their interviews before first round of offers. But, I think in previous years there have been some...
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    02-23-2021, 01:03 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I wonder if this is becoming more common? My interview with JHU came a few weeks after others posted interviews with them on gradcafe. Have an...
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  • TheEconGuy10's Avatar
    02-22-2021, 10:54 PM
    From the email you got, do you think they're sending them out individually? Would you mind sharing the first letter of your last name?
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    02-22-2021, 09:42 PM
    I hope so. I really like A&M's program and have been super anxious about their decision. Their region has also been heavily affected by winter...
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    02-22-2021, 09:36 PM
    Anyone got any email from Texas A&M? There's one post on Grad Cafe, but the person reported a GPA of 9.99. A little sus imo
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  • econliker's Avatar
    02-22-2021, 07:31 PM
    OP it sounds like you've already made your mind up about reapplying, why did you even post this?
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    02-22-2021, 05:19 PM
    While I don't doubt that going to a top 5 school has its benefits, isn't Heckman's paper about the top 5 journals not the top 5 schools? In any case,...
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  • Wahasky's Avatar
    02-22-2021, 05:11 PM
    Just want to say there's no certainty next cycle will be all that much easier. There's lots of reasons it should be, but maybe just as many why it...
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    02-22-2021, 01:03 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I don't want to say "expect" anymore because I'm starting to think I calibrate my expectations too closely to the previous 1-3 years of GC results...
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  • econliker's Avatar
    02-19-2021, 03:39 PM
    Yeah, Harvard accepting a smaller class this year is going to have a trickle-down effect. Not good
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