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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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    02-19-2021, 03:03 PM
    There's so much randomness in admissions that you probably shouldn't be thinking about your competitiveness for any one school; someone could easily...
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    02-19-2021, 01:01 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    This is crazy. I was an optimist early on, thinking that maybe admissions wouldn't actually be as rough this year as we were all afraid of, but at...
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    02-18-2021, 07:28 PM
    I'm one of the GC posters. *Really* long waitlist letter, no info on the chance of acceptance.
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    02-18-2021, 05:08 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    No, I think this is probably pretty accurate for this cycle. The waitlists are going to be important and there'll probably be a lot of movement up...
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    02-18-2021, 02:06 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I mean who knows but they were asking a question of the people got in, so I didn't necessarily think it was actually a waitlist
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    02-18-2021, 01:03 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I don't think it's an implicit rejection yet. They're probably done sending offers but I think that, especially this year, there will be some...
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    02-17-2021, 11:04 PM
    Duke seems to have released their first round of decisions. It's my dream school and I haven't received anything, so I'm assuming ir/waitlist. Still...
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    02-17-2021, 08:45 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    If you got an offer, it's because they think you have what it takes. Still, I feel you, it's hard to shake this anxiety... I had an interview at a...
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    02-16-2021, 11:00 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    Keep in mind yesterday was a US holiday, lots of schools had off. Lots of time this week for results to come out (and you to get an offer!).
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    02-16-2021, 10:11 PM
    Pretty quiet week so far. Haven't gotten any offer yet, so my anxiety is through the roof again ��
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    02-16-2021, 09:58 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    Sooo if all these schools are admitting pretty small cohorts this year does that mean we'll be rewarded for the awful admissions season in 6 years...
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    02-16-2021, 05:08 PM
    Duke's few decisions from yesterday also seemed a bit sketchy imo
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    02-16-2021, 01:11 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    I'm looking out for Vanderbilt, Pitt, and possible UNC.
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    02-15-2021, 02:10 PM
    I don't, but if they've offered you a position you should be able to ask them. At that point they're trying to recruit you to come work for them, and...
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    02-15-2021, 02:03 PM
    Wahasky replied to a thread 2021 Sweat Thread in PhD in Economics
    Maybe, but that seems like something pretty easily done from home so 1 year into the pandemic I'd be surprised if that delayed too many schools. Last...
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    02-15-2021, 01:43 PM
    The weather is gonna be really bad all around the country this week. Classes are being canceled/moved to remote. Wouldn't be surprised if that...
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