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zulkfal 2009:
Type of Undergrad: Not highly Ranked UK School
Undergrad GPA: 2:1 UK (B+ in US and CAN Terms)
Type of Grad: MA Finance and Econometrics - University of London Top 10 Econ Department
Grad GPA: 69% (A- in US and CAN Terms)
Math Courses: Just Mathematics for Economics
Econ Courses (grad): Micro(A), Time Series Analysis(A+), Econometrics I + II (B), Labor(A-), Financial Econometrics (B), Game Theory(B), Macro (A)
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): 24 Economics Courses
Letters of Recommendation: 3 letter of recommendation, 1 from Undergrad Dissertation supervisor, 1 from MSc dissertation supervisor, 1 MSc Supervisor
Research Interests: Time Series Analysis, Monetary policy
Experience: Working as economist in UAE government, 1 RA experience.
2 term undergraduate teaching assistant.
Papers : BSc dissertation on Market Microstructure, MSc dissertation on Nonparametric methods
SOP: 1 1/2 pages, standard I'm sure
Applied : UWO, York, Waterloo, Australian National University, Dalhousie, Concordia, McMaster, U Guelph, Ottawa,
  • Institution: University of Waterloo - Canada Applied Economics, PhD Decision: Accepted Funding: First Year $ 34,060 (include $1,000 relocation allowance), then $33,060 for next three years Notification date: 3/18 Notified through: Check the web in morning then received email in eve. Comments: Planning to accept as I have no plans to become an adcom, want to join WB, IMF, UN, Consulting, think tank or any central bank, and Waterloo's 8 months co-op placement will help me to achieve that. But still waiting for other replays. (but jumped in the air with joy after seeing the offer hel ya).
  • Institution: UWO Economics, PhD Decision: Accepted Funding: tuition + 12,000 Notification date: 3/12 Notified through: Email Comments: Confused
  • Institution: Ottawa Economics, PhD Decision: Accepted Funding: tuition + TA (if avaliable not gurantee) Notification date: 13/04 Notified through: Email Comments: Will decline
  • Institution University: Guelph Decision: Rejected Comment: may be no math courses on transcripts as degree is from UK Where majority of universities have just economics courses in program.
  • Institution: Guelph Economics, PhD Decision: Rejected Funding: CAN $ -90 + courier charges (done it twice) Notification date: 2/26 Notified through: Email Comments: They don't know what they missed.
  • Institution:McMaster University Economics PhD Decision: Waitlisted Notification date:04/03/2008 Notified through:E-mail Comments: This is an update on the status of your application for admission to McMaster's Economics PhD program. We have sent out the first round of admission offers, and we have turned down many other applicants. Your file is being kept on hold in case we have room later on to make you an admission offer. This will depend on the number of first-round offers that are accepted. We will not have this information for a couple of weeks yet.


bellman 2009:
Type of Undergrad: top uni in my country in south asia, unknown outside. BSc Economics
Undergrad GPA: 3.87 Overall, 3.97 Econ, 3.82 Math
Type of Grad: MA Economics (on-going, top prog in Canada)
Grad GPA: Average 85%
GRE: 790Q, 730V, 5.5AWA
Math Courses: Calc I (A-), Calc II (A), Vector Calc (A-), Linear Algebra (A), Probability (A), Statistics (A), Adv Stats (A) , Real Analysis (B+), Functional Analysis (B+), Set Theory (A-), ODEs (A), Number Theory (A-), OR-I (A)
Econ Courses (grad institute): Micro(MA) (B+) (this is gonna hurt me alotttt), Macro(MA) (A+), Econometrics(MA) (A+), Math for Econ(MA) (A),
Econ Courses (undergrad institute): Micro-I, II, grad (A+, A, A), Macro I, II, grad (A+,A, A), Econometrics I,II,grad (A+,A, A+), Adv Game Theory (A), Adv Math Econ (A) and various other courses of undergrad level.
Letters of Recommendation: diff combo of profs 2 from masters and 2 from undergrad prog.
Research Interests: Applied Econometrics, Labor, IO
SOP: Was told to not exceed one page by my referee. standard I'm sure
Teaching Experience: TA for econometrics for an entire year at my undergrad institute. currently TAing at my grad school but wasnt able to include this in my app file.
Concerns: My B+s in real and functional plus esp my B+ in grad Micro are gonna hurt me big time. its strange how one bad day can jeopardize things so badly.
Applying to: Yale, Michigan, Austin, Cornell, Wisconsin, Duke, Virginia, WUSTL, Rochester, Vanderbilt, Queens, UWO, Maryland, Minnesota
Rejections: Cornell, Duke, Yale
  • Institution: UT Austin Economics PhD Decision: Accepted Funding: ?? Notification date: 3/3 Notified through: unofficial E-mail Comments: I am over the moon, this is my first offer, absolutely thrilled!!
  • Institution: Univ. of Rochester Economics PhD Decision: Accepted Notification date: 3/6 Funding: fellowship with TAship requirements starting from year 3. Notified through: email Comments: simply ecstatic, my first funded offer and it feels great. i slept last night looking at a rejection from wisconsin and woke up to this great news...
  • Institution: Yale University Economics Decision: Rejected Funding: N/A Notification date: 2/20/09 Notified through: Website Comments: 2nd year in a row...
  • Institution: Minnesota Ph.D. Economics Decision: Rejected Funding: - Notification date: 2/26/09 Notified through: e-mail Comments: another one...
  • Institution: Wisconsin Economics PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/5 Notified through: E-mail Comments: thats strange, getting a rejection at this time, 9 PM PST. Alas, we are not safe at any time of the day!
  • Institution: Washington University in St. Louis Economics, PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/13 Notified through: E-mail Comments: a bit strange!
  • Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Economics PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/16 Notified through: Website
  • Institution: Maryland Economics PhD Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/13 Notified through: Website
  • Institution: UWO Economics Decision: Rejected Notification date: 3/27 Notified through: postal mail Comments: i am happy with the admits i have secured!
  • Institution: UVA Programme: PhD Decision: Rejected (Website) Notification Date: 04/03/2009 Comments: they took so long!
  • Institution: Vanderbilt Economics, PhD Decision: Waitlisted Funding: - Notification date: 02/27 Notified through: Email

Sundin 2009:
Institution: UWO
Programme: PHD
Decision: Rejected (e-mail)
Notification Date: 04/02/2009
Comments: i had already given up and accepted queens
  • Institution: UWO Programme: PHD Decision: Rejected (e-mail) Notification Date: 04/02/2009 Comments: i had already given up and accepted queens

Admit summary statistics:
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There were 1 accepted out of 3 applicants.
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