CMU MSCF CMU Class of 2018 Applications (2017 Admission)

Aadithya Narayanan

New Member
C++ Student
So I just finished my incredibly short interview with Mr. Bryant! He asked me 2-3 questions (one of them was: "other programs you applied to..."), and then asked me if I have any questions for him. I asked him 3 questions (one of them was "how is life in Pittsburgh"). After I finished my interview, I PMed him saying thank you and I look forward to hearing from CMU. His response was quite sharp: "I enjoyed talking with you. We appreciate your interest in our program." Does the last sentence mean...a rejection? I am worried cause our conversation is too short;p
I really don't think so. Stay positive. :)
 

Aadithya Narayanan

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C++ Student
I still haven't got an invite. Mine was marked on review on 24th Jan... Anyone on the same boat?
I just hope this doesn't mean a rejection
 

RZZ

New Member
C++ Student
So I just finished my incredibly short interview with Mr. Bryant! He asked me 2-3 questions (one of them was: "other programs you applied to..."), and then asked me if I have any questions for him. I asked him 3 questions (one of them was "how is life in Pittsburgh"). After I finished my interview, I PMed him saying thank you and I look forward to hearing from CMU. His response was quite sharp: "I enjoyed talking with you. We appreciate your interest in our program." Does the last sentence mean...a rejection? I am worried cause our conversation is too short;p
I think he just meant what he said. Without officially making a decision, he won't give you any hint about the result, so his words just meant that he did enjoy your conversation, and he does appreciate your interest in CMU. It's at least not a bad sign.
 

Charles Hammer

New Member
Does the last sentence mean...a rejection? I am worried cause our conversation is too short;p
I think you are making to much of if. They say that phrase in every email/communication. It is almost protocol. I doubt he'd reject anyone on the spot right after an interview unless it was really atrocious.

I still haven't got an invite. Mine was marked on review on 24th Jan... Anyone on the same boat?
I just hope this doesn't mean a rejection
They told me that they would release all the responses for the first round on March 20th, so there's still a few days to possibly get the invitation. Good luck.
 

tuanl

Member
It's March 20th, but I have received nothing so far. Anyone received a phone call/email notification about the decision yet?
 

tuanl

Member
I got rejected. Completely unexpected...speechless. Not sure if the fact that I let them know I got admitted to the phd program and need to make decision leads to this result. sad;(
 

tuanl

Member
Congrats to everyone who got admitted! May I know if any of you received the scholarship as well?

To those who got rejected (especially after the interview stage): don't be discouraged or heart-broken, as there is always next year (no application fee, which is nice...). Everything would be fine at the end...
 

Yiren Chai

New Member
C++ Student
There is a WeChat group for admitted students. Feel free to let me know your WeChat ID if you would like to be added.
 
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