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Validity of the US GED in India [closed]

General Educational Development (GED) tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, certify that the test taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. More than 95% ...
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How much will a summer research internship help in college admissions? [closed]

I've been accepted into a summer research internship called Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) at George Mason University. It is a very competitive program,that takes high schools ...
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What is a correct way of evaluating the effectiveness of criteria for admissions?

Most colleges and universities in the US base their admissions on high school grades plus a standardized test (SAT or ACT). To decide whether a particular piece of data X is a good admissions ...
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What are some of the issues one should keep in mind while choosing between a fully funded offer and another with no funding?

I have been offered a place for a masters program in 2 places. One which is fully funded and another one where there is no aid that has been offered at the time of admission. I guess if the ...
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Dissertation proposal before admission: Is it possible?

It seems that most universities in Europe require an outline of the planned dissertation at the application stage. I think even choosing the title of a dissertation needs a lot of dialogue between the ...
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PhD without previous academic degree: truth or myth?

Is it possible at all to do a PhD without a Master or a Bachelor's degree? Every now and then I meet someone who claims he knows someone who knows someone who was able to do a PhD without previous ...
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Campus dress codes for a student in university? [closed]

My son is applying to college to study computer science, and one of his top choices is a small, Catholic school. He likes most everything about this school, but there is one aspect that concerns me: ...
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Why would a school prevent reapplying after declining an offer of admission?

I am currently applying for a mid-range private school that teaches the career I want primarily (software engineering) and a prestigious public school for computer science (it doesn't have software ...
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A quick question about deadline extensions

I'm applying for several summer schools, workshops, and travel funds. I've also applied for a few fellowships. Almost all of these have extended their deadlines for application submission and/or ...
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“Minorities” in the US

I have a question about college education, or more specifically, admittance into college education in the US. Since as far as I remember, I've always heard that colleges or universities in the US ...
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contacting advisor before admission can be helpful? [duplicate]

I am an Mphil student from India. My field of interest is complex analysis. I plan to go abroad for my PhD. I know the process of GRE exams and all. But I want to ask, is talking to any professor, ...
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Why should I waste my money by sending my scores to a lot of universities officially?

Why do American universities want official GRE/TOEFL scores before admission. It seems to be a waste of time and money for prospective applicants. They can easily use the scores claimed by students in ...
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What do I do if a university does not inform me of my masters application status?

I have applied to a Canadian university to study a Masters degree starting Fall 2013, and they didn't accept or reject me, the online application clearly states that I will get notified by an email of ...
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About multiple applications for graduate programs to the same school

Suppose I applied to a Master's Degree Program when I was at my last year in undergraduate. I got accepted but I couldn't enroll at this school because I failed to finish the undergraduate on time, ...
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Can not having any research papers be a reason for rejection for an MS program?

I am applying to an MS program in CS. I have not published any technical papers, mainly because I had little opportunity to do research and I did not want to write a paper just for the sake of it. ...
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How much more does a recommendation letter from alumni help in PhD admissions?

Imagine a case where I wish to apply for MIT. I happened to work with a young assistant professor who finished her PhD in MIT. How much will her good words weigh in recommending me to MIT PhD program? ...
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GRE subject test- Biology or Cell/Biochemistry?

I am majoring in computer engineering and having a minor in computational biology. I'm planning to apply for a PhD in computational biology too, though I didn't take an impressive amount of ...
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talk with professors about prospective graduate study

Following some tips about graduate study, I have contacted the professors before the admission cycle, and managed to secure some appointments with them. I have read through their publications that ...
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How to ask an university for application selection result before accepting an offer from another university?

I have an offer from one university and still awaiting results from others. How to approach other universities and ask them about my application status so that I receive my selection / rejection ...
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Is GRE really required to get into a good university for MS in CS [duplicate]

I am a software engineer with 2 years of experience. I am very passionate about software and technology. I code the whole day, creating applications that my friends and I can use. Now I have left my ...
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GRE score submission

I wish to apply for M.Sc studies in Computer Science to 3-4 universities. Only one of them requires the applicants to take a GRE (general test), and my question is as follows: is it a good idea to ...
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Research statement ideas got used by interviewing committee

Last year, I have applied to a university which is in Europe so a research statement is a crucial part of the application. I have been interviewed with two faculty members and then finally got a ...
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What is a good length for the statement of purpose in a U.S. PhD application?

Certain schools give you specific details about their statement of purpose. For example a maximum of a certain number of words, double spaced, two pages maximum, etc. If a school does not provide any ...
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PhD application asking what other insitution I am applying to, how to answer?

I understand that schools are trying to gauge the chances of an offer being accepted by a potential candidate. Similarly to what has been described for job applications and other questions that a ...
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How to prepare for a (PhD or PostDoc) admission procedure?

"Luck favors the prepared mind" ( Louis Pasteur ) During the MS degree program or PhD program, it's advisable for a good student to get used to take a look on scientific activities of ...
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Which factors in PostDoc opportunities choice?

Many of you probably have already lived these career turning point: your PhD program is going to end, and you have to choose an university research group to apply for a postdoc position. Which ...