This tag refers to application process for an academic course or an academic employment.

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My Son's High School classes [on hold]

How does taking an online class in high school affect my son's school schedule? My son has 6 periods of classes in school. Will he now have seven?
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What exact requirements are needed for a foreingn student to get into NUS (“National University of Singapore”) [closed]

I know that it is difficult to get into NUS LAW program as a foreign student. But since I planned to live in Singapore after graduate, I sincerely want to get in to NUS. I am a Korean who wants to ...
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First-authorship was taken by my Master's supervisor; how to strengthen my PhD application?

I have two papers in CS published during my Master's studies. The idea, the experiments and the writings were done all by myself, but my previous supervisor took the first-author place forcibly. I ...
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Is it appropriate to include a talk one has given into an application to show familiarity with a certain topic?

For example if a possible future employer demands some knowledge about a certain topic, would it be appropriate to include a seminary talk I once have given about that topic into the application? Or ...
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In email applications should the text of the cover letter be stated directly in the email or be attached in a separate file?

When applying for example to a postdoc position, is it appropriate to write the text of the cover letter directly into the email, or should it be attached as a seperate file? One advantage of stating ...
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Is it alright to reapply to a PhD program you got rejected from if you work on your application? [duplicate]

The main weakness in my application was my weak research experience in the field I applied to. Say I got two new writing samples and greatly improved my research experience. Would it be acceptable for ...
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What is the equivalent of “good honors degree” in terms of universities in EU

The requirements for applying for a master's programme in National University of Singapore are stated as The candidates must possess: A good honours degree in computing; or A good ...
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Some postdoc positions do not have deadlines, but will open until filled. What is happening?

I am currently searching for postdoc positions for my first time. Many postdoc positions have definite deadlines, but others don't. Surprisingly, some prestigious institutes list postdoc positions for ...
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Should I mention that I'm able to self fund my degree in my SOP?

Should I mention that I'm able to self fund my degree in my SOP? I don't find anywhere else in the application process where I can communicate such information. I'm a prospective international ...
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How can I email a CS professor looking for Phd. students? [duplicate]

This year I will submit about 16 aplications to different universities for graduate studies at the US. However, I found that there are new professors looking for Phd. students. So as a foregin student ...
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Describing Middle School in european grant application

I completed my PhD in the US, and I am currently writing a grant application for a EU grant. While I was a graduate student, I worked on a grant that had me in a middle school classroom (8th grade, ...
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Contacting Potential PhD Supervisor: Including grades

I am starting to contact potential supervisors to do a PhD and I am wondering whether (and how) I should include my grades while contacting them. I am in the UK so there is no GPA standard (there is a ...
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Should I omit my master's supervisor from Referees list in PhD Application? [duplicate]

I've finished my masters thesis and waiting for results. Meanwhile, I've started searching for PhD position. and I find out one of the requirement of one to three referee contacts, one of them ...
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What are the exceptional key points of a CV that attracts the research grant commette's attention? [closed]

I need to provide a CV in maximum of 2 pages for a research grant application. I understand that such CVs varies largely from person to person and mostly depends on the requirement. But I am wondering ...
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How much does a professional qualification e.g. CChem add to applications for permanent academic positions or early career fellowships?

I am a postdoc right now. I am not yet at the stage of applying to any permanent positions, but I am planning ahead. My aim would be to apply for early career fellowships within the next 2-3 years, or ...
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I've been working for one year. Can i apply for grad school in CS in Canada?

I planned that I could make myself money to continue education(obtaining a master degree), but what am I supposed to do to continue my education? It would be nice if it's gonna be a part-time ...
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Is it much more difficult to enter an Ivy League much later in life? [closed]

Very often there are people that choose to enter the work force after high school instead of starting college. Many of those people decide later in life to go to college and get a bachelors. I believe ...
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Why does a post-doc fellowship application ask where else do I apply?

I'm applying for a post-doc fellowship, and one thing that confused me is that they ask for: Names of other fellowships for which you are now applying I have no problem with including them, but ...
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Including teaching statement in RA position application package

It seems to me that it does not make sense to include my teaching statement in an application package for a research associate position (UK), which is focused on a specific research project (the only ...
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Clarification needed: Job market paper

During my ongoing academic job search, I'm seeing that some universities require a job market paper as a part of application package. While I read a bit about the meaning of the term, I'm still ...
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Seriously conflicted about a graduate program option

I'm hoping I can post with only 1 karma in this exchange, so here goes... I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Botany from a state college on the west coast. Since then, I've worked for the Forest ...
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How to write a believable CV?

I'm having trouble writing a believable CV. I want to apply for masters degree. I'm a professional in IT industry. I have done dozens of high-tech projects. The problem is my bachelor G.P.A is ...
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PhD Application Review moved from Fall 2015 Start to Spring 2016 Start: Options?

I applied for PhD programs starting from the fall of 2015 at several universities and I was waiting very eager to hear from them, because I just finished my MS last spring semester and don't want to ...
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Should / How do I include my school's GPA Scale in my CV / Application

I'm preparing my grad school applications (CV, letter of intent, etc) and in these I need to include my GPA. My school uses the 4.3 scale and I feel as though not including this information is ...
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Is it usual for graduate programs not to find suitable candidates even among a large pool of applicants?

About a month ago I applied for a PhD position in Germany under a research training group funded by the German Research Council. There are 12 open positions for this program. Before I applied I was ...
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Importance of undergrad GPA, when you have a masters, applying for phd? [duplicate]

Background: I'm a fourth year student studying a commerce and science degree at one of the top univerisities in Australia, namely, Monash University. My majors are in finance and mathematics. ...
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How to mention a course that you haven't taken yet in an application

I am preparing to apply for an internship that strongly favors people with CUDA-programming skills. There is a course in exactly this that I won't have taken by the time I apply for the internship, ...
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Do admission offices keep the envelopes in which applicants sent their application documents? [closed]

I am just wondering if university admission offices (or anyone else receiving applications for admission at universities) typically keep the envelopes in which applicants mailed whatever ...
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Hide information from my CV? [closed]

I'm preparing my application to send it to my dream university (it's located in Germany), and my problem is: Since I'm coming from a country that facing civil war (Syria), I had real troubles in high ...
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What is the best way to tell a professor that my research interests are not limited to a specific topic?

I want to write to a professor and tell him about my research interests. What is the best way to say that my research interests include, but are not limited to X? Is the following sentence a good ...
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What does a successful NecTAR application look like

This is quite specific question, though, it specificness is largely related to the fact it can only be answered by someone with experience with computational research in Australia. NeCTAR grants ...
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Should I take a gap year before PhD? [duplicate]

I came from a top LAC with a decent, though small, math program. My professors say I can get into math PhD program in schools like UCLA, Columbia or Michigan (as I will start taking grad level courses ...
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Should I mention in my personal statement that my poor performance in mathematics courses was due to the course delivery not being effective for me?

I have finished three years undergraduate course in maths in the UK and I am applying to do an MSc in maths. The academic year was 26 weeks long and split into 2 semesters of equal length. we had ...
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Do articles published in newspapers count as publications?

I have some analytical articles published in reputed national newspapers,local magazines relevant to my subjects. Do those count as publications? I have to fill a form (graduate school) and bit ...
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Which e-mail address should I give for a recommender in an application?

For an application, I have to fill in the contact information of somebody who wrote me a recommendation letter. The person owns three e-mail accounts: permanent (on Gmail), my university’s e-mail ...
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I had an internship with the professor I'm applying for. Is it possible to ask for a recommendation letter?

I talked to a professor in a top US university and he asked me to apply but he said finally admission committee decides. If I go to his lab for a summer internship, is it OK to ask for a ...
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Consequences of applying to both research and staff positions at the same school simultaneously

There are some well-known universities, which I considered applying for several positions at each school (as a recent Ph.D. graduate). The potential problem is that, at each school, some of the ...
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Can I use a project to get a scholarship/fellowship or start at a higher first year? [closed]

Last year I graduated at pre-university secondary education in Europe. I was planning to go to the university next year. That way I could do some things I wanted to do in this year. The good news is ...
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Is academia politics in early career an issue? [duplicate]

The following question is based mostly not on relevant personal experiences, but is largely inspired by reading here and there mentioning of the politics aspect in academia. At the present time, I am ...
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Handling academia politics - an early career case [closed]

This question is based mostly not on relevant personal experiences, but is largely inspired by reading here and there mentioning of the politics aspect in academia. At the present time, I am ...
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Background section for research statement

It is my understanding that the main sections in a research statement should address the following three main points: 1) research interests and skills; 2) past (and present, if any) research; 3) ...
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Single application for several postdoctoral positions

I just finished crafting an application's cover letter for a particular lab (if it matters, area of research can be broadly classified as computational social sciences). The situation is that they ...
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Applying to Social Psych Programs: How important are grades in statistics?

I'm preparing to apply to Social Psych programs this fall and I'm wondering how much a mediocre grade in an Advanced Stats course (B-) would weight down my application. Barring this course, my ...
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Applying to work where I said “no” in the past?

I'm currently applying for lecturing jobs at a couple of universities (in the US), and one of these is a place that had accepted me in its Ph.D. program a few years back, an offer which I ended up ...
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Research statement and dissertation abstract

Based on reviewing multiple examples, a description of one's dissertation research seems to be a mandatory (or, at least, expected) part of any statement of research document. Question: is it ...
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How to explain low grades in a phd interview [closed]

I am a recent Masters graduate in nanotechnology and I have applied for a reputed phd position. I will have an interview very shortly. Unfortunately my Masters grades are very bad and I believe that ...
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Citation style for research statement

As I understand, I'm rather free to choose a publication (and, thus, citation) style for a research statement. While being in graduate school (master's and doctoral programs), I've used APA, as it was ...
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How to use contacts on an application in an unassuming way?

Recently my former master thesis advisor (I finished more than a year ago, and want to return to academia / PhD studies after my still ongoing other research job) informed me about a summer school ...
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Academic job search: writing sample

In many, if not most, advertisements for academic positions, specifically for postdoctoral and junior faculty positions, I see a requirement of including a writing sample as part of application ...
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Postdoctoral job search: mixed applications

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...