On strategies, procedures, and problems related to getting admitted to, or selecting students to be admitted to, a graduate degree program.

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How does one modify a statement of purpose to remain effective as the applicant age increases?

I am getting ready to apply to some biomedical engineering programs this coming fall and I am a bit concerned about explaining why I am applying so late in life. A lot has happened in the ~15 years ...
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How will repeat 1st year affect my graduate application for top-tier schools? [on hold]

I have to repeat for one year or take the resit examination in May/2017 because I failed over half of the module. Actually I did not go to the two final exams for mental illness reason which adds up ...
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How seriously do math PhD/Grad programs take grades in non math courses/overall GPA relative to relevant GPA? [duplicate]

I'm sure this question has been asked before but probably not to the extreme degree of my situation. I am nearing the end of my undergrad experience (Electical Engineering and Mathematics) and I want ...
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Are colleges prepared to offer a PhD position to one who already has a PhD

I am a PhD holder in Analytical Chemistry from Iran and now, I am very interested in applying for a PhD program in a somewhat different field like Nanotechnology in the US and Canada. I have invested ...
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How important are GRE Quant scores for a PhD applicant for B-schools?

I will be applying for a PhD in Management and Business in non-Math / economics related topics. I have been out of touch with calculus for a few decades and while I am studying hard, I am not sure ...
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Choosing between letter of recommendation writers for grad school

A little background... I attended a community college for 2 years, then transferred to Northwestern University where I studied mathematics. After spending seven years in the workforce, I am now ...
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Do published university admission acceptance rates include applicants for all courses or just undergraduate?

Does the acceptance rate of a university is only determined by how many students are applying for undergraduate? Or is it also determined by postgraduate or PhD students? For example, Harvard has an ...
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How can I secure PhD admission in the USA without TOEFEL AND GRE? [on hold]

I will really appreciate your help with this one. I have a BSc in Geology in Nigeria with CGPA of 4.01/5 and MSc in Petroleum and Gas Engineering with Distinction in the UK. I am looking to further my ...
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Will a non-honors diploma make it difficult for me to be admitted to a masters program?

This year I had the last level of my three-years bachelor-of-science studies (at a branch of Westminster University in UK in my country), and unfortunately I was unsuccessful on one (15 credits) ...
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Age as a factor in phd admission for a Masters student in theoretical high-energy physics [duplicate]

There are many questions available on this forum on whether age plays a role in phd admission. My question is a little more specific to someone who is studying for a Masters degree from a top 3 ...
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Is it worth to idle for a semester in order to apply for a specific Masters programme? [on hold]

I am a CS (major) & Mathematics (minor) undergraduate student at TU Munich and currently finishing my 4th semester. Due to a lack self-management and organisation in my first year, it will ...
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Is there any way to get accepted in PhD program without masters? [on hold]

I am applying for a PhD position for last few months but all the Professors say they need a masters whereas I have quite good lab experiences than a masters student even. I am very much depressed ...
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What is the purpose of the centralized CollegeBoard instead of individual universities giving their own entrance exams?

Why does CollegeBoard (the organization that does the SAT, GRE, etc.) exist? Why don't universities just give their own entrance exams? It seems such centralization of power in CollegeBoard would be a ...
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Applying for master's degree with multiple published research [closed]

I would like to know how much of an advantage an applicant has when applying for master's degree with 2 published research (co-author) in Q2 journals, couple of conferences and a year and half ...
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Is there a PhD without Master degree requirement in an European country other than England? [closed]

I am a 1st year Communications Engineering student with GPA 3.5 who studies on the side pure mathematics. I did know this will help me a lot in graduate school communications. I still didn't start any ...
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Emailing potential PhD advisors (recent change in research interest)

I'm currently getting ready to apply to graduate programs in Chemistry, and am beginning to contact potential advisors. My problem is that until recently, I was planning to focus on field X, but have ...
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Which is more important when applying to grad school (particularly top grad schools): Research or Letters?

While looking around for an answer to this, I have been getting conflicting opinions/answers, so I decided to ask here: Is publishing a great research paper as an undergrad more important than great ...
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what are the chances of getting into graduate school in usa with 2.5 GPA? [closed]

I am student in Sri lanka.I have graduated in double maths with 2.5 GPA in 3 years degree(90 credits).now I am reading MSc in Mathematics(30 credits).If I pass the gre math subject test with over 80th ...
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Which is the top engineering college in Punjab for b.tech studies with an Autonomous status? [closed]

I am pursuing 12 standard and want to take admission in engineering college , so please suggest me top engineering colleges in Punjab.
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How do I build connections with professors I have never met before? [duplicate]

Some Egyptian friends of mine are considering applying for Ph.D.s in the US. I have read that knowing faculty or having a faculty member who is familiar with you and wants to work with you can be an ...
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If I have a low GPA in undergrad, and want to get into top PhD programs, should I do an MS degree or redo my undergrad degree?

I want to get into specifically top schools (in materials science and engineering) because I want to have a decent shot at being a professor. I am aware that quite a few people have successfully done ...
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Does the school you attend significantly affect how valuable your Ph.D. is to employers? [duplicate]

I am trying to gather more information about Ph.D. programs and applying to them. Areas I am considering are business, statistics, or economics. When I was applying to colleges, everyone made a huge ...
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Most of the research I did during college took place in my classes. How can I leverage this when applying to grad school?

A friend asked me to post this. I am an Egyptian undergraduate student who is considering attending graduate school programs in statistics. I studied for a year abroad in the US at the University of ...
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What are the most common ways international students secure funding for graduate school in the U.S.?

I am an Egyptian undergraduate student who is considering attending graduate school programs in statistics. My preference would be to attend a U.S. graduate school program to obtain a masters or Ph.D. ...
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Will a gap year between my b.tech and MS hurt me? [duplicate]

I just graduated in 2016 and applying for MS in fall 2017. A year ago I had no intention to continue on a path to higher studies.But later I decided to pursue MS as it will better equip me in my ...
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Best certification for requesting disability accommodations for GRE?

I am planning to take the GRE Subject Test in Math. I have ADHD and would like to request accommodations. I live in a first world country now but used to be based in a third world country. In this ...
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Masters in Germany in Engineering

I am new here and am trying to find some answers. I have finished my BEng Hons in Mechanical and PowerPlant Systems from UK. During my studies I had to go through grievance and the depression for 2 ...
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Importance of order of authors in published paper when applying for PhD positions

In some subfields of Computer Science, usually the order of authors in papers indicate the importance of contributions of authors to a paper. I am currently contemplating the possibility of pursuing a ...
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How to find math grad programs with lower admission standards?

My apologies if this question has been asked before. I found some that were similar, but the advice offered addressed mid- to upper-tier schools, and the tools/rankings didn't seem to fit what I was ...
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Strength or Existence of letters of recommendation do depend on the intent right?

Related to: How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program? So I found out that one of the professors recommended a junior coursemate for an ...
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Should I emphasize on volunteering work in my SOP and/or CV?

I have been involved in two volunteering groups for the past two years and I'm not sure If I should ever mention it in the SOP/CV. Should I mention it in one or both my SOP and CV? Also, how detailed ...
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Is it advisable to cite papers in PhD Statement of Purpose?

I found out some similar questions, such as https://www.quora.com/Should-I-cite-papers-in-my-Statement-of-Purpose, Is it advisable to use formal citations in a statement of purpose?. However, I think ...
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Can I apply to a PhD program if I will be graduating with my undergraduate degree in the summer term instead of the spring term?

I am interested in applying for PhD programs for fall admittance. While I think most undergraduates will graduate in the spring, take the summer off or do something otherwise productive, and start ...
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What to do if you are on the reserve list of one grad program and get accepted to another?

I applied to a graduate program in mathematics at university A. I went to their oral interview, and could not give some proofs that they asked for. As far as I know, university A has two lists: main ...
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Getting admission in the US after a BSc and MSc from India

Since the US considers BSc and MSc together to be equivalent to a B.Tech degree (or any 4 year degree) how should I report my result? With both degrees from different institutes and in unrelated ...
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How to write a letter declining a supervisor offer?

I have written a proposal to a supervisor for asking a letter of support in order to apply for a PhD research grant. First, I emailed to supervisor A but no respond for two weeks. Then, I tried to ...
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How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program if the professor is unavailable to meet personally?

Same as previous question How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program? except Erin (see "[Details removed following suggestion in comments]") is ...
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Leaving undergraduate schools attended off grad applications

Grad applications usually list all undergraduate coursework. Is it necessary to list all schools attended, even ones I did not graduate from?
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Is doing Ph.D from a US university regarded as an absolute advantage in future career for international students?

According to the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Ranking, there are some Asian (Hong Kongese) universities that rank higher than many US and Canadian universities. What are important factors to ...
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In case of admission of international students, do the US,Canadian universities prefer more on TOEFL than IELTS?

TOEFL and IELTS are both standardized test and used as a measurement for English language proficiency.Do the universities have any particular preference in case of admission (MS/Ph.D) of international ...
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How should I ask for letters of recommendation whose strength is dependent on intended program?

TL;DR I finished bachelor's and master's in mathematical finance but want to pursue pure mathematics, particularly in probability theory. I'm not sure if I should apply directly for a PhD. I might ...
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Can research experience in one subject area be relevant to applying to a master's in a different subject area?

I'm a computer science undergraduate student at a Canadian university, going into my second year this September. I am interested in going to graduate school in the future. I don't know specific ...
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Should I mention that I refereed a paper in my CV/SOP?

The journal I published in invited me to referee a paper and I would like to know if such experience can can be mentioned in my CV/SOP when I apply for masters/PhD degree?
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Is there any difference between DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) and Ph.D in a Business major?And which is better for future researchers?

What is the main difference between DBA and Ph.D in a business major in terms of course works, study, area of specialization? How these programs relate to future career individually? Does DBA has the ...
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What is the minimum score for the GRE subject exam in mathematics?

Unfortunately, the admission website of a university I am interested in applying to does not list the minimum score required on the GRE math subject exam. Does anyone know the minimum score ...
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How does doing a combined BS/MS program affect PhD admissions? [duplicate]

My school offers the option of getting a bachelor's and master's degree in 4 years. As other threads have pointed out, the requirements are higher for PhD applicants who have a master's degree. So it ...
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Should I go for a professional or research-based masters? [closed]

Here's my situation. I'm an American (US) undergraduate computer science student about to enter his 4th year. I would like to attend graduate school to get my masters degree (in computer science). As ...
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When to take military service when applying for graduate school?

I'm an undergraduate student with two regular semesters left before graduating. I am required to serve in the Military and have two options regarding the timing of my service. I can go into army ...
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Can I apply for a graduate degree in Cambridge (MPhil/PhD) after I have earned a Bachelor's from Oxford, or vice versa?

I know that we can't apply to both simultaneously for undergraduate admissions. What about to each the other once we have completed our first degree in one? Thank you in advance.
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My internship mentor would not write a recommendation for me, should I include the internship in my statement of purpose?

I'm finishing up my MS and getting ready to send out PhD applications, and I am not sure about a particular item that should be included / or should not be included. I spent a semester at a high ...