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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my chanced to get admitted to a phd program [on hold]

I received my bachelor degree in electrical engineering in 2006. and then I did a masters that lasted 5 years. during that period,I was able to publish few conference papers. Since 2016, i started ...
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Should I ask for a letter of recommendation when my performance wasn't great at the beginning?

I recently finished a vector calculus course in which I received an A and I'm considering asking my professor if he would write a letter of recommendation for me when I begin applying for grad school. ...
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Is it possible to get into master programs with a GPA just above the required minimum? [on hold]

I am a third-year student in University of Toronto, double major in statistics and economics, and minor in math. cgpa is 3.08, and annual gpa of third year is 3.39. Wanna to apply master in statistics ...
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Is it normal to feel like I bought my way into graduate school after being rejected and then accepted when I was awarded an external fellowship?

I initially got rejected to the two schools I had applied to (horrible pGRE scores, lack luster GRE scores, and only did research at my undergraduate institute), but then I got an NSF fellowship, and ...
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Letters of Recommendation for economics grad school for non-economics majors?

I understand there are many people who major in math or physics and get into elite economics graduate schools. I'm sure that I will be able to find math professor who will with letters of ...
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How do I get out of my overly vain 'trophy' mindset when it comes to universities?

I have friends who went to pretty good universities (world top 10), and I would love to apply too after my Masters although I am not sure how realistic this is, as I also had some personal problems ...
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BME Jobs in Industry: Do you need a PhD or Masters? [duplicate]

As an incoming Senior, I am currently having the debate that many before me have had: Masters, or PhD? I'm a biomedical engineering student who wants to get an advanced degree to better position ...
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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme equivalents elsewhere? [on hold]

What other countries have things like the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme? It's a kind of scholarship provided by the government of Hong Kong coordinating with eight universities. So the ...
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How often do professors accept new graduate students? [closed]

I know it has a lot to do with who is graduating and how many students the professor has already, but I just want to get a feel of how this process works. Do professors take in 1-2 students each year ...
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PhD position: got rejected - reapply?

I applied for a PhD position and I was invited to give a talk about my Master thesis, but I didn't get the position, because: Maybe my talk wasn't as good at it could be- I wasn't ready with my ...
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I've emailed over thirty five potential supervisors and did not receive any positive response. Should I keep emailing?

I've sorted out a list of professors from few Canadian Universities and I've sent customized emails after reading their papers and detailing in short on why I am particularly interested in their ...
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How much influence do individual professor have on grad admissions? [duplicate]

Say I have emailed a professor a few times, and told him I would like to work with him for my PhD etc. and that professor is interested: How much of a factor could this possibly be in my application? ...
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Is it acceptable to point out job offers in my graduate school application?

Just some background: I am currently an undergraduate and I will be graduating next year. As of now I have an internship position doing research in my favorite area. This will extend into a job offer (...
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Inquiry and assistance [duplicate]

I am a graduate of Mathematics, from the University of Ibadan (First and Second degree), Nigeria. I have a strong background in Analysis and Algebra, with a good GRE score but I have been unable to ...
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PhD in Computer Science with 2.2 GPA [duplicate]

I finished my undergraduation with b.tech in electronics engineering with 2.2 GPA. Will be applying to MIT in the United States for a PhD in Computer Science. What are my chances?
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To apply to PhD eventually, how important is it to do an MS program with thesis if I have strong undergrad research experience?

I want to apply to PhD in chemical engineering in the US. I have had three papers as undergrad (one first author), but my undergrad GPA was rather poor, at around 3.2. GRE scores were all over 90 ...
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PhD interview questions

I am going to apply for a PhD in an Australian University and I will have an academic interview. I am going from a BSc to a PhD in applied mathematics. At the interview, they usually give me ...
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GPA dropped due to a death in the family. How do I explain this on graduate applications? [duplicate]

I'm in the process of applying to graduate school. Naturally the University will require transcripts from all coursework. The school doesn't just look at grades, and they place an emphasis on ...
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Is Math GRE not worth it?

Finished bachelor's and master's in mathematical finance. Applying for PhD in math, which may or may not be in a university that requires General GRE or Math GRE Based on my other questions (like ...
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What does it mean when it says on a grad school application to choose recommender “familiar with the candidate's scholarly abilities”?

I'm applying to graduate programs in Biomedical Engineering. The University of Pennsylvania application says the author of one letter of recommendation must be a faculty member who is familiar with ...
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Graduating a year early?

I'm considering graduating a year early and I'm having a bit of a hard time making the decision. I'm going to be as specific as possible so that I can get the best advice possible, so sorry if this ...
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Why is it necessary to have a master’s in Europe to apply for PhD?

When I look for a PhD position, they always write that they need a master’s degree. However, most of the times I see that I have all the experience they are looking for. PhD is a lab-based work, so ...
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How to boost academic profile for Master's application

I want to apply for a Master's degree program in Robotics at some top schools in Europe and America. However, I feel my current profile is not strong enough to get into a top school and I am looking ...
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I will be graduating a semester early, what schools have spring & summer intake? [duplicate]

I have enough credits to graduate a semester early, and will be soon. I know of the perquisites such as the GMAT, but when researching the school I wanted to go to (Fordham) I am worried now that most ...
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Lack of undergraduate research experience and impact on PhD applications

I am currently a second year (final semester) undergraduate enrolled in Nagoya University's G30 program. After I graduate, I intend pursue a PhD in the chemical sciences, and I am looking to apply to ...
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How much is expected to know before starting a PhD [closed]

I recently graduated with a BSc in applied mathematics and considering on applying for a PhD. In fact, I contacted a supervisor and he seems some what interested in my undergraduate academic ...
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Pure Math PhD Application with an accidental F (But with some rescue action) [duplicate]

There are certain concerns that say this might be duplicate of this question: How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in the US, particularly for weak or borderline students?. However, ...
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Why do US/Canadian universities make you do master even if you have a first class honours from Australia?

In Australia, when you want to do a PhD, you only would need first class honours (some universities even accept second class honours upper division). For instance, please see the self assessment for ...
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What is the distinction between “graduate school” and “professional school”?

I have previously been involved with mentoring high school students as well as undergraduates, who typically don't have a clear understanding of all of the career possibilities available to them and ...
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Will taking 4 courses in a semester affect my chances of getting into grad school?

I am currently a Computer Science/Mathematics student going into my 3rd year of a 4 year program. I spent a year in a different program at a different university and was able to transfer those credits,...
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Exemptions to taking IELTS/TOEFL/Regular GRE

IELTS/TOEFL I haven't read up on IELTS/TOEFL, and I don't want to waste time on that if I don't have to. As far as I know, they are testing your fluency in English. Generally: Is a significant ...
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Math GRE Coverage [closed]

TL;DR My understanding is that the Math GRE is supposed to test knowledge that is expected of someone who wants to pursue a math masteral or math PhD. So shouldn't it test knowledge that is expected ...
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Interpreting Math GRE chart

So in this data set, around 50/245 admitted prospective graduate students from 2009-2012 were part of the top 5% in his/her exam?
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Focusing on GRE, subject GRE, TOEFLS, IELTS before applying?

Applying to the US: I just finished my master's in mathematical finance. I want to apply for a PhD in math (but not in mathematical finance). Can I start applying this year while studying and taking ...
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Master in Germany after 3 years bachelor degree [duplicate]

I've completed my 3 years bachelor degree in B.Sc.Hons in Computing from Nepal affiliated to London Metropolitan University and i am planning to do Ms in Germany. Am i eligible to enroll directly in ...
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I'm graduating engineering program in only six semesters but have gotten no serious work experience along the way. How much will grad schools care?

I am a pet and Nat gas engineering student. I am graduating in six semesters (three yr) and this fall will be my fifth semester. I did not apply for an internship my freshmen year because I was under ...
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CV for a PhD application in applied mathematics

In my CV I want to know whether the following ordering of the categories is suitable. I thought of giving prominence to research work because I am applying for a PhD. Personal Details (name,address,...
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Follow-up email to submit my Cv

I've sent an email to a potential supervisor and I've gotten an email today from the chair of Graduate Studies that says "we would be very pleased to accept you". Now what should I do? in my first ...
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How do I go about getting into the engineering field with only a design degree from almost a decade ago?

Due to health problems, I wasn't able to study well enough during my teenage years + 20s and I did not study or pursue something that truly interests me; instead I just graduated with a degree because ...
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How do the committees think of an international student who is exempt from the English admission requirement(TOEFL) but has poor GRE verbal score?

I am planing to apply for Ph.D programs in Mathematics in U.S. Since I have studied in U.S. for two years and eligible for TOEFL waivers according to the websites of many math departments, I don't ...
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Do graduate admission committees perform a first phase filtering based on GPA? [duplicate]

I heard from some sources that some applications are discarded before the professors in the committee even looked at it, based on GPA. How true is this? How do they equalize GPAs from different ...
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Will flat earth society membership affect my graduate school application?

Just to be clear: no, I don't believe in the flat earth theory. However, a few years ago, I thought that the flat earth society forum is a good place to practice my debating skills and to have fun. ...
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What is expected in a masters thesis of a mathematics student?

What is the level of work expected in the masters thesis of a student of maths? I know some people's works are worthy of publications while some involve only studying some topic in detail from a book ...
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Should I disclose academic misconduct on a grad application?

I am applying to a master's programs right now and am in a bind. My professor accused me of academic misconduct in one of my undergraduate classes. After I submitted my assignment I had asked a ...
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GPA is slightly below what's required for conditional admissions offer, what are my options?

I've received a conditional offer from Australia National University (ANU). To accept this offer I must have an average of 85% in my current undergraduate program, but I found that my final average is ...
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Having a retired professor write my letter of recommendation, [duplicate]

One of my math professors (in a U.S. university) retired this semester. He was one person that I had planned on asking to write my letters of recommendation this coming fall semester, when I send out ...
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Applying to graduate program - propose research project?

I am a rising fourth year chemical engineering student applying to graduate programs in statistical mechanics (condensed matter and biological physics) this fall. I have been working on research ...
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Will already having a masters degree make it harder to get funding for a second masters in Europe?

If a person who already has M.Sc degree (from the university outside of Europe) wants to enter European university for another M.Sc degree, would having M.Sc degree be a hindrance for getting a ...
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Mention of Open problems in statement of purpose

I graduated with a first class honors in dual degrees (bachelor of electrical engineering and mathematics) from Australia and would like to study for a phd in USA. One of my dreams is to work on a ...
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What can I do to increase my chances of getting accepted to a mathematics graduate program at a prestigious US university? [duplicate]

I was a relatively good student in high school, and being the valedictorian of my class I had a good chance of getting into a prestigious university for my undergrad. Even tough I have always remained ...