I am an upcoming Ph.D. student at some university in US. But I am thinking about reapplying due to the following reasons:
A recent project I am doing made me realize that the topic I was working in that project is the one I am truly interested in. However, as I checked my program’s website, no one in my upcoming program is working on that sub field.
The project also made me realize I have more potential and am capable of going to a better program. I was almost certain a with much better background this year, I am able to get into the next level school with high chance. So this might be another reason I wanna reapply.
Now that I haven’t officially started the program yet,
- I am wondering if there is anything more I can do apart from telling them I wanna reapply after the program starts.
- Should I go talk with them about it now or should I wait?
If I talk with them now, will this damage my reputation and they might tell other schools about it?