Don't know if relevant, but I'm applying for PhD programs in math.
In general for grad school apps*, if I'm asked if I want full time or part time, I choose both if I am allowed to do that.
Is there necessarily a better choice if I am not allowed to tick both or pick either?
Does part time indicate I'm open to working at the university as a grad/teaching assistant (and hence full time indicates not being open to such work?) ?
Or does part time indicate that I would have other commitments and so would not be seen as a whole hearted student (and hence full time means that I would be a whole hearted student)?
There may be some other things I'm not considering. Please answer in general. Which option, if I have to choose only one, gives an applicant a better chance of getting in the university?
If this depends on the program, please give examples of programs where indicating full time is a better choice and examples of programs where indicating part time is a better choice
To make this clear, I'm not asking if it's better to take a PhD full time instead of part time or vice-versa. I'm asking which is better in applications assuming I am open to either and am allowed to pick only one.
*or for example databases in ETS or QS Grad School Tours