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How do you get a bad transcript past Ph.D. admissions?

I have a master's degree in International Studies, and a double major with Computer Science from undergrad. My transcripts suck. There's no other way to dress it up. I have pretty good teaching ...
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How can I legally avoid submitting a transcript to Phd programs in America or the UK

Background: Five years ago, I obtained a Master's Degree from a top 10 American university in the Social Sciences. I was a novice in academia, only one year post completing my Bachelor's degree, and ...
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Should you hide that you are already enrolled elsewhere when applying for another PhD?

I plan to re-apply for a PhD in the US next year, but meanwhile, I decided to enroll in a PhD in my home country I read the similar post: Is it a good idea to stay an extra year at my masters ...
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Explaining academic probation as an undergrad on PhD application, after doing well in masters

There is another answer sort of regarding this topic Academic dismissal from PhD program. What next? . but my situation is different. I am currently completing applications for PhD programs in ...
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How serious it is not to disclose full academic history in your grad school application?

Here is my story. I was accepted to top-30 world university to MS in Electrical Engineering(EE) progaram. In total I already have 3 degrees: MS in EE (GPA:4.0/4.0), BS in EE(GPA:3.9/4.0), and ...
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Are student records accessible by university officials?

Application forms for graduate school usually contain some vague statements regarding the extents of usage of one's social security number. Some people believe that educational records at other ...
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Applying for Masters Degree with academic integrity violation on record

I am a junior college student that goes to a top 6 CS school. I will be graduating a year early and am starting to think about whether or not I want to get my Master's degree. However I have an ...
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What would be the possible consequence of concealing an incomplete degree?

I attended a 2y MSc mixed mode (Coursework+Thesis) program which is incomplete as of today. I have completed two semesters and still 2 more semesters to go. I have dropped 3rd semester and never ...
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how do supervisors determine that a phd student is not doing great? [closed]

This question contains this: After months of work as an RA in a research group, at the end of the semester, my adviser informed me that he was not satisfied with my research and would not ...
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Will anyone know if you fail out of a master's program?

Suppose that someone enrolls in a master's program but then fails out. Will future employers be able to find out about this? Or can this person just pretend it never happened, and there will be no ...
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I did not earn my Master's degree. Do I mention it in my Ph.D. program and onwards and on my CV?

I started my terminal Master’s degree program in Fall 2017. My plan was to graduate Spring 2019, and if successful, enter a Ph.D. program Fall 2019. My Master’s program is a more general program and ...
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About Ph.D application to US

Suppose a student currently doing Ph.D in an institute wants to leave the institute and apply abroad for Ph.D. Should he/she mention the name of the institute he/she wants to leave? If the ...
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Do I have to disclose all academic history? [duplicate]

I'd like to go back to school for a BS in Physics but most universities don't admit students who already hold degrees. My first time around I was not academically mature and only pulled a 3.0 for my ...