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One bad exam that might influence my chances later on [closed]

I'm currently a master's student in a 2-year European program in Theoretical Physics at a top 20 university worldwide. I got back my first grades set. I am very encouraged by my results, but at the ...
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If you're already out of your school, what's the best way to validate that you are a good student, it's just that circumstances hindered you?

We all have certain phases in life where we fail to give our 100% for some reason. Some get it earlier in life, while some get it later. For me that phase was university. I could not get good grades ...
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Interested in PhD right after undergrad [duplicate]

I am a final year Software Engineering student. It is a four year degree in Australia, where three year degrees are the norm. The final year (or Honors year) includes research and industry experience ...
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Will a few Cs and Ds in my MSc badly affect my chances of acceptance to a PhD? [closed]

I have an M.Sc in Physics. We had 16 theory papers, and eight lab papers, coursework-based M.Sc. Theory-- I have A in 4, B in 5, C in 5, D in 2 Lab- O in 5, A in 2, B in 1 I have an overall CGPA Of 7....
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Can I get funding for graduate study in the US with 3.4-3.5 GPA and 3 Cs in undergrad? [closed]

I'm from the Middle East, and I'm pursuing my bachelor's degree in Physics. I am looking for scholarship opportunities in the U.S., but I'm concerned about my GPA. I anticipate graduating with a GPA ...
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Failing a class senior year undergrad - applying to grad schools [duplicate]

I am currently a senior during my undergraduate degree in biology. I have also just applied to do my masters in public health. However, during my junior year I suffered from a subdural hematoma, and ...
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Would a 3.5 grade in the subject that I want to specialize in have a negative impact on my grad application? [duplicate]

I'm applying to math PhD programs in the US (I'm also in the US). In my statement of purpose, I write that I want to specialize in probability theory. However, this semester I took a measure-theoretic ...
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Statement of Purpose for Math PhD's with a fairly complicated mathematical history

TL;DR: I'm applying for a PhD program in mathematics, but my academic performance was bad for a long while and I already have a PhD attempt that I ended early. (However, I now have good enough ...
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Medical Withdrawals and Grad School Admission [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate student studying mathematics and I am planning to apply for PhD programs after my graduation. However, I have 11 W's on my transcript currently, and I worry how it will affect my ...
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Effect of Master's grades on PhD application to top unis in Europe

I am a master's student in stem cell biology at one of the TUs in Germany. It's been one year of my program and my current grade average is 2.2 GPA almost equivalent to 75-80%. The thing is I am ...
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I have 4 semesters of terrible grades from 6 years ago due to epilepsy. Do I have any chance at still making it into grad school?

8 years ago, I had a brain injury that caused me to start having seizures on a daily basis. The problem is that they were not typical, it just looked like I would faint, and then I wouldn’t be able to ...
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What are my chances of admission to high-ranked PhD programs given my mediocre GRE taken in 2018 (154 V, 153 Q),but Master's degree in Yale? [duplicate]

So hey everyone! Basically I have been lately considering applying to a PhD in Political Science, 2 years after I finished my Master's degree in an Ivy League institution in a related field. As it ...
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What to do when one failed a course in their early years in Bsc which is not part of their major subject

I am a 1st year Bachelor of science student from India, from a well reputed institution, and I want to take physics as my major. I am very passionate about it, and a few of the senior professors ...
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Do master's degree grades affect graduate school applications? [duplicate]

Recently I got my master's degree from a relatively unknown university, (500-600 ranking). Due to psychological implications, (signs of severe clinical depression) of COVID quaranteens and other ...
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How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in Country X?

This is a special community wiki 'canonical' question that aggregates advice on a frequently-asked question. See this meta discussion. Please feel free to edit this question to improve it. Please give ...

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