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When applying to grad school, how can I address having failed a core course before retaking it? [closed]

I failed a crucial course for my major that serves as the foundation for many other core courses. I retook the course and got an A, and have kept straight A's in my upper-level courses since then. ...
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What do professors really want in a PhD student in Europe?

Background: I have done my masters in computer science/artificial intelligence. I want to do my PhD related to data science, applied machine learning. I do not have degree from world's top ranked ...
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My friend got into Johns Hopkins and UVA Math program with (almost) zero undergraduate research experience. How is that possible? [closed]

I am a rising junior, looking to apply for Ph.D. programs in Math or CS when my time comes. I heard that my friend got into the two prestigious universities for a Math Ph.D. program without much ...
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Applying for a PhD program after withdrawing from another one

I started a physics PhD program in 2014 in a very prestigious university in my field (in US) but after going through depression and heart problems, which resulted in bad grades, I decided to withdraw ...
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How to gain admission to a math PhD program when as an undergrad, I didn't do research, take pure math classes, or form relationships with professors? [duplicate]

I just graduated college in May, and I spent my entire college career convinced that I would never study again. I had a plan for my future, and it involved working- no more school. I had considered ...
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~2.85 GPA first semester at an Ivy for math. Options for to grad school?

I’m a math major at a ~T10 school (Ivy) about to start his freshman year second semester. I worked hard to be accepted and took several state university courses, both excelling in lower-level reqs and ...
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Contacting a professor in the university you are applying

I am applying to American universities. And just like many others, I intend to apply to many of them. Anyway, I read a lot on the internet about this application thing and I notice that I should ...
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First-authorship was taken by my Master's supervisor; how to strengthen my PhD application?

I have two papers in CS published during my Master's studies. The idea, the experiments and the writings were done all by myself, but my previous supervisor took the first-author place forcibly. I ...
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I attended a top institute in India, but got very poor grades. Is there any path forward toward a PhD in Europe?

I messed up in my university even in courses related to my field of interest. The main problem was lack of discipline: I would alternate between high-intensity periods where I only stopped to sleep ...
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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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Bad semester - Math PhD application [duplicate]

I wanted to bring up an issue I faced recently and figure out how much my graduate school application will be affected by this. For some background, I am a sophomore math major at a good public school....
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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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How does the American PhD system works for foreign students? [duplicate]

I'm a MSc Theoretical Physics student from Italy, and I'll most likely graduate around the end of next year: for the Italian academic system, this means that I'll be ready to try to get into a PhD ...
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How do US Ph.D. applicants without research experience convince admissions committees that they are interested in a particular field?

My question is mainly for mathematics Ph.D. application in the United States. However, the answers from any other field (or other countries) where undergraduate/master research doesn't play a critical ...
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Switching from Economics to Computer Science?

I just graduated undergrad with a Bachelor in Science in Economics with a Minor in Business. I hope one day to get a Masters in Computer Science as throughout undergrad I self taught myself ...
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