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Why would an international applicant with a perfect GPA and an undergraduate thesis get rejected from 16 grad schools? [duplicate]

I applied to 16 graduate schools for this coming fall. I am a transfer student at a Top 10 Public US school. I had GPA 4.00 at the time I applied (Not yet took graduate course yet, but I wrote that I ...
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Can One Poorly Written Research Paper Derail Your Academic Future? [duplicate]

I experienced a lot of stress and an episode of depression during my last undergraduate semester. The stress was caused by constant moving and housing insecurity for half the semester (giving me a ...
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Academically dismissed from grad school but want to reapply [duplicate]

Back in the Fall of 2013, I attended a masters program straight out of college. Turned out to be extremely overwhelming relocating to NYC, living on my own and starting grad school. I knew I was in ...
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Effect of a "bad grade" in grad school applications [duplicate]

I had a "bad grade" in a class in my 4th year of undergraduate studies. The problem is that this class is crucial for the graduate program I intend to pursue. I got a 91%, which I know is a ...
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Applying for PhD with a 3.2 GPA - Do I even stand a chance? [duplicate]

I just read an incredibly disheartening post on reddit about Grad School admissions in the Biological sciences. The post basically makes it sound like I have no chance of getting into a good PhD ...
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Is my GPA good enough for top-tier graduate schools? [duplicate]

I'm currently an undergraduate and have a cGPA of about 3.6 in Mathematics. I worry that it's not good enough to land me a place at some of the best graduate schools such as UCB, Princeton and MIT. I ...
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Can someone who got GPA 3.7 apply for high ranked university with assistanship? [duplicate]

I'm undergraduate civil engineering, and I'm planning for master degree. My GPA is 3.7, and I didn't do GRE yet. However, I have strong research interest and I have some publications. Do you believe ...
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To what extent do grades matter when applying to graduate school in mathematics? [duplicate]

I understand that applying to competitive pure math PhD programs in mathematics in the US/UK definitely requires good grades (A or above) in most math courses - but I'm wondering how bad is it if I ...
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My applications for PhD in Neuroscience got rejected? How to be an extraordinary candidate for PhD? [duplicate]

Please take time to read this, I appreciate any advice from any Ph.D. student or mentor, an advice from a neuroscience or health science field person is more useful to me. I am an international ...
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which one have more importance to US PhD program ?TOEFL and GRE or publication records [duplicate]

I have got my BS and master both with honor with good GPAs. But Now I want to know which of these have more importance to US PhD program in Computer engineering. TOEFL and GRE or publication records. ...
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Can a college drop-out successfully re-enter academia? [duplicate]

Obviously, the college drop-out in question is me, so allow me to supply as much detail as needed for you to answer this question as it pertains to my situation. I come from a "disadvantaged" ...
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When I was 16 I took 30 credits a quarter and my math GPA suffered will this effect my ability to go to grad school? [duplicate]

I took all my college level math courses when I was 16 in running start while taking 30 credits a quarter(don't ask me what was going through my head at the time). As you can imagine I got an average ...
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Low GPA, any chance of grad school for math? [duplicate]

I have a cummulative 3.5 GPA from a top 20 school but a 3.1 GPA in my math classes. In particular I got a BC in linear algebra and a C in abstract algebra. My goal was always to go to graduate school ...
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I got a B- in Math. How bad is that for Econ? [duplicate]

So the title explains why I'm posting. I'm a masters student in economics at a pretty prestigious university and one of the courses that you're required to take as a first year is called Math Methods ...
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How do I explain my poor grade to a grad school committee? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student in my 2nd year and I have a subpar(6/10) grade, but that's just because of the school I'm in currently. I've been a straight A student before university all my life. I'm pretty ...
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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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An F grade (in a labor studies class) on the transcript will hurt my admission to mathematics grad school? [duplicate]

So, I'm a third year student studying mathematics. My goal has always been getting a PhD in math. I'm currently doing ok with my math (taking grad courses and stuff). However, as many other students, ...
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What to do about repeated PhD rejections? [duplicate]

I'm a prospective graduate student in political science with a strong GPA and research interest in climate change and environmental conflict. My challenge is that I have been finding it difficult to ...
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Should I send low GRE mathematics score to universities? [duplicate]

My GRE score is only 790 (77 percentile). I am an international student applying for PhD in applied mathematics at Tier 1 schools in the U.S. I am from the top university in my country and have a ...
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Masters before Math PHD? [duplicate]

I'm currently finishing up my last year of study as an undergraduate mathematics major at a top 2 public school. I've been interested in getting a phD in mathematics for some time now, but my GPA and ...
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How will a 'fail' in a course affect chances at graduate school admission? [duplicate]

I'm a second year computer science student in Australia. I hope to apply to one of the top 10 US universities for MS or PhD program. I have received high distinction (highest grade possible here) for ...
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Worried about bad undergrad grades for phd admissions [duplicate]

I have a very bad undergraduate percentage (BSc maths, 58.3%) and from a no-name university. Mostly because I was not interested in pure mathematics and gave all my time to CS components of the course....
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Can a maths undergraduate apply for a physics PhD? [duplicate]

Can a maths undergraduate apply for a physics PhD without going into masters program? Given that during his undergraduate course he published a couple of papers on physics in respectable physics ...
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Low Undergrad GPA but 2 years Lab experience since graduating, How do I know where to apply? [duplicate]

I've been working as a research assistant at a fairly reputable lab for about 1.5 years now (it will be two full years come November.) My field of study is Cognitive Neuroscience. I plan on taking ...
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Low undergraduate GPA. Strong research profile. Any chances of getting into the likes of MIT, Caltech, etc? [duplicate]

I am a final year undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering from Nepal. I plan to do master's in aerospace engineering (propulsion systems, to be specific) at a prestigious university in the US. ...
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How can I email a CS professor looking for Phd. students? [duplicate]

This year I will submit about 16 aplications to different universities for graduate studies at the US. However, I found that there are new professors looking for Phd. students. So as a foregin student ...
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Doing PhD in math/physics after obtaining a bachelor degree in an unrelated field [duplicate]

I want to do a PhD in mathematics (Specializing in algebraic topology or algebraic geometry ) or mathematical physics (String theory). I have a bachelor degree in a totally different field (medicine). ...
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What is the Minimum GPA for admission in a graduate school in a respectable science university in the US? [duplicate]

I am thinking about applying to graduate studies in physics related Phd or master degree in the US, but my GPA is very low, 2.4/4.0 to be specific. I wonder if there are respectable universities in ...
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Aiming for graduate school in applied math with weak math grades [duplicate]

I am close to finishing a degree in a combined program in computer science and physics, and I am thinking of applying to graduate school in environmental modelling, ideally with a strong mathematical ...
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Will a MS with ~3.7GPA with good research experience and strong recommendations offset my horrible U-GPA to get into PhD? [duplicate]

My u-GPA is about 2.8 and GRE is 330, from now on is a hypothetical scenario as I haven't done my masters yet so if you could treat it as an actual case and give me subjective answers that would be ...
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Apply for PhD with low undergrad GPA and good grad GPA [duplicate]

i have poor ungrad GPA (2 of 4), and good grad GPA (3.88 of 4) What are my chances if I apply for PhD study at Germany? B.Sc pure mathematics M.Sc financial mathematics (i love it)
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Will a 3.8 GPA and 1 F with an explanation on transcript allow me to get into graduate school? [duplicate]

I am currently in my junior year, studying abroad in another country. The advisor at this school told me that I was enrolled in 5 businesses classes. I had asked her to drop one of them because I didn'...
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How to mitigate bad grade in research on PhD application? [duplicate]

I've just finished my fourth year (out of 5) of biology studies in one of European universities. I have some experience in research and my grades are quite ok (in US scale it would be 3.75, which ...
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PhD Applications: Can a good academic record in my master's compensate for a horrible UG academic record? [duplicate]

I have a very bad undergraduate academic record -- I failed or didn't attend the end semester exams for many courses (15 courses, to be exact!), and I had to clear these later on, towards the end of ...
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What matters most : published papers or GPA? (for scholarship and future career) [duplicate]

I studied BSc chemistry and because I didn't like it, my BSc GPA is 2.46. Alongside with BSc duration, I studied mathematics at home as a self-learner. Since my BSc-GPA was too low, so I got admission ...
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PhD application, low Master's GPA [duplicate]

I am wrapping up the first year of my Master's degree at an R1 university (social sciences program). I really want to apply for my PhD, but I am concerned that my master's GPA is prohibitively low. I ...
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What features should be included in your actual accomplishments and skills to be accepted in a top university like MIT [duplicate]

I was wondering about how can one apply for a PhD program in a top ranked university. I can tell you about a namely accomplishments and skills which is labelled as 'very good' for a graduated M.Sc ...
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Low gpa, but plenty of experience: Neuroscience grad school chances? How can I improve? [duplicate]

I am a Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) undergrad student at UC Davis. I am taking my last year and a half (with 5th year) of classes. I transferred to UC Davis from UC Santa Cruz for my ...
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Can I get a scholarship from graduate school in physics if my GPA below 3? [duplicate]

I'm fresh physics graduated student from University of Jordan -Middle East-, My GPA is below 3, so Can I get a scholarship from graduate school in physics at -US- if my GPA below 3, If yes what is the ...
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How much does college name matter for doctoral program application? [duplicate]

I wanted to know how much weight the college someone got a master's from matters while applying for a doctoral program? So for instance, if a person is enrolled in a college which is not well known ...
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Coming from a "No Name" University outside the US, what are my chances for admission [duplicate]

Background Information I would soon be graduating with an engineering degree from a "no name" university somewhere in Nigeria. My performance during my degree was above average. I am hoping ...
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(Potentially) Low GPA with No Reserach Experience, Am I Screwed for math PhD program? [duplicate]

I am a Japanese junior student who is thinking of applying to the PhD program(Applied Mathematics/Statistics) in the U.S. for the 2021 cycle, but I think I have an incredibly low chance to be accepted ...
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Is it impossible to find a PhD position for someone who has failed courses during their master's degree? [duplicate]

Suppose a computer science student who has had lots of life problems and failed courses during their master's degree, but eventually defended successfully with an excellent score, seeks PhD positions. ...
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How much damage could a 'C' in Abstract Algebra Course cause? and How to minimize the effect? [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate math major student in my junior year. I've taken Abstract Algebra 1 last fall. I got a C in that class (I got 65%). In most of my previous courses I got A's, and in some courses ...
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PhD Program with a bad GPA [duplicate]

I am a student from Poland. I am bachelor in Economics and Logistics and now I am doing my Masters from Econometrics. I have quite good achievements (1-year scholarship in Japan, ambassador program ...
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Will a low grade in my final year of an undergraduate program affect my chances of being accepted into graduate school? [duplicate]

I am currently taking a course where my final mark is determine by 2 papers worth 50% each. I really hoped to get at least a B on my first paper. Unfortunately, I got a B- (71%?). I worked for 2-3 ...
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Getting into grad school with a bad record. [duplicate]

So I'm currently in junior year of my undergrad as an Electrical Engineering major. As of this moment my GPA's 3.25; however, throughout my college career I've had to retake courses multiple times in ...
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Interested in Neuroscience programs but lack research experience & grades [duplicate]

About me: I'm in my last year of undergraduate studies majoring in cognitive science at a very prestigious university. I'm very interested in going to graduate school for neuroscience. My concerns: ...
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How badly will bad grades impact future college and career life? [duplicate]

So, I'm currently an upcoming sophomore in undergrad and my grades during freshman year weren't the best. I got a F during my second semester which gave me an overall freshman GPA of 2.9 I'm not too ...
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Does having a low CGPA reduce my opportunity to get an MS admit from top universities like Stanford, UC berkeley, etc? [duplicate]

So my case is a little different. I never liked my college studies much because the subjects never excited me, which eventually lead to a low CGPA (7.18/10). But I started to have a strong liking for ...
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