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This tag refers to application process for an academic course or an academic employment.

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Any particular date when Postdoc decisions are announced in European universities?

I am applying for postdoc jobs, in particular, I am interested in jobs out of the U.S. I have a few questions: Is there any particular date when Postdoc decisions are announced in European ...
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How to approach admissions when applying for a Master's without Bachelor's degree?

I have a decade of experience as a network engineer. At this point I'm consulting large ISP in a network design role. I am thinking about applying for a Master's in computer networking without a ...
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Contacting professors for PhD supervision past the formal application deadline of the university in USA

I am interested to do PhD under the supervision of a renowned professor based in the USA. But, I have missed the formal PhD application deadline for the university. Is it possible to do PhD in the ...
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Can the lack of credit based coursework be compensated by published works for faculty applications?

Due to lack of foresight, I did not take any graduate level advanced mathematics or numerical analysis course. Nor do I have good grades on the subjects during my undergraduate studies. However, I ...
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Missing optional resume in graduate application

The department I am applying to doesn't explicitly require a resume (and doesn't even recommend it), but there is an item named "resume" in the "supplemental material" dropdown menu which I have ...
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Is one spelling mistake in the academic CV a big deal?

Just after submitting my CV to graduate school for masters admission, I realized that there was one spelling mistake on the first page of my CV. I misspelled the word 'merchandising'(missed the h). Is ...
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MathJobs and updating email address

I currently have a round of applications out through MathJobs.org. I also just switched to a new university, with a new email address, and the old email address will expire very soon. Naturally I want ...
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Including a future conference presentation in graduate school applications?

I am a physics student currently applying to PhD programs, having had two years of full time post-bac research since graduating undergrad. Unfortunately, by the time most of my applications were due I ...
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Failed in PhD candidacy and applying to a new graduate school [duplicate]

I failed in PhD candidacy and planning to apply in a new graduate school. Should I mention or hide the failure in my SOP as it is a negative in my profile. Please help
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Including Award Values on Academic CV When Applying For Graduate School

I am going to be applying to schools for a PhD in the not so distant future and I received a couple of scholarships in my masters degree that are worth over $10 000.00. I am not sure if it would be a ...
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Recognition of achievements over time

I am applying to a university in the US. In the online application, they've asked about: Additional Educational Experiences; Which of the following have you had experiences in? (select all that ...
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Can I accept a new PhD position just after having enrolled in one? [duplicate]

Consider my current situation, in which I see myself waiting for the results of two different PhD applications, in different countries. I am concerned with the following: I really want to get ...
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What should I do when one of my academic tutor is not responding to my email for reference request?

I am applying for a PhD programme in the UK. All the universities I'm applying to require me to obtain two academic references. I asked my MA supervisor and course tutor for the reference request. ...
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Consequences of submitting a job application close to the deadline

Do search committee members ever see or take into account the time that candidates submit an application as a postdoc or faculty member. Does submitting close to the deadline (same day or few hours ...
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Cover letter vs CV vs research statement at academicjobsonline

I'm applying for postdoc positions via academicjobsonline and a typical call requires (1) Cover letter (2) CV (3) Research statement. Previously I was applying to an aggregate of European universities ...
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How to write a statement of purpose for a PhD project you do not understand?

I am trying to write a statement of purpose for a PhD position in physics in the UK. I have a master’s degree in physics which is the standard requirement for such a position. I have been interested ...
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Should I apply to PhDs in the US (theoretical physics)? [closed]

I am a Cambridge Mathematics undergraduate (third year) and I want to be a theoretical physicist (I am taking the relevant courses, research experience, etc). I am confident I can get into Part III, ...
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Is it a big error to omit some limitations of research in cv but explain it in the personal statement?

I recently encountered some phd application materials that made me a little bit annoyed. In some applicant's cv, under it's research subject he (or she) said (for example) "designed polynomial time ...
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Quit PhD and reapply for another PhD?

I am currently a year-three postgraduate student and aimming for a PhD (in my country 4 year for a PhD, and it's allowed to quit and gain master degree). Although with fine results in the first ...
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Shall I contact multiple faculty members in one department?

In the process of a PhD application, if contacting the faculty members are encouraged, shall I contact more than one faculty members saying that I am interested in his/her research? Not all professor ...
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Will I get rejected because PI cannot show funding? [closed]

I applied to Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for PhD program. I have talked with PI before submitting the application. I have 3.9 GPA from Master , 2 publications and one paper as ...
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What does “shortlisting for this post is still in progress…” mean in the context of a UK job application?

I am trying to understand a message for an application in the UK that I received today. Here is the message ; The shortlisting for this post is still in progress, we hope to be able to notify ...
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Made an error in the graduate application

After submitting the application I found my undergraduate education was mistakenly classified as a graduate degree. All my other transcript and CV say the correct things. What can I do besides ...
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How do I “briefly but clearly comment my choice of research area(s) of interest”?

I am filling McGill's Area of Research and Applicant Profile Form for admission to the Electrical Engineering M.Eng. program. I'm not sure how I should answer this (the 2nd field): "For the specified ...
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A course-based letter from a named professor or a research letter from a young no-name researcher?

I can get a letter from a course instructor that I got a highest possible grade. He is a very well known professor at a top 5 institute. Of course, he can say little about my research. I can also get ...
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Grad School ~ Submitted Personal Statement Instead of Statement of Purpose

I submitted my applications for United States doctorate programs in computer science with a personal statement. This statement detailed the meaning of research, academia, and AI to me, as well as my ...
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How do I describe my “academic profile” for graduate school application?

I am filling McGill's Area of Research and Applicant Profile Form for admission to the Electrical Engineering M.Eng. program. I'm not sure how I should answer this: "Academic Profile: Describe your ...
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I did not secure a postdoc position this year. When should I start to apply again?

I defended my PhD recently. I don't have a good CV to start with. In 5 years of my PhD, I managed to publish just 2 (first author) decent papers (I.F ~2.5 & 3.1). I applied for several postdoc ...
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I don't want to disclose “other schools” in my application [duplicate]

I am making a graduate application that requires me to fill "other schools" that I am applying to. It is not a mandatory field. If I choose not to fill, will my application be negatively impacted? Why ...
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Should I email a corrected version of my essay to graduate admissions?

I realized the writing sample I'd submitted for my grad school application (US grad school) had a small mistake that messed up the formatting of the first page. I'd written the authors' contributions ...
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What to do if my GRE is too low but application deadline close? [closed]

I have a GRE score on hand but it is too low for the universities I am applying to and the deadlines are very near. I am thinking of sending the application now with the current low score and I ...
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Graduate School Offer of Acceptance Due Dates in the US?

I am applying to biomedical science Ph.D. programs, and the programs have very different deadlines for applying. For instance, many applications were due at the end of Nov/start of Dec, however, I ...
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Should my SOP mention self-funding? [duplicate]

I'm applying to PhD programs in departments with very little funding, especially for their grad students. I've also read that it would help my application if I could subtly mention that I wouldn't ...
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I forgot to include an employment on my application form, what should I do now?

When filling in an application form (for US grad school), I skipped the employment section before completing it, and submitted it. Since I was used to including that list of employment on my previous ...
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Asking letter of reccomendation to a Professor I've had this semester

I want to be admitted to a European program that would mean so much to my future carreer. Particularly important documents to be sent with the application are reccomendation letters from professors. I ...
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Should I ask for a submitted recommendation letter to be retracted in order to submit another, stronger recommendation?

I am currently applying for a Ph.D. in Physics in the US. One of my recommenders has already submitted a letter to the schools I'm applying to, but I was advised by another faculty member that I ...
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What is would be my “relationship” with a recommender whose class I was a TA for?

I'm applying to graduate school. One of the people who are going to write a reference letter for me was my professor in a course. Also, I later became a TA in her class. I have to determine my ...
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Is unfinalized information in graduate application considered “misleading content”?

I'm applying for grad schools (in the US) for next fall, and am currently a graduate student elsewhere (again in the US). This semester I was on a leave (with a research position at a third place), ...
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Job application: What are “scientific highlights”?

A job opening for a tenure track position specifies that the application must include "scientific highlights". Now I am puzzled by this. I've applied before for tenure-track positions, and I've never ...
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Contacting potential advisor for PhD

Over the past few months I’ve contacted around 10 potential advisors at various schools of interest, and the only professor who has gotten back to me told me to wait until I was accepted if I wanted ...
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What are the chances of getting into a PHD program even if your graduate research is completely different?

I have decided to apply for PhD in cybersecurity even though my research during my graduate time period is totally of a different topic, which is neuroscience. My CV is majorly focused on research in ...
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CV for PhD application: personal interests and non-academic skills

I am polishing my CV for PhD applications (Statistical Physics related). I was wondering about whether it is appropriate to list some personal interests and non-academic skills. This is my list (last ...
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Applying for a PhD. Is it OK to reach out to a member of the lab who gave me his card before for advice?

I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school in the US. Earlier this year at a professional conference, I met a research scientist in one of my top choice university labs who told me I ...
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Re-applying to the PhD Program after Illness

I started in a combinded MS/PhD program and was on the PhD track, but for mental and physical health reasons I had to switch to the MS track. I had not yet made it to the research part of the program, ...
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When is the best time to reach out to potential advisers while applying to PhD programs?

I am specifically applying to computer science PhD programs in the US. I have read the other posts similar to this, but I have some specific questions. 1) When is the best time to email professors I ...
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Would the professor be annoyed if I failed two grad school applications in previous year? [closed]

I applied to two places last year; both failed. I am not sure if I ask the professor to write a letter for me again, would he be annoyed? How should I tell him? If I tell him that I failed, would ...
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Worth applying to PhD Programs with a very bad Math Subject GRE

I just took and received a very bad math subject gre score of 600, or 37th percentile. Would it still be worth it to apply to any school that requires the subject test? I've been working at several ...
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Percentiles of Subjecte GRE on Mathematics

I got my Subject GRE scores on Mathematics today. I scored 810 with 79 percentile. As an international applicant is this a low score(percentile) for the US universities for Ph.D. on pure mathematics. ...
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Would a B grade PhD-level course in part time help or hurt graduate application?

After graduating from college, the student (in part-time) took a PhD level course while working. It was a very difficult hardcore course and the student got a B. Would this grade help or hurt the ...
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How is the “special aptitude for in-depth independent scientific work” proven if the professor candidate does not have a doctorate?

My PhD is almost finished (writing last paper of the cumulative dissertation) and I have applied for a full W2 professorship at a German university of applied sciences . I have been invited by the ...