Questions tagged [application]

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

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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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Retracting Recommendation Letters

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 ...
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Shall I give a template to the rec-letter writer?

Many professors, specifically in China, wants students to provide at least a template (half-written letter). In US, is it similar? I've read an article from Harvard Business Review website saying that ...
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No Letterhead or official email id for Letter of recommendation

I worked with a professor on my final year project who has now left the college to finish his Ph.D. He is currently working as an assistant professor at some other college. As I worked closely with ...
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If one professor gives recommendation letter to too many students then does it affect the admission of students?

I am planning to apply for masters in US universities for fall 2020. I graduated from a school where the staff is quite less. Because of this reason, students tend to ask for recommendation letters ...
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Recommendation letters choices : is diversity an advantage?

I am currently in the process of asking people for recommendation letters for a Ph.D. program application. I need specifically 3 letters. I am lucky enough to have multiple people that I think could ...
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Contacting a Professor for a PhD in the US (Engineering)

I am new around here so go easy on me :) this question is directed at anyone with experience with graduate studies in the US. A little background information about myself: I am wrapping my up my M.Sc....
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Is it possible for an applicant to be disadvantaged by negative comments sent via emails without his/her consent?

I saw some reports about how corrupt teaching staff in some colleges in some countries forces their students to comply with their unreasonable demands (e.g. to conceal a huge flaw in the teacher's ...
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PhD CV with not experience in academia job

after many years of working on telecommunications for various companies, I decided to change my career to Linguistics, and language technology. to do this I graduated from BA in Modern Languages and ...
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The Importance of First Impression in PhD Applications [closed]

I have worked in the industry for the past few years, but am now applying for PhD. I do not have any significant research papers, but can get a few good ones published this year. I have shortlisted a ...
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Is it better to list a non academic reference that knows me really well, or an academic reference that is less familiar with my work?

During university I had 3 professors I did close work with and that were really familiar with my work. Unfortunately one of them retired and as such is no longer willing to give me a reference letter. ...
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What should I tell schools when my supervisor sent me a recommendation letter and said she has no time to upload it?

I'm applying for Ph.D. programs so I requested a recommendation letter from one of my supervisors in my master's program. She directly sent me a strong recommendation letter in the email but said she ...
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Is it possible to submit a MathJobs application before a reference letter arrives?

If I'm awaiting a reference letter, is it possible to send a MathJob application before the reference letter arrives? If I do this, will the employer be able get that reference letter whenever it is ...
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Does my Anthropology PhD topic have to be the same as my Masters topic?

I have a MSci in Social and Cultural Anthropology. While doing the masters, I chose a thesis topic that I ended up hating. I finished the thesis regardless and graduated with merit. I want to now ...
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Chance of applying as a prospective PhD student in semesters [closed]

Is it usual that the chance for a PhD student that aims to apply for the second semester of the educational year (i.e. spring semester) and sends his/her application for professors may be lesser than ...
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Should I include a recommendation letter in my MS applications if it is not required?

I am considering my options for further Master-level studies in Europe (the goal being to improve my PhD application down the line). To summarize, my current transcript is weak, but I may be able to ...
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Using prospective supervisor as reference for grad school application

I have completed my bachelor's degree and am currently in the process of applying to graduate school for a master's degree at the same (Canadian) university. The professor I would like to work with ...
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no reply from potential supervisor

I know there are already many similar questions posted on this website, but I need someone to comment on my email to potential advisors. I should mention that I've been sending emails to potential ...
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Should I still apply for a phd if the PI can't confirm if he is able to fund?

I have found a potential advisor that is keen on advising me for Phd and has offered to fund me. However, he isn't sure if he has sufficient funds and budget to do so (something he is still figuring ...
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Racial Classification in US College Admissions Process [duplicate]

Elite U.S. universities are known to have affirmative action policies based on race and sex (and maybe religion?), in an effort to promote diversity. I wonder how they can classify applicants based ...
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To submit or not to submit GRE Scores for PhD programs in the United States [closed]

With the GREs being phased out of so many PhD applications in the sciences, I think this question is reasonably fresh. I have taken the GRE and scored in the 70 percentiles for verbal and math. I ...
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Relating job hunting and PhD preparedness

I am applying for a PhD in neuroscience and one of the requirements on the application is to write a supplemental essay about a time you experienced failure. I wrote an essay about finding a job after ...
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How long does it take from the application for a professorship to the invitation to a lecture?

On average, how long does it take from applying for a professorship to being invited to a lecture, provided that one is actually invited? I am referring to an application for W2/W3 professorships in ...
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Ws on transcript affecting admission to engineering masters? [duplicate]

I have a 3.67 GPA at Rutgers in Materials Engineering and I plan on going to UConn for a masters in Mechanical Engineering since my job after graduation is more aerospace and mechanical engineering ( ...
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Should I take a “positive, but not enthusiastically strong” letter of recommendation?

I'm currently applying for a Masters degree in a competitive program, and most things on my application are going well. The problem I'm having is with securing a letter of recommendation - I have ...
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How different should my Statement of Purpose be from school to school?

I'm preparing for my (second round of) grad school applications, and as such I am (re) writing my Personal Statements and Statements of Purpose. I am already tailoring them to the specific school I ...
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How to properly withdraw an application for a faculty position?

I applied for an assisstant professor position in Germany, and was invited to an interview. However, I have since come to the conclusion that I would most likely would not accept the position even if ...
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Who should be author in an application note

Work leading to the application note During the c(o)urse of my PhD studies, I have written some analysis tools. I later collaborated with another PhD student to developed a proper analysis ...
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Should I reveal academic misconduct on grad school application?

I am currently applying to grad schools due soon, and on the system I am using to apply to different schools, it asks whether an academic sanction has been levied against me. In my first year of ...
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Introducing myself to researchers from my dream school

I am applying to a PhD program in a few weeks, and I am also going to give a presentation at an upcoming international academic conference. I heard that a group of researchers from my dream school is ...
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How to effectively ask a professor for supervision/collaboration (PhD Program) [duplicate]

Probably the first step towards applying for a PhD program is to find a professor who has enough interest/resource(s)/willing for the supervision. I know some of the rules (including attaching CV and ...
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How to refer to relationship with a “research mentor” in PhD application?

This professor is not my official thesis supervisor. I have taken his class. I often discuss research with him and has sent him my work which he read and discussed with me in depth. So he is going to ...
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Getting back into academia for a MSc [closed]

I am planning on returning to academia for a Master's degree after withdrawing from a PhD program, but there is a long road ahead and I am not sure on how to approach it. A few years ago, I decided to ...
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Order of a PhD application in the United States

I am applying to biomedical science PhD programs and have been working on personal statements for a while now. Many of the programs seem to have a very similar lineup with how they want the statement ...
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How can I express my motivation to join a Masters program if I have no experience in the area? [closed]

I am planning to apply to a specific master program in Finance. I do not have any experience in Finance and have never worked in any project related to Finance. But I am very interested to study it ...
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How should I answer a question about my “personal goals” when being considered for a graduate position?

I'm applying for a graduate position. One professor answered my email and asked me some questions. Two of them are listed below: What are your short- and long-term academic/professional goals? ...