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What does “All deadlines are: 11:59 PM UTC-12:00” mean?

For example, what would this be for July 1st, 2020, in New York (Eastern Time)? Is UTC-12 the same as AoE ("Anywhere on Earth")?
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Missed April 15th deadline to accept grad school offer. What can I do?

I missed the April 15th deadline to accept my grad school offer and wanted to accept it. It is now April 16th and I got an email saying they have withdrawn my consideration, is there anything I can do,...
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Asking for an extension for decision for PhD offer. And masters vs PhD? [closed]

I feel in a slightly difficult situation. I have just finished a masters course in pure mathematics, having done a BA in physics prior to that. Both of these were at the institution that is widely ...
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How to ask a teacher for an extension?

I failed an exam last year and now I am retaking it but in a different format. Everytime I sit in front of my laptop to write the assignment I have anxiety. My anxiety is mainly caused by the fear I ...
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How bad is it to accept a competitive Fellowship, then reject it BEFORE April 15

My situation: I applied to school A (R1 school, US News ranked, aligned research) and is nominated by POI for a competitive Fellowship. This fellowship covered tuition + stipend for a couple of years ...
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What does UTC-12 timezone mean for a submission deadline?

I look at this website: https://time.is/UTC-12 and it tells me that there's a 6 hour time difference between UTC-12 and ET. I know about an AoE timezone that as long as it's xPM in any part of the ...
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How to deal with (ex-) supervisor not meeting promise to write reference letter

Before actually submitting anything, I contacted one of my ex-supervisors and he agreed to write a reference letter for me. That was almost a month ago. Then, the first time he received the invitation ...
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Professor wants to submit paper, but no real results

I am an undergraduate student who is working on some research projects applying machine learning to medical problems at a small, primarily-undergraduate college. In one of these projects, a Master’s ...
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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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Journal/Conference Submission Deadline - US time? [duplicate]

Some conferences and journals have specific deadlines for submission. The exact time is not always indicated; though the date of deadline is often there. Is it usually US time, the timezone of the ...
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I missed the PhD application deadline, what now?

I missed the PhD application deadline (Physics), and apart from applying late, what can I do if I get no position and I have to wait another year? I would like to keep doing what I was doing for the ...
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What to do when the organizers close the submission portal earlier than what was announced?

I was submitting the camera-ready version of my paper to a conference in China, and its deadline was by the end of Sept. 7th based on Pacific daylight time. But, they closed the submission portal at ...
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Low quality postdoc application and deadline extension

I was interested in a postdoc offer and forgot about the deadline. I remembered the deadline to apply was today. I rushed to make a CV and motivation letter and sent it at 23h59. The day after, the ...
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How can I politely remind my professors about a recommendation letter they promised? [duplicate]

I am currently applying to a masters program, application is due on April 15, recommendation letters can be given until the 23. I asked 3 professors to give me recommendation letters approximately on ...
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Sweden admission deadlines

I have researched a few Swedish universities such as Uppsala, Lund, and Stockholm, and the Ph.D. admission deadlines vary a lot. When I go to ScholarshipDb.net and search for positions each has ...
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When asking for an extension to submit revisions, should I mention that I am no longer in academia?

I submitted a paper to a journal 6 months ago. I finally heard back from them now, and they would like revisions in 6 weeks; for another round of review. Since submitting that paper, I've submitted ...
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Accepting offer from one place while waiting for answer from another place

I have received an excellent job offer from institution A. I have also applied to institution B, which I would likely prefer over A if I had the choice. I believe I have a shot at getting an offer ...
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What can be done when my assignment's requirements has been so vague that it is jeopardising the grade that can be achieved?

An assignment spec was released but it was poorly written and vague to the point where the requirements of the software system is unclear. As a final year undergraduate this unit counts a lot to my ...
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Assessing a penalty for inquiries regarding exceptions to deadline policy

My problem: Though it's made explicitly clear to my students that I do not accept late work and do not grant extensions, I get at least 5-10 e-mails a week asking about extensions. I want to deter ...
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Letter of Recommendation Reminder (deadline tomorrow)

I asked my professor to write a letter of recommendation in late July, with the deadline of October 1st (which is tomorrow). He responded in the affirmative, and was quite happy to write my LOR. I ...
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Paper revision exact deadline

I am revising a paper submitted to IEEE TVT journal. I'm quite tight on time and trying to complete the paper revision by its deadline which is on Sep 10,2018 (Monday). Does anyone have a paper on ...
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What to do when an advisor repeatedly changes graduation requirements?

My friend is a PhD student in the "Jessica" computer science lab. Before beginning, he and Dr. Jessica came to a verbal understanding that he'd be allowed to graduate in time for a job offer scheduled ...
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What is the common dates to apply and then start a PhD in western Europe?

I am currently looking for a PhD in computer science for the fall in France, Germany and Switzerland. Although I still find some offers, I think applying in June is quite late. What are the common ...
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Prospective supervisor stopped replying me before the application deadline

A professor agreed on helping me with applying for a postdoctoral fellowship. However, after I wrote the application materials and send to him, he stopped replying to me. It is really just several ...
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What if PhD application date is closed?

I sent an e-mail to a professor along with my CV explaining my research background and expressing an interest in joining his research group as he has asked to send CVs if anyone is interested in ...
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Huge gap in the deadlines for graduate programs in US and Germany. How to commit to one?

I am finishing up my Bachelors in Physics from a US university and have applied to graduate programs in both USA and Germany (PhD programs in USA and Masters in Germany, because German uni's require a ...
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I submitted an assignment late. Should I email the professor to explain my situation?

I submitted an assignment 1 day late. Should I email the professor to explain my situation? He has a pretty loose policy on deadlines but we should definitely submit the assignment before the answer ...
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Is it unreasonable to set assignment deadlines on Saturday/Sunday?

I read a similar question (Knowing that most students submit assignments right around the deadline, is it advisable not to set deadline that is very late at night?) about setting assignment deadlines ...
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Resolving dependency on a senior colleague before deadline

(Disclaimer: While this question pertains to interpersonal issues in a working environment, I feel it is better suited to this SE than Workplace because of it being in the context of a lack of formal ...
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Is it OK to send email to journal asking for extension for a revision? [duplicate]

I am in the process of sending the response to reviews to a journal. It looks like it will take some days for the revision. In the reviews, the associate editor had commented the following ...
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How do I handle my teammate who does his task related with project very late just before the deadline?

Scenario I am in college and in group projects. We have to work together with other team members to architect the design and dividing the tasks. Once the tasks are assigned to each person and when it’...
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Can late recommendation letters have a negative impact on grad school application?

I am currently applying to some graduate programs. The schools I am applying to have all required recommendation letters from 3 people, and for many of the schools, the application deadline was today. ...
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How important is a deadline for an open post-doc position?

I am a last-year phd student, and starting looking for post-docs. I have seen a very appealing position in a top university, but unfortunately, the application deadline is in the next few days, and I ...
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I am missing deadlines for coping with anxiety. What should I do? [closed]

Ever since I knew about anxiety five months ago, I started going easy with life, started to distract myself from all the stressors. I used to be very alert before deadlines previously and hence it ...
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How would you respond if you were forwarded an email by your secretary that clearly wasn't meant for you?

I'm an undergraduate senior seeking to continue on into academia, and one of the avenues I'm pursuing to accomplish this is through an NSF GRFP proposal. I spent well over a hundred hours agonizing ...
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Why do conferences keep deferring the deadlines? [duplicate]

We work on some research problem, obtain some publishable results, then we target an international conference to disseminate the results and methods in, and then there is a 'last' date or deadline. ...
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Should I sleep less to achieve my thesis targets?

I am doing my Masters (thesis-based) in Computer Engineering in Canada. I started my research in September 2015 and it is now the end of April in 2017 but I haven't done ANY significant research. It ...
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Ethics of deadline enforcement under certain extenuating circumstances

Suppose a certain undergraduate course in computer science is given at a university which has a mandatory project part, requiring teams to be formed of two people. Student A forms a team with another ...
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E-assignment submission system made my effort go to nothing

My assignments deadline was due to March 13, 00:00. I uploaded my assignment half a day earlier, but did not confirm it, because instructions said we do not have to (last uploaded version always gets ...
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Is it okay to submit the revised manuscript well before the due date?

Recently I received comments from two reviewers on my submitted manuscript as major revision. Both the reviewers have given a few major comments along with some minor comments. The major comments are ...
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Advantages of taking the Subject GRE exam in April

Background (skip this if you want): I'll obtain my master's degree in about June/2018 or so (if everything goes smoothly), and I intend to pursue a phd in the US. Thing is, I'm from a country in the ...
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Is it advisable to apply to graduate programs after the deadline has passed?

I committed to a decision to attend graduate school starting the semester of Fall 2017. I made this decision around mid-December. I started applications 2 days ago and to my surprise, many of my ...
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What are “post-deadline paper submissions”?

I'm still in the beginnings of my life as a graduate student researcher. My advisor is pushing me to submit my work to upcoming conferences. Now, I'm a complete novice to these procedures, so I began ...
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Busy professor failed to finish recommendation letters

My application officially ended on Dec 1, but the admission offices are still accepting recommendation letters. One of my professor just finished the letters recently, but there are two letters were ...
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Is it possible to write a masters thesis in 10 days? [closed]

Was it ever possible for anyone to finish writing a master thesis in 10 days? I've been struggling for a long time now to focus on my writing due to several personal problems and I'm running close to ...
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Students trying to negotiate away penalties for late submission of coursework

I'm teaching a course where coursework is submitted online. Recently, an important group project assignment was due. The students are required to submit a project report, which contains a link to a ...
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Why is Hawaii time used for conference deadlines?

I saw a European conference post deadlines for paper submission in Hawaii time. Now I see requests coming from locations in Eastern Standard Time areas with Hawaii time deadline. Why is this?
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What is meaning of rolling deadline of grad school application in US?

I am applying for US grad schools and not finding a deadline on the website of certain schools. Instead, those websites say rolling deadline. I am confused what is meant by rolling deadline. Does it ...
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What are graduate school admission “clearing rounds” and start dates?

I'm finishing my honours degree this November, and would like to apply to do a PhD in Hong Kong. One problem I'm having is trying to understand the start dates. For instance, they have three ...
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How can I encourage/incentivize students to do lab work early?

Normally, my computer architecture class has 10-15 students. This year, there are 35 students, not all of whom could fit in our small lab, much less be helped by our few lab assistants. I am thinking ...