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Could I reject an accepted PhD admit after April 15? [duplicate]

I have already clicked on the acceptance of an admit(without funding). The deadline for response is Apr.15th, and I did not have any other options at that time. However, I just received a funding ...
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Should I ask professor for recommendation letter for graduate school if a month earlier he declined to give me recommendation for some internship?

One year earlier I did a project under a Professor, I asked him for a recommendation letter for an internship program, but I couldn't get selected. Then this year I asked him for an internship program ...
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Should I inform about an updated CV post deadline? (CS PhD USA)

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs, USA. (Assuming) I have a paper A in review at a Journal B, and I get the acceptance for the same 2 months post the deadline of applying. Question: ...
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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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Do certificates from accredited online courses play any role in applying for a graduate program?

I am very interested in an online course which can be enrolled either for free without a certificate or with money and a certificate. The contents in both cases are absolutely the same. I wanted to ...
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Does a youtube channel with my lectures add to my portfolio in graduate applications if the response is good?

Will teaching physics on a youtube channel and receiving a good response on it help me with my grad school applications in the subject?
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Contacting a potential PhD supervisor for a second time after some months

A couple of months ago, I mailed a potential PhD supervisor with the question whether she has an open position available in her research group. She replied that at the moment, she didn't have an open ...
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Can MEng Students Get R&D Jobs in Robotics Area in the US?

I got the Mechanical MEng offer of a top university a few weeks ago. I'm still not sure if I want to peruse a PhD but I do want a job about R&D related to robotics in the future. I'm sure there ...
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Would an invalid IELTS indicator incur the cancellation of graduate school admission? [closed]

I have a question regarding a hypothetical situation. Suppose an international graduate student A in the US knew that another interantional graduate student B in the Europe got admitted by B's ...
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Asked Professor for Reference - No response for 3 weeks now

I have asked a professor for a reference for a graduate study application by email and havent heard back in 3 weeks and the deadline is in a few days. Does this mean no ? I just got no response at ...
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Why does the application portal ask 'To what other programs/universities are you applying?' while applying in US universities? [duplicate]

I am applying for higher studies in US universities. Every time I fill up the online form, there is a section where they asked which other universities or programs I am applying too? Why do they ask ...
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Could it hurt my grad school application if I state a secondary research interest in which I have little experience? [closed]

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD USA. I am interested in this 'X' domain but have not really invested time to do 'research' in it because it is computationally very demanding and I do not ...
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Applying again for PhD abroad vs. staying at my home institution?

I'm a MS student who recently (unsuccessfully) applied to PhD programs in the US (I'm from an Asian country but was raised there). I'm in a situation where I have the option to apply again this round, ...
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Higher Education Administration: PhD Question [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Administration. I currently hold a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in School Counseling. My question is should I apply straight into PhD ...
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Should one add a “research statement” in their CV

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD (USA) My CV is 2 pages long. The second page is only half filled. Question: Should I add two short sentences regarding my research interests? (at the end) *...
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Professor wants to include a specific (maybe unnecessary) issue and focus less on other necessary ones in LoR. Please share your perspective

I am applying to a PhD program in humanities/social sciences. I asked a professor I know (we are outside the US) to write a strong letter of recommendation for me and he said he would be glad. ...
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Graduate School Admissions (Fall 2021): What are the prospects of an international applicant?

These days I have been seeing a lot of chatter on Gradcafe (forum for grad school applicants to discuss results and admission process) about decline in the percentage of admits being offered to ...
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To what extent should I mention unpleasant undergraduate experience in a graduate school statement of purpose? (pure math)

I have not enjoyed my undergraduate math program, primarily because it is not challenging enough - not enough advanced courses offered, too few research opportunities, classes are just not at the ...
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How to email a professor requesting to supervise a PhD thesis?

I am interested in applying to PhD in Mathematics in University of Luxembourg. In the webpage it is written that "We recommend that you contact potential thesis supervisors by email to discuss ...
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While applying for PhD in Deep learning, how useful are papers in some other topics like photonics? [closed]

I am a EEE student. My plan is to go for higher studies on Deep learning and neural networks. Suppose, I have an opportunity to do research on a photonics/nano material/device physics project. How ...
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Do students get rejected if they did bad on a graduate interview despite having a strong cv? [closed]

Long story short, I did bad in a graduate interview because I was not prepared and I am in a depressive episode but was trying to fight it, I am way better than what I presented myself as, I felt that ...
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Importance of domain selection for undergrad applying to a PhD program (USA CS)

Background: CS undergrad applying to CS PhD programs in the USA right after graduation. As an undergrad, I research on (and will be till applications are submitted) broadly on 3 applications of a ...
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Which is better: to achieve my master degree in usual time or use extra time to prepare myself for a PhD?

I am currently a master student at UFMG, a university in Brazil. I am at my last semester (out of 4) and, due to the pandemics, it was given to us the possibility to extend our study for one semester. ...
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If someone turns down a university fellowship does it open up a spot for the waitlisted candidates in the same department? [closed]

Recently I learned someone who received a university fellowship (with no TA duties) turned down the fellowship and position at a department I applied to for a doctorate. I was placed on a waitlist for ...
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Can I change the referee once the letter of reference has been submitted? [closed]

I am applying for a PhD position in US universities. I started an application for a specific university and suggested my referee names. My referees have already submitted their LORs. But I did not ...
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Telling my department about switching to a new PhD program - moral dilemma

Background I'm a PhD student in a science PhD program in the US. I had a fellowship covering all costs + a stipend and so far I haven't had to TA or RA. I'd be TAing from next year though. I have had ...
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Sending a second follow-up email for a potential PhD position

Four weeks ago I contacted the department of the University to ask whether there are PhD positions open. They emailed me some questions I needed to fill in and said that they will review my ...
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How do I decide a field of study for grad school and whether to do a Masters vs a PhD?

I'm a sophomore in college (undergrad) so I still have a while to go before applying to grad school. I am currently majoring in CS with a minor in Bio since I am also very interested in computational ...
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Weird/Dumb question: What does a thesis do when the non-thesis option means more courses?

Actually, this is my question: which option should i prefer Thesis vs Non-thesis for MS in CS? but I hope this post will not be closed as either off-topic or duplicate because I hope to be specific. ...
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Are there particular areas of mathematical research that attract universities to consider someone over another?

I thought of my question when considering if I wanted to be a math professor. Background: Currently I’m an undergraduate studying math with a concentration in computer science, and I am interested in ...
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How relevant are non-top conference papers to a PhD CS admit panel? (USA)

Background: While I am not sure about other fields, Computer science has several conferences an year for multiple of its domain. (there are around 150+ conferences for artificial intelligence alone). ...
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Expressing Interest for Waitlists on more than 1 program (Ph.D Admissions in STEM)

This is for Ph.D admissions in STEM area. I was put on the waitlist for >5 schools where I have applied to, some of which have emailed me asking if I am still interested for consideration of their &...
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Where Can I Get Certified Copies of Documents for Master's Applications in the United States

So in a few weeks I will be submitting applications for Master's Programs in Germany. I am a resident of the United States living in Ohio and am required to submit certified copies of my Bachelor's ...
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Is it okay to leave a conference paper as a pre-print?

Background: I just got an acceptance for a conference paper. While the conference isn't half bad (Nothing top of the domain. It's a top 80 conference in my domain as per guide2research), they are ...
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Academic dishonesty after acceptance of graduate school

I am being accused of academic dishonesty on a problem for a class this year. I have already accepted an offer to a Ph.D program and if I am convicted, there will be no mark on the final transcript I ...
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Do you need a certificate to validate your publication?

Background: I got an acceptance at a conference and now need to register for it. They said that only the person who registers, gets the certificate and not all authors (we have 5 but only 2 primary ...
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Receiving a second scholarship after finishing the first one [closed]

I would appreciate if someone could help me. I am currently studying a PhD with a scholarship in the UK. My question is, after I finish my PhD, will I be eligible to receive another scholarship for a ...
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Is it alright to contact lab members of a lab you interviewed at for an update on your PhD application?

I am international applicant for a PhD program in Molecular Biology. I have interviewed with a professor and have had a chat with all of the members of the lab I am extremely interested in working in. ...
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Choosing between 2 MSc programs in pure mathematics [closed]

I'm an Indian student and I hold offers from 2 universities, one in Denmark (call A) and another in the UK (call B). I plan to pursue a PhD in the US as my next step, but also would like to have job ...
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Choosing PhD advisor between Professor X and an Assistant professor Y who was a PhD student of the professor X

I got accepted in two different US schools for CS PhD programs. My prospective advisor/supervisor for the two schools are Professor X and Professor Y respectively. Professor Y was a PhD student of ...
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I discovered a mistake in my application after being accepted to a master's program. What should I do? Will my offer be rescinded?

I have been accepted to Duke for the MS in ECE program for Fall 2021. I just checked my proof of application and there has been an error. It lists my minor as "Economics" whereas I have no ...
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How do PhD programs use information on where admitted and waitlisted students will be going?

I applied to several American PhD programs in statistics in the fall. A few days ago, I accepted an offer from one of them. I have since been emailing other programs that admitted me to decline their ...
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Working in industry before pursuing a PhD in a different field

I am an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering and would like to pursue my graduate studies in computational Physics in UK/US. The two subjects only align with respect to the 'computational' ...
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My MA thesis has flaws. How do I present it during PhD application?

I completed my MA in 2014 (humanities, third world country) but due to very bad (almost non-existent) supervision and other reasons my thesis is subpar in some areas (e.g., research design, data ...
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Will my creating and hosting a popular online educational website improve my odds of admission to grad school?

I created a website 2 years ago; it's a non profit educational website, it's mostly like udemy but a tiny version. It's all free because where I come from they're really a low income community so I ...
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Would having two words in my surname in my passport be a problem for US colleges/GRE/TOEFL?

I'm Indian and my full name is X Y Z (such as John Doe Johnson). In my passport, Given Name is X and Surname is Y Z. Would that be any issue? Or should I get it corrected to update Given Name to X Y ...
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How to keep confidential my PhD position search, if I have already started PhD in the lab, but want to change

I am currently hired as a PhD student in the lab for 8 months and I would like to look for another PhD position. The main reason is that my interests don't fit the research focus of my current lab. ...
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Weightage of a review paper on an undergraduate CV

Background: CS Undergraduate applying to CS PhD (USA) I am involved in a review paper as a 2nd author. The review paper is of a very high quality and most likely will get accepted in a journal with a ...
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Is it it bad to become a part-time student in my 4th year and do a 5th year in my undergrad if i plan on applying for grad school? [duplicate]

I'm currently a 4th-year student at a university in Ontario, Canada. Due to covid starting last year, I realized I wanted to pursue a master's after my undergrad and planned out the courses I would ...
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Readmission after leaving for and being dismissed from a different graduate program

Consider this scenario: I enroll in a graduate program at X university. Then I withdraw and enroll in an equivalent program at Y university instead. A few semesters later I get dismissed from Y ...

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