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Can political issues between Iran and USA affect me?

I have already read this question and its answers. However, I believe my question is slightly different. I was born in Iran but I am from a religious minority called Bahai faith and the followers of ...
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Asking about how to say to a possible supervisor to give me some time as I look for funding opportunities

I am a masters student in mathematics at an Asian University and I mailed my CV to some professors in France for phd position in analytic number theory. One of the professors said that his ...
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How to write a very good curriculum vitae for a summer school application?

I have just graduated with a bachelor degree in Mathematics and Physics. I joined a master's program in mathematics and I have just finished my master courses with a 3.8/4 CGPA. I don't have ...
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When is asking for an update on PhD admission status appropriate (given international flight prices)

I am a US student who has applied to physics PhD programs while aboard on a Fulbright Scholarship in the Netherlands. Based on the dates of open houses last year, I will be heading back to the US for ...
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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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Asking math PhD admissions for a decision sooner, given that I have received an offer from a good school

Can I ask other math PhD programs that I've applied to whether they could give me a decision sooner than later, as I've gotten an offer from a good program? If so, should I name this program for them ...
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Typical research on experience for physics graduate school applicants

I am applying to US PhD programs in physics. I do not have much research experience because I am an international student transferring from a completely different field. When checking the profiles of ...
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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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Understanding this eligibility in graduate admissions [closed]

I was going through the eligibility criteria for the graduate admissions, where I found the language requirements to be: "If you are taking the IELTS, the minimum score is 7.0" I want to understand ...
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What kind of work is expected in Masters dissertation for admission to PHD in Number Theory in Europe

I am a Masters students in mathematics at a University in Asia. I am applying to European Universities for Phd position in number theory. I am interested in Analytic number theory and wanted to do ...
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F in a P/F class hurt my chances for grad school?

I'm an undergraduate studying computer science at a top-10 US university and have a decent GPA of around 3.7. A few semesters ago, I took a one hour/credit programming class just for the sake of ...
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Am I too late to get research experience before applying for a master program (Canada)

I mistakenly waited too long before I really looked into general expectations before graduate school applications. Research experience was something I always saw only as a bonus to applications if you ...
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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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what shoud i say in a follow-up email to prospective PhD supervisors after I submitted my applications

I am applying for Ph.D. programs. I reached out to several potential Ph.D. supervisors last year and had informal Skype interviews with some of them before I submit my applications. It's been a month ...
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Why my professor doesn't reply my email even after I follow up the prev email? [closed]

I contacted this Professor to be my supervisor for my Master study four months ago. We did a skype interview and he also agreed to help me for the university scholarship application. I checked that ...
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Can I pursue a master's degree and research career after taking 16 years to finish undergraduate?

I've just finished my bachelor degree in Psychology as a second under-graduate degree. My first degree was in mathematics. I am 37 years old and I would like to know if it's possible to pursue a ...
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Getting accepted to present at a conference, but choosing not to go - including this in SoP

I am a masters student who has just had my extended abstract accepted to the largest conference in my field, however, I am faced with a very difficult decision that requires perspective. The Problem ...
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Is there any risk in applying for a different graduate program, while already doing a PhD?

I'm doing a Ph.D. (in Europe) in field X, but my interests have shifted towards a different subject (say Y) over time. I've tried to shift my research to be on interdisciplinary topics crossing the ...
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Including a research experience with no recommendation letter

I am applying to graduate schools in the United States this year. I have research experience for one year in algebraic geometry. I learned a lot from this experience, mostly by reading papers, books, ...
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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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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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Why would a grad school make admission offers prior to the deadline?

The University of Illinois physics PhD deadline is January 15th. When I submitted on January 1st I got an email confirming submission and it included the following: "Committee reviews will begin ...
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Can too many submitted manuscript hamper your candidacy for getting a position?

I've been working in a lab for more than 3 years and during this time I have worked on several projects. I have collaboration works too. Most of my projects have been submitted recently. For example, ...
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advantages in applying early to PhD programs

I am applying to PhD schools in physics in the United States. I would like to know if there is any advantage to applying early rather than just before the deadline. Honestly, I was trying to focus on ...
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Do I need to tell my rec letter provider that I have language disorder?

This might be a weird question. But here we go. I'm applying for business/data-related master programs. I'm a stutter with a certified moderate language disorder. Do I need to tell my professors (...
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Are 16 schools too many for a professor to provide recommendation letters to?

I plan to apply to approximately 16 schools and am wondering whether that's too many for my recommendation letter providers. It's happened before that a professor of my friend refused to provide all ...
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Academic Dismissal from PhD program, and Interest to Apply to another PhD

I was dismissed from a PhD program on the charge of plagiarism in Canada. I had muddled up sources, and the professor insisted I deliberately did it to get higher grades. I admitted to the charge. I ...
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Discussing diversity and underrepresented groups in personal history statement for PhD application

I am applying for a PhD program in US. The university has asked to address the following in personal history statement: How your perspectives or activities contribute to social or cultural ...
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What should I do if a professor is not writing the recommendation letter whom I already suggested?

I have applied for a Ph.D. position and I had to suggest two referees who will write a letter for me. Previously one of my professors had written one for me so I write her name again. The system is ...
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How does a University tackle admissions for Master's Degree from students that come from a different college?

Are the fellow Bachelor's students that graduated from the same university given any advantage over the students that apply from a foreign, possibly less accredited university? Of course we're talking ...
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Is re-using parts of one's own SoP (or research statement) considered self-plagiarism?

Are the following considered instances of self-plagiarism? Re-using parts of one's own statement of purpose (submitted as part of a graduate admission application) in SoPs submitted with other ...
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Do One-year MS/MEng Programs Prefer Candidates With Research Experience?

I am a first-year undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering in the U.S. I want to either do the 5-year BS/MS program at my university, or - preferably - do a 1-year non-thesis MS or MEng ...
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Is using the description of an award as-is in a CV considered plagiarism?

When applying to graduate programs, most universities ask for a CV. If one has to provide the description of awards they received in their CV, will it be considered plagiarism if they use the official ...
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Should one add declined awards to a CV?

Suppose I'm applying for grad school and I receive a scholarship award to study at grad school A, does it make sense to list such a scholarship award on my CV in my application to grad school B? Or ...
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What can be some strong reasons not doing a masters?

I am writing a motivation letter where I have to write why I am directly applying for a Ph.D. position without masters. What can I write so that it seems valid and convincing to the professor? (The Ph....
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Writing a mathematics paper [closed]

As a sequel to my previous post “ Redundancy of letters of recommendation for scientific and mathematical majors”, I wish to ask a relevant question. I have been informed that a master’s student of ...
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I am extremely passionate about entropy/physics, but I don't think I can get into grad school. What can I do to pursue these topics sustainably? [closed]

I am a recent graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland with a 2.94 GPA and a 3.01 major GPA and I am completely obsessed with entropy and the foundations of quantum physics. I'...
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How many US institutions use letter-grades without + or - indications for GPA? [closed]

I'm currently reviewing graduate applications and had discussions with friends at Carnegie Mellon University. There, undergrad grades are assigned as A, B, C, with no + or - designations. Thus, a ...
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Several questions regarding the writing of SoP

I have several questions regarding the writing of SoP (for math Ph.D. admission to some US universities), which are written down sequentially. There may be some vague questions. I will be helpful in ...
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Is it possible to pursue Physics PhD with poor mathematics background? [closed]

I am a 2 year (3rd semester) undergraduate student in physics and I have scored miserably in my two advanced mathematics courses. I got C- in both. It was mainly for not understanding many things. I ...
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GPA for PhD application

I am applying for PhD programs in mathematics and statistics for the next fall semester, and I am really concerned about my GPA for this fall semester. My GPA is solid before this semester, and I ...
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Should I retake GRE given my situation about university deadlines?

I recently took GRE and got a score of 310 (Q164 V146 AWA3.5). I think i can really improve this score because i made a lot of silly mistakes in quant which i realised after the test. I want to apply ...
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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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Are there mathematics online degree options in the USA for a foreign student with SAT scores? [closed]

Are there universities/colleges in USA which offer undergraduate and graduate online degrees in mathematics and consider SAT scores? How can I find a list of such institutions? I was unable to find ...
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Importance between the American Mathematical Monthly and Research Journals [closed]

I am an undergraduate and have been working with one of my math professors over the past year on proving some new results. These results are interesting and are approachable enough to be understood ...
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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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Undergraduate Transcipts [duplicate]

I am a engineering student with a 3.7 GPA. My transcript is somewhat messy (retaken classes, Bs everywhere), I was wondering if graduate programs usually analyze the whole transcript in a detailed ...
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A question related to writing of SoP [closed]

I am going to apply to some US universities. So SoP is one of the important things in the application procedure. My question is related to this topic. So, after completing the Ms degree (from ...
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Australian Honours degree for admission into European PhD programs

I have currently completed a Bachelor's degree in mathematics in Australia and want to go onto do a PhD in pure mathematics in Belgium or Germany. I need to either complete my Honours degree next year ...
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Masters in Financial Engineering with C's and B's to PHD in Math [closed]

I'm about to graduate with a degree in Financial Engineering from a top 15 program. I'm thinking about transitioning to a PHD in mathematics as I find it quite interesting. Unfortunately I've only ...