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Questions tagged [graduate-admissions]

On strategies, procedures, and problems related to getting admitted to, or selecting students to be admitted to, a graduate degree program. Please click on “info” before asking a question.

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My Proposed PhD supervisor is ignoring my email

Please I need answer to this issue: I made a contact with a proposed PhD supervisor( Professor), everything went well and she forwarded the email between her and the department Research committee ...
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Recomendation letter

Can a lecturer from another faculty write a reference letter for me for my masters degree. This lecturer has introduced me to many parent to teach their student based on my field and the result has ...
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Will going part-time in undergraduate affect my graduate admission?

I'm a fourth year undergraduate student in a university in the U.S., and this is my last semester. I have already applied to graduate schools, and I'm currently awaiting responses. Since I have ...
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Sending Mail to Professor

When Should I send mail to a university professor for ta, ra? i.e. after getting successful admission for MS or after applying to the university? If I send mail to the professor for ta, ra after ...
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Accepting and then Declining Grad School Admissions Offer

I've applied to a 5 grad schools for Engineering Management and I'm yet to receive the decisions from 4 schools. One of the schools has offered me admissions as well as a scholarship offer. However, ...
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Missed entry to foreign grad school; what are my options?

I want to specify that this is actually for a friend, I personally am not an academic but he is and is in this situation and asked me to write here to ask for suggestions as he is abstaining from the ...
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EQUIVALENCY DEGREE IS ACCEPTABLE OR NOT? [closed]

I have done CMA from ICMAP (Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan). A professional certification in the field of business. I have obtained equivalency degree of Masters in Commerce ...
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Future studies on CV

In a week I will start attending classes at another university as an exchange student. In the meantime, I am applying to grad school, and I am debating putting said university in my CV. I know that ...
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Toefl Score Validity - At application time or Time of start term Fall 2019 [closed]

I am in middle of my application process for Masters of Science Computer Engineering in US Universities. I appeared for toefl on 10th June 2017 and scored 106. I have submitted my application at ...
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Question regarding graduate school applications and listing of universities attended

I'm applying to grad programs. Here's my question: I had a junior term abroad a couple of years ago. The grades from my junior term abroad are in my undergraduate transcripts. The problem is I didn't ...
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How to politely remind a Professor to re-review my application?

I recently applied to a Graduate School and also wrote to a Professor, I really want to work with. She scheduled an interview and it went immensely well and she also said that I would be a fit for her ...
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Does undergraduate school matter for PhD admissions (international student)?

TL;DR: does undergrad school's name recognition matter for an international student aiming for top social sciences PhD programs in the US? Hello. I've been struggling with this decision for quite a ...
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Is it a bad idea to go from EE undergrad to CS(ML/AI) PhD?

I know questions regarding whether its possible to go from EE undergrad to CS have been answered previously, so please bear with me as I have a few distinct questions. I'm a Junior at a mid-tier state ...
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Do minors and/or non-major courses affect grad school admissions?

Basically what it says in the heading, lengthy explanation below At my university, just completing your major and general ed courses won't get you enough credits to graduate. This means that we have ...
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Could getting fired from a second job significant affect the likelihood of admission to a master's program?

I am applying to graduate school to work on a Master's of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) in the fall. I've been working for the past few years, and it's time to go back. When I first ...
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Professor uploaded a recommendation meant for university 'A' to a different university 'B'

There are 2 universities that I was applying to for a PhD program. Lets call them 'A' and 'B'. The professor, who was writing a recommendation for me, uploaded the recommendation, meant for ...
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How much can a one really bad semester destroy my chances for MS in the top US/Canada Schools? [closed]

Due to some really harsh personal conditions, I had a GPA of 2.1 in my 6th Semester, now overall my CGPA is 3.3. I have a pretty good research experience. 2 Decent LORs, one from a highly esteemed ...
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Will my cancer ruin my chances of going to graduate school in math?

I commenced my bachelor of math 8 years ago and at the same time I was diagnosed to have cancer. Because of the treatment process and the emotional state that I was in, I only completed 3 subjects in ...
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My question is that [duplicate]

At Present Im pursuing M.Phil in MATHEMATICS from Delhi University(INDIA) ....My dream is to pursue Phd in U.S university after completing my M.Phil degree My question is that Is GRE-1 ...
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Letter of Recommendation for Business Analystics from Satisfied Client

I'm looking at MSBA programs in the United States and have the two recommended academic references lined, but should get a third reference slot open. Between my previous jobs I worked freelance and ...
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The professor takes me only if I continue up to finishing PhD. What should I do?

Education in my home country is very expensive and getting scholarship for postgraduate studies is not possible because I have a poor BSc (low GPA, no papers, etc). So I decided to study my Master ...
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I got accepted into a math PhD program but I don't feel adequate enough to attend

I got accepted into a school that I really wanted to go to for a math PhD. I finished my masters and I love math very much. It's something that I've always been extremely passionate about. I used to ...
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Master's (graduate school) fellowships/scholarships application links [closed]

I'm looking for links for Master's (graduate school) fellowships/scholarships application. Is there such a website encompassing funding from all schools (USA or UK)? Does one need to check school by ...
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How do the admission committees look at an applicant's profile if he has not yet figured out his area of research?

I want to go for masters admissions (and a PhD at some point too). The problem is I am not sure where exactly my research interests lie. As of now, I have almost equal research experience and ...
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Academic dishonesty — math graduate school admissions

I have been somewhat incorrectly convicted of copying another student's test, and the prospects of reversing this seem doubtful. My school's policy is somewhat more lenient here due to it being a ...
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Approaching a master's in humanities after STEM-focused undergrad [duplicate]

I graduated this past year from an Ivy League university with a double major in a STEM field and Asian studies (with a focus in literature). Throughout university I felt the desire to eventually ...
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Can I directly use a professor's suggestion?

A professor that I have been emailing for advice on graduate school offered to read one of my works for applications (specifically my statement of purpose), and he offered some suggestions using a ...
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What is a numerical value in admission application context?

I am applying to few universities (Master's degree) and one of them which is University of Helsinki is asking for numerical value included in computer science studies from my degree. Exact question: ...
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PhD Application - if/where to explain reasons for poor GPA 10 years ago

This is a follow-up to my previous question. I'm currently in the process of applying for PhD programs. I finished college with a poor GPA 10 years ago; since then, I have become a successful ...
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Should I report my GPA on applications for an MA if it is not required?

I am applying to a Master's program using an online application where I must report my prior university education. The field to report my undergraduate GPA is not required and would anyways be ...
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What is recommendation/reference draft copy?

I am applying for a PhD program and reached out for a recommendation to a professor under who I had done my master’s thesis. He told me to: send a draft copy as per the requirement What does that ...
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Fall grade reporting [closed]

Some programs require fall grades (which I'm happy about, mine are good). However, some neither require it, nor do they have the ability to upload them through the online app. Should I email someone ...
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scholarships/fellowships/funding not available to Masters in the US and UK

Is this generally true? If so, how to find those scarce sources of them?
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Mediocre/Poor letter of rec from well-known professor vs great letter from not as well-known professor?

I'm planning to apply to graduate school next year after working a year in industry (software engineering) but have received advice to get my letters of recommendation and other application parts ...
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Failing out of graduate school [closed]

So, I applied for a graduate program (non-thesis) which is an advanced standing program and the only way to get a masters at the university for my program. During the summer session I completed my ...
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Should I include a short summary of my MS research in the Statement of Purpose for PhD position?

I am writing a Statement of Purpose (SOP) for a Ph.D. position and confused if I should add a summary of my MS research work. My MS research work is very much related to the advertised Ph.D. project. ...
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How to Make up for Mediocre STEM GPA? Will Postbac Help? [duplicate]

I am a senior in college majoring in cognitive science and considering grad programs in neuroscience/cognitive science. Long story short, I didn't do super well in a lot of the STEM classes I took. ...
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How important is the grade for a course I took, if I want to pursue graduate studies in that field? [duplicate]

I recently made the decision to pursue graduate studies and apply for an MS in computer science program during next year's application process. More specifically, the field that I want to study is ...
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Following up on an email to a potential adviser for feedback on research proposal?

The graduate program to which I am applying has a centralized admission procedure, so individual professors cannot accept students. However, they recommend taking a look at the faculty, so that our ...
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How do I reply to a professor's email who wants to chat with you?

I contacted a potential advisor for a PhD program. He replied to me that he was not in a position to accept any PhD students at this time. But he also wrote to me: "I'd also be happy to chat about ...
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Should I include my (unofficial) class rank in my SOP?

I'm applying to a top program, and one thing I'm not super confident about is my GPA. It's good (it satisfies the course's requirement) but not stellar. Even my referees probably won't say amazing ...
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Is it possible to gain admission to an engineering master's program without an undergraduate engineering degree? [duplicate]

I tried to search for this and could not find it. This is my first stack exchange post so go easy please. Here is my situation. I have an undergraduate degree in economics from a top tier economics ...
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Applying to a PhD program whose offer I rejected last year

As the title suggests I applied to a PhD program last year, I got an offer but accepted the PhD offer from a different school, in a different (but not too different) field. Now, there are many ...
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If a potential professor said he did not accept any more PhD students this year, could I reach to another professor?

I applied to a PhD program. I contacted one professor and told him that I would like to join in his research team. He replied to me that he was unlikely to take on any direct advisees this year. He ...
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How much emphasis should be put on GitHub reputation in a computer science MSc application?

My undergraduate major was not computer science, but civil engineering, and I took five computer science courses in college. I worked as a software engineer for five years after I graduated, but not ...
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How do US Grad schools interpret international GPAs, and do they have any internal filters?

I am completing my applications to several US Physics graduate programs, and I am concerned on how they handle the applications in the preliminary stages. I am an international student coming from the ...
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For the average pure math US PhD program, what are essential topics after basics topics of complex analysis, abstract algebra and topology? [closed]

In short: Why don't we have the answer as "just the topics in the GRE" simply because the GRE is meant for applicants to average pure math PhD programs in the US, or is it not? if more than half of ...
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Mention a potential adviser in Statement of Purpose who are in another department

I am very interested in the work of a professor who works for department X. His work is interdisciplinary and I am interested in the engineering aspects of his work. I contacted him and he agreed to ...
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When to get rid of undergraduate stuff on CV

I'm applying to PhD program. I'm my 4th year out of undergrad, I have a masters and am currently midway through my 3rd year at a research org. At this stage, can I get rid of stuff (like summer ...
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How much time are UK PhD admittees typically given to accept/decline an offer?

Is there a general convention as in the US (i.e. "until April 1"), or is this highly institution-specific?