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Math Grad School Acceptance Conundrum: Waiting for other offers or immediately accepting (unfunded) offer

[For the sake of preserving anonymity, I'm going to be vague about some specifics (e.g.; school names, specialty subjects of interest) of my case. I don't think this makes the question itself vague, ...
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Was traumatized by a PI, quit my phd program, and am currently working at my top choice institute. How should I navigate my reapplications [closed]

Tldr; rough experience with rotations at first institute, with my advisor moving away, and my last rotation professor turning out to be an immense a**hole that very nearly made me quit academia ...
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Do German universities consider high school grades?

Do German universities consider the high school grades for post-graduate admissions since they ask for it?
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Quitting physics master's degree for another physics MSc. degree due to family/financial-health reasons

I'm now enrolled in the first semester of my first year in Germany (ranked in the best 100 universities) and I haven't taken any exams yet, since there's still at least 2-3 weeks for it. I never had ...
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Can I apply for PhD positions in U.S with European Bachelor degree? [duplicate]

I am currently a sophomore student in a European uni and I wonder if U.S universities recognize European three-year bachelor degree in PhD admission?
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Should I apply with a non-subject LoR to a university?

I am applying for a master’s program in computer science. I am using two letters of recommendation from the computer science field and one LoR from the language department where I learned a foreign ...
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PhD interview advice! [closed]

I have received an invitation to interview for a PhD position and have been asked to present past/current research in a 10 minute presentation. I am currently doing a masters but am more comfortable ...
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Can I do an MS in CS in USA after a 5-year integrated MSc degree in CS?

I'm currently pursuing a 5 year integrated MSc. course in Theoretical CS in India. In my search online, a little under half of the 'top' universities in the US explicitly state that they won't take ...
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How to write statement or letter of intent for US graduate school?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. One university asked for a statement or letter of intent. There is nothing written on their website(e.g. what I should include, what they are ...
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What to put in GARS application for UAlberta? [closed]

I am applying for the Msc Computer Science at UAlberta, Canada and the GARS asks for GPA of past two years of post secondary education. What should I put in since I have not completed my undergrad and ...
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Is it possible to get into graduate school for math with a non-math UG degree?

I'm an undergraduate biology and chemical engineering dual major student. I recently got into pure math while I was researching patterns in biology which lead me down the rabbit hole of fractals and ...
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Likelihood of being accepted to top PhD programs without an interview? [duplicate]

I did my CS undergraduate at an international university (being top 5 in my class), and I am applying for this round of Comuter Science PhD admissions. I'm mostly applying to top 10 schools (MIT, ...
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Is NC State considered a good university for computer science [closed]

Will a student from north carolina state university be considered as someone with apt skills in the field?
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Finishing undergraduate degree later than mentioned on graduate school applications

I submitted all my applications for graduate school (in math) this month. I listed the date I'm expected to get my degree as May of this year. However, it has come to my attention that one of the ...
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How is a transcript with different scores reviewed?

My transcript contains score in percentage and in GPA out of 10. I have mentioned percentage score in the application. How will a graduate school review for admissions for USA and Canada? By looking ...
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Statement of Purpose conventions in Canada and Europe

I'm applying to universities in Canada and Europe (The Netherlands, Belgium and France) for admission to their computer science/mathematics master's programmes. I showed my statement of purpose to a ...
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How do bad grades affect my chances of getting a Master's degree in biomedical engineering?

I want to get into a master's program in biomedical engineering. The university I attend does not offer a biomedical engineering undergraduate degree, so I decided to major in chemical engineering ...
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Peer review process in a math journal

I am a resident of a 3rd world country in a south Asian country. I have completed my Msc in math from a place which is not well known for math. While an Msc student, I wrote a solo author paper on ...
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When do I tell my advisor that I'm leaving the PhD?

I am doing a funded PhD in humanities and don't really enjoy what I am doing (the topic and area). I applied for another PhD and got admitted. The problem is that I need to apply for visa and wait a ...
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What happens if letter of recommendation to a university contains a wrong fact?

My teacher recently uploaded some letter of recommendations for post graduate applications but the letter was a generic one she typed for me and in the last paragraph, she wrote "applicant wants ...
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Can I ask for a faster reply from graduate school?

I am currently a MSc student and I have applied to the same school for a PhD. I have some connections in the department, but nobody from the admissions committee. On the admissions page, the standard ...
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Should I leave this PhD and start another one? Would I be in trouble?

I am currently doing a fully funded PhD in a European country. I just finished my first year. The topic is ok but i dont feel very passionate about it. I dont feel i connect with the topic even though ...
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When to start contacting possible PhD supervisors (Europe)?

Currently I'm a master in statistics student in a European country and I'm planning to graduate in June 2021. During my master's thesis, I became interested in doing research and therefore, I have ...
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Including a stackexchange account in graduate school applications [duplicate]

I'm writing this with a throwaway account, for obvious reasons; if this is inappropriate or runs counter to the rules of the site in some way, please let me know. I'm an undergraduate student in the ...
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My main research advisor refuses to give me a letter (to help for apply US physics program). What should I do?

By "main" research advisor I mean: with him, I got my most valuable research experience, greatest results and of course I invested most of my research time. Our field is Physics and I am ...
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What are my odds of being accepted for a PhD in Computer Science (distributed systems) at a decent US (or EU as plan B) University? [duplicate]

I have a BSc and MSc in CompEng from a normal EU university, both with highest degrees and honors. But I had a bad relationship with my MSc supervisor and I doubt he’ll write a presentation letter (...
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Will my UGPA keep my application from even being looked at, despite having turned things around? [duplicate]

I'm an international student who recently applied to CS Ph.D. programs in the US and this thought's been eating me up. My undergrad background isn't actually in CS. I was originally a literature major ...
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applying to graduate school during the final year

I am applying to a graduate school in the USA, and they accept receiving an application during my final year in bachelor's. If I am given admission based only on the previous years of study, will the ...
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When do I say I can only start PhD late

I am applying for a PhD position in computer science in Europe. They specify a start date but say that it can be negotiated. Due to other circumstances, it is not possible for me to start until a ...
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I'm moving quickly with a potential advisor, how good are my chances, and should I ask them? [closed]

Background: I am a Computer Science Master's student set to graduate this June. I recently, somewhat haphazardly applied to an RA position at a research group at a top university for CS in the UK, and ...
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boss asked me to draft them a letter of rec? [duplicate]

A while ago I asked my boss to write me a letter for a specific school, and he responded asking me if I could draft it, and he showed me the edits and final draft before sending it out. Now I asked ...
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Can I supplement my unofficial transcripts with missing context?

So I have a 2 page unofficial transcripts I would like to send to Universities. One page describes marks, while the other provides the grading system. Now, since I have studied in an Indian University,...
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How to convince a supervisor to accept me as PhD student although my master's is not in the same exact field?

I have a M.Sc. in optics and I want to acquire a Ph.D. in quantum photonics. Every time I apply for some position, the supervisor refuses because "I don't have a suitable scientific background&...
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Is it a good idea to include a work draft in application to US Physics graduate school? [duplicate]

I and my research advisor have a manuscript that still requires some final polish to be sent for peer review. In the meantime, I am applying for graduate school. Some graduate schools allow me to ...
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How do you actually select colleges for Ph.D. application [duplicate]

If I have to pick 5 to 6 colleges to apply for a Ph.D. program, how do I go about it? If I find the work that a CS professor at let's say UC Davis to be interesting. How do I actually know if I have a ...
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Applying to graduate school after the deadline [closed]

I was about to submit my application to one of my top choices for graduate school (PhD) and realized that the deadline was Dec 15. Somehow I confused the PhD deadline (Dec 15) with the MS deadline (...
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Do professors starting at a school in the US in the future have any say/influence on the decision process for that particular round of admissions?

I'm a master's student applying to PhD programs this round, and a few schools will be bringing in new professors in my field of interest starting from 2021. When I sent in my applications and checked ...
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Can I use these letters of reference later?

I was working with some startups as their tech advisory and with some others as tech lead. But now I want to concentrate on my main goal, that is research. That requires me to work with researchers ...
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Do I have to disclose that I have a masters degree if I am applying to a second masters in an unrelated field

So I have a horrible GPA of 3.33/4 in Masters in Computer Science. I also have a Bachelors's degree in Computer Science as well. I was 21 years old when I flew into America to get a Masters's Degree. ...
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Did I mess up my chance to get into grad school?

Throughout my undergrad, I was solely focused on grades, university life, and getting a job. While I did talk to professors outside of class, whether related to class work or my own 'math research' (a ...
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Are non-degree courses a viable option to offset a low master's GPA?

I am planning on applying to Ph.D. programs in the US in Computer Science and I have a bad GPA of 3.33/4 in my MS(Computer Science) degree. Would taking non-degree courses in CS in my target school ...
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Do I need to disclose my academic misconduct on this grad school application?

I have one incident of academic misconduct on my record from my sophomore year (I was guilty), and I received a grade sanction and disciplinary probation. This does not appear on my transcript and I ...
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Thesis Proposal Troubles (Finding a 'new' research idea) [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to apply for honours in Economics at different Universities. One of the universities (UNSW) require me to write only a one page thesis proposal with instructions as below "...
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Is it bad to submit applications for two different degree programs in the same department of a same university?

I am referring to US graduate schools here. I am now having schools that I like very much, but I am not sure whether I can withstand the competition towards PhD admission so I am thinking about also ...
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How do I get back on the horse and get a part time Ph.D. admit? [closed]

My Background I graduated with a master's in CS from Rutgers in 2017. I was a part-time lecturer for an intro to CS course for two semesters and I barely focused on the master's course work. I got a 3....
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Prerequisite for research in discrete mathematics [duplicate]

I hope to apply graduate math department for MS/PhD in math. My area of interest are discrete math, combinatorics, graph theory... etc.Now I have few questions : Which are the prerequisites for these ...
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Grad School Interviews with Multiple Programs at same School

I️ applied to 3 programs within the same school (2 of which are joint with another institution). All of the programs are related to my research interests, and the main professors I️ would want to work ...
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Should I mention unfinished master work in my CV in order to show I have research experience?

I am going to apply a mathematics PhD in US or Canada. I am doing a master right now and I have quit a master degree before, which was a research-based degree in theoretical physics. In my CV or ...
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Bad score in IELTS, should I send it anyway?

A graduate program I'm applying for in mathematics requires fluency in English but didn't set the lower bound for the IELTS score. I'm very good at English but I went to the test unprepared and got ...
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Is scooping viewed negatively in the research community?

I graduated my undergrad two years ago, and I have since published 4 papers in top computer science conferences and journals. However, all my papers seem to follow a common "scooping" ...

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