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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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Would I be disadvantaged in PhD admission if I took only few courses each semester during my Bachelors and Master’s?

I recently applied to a PhD program, and right now I am waiting for their decision. My GPA from my undergrad and my Master’s program were 4.0/4.0, however during my undergrad I only took 3 courses per ...
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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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Is it possible to do a cheap or free online or distance Ph.D. program? [closed]

Is it possible do to an online or distance Ph.D. program at all? If so, are there ones that are cheap or free?
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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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Switching to host university during master’s after research internship project?

I am currently a top master’s student at one of the Middle Eastern universities and due to lack of research facilities in my country, I am going to Japan to join a research project this summer for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grade conversion for PhD application: Masters in France -> Phd in the US (Math)

I am Masters student in France and I am considering pursuing PhD in the US. Grading in France seems to be less uniform then in other countries, which results (from my experience) in that getting 90% ...
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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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Mention of Open problems in statement of purpose

I graduated with a first class honors in dual degrees (bachelor of electrical engineering and mathematics) from Australia and would like to study for a phd in USA. One of my dreams is to work on a ...
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Should I mention that I have a Bipolar disorder in my statement of purpose?

Should I mention that I have Bipolar disorder in my statement of purpose and ask my lecturers to mention it in their letters of recommendation(I am doubtful that they will) ? Bipolar disorder was a ...
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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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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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I am looking towards getting into a good PhD program in Germany. How can I convince any professor to take me as a student?

I'm a non-EU resident and I want to pursue a PhD in pure math in Germany. I am currently in the process of writing to as many professors in my field of interest (functional analysis) as I can ...
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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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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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Academic prizes and awards vs academic achievements

What do PhD scholarship application forms mean by "Details of academic prizes and awards" and "Details of academic achievements"? Are not academic prizes and academic achievements same things?
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Is it reasonable to write the major part of my statement of purpose on machine learning for masters in data science?

I am an aspirant for masters in data science and I have mentioned in major chunk of my Statement of purpose about machine learning and my past experience with it. Is it okay or not ?
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Moving to a different PhD program in the United States.

I have been admitted to a Math PhD program in US. The school is ranked in the top 60+ range. I started school this August. I'm, however, considering the possibility of re-applying to a different ...
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Deferring for non-academic reasons

I applied to PhD programs for Fall 2018, and am currently evaluating my options. I have narrowed myself down to two options, both good choices with potential advisors who are a good fit, though I ...
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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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Cheated on an exam when I was eight years old. Should I tell graduate admissions?

I cheated at a language exam when I was eight years old. I finished early and noticed that I had accidentally left a dictionary in my drawer. I double-checked my answers and promptly got caught. The ...
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What should I do to get into a PhD in Mathematics in Europe without a thesis in my BSc and MSc?

I'm going to apply for a PhD in Mathematics in Europe with my BSc and MSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (respectively), from two top-tier (say, top 10-20) US universities with advanced ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do graduate school application forms ask applicants to name the other schools to which he/she is applying?

What do the admission committees learn about an applicant by knowing which other programs and schools one has applied to? Does applying to another program which is more prestigious make the applicant ...
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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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How to Ask via email for supervision of professor for Japan Graduate program admission

I would like to apply for graduate programs in Japan, and I have sent email to several professors in Japan (e.g., Todai, Tohoku) using this format (I only change the name of the professor and ...
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Letter of recommendation repeat

I asked my thesis advisor to write me a letter of recommendation, giving her a copy of the letter of recommendation written by another professor for me the last time I applied to colleges. Turns out, ...
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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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Does it look bad to get recommendation letters all from the outside of undergrad school?

I'm applying for Mathematics MS degree and I have an issue with getting an recommendation letter from undergrad professors. I didn't plan to apply for grad school unitil recently and I was never 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 ...