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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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MS/PhD Integrated Program in home country vs. going for PhD abroad

I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for this community, so please let me know if it isn't. I'm currently in my last semester of undergrad in a Korean university. I've been wanting to go to ...
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How do US Computer Science PhD programs view foreign degrees if you have a USA Bachelor's?

I remember reading here that, in general, your research ability and letters of recommendation are judged the same as pure US applicants of similar quality. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics ...
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Is it rude to use tracking softwares for the emails that you send to potential advisors?

A considerable portion of emails that I send to professors abroad to see if they have any position available remains unanswered. Not receiving a response, I can not imagine if they didn't attract to ...
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Is it helpful to tell a university that I have admission and scholarship from another university?

I have got an admission letter with full scholarship (i.e. covering tuition fees, living expenses, etc.) from a top university X (ranking under 50) but I want to take care of my grandmother who is not ...
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What should I expect from a non-academic interview for a PhD position?

I have applied for a PhD position in Physics. First I had Skype interview that they called "personal interview". They asked me about my family and stuff. Now the University has called me for a face ...
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How to cope with unfavorable GPA algorithm

I am going to apply for graduate school a year later. My institution is adapting an GPA algorithm which take all course grades record in to GPA calculation. But there is a consequence I think is ...
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Is there national/ethnic discrimination against Asians in U.S. graduate school admissions and in university faculty hiring

tl;dr: please skip to the last paragraph. I am currently an international undergrad at an US university, studying math. I am currently thinking of going to graduate school and becoming a university ...
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Should I talk about my poor academic performance due to financial situation in my SOP?

Background So, I got into a premier institute of my country but had a hard time there. I always had to look for some sort of a job to support my family and as a result I graduated with six technical ...
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Stuck with an advisor who is unprofessional

I'm a Masters student in computer science. My current advisor is completely un-professional. He doesn't only write bad letters of recommendations for his students in order to keep them working for him,...
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Impact of a C+ grade in a graduate course

I'm planning to apply to competitive PhD programs in theoretical physics. Unfortunately, I received a C+ grade in one relevant graduate-level course. I really don't know how I got this grade, because ...
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Affect of not finishing degree within 3 years due to a disease

I am currently pursuing a degree in bsc. Hons is of 3 years in an esteemed university in india. I am at the final year now. Through the two year my grade was of around 7 cgpa. But at the last semester ...
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Does The Graduate School of Physics Accept A Student Who Has Completed A Degree in The Open University, UK? [closed]

Does the graduate school of Physics at Stanford University accept a student who has completed a bachelor's degree in the Open University, UK in BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics or BSc (Hons) ...
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Changing proposed project post-acceptance

I recently applied for a research based degree and I have indeed been offered admission (with funding), scheduled to start this fall. Prior to my acceptance, I had an interview with my prospective ...
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Have I dug myself a hole that I can not get out of?

I graduated from my undergrad with a B.S. in math and cellular/molecular biology in 2017. Shortly after, I started a fully funded Ph.D. program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. I spent a ...
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How to accept admission to graduate school

I have made my decision on where I want to attend grad school (for a Master's program) and I am ready to accept. My admission letter was attached in an email, and there were no instructions on how to ...
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MS in Computer Science / Software Engineering in USA [closed]

I have applied for my Master in Science in various universities in USA like for Software Engineering in San Jose State University, Computer Science in California State University - Long Beach, ...
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Requirements for MS in the USA [closed]

I have completed my 3 year BSc. Hons in Mathematics and 2 year Masters, so am I eligible to apply for a MS program in the US?
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Grad school with 2.62 EE GPA. Does self study help?

I'm highly interested in going to grad school in electromagnetics (eventually a Ph.D.) but for various reasons, most of which are my fault, and some aren't, I graduated with a horrible GPA. In short, ...
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What is the reputation of Mathematics department at the Southern Methodist University? [closed]

I recently applied to SMU for a PhD program in Mathematics and I got selected with full funding for the mentioned program. I tried a lot to know about the reputation of the department at SMU but most ...
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What to do if my university does not offer any advanced math courses?

I am enrolled in a university close to my home in a bachelor of electrical engineering and a bachelor of data science. The university I am attending does not offer a lot of math courses. The only math ...
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How far in advance of applying to grad school can I ask for a reference letter?

I'm currently finishing the last year of my undergrad degree, and plan on applying to grad school in about 7 years. I'm taking a year off to work, then completing a 1 year graduate certificate ...
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3.1 GPA, but 2 Ds and a F on transcript [duplicate]

I am graduated in computational physics and from south asian country. i got F and D- grades for elective physics courses in my first and second year. but i didn't retake those classes. another D+ ...
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How can anyone assess their own Phd application prior to actually applying to determine its weaknesses and figure out what to do next?

How can an undergraduate student self-assess his/her PhD application prior to actually applying for PhD programs? As prospective PhD students, we can generally compare ourselves to other students at ...
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Failed my professor months ago, not sure what to do now

About 8 months ago I was about to graduate university and was trying to figure out what to do with myself then. A professor asked me if I wanted to do my masters with him and I said yes almost ...
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No response after PhD interview

I had a face-to-face interview at a German University for a PhD position on Feb 12. The project is co-supervised by two professors. I was asked to prepare a presentation of my Master thesis for the ...
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Sweden admission deadlines

I have researched a few Swedish universities such as Uppsala, Lund, and Stockholm, and the Ph.D. admission deadlines vary a lot. When I go to ScholarshipDb.net and search for positions each has ...
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How do I deal with a known mistake on my application?

When applying to grad school, I did not think enough about the requirements of disclosing past education. I failed to disclose a school I attended because it was so short and brief and I received all ...
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What is Post Secondary Education? [duplicate]

What is Post Secondary Education? Does it include only PhD (or) any degree lower than PhD?
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Proposing research as Ph.D. thesis in Sweden

I am a geography M.Sc. and I want to study Ph.D. in Sweden. I wrote a research proposal about a computer program which simulates some spatiotemporal situations. I have done some underlying logic and ...
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Email Asking for Appointment Letter of Reccomendation

I am planning to ask professors that I haven't seen in two years since graduation for letters of recommendation. I want to ask in person so they can see and remember me, but I want to set an ...
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Email the professor at the university for a request for collaboration in the project

I have read an article that made me interested in collaborating with the author for my project. I want to email and ask the author for help. Can you help me with this email? Thankful
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Graduate school and students with learning disabilities

I'm looking to apply to a Ph.D program in mathematics. I was going to apply last year, but ended up getting cold feet because I wasn't sure how having a learning disability would affect (1) being ...
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4th year PhD, considering leaving for different program

I'm a 4th year PhD student at a top school in Canada studying chemical physics. For the past few years, I have been floating around the idea of leaving with a Masters and pursuing a PhD at a different ...
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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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Can I say I'm undecided yet in my statement of purpose ? (PhD in math) [duplicate]

I just started my 2nd year of master and it's already time to apply for a PhD in math, deadlines are in ~1+ month. In most samples, students had a clear idea of what they would like to study. They ...
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Will pursuing master degree increase the chances of Ph.D. admissions if​ the Ph.D.​ is in different field than Undergraduate is the goal?

I am a Pure Physics and Pure Math graduate. I wanted to do Ph.D. in Computer Science on AI. I am currently a research assistant on AI. if my undergraduate is not related to my area interest for Ph.D., ...
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When do you send in your research proposal when applying for PhD?

do you send it with your first email to your prospective supervisor or after a few exchanges?
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Contacting a professor I want to study with before application?

I had a question regarding contacting a professor who I wanted to study with before graduate applications start in April. I'm not sure if this is commonplace elsewhere, but in Korea students usually ...
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Include rejected paper in Masters application?

Is including the manuscript of a rejected paper (without claiming that it has been published or mentioning any rejections) as a supporting document in my application ethical / would it in any way ...
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Should I look for research internships or stay at my university for the summer?

I am in my last semester of Physics and Mathematics and, at the same time, my first semester in a MS in Applied Math (which I will finish in two more semesters) in one of the top universities for ...
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Contact professors whom are not listed on application

I forgot to include one of the faculty members who works in my area of interest in my application for grad school. Since I have not mentioned him in my application, does contacting him and requesting ...
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Can someone explain European graduate programs in STEM fields? [closed]

I'm a US undergraduate in math and physics and I'm looking to ultimately do a PhD in either physics or math. It seems that a lot of the research I connect with the most is happening in Europe. I also ...
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Do physics graduate programs recalculate undergraduate GPA's for admissions?

Do physics graduate programs recalculate undergraduate GPA's for admissions? This is quite common among medical schools but I would like to know if this is a common practice by natural science ...
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Was forced out of PhD for academic/health reasons, need advice on what to do next

I was accepted into a PhD in maths at a fairly highly ranked school in 2017. My supervisor was known for being quite demanding, but I wanted this because I wanted to push myself, and he is quite well ...
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Should I leave my “first” job for a PhD student position? [closed]

I graduated from a masters degree half a year ago and I am been working at a private research institute. Today I received an email from a professor who is asking me to join him in August this year for ...
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Asking for more time to respond to admission offer

I have an admission offer from a European Ph.D. program, and they have given me just 1 week to respond. Considering it is really early to hear anything back from the US universities (and I am keen to ...
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Quantum Information in Math Departments [closed]

I'm currently a graduate student in mathematics getting my master's degree. I am interested in a bit probability and partial differential equations, and, secondarily, a bit of mathematical physics; ...
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What should I do while in an undergraduate engineering course to keep a proof of the math knowledge I gain by self-study?

I'm an undergraduate electronics and communication engineering student (sophomore) at an Indian university. I joined this engineering course because I found the areas of quantum computing/information ...
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Can I submit an unofficial TOEFL score report if the official one won't be received by the university before the deadline?

It's been 8 days since my TOEFL scores were sent to me by ETS and I chose for them to be sent directly to the university I am applying. However, the official score reports won't be sent there before ...