Questions tagged [transfer-student]

On starting a degree program at one university, then moving to another university to complete the degree.

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I was unexpectedly placed into a preparation program instead of bachelor's, and my allowance is not being paid. What should I do? [closed]

I am currently studying abroad with full scholarship but I have had issues and cannot receive my monthly allowance from the country though it is supposed to be paid. I don't know if I should transfer ...
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Applying for PhD as a transferred undergraduate: do I need transcripts from my previous institution?

I am an undergraduate in Math/CS at a Canadian university, and I am planning to apply for PhD in US/Canada. The thing is that I spent the first year of my undergraduate at another program in another ...
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Transferring PhD to another university because advisor goes on a leave of absence for two years?

I am starting my second year of PhD (in engineering) in the US after earning Master's degree outside the US. My advisor notified me that he'll be going abroad for leave of absence for at least 1 year, ...
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Can I re-apply for a new PhD position of a better university if I am currently full funded international student of another university(both in US)?

Can I apply for a new PhD position of a better university(Stanford, Berkeley) in coming fall semester if I am currently international full funded PhD student of another university (both in US)? After ...
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Is it possible to trade up during ones PhD in Mathematics? [closed]

I have been accepted into a Ph.D. program at a school that is a decent top 50 on the US News. Has anyone had any experience with 'trading up' after one gets their terminal master? At my undergrad, ...
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Accepting a graduate program. Enrollment in two graduate programs? Transferring Universities

I work at University A. I applied to UA's MA program and was accepted. It starts in the summer. Because I already work for UA, my MA is funded and I've already taken several classes at non-degree ...
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Is community college GPA not included as the net GPA on the resume?

I am a student in the US who is going to graduate with my bachelor's degree and I want to start applying for jobs. I am not sure if what GPA should I provide for job applications on my CV. I studied ...
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Is there a website that will tell you what class number on one campus is equivalent to what other class number but on a different campus? [closed]

The Problem: I'm trying to finish up my teaching credential this semester, but one of the last classes I need isn't offered by my campus. But they say if I can find an online version of the class ...
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Can I accept a new PhD position just after having enrolled in one? [duplicate]

Consider my current situation, in which I see myself waiting for the results of two different PhD applications, in different countries. I am concerned with the following: I really want to get ...
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PhD program turned into Bait-and-switch

I accepted a PhD offer from a major public research university in the US this year. However, turns out that the university makes students compete for funding and try to join a group in the first month ...
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Transferring PhD programs due to parent's sickness

I am a PhD student that has just started my third year in a scientific field. Since I have started my program, my mother has been diagnosed with a serious form of cancer. It has recently gotten worse ...
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Changing PhD Programs? What to put in my application? (UK-based)

Background: I started my PhD a few months ago. I haven't actually been trained to do anything because they say they don't have the time for it. I've been understanding but I'm becoming very ...
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Tuition to transfer to massachusetts during a degree [closed]

My husband is currently in the middle of his degree in chemistry (we are both independent adults without links or support to parents/family). I am the main wage earner for our household and we ...
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Unsure about joining Ph.D program [closed]

Right after finishing my undergaduate degree, I accepted a Ph.D offer with funding from a school ranked in the top 10 for engineering. However, I am not sure if I am intrested in the research done at ...
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Why is ASU asking for my wife's high school transcripts when she is already in college? [closed]

I know I graduated from the university many moons ago, but my wife has been attending community college for awhile and wants to transfer to an online program with Arizona State University (ASU). My ...
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appropriate Word for transfering student from one university to another university

I am searching an appropriate word for transferring student from one University to another University There might be such a word which helps me to search for related topics of transferring student ...
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Will my American GPA be 'transferred' to an Australian university?

I'm a first-year medical student within the United States considering a move to Australia. I am not looking at a "study abroad" or "foreign exchange student" type program. A direct move and goal to be ...
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How to apply for a new PhD while being enrolled in one? What to provide as motivation letter, CV and references?

The background story I am a PhD student where I have been all by myself without much chance of being able to sit face to face with my advisor and get some help as my advisor does not have time for ...
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Transferring schools during PhD

I just wanted to know if transferring schools during your PhD is frowned upon? I have spent a semester at school X which specializes in a very specific field in my major. After many classes, seminars,...
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Quitting a PhD program from one university to different university due to change in research interest with the current advisor [closed]

I started working with the current advisor 2 years ago in my master's program and after a year he asked if I would like to convert to the PhD programme. I am a chemical engineer while my advisor is a ...
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I'm applying to transfer, and am filling out the Common App. Should I put Yes to disciplinary action? [closed]

I am currently applying to transfer colleges, and one of the questions the Common App asks is: Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any educational institution you ...
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Dealing with poor management, lack of supervision, and the desire to move into a different field

I am halfway through the 4th year of my PhD and I have grown to find that I dislike the direction of my dissertation and the project that I am working on. My supervisor is extremely absent as he is ...
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Can I write my thesis supervisor to complete my thesis?

I had worked in a lab for my master's thesis. But I could not complete a course from the previous semester so I could not register for defense at X University. This university asked me to transfer my ...
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Is it legit to change from one university to another? [closed]

Currently am doing my first year in bcom (accounting). I enrolled with a certain university earlier this year did my first semester and wrote my first semester examinations, but because of financial ...
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Transferring to another university due to discrimination/policies/healthcare availability?

I've read some threads on transferring to another university based on many factors, but mine are focused around my ability to live comfortably with workplace protections, opportunities, and medical ...
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Phd, Graduate School, Transfer

I was pursuing Ph.D. at a certain institution, let's call it X. After I started working, my experiments would fail repeatedly. My supervisor started calling me incompetent in the first two months of ...
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Grad school - Is transferring to another school for a Master's program (Computer Science) a good option?

I am an international student in the US (important as my stay in US is tied to my student visa, issued to attend my current university). I joined as a grad student in the MS CS program in one of the ...
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Transfering between graduate programs at the same university

I have just completed my first year of a 50/50 coursework/research masters program in physics. I have a supervisor, but have not yet started the research component, which is meant to run until the end ...
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Transferring PhD departments [closed]

I was wondering, I'm interested in both some aspects of pure math and some aspects of theoretical computer science. I'm currently in a PhD program in computer science at a pretty decent institution (...
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Transferring to a new PhD program

Last year, I applied to several astronomy PhD programs in the United States, and ended up attending a certain institution with a pretty good reputation in the field. However, in the eight months since ...
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Dealing with potentially bad response from supervisor upon leaving with MSc for different PhD program

To keep it brief, I am thinking heavily about leaving my current PhD program with a MSc after 4 years to embark on a PhD in a field I am more interested in, as I have grown to dislike my current field....
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Are transfer credits transitive? [closed]

Is transfer credit transitive? If B accepts credits from A, and C accepts credits from B, will C accept credits from A, provided a student transfers to B before coming to C? I have transfer credits ...
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Switching PhD programs after earning M.S

This fall, I will be a 2nd year PhD student in Microbiology. My ultimate goal is not to work in academia, but industry or government. After being a year in the program, I started to realize a masters ...
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Is it common practice for an admissions office to ask a transfer student for the current semester's grades? [closed]

I applied to a state university for the Fall semester the first day that applications opened for transfer students. The admission office wrote that decisions take 8-10 weeks. After 10 weeks, I emailed ...
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Can I tell my PhD supervisor honestly why I want to leave him

I spent more than half a year with a PhD supervisor, and am not happy with both aspects: relationship and academically. With time, it becomes obvious that our field of research doesn't match. He ...
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2nd-Year PhD student. PI is taking a new job. Will I be able to transfer? [closed]

I'm a second-year PhD student and my PI is accepting a new job. My PI has yet to confirm whether or not I can transfer with her, but I am anxious about the whole situation. Are there any circumstances ...
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Transferring Computer Science graduate school

I have been admitted to University of Texas at Dallas for Master's in Computer Science program and have joined in Spring. Although, I want to have second opinion and was wondering if it's possible to ...
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Regarding applying to another university for PhD during the first year PhD program at a top research US university

I've received my Masters from one of the best universities (may be the best actually) for my area. Moved to another top university as my professor moved. However, during this process I realized that ...
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Applying to transfer to a different PhD in CS program while still enrolled in a PhD program

I am 1.5 years into my PhD in CS program. I cannot change my program to MS since I already have a masters. My research interests have been diverging from my advisor's and he told me that he might find ...
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Transferring to a new PhD program. How to explain lack of ability to find funding in application?

I have completed 1.5 years of a PhD program and I am told now that there is no funding left for me to continue. I am looking for new departments to apply to. How should I explain this situation in my ...
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How to justify quitting PhD because of a professor in statement of purpose?

I planning to drop out of a PhD program after one semester because of my encounter with a professor with little experience. This professor is also very intervening, non-perceptable, unapproachable, ...
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Prof. never responded to email about LoR

I am in community college, and I emailed my calc prof a few days ago asking if he could give me a LoR so I can transfer. I'm not close to him on a personal level, but he knows who I am and I have ...
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Whether to tell my PhD advisor about transfer

Similar questions have been asked but my specific concerns have not be addressed. Like many others, I'm currently in the first year of a PhD program (A) in US and resolve to transfer (reapply) to ...
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PhD transfer application issue

I'm currently a first-year PhD student in the US (in the middle of the first semester). However, I'm not satisfied with the program here and want to re-apply to other programs. While doing that, can I ...
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PhD: Accepted into another PhD program - should I finish the current semester in my old program?

As the title says - I've been accepted into another (better) PhD program that is far more aligned with my interests and will be a better place for my dissertation; should I finish out my current ...
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Is it professionally viable to leave an American math PhD program for a Master's in Germany?

Background I'm an American who will be starting a pure math PhD at a relatively prestigious US public university later this month (I realize that it might seem pointless ask a question about a ...
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Is there a chance for a new university in another country to accept my passed courses/classes? [closed]

I'm looking to transfer to another university in another country - University of Geneva. Is there a chance that they will accept my passed classes in homeland university as all/most of my classes are ...
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Possible to return to a PhD years later (at the same or a different uni?)

Here's my challenge: I took a suspension of studies about a year and a half ago from my UK PhD program (in ancient history) and moved back to the US after my funding ran out, and now have to decide ...
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Advisor transferring to better school

I am currently at a Top-20 engineering school in the US. I am making great progress on my PhD and have an excellent relationship with my advisor. My advisor is transferring to a Top-3 engineering ...
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Is it possible to transfer schools in the middle of a Master's program?

I entered my university a year ago. I am enrolled in the master's thesis program. I wanted to do a thesis , but none of the faculty in my department who do fluid dynamics have an opening for a new ...