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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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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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May I have problems if I transfer my PhD over to another university in another country? [closed]

I was a PhD student at a Portuguese University. I was there for 3 years. However, after several problems of unethical behaviour by my supervisor and some other problems with higher position professors,...
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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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Chances of being accepted to a state university with an F [closed]

I have an F in calculus 1 that I took through HS via a duel credit course 7 years ago, my parents moved me schools at the time after the withdrawal date and my HS was the only with duel credit program ...
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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 ...
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Transferring math graduate school to another country

I joined my current university (in a South Asian country) as a PhD student in mathematics last year (August 2016). My first year was spent doing coursework mostly, apart from doing reading projects in ...
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Leaving a Graduate Program in a Polite and Professional Manner

I'm a first-year PhD student and I plan to leave my current program in order to transfer to another program next year. If possible I will also ask for a master's degree from the program. I am looking ...
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Asking for a recommendation letter to transfer PhD programs from someone who I want to be my advisor if I don't succeed in transferring

I am a first-year PhD student in statistics, but plan to apply to computer science graduate programs in the fall. Two of my recommenders, however, are professors who I would like to advise me if I ...
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Can I transfer during the last year of a 5 year Master's program?

I'm planning on attending a university that offers a 5 year program that would allow me to receive my Master's degree in history education, however, my mom (who has the first 4 years covered) is ...
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Going to a different University for part of my PhD

SHORT: Is it normal -or perhaps "is there likely to be any kind of existing framework"- for me to go and do part of my PhD at another institution? For, say, a summer - although I might prefer ...
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What are some of the serious consequences that someone can suffer if they omit part of their academic record on their application for admission?

What are some of the serious consequence that my friend could suffer if he tries to pretend that he has never gone to a Community college before? (He thinks that it will make the 4 year college ...
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Student leaving before completing PhD - how to write about his motivations for switching in recommendation letter?

I have a beginning PhD student who wants to enroll in a more prestigious PhD program elsewhere. He has done good research work here, both with my group and with a group at the university he wants to ...
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How to transfer from a pure math PhD to an applied math PhD at another school?

I am currently a first year graduate student in a pure math PhD program in a top-100 university studying topology. I declined offers from top 20 schools to attend this school because I liked the ...
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Transfer Over of EPSRC Funding When Changing Universities

This situation I'm in currently is the following. This is all based in the UK (England, more precisely). I'm at university A with full EPSRC for a maths PhD. However, I'm not getting on well with the ...
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Should I change PhD programs based on available recreational activities? [closed]

I just started a PhD at a US top 10 uni on the east coast. I'm studying for my generals in January right now and recently got situated in a research group. During my applications to grad schools, I ...
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Repeat dropper and failure at multiple community colleges. Is there no hope for me? [closed]

I had a very rough upbringing and I have been lost for all my 20's. I just turned 30 a month ago and its really hitting me hard. I dont want to be a nobody all my life. I've finally had enough and I ...
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Is it possible to apply to a PhD program, then transfer a year later to a higher-ranked program?

Is possible to apply to a PhD psychology program, and if accepted, then transfer a year later to another program that is higher in ranking?
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Transferring Master to Master, different country/ LOR issue

I'm currently undertaking second semester in MA program. As an international student, I am unhappy with living here in this country, so I'm considering to transfer to another university in the US but ...
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I'm applying to get a Masters with Transfer and Transient undergraduate semesters during undergrad

After graduating high school, I went to a private out-of-state University for one semester, and it wasn't a good fit (it was a very strict religious institution), and so after the first semester, I ...
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Is it possible to complete the last year of a German Diplom in another university if ineligible in original university?

I have a friend who was studying civil engineering in Dresden, Germany. He somehow got a very... VERY bad case of electronic addiction (he would just play online games and only procrastinate) and he ...
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Advisor moving to a different school, should I move with him?

I am currently a PhD student studying robotics at university A in my third year, and I've recently finished my qualifying exams and advanced to candidacy. My professor has been in contact with another ...
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Do transfer students get left behind?

I'm a student in the mathematics department that's close to graduation and I've TA'd a few classes and been around. One thing I've noticed is that a lot of professors in these junior and senior level ...