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

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Quit and reapply to another PhD before the program starts

I am an upcoming Ph.D. student at some university in US. But I am thinking about reapplying due to the following reasons: A recent project I am doing made me realize that the topic I was working in ...
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Can I transfer my PhD to another university (the university's offer I had rejected)? [closed]

I am doing PhD (1st year) at University X and my advisor hasn't been finalized yet since the professor working in the field in which I was interested didn't have much funding. Now I am left with the ...
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PhD advisor switching schools wants me to go with him

I'm a 4th year PhD Student in engineering in the US. I'm in school #19 (ranking). My advisor is moving to #4, and wants me to go with him (promises no delay on time to graduation.) There are no other ...
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Picking advisor that you will also ask letters from to transfer

I am wondering whether it is worth asking your advisor for a recommendation letter to transfer right away (*). Background: I just finished the 1st year of my math PhD and will reapply to transfer to a ...
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Transferring from phd to masters

Have a question. Is it possible to start phd in a particular stream and then transfer to masters in a different stream ? OR if someone is pursuing phd can they apply for other masters program which ...
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Transferring to another Ph.D. program

I came here to ask some questions regarding transferring to another Ph.D. program. I am in a top-tier Stat Ph.D. program, under a well-known advisor. However, security problems keep becoming more ...
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How to put time spent self-studying on grad application in a verifiable way

Since my university doesn't have algebraic geometry courses or professors (*), I'm self studying algebraic geometry with the goal of finishing prerequisites before transferring. I've already started ...
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How to transfer to a better math grad school as a 1st year student? [closed]

I'm a 1st year math PhD student and wish to transfer. I applied to transfer fall 2023 to 16 schools but didn't get in anywhere. I'm going to try again, but first I'll answer why I wish to transfer and ...
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Quitting a PhD program for another PhD in Business

I am currently a Ph.D. student of business at University X. Although my professor is great and well-known in the field, their offer was explodable and I had no time to think about it and wait for my ...
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How can I recover value in the form of some degree from my time studying for a BSc?

The TLDR; is I was kicked out of my (Canadian) BSc in CS program on a technicality after having offended the department chair. I had only 2 credits left to go when I was kicked out. Is there any way ...
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What happens to my ethics application when transferring PhD to a new uni?

I may need to transfer my PhD to a new university soon due to moving overseas. My PhD can be done entirely online, so in theory this shouldn't hinder the research itself. For my current project, I ...
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Is it common that professors let their PhD students transfer to universities in other countries?

I'm an international student. Last year, I got into a research programme and started working with a supervisor. I had a great relationship with this supervisor, and he encouraged me to pursue PhD ...
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Change institution and country of PhD, after year 1, how to present this to a prospective supervisor?

I am in the start of my second year of PhD studies. I have identified a gap in the literature, a research question and half way thorough my research proposal. Unfortunately, the rising costs of living,...
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Forced to retake physics fundamental classes even with a master's in Physics

My wife moved from India in 2021. She has a green card and a master's degree in physics. When she got here she decided to study radiation therapy at a nearby community college. She got her foreign ...
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Non existing instructor [closed]

I'm wondering if I am able to possibly have a lawsuit against the trade school I go to because they haven't provided us with an instructor for the last couple of months. I've gone to the campus ...
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How bad would it be to transfer labs/universities midway into a PhD program?

I am a 3rd year PhD student and I've already passed my PhD candidacy, but I am not at all satisfied with the degree of training I've received throughout my PhD. I had a stellar undergrad and was ...
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Transfer to another PhD program in another state, but current PI is not willing and is suggesting a masters (do not want to do)

Long story short: Applied for PhD program in 2019 Great 2 years Covid happened, post-doc I work under left Had to work under other post doc- didn't get along, work fell behind Tried to switch to ...
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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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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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Can I transfer to a university in Europe from Turkey?

Currently, I am studying at METU (ODTÜ) Computer Engineering/Science, Bachelor's Degree. I am not happy with the situation here. My department is ABET-accredited, but I am a non-EU citizen. Is it ...
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Can you transfer universities after successfully passing qualifying exams and begin with ABD status at the new university?

If a PhD student were to transfer universities after completing Course requirements Qualifying exams but not yet started a dissertation, could the student start at a new university with ABD status? ...
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If I am currently enrolled in a master's program and get a PhD offer at another institution, will my offer be rescinded for failing my last term? [closed]

To be clear, this is a two-year master's program but I applied to PhD programs during the first year and wrote in my statement of purpose I would not finish this master's. I had straight A's the first ...
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I took Pre Calc II and Calculus at community colllege. When I transferred, they accepted my calculus credit but says I need finite math? [closed]

The prerequisite for the Calculus class that they accepted was the Finite Math. They accepted my Calculus class with an A. My precalc II and calculus class should suffice the Finite math, right?
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Unable to find a PhD advisor: Questions about leaving the program and other options

UPDATE: Lost funding and leaving the program. I continued my search and tried to establish contact with around 10 faculty of interest. Most did not even reply to my emails. Contacted gradutate ...
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Is it possible to transfer university midway through the first month of university? [closed]

I'm a university student in Ontario Canada. For personal reasons, I am looking to move to another university right now (ASAP). I'm a second-year student on my 3rd day of classes. Which U I will move ...
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PhD application - including dual degree in your application and or SOP [closed]

I was wondering, what admission office values more: I have 2 degrees, but my 2nd degree (dual degree) has a low GPA, it is lower than 3.0, but my 1st degree is above 3.0. I know graduate admission ...
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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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PhD transfer from European to American University

I am a non-EU PhD student in a European country. I am 5.5 months into my program. However, I am facing a lot of issues adjusting to the social aspect. Due to the virtual nature of the setting, I haven'...
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Courses recognized, but grades are not converted?

I have attended a university in Russia, and then transferred to Italy, and in Italy they recognized many courses but said to me we can't convert grades, we only recognize courses. Is this a common ...
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PhD in Physics transfer to another university (advisor leaving for industry) [closed]

I finished my coursework and am about to become a candidate in a university in the USA, but due to his reasons, my advisor is leaving academia to work in the industry. I already have multiple posters, ...
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Hiring a PhD student who left another PhD position

It's the first time I'm recruiting for a PhD student. I advertised the position and have received a dozen applications and there are still 2 weeks left on the 4 week announcement. What caught my eye ...
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My advisor left. Can I apply for another phd program?

I just finished my second year in a social science PhD program and have only one semester left to finish my coursework. Last semester my advisor A told me she was gonna take a job offer from 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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Transferring PhD from Germany to US?

Background info: I am a PhD student in Germany who is rather frustrated with his research progress. I am almost 3 years into my PhD now. My field is Theoretical Computer Science. I started working in ...
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Transfer from a Hungarian to an Austrian University for non European student

Can a non EU student transfer from a Hungarian university, for example Eötvös Loránd University, to an Austrian university, and if yes do you have to go through the same procedure that you would in ...
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PhD transfer during first year [closed]

This year I was accepted into two PhD programs (USC and WashU). I had a very specific research interest, and the USC program used to be my first choice, because there were so many professors in the ...
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Should I use AP scores to exempt classes when trying to transfer? [closed]

I am considering going to De Anza College (California community college) and trying to transfer/TAG into a UC or similar college. Is it worth it to, for example, use my APCS A test (got 5) or AP Calc ...
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PhD first-year transfer including credits

I'm currently in graduate school A as a first-year student. However, due to some personal reasons, I really want to go to another graduate school B, also as a PhD student. I have been accepted by B ...
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I will apply to another Phd program, and I don't know how to explain my problem with my current program. (phd student)

I posted my problem a few weeks ago here: My advisor has literally no idea what my research is about and I am freaking out (phd student) Now I am considering applying to another PhD program. I am ...
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My advisor has literally no idea what my research is about and I am freaking out (phd student) [duplicate]

I am a PhD student. This is my first month in the program. I met my advisor a while ago. Very nice guy, but as the title says, he does not know what I am writing about. I don't mean it figuratively. ...
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Applying for PhD as a transferred undergraduate: do I need transcripts from my previous institution?

I am an undergraduate student planning to apply for Ph.D. The thing is that I spent the first year of my undergraduate at another university. I did transfer some credits but I didn't transfer any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...