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On standards or conventions specific to the United States higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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What should I do if I want to change my track for Master's degree that is completely different from Bachelor's?

What should I do if I want to change my track for Master's degree that is completely different from Bachelor's subject in USA (non-US resident)? Currently, I am pursuing bachelor's degree in Film and ...
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Dating my TA after the fall semester [duplicate]

Long story short, my TA and I have expressed romantic feelings for each other; I’m a man while she’s a woman, if that matters. We’ve not acted on our feelings yet, but now that grades are submitted ...
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Once tenured, is a faculty member guaranteed a minimum salary?

Tenure protects a faculty member's job from many threats; however, does it also generally guarantee a minimum salary? I am especially curious about fields, such as engineering, where there may be an ...
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How to approach professors when I am changing lab?

I am a second-year Ph.D. student and due to some unavoidable circumstances, I have decided to leave my current supervisor/lab. I tried to resolve all the issues but apparently, the supervisor told me ...
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What can I do if I need econometrics skills, but cannot get into econometrics courses?

I am a first year Businesss major PhD student. I need to learn Econometrics, but my math is so bad that the professor does not allow me to attend the Statistics foundation course for Econometrics. I ...
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Instructor to assistant professor transition

How likely is an instructor position to be a stepping-stone for an assistant professor position? I'm a postdoc in the US and currently applying for academic positions in the US. Is it a good move to ...
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Are PhD applications confidential in the USA?

I came out on the diversity portion and I am having deep regrets and fears that anybody outside the admissions committee sees it. I doubt anybody on admissions even cares but I need to know that such ...
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How would a master's degree from a very low ranked insitution be viewed for phd applications in STEM?

I mean schools that do not offer doctoral programs in that field and are ranked bottom quartile in usnews. Could this actively harm an application? Are there any mitigation measures one could take if ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask to work with a professor at a phd program I was rejected from?

I have opened dialogue with him before and he said he would tell the admission committee about our contact. I have not been rejected yet, but I would really like to work with him (payment does not ...
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Is it possible to get into a highly ranked math PhD program in the US without doing an REU or having research experience?

It seems that most students at graduate math programs in the US have participated in an REU or some sort of program where they can do some sort of research or do something outside of taking ...
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What does it mean for a professor to take on someone as their PhD student?

To give more context, I am in the US. I am a first-year PhD student in CS, and I was admitted without an advisor. Over the first semester, I have talked to many professors to see if our research ...
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My master's program in math is not listed in the council of graduate schools. Does this mean the degree is invalid?

https://cgsnet.org/institutional-members Does this mean the masters degree will be invalid ? The school was ranked on usnews so I did not think it would be this bad.
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Is it going to hurt me that my undergraduate research was conducted in a group, but not one-on-one with a professor?

I conducted summer research with my Computer Science(CS) professor last summer. However, we were a group of three students. The end result was three papers written and all three of them contain our ...
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Should I ask my potential supervisor for a PhD admission result?

I have been admitted to a PhD program in the USA. However, it isn't my first choice. I am waiting for the results of other programs I am more interested in. Should I ask my potential supervisors (I ...
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Why do people in the United States pay for master's degree in areas where PhDs exist?

In the US, except for professional master's degrees like MSW, one can get a master's for free, in less time (and even get paid a stipend) by starting a PhD then dropping out. (In my PhD, you could do ...
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Do only faculty members mentioned in the Ph.D. application system review that particular application? [closed]

Some departments in US STEM universities require the applicant to mention the names of faculty members with whom they are interested in working with within the online Ph.D. application system. So do ...
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I would like to leave my math masters program for a PhD program. Will this reflect poorly on my PhD applications and if so how can this be mitigated?

I graduated with a bachelors gpa of 3.8+ and unfortunately got rejected from all PhD programs last cycle. I completed my entire undergraduate education in two year because some personal circumstances ...
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1 month pregnant and offered a postdoc: when to disclose pregnancy? [closed]

I work in bioinformatics (almost no lab work) in Europe. I have been offered a Postdoc position in California and just found out that I am pregnant. What should I do? Should I disclose my pregnancy ...
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Is it practically possible to rise to the highest ranks of academia in STEM in the US system after finishing a PhD at 34? [closed]

I am about to finish my Ph.D. at the ripe old age of 34. I plan to stay on and try to become a part of the faculty at a university. Considering the time it takes, not to mention the competition ...
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How much does the name of the PhD degree matter?

I've been admitted to a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction program in the USA. However, both my supervisor's research interest and mine are Education Policy. I also want to work in the field of ...
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Canadian Med School Professor looking to work in USA [closed]

Background info I’m a medical school professor at a Canadian medical school and was interested in potentially seeking a job in the US. Currently I make around $160k CAD pre tax ($124k USD) although ...
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How to get a rough estimate of my GPAs for UK Ph.D admissions

I have an Indian bachelor's degree from a tier 3 college 8.04/10, First class with distinction, and a 3.33/4 from Rutgers University Masters in CS. I know most of the UK colleges have something called ...
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Teaching students to complain effectively about behavior of other faculty

I am an adjunct professor. For some reason, I seem to draw out student complaints about full-time faculty from the students. The complaints include: Slapping a student’s hand out of the way when the ...
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When do universities in USA actually start reviewing PhD applications? [duplicate]

I have submitted Ph.D. applications to some STEM universities in the US with a deadline on 1st December. However, I have had some updates to my CV, as a paper that I had submitted to a journal has ...
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Can I get accepted to an university after cancellation of application

I have been accepted to an US university as an International student under some condition like submission of English proficiency test. Now, at the beginning of semester I did not have the English ...
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In how many universities should I apply for phd in US [closed]

I am from India and I want to pursue a PhD in statistics in the US. In each university the application fee is at least $60 which is around 4,000 Indian rupees which is a significant amount to pay for ...
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I am an assistant professor. In an email, how should I address an associate professor in a different university with no prior contact?

I am an assistant professor outside the US. I want to email an associate professor in another university in the US, who I haven't talked to before. He's American. It's just because I want to discuss ...
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Post-Doc in the US/Europe while living elsewhere

I am currently in the final stages of my PhD and am planning on looking for a post-doc position soon, preferably in the US or in Europe in theoretical research (theoretical physics). Ideally, once ...
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Asking a potential PI to visit his lab after succesful skype interview

I couldn't find any threads here related to my particular situation, so I decided to ask here. Please guide me to a thread if you think it's already been answered! So, last month I emailed a potential ...
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Called for a final interview with the university president after a notice of someone else getting hired for the position. Why?

Two months ago I was notified that I did not receive a full-time position. I was also informed of who was hired and why. Two weeks ago I was called for a final interview with the president of the ...
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Is it a good idea to lend or rent textbooks to students?

I teach in a college and I have a small annual fund allowing me to purchase textbooks. If I do not use this fund, it will expire every academic year and thus I am considering creative ways that I can ...
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Do I hold the copyright on test answers?

If I turn in a test with my work on it, is that work under copyright by me or the teacher? If the teacher does not want to give me the test contents, can I ask for my answers to the questions as ...
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What am I able to do if the school wont help me? Can I deal with it in court?

Im a third year in college and my advisor hasn't talked to me since the beginning of my second year. 3 semesters counting now, I am trying to apply for classes and I cant because I have a registration ...
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Decline postdoc after signing - health issue

I write to ask how to renege on a signed postdoc position in the US, and whether there should be legal consequences. During the embassy interview waiting time, the health of one of my close family ...
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When do new faculty find out about their teaching assignment? [closed]

I'm joining a US university as a tenure-track assistant professor in January. I was previously told that I will teach 1 undergraduate course in the spring semester which will start in the 2nd week of ...
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Math PhD program admissions: what happens between December and February?

I have a question about the "black box" of PhD applications. After the December 1 or December 15 deadlines students are just told they are going to receive a decision between February and ...
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Is it possible to transition back into academic research after leaving the bench for a non-research position?

My Background: I'm a PhD Microbiologist currently in the third year of a post-doc working in a US government research lab. While I do work for the government, I'm classified as a contractor and, as ...
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Is it polite to ask to be the corresponding author in a paper that I contributed the most?

I wrote a paper and have done the majority of the work, including the idea generation, research, and the writing. I am coauthoring with my advisors and a few other researchers. In the paper the ...
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Are Ph.D. programs easier to get into with an already obtained Master's?

To give specifics about my questions, I am on track to completing my Master's degree in Europe (Switzerland) and I have been looking at applying to the U.S. in case I cannot get a Ph.D. at my current ...
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Potential supervisor didn't reply to my email, can I still show my interest on my SAP?

I am an undergraduate student applying to graduate schools. I tried to get in touch with a potential Ph.D. supervisor (in Electrical Engineering) but haven't heard back from him. In my application ...
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Mention incomplete PhD in Europe in the Statement of Purpose for PhD in USA?

I started a PhD project in Europe. However, as the project was going in a direction quite different from what I had expected, I spoke to my supervisor and converted it into a research position for a ...
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What should I do when a professor changes the interview time and doesn't write me back?

I am applying to US universities for Ph.D. so I wrote to some professors from X university. Actually, I wrote them at the beginning of this year but I was late for admission so I did not get any ...
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Getting a LOR without any mention of the work in the SOP

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs. I have an internship experience under a HOD of a department in my university. The work was on computer vision, there was a paper published at a ...
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asking professor for letter of reccomendation and then not using it

I just realized I'd like to apply for graduate school. This gives me about 1.5 weeks to get everything together. I think I have most things in order, but I need to ask professors for letters of ...
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On the request to see the content of the recommendation letters which are issued to support my tenure-track applications

I am applying for a tenure-track position in a university located in California. While sending the auto-request emails to my recommenders, I just noted that the following information is automatically ...
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Does one have to mention every single publication they have worked on, in their SOP? (PhD CS USA)

Background: Undergraduate applying to PhD CS programs in the US. I currently have quite a few posters/publications and manuscripts under review for a domain X. I have structured my SOP around the fact ...
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Are people with mental disabilities given preferences in graduate admissions?

Say if someone had a mild mental disability like ADHD, would they be given preference within graduate school admissions, due to the diversity initiatives that exist? I have such a mild "...
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References or Citations in Personal Statement to Papers/Research [duplicate]

I have a paragraph in my personal statement where I describe potentials areas in a subfield of computer science that I'm most interested in contributing research in. For US applicants, especially to ...
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What should I do when my LORs are submitted for a previous application?

I want to apply for a Ph.D. position in a US university (X) this year. Last year I started the application but did not finish and submit it. But my recommenders already sent their LORs and its ...
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Attaching proofs of Internship in Supporting Documents

I am applying to CS PhD Programs in the USA. I am filling the applications now and there is space given for "Supporting Documents". Lets assume I have 4 internships, out of which 1 is on-...

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