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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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Is it possible to transfer to another branch of the same university during PhD in USA? [closed]

I am joining to the University of A in the Fall 2021 session for PhD in Mathematics and planning to transfer within one year to another branch of the University of A which is at a different city (more ...
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What are the best schools in the US for Pharmacy? And what is the fee structure? [closed]

What are the best schools for pharmacy in the US in terms of rigor? On average, how much does it cost for international students?
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Can we use online video lectures to free university professors from lecturing for lower-division courses in mathematics? [closed]

During the 2020-2021 Covid-19 season, universities and colleges around the world made most of their math classes online over Zoom and many professors have their recorded lectures. Most math lectures ...
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Should I have received an offer letter? [closed]

I have applied to an electrical engineering PhD program, and recently received an invitation to the admitted students day (on Saturday). The language of this email was very clear, mentioned me by name,...
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PhD Mathematics Admission Advice

Some background on me: I graduated in 2020 with my BS in Accounting with a minor in Mathematical Sciences from a non-special public university. I decided I wanted to make an educational career change ...
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How Can I Get a full scholarship to a University by my Skills | as an International Student?

I'm a student in my last year of high school, I'm from Europe but I'm looking for studying Computer Science in USA for the next year. My grades aren't great (around B/B+) and my family can't afford ...
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Exploitation of foreign graduate students [closed]

During my time in graduate school I have noticed that many foreign graduate students basically view graduate school as a way to get into the US that wouldn't normally exist. This creates some ...
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Do US Graduate Admission Committee review and assess International Applicants country-wise?

To be specific, my application field is physics. And I am from a country where students are aggressive on standardized tests like gre's since we put much emphasis on training for these tests. I was ...
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Adjuncting with a “day job”?

Let's say I want to be a college professor, but the field I am interested in is known for having an unbelievably bad job market (worse than usual). We're talking people coming out of top 5 programs ...
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Post Undergraduate Research

I am currently an undergraduate student who has a strong interest in becoming a theoretical physicist. I have applied to 4 physics grad schools this year but it seems that my chances for going to grad ...
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Would I be facing any kind of trouble in the future for leaving my degrees incomplete?

I have dropped out of 2 MSc in CSE programs because of my health issues and lack of proper math background. You can check the full story from my previous question. What should I do now to go ahead ...
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Graduating a year early and applying to a philosophy PHD: looking for advice!

I am currently a second year student at an American mid-ranked liberal arts college, majoring in philosophy with hopes to attend a PHD program in philosophy (in the US) and become a philosophy ...
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How long should I wait after my postdoc application? [closed]

I applied for some postdoc positions two weeks ago. The applications were to work on professors' NSF projects. I have not heard from any of them. I am wondering how long it generally takes to hear ...
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Master in Europe vs Master in US for PhD admittance

I am currently an European undergraduate Senior waiting on results for various Master's applications. I have applied to programs in both the US and Europe, my goal following my Master is to pursue a ...
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What should I do when the recommender is not replying?

I am applying for Ph.D. in US universities. I already applied in some places and suggested my recommenders name as well. Now one of my recommender (who previously wrote a recommendation letter for me) ...
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Cheapest PhD programs in Europe vs US [closed]

I would like a small comparison of the Universities PhD programs tuition fees between the US and the EU : what's the cheapest universities to pursue at a PhD, in terms of tuition cost, in the EU and ...
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labmate stealing ideas

I am a new postdoc at a lab and really worried/confused/upset. As I am new to experimental work (I have a computational background) the principal investigator (PI) has grouped me into a weekly meeting ...
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US graduate school: expected proficiency and competency in the area of specialization at the beginning of the program [closed]

I am interested in applying to graduate schools in the US in a certain sub-area of computer sciences. However, most of my educational background is in engineering (BS+MS in systems engineering from a ...
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What does a seminar host typically do? [closed]

At the weekly seminars in my department, for any professor who's flying in to town this semester, there's typically a professor from our department that is the "host" for this seminar ...
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Can I ask the graduate office (US) if I can submit transcript without WES?

I want to apply for a Ph.D. position in a US university and I already wrote the program director with my CV and he encouraged me to apply. Now, this university needs World Education Services ...
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What is the difference between AP A and AP B? [closed]

I am a British person, currently studying a book designed for the American market. It is for students studying the AP B course. I know that AP stands for Advanced Placement, which is similar to the UK ...
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Are non-mandatory sensitivity trainings mandatory? [closed]

This is probably a very USA-specific question: My university is implementing a new sensitivity training framework. This is so new that no information about it can be found in faculty handbook, ...
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How is European habilitation viewed in the US?

There is something called a habilitation* in Poland, Germany, Austria, and a number of other European countries. How is a European habilitation viewed by people in the United States? * "...
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Would a paper on neuroscience make an impact for the Computer Science PhD application?

I'm pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science, and have no background in computational biology and bioinformatics. Although the paper I'm talking about does not propose any original, interesting ...
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Should I accept this unfunded offer from my dream school or wait for funded offers?

I just finished the grad school application process, and I'm getting my first letters of acceptance. I got one letter from one of my bottom three schools, one from a "middle of the pack" ...
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Information on a Canadian Academic beginning a Career in the US [duplicate]

I am currently a Research Associate at a Canadian University and am quite familiar with funding as I have written grant proposals (I am also an Adjunct Professor). Any Canadian academics will surely ...
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How to write statement or letter of intent for US graduate school?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. One university asked for a statement or letter of intent. There is nothing written on their website(e.g. what I should include, what they are ...
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How hard is it to get a research oriented job in the US with an Austrailian PhD (Computer Engineering)? [closed]

How hard is it to get a job at a leading research lab in the US (like Amazon, Microsoft) with an Australian PhD (from University of New South Wales, Sydney)? Will taking up a postdoc position in a US ...
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How should I refer to a professor as a undergrad TA?

I just got hired for a TA role as an undergrad. Normally, I would refer to a professor as Professor LastName if I'm talking to them in a "professor" capacity, or as Dr. LastName if talking ...
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Is ever answering “No Basis for Judgement” on a reference request a red-flag

I am filling out a reference form for a student I supervised on a medium sized project who is applying for graduate studies. The student is great, of all that I have supervised in this way they are ...
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contacting post-doc in a lab to join his research instead of his mentor

This question is unrelated to the previous one I asked earlier this week. There's a post-doc in a lab at my school who exactly fits my research interests-- as in, he is working in the exact subfield ...
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Is it appropriate for professors to ask students to type notes for their classes (with or without paying students) in United States?

I wonder if it is appropriate for professors to ask their students in class to type notes (in latex whatever) for the classes they are teaching and if there is any "elegant" way for students ...
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Do I have to include my pronouns in a course outline?

I am a TA in a US school and my professor told me to include my pronouns in the course outline. I personally would rather not for social and religious reasons. Her argument was that I will confuse ...
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How do these UK certificates convert to the US?

Due to the pandemic, many UK universities have expanded opportunities for people to potentially earn a UK degree without leaving the US. I see several types of programs listed. All say they require &...
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Where do I find the funding information for each math PhD program? [closed]

I will be applying for math PhD, and was wondering if there is any way to find the amount of stipend I can get for each program (already checked each school's website, without avail). Are top 50 math ...
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Can I request to see a reference about me?

From USA universities, Can I request to see a reference about me? Do they offer the Right to Information and request the information provided in a referee report about me to release? I can have this ...
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Do professors starting at a school in the US in the future have any say/influence on the decision process for that particular round of admissions?

I'm a master's student applying to PhD programs this round, and a few schools will be bringing in new professors in my field of interest starting from 2021. When I sent in my applications and checked ...
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What are the ways a professor in top R1 public universities can increase their salaries (through research)?

I understand that professors can pay themselves +2/9 of the 9-month salary to cover summer. Are there other ways to use research grants (private or public) to increase salaries (working in research)? ...
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What is a good rule of thumb for the cost of a Postdoc, in the US at an R1 university [closed]

Suppose I want to pay a postdoc $65K for salary. How much research fund do I need to have to support this postdoc (on average, of course, not exactly)? Is it only the 65K or are there many other ...
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One tenured job to another tenured one? [duplicate]

I have recently been promoted to associate professor with tenure. But I want to relocate to another institution of similar rating. Is it possible to get an offer with tenure from another institution ...
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Is it bad to submit applications for two different degree programs in the same department of a same university?

I am referring to US graduate schools here. I am now having schools that I like very much, but I am not sure whether I can withstand the competition towards PhD admission so I am thinking about also ...
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Is it ethical for students to be required to consent to their final course projects being publicly shared?

In a course, students were required to sign a consent form to share their final course project. There were two options that they could choose from: either anonymous sharing or sharing with attribution/...
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Should I drop out of the IB Diploma Program if I am about to graduate with an associate's degree? [closed]

I'm a junior in high school who goes to an IB (International Baccalaureate) school in the US. I also have been taking enough community college classes to graduate with an AA in Computer Science before ...
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Continuing Education PhD

With TA/RA stipends continuing to decrease relative to CoL, I'm wondering if there is any ongoing work to open up more PhDs with a continuing education model? I know some companies basically do this(...
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Can F1 students work simultaneously on-campus and off-campus with a total of 22 hours during academic year?

I am an international Ph.D. student with F1 status. I'm wondering is it possible to simultaneously work as Research Assistant (20 hours/week, on-campus) and also work on part-time CPT (2 hours/week, ...
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Difference between university/departmental service and extracurricular university service on CV

I'm a first year assistant professor and the service component of the CV is somewhat unfamiliar territory for me, since my previous jobs never required service. For the last few years, I've followed ...
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Can a non-enrolled/non-registered student use the instructor's intellectual property under fair use? [closed]

What is the transaction being made by paying tuition at most US colleges/universities? Are you paying for the time spent teaching, the price of education/intellectual property, or the diploma itself? ...
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What's the meaning of Visiting Researcher / Ass. Professor?

I want to know how actually (and on the basis of what) visiting researcher (for PhD students) or visiting Ass. Professor (for lecturers) opportunities are offered worldwide (especially for USA/Canada) ...
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How Long Should I Wait After a “I’ll be in touch soon” reply, to follow Up?

After writing to a potential postdoc advisor in the US, I got replied like; "... will follow up soon. .................... ...new project is matching with your profile. .................... ...
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tips for Assistant Professors applying for new Assistant Professor positions after being cut

The major at my school was cut and I am first to go in the department. What do I do different when applying for new AP (in US) now compared to when I was coming off a post doc? Do I address the ...

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