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This tag refers to application process for an academic course or an academic employment.

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don't see how it should affect your application provided that the institution is ethical. Humans make mistakes. …
answered Apr 8 by Buffy
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The most likely outcome is that you will be ignored with a "blind" contact and won't get a reply to any email. I've gotten a lot of mail from "students" wanting to "join my research group" when they o …
answered Jul 21 '18 by Buffy
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I think that you are throwing in too many variables here. Your plan might work, but it depends a lot on who you contact so a firm answer here is probably out of the question. The most important thin …
answered Jul 10 '18 by Buffy
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that your application is proceeding normally. He may need to wait for a signal from them before he spends time on a potential student. Other places, professors directly hire into their own labs. …
answered Dec 18 '18 by Buffy
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You could, of course, just ask them for advice on this. But since they list is as a separate requirement they are likely expecting a separate document. This lets you expand it a bit more than you migh …
answered Aug 19 by Buffy
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Consider the worst case scenario under each action: telling them and not telling them. Under the first it might be a bit harder to get accepted and your search might take longer. You have more to ex …
answered May 28 by Buffy
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I guess I'm as puzzled about the question as you are. In some fields it might make sense, but doesn't seem to for yours. Perhaps it is just a general question asked of everyone. I think you need to …
answered Aug 19 '18 by Buffy
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You don't mention the field. In some fields you might want something that is relatively complete. But in some others, it may be that all that is wanted is a writing sample to show that you can write i …
answered Oct 5 '18 by Buffy
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I'll go out on a limb here and suggest that all of it is just as important as the rest of it and all is just as unimportant. I don't think that admissions committees work the way you may think. It isn …
answered Feb 4 by Buffy
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On any sort of application, for school or a job you want to build a portfolio that highlights your suitability for the desired position. Neither of your referrers will be there with you if you get …
answered Jun 30 by Buffy
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to see which programs you actually do qualify for. Make application to those and see what happens. Further education may help you, of course, in getting admitted to a doctoral program, provided that …
answered Mar 6 by Buffy
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The advice is good. The recipient wants to know at a glance whether it is worth following up. You can say at the bottom that CV and SOP are available on request - or even put them online somewhere so …
answered Dec 19 '18 by Buffy
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"better" school might wonder why you applied to a "worse" one. A "worse" school might conclude you won't accept an offer from them. It just seems too risky to me. Focus your application on what you …
answered Feb 14 by Buffy
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I don't think that you have much to concern you. You can't get a letter from someone who won't write one, of course, but if your own advisor is on the faculty of such a university the assumption is th …
answered Mar 11 by Buffy
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her previous record and what people in a position to evaluate those prospects have to say. Your personal relationship actually gets in the way of that. At best it would be noise in the application … process. At worst, they might look at her in a less favorable right. Ethically, you would have to reveal your relationship and that would make it a bit awkward. Wish her well in her application, but keep out of the process. …
answered Jun 8 by Buffy

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