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They will probably ask for it. That being said this is a question for the institution you are applying to. Send an email or call their graduate college to figure out what is necessary in your particular case.


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I would treat this like dating. You'll need to be honest and disclose red flags before you get engaged/married. But it doesn't need to come out on the first date. The reason is that so many other things might happen that would make disclosing the red flag totally unnecessary. For example, you write a professor expressing interest in working with him/her, ...


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To add to the previous answer: an advisor is likely to be your daily supervisor, meaning that you have most contact with him/her. This person can also be a full professor. Your Promotor is a full professor (often head of department) who is likely to be too busy to meet often (though their level of commitment differs). An assistant professor is (since a ...


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However much you need to be able to sensibly answer the question "Why do you want to work in my lab?" Probably titles and abstracts, with a full paper if there is something that is relevant to your prior work so you can give a strong answer like - I see that you are working on topic X and that relates to my previous work by ...


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Waiting can negatively affect your chances of admission if you aren't doing academia-related things: for example, if you quit to join industry for 3 years, then when you get around to applying your letter writers might not remember you that well anymore (they might even have died/retired/resigned), which will have a negative impact. What you are doing, on ...


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Given your other accomplishments I don't think the GPA will be disqualifying, and normally I would say don't worry about it, but in your case it's more of an issue. Your accomplishments are exceptionally strong for a rising senior in microbiology and are out of line with your weaker GPA, which will raise the obvious red flag that either your CV or your ...


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You have scientific research experience relevant to the position you're applying for, so explain that experience in your application. You can mention that you worked with graduate students and you could even ask one of them for a letter of recommendation. You cannot mention working with a professor, because you didn't, nonetheless, they may be willing to ...


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My best guess is that it was just a standard reply. Otherwise I think you would have gotten more information. But you should contact that professor again and discuss the state of your application and whether they are still willing to take you on. Don't make assumptions here.


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