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No. It's only been four days. In fact it's been less than four days, since 24 Jan to 27 Jan includes a weekend. Be patient and they'll get back to you in time.


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I appreciate the question. I think we can all agree that you should not have lied on your graduate application. It is to your credit that you recognize this. That said, as a frequent thesis advisor and the recent head of Graduate Studies in my department, I feel that the main victim of this lie is...you. If a student of mine told me they had done that, ...


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Two things. You are correct to talk to a personal counselor about this issue and your feelings. Second, forget about the past as long as you don't need to lie again to go forward. If you are questioned about it, you should be honest and apologetic, but there is no need, really, to bring it up and complicate your life. If you have proven yourself worthy ...


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This isn't very different from EnergyNumbers answer, but I want to emphasize that the question isn't asking "what bonus points can we give you for your background" but rather "how does your background make you more suited for the position you are applying for?". (Bearing in mind that graduate students are usually expected to teach and serve as mentors to ...


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It's "standard" (depends on where you are applying to) for graduate students to be paid a stipend. The money comes either from the department or from the professor's own funds (this in turn is part of the reason why professors apply for grants - to hire students/postdocs). The professor is asking you if you've applied for any external fellowships or ...


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I think that as far as paperwork goes, your Australian citizenship will ensure you have very little trouble. Regarding racism, I think the point that Boaty made above was that your explanation about your being Iranian but Bahai will really not change people's attitude or conduct towards you. Reason does not work with racists or bigots. On the positive ...


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Just say it like you have here. Thanks, I'm seeking funding, I'll need some time. The professor understands that time is needed. It would be good, however, that you say you will let him know as soon as you have more information, but in, say, three months in any case. If you want to do more, ask him to point you to any papers that you might study during ...


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The general rule for you is that you can ask. It would be good to explain in any request that you need to arrange international travel and that finances are an issue. But the general rule for the university is that they may be very constrained in what they can tell you. There may be rules or agreements about deadlines and about giving out information early,...


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We cannot update submitted applications with new SOP or CV or other information. Unfortunately, this means that you will not be able to update your application due to the regulations of admission. Thus, overthinking it will not help but to make you uncomfortable. Regarding to your situation, there are two possible scenarios I can think of: The ...


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There is a power dynamic in the application process that any applicant needs to be conscious of. There are only a small number of positions for a large number of applicants, which grows to be a very large number at elite institutions. In other words, there is a significant power imbalance to the detriment of the applicant. The consequence of this is that ...


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