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Does the order of referees matter?

I have been in an admission committee for a master program for years now, and I don't think that that matters. The thing to remember is that we see large amounts of applications, so we quickly scan ...
6 votes

Why do referees ask for a school list?

You are asking the professor to recommend you for admission to schools. There are two or three good reasons why she might want a list of the schools to which you are applying: A directed, pointed ...
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2 votes

Should I mention in my SoP that this university is my "top" choice

I wouldn't phrase it exactly like that and I wouldn't spend too many words on it but it is probably fine to mention it briefly. But if you can say why you are particularly interested in study at this ...
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2 votes

Why do referees ask for a school list?

Only the professor can really answer this, but the most likely reason is so that she has a record from you of which letters she should expect to send. Submit-your-letter-here links can go astray (mis-...
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2 votes

Template for follow up mail after no response for a letter of recommendation?

There is probably no template, and it would probably sound insincere anyway. Apologize for asking again so soon, but remind them that there is a deadline. If they can't write for you or don't reply, ...
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1 vote

Teaching Large Graduate Level Classes Online - Information Technology / Computer Science

From my own (limited) experience with teaching online and offline, I found that the number of people that are really engaging with you, showing initiative and asking questions is mostly a small ...
1 vote

What is the difference between a MSc in Mathematics, a MSc in Applied Mathematics, and a MSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics?

Here is my perspective as someone who was the Graduate Coordinator in my mathematics department (at University of Georgia), hence principally involved in graduate admission. It is: I am rather clear ...
1 vote

What is the difference between a MSc in Mathematics, a MSc in Applied Mathematics, and a MSc in Applied and Computational Mathematics?

Mathematics (pure math) implies that the study is to advance mathematics itself. New theories, new areas of study, etc. Applied mathematics implies that mathematics is being used to solve problems in ...
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Did our class do wrong or is the professor being odd?

Don't overthink it. The professor might have 259 new emails each morning and he is simply not able to answer all of them even if he wanted to. (He might not even have checked his linkedin for many ...
1 vote

Did our class do wrong or is the professor being odd?

Of course I cannot tell you for sure why your professor acts like this, but I can tell you one thing: Professors are always busy. Always. You may have had a good relationship with him and he was ...
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