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Is it possible to enroll in a college just to do a master's thesis?

Is it possible to apply to the master's program only for the thesis option? And use the grades from the master's program for the coursework component of the program? The short answer is no. I would ...
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How to find conferences based on locations

You could look at student sites of professional societies or ask the question in specific student information fora of these. Other students might have recommendations not just on places but also on ...
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Grading on a curve in required doctoral course, failing as a result

How could I talk to the professor and tell him that I put a lot on effort in his class, but due to my lack of programming experience my performance was way below the average of the class? The ...
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Grading on a curve in required doctoral course, failing as a result

You are not failing because the professor is grading on a curve. You are failing because you do not understand the material. It is likely you will get an F for this course. Can you withdraw from the ...
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Grading on a curve in required doctoral course, failing as a result

The original version of the question asked: What should I expect about my grade in this situation? We do not know. I went to a top grad school where all the students were brilliant, and so even the ...
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Grading on a curve in required doctoral course, failing as a result

This indicates that the top 20% of students get A's, the next 20% get B's, and then C's, then D's, then F's. Since you're in the bottom 15%, you should expect an F. Sorry. Edit: in response to your ...
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Precedents of student affair/DEI providing input in faculty hiring, promotion, and evaluation?

There are usually rare cases of just about everything. However: An office of diversity would most likely be involved in setting policy that other parts of the university must adhere to. But, in the US,...
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Is the ranking of a university/PhD program any more (less) influential for a non-traditional student aiming for Industry Research?

Since there is no answer, I convert my comments. PhDs in math from higher rated places get much higher salaries. The statistics is well known. Of course it assumed the degree is granted by the place. ...
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I want to change PhD programs because the city is unsafe, how do I approach this?

I agree with the others about doing your research before applying and being candid with your advisors. If you want to go somewhere else, you have to tell them and hopefully, they will be kind and ...
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Today is April 26th, and I still haven't received any response concerning my application to 2 Ph.D. programs. Is this normal?

I sympathize with you that getting a canned response "to read their FAQ regarding response time" on April 12th is incredibly frustrating, though it's likely your message did not go to ...
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Today is April 26th, and I still haven't received any response concerning my application to 2 Ph.D. programs. Is this normal?

If you are rejected you will most likely get a clear statement of it. I'd guess that they are still processing applications and only starting to make offers. Lack of a clear answer is probably a ...
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I want to change PhD programs because the city is unsafe, how do I approach this?

You may want to do some research before you choose another program. Many US University campuses are in unsafe places, unfortunately (there are several reasons for that). And do not go to the ...
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I want to change PhD programs because the city is unsafe, how do I approach this?

There is no need to agonise over the strategy to do this --- just be candid with your supervisors and seek a recommendation based on your existing work. If you are not enjoying yourself in the city, ...
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