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Announcements

Announcements from thegradcafe team about the site and forum.

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Comments, Questions, Etc.

Ask your questions about this site, e.g. the forum and results system here.

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City Guide

Ask the Cafe goers about a town or campus.

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IHOG: International House of Grads

A place for international students to come together. Sorry, no pancakes.

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The Lobby

What can I get you? Chit-chat here!

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The April 15th is this week! Freak-out forum.


  1. 2006 Archive,
  2. 2007 Archive,
  3. 2008 Archive,
  4. 2009 Archive

You're not the only one who is confused as heck. If you have questions about how to accept or decline an offer, this is the place for you.

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Applications


  1. GRE/GMAT/etc,
  2. Interviews and Visits,
  3. Letters of Recommendation,
  4. Statement of Purpose, Personal History, Diversity,
  5. Writing Samples

Transcripts, GREs, Statements, Oh My!

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Waiting it Out

No, checking your mail ten more times a day won't get the notice there any faster.

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Decisions, Decisions

You've got some admits, now what? How do you decide between schools? Are you really making the right decision?

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The Bank

Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, etc.

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Meet and Greet


  1. 2006 Archive,
  2. 2007 Archive,
  3. 2008 Archive,
  4. 2009 Archive,
  5. 2010 Archive,
  6. 2011 Archive

Meet other newbies enrolling at the same school you are.

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Officially Grads

Now that you're in, what about relocating, school supplies, housing, Grad Life, etc.

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Coursework, Advising, and Exams

What do I take? What about my grades? What about my *$%^ advisor? What about comps/quals/becoming ABD?

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Research

How do I pick a research topic? Organize my notes? Find data? Pick which lab to join? Ask and answer questions about how to do research here.

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Teaching

I have a TA position, now what?

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Writing, Presenting and Publishing

This is the place to discuss writing (theses, conference and journal papers, etc.), presenting (powerpoint, LaTeX/Beamer??) and publishing.

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Jobs

Whoa. You're about to graduate. What now?!?!

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Applied Sciences & Mathematics


  1. Engineering,
  2. Finance and Financial Engineering,
  3. Computer Science,
  4. Mathematics and Statistics

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Arts


  1. Digital and Electronic,
  2. Literary,
  3. Music,
  4. Performing,
  5. Visual

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Humanities


  1. Art History,
  2. Classics,
  3. History,
  4. Languages,
  5. Literature, and Rhetoric and Composition,
  6. Philosophy,
  7. Religion

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Interdisciplinary Studies

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Life Sciences


  1. Biology,
  2. Medical

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Physical Sciences


  1. Astronomy,
  2. Chemistry,
  3. Earth Sciences,
  4. Physics

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Professional Programs


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  2. Business,
  3. Clinical Health,
  4. Government Affairs,
  5. Journalism,
  6. Law,
  7. Library Sciences,
  8. Public Health,
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Social Sciences


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  3. Criminology and Criminal Justice,
  4. Economics,
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  6. Geography,
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  10. Sociology

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    attackonthedoctor

    Gotta love it when you move states and the health center deems you a health risk because you don't have an immunization that isn't required in your home state.

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