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  1. Hi all! Just thought I'd start this thread. Where all are you applying? How's the GRE coming along? SoP...? Writing samples? Let's commiserate. I'll start. B.A. (top-ranking public school on the East coast) and M.A. (well-ranked, medium sized public school on the West coast) in art history. GRE registered for end-July. Currently working on my SoPs. Writing sample in my area, but needs much work/editing to be a self contained 20-page essay, as is customary for most programs. Schools shortlisted: University of California, Berkeley, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, Columbia University, City University of New York's The Graduate Centre, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University. Area: Early Modern Europe Here's to another season of applications. May the odds be ever in your favour!
  2. Hey all! Just thought we should start a thread for Comp Bio/Bioinformatics/Biomedical Informatics to track all of the programs and what's going on and stop us from hunting everywhere for news! =). I applied to 12 schools and the only one I have heard back from, so far, is Duke Computational Biology/Bioinformatics - interviews Feb 9-12 or Feb 19-20.
  3. Happy New Year all! I'm snagging an idea from the sociology thread. If my nerdy research proves correct, we will start hearing about PhD in Education acceptances/interviews as early as mid-January. Rejections seem to come later as do Master's notifications. Thought a thread focused on fall 2017 education admissions and cheering one another on would be fun! We also might get more conversations going than in threads about individual schools. And, of course, this thread might help pass the time as we await the congratulatory phone calls and embossed envelopes. Upon checking the results board it looks like we're all still waiting...
  4. Hey guys I thought it would be good to start a thread for people applying for genetic counseling school for Fall 2017. I am starting to prepare for the GRE and the supplemental materials of the application since I will be in the midst of finals when applications are due. I would love to talk to more people about genetic counseling school who are also applying or have applied previously. I am just now getting a list of programs that I want to apply to, which includes: Northwestern University, Emory University, University of South Carolina, Stanford University, CSU Stanislaus, Boston University, University of Michigan, and UT Houston.
  5. I wanted to make a separate thread for EEB stats b/c the programs tend to be pretty distinctive from gen bio and I'm curious what other people are up to this season! Here's a copy of the same rubric that is used in the other threads Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school, such as big state, lib arts, ivy, technical, foreign (what country?)... Overall Reputation in Biology?) Major(s): Minor(s): GPA in Major: Overall GPA: Position in Class: (No numbers needed, but are you top? near top? average? struggling?) Type of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?) GRE Scores (revised/old version): Q: V: W: B: TOEFL Total: (if applicable, otherwise delete this) Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...) Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, SPS officer etc...) Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Special Bonus Points: (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...) Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Applying to Where: School - Department - Research Interest School - Department - Research Interest School - Department - Research Interest 2
  6. Twiddle your thumbs Binge-watch a show on Netflix / AmazonPrime / Hulu Check GradCafe once an hour Do distance searches on GoogleMaps between your current residence and each of your desired programs Find out when your desired programs' Admitted Students days are and check flight or drive options Get super invested in a video game (online or otherwise) Re-read the Harry Potter series (because of course we've all read it at least once) Take up knitting Take up jogging Take up mud wrestling Get a massage Buy a crossword or sudoku book and immerse yourself in words or numbers Make mix CDs or playlists, and really think about how songs can go together Buy a cheap musical instrument and teach yourself to play Spend quality time with a dog, whether it's a friend's, a neighbor's, a family member's, or your own Do the above with a cat and pretend it's reciprocal Make lists of favorites - favorite books, movies, TV shows, songs, albums, potato chips - and share them with friends Create spreadsheet inventories of your books and other media Do a serious top-to-bottom cleaning of your room / apartment / home Go to a local coffee shop for an hour a day and imagine yourself as someone from a different walk of life each time ... By no means an exhaustive list, and mostly tongue-in-cheek...but feel free to add to it!
  7. I am still waiting to hear back from Boston College admissions for their PhD in Curriculum & Instruction. I had a phone interview about 2-3 weeks ago. Anyone else heard anything? I know a couple Higher Ed. people have heard, but that's a completely separate program in the Ed. School with different people making the admissions decisions (or so I've heard). Any insight into their admissions would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Hey, so I've finally heard back from my schools and I'm trying to decide which soc phd program to go to in the fall and I've narrowed it down to three: Princeton, NYU, and Columbia. I don't know what my stipend would be for Princeton yet, but I've been offered around the same for NYU and Columbia (30K ish)...however NYU offers paid teaching positions, whereas Columbia has teaching requirements(about 15 hr/ week) but teaching is unpaid. In terms of programs, I am interested in cultural and computational sociology and it seems like all three programs have the resources/faculty in those areas. I have some extra considerations because I am a single mom of an infant...so the idea of unpaid teaching time seems logistically and financially troublesome, making NYU appealing....but I went to NYU for undergrad and I know there's kind of a stigma against going to the same grad and undergrad. Any thoughts on these programs? How important it is to go to a different school for grad than you went to for undergrad? Also, any single parent students out there with advice/comments?
  9. Hi everyone! I was accepted last week into BU's MTS program at the School of Theology. I am beyond excited and know this school is a great fit for me - however, like every other student applying for grad programs, I applied to HDS as well. According to GC and Google info, they don't release their admissions until March 15-16, which is a week after my acceptance deadline for BU. I asked my current professor if I should accept the offer - he suggested i accept BU and later reject if I get into HDS, but I feel that asking for an extension would be better since I would still possibly want to take classes at BU through the institute. How would I ask for an extension without sounding like it's not my top pick? I would be very happy at BU so it is a top pick for me, but I don't want to put all my eggs in a basket before I hear back from HDS. I want to make sure I make the best pick financially and long term. Thanks!
  10. Hi! I'm asking advice as I received a conditional offer from Cambridge for a PhD in History. The problem is that I've a MSc in Architectural History and Theory and a BA in History of Art and my dream was doing a PhD in one of these subjects- However, my research project involves both architectural history and history and my MSc supervisor suggested me to apply for a PhD in History at Cambridge as there is a potential supervisor which has already worked on my research topic. With my surprise, I have been accepted but now I don't know what to do. Cambridge was my plan B (I know it sounds strange) and I haven't heard back from my first choice (PhD in History of Art at Toronto). In addition, I don't have news about funding from Cambridge. I'm not worried about the supervisor who is expert in material culture (so both art and architecture) but what I fear the most is that I wouldn't fit in the department and that I would regret not being in the Art History one. Is it very stupid to refuse an offer from Cambridge (obviously I will wait for the other notifications to come in)? My supervisor told me that a PhD in History (and from Cambridge) is more prestigious that a PhD in History of Art, Is that true?
  11. Has anyone heard from UW SAFS yet? It says they notify around February 15th... waiting is no fun
  12. Wondering who else applied to Vandy? I applied to the K-12 Education Leadership and Policy PhD program. Getting excited and nervous as we approach January!
  13. My GRE score is 307. What are my chances in getting in the below mentioned universities? Hi, guys I'm from India and I’m currently pursuing my BE in Information Science in VTU,India and I want to do my graduation in MS in MIS. I will be applying for fall 2018. GRE: V-147/Q-160, 307, AWA - 4.0 TOEFL: Yet to take (Will be taking shortly) Grades: 10th grade: 9 GPA 12th grade: 9.3/10 GPA Under-graduation: 4.0/4.0 GPA Projects and awards: 1. IEEE UPP mini sponsorship award - 2015 (2nd in India) 2. GE (General Electric) Edison Challenge - 2016 (National Finalist) 3. Ideas for India - 2016 (2nd in Karnataka) 4. Lead Prayana by Deshpande Foundation, India - Leadership Competition (Won) 5. (Federation of Karnataka and Chamber of Commerce and Industries) Manthan Business Competition - 2016 (Consolation Prize) 6. CMRIT (my College) award of Appreciation (x2) - 2016 I have an extremely strong SoP and LoR. University list: 1) SUNY Buffalo 2) Arizona State University 3) University of Texas at Dallas 4) Iowa State University 5) University of Utah Please mention which of the above mentioned colleges are ambitious, moderate and safe. Please suggest any more universities who would welcome my application.
  14. It's been two to two-and-a-half months since I submitted my applications. I've only gotten one rejection so far, but I haven't heard anything at all from the other five. A few have sent out rejections, but I haven't gotten anything and there have been no status updates on the websites. Is it a good thing or a bad thing that I haven't heard yet, do you think? I've talk to others that I have said some of them didn't receive their acceptances until March. And a few of the programs that I applied to have advised that even if some acceptances have gone out, they do rolling admissions and admissions letters can be sent all the way up until April 15th. No news is good news, right?
  15. Hi I am currently applying to School Psychology PhD programs. I had an interview at one school a month ago and at the time they told us we would find out 2 weeks later. It's been a month and still no response. I've emailed the head of admissions for the program a week ago and haven't gotten a response. After my interview I emailed professors who interviewed me personally and they had emailed me back. Should I email one of them asking when i'll find out my admissions decision or keep waiting?
  16. Hi everyone, I am sure there is a thread about this, but I cannot find it for whatever reason. I received an offer of admission 2 weeks ago at my current university under my current undergrad supervisor. I was technically given till April 15th, but my supervisor asked if I would be able to make a decision earlier. I completely understand and want to respect this request as I am extremely grateful to him and everything he has done over my undergrad degree. The only problem is all the schools I applied to say on their website that decisions will be sent out early or late March, depending on the university. I regret applying to those will a January deadline instead of December now! Ideally, my professor would like to know by mid March so this may leave me in a predicament if I wait and do nothing and am forced to make a last minute decision without real thought. Is it rude to email to universities to ask about my placement due to a time sensitive funding offer? In most cases, do they actually give you a response? Or rather send a generic email like "no decisions will be sent out till..."? If I were to send an email to each school, I was thinking about sending an inquiry for March 1st. I realize it is extremely early, but I absolutely want to respect my professors wishes at this time.
  17. Hey all, I am looking to see how likely I am to get into the following schools with the following criteria. I feel like I am fitting in somewhere around the average requirements of most applicants at these schools, with maybe a slightly lower GPA. GPA: 3.3 from a small liberal arts school in Ohio GRE: 161 V and 159 Q with 5.0 Analytical Writing Experience: 3 campaign cycles as an intern/volunteer (since '08), 3 campaign cycles as a paid staff in field management and data analytics; 1 year in nonprofit fundraising; 3 months interning with a lobbying firm in D.C.; Only 2 years of work experience after completing my undergrad (I took a semester off to work on the 2012 Presidential campaign) and volunteered/interned throughout college on various local, state, and national races in digital and organizing related work. I am applying/have applied to the following schools: Duke Sanford (MPP), Chicago Harris (MPP), Syracuse Maxwell (MPP), UT-Austin (MPA), Georgetown McCourt (MPP), NYU Wagner (MPA), OSU John Glenn (MPA), USC Price (MPA), IU SPEA (MPA). Thanks!
  18. I am applying to KAUST's electrical engineering master's program. I had my technical interview through Skype. I want to share what it was like to help out anyone wishing to apply to KAUST. You will be contacted for the technical interview via email. The email will include a list of topics to study and resources (books and links to material). The four main topics are: calculus, signals and systems, linear algebra, and probability. During the interview, the interviewer will send you pdf documents wth questions pertaining to each topic in them. For some topics, you will be asked to explain how you would solve the given problems to the interviewer, without actually solving them. For other topics, you will be given 15 minutes to solve the given questions after which you tell your answers to the interviewer. You may be asked additional related questions. The interviewer is trying to test the extent of your understanding. In my case, the calculus and signals and systems were discussion type questions whereas the other two topics were done in the 15-minute answer and tell format. Overall, it wasn't hard, but you should study well enough to be able to solve simple problems related to basic concepts. I wish everyone all the best
  19. I know for sure that I want to go to graduate school when I finish my undergrad (spring 2018), however, I'm not really sure where to start. I've been researching a decent amount of schools, but I'm not entirely sure what schools are in my league and which are pipe dreams. I'm interested in both MA and PhD programs. My focus would be in Mayan bioarchaeology. So far I've been interested in Texas A&M, Arizona State, and University College London. By the time I graduate I'll have two field schools, one domestic and study abroad that actually focuses on Mayan Bioarch. My GPA is currently 3.85 overall and 4.0 in anthropology. I volunteer in two archaeology labs and with my university's museum collections. I have a few professors who I believe would write my letters of recommendation. My biggest concern right now is really the GRE, practice tests that I've been taking are putting my scores between 305 and 310. I feel like I've hit a road block and am curious as to if there's schools that I'm completely missing or if these schools are even a possibility for me. Everyone always says to start early, and I'm just hoping I'm on the right path! Any input or suggestions would be great! Thanks!
  20. I have been refreshing my email and checking the results page nonstop with no info from the schools I have applied to yet. Also, check the site religiously for any OT threads to ease my anxiety, but they seem to be sparse. I figured others might be experiencing the same grief.. so I am starting a forum for those needing to vent their stress away like me! TORTURE..
  21. I was recently accepted by the program I had labeled my top choice. I got the assistantship/funding, and the director of the program sent me a personal email and seemed genuinely interested/excited about my entering the program. Yay! I applied to four other schools in the last month as well, and I'm still waiting to hear back from them. However, I had also planned on applying to two more programs on March 1st. I really didn't expect to hear back this early. I'm not sure if I should still go forward with applying to those two programs, or if I should just save the money and wait for the programs I've already applied to. Those two schools aren't exactly my dream schools, so I don't know if it's worth the effort. (Now that I typed all this out, I'm kind of feeling like this is a stupid question, but I'm here and it's done so here goes.)
  22. Hi All! I am a recent graduate (c/o 2016) interested in pursuing a Masters and/or PhD in Urban Planning in Fall 2018 (Interested in merging Public Health and Analytics - Using City/Regional data to create healthier spaces) Undergrad Major: Global Health and Environment, 3.39 GPA (3.76 major GPA) GRE: Haven't taken it yet, but I'm a decent test taker and will probably score in the upper 70s or mid/lower 80 percentile) Programs: Columbia GSAPP's MSUP (Urban Analytics), UC Berkeley, I have spent the past few months interning at public health organizations (domestic & internationally) Here are my questions: (1) Do I have a chance at getting into Columbia and/or Berkeley? Are there other graduate programs that focus on data? (2) Considering more competitive applicants with higher marks, is it possible to receive a scholarship or RA-ship funding for a graduate program with my grades? How can I become more competitive? I don't know anyone in real life who is in UP, which is why I'm here. Anything is better than nothing, so please please impart some knowledge! Thank you! **Also please do the poll above to help me be more competitive,
  23. I thought I'd start a thread for us to update when we hear responses (good or not so good) from French MA and PhD programs. (If this already exists elsewhere, please let me know!) It's still a bit early for most institutions, but I know some are calling for interviews already and based on past years' threads it should ramp up soon! So where has everyone applied? Who have you heard from so far? Top choices? So excited to hear everyone's experiences. Thanks!
  24. Hi all, I am wondering if anyone could potentially clarify the proper protocol to follow when offered admission to a Clinical Psych PhD program after interviewing? I am just curious about the idea of "holding" offers, as I've been told that you shouldn't have more than 1 offer at a time? Should you let 1 school know like 'hey I'm strongly considering you but waiting to hear back from other schools'? If given an offer to your second choice, should you email your first choice to let them know that you have an offer from X University but admission into your University would 'change my mind'? I apologize if my examples are confusing, I just have heard so many mixed pieces of advice regarding this. Thank you for your input!
  25. Kindly reply with my chances for acceptance in following universities : 1. University of Toronto. 2. University of Texas at Austin 3. University of Maryland 4. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 5. Oregon State University Profile - GPA - 9.1/10, Department Rank 1 cumulatively College - CS from one of the top 7/8 IITs GRE - 319 (170+149) TOEFL - 105 Research Publications - 1 international publication in field of Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and Machine Learning Work Exp - 7 months in Samsung as Researcher, 1 year exp as developer in an algorithmic trading firm TA for 1 semester in College. 2 research Interns in India.