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  1. Leaning IDP, HDHP, or IOGP. Also, I'm taking the fact that both of the Fall IIA classes are already marked as "full, no waitlist" as something of a sign from the universe. Actually, even the lone class that has no specialization (EU in International Affairs, 5805) is full
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  2. It will show up in the warnings that it is full, if it does not say anything it is still open
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  3. time_consume_me

    visa appointment

    For reference, the emb/consulates in Japan show this on the panel (under "Emergency Request Instructions," after login): Students or exchange visitors Purpose of travel is to begin or resume a valid program of study in the United States within 30 days for Japanese applicants and 60 days for non-Japanese applicants when no regular visa appointments are available. This option is limited only to applicants who have not been refused a visa within the last six months at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Essential documentation: Original Form I-20 or DS-2
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  4. Welp, registered for classes (and submitted the override request for 5204). I guess I'm sticking with IIA for the time being!
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  5. My winter semester was easy peasy lemon squeezy - everything worked perfectly and all the courses were still open. I really don't know why Fall semster was being weird
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  6. I was under the impression we couldny enroll in other classes outside our field designation until a week from now?
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  7. Should see something like this in the search page.. Full, No Waitlist 33339 INAF 5204 F Intell & International Affairs .5
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  8. So I am in IIA and all my courses are full and my registration is not until later today - anyone in the same boat?
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  9. I'm in DFP, also curious to see what anyone in this field designation is opting for as well. My time ticket opens up at 14:30. Fall 5012 5011 5016 5100 - Canada in Int'l Affairs Winter 5403 - Diplomacy and Foreign Policy 5429 - Sel. Topics in DFP (might change this one) 5703 - International Public Economics
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  10. Tentatively, signing up for Intelligence and International Affairs (5204), but I'm on the fence as to whether I want to stick with IIA... if they let me change specialization, I'd make a different pick
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  11. Lakehead has waived 2021 GRE requirement for anyone wondering!
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  12. Hey full disclosure; I'm not yet a grad student so I don't know how much you should value what I have to say. But IMO, abstract algebra isn't too important for the subject test. It's never more than a few questions - you can always get >90th percentile by doing well on the other questions. So I definitely wouldn't recommend taking abstract algebra (or number theory) just for the sake of doing well on the subject test. If you have some personal interest in the classes, that's different, but those classes aren't particularly relevant for statistics unless you do something specialized like alg
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  13. I'm hoping to do INAF5244 (Terrorism and Intl Security). For the Winter, I'm planning to register in: 5015 - Rrsch Design Method Int Affair 5214 - Economics for Defence & Secur 5225 - Cybersecurity in Canada (I wanted to do counterterrorism in lieu of this, but it didn't work with my work schedule). What time is your registration? Mine is at 10am.
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  14. Hi! Do you know what the funding 'structure' will be? It seems that typical stipends cannot be paid until students have hold of the I94 arrival form, so I'm wondering what alternative arrangements school come up with (so I can suggest them to my department).
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  15. As far as I've heard (from my program), the September deadline isn't school-mandated, it's actually the law (I guess according to USCIS) that if the international student can't arrive by then, they can no longer come for that semester. The fact that a lot of these schools have been cool with us deferring to Spring, I think, is a big plus. Of course, this whole trainwreck of a year is unprecedented, but I was afraid that schools would force students to defer by an entire year since many PhD programs don't allow you to start on a Spring semester. I am glad that (at least for now), we can start i
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  16. Hello guys, Michigan State University granted its foreign Ph.D. students an opportunity to study and receive stipend remotely during the Fall 2020 semester.
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  17. This seems harsh. Like a punishment. I'm so sorry, this is putting a lot of pressure on international students (and domestic as well) to risk their lives just to make it to campus. For those with the remote learning option, does anyone know if there are any fees associated with online learning. I know tuition is waived and stipends can't be paid due to the law. Is there any other fee? Kindly let me know if you have an idea, thanks.
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  18. I contacted YorkU about what they meant by 'encouraging' but not requiring scores (and if 2 applicants are about equal but one has GRE), and they said that GRE will not factor into admissions this cycle... Still not sure why they said 'encouraged'. I'll be reaching out to a few more schools. If anyone else wants to contact individual schools and clarify their requirements, that would be awesome!
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  19. For Canadian schools, I don't think they place as big of an emphasis on the quant GRE. My quant GRE was in the mid 50s and in the fall 2019 cycle I had 5 interviews, 1 offer & 1 wait-list. I ended up declining the offer & applied again for Fall 2020 with the same quant GRE score and ended up with 5 interviews again, 1 offer, 2 waitlists (UBC being one of them) & for the two other schools that I had interviewed, I had asked to be taken out of consideration prior to them making a decision since I accepted an offer from my top pick. In one of the posts here, I think someone had su
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  20. Thank you! I don't in a clinical setting but through my labs I've been trained on therapy process behavioural coding, I've conducted suicide risk assessments and have interacted with clinical participants
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  21. psyconfused

    GRExit Thread

    Ah finally found the person who created the other list (thank you @PsychApplicant2, we used your list) A current student and I (not a student) created a list for programs in US and Canada https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f6ZyVGn-opa_ijRyntHxfJJkaSNya4h-bwEDeDGInv4/edit#gid=0
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  22. Sigaba

    journals

    While @jbc568's reply was not convivial, I think it would be a mistake for you not to consider very carefully the guidance it offers. As a graduate student you will be expected to generate answers to your own questions. IME, using the application process to develop that skill is very beneficial. Using your OP as an example, providing the names of what one thinks are top journals and then asking for feedback sends an entirely different message than asking for suggestions.
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  23. jbc568

    journals

    If you can't name a single journal it's unlikely anything you write would be accepted to "the best."
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  24. A way to address this question is to use a resource like LinkedIn to identify positions similar to the ones you have in mind as "low level" and to look at the work/education experience of incumbents who have been hired within the last several years. A question. Would you be willing to focus on the administrative and financial aspects of curation if those skills led to more opportunities?
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  25. pigeonbelow

    Pains of Relocating

    Agreed! I always struggle with finding my footing in a new city/town. I've moved enough now to know that I'm guaranteed to experience a month-long emotional low that comes from sudden instability and the feeling of being uprooted. Trying to navigate a new physical and social landscape doesn't help either. What helps me most is just time, really. Once I feel settled in a new routine, the melancholy and much of the stress goes away.
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  26. The short answer is that they probably won't be publishable, because you won't yet be sufficiently familiar with work in the area to generate a new piece of scholarship. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try, just that you shouldn't go in expecting too much of yourself. As a new PhD student, you're still just learning the ropes. Now that all that's out of the way: in order to do this, you'll need to explicitly set out to do it, and that means choosing your paper topics with care. You'll need them to make an original contribution, and that means having a good grasp of the relevant literature
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  27. This book on graduate admissions essays. I'm an excellent writer, but writing an admissions essay (especially within 500-1000 words) was really difficult for me. This book really helped break down what admissions committees wanted, and gave some pretty good sample essays.
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