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jmillar last won the day on April 1 2018

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  1. I just looked up the program and it's a one year applied program in data science: http://www.stat.cmu.edu/academics/graduate/the-masters-in-statistical-practice-program
  2. If they were interested in applied programs, I think they wouldn't have too much of a problem getting in. There still might be somewhere you can get in with C's in Calc for a more traditional program, it just might be harder to find. Would still be good to be more comfortable with Calc as even Michigan's Biostats MS program has a year of Casella and Berger, but it's considered 600 level instead of 500 level.
  3. I think it varies by program. Mine was a bit more strict, but that was likely because our department was a combined Math/Stat department and tended to focus more of theory and less on application. Calc, Linear Algebra, and upper level Probability and Statistics are all pretty standard requirements. Usually this means it's not listed in USNews. That doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad program, though.
  4. I would echo retaking Calc at the very least. To put this in greater context, I went to an unranked Statistics program (but more traditional with plenty of theory), and we were required to have at minimum B's in Calc I-III, Intro to Real Analysis, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and upper level Probability and Statistics. If you were missing one or two, they would allow a conditional acceptance as long as you made up the classes within the first year. You will really want to be comfortable with Calc, or else you're going to struggle with first year Mathematical Statistics.
  5. That is correct, unless something changed this year. I went on reserve status the first two years to use other university funding sources.
  6. Does your university participate in cost sharing? Here is an example of what that can look like: https://rackham.umich.edu/funding/funding-types/cost-sharing-by-rackham/
  7. They're talking about this: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18573/nsf18573.htm It said 1,500 for this year, but perhaps they decided to honor the previous solicitation. Next year will likely have 1,500 awards.
  8. You also cannot yet be enrolled in a new graduate program when applying after a two year gap. The only way this works is if you are applying to start a PhD program in Fall 2020.
  9. Maybe it's only for newer awardees? I got it in 2016 as a MS student and have only been required to send yearly updates. This sounds maybe like something extra the department/university has requested? We turn ours in every May 1st. (Except for this year, it's been pushed back until May 15th. That likely means students will have until then to accept new awards as well.)
  10. There are many programs where you are "guaranteed" funding, but the form that takes can be very different between universities, and even between departments. In my department, most people are funded by training grants or their PI's grants. In the department my housemate is in, people are funded almost solely through Teaching Assistantships, which take up a considerable amount of time. Being able to have a few years without teaching to focus solely on research is huge and a big reason why many of them apply as already matriculated grad students.
  11. Woah, I feel like I haven't seen you in two years! Good luck with this cycle!
  12. If it says received, it should be under review. For people that were rejected early for formatting issues or ineligibility, emails were sent out previously.
  13. https://twitter.com/ncarleson/status/1106405423463055361
  14. They were reinstated:
  15. They used to have this data available, but it has been absent from their website for the last decade. You can see the 2008 cycle here: https://slideplayer.com/slide/1426742/ and up to 2004 cycle here: https://web.archive.org/web/20041207031455/www.ehr.nsf.gov/dge/programs/grf/grfstat.asp
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