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    2016 Fall

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  1. I like to revisit this thread every so often just to give myself a little reminder that this process need not be so bothersome. To me (and people like me) who may have gotten a little nutty when applying to undergrad, threads like these are really nice to read.
  2. I've posted in this thread before and received good feedback, but I had a pertinent question that I didn't want to start a new thread for, and couldn't find an appropriate thread to put it in. Results have gone out for the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Insitute (PPIA JSI) fellowships, and I initially was an alternate select at Carnegie Mellon (which is a fancier way of saying "waitlisted"). Well, today I learned that everyone took their fellowship and nobody dropped, so I won't be bumped up to primary select. My question is this: is it kosher to list an alter
  3. Hey there future wonks! My situation is outlined here in the "Am I competitive?" thread. I'm set to graduate soon, and will be taking some time off before applying to schools. Since posting, I've taken a micro-focused econ course ("The Global Economy"), and I'm finishing up a graduate-level class in quantitative political science methods (which has a lot of work in R). The catch is that I've taken both of these on a P/F basis because they're pretty far out of my comfort zone and I didn't want them to tank my grade. I've previously taken an Intro macro course and received an A+, and an
  4. I'll be 32 when I start the application process. I did almost 10 years in the Marine Corps, and I'm glad that I did; I was not mature enough for college when I came out of high school. That's to say nothing of my grades, which were not impressive. Now that I'm a little older, I really enjoy school on my terms and don't see it as a chore.
  5. Hi everyone. Hope you guys enjoy your time here. I'm a current undergrad, which doesn't exactly help much, but if you need help with getting around or moving or what-have-you, just drop a line!
  6. Hi everyone. Long time reader, first time poster. I should note that I'm in the middle of my junior year at undergrad, so this post is not really to assess competitiveness but rather to temper expectations. As in, "Why are you applying to this school/program? You should apply to X instead." I'm a non-traditional applicant with a good amount of work experience, but I'm very new at this grad school game. I'm interested in intelligence and security studies programs, and have based my list around schools that either offer those kinds of programs, or have strong concentrations. Program (M
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