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  1. Alas, rejection finally comes.
  2. OChemist

    2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Way to go! Congrats everyone on acceptances!!!
  3. OChemist

    2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I wish they would just send out the rejection already. It is an excruciating wait and I have no admits to focus on...
  4. Vc prestou seu GRE em BH?

  5. OChemist

    2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    @Dibenzofulvene, I know of a lot of people who changed advisors more than once. My own father switched advisors twice during his M.Sc. in Materials Science at Penn State. That didn't stop him from completing it with the maximum grade from all 5 members of the committee, one of which had been his previous advisor, with whom he had engaged in verbal altercation. They all said he should have gone on to defend a Ph.D. with his results. So these internal issues you're struggling with have a way of being resolved. As for some particular school being so short-sighted as to judge you on first impression and put all the blame on you for changing advisors ("you're not committed" and the whole yada-yada), screw 'em. You probably don't want to be there anyway.
  6. Here I am obsessing over checking my e-mails for the last two weeks. Really discouraged at this point though. I think Scripps mostly finishes their interview invites by early January. No joy for me I think...
  7. @Dibenzofulvene, congratulations!! Must have been a Merry Christmas indeed!
  8. Way to go!!!!!! Congrats Dragon_ChemBio!
  9. OChemist

    2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Way to go @ochemist94!! Congrats!!
  10. Me too! Scripps is one of my top choices for the same reasons. I think it would offer one of the best trainings I could possibly wish for. I am totally total synthesis, interested in research by Baran, Boger and Roush (even though he's in FL and I would prefer to go to CA). Engle does some pretty interesting stuff though. It is actually hard to choose from among all of the options. I have a friend who works in C-H activation and would really like to work at Yu's lab after he finishes his PhD... Hope it works out for us!
  11. Hey @Dibenzofulvene, are you?
  12. OChemist

    Chances at top programs

    This is too funny!
  13. OChemist

    2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I hope we all get accepted! I'm 31, waiting for the next year is not an option for me...
  14. Let's bring this thread back to lifeā€¦ Anyone else applying to Scripps for Fall 2017?
  15. OChemist

    2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Found this on other threads, might be useful to standardize our answers. 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

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