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    Bloomington, IN
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    PhD, Curriculum & Instruction/Education

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  1. Hi, I am applying to Northwestern's Learning Sciences program, and University of Chicago's Comparative Human development program. My GRE scores are 162/151/4.5 (verbal/quant/writing) I just read on here that Northwestern does not consider scores below the 70th percentile. Is this true? Of course, they say on their website that they do not have a minimum, but is there insider info that I am missing? I have three schools that are not so much of a reach as Northwestern and UoC, but I'd like to try (but not if they won't even consider my application because of the GRE.) Other areas of m
  2. Thanks. I think I am just freaking out about admissions right now. I need to breathe!
  3. shanawaz, if you feel like you did similarly to the first time when you got a 4, perhaps you could ask for a rescore?
  4. I have a 4.0 in my Masters program, but during undergrad I got a 3.4 (the poor grades were mostly from freshman year) Will the 3.4 haunt me during my applications to PhD programs, or will admissions see the 4.0 in the MA as more important? I am applying to competitive programs in Curriculum studies. My GRE scores are ok/meh/ok (162v/151q/4.5) but I have good letters of rec. In short, will the 3.4 keep me from schools like Columbia University (Teacher's College) and Stanford?
  5. Undergraduate degree in English Lit GPA 3.4 Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction GPA 4.0 GRE 162V/151Q 4.5 Analytical Writing No research experience, but a lot of teaching experience! Strong writing sample & letters of rec. M.Ed. uni is reputable. Wow, after filling this out I realized—who the f* knows my chances?? This is not even telling information. Well, if anyone has insight anyway, I'm just going to post this, because it will help relieve some stress. The schools I am applying to are as follows: Stanford University University of Wisconsin—Madison
  6. Yeah that makes sense. I just wanted to make sure! Thanks.
  7. I am applying to Northwestern and perhaps UIC. I want to straighten my chances of getting into a school in Chicago. Perhaps there are still students studying education at UoC even though there is no formal dept...?
  8. It's so weird, because that is where so many famous curriculum theorists worked and studied. I want to apply to UoC, but I want to study Curriculum and Instruction at the PhD level. I have a background in English, but their English dept. is very selective, even for me with good stats. Anyone have ideas of what department at University of Chicago would allow me to study Curriculum and Instruction?
  9. Will any of these schools have minimum GRE requirements? I can look them up, but perhaps if say, someone on grad cafe knows that none of the schools do, it will save me a lot of time. I know most schools do not have minimum test score requirements, but I thought I'd double check. Thanks all! Harvard University Stanford University University of California—Los Angeles University of Pennsylvania University of Wisconsin—Madison Johns Hopkins University Columbia University (Teacher’s College) Northwestern Universit
  10. Thank you cowgirlsdontcry! I also found strangefox's post below very helpful. If anyone has any other advice, let me know! Thanks!!
  11. Hi everyone, My advisor said to narrow my list down depending on the professors I want to study with at each university. What is the best way to go about researching the professors? How will I really know? (Background: I'm in a M.S.Ed program and I am applying this year for PhD programs. I have a list of 12 schools, and I want to narrow it down to no more than six. I am currently very happy at my Uni and would love to continue the PhD program here, but I want to see where I can get in elsewhere as well and weigh my options.)
  12. I am in the same boat. I'm a second year Masters and can't find funding. Do you know any languages? Sometimes there are more opportunities if you can teach a language. But I second your question!
  13. I am in Education, so most people don't ask. But my man is a history grad student and when people say, "what are you going to do with that?" he just shrugs... even though he wants to be a professor down the line.
  14. rising_star, I think the question is, if you turn in a SOP around 500 words for a school that asks for max. 1000, will this reflect poorly on your application? I am not sure, I second this question!
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