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  1. Oops, I thought you meant Penn State Anyone hear from Penn State?
  2. I actually logged into inquire about this and saw your comment, especially Penn State. I'm still waiting to hear back from them, but it looks like at least some of the Sociology folks have already heard from the school. Glad to know I'm not the only one wondering about this... :(
  3. Hey Focault - I actually have the same issue with Stanford. I did upload a copy of my official transcript thinking it'd be sufficient, but the website says they require two official transcripts up front. I'm debating whether I should send transcripts just to be safe. For schools that are still awaiting GRE scores, maybe go to the ETS website just to double check you sent the scores using the correct institutional code. I had to resend my GRE scores to another school because I used the departmental code when it was explicitly stated on the website NOT to. Hope everything works out!
  4. I actually have a very similar issue. All of my research has been qualitative based and I'm worried that schools won't view that favorably. I did take 2 stats courses (intro and intermediate) in undergrad and did fairly well (A-s in both classes), but don't have experience with quantitative research at all. By the way, did Penn State offer any funding for your masters? I saw your earlier posts and you mentioned you've been accepted to some JD programs as well. I'm interested to know what your plan is. I only ask because I think we might have very similar interests. Sorry if I'm asking to
  5. Hey, thanks for this info. You say you have a lack of experience in statistics - could you elaborate on this? By an "existing background in statistics," do you mean quant research or stats courses?
  6. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! Will take your advice to heart. I wish you the best of luck with everything!!!
  7. It was some phd student that I met on another online forum. What he was basically saying was that there are hundreds of students from Yale, Harvard, etc with a 4.0 and still struggle to get into top 20 schools and I, someone "from the country," meaning Canada, don't even have a shot at top 100 schools and should look elsewhere. He told me the reason I'm "so out of touch with the real world" is because I'm from Canada. I don't know why he was so hostile toward me, but I feel much better that apparently what he told me was bogus. Thank you for the comment! Fortunately, he isn't. He's ju
  8. Thank you for your comment. I know admission into any school isn't guaranteed just because you have good stats; but what this guy told me really threw me off and ruined my day. I'm a bit relieved that I at least have a shot at these schools. Thank you!
  9. Hi everyone, I'm a Canadian student planning to apply to US phd programs in sociology next year. I'm currently in my last year of study and expecting to graduate with a CGPA of 3.9. I've conducted several independent research projects, one of which has recently been submitted for publication (IF: 1.1X), based on the recommendation of the professor who supervised my research. I'm also working on my Honours thesis, which, again my supervisor (a different professor) tells me I should seriously consider publishing. I haven't taken the GRE yet, but I also know that the GRE is not a deter
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