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  1. I'm considering a school in which there is a potential advisor who matches my research interests perfectly and we got along well during my visit. He guaranteed I would be able to work in his lab this summer before graduate school starts, and I would be able to join his lab completely if I chose. My only worry is that there aren't really any other advisors at that school who are taking grad school students next year. What if my initial opinions of this PI are off and I end up not liking his lab? I have other schools to choose from who have a variety of good advisor options, but their research doesn't excite me quite as much. I suppose this would be a safer option in having more people to choose from. Does anyone have any opinions about how to handle this?
  2. Did nothing become of this again? Still haven't heard back from them.
  3. I really did call UChicago and the lady said that they would release decisions yesterday. I didn’t receive anything though, so I guess I was lied to ?
  4. I just called UChicago, and they said decisions will be emailed by February 2nd. I’m guessing they’ll all be rejections at this point.
  5. Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts collegeMajor(s): ChemistryMinor(s): Math/Applied PhysicsGPA in Major: 3.98Overall GPA: 3.94Position in Class: Type of Student: DomesticGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 160V: 167W: 4.5S: 53%Research Experience: One experience at my home institution, one ORISE Fellowship and 1 REU Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) A few ACS awards, one Freshman Chemistry AwardSpecial Bonus Points: One research mentor is on the admissions board for one of the schools I'm applying to.Applying to Where: MIT, UChicago, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, GA Tech, Ohio State, NYU, Boston U, UT Austin, UC Davis
  6. It was unfortunately the PDF that was wrong. The photo is what I am talking about. Most of the apps that I sent are already due, but should I try and resend an improved PDF? I wanted it right justified and the start of the second set of numbers accidentally has a space between 2014 and the hyphen. Is this enough of an issue where I should let admissions know, or am I worrying too much?
  7. Hi everyone, I just noticed that my resume that I sent to many of my schools had some improper formatting issues. Namely, some columns of dates are slightly misaligned. Is it worth it to try and send a neater looking copy? Thanks in advance.
  8. Thanks for the input. Obviously there’s no guarantee that I’ll get into those top schools, but I didn’t want it to be because the Q score on my GRE was too low...
  9. Hi, I recently took the Chem GRE and scored a 167V and 160Q. Am I wasting my time applying to some of the higher end schools (UChicago, Berkeley, Stanford, MIT etc.) with that lower Quantitative score, or is there hope? I have a 3.938 GPA for another metric. I also have a REU experience and a positive letter of rec from someone who obtained a Ph.D. from one of those schools and was a postdoc at another one of them, although I'm not sure how much that will help...
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