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  1. I didn't do any interviews so I can't help you on that front, but to search just the stats subforum, click on the search bar in the top right, enter your search term, and then click "This Forum" under the heading "SEARCH IN." Here are the results I got when I searched "interview" in this subforum: https://forum.thegradcafe.com/search/?q=interview&type=forums_topic&nodes=48. Good luck!
  2. Interesting. I (a) acknowledged that there is a reason that ienisesv might have thought it was OK to out people in this forum (people aren't guaranteed anonymity on the Internet); (b) explained that, despite this fact, the norm in this forum is that we shouldn't out people just for the sake of outing them; and (c) gave ienisesv the benefit of the doubt by asking if they have a legitimate reason for asking the OP a personal question so that ienisesv could explain further. If this is criticism at all, it's constructive criticism. And I don't see how it's impolite. I don't want to derail the
  3. While anonymity obviously isn't guaranteed in this forum (or anywhere on the Internet, really), intentionally/directly trying to out people just for the sake of outing them isn't cool. Is there a reason that you're trying to get OP to explicitly name one of their recommenders? Edited to add: I used to think Gauss2017 wasn't a troll, but the fact that they upvoted ienisesv's comment without context is making me change my mind lol
  4. Gauss2017 is missing the point. Nobody denies that the ADA prohibits universities that receive federal funding from denying an applicant solely because of their disability. However, universities that receive federal funding can still deny an applicant because of a poor academic record, even if a disability contributed to the poor academic record. More generally, they can also deny an applicant because they don't believe the applicant has demonstrated sufficient potential for research, even if the applicant hasn't demonstrated sufficient potential for research partially as a result of a disabil
  5. ...Clearly, this is hopeless. This made me laugh. Rather than responding to your post, I think I'll just let you have the last word and stop the conversation here.
  6. I don't think you're a troll. I just think you have a demonstrated record, based on your post history and this conversation, of failing to apply basic analytical reasoning skills. To be clear, I care about, as you put it, society and justice as well. We may even share the same views on many such issues. But it's evident that your reasons for your views are fundamentally flawed and require rethinking. If you really care about these issues, I would suggest that you relearn some of the basics of logic and argumentation before you engage with other people further. I mean this sincerely; these
  7. OK, excuse me; I misremembered. You only said that submitting one's math subject GRE score can't help at Berkeley or Washington. My interpretation of your below post was that (a) you're claiming that the math subject GRE score is NEVER helpful at Berkeley or Washington, since you didn't cite any reason specific to this particular applicant's situation that wouldn't apply to any other applicant, and (b) that you don't mean this to be specific to Berkeley or Washington, but rather simply mentioned those schools because the OP did as examples, which suggests that you think the math subject GRE sc
  8. Um lol. Are you serious right now? I don’t mean to be rude; I’m asking this sincerely because the link you provide is almost entirely irrelevant to your extremely broad claim that submitting a math subject GRE is NEVER helpful for one’s chances of admission. The fact that the UPenn *Philosophy Department* no longer considers the *general GRE* has virtually nothing to do with whether it is helpful for an applicant to *statistics* Ph.D. programs to provide his or her *math subject GRE* score if it is sufficiently high. If you really do think that the link you provided forms the basis of your cla
  9. I would also suggest considering Berkeley, though it seems like more of a reach than a target.
  10. Yeah I have to say I don’t understand Gauss2017’s reasoning at all here. You should submit the subject GRE if you did well on it.
  11. Given your location constraint (which I get--people have different priorities and personal situations), what you said sounds like a good plan.
  12. While I think your profile is pretty good, two of the three schools on your list are among the best in the country. Unlike bayessays, I would not be surprised at all if you didn't get into Stanford or Berkeley given how competitive their applicant pools are, but I do think you have a chance. I think you're more or less correct about the weaknesses in your application. Unfortunately, the very nature of long-term research projects is that they aren't something you can do between now and when you apply, so there's not much you can do about that. How set are you on being in the Bay Area for y
  13. I agree with both GoPackGo89 and Bayesian1701 that you don't really provide enough info for us to really give you any meaningful estimates. All we really know is that you go to a good school, have gotten good grades in math/stats classes, and have done some undefined amount of research-type work (projects and independent study). Many, many Ph.D. programs have students who fit that profile. "Different projects involving R" can be viewed very differently by admissions committees depending on the types of projects you did, e.g. a project you worked on for a month for a class vs. a project yo
  14. Congrats on your offers! I think you're posting in the wrong forum. This forum is for mathematics and (bio)statistics (but mostly (bio)statistics). Good luck choosing!
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