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  1. AntiSpinel

    Chemistry Fall 2019 cycle

    Now that most US grad schools have started accepting applications... Here is an old copy & paste profile format to make things a bit easier. Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school, such as big state, lib arts, ivy, technical, foreign (what country?))Major(s):Minor(s):GPA in Major: Overall GPA: Position in Class: Type of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?)GRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: V: W: S: Research Experience: Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:Special Bonus Points: Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Applying to Where:School - Department - Research InterestSchool - Department - Research InterestSchool - Department - Research Interest
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    Interviews for top US/UK programs?

    @Ketchup, cool! thanks for your reply! I had thoughts that the writing sample section would be more relevant for the arts and humanities... guess not having to upload one would save some time in the application process! All the best everyone!
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    Interviews for top US/UK programs?

    Hey cool, thanks for your reply! I have started looking up at some of the application forms and have noticed a section for uploading supporting/supplementary writing samples. May I check if writing samples are generally required in chemistry PhD applications?
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    Interviews for top US/UK programs?

    Hello! I'm going to be applying for Fall 2019 admissions (good luck to everybody!) and was wondering if there will be an interview component after the submission of the application and LORs. I do know that UK schools (oxbridge) usually conduct an interview after reviewing our applications but I read elsewhere that top US schools normally do not conduct interviews and make admission decisions based solely on the application materials. Is this true? In that case, if I were to visit the US grad school next year during their visits (should I be fortunate enough to be gifted an acceptance)... will there be an interview of sorts then? Thanks for all your help and all the best for your applications!!!
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    Should I contact the profs before applying to the program?

    Alright may for the UK applications if we are applying to the department/school or to the lab? It appears to me that for UK applications... having a placing may not guarantee funding so would it be advisable for me to check with the profs if they have funding for a PhD student for the new year?
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    Should I contact the profs before applying to the program?

    @pchem: thanks for your reply! I figured that I probably will not be able to get a reply from some of the bigname professors given their busy schedule too! May I know why you were advised to wait for an acceptance to the program before contacting the professors?
  7. Hello! I am an international applicant who is considering to apply to UK/US grad schools for chem this coming Dec for the 2019 Fall cycle. I was wondering if I should be making some initial email contact with potential supervisors at the grad schools I intend to apply to before making the application to the program. Unfortunately, visiting the schools or the prof in-person would be quite impossible until the official visit weekend... so the next alternative I have will be email correspondence/skype. Would that be advisable and if so, how early should I be making contact with them (this summer...?) ??? Thanks!!

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