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  1. I'm not in your field, but are you confident about your personal statement? I feel like that made a very big difference in my applications
  2. I'll be starting my PhD in Bioengineering there this Fall(:
  3. I think we would need a bit more background to give a realistic estimate- do you have practice GRE scores available yet? I think those are a great variety of universities, but I would strongly encourage you to add 2 universities with a bit lower notoriety/name recognition. Find the programs that have the research that you find most interesting, don't simply apply because they sound fancy.
  4. So I have accepted a PhD offer at a very prestigious institution, but I am concerned about the PI that I will be working under. He has exhibited a lot of red flags, and I am under the impression he is not a good mentor, bordering on labor abuse. Is it possible to defer my other PhD admissions for a year, granting me time to see whether my concerns are valid, or if the relationship can work? If so, how should I phrase this to the other institutions?
  5. Ooookay I'm fucking livid and I'm mostly to blame. F/G, E/VG, VG/VG I'm a BS/MS student, but when I applied, I had no graduate courses counting towards my GPA. The only academic level that can reapply, as BS/MS students can, is level 1. So that's what I selected. WOW THAT WAS A MISTAKE. The ONLY negative comment on my application was from Reviewer 1, same comment for both IM and BI: The academic level is 1 for this applicant. However, she is already in here first year of graduate school. NOT HAPPY
  6. God I didn't know this was coming soon, and had a nightmare I didn't receive it last night. That was quite an accurate prediction. Honestly, I'm crushed. Congrats to all who were awarded it!
  7. I emailed them last night: "Award announcements are traditionally made by early April. If there is a change that warrants notification to the community, it will be provided as soon as possible."
  8. I've accepted a PhD position to join a specific group's laboratory. We have already gone over the details of the position, and they sent a group email to his lab members welcoming me. I don't start until Fall, and am wondering how I should keep the communication lines open with this PI without annoying him.
  9. I've accepted a PhD position to join a specific group's laboratory. We have already gone over the details of the position, and they sent a group email to his lab members welcoming me. I don't start until Fall, and am wondering how I should keep the communication lines open with this PI without annoying him.
  10. I had actually booked my flight for the visit, but canceled it after I received that email. That is not the kind of environment I'm looking for. Very bummed such a great program could be so unprofessional.
  11. Background: I asked the outreach person if I could receive the same materials that visiting students receive in the case that I can't make the visit myself. I made clear I wanted to go, but if I could not, I didn't want to be missing any of the information. Email got forwarded to the department head, and he was fucking RUDE. The whole thing was basically a call out of how I'm going on too many visits (I've only been on 2...). I never said where the school is on my list (it WAS top 3). Here's the line that really got me: "If we are that low on your list, I would much rather have you simply decline our offer now rather than waste everyone else's time"
  12. I've been accepted to 5 programs so far, and all have invited me to their grad student visit days. I have crossed one, a school whose offer I won't be accepting, off my list. With the other 4, I just don't know which I'll accept yet, they all have their benefits. I am still in school and my research lab, however, and I don't want to miss that much time to go on visits. I truly don't know how to prioritize which program visits I should attend. Any advice is much appreciated!
  13. That's honestly really comforting to hear. I was CONVINCED I would be rejected from everywhere I applied. I assume you're published?
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