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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    MIT is done. Everyone who got the email and not rejected is on the back-up
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Ah okay, that’s great to hear!! Thanks for sharing.
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Has anyone heard from Stanford yet? thanks!
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    It’s definitely not entirely true my gpa is equally low and I also got interviews from several of the top places. however, I also know for a fact that there were gpa cutoffs at certain programs this year. If you didn’t make that mark then your application wasn’t sent forward for review. I only say this for future reference for people because I wish I had focused more on my gpa myself. there’s definitely still hope for everyone though!
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    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Does anyone know if Stanford Microbiology & Immunology is done?
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Congrats maya! Do you know if they’re sending more and did you get an official email? Also if you don’t mind, would you mind sharing the range of your gpa? I’be heard most programs are doing gpa cutoffs this year
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Getting a really high GRE will automatically pull up your grades, I wish I had spent more time on that now
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    being international definitely doesn't help and it's also not something you can really change. So they claim that they are looking for people with the capacity to do really great research so having good letters of recommendations from a top lab, publications, extensive research etc really helps. However, I learned this year that that alone will not get you into the top programs. Unfortunately it seems like a lot of programs do have GPA cutoffs and with a subpar GRE such as myself that's not great. I think that the applicant most likely to get in already has top grades - if you look at the profiles on people at gradschool cafe I notice that almost everyone getting interviews has a 3.7-3.8 and great GREs. I thought that this wouldn't necessarily be the case, but it seems like it is. It's probably this and then a connection to a lab at the institution
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    I know very few people straight from undergrad in neuro phd programs - I know people in other fields but not in neuro. Also, if you look at the profiles of current phd students at the top programs, almost nobody is straight from undergrad - there's usually only one
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    I wouldn't lose hope! From what I have heard of very few people from undergrad get directly into phd programs nowadays. also if you're not in undergrad, I'd say the same. It seems like most programs have a 2-5% acceptance rate especially this year with more applications being sent in. There is definitely more people not hearing back then people hearing back. For example, one of my grad student supervisors in my lab in undergrad got rejected from all phd programs the first time - the next time he was somehow accepted to all of them and choose to go to a top 3 program
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Does anyone have any idea on when Stanford is coming out? Also I really think that programs should send rejections at least relatively soon after their interview invites. It’s really not that difficult to automate and would save a lot of anxiety
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    I got a missed call from an “unknown caller” at 6... pretty sure it was just a telemarketer... However, people who who have already received invites for Yale via phone, did you get an official email as well?
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    For those of you who received an invite for Yale, did your online application change in anyway? Also, would it be safe to say that Yale is done with invites after 5? Just super nervous... and about Columbia, they seem to be all tracks and I was given the option to choose either weekend. However, I feel that they could be sending more! I wouldn’t give up just yet 😊
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Columbia just sent out an email for its first interview weekend and there are 29 applicants on the list. I know they have another interview weekend as well so I estimate that they are interviewing around 60 people. That's quite a lot, on their website their seem to be about 20 people a year. This is only a 30% chance approximately. Do you know if they are accounting for people to turn down their offer? I'm wondering if it's like close to 50% for being accepted? I'm just really worried as it is one of my top choices and people were saying that if you receive an interview than you're pretty much in. Statistically it doesn't seem like it though
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    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Are there any neuro programs that are officially done with sending invites? Just wondering if we can get a list going so we don't have to keep wondering. Also so that more than 1 person doesn't have to call in and ask.
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