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    Los Angeles
  • Application Season
    2020 Fall
  • Program
    Ph.D. Political Science

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  1. Here is my profile. I honestly feel that the research fit is extremely important and research experience is also very pivotal in increasing your chance. As you can see, my GRE is not amazing, which is really telling with the school that I got into... PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: Top 20 in US Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science Undergrad GPA: 3.9 Type of Grad: N/A Grad GPA: N/A GRE: V156/Q154/AWA5 Any Special Courses: Letters of Recommendation: Faculty mentor for (RA work, summer fellowship, and honors thesis), 2 faculty I've only taken classes with once. Final is a writing lecturer who I am very close with. Research Experience: Summer research experience, 1 year of qualitative data collection for mentor. Teaching Experience: N/A Subfield/Research Interests: IR Other: CP RESULTS: Acceptances($$ or no $$): UCSD $$$, UCD $$, UW-Seattle $$, UW-Madison ($? - idk yet) Waitlists: Rejections: Berkeley, Emory, GWU. Pending: Stanford, UChicago, UPenn, NotreDame, LSE. Going to: Probably UCSD. LESSONS LEARNED: Get started one year early. If applications are due December of 2020, start january of 2020. Start working on research, SoP, Diversity Statement, and study for the GRE. GRE really don't mean anything in the long haul, it is to filter applicants. If you get below 50%, you should try to get above 60%tile. SOP is all about concision but also descriptive of your research interest, agenda, and it should outline your preparation for graduate work (it's going to be hard, are you ready?). Refine your SOP, DS, and Writing Sample because those MATTERs the most. I ended up with over 20 drafts of SOP, 10 drafts of DS, and 13 drafts of my writing sample. Work hard, and your effort will be rewarded.
  2. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad Institution: Top 20 in US Major(s)/Minor(s): Political Science Undergrad GPA: 3.9 Type of Grad: N/A Grad GPA: N/A GRE: V156/Q154/AWA5 Any Special Courses: Letters of Recommendation: Faculty mentor for (RA work, summer fellowship, and honors thesis), 2 faculty I've only taken classes with once. Final is a writing lecturer who I am very close with. Research Experience: Summer research experience, 1 year of qualitative data collection for mentor. Teaching Experience: N/A Subfield/Research Interests: IR Other: CP RESULTS: Acceptances($$ or no $$): UCSD $$$, UCD $$, UW-Seattle $$, UW-Madison ($? - idk yet) Waitlists: Rejections: Berkeley, Emory, GWU. Pending: Stanford, UChicago, UPenn, NotreDame, LSE. Going to: Probably UCSD. LESSONS LEARNED: Get started one year early. If applications are due December of 2020, start january of 2020. Start working on research, SoP, Diversity Statement, and study for the GRE. GRE really don't mean anything in the long haul, it is to filter applicants. If you get below 50%, you should try to get above 60%tile. SOP is all about concision but also descriptive of your research interest, agenda, and it should outline your preparation for graduate work (it's going to be hard, are you ready?). Refine your SOP, DS, and Writing Sample because those MATTERs the most. I ended up with over 20 drafts of SOP, 10 drafts of DS, and 13 drafts of my writing sample. Work hard, and your effort will be rewarded.
  3. Yup, just want to confirm that it's real. I really think fitness with the department matters most.
  4. start with you research interest, history of doing research, why you are interested. If you've done research, describe it maybe. Also talk about the fit with the program. What professors do you want to work with or why is this particular institution will be beneficial to you?
  5. Just got one today from UW
  6. Heard back from Emory yesterday: rejection... Oh well. Good luck to everyone!
  7. I applied to 13 schools, 12 Americans and 1 UK. IR focus is on international organizations, cooperation, political economy.
  8. I got mine on Tuesday, interviewed on Wednesday. Good luck!
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