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  1. Hi, I'm a political science PhD applicant and could not find any active polisci forum... Maybe we can make one ourselves! I know it's a bit early, but has as anybody heard from any schools? It seems from the results that some already got accepted from Yale (a few), Harvard (one) and Princeton (one). I know it won't change anything ... but sharing won't hurt anyone, and in the future we will be walking down the same road anyway! P.S. I did interview today with Emory.
  2. Chances this time around?

    hey everyone! was curious if anyone's in the same boat as me? I know my GRE scores are horrendous, but they're also expiring. I also have horrible test taking anxiety.. I cried during my fist exam in my MA program... Sad... I know... A grown man crying for anxiety and stress. LOL. here are my stats - Mid 20's - B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology (minor in English // TA for 1 semester // RA for 1 year) - M.A. in Sociology (graduate minor in Research Methodology // TA for 2 years // RA for 1 semester) - 1 year and 4 months RA work for a NCI Cancer Research Center Partnership at my undergraduate institution - 3.8 GPA (undergrad Overall) // 3.6 GPA (MA Overall) - 3 years of AmeriCorps and 1 year with CACGP - GRE 146V, 144Q, 3.5AW ---> VERY LOW...I KNOW : ( Not a very good test taker... I don't think I can stress this enough) - Research interests: Medical Sociology; Race/Ethnicity; Demography; Public Health - Currently working in health research for the VAMC I know I can be very critical about myself, but I took it lightly when I first applied in the Fall 2014 cycle when I got rejected from ALL 8 programs I applied to. HELP!
  3. CSULB MSW fall 2018

    Hey I wanted to start a thread to see if anyone was working on their applications yet to compare stats and acceptance/ rejection timelines. I applied to only CSULB last year, on the application deadline and wasn't accepted so this year I'm trying to get things in early. Experience: 2 years working in an FSP adult/ TAY program, Peace Corps, 2 years intake/ brand management for addiction recovery centers, 3 years senior adult caregiver, 2 years tutor/ youth mentor and I'm also currently running a DBT skills group. Overall GPA is a 3.2, upper division is 3.5
  4. UT MSSW Spring 2018

    Has anyone heard back yet from UT on their 2018 spring application for the MSSW program? I know the deadline was only four days ago but I just wanted to check in and see! Good luck to everyone!
  5. I applied to the School of Continuing Studies in Real Estate at Georgetown. I received a rejection letter on Sunday, which was surprising. I have been out of school for 15 years, worked in the world of commercial real estate brokerage for 14 years at the top company in the world, currently running a family real estate business, have 2 real estate licences in separate states and have the best letters of recommendation from 2 individuals that are engrossed in the real estate profession. I feel like this decision was very out of the blue and strange to reject someone with more experience than the beginner fresh out of college.
  6. Donald Trump Scandal

    Hello everyone, I am unapologetically paranoid about graduate school admissions. My undergraduate grades fluctuated quite a bit. I attended a community college for two years receiving a 3.4 GPA. I then transferred to a top 75 liberal arts college where I received a 3.2 GPA. My total undergraduate GPA works out to be a 3.3 which is not very good for more competitive programs in international development/public policy. I was hoping that I could get your feelings on my chances at admissions at Columbia SIPA and John's Hopkins SIAS. Other things to consider: I served in the Peace Corps in Africa for two years Taught in Asia for 1.5 years. Conducting research in Central America from July 2017-July 2018 I won and declined a Fulbright ETA grant. In total, I will have 4.5 years of international work experience before my program begins. My brother is a current undergraduate student at Hopkins and is researching at SIAS. I think that I will have rock solid letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors. I completed three internships during my undergrad and worked 20+ hours per week. White, gay, male Tell me what you think.
  7. Hi, Anyone past or present get accepted into both programs? What was your decision? What factored into your decision? Thanks in advance!
  8. Here is the scenario I'm trying to work out in my head... I'm applying to like 5 CSUs for their MSW programs, all programs have an application period from October to late January. Notifications are often on a rolling basis, meaning you apply early you hear back early. You also have an advantage by applying early because there are more open spots and it sounds like it becomes more competitive the closer to the deadline admission notification goes. Some people hear back as early as February, many hear back in March. All of the MSW grad programs have a time limit to accept, usually between one and two weeks after notification. So if I am to find out the good news that I was accepted to CSULA in mid February, I would have till basically the 1st of March to decide, but that means I would be missing out on other schools that notify later, like UCLA. The UCLA MSW program is my top choice. UCLA does not send out acceptance notifications till mid to late March. I'm worried I will hear back from a few great CSU grad programs with good news early because I plan to apply early to give myself that advantage, but then will have to give up on UCLA. UCLA might not even take me, but there is a good chance as I have a high GPA and some pretty good experience, it would be a dream come true to go there but you never know, they might not admit me. What is the penalty for accepting admission to a CSU MSW program and then cancelling it after finding out you got into UCLA? What are your thoughts about this problem?
  9. Hi everyone! I'm very interested in Penn State's (not UPenn) Bioengineering PhD program, but I have not been able to find much information regarding admission stats or applicant profiles. If you have been accepted to this program or know any info about the selection process, replies would be great! I'm looking to apply for the Fall of 2018. I also have heard that some applicants to this program that were rejected were offered admission to Penn State's 1-year non-thesis masters program in Biomedical Engineering, which I wouldn't mind at for a back up situation. Have any of you participated in this program? I ultimately want to get my PhD, so I'm curious if this program would be a good segue into Penn State's PhD program. Also any opinions on how I stack up among the applicant pool at Penn State or other PhD bioengineering/biomedical engineering programs would be great. Here's an overview of my application: Overall GPA: 3.6 Major GPA: 3.8 GRE: Taking in August Research Experience: 1 semester of nanotech research for drug delivery applications summer undergrad research assistant for unrelated field (don't even know if I should include on my application) summer research assistant for bio-membrane science lab (professors both very established in the field of membrane science) will be starting and completing my honors thesis this fall (use of polyelectrolytes for virus inactivation, applications in downstream biopharmaceutical processing) Publications/Conferences: None. Honors thesis will be submitted for publication at time of application. Letters of Rec: 2 Strong LOR from well-known professors in separations science, 1 strong LOR from post-doc (probably not as strong since not from professor?) Grants/Awards: Several university scholarships and prestigious state government scholarship in my state, no grants. Don't feel competitive enough to apply for grants, thoughts? Research Interests: Biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, regenerative medicine Extracurriculars are mostly related to leadership experience: tutor within sorority, peer mentor within College of Engineering Other schools interested in: Rutgers CSU - Fort Collins University of Arkansas Duke? Still looking around, if you have others that you think would be a good fit let me know Any input is appreciated!
  10. Hello, I'm interested in the one year Master of Science in Public Policy program at NYU's Wagner School. It seems like a pretty unique program to me, and I'm having trouble finding any information about acceptance rates or thoughts on past applicants. etc. Does anyone have any thoughts about this program or is anyone else applying/does anyone know any admissions statistics? Thank you! - M
  11. CSUMB Monterey MSW Fall 2017

    Anyone out there accepted or considering CSUMB for MSW?
  12. Waiting for an answer

    The school I applied to extended their fall deadline to April 10. I applied by April 10 and now I am wondering when they will send a acceptance or decline letter since usually fall acceptance letters are sent by April. Anyone have any idea?? Thanks!
  13. Anyone going to Smith?

    I accepted my offer to Smith's Advanced Standing program and wanted to see if anyone else is going! Any thoughts on the program?
  14. I've narrowed down my final two choices for a PhD beginning Fall '17 to Johns Hopkins University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (School of Engineering) and Brown University's Department of Biostatistics (School of Public Health). I've been accepted at both. I'm interested in applied statistics (I have work experience in data science and an M.S. already), so biostatistics sounds like a natural fit. I'm curious about the reputation of the Brown program. It seems small but mighty! My concern is that by going to Brown, I'm throwing away the opportunity to rub shoulders with JHU Biostatistics (they rejected me), but I suspect it's better to like the department you're in rather than the department you're near. I haven't heard much about JHU AMS. Thanks in advance for your $0.02.
  15. So, I've applied to 3 programs this year (my second year doing so but my first year really understanding the process) and the first one chronologically was Northern Arizona University. NAU required everything turned in by early January. As of last week, I had not heard back from any of the three so I reached out. The other two had accepted another student and just hadn't sent any rejection letter (I've never received a rejection letter, to be fair). Northern Arizona's bio program coordinator responded to me Feb 6 saying my chosen advisor had no clue who they were going to accept. I called a week ago and the lady in the program said she would inform the coordinator and my advisor choice that I'm awaiting a decision and that they were "very behind". Nothing on here shows acceptances this year yet. Has anyone else had an issue like this or know if that means you're just in the reject pile but they're waiting to see if someone rejects an offer? Thanks!
  16. Hey all! I really wanted to start an acceptance thread for a while, but I waited! Hopefully, it's around a good time right now to start one. I wanted to ask all of you macro/micro biologists on this site about what programs you'll be attending starting this fall. Starting with me: I'm attending USC's MBBO program~! I'm going to be a Marine Biologist. Where are you all attending and what program? Or what two schools are you deciding between?
  17. Declining an Offer

    I have officially made my decision on which grad school to attend! Accepting was easy, but now I officially have to decline another offer-- a moment I have been dreading. I really liked the other program and the work of the faculty member is outstanding. This was honestly the most difficult decision of my entire life, and I almost feel the need to voice that to her. Does anyone have any advice on how to structure an email to a faculty member declining their offer? I am a bad judge on when I've said "too much" or "too little" and I feel like my emails always turn out sounding strange, awkward, or rude. I would appreciate some examples of phrases you all have used in your experiences! Thank you!
  18. Decision Dilemma

    So I got accepted to the two grad school programs I applied to and would like some help deciding! School 1: I was originally set on this school. The professor does everything I've ever wanted to do in my field. Her work has always been my future goals. However, when I interviewed/toured there, I want sure how I felt anymore. First, she has 7 grad students. I'm afraid I might get lost in the mix. Next, she seemed to talk to me as if I were applying for a job. She told me "I am looking for a grad student who can do this project" and didn't seem to be open to ideas. It was almost like I would be an employee working for her, rather than a student working with her. I even mentioned a topic she had previously written a paper on and how I would be interested in expanding it and she pretty much cut me off with a "that study took forever." However, I am still very interested in her work and it would be good to have this experience. They also awarded me a comparative fellowship, which means they would give me slightly more money than school 2. School 2: I am also interested in what he studies (I like everything in the field, obviously), but it isn't what I've always wanted to do. I am afraid that it would be difficult to move to something else after grad school. All topics are relevant though. However, I believe the professor here would be better for my education as a whole. He is new (which has its ups and downs) and I would be one of his first two grad students this year. He had already shown interest in helping me be as informed as possible. He called me before being officially accepted to talk to me about fellowships, a topic I wasn't too clear on. Be also made sure to call me as soon as they left their meeting making the decision of my acceptance. He seems very excited to work with me and wants a grad student he "can have intellectual conversations with and grow ideas with," which is very important. I feel like he would give me a lot of attention during my 5ish years and would really make sure I can succeed in the future. So, basically, I'm deciding between the better research topic and the better mentor and I feel like I should make this decision pretty soon. Thoughts?
  19. April 15 resolution

    I was just accepted into a graduate program that follows the april 15th resolution, what exactly does this mean? If I accept this offer then get off the waitlist at a preferred school does this mean I am not allowed to rescind my acceptance or just ask their permission? The april 15th resolution states: "Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15 and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer." Thanks in advance!
  20. Hi, I applied to and got selected for the 1 year MS Bioengineering program at Stanford. Currently I'm weighing it against another MS offer from ETH Zurich (2 years, research based), and a PhD offer from Duke (Computational Bio.) The selling point for Stanford is the university's reputation and the prospect of moving into a job rather than a 5 year PhD commitment. Could anybody share some light about the reputation of the particular program, and how it's viewed in the industry? I'm basically skeptical about landing in a good place with a not-so great program, especially since it's just a 1 year thing. Since its not funded at all, I'd also want to keep that in mind.
  21. Awaiting the application decision

    Hello everyone, This is my first post on this forum. Please excuse my mistakes if any. Due to having bad grades in my undergrad, it was and still is very tough for me to manage funding. I am an international student with no experience of applying abroad. Nevertheless, I've been trying to get in contact with professors who have similar research interests to mine. Last month however, One professor agreed to interview me over Skype. I presume my interview went good because I was told at the end of the interview that I am smart and passionate about research and I was also told to apply before the deadline. When I asked him whether I could mention my interest in working as his research assistant, he told me to go ahead. As my grades are abysmal, he also advised me to read a book which I am currently studying. He also encouraged me to apply for PhD. As of this moment, I have been waiting for two weeks since the deadline and trying to infer the possibilities by connecting dots and crosses which I know is not a good idea. I know it's rather discrete question but what would you suggest I should do now? Thanks.
  22. School psychology csula fall 2017

    Hi there has anyone heard back from csula yet ? Do they require interviews ? I've applied for the ms in counseling school psychology and I am a green card holder, does anyone know if I'm considered domestic or international ? Im very anxious to find out if I'm accepted or not.. but feeling a bit of a lost hope because it's already mid march and I haven't heard anything !!
  23. U of Pittsburgh FB page?

    Hi everyone, I just accepted my offer to my dream school University of Pittsburgh! Anyone else offered admission and accepting their offer? Would be great to get in touch with some of you before some of the visit days - maybe there is a FaceBook page? I will be declining my admissions at Wayne State University, Ohio University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Tennessee, Syracuse University, and University of South Carolina. Good luck to those on waitlist - hope it helps someone get their dream school, too
  24. SLP in waiting

    Has anyone heard/know when we should hear from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Midwestern AZ and Midwestern IL? Thank you and good luck to everyone!
  25. Oxford MSt Application Results?

    I know the Oxford website says decisions are made and sent out 8-10 weeks after the deadline. Since the Jan. 20th (2017) deadline, that would put decisions around March 17th-31st. I'm wondering if anyone has heard any additional information regarding Oxford results and, additionally, what departments/ strands your application was for. Thank you!