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  1. At what point did you find out if you have a graduate assistantship position? I applied during the school application process which was due in December, but my school is waiting until the end of this month (July) to tell us if we got a position when they originally said they would let us know in May. This feels like a bit of scam, is it normal to not know at this point? I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the pandemic, but I feel like the decision is being delayed for one reason or another. The school and department has not been very communicative... Or am I just overthinking this and I
  2. Hi all, I am torn between two programs who both offered me Phd programs. I was offered a Phd in Biological Engineering which is the program I actually want to do but the stipend is much less than that for the PhD in Environmental Studies that I was given at a different school. My question is: what ranks higher when choosing a PhD program and why? Is it the stipend amount? The job prospects? The ranking of the school or program? The quality of research? Thank you
  3. Hello everyone ? While looking into universities for the specialization i want to apply for, i found johns hopkins university (although really tough to get accepted in!!!) having it... but the i found that the department, after mentioning that it offers graduate assistantship & health insurance & such to all its matriculated students, it says that international students however are not eligible for federal financial aid! ? does that mean that an international student is not offered an assistantship, covering their tuition fees & provided with a living-expenses stipen
  4. Hey all! I've just been informed that I received an assistantship at University A that I'm really excited about. It covers a fair portion of tuition and has me doing some really unique work. It's a great opportunity, but I'm still in the running for a similar assistantship/ scholarship at University B. Unfortunately, University B has stated that their decisions are slated to be released late April/ early May, and University A is asking for a decision by the end of this week (April 5th). Though I'm excited, I'm obviously extremely reluctant to commit to anything before I have all the informatio
  5. So I am in a good yet bad pickle between two graduate programs and I don't know what to do. So I will give you all the run-down of everything to give you the whole picture. I have applied to Louisiana State University, Southern Illinois University, and University of Kentucky for a MS in Animal Science. LSU - I fell in love with and my POI seemed great when I visited. And his students had nothing but good things to say about him. Another benefit is I would be his only grad student come Fall. When it comes to an assistantship he never formally gave me an offer, but it was implied. So I
  6. Hello all, For those of you who receive graduate assistantships while attending a SLP graduate program, how difficult is it for you to manage time? I know that many programs require 10-20 hours of work per week in exchange of tuition reduction, but considering the challenging level of graduate school, that's a lot of time taken off from study. How do you handle the work and study? I'm considering to apply for assistantship, but I'm more concerned with my academic success and wondering whether I should still apply. I hope to hear from your experience guys! Thanks!
  7. Currently, I'm a graduate teaching assistant which for my school means I teach the lab for the statistics course. There are currently 5 graduate teaching assistants, and we teach two labs sections each. I applied for this position at the end of last semester, and I was selected out of a pool of 10 or so graduate students. Things seem to be running smoothly, although I don't particularly like to teach. However, today I was speaking with a brand new professor for the department, and he said he wanted to take me on a research assistant for the Spring semester. If I took this position, he wou
  8. I applied for a graduate or research assistantship for the program I'll be attending for my master's degree. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about inquiring about the status of my application. We were told awards would generally be given out by the end of May. Is it too early to check in and ask when I might find out? I would like to ask if it seems appropriate, but I also don't want to ask and seem too eager and therefore make me a less appealing candidate. I think a I have a pretty good shot because the school is small and they have a pretty good amount of graduate/research assist
  9. I was accepted into a graduate program at UCSD without funding, but was told that I would have a good chance of getting a TAship at another department (linguistics) given that I have a BA from a Spanish speaking institution and that since I'll be entering as a PhD student that I will have priority over other candidates. This TAship, I'm told by my graduate adviser, will cover my tuition (including my non resident one), plus roughly a $20,000 yearly salary and that they tend to last a year. Does anyone have any experience with these types of assistantships? Are they doable for first year studen
  10. Backstory: I was accepted to a Masters program a few weeks ago that said funding information would come soon, but didn't give any exact date or close time frame (despite requiring a decision for the program with in 10 days) and also didn't give me any idea whatsoever of how much might be available and how I'd find out. Wanting more information, I emailed the person who had contacted me and told me to respond if I had any questions, and asked when funding decisions might be available. In response I received a (no joke) nine paragraph response with the answer I was seeking in the first sentence
  11. Hello, I applied for my Ph.D. in CS department at ASU, and also interviewed with a professor for the same and I received an admission recently, (a do not reply mail) intimation mail saying I have been provided an admission for the same. However, the mail does not say anything regarding if I have been offered an assistantship of not. Someone said me that I will need to apply for TA-ship separately. Has someone been through the same or has an idea regarding this kindly share your advice, opinion or experience.
  12. Hi all! I am starting my PhD program at UNC this fall and was awarded a fellowship. I am confused as to how I write my job title on my CV as with assistantships often times people will put research assistant or teaching assistant. I feel like research fellow is of a more senior status? Do I write PhD student and leave it at that? Also, am I correct in saying PhD student? I read somewhere that PhD candidate is reserved for those that only have to complete their dissertation to obtain their PhD. I'm not even sure if I put this post in the right place on here, but thank you for your time and
  13. I recently have been accepted to two doctoral programs in Mass Communication: One from Bowling Green State University and the other from the University of Southern Mississippi. The BGSU assistantship comes with funding for 3-4 years involving full tuition coverage and $13,500 a year (two semesters). The USM offer is full funding for one year plus a $11,500 stipend. After the one year is up, I have to ask for a renewal. Also USM requires their doctoral students to have health insurance which means an even smaller paycheck. Despite this, I do not wish to go to BGSU again because I already did my
  14. Hi All, I was recently accepted into a few graduate programs and offered assistantships. As my major is chemistry, pretty much all doctoral programs offer a full tuition remission and stipend of about $30,000/year as a teaching or research assistant. I have 3 charges from a VERY long time ago. Possession of marijuana from 2000, dui from 2001, and a 2nd dui from 2004. All are misdemeanors. Most of the applications I filled out did not ask the question about criminal records on the application, but because I have an assistantship I will be asked after I accept an offer, and w
  15. I applied to and have been recommended admission for a top 20 engineering school in Mechanical Engineering. I focused my application on engine combustion research as that is what I am interested in pursuing. Today I received an email from a professor in Engineering Physics saying that he is interested in hiring one or two grad students this year and that he would like to talk to me. His research is on composites and vibrations. I have experience working with composites but it was only briefly mentioned in my application. What does this mean? Should I talk to him about working with him? Will th
  16. I've been accepted to an MA program that automatically grants all acceptees a grad assistantship. Yay, right? Here's the thing - I also would really like to work as a tutor in this university's writing center while in grad school, but the English assistantship only allows for GAs as graders or research assistants - not tutors. I'm friends with the director of the writing program, and she was very enthusistic about me joining their team - went so far as to say I'd be given a leadership role in the center from the get-go (she's familiar with my previous experience as a tutor and attended m
  17. Since quite a few people have been admitted to MIT MechE S.M. for Fall 2012, it is probably time to open a thread. I am somewhat concerned about the funding situation. It would be great if someone has answers to one or more of the questions below. Has anyone gotten any guaranteed funding yet? When do we know? When are you planning on starting to contact the professors? Typically, what percentage of S.M. admits get funding?
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