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  1. First time applying for graduate schools in the USA so do not judge me if the question sounds silly 😃 I got accepted in few universities already and most of them ask me to inform them about my decision by mid March. Meanwhile, I have not yet received a letter about my application status from the university I truly want to attend and their website states that the decisions will be sent by the end of April (But last year they sent decision letters at the beginning of March). Does it sound sensible to send an email to the university I am still waiting for and explain my situation and ask them if
  2. I'm applying to PhD program in stat/biostat this fall. I have two rec let from professors I did research with. I'm deciding for the 3nd one from the following possibilities. I'd appreciate if someone can offer advice. 1. I'm doing thesis with a professor whom I plan to ask the 3rd letter from. My concern is that the thesis is a continuation from my summer research with one of the two profs I will get the letters from. So I don't know if it lacks diversity. 2. A rec let from Real Analysis prof. I'm doing pretty well in class. But I don't plan to apply to programs with Measure Theory
  3. I received an email from NAU's president about COVID and the fall classes starting in the fall. It also said: "As we approach the end of the spring semester, I want to congratulate you again on your admission to NAU and your resiliency in the face of this unprecedented global pandemic." l have not received anything from them about admission or denial yet so I'm wondering if they sent that to everyone or only to the people the admitted. Did anyone else get that email who is waiting for a response?
  4. I graduated 4 years ago but I wanted to study more. So I planned to apply for the masters program and while I was searching for my old professors to ask for ROL, I found out they no longer teach at the school I graduated. They've moved to other university. Is it okay to still ask them for my recommendation?
  5. I am a first-year Ph.D. looking to transfer for personal reasons. I shared my reasoning with my current advisor, who 100% supports my decision and is also writing my letter of recommendation. My question: is there merit in getting two letters from my current institution (and the third one from a previous recommender) OR would one letter from my advisor (and two letters from previous recommenders) be sufficient in offsetting any red flags for the institutions that I'm applying to? I have another professor in my current program who'd be willing to write me a strong letter, but my only concern is
  6. Hi, I am struggling with whom I should ask for the letter of recommendation. I worked with my girlfriend who was a staff member (she already earned his PhD) at that time in the same lab for two years. We worked very professionally and she was mentoring me during my stay in the lab. We even have a couple of papers published together. She knows my potential very well in my personal and professional life. She is basically the perfect person to write me a letter of recommendation and if we were not together, I wouldn't think twice to ask her for a support letter. I feel that it would be a bit unf
  7. TL;DR: All of my three referees have asked me to provide a draft of my recommendation letter, and I'm freaking out that this might compromise the credibility of my LoRs *facepalm* Full version: I'm an international applicant for phd programs in neuroscience / biomedical sciences / biomedical engineering. Two of my referees are PIs from my university, where professors usually ask students to draft their own LoR before revising it slightly if at all and handing it in. The problem is, the third referee is a professor from a nice university in USA (where I did my summer research), and ev
  8. Hey guys, So I'm in a bit of situation here. I have taken 4 classes with the professor all were 300 and 400 level courses and i got As in all. I know that he was in administrative leave and then eventually got fired because of some misconduct with other professor and some students complained about some insulting and sexual contexts were spoken on some topics. Any who, the professor knows me well, i had done some good job on his classes regardless i feel like those are kind of the professors whom i should ask LOR from. Should i still ask him for LOR? Does it even matter that he was
  9. I requested a LOR from a PI. They told me that the PhD student that I worked with would write the first draft, and they would revise and write the final draft. I emailed both of them to remind them that my first deadline was today (I emailed them before today), and the grad student told me that he would be submitting it. He said that I should change the name and email in my application to his so that he could submit it. I'm really unsure of what to do. I know that LORs from grad students are not good for applications. I have no idea whether the PIs name would even be in the letter. If not
  10. I am applying to Mechanical Engineering PhD programs. The weakest part of my application is my GPA, which I explain in my statement of purpose was due to being a three-sport, Division I athlete (yes I know I should've spent more time on studying because it's my future and athletics is not, I know, I know). Prof 1: Been in four of his mechanical engineering classes, told me he would give his highest recommendation for me in the letter. This one is a #1 keeper for all my applications. Prof 2: Adviser for a senior design project and was in his mechanical engineering class. Also
  11. Hello everyone I am applying to Harvard BSS and I have a question regarding LOR: How my professors/ mentors should send LOR for me? Should they send them to a specific email address or through another submission process? Thanks in advance
  12. Hi all, I've been scoping out profs that I want to write an LOR for me. However, I'm wanting to apply to a few programs at least 3 maybe 4. I'm wondering if that is too many LORs to ask from one person or shall I say, three separate people. I'm guessing they'll just change who it is addressed too, however, I don't want to be a burden. Thoughts?
  13. Hi everyone! I'm trying to figure out who to ask for my three LORs I need to apply to grad school for speech pathology (I'm going for bilingual in particular). My majors are psychology and Spanish so I am an out-of-field applicant applying to schools that offer 3 year programs and bilingual opportunities. My first two LORs will hopefully be from professors (I haven't asked yet). One is a Spanish professor that I have had 5 times now- she knows me very well and I have her again in the fall. She has taught me in multiple courses, including a service learning course where she hear
  14. "How to direct a play and not lose your mind" This is a must read for theatre director BUT ALSO if you are a stage director who has been rejected from graduate school this book may be for you. Tools to help you build your resume now- without the MFA. With tips like where to find the job, how to interview, get internships and handle problems in your production. A short manual with personal stories and honest help from a working director supported by directing who was rejected. $ 2.99 on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01DHOAA5K?vs=1
  15. I was recently accepted to my top choice (yay!) and have accepted their offer. I have declined other offers of acceptance but am unsure if I should also let other schools in which I've interviewed with know that I have accepted another offer even though they have yet to reject or accept me. What's the polite thing to do and how would I word an email essentially withdrawing my application due to the acceptance of another school. Thanks for the help.
  16. Hi Everyone, I've asked my former supervisor for a letter of recommendation for an MBA program. The letter has a plethora of amazing information, however, there are a few formatting errors: Not in business letter format (does not have name, address, etc. before salutation) An extra space or two after some periods Will this negatively reflect upon me during the admissions process?
  17. Revising you personal Statement for a SLP graduate program I highly recommend buying this book because it has awesome tips and examples of letters other student essays. Perfect Personal Statements by Mark Alan Stewart Here are some great tips for revising you personal statement, if you are reapplying or applying for the first time. What should you write about? This issue forced me to procrastinate forever! I felt like everyone had such a good story about why they wanted to become a SLP. Some girls in my undergrad classes had children with autism, siblings with hearing impairments, or
  18. I don't even know what to think anymore...today I came home to a notice that they had tried to deliver a certified letter. Is it even possible a school that I've applied to sends out decisions via certified mail? My husband and I aren't expecting anything, so of course that's my first reaction/thought (but so expensive). What do you all think? Has anyone heard of that before? I might just be going crazy...
  19. Hi! I am applying to the Columbia Univ.(MS Electrical Engr) and I am so worried about the school's recommendation letter. Does the school send the letter link(request) to professors as soon as I save the contact info? It seems like sending automatically right after saving, but the school's instruction says "as soon as you complete and submit your application." Does anyone have a clue? Thanks in advance!
  20. Hi! I am trying to get LORs from 3 professors, but I am wondering whether I need to submit my applications. I searched websites and many of universities are sending "how to proceed an online LOR" or similar emails automatically right after I enter their email addresses ( + etc information) and save. Does it mean professors can send(write) their LORs whenever they get this email? Also, if true, that means I don't have to submit my online application for LORs, right? Thank you for answers!
  21. Hello, All! I am applying for a master's degree and planing to get LORs from 3 professors. I am meeting with these professors regularly(at least once a week) But I am still considering the timing to ask them for LORs. Should I ask them now? or sometime early November? If it's better to ask them now, should I tell them I will submit the APPs in Nov(meaning LOR links will be sent a month later)? Thank you for advices!
  22. I'm applying for a PhD in Computer Science. I have one letter of rec from a professor whose graduate student I did research with. I did not do any other research with any other professors. However, I do have 3 different bosses (from doing internships) from which I could get letters from. I plan to get one letter of rec from one of those bosses. But for the last letter of rec, I have a choice: either another boss who knows me well and my work ethic; or, from a professor. All my internships were doing software development. The first two were mainly just doing programming. The last one wa
  23. I am in a really tough dilemma. So, do please help if you can. I have exceptional academic record at a top 5 institute for Aerospace and have an unofficial offer with funding from the lab I work as an undergraduate. I currently work in two labs, serve as an academic advisor and a dual major (Aero E., and applied physics). I want to go to MIT/Caltech Aero program and hence I want to keep everything perfect. Here is my situation: Reco. 1: Research Scientist and my immediate supervisor for 2 years. Given me A+ in directed study courses (3 semesters, 3 A+'s). More like a friend. No dou
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