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mcat26

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Hi,

I'm in a situation here.

I'm trying for MS in embedded systems.

I've got a reply from CMU stating that I've got admission in ECE for Spring 2012, though I had applied for Fall 2011.

I hven't yet received replies from other 8 uniersities I've applied to. CMU was my moderate ambititious university.

so my main concern is, if I get rejects from my top universities & get admits for fall 2011 from the moderate universities, what should I choose?

What are the pros & cons attending in spring & fall terms?

I have heard that there are no summer internships for spring students, which is quite logical.

what are other disadvantges?

as I'm working right now, waiting 6 months more won't be a problem for me.

Thanks in advance for the replies. :rolleyes::)

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Funding is the main difference that I know of. Many schools (at least for phd) will only give funding to those entering in the fall. You didn't say if you received funding or not... assuming that you did not, there should be no difference for you one way or the other.

Only other advantage/disadvantage would be the few months earlier.. may be either one depending on your situation and needs.

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Funding is the main difference that I know of. Many schools (at least for phd) will only give funding to those entering in the fall. You didn't say if you received funding or not... assuming that you did not, there should be no difference for you one way or the other.

Only other advantage/disadvantage would be the few months earlier.. may be either one depending on your situation and needs.

no I haven't received funding. meanwhile I have got UMASS- Amherst admit for fall 2011. My other mods are NCSU & ASU.

I know CMU is better than UMASS but only doubt is CMU is already very expensive & not getting internship means my parents have to fund it entirely. Thats the main doubt. as I said ealier, waiting 6 months is not a problem for me, also CMU MS completes in 1.5 yrs so I will graduate at the time of other fall 2011 students.

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