Uncle Ernie Posted March 4, 2011 Share Posted March 4, 2011 Hi forum. So, I'm half way through my first year at a pretty reputable program (not IVY, not any UC's) in neuroscience. I've been thinking alot recently about the possibility of transferring to another program, or at least applying and obtaining information from target programs. One of the main reasons for transferring would be location of the program I am currently at, and uncertainty in deciding a thesis lab. To some, location is not that important, but after being in a great city as a tech for 3 years and then moving to a crummy suburb, there is really no outlets in the event I am not working and want to do stuff. Also, I have been pretty disappointed in the course work thus far, but am not certain as to how different it is program to program......if I could guess my program would rank 15-25th nationwide for neuroscience, I'm curious if my experience at an even better ranked program would lead to a more satisfying experience. The idea of staying is not terrible, however, staying for 5-6 years is. I hate where I live. Perhaps it would be a good incentive to finish as quick as possible? Anyways, I would love to hear some feedback on anybody who has been in the same boat, people who have successfully transferred biological phd programs, or anybody with helpful insight. Would it be a difficult thing to do? Is this a valid reason to try and transfer? How would I go about it? Do programs take transfer students? How easy are credits transferred? Much thanks and looking forward to reading any responses. Ernie Uncle Ernie 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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