nanokid Posted September 7, 2015 Share Posted September 7, 2015 (edited) Hi everyone,Hate to be a cheapskate, but this is roughly $100/application. I'm looking at applying to about 8 schools for Materials Science MS/PhD programs. I only want to be considered for Spring '16 admission, and at basically all of these schools they only accept people on a space-available basis, meaning there may not be any spots for Spring in the first place. I really don't want to send in applications to places where I can't even have a chance of being accommodated, so do I get my money back if I send an app and there was no space? Should I directly contact department heads or office ladies to figure out whether there's space? I know this is partially contingent on individual professors' funding, but how am I supposed to know this in my current position.I haven't settled on the exact 8 schools, but probably Rice, Duke, UT Austin, GA Tech, Tennessee, Ohio State, U of Illinois, and VCU (safety). This is in relative order of preference for what it's worth.Thanks for the help! Edited September 7, 2015 by nanokid Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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