Abigail Posted February 3, 2010 Share Posted February 3, 2010 (edited) Okay here it goes... my husband was interested in working with a particular professor for his Ph.D. Last summer he met with this professor, who expressed that she was very interested in working with him. Since he missed the deadline for fall 2009, this professor suggested entering as a non-degree seeking student for fall 09/spring 2010 (they only accept for fall admissions). He did this and has done great work and gotten to know several professors (and them him). He sent in his application... one of his LOR is a good friend of the committee chair. Another thing is they program is a masters into Ph.D... he already has his masters and one of the professors (also on the admissions committee) said this would be an advantage. Another professor said the non-degre seeking route was a 'back door' into the department. He has good GRE scores...publications/conferences...good GPA and an established research topic (along with a years research in his field with a foreign university - and an LOR from that professor as well) As you can imagine, the stress level of waiting for official yay or nay is killing him and I'm just looking to ease his mind - even a little bit. What do you think his chances are based on this? Edited February 3, 2010 by Abigail Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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