Advice for getting into graduate school

2012.02.28 19:16 feralparakeet Advice for getting into graduate school

This subreddit is for anyone who is going through the process of getting into graduate school, and for those who've been there and have advice to give.

2021.01.20 19:24 Town-Mundane gradadmissionresults

This subreddit is for all graduate school admission results and related discussion. Students may state their stats etc. which got them admitted/rejected. The aim is to produce a better version of gradcafe and help reduce students' anxiety by limiting spam posts in the form of fake admits.

2021.01.22 03:38 dejamegooglearlo Chat about getting into and succeeding in grad school


2023.03.21 16:13 worldexplorer_123 Rutgers MSCS - New Brunswick

Saw a couple admits on gradcafe! What stage you people at?
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2023.03.21 16:10 butterflyeffect2102 Asking for status update ?

Okay so I am in a dilemma currently. One of the programs that I applied to needs me to reply to their offer and pay a tuition deposit by 28 March. However, another program that I haven't yet heard back from, happens to be higher on my priority list. This program mentioned on their website that most decisions are out by mid-March. They also mentioned that applicants need not call/mail asking for updates and if we haven't been admitted or declined, our applications are still being considered. Going by past years' Gradcafe data, this delay seems in fact, very unusual. I am wondering if I should ask for an update.
But I also went through a few posts on this subreddit where people ended up regretting asking for updates and also some posts where the general consensus was that we should avoid asking for updates so as to not appear desperate. But with only a week remaining for me to respond to the other program I am kinda in a tricky situation.
The question is, should I ask for an update regardless ? And if I should, how should I word my email so as to not come off as rude/impolite or desperate ?
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2023.03.21 10:41 vanillaroses_20 still haven’t heard back from MSDS Columbia, should i take it as rejection?

i saw many many people admitted to MSDS on reddit & gradcafe. i still haven’t heard back. is this…rejection?
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2023.03.20 17:05 ferahs Gradcafe ruined my night

Apparently people have received acceptances from the Masters program I've applied to while my portal is still not updated. When I emailed them about two weeks back, I was told my application has been reviewed and is in its final processing stages. I think I'm gonna be rejected. I don't know what to think to be honest.
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2023.03.20 08:54 mournersandfunerals What's a good timeline for application prep?

I'm currently a sophomore and plan on taking a gap year before going to grad school (not sure if I want to do a phd or master's yet but right now I'm leaning towards a master's). What's an approximate timeline for when I should do things to prepare for applying? Is the timeline on gradcafe accurate? It's also confusing me a bit, so am I reading it right when I read it as saying that the timeline starts in March of the year before you want to start grad school? So for me since I plan on starting in fall 2026 I should be looking into programs and studying for the GRE in March 2025. I'm not sure if subject area matters for this but I'm planning on going into geology.
Also, is now too late to start research or is it a good time? I plan to start asking professors at my school soon but I'm worried that it might not look great on my application if I don't start until the end of my sophomore year.
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2023.03.19 19:01 elsums Chapman Univ

Has anyone else not heard back from Chapman yet? I've seen so many ppl have already heard back on here and gradcafe. Not hearing back kinda makes me think that I've been rejected. :/
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2023.03.19 04:18 OddCryptographer9525 TAMU MCS, UT Austin ECE ME

Has anyone heard from these institutions about admissions for these majors? On their websites it states that results should come out mid march but its almost April, nothing on gradcafe as well so idk whats goin on at this moment. Thanks in advance!
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2023.03.18 03:17 Nic_3400 BME decisions thread

Hey guys, I wanted to put all of the Biomedical Engineering decisions I have gotten on here in case it would help anyone to know timelines and things of the sort. If anyone would like to add any of their own in the comments I will continue to edit this post to add them into the main text.
RPI- acceptance on Jan 13 Princeton- rejected on Feb 3 UAB- accepted on Feb 11 Cornell- rejected on Feb 26 (via email) Notre Dame- rejected on March 17
I'm still waiting to hear back from Northeastern, UT Austin, VirginiaTech-Wake Forest, Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, Rice and UPenn, though for many I don't have high hopes as I saw interviews on gradcafe
Good luck friends!
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2023.03.18 01:26 Away-Performance-700 Vanderbilt?

What’s going on with Vandy? I was looking at GradCafe and results were usually sent out the first or second week of March in previous years. It’s almost the end of the month 😐 I did see one person post that they interviewed and were accepted… which is weird bc Vandy doesn’t interview. Wondering what that was about.
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2023.03.17 18:39 ferahs Have I been rejected?

On Gradcafe and reddit, I have seen 2 posts about people getting accepted into the program I applied to. Meanwhile, when I reached out to the admissions office, they told me my application has been reviewed and is in its final processing stages. Since others have been admitted before me, does that mean I've been rejected? I can't deal with the uncertainty anymore. Just give it to me straight.
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2023.03.17 00:59 ProfitDifficult8335 UMich Aero MSE?

Michigan is my top choice & the only one I have yet to hear from! Has anyone gotten a decision for the aero masters? Gradcafe shows that last year’s decisions were out March 6-7, but I haven’t seen anything from this year. Are they just taking their time? 😬😬
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2023.03.16 23:09 nachexpress MIT Architecture Masters

Anybody heard from MIT MArch and/or SMArchS? The website said they will release the decision starting from Mar 15. I don’t see anything anywhere (on gradcafe, archinect, this subreddit)… not even a single decision except a couple waitlist from HTC concentration.
I know they only admit small numbers of applicants so it is a possibility that they have released the acceptances but nobody updated on the forums. Not expecting anything at this point, I just need closure :(
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2023.03.16 20:16 Accomplished_Key7742 Northeastern University CAMD Interdisciplinary Media and Design

Anyone on this forum applied to this PhD program? I noticed on GradCafe that a lucky fellow got the offer. I think this is it - the offer letter should go out around these days for admitted ones to prepare for their on-campus event. Anybody applying to this program heard any word? Or maybe the lucky fellow is in this sub? If so, congratulations!!! It is truly an amazing program.
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2023.03.16 03:48 SnooDrawings405 Any SUNY Stony Brook responses for MSCS?

Saw a few admits on GradCafe today. If you got decision, when did you apply?
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2023.03.16 01:43 Technical-Branch4607 Columbia University Applied Physics

Has anyone heard back from Columbia's Applied Physics MS/PhD track??? I don't see much on this sub or gradcafe about it. I just want them to put me out of my goddam misery for crying out loud.
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2023.03.15 18:34 vipul1899 Has anybody heard from Brown's MS CS?

Hey, just wondering if anybody heard anything from Brown's MS CS or know when it will release decisions. Gradcafe is totally silent.
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2023.03.15 16:55 SeniorMenu5376 Columbia MS in Applied Mathematics

Has anyone heard back from MS in Applied Math at Columbia?
I can't even figure out the timeline on gradcafe.
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2023.03.15 09:01 CapedCrusader2k19 UCSD ECE MS Decision

Anything out yet from their end? GradCafe suggest some acceptances have been rolled out.
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2023.03.15 06:20 InfamousAd5500 I normally don't post ones like this but has anyone heard from the HDFS masters at UConn? The only GradCafe update is from 2015, loooolllz

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2023.03.15 05:27 International-Fig445 Rutgers ms cs

I saw a reported admit on gradcafe, have they started rolling decisions out?
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2023.03.14 16:19 Daahuui Silence after interview from safety but got accepted to Columbia

This admission season has been full of surprises... I had an interview with my safety school three weeks ago and haven't heard anything back even though they said they would start giving out admission results in a week or so. I was getting worried, but then I got an offer from Columbia!! I'm so pumped right now! I was quite nervous about my application since I was still writing and refining my essays until literally the last hour before the deadline lmao
It's a master's program, and I have submitted my results on GradCafe :)
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2023.03.14 03:58 jupiter_09 Have any international students received offers from Penn State, Northwestern, UCSB, UCLA, or GaTech for a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering?

I have checked gradcafe and this subreddit but found no one yet.
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