Back once again. Let's hope that second time is the charm.
With respect to last year I'm starting earlier, contacted more Professors, keeping everyone updated, and a thousand times more nervous.
Applying again after three years. I'm a lot more anxious than last time since it's make it or break it for me. I'm definitely better prepared, and my LORs will probably make that clear. However, my transcripts are still very patchy with a lot of mixed signals.
I settled on 22 schools, where 3 are health policy programs, 1 is applied stats and the other 18 are in economics. I might add a few more, but I'm not sure.
Retaking the GRE on Nov. 17th. I'm a little nervous because I don't have as much time to study as I did three years ago. Here goes nothing.
Hello Fellow Applicants!
I thought I'd add my commentary too the mix. I ended up applying to 14 schools: 12 Econ, 1 Applied Econ and 1 Public Policy. My applications are pretty much done, but I am waiting to submit some of the ones that are due in January and February so that I can include this semester's grades (taking a bit of a gamble on the fact that I'll get an A/A- in masters level Math Stats). It seems like the others posting in the forum this year are applying to more highly ranked schools than I, but I'm just excited about the prospect of a PhD at all!
My biggest worry is that my partner, who is also applying to PhD programs, wont be accepted anywhere that I am, and vice versa. It generally seemed to work out that my reach schools are his safeties and his reach schools are my safeties. Alas!
Anyone else dealing with a two body problem?
I put those schools that were relatively close in ranking to the school in question. If asked to rank them in order of preference, I put the school in question as number one (why not?). I don't think that will factor in to your admissions decision in any way; I think it's only used by the graduate admissions office for the university.
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