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  1. Re: Shall I hide a B grad in my part-time course?

    GPA is an OK predictor of future GPA; it is negatively yet insignificantly correlated with future research ability. The Limitations of the GRE in Predicting Success in Biomedical Graduate School
  2. Shall I hide a B grad in my part-time course?

    As a PhD applicant, I am working while taking a PhD level course part-time. I am getting a B and I don't have time to improve my grade due to working. The school I am applying to only requires me to...
  3. Re: [Profile Evaluation] Help needed for a non-traditional applicant with weak course

    Thanks for you comments. I guess that you are either a faculty member or an advanced PhD researcher. Last year, one top 20 tenured faculty member told me almost the same thing you told me: if I got a...
  4. Re: Econ PhD from pure math background? / Refining goals

    Very help information! Highly appreciated.
  5. Re: Econ PhD from pure math background? / Refining goals

    Assuming that the strength is the same, do “three econ letters” better than “two econ letters+one math/stats letter"?
  6. Re: [Profile Evaluation] Help needed for a non-traditional applicant with weak course

    Math Course: about 20 undergraduate level math courses, including calculus series, analysis series, linear algebra, algebra series, ODE, PDE, geometry, probability, statistics, stochastic process,...
  7. Re: [Profile Evaluation] Help needed for a non-traditional applicant with weak course

    Of course I asked they basically says something generic that I got chances and I need to apply to any programs that interests me. They got very tight schedule such that I don't think scheduling a...
  8. Re: Application Advice for Non-traditional Applicant

    Thank you William for sharing your valuable experience and I've also come across your blog. Do you mind to share some of the " reasons that other applicants wouldn't be able to copy that easily"?...
  9. Re: Application Advice for Non-traditional Applicant

    Thank you for your warm and encouraging post. Following your advise, I will ask my referees exactly the same thing that you told me. I rarely asked about similar questions before. I asked which...
  10. Re: Application Advice for Non-traditional Applicant

    Thank you for your reply and sorry for some ambiguous terms. "Senior" means a very old and big named professor with endowment chair. A "top field" means economics top fields not B-school FT50. What...
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    Re: How many referees?

    For example, as an adult applicant, if I have more than three research papers, then I might want to have more than three referee who worked with me in those projects and tell the adcomm that I...
  12. [Profile Evaluation] Help needed for a non-traditional applicant with weak coursework

    UG Top20 Math (3.9)+Science (3.6), overall 3.7 due to not studying -- partying too much during UG. No econ courses. I did well in UG real analysis and stochastic process, but I did not take any...
  13. [Resolved] How to check the status of moderation process and revise and resubmit my post?

    I've tried to publish a post but it is under moderation. I don't know how to check the status. In fact, I cannot even see the post in my personal account. I apologize that the formatting for my post...
  14. Application Advice for Non-traditional Applicant

    UG: Top20 Math (3.9)+Science (3.6), overall 3.7 due to not studying -- partying too much during UG. No econ courses
    Master: Top 20 b-school, 3.7 due to not studying -- I am working and doing...
  15. Re: Top-3 Finance publications and applications

    Some applicants to MIT did have top 3 finance/ top 10 Econ published/RR
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