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    Re: Should I transfer?

    Sorry I didnt see this. I didn't plan on a masters at all unless I didn't get into any programs. I was okay with going to a top 40 program. I really hated the idea of taking out over 100k in debt for...
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    Re: Should I transfer?

    Absolutely not! I got into a t15 from a strong applied math, t100 econ school. I have a corporate job right now, did it for 3 months, decided I hated it and went for the PhD. I have no debt and I am...
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    Re: Vanderbilt vs. Boston University

    I had a similar issue. My favorite advice from people was "go where you will be happy". As long as you are confident that you can write your best dissertation possible at both schools, I personally...
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    Re: Negotiating offers

    From my past experience, it seemed like all of my negotiations and extra offers took place over zoom. If you want to at least start up the negotiations, I would recommend asking for a video call and...
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    Sticky: Re: 2021 Sweat Thread

    Has anyone received communication about a visit day for UPenn? I'm waitlisted but still interested
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    Sticky: Re: 2021 Sweat Thread

    I didn't get a waitlist notification and I haven't heard anything from NW, so probably not
  7. Questions to Ask as an Admitted PhD Student

    I was admitted to a few programs somewhat similar in ranking and I need to start thinking about where I will go. I'm new to the academic environment, so I'm not sure what is ultimately most important...
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    Sticky: Re: 2021 Sweat Thread

    Not to sound super anxious, but I got an update on my Rochester portal. It says "Decision Released", but no date and the link leads to a page that says "There is no update to your application status...
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    Sticky: Re: 2021 Sweat Thread

    I believe they did not. Last year, NW sent out a first wave of rejections, then WL/final rejections. This second wave was in mid-March thru April. I noticed some applicants emailed the dept. around...
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    Dropping Courses Mentioned in SOP

    I was formally accepted to a PhD program I am really excited about. In my SOP I stated that I would be taking some “proof-based courses this spring”, but I’d like to drop them. I didn’t mention it on...
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    Masters Programs Recommendations

    Hi!

    I am planning on applying for a PhD eventually, but I want to hedge my bets and apply to MA programs too. My math background is strong (4.0 applied math major), but I am missing some classes...
  12. Re: Profile Evaluation: Valedictorian – but no RA

    I think my letters will be strong! My thesis advisor is writing one and contacting schools’ admission he has relationships with. My other professor said she will write me a “very strong letter” — I...
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    Edited with template!
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    I'm new didn't realize there was a template! Thanks for letting me know. I just tried loosely mirror a past post
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    No clue! I don't think a lot of students go for PhDs. Do you have an idea of what ranking I should be targeting? I'd hate to shell out hundreds in application fees for no reason.
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