Bournemouth, University of East London, or University of Salford: Mefites, help me choose my grad school! [more inside]
posted by damn yankee
on Mar 23, 2006 -
I have been accepted at three graduate schools, and each offers a different financial package. Having spent many years in the technology industry, my immediate reaction to realizing I have multiple offers is to want to negotiate better deals from all of them, or at least some of them. Having never been to grad school before, though, I have no idea if the schools give you their best offer up front, or if there is room to negotiate, or whether trying to negotiate is considered bad form, etc. So, can I go back to the schools that have accepted me and negotiate a better deal than the ones originally offered? If it matters--and it does, I'm sure--these programs are in the humanities. Thanks.
posted by lustra
on Mar 19, 2006 -
GradSchoolFilter: After a lot of soul searching, I've decided I want to change careers. I think I'd like to become a Nurse Practioner. I've already registered for a few prerequisites and will begin classes in a few weeks.
The problem is, although I went to a top-notch school for my undergrad degree, I have less than stellar grades - about B- average. [more inside]
posted by discokitty
on Jan 16, 2006 -
Will a withdrawal from a course, and therefore a grade of "W" ultimately hurt my chances of getting into a good grad school? [more inside]
posted by almostbarefoot
on Jan 16, 2006 -
New York collegefilter. I'm thinking about applying to grad school for psychology. I'm 27, live in New York, and have a BA in something that is not psychology. I'd like to start taking non-credit classes now to strengthen my application, meet professors who could write letters of recommendation, and not least of all, make sure I really want to do this! [more inside]
posted by the jam
on Jan 9, 2006 -
I have been asked to write recommendation letters for an undergrad who is applying to grad schools. Should I just automatically use a separate sheet, or should I use their form if they provide a lot of space? Any general tips for the structure of the letter? [more inside]
posted by 445supermag
on Dec 28, 2005 -
I need to ask a former professor for a letter of recommendation for grad school. Because I live several hundred miles away, I can't ask in person. What is necessary for me to put in (and keep out) of my email to this professor to ensure that I am asking appropriately? [more inside]
posted by robynal
on Nov 2, 2005 -
Is the Golden Key International Honour Society an elaborate scam? [more inside]
posted by ori
on Aug 24, 2005 -
Let's say I really- like really
screwed up throughout college. Do I still have a shot to get into any grad schools? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 9, 2005 -
If you were putting together a fun, funny, gift box for a friend who was about to enter grad school, what would you want to put into it?
posted by .kobayashi.
on Jun 25, 2005 -
How do I allocate time to different parts of my life? I'm a second-year PhD student, but I think this is a universal problem. When I am deciding what to do at a given moment I might have a small number of major long-term projects (right now: two research projects and a course I'm taking), a bunch of minor tasks, and planning for fun stuff. I feel like I really should be devoting most of my time to the major projects, but I sometimes despair at the thought that the little stuff will never get done. [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Jun 25, 2005 -
I'm planning to apply to many, many graduate schools, and I need letters of recommendation. Asking each person to sign 20+ copies seems unreasonable. It is acceptable to submit photocopies?
posted by cribcage
on Jun 15, 2005 -
I am looking to take the October LSAT in Austin and was thinking about taking one of the many LSAT preparation courses (Kaplan, Princeton Review, Powerscore, ScorePerfect, etc). Does anybody have some reviews of the major LSAT preparation courses or experience in taking any of them? Alternatively, can anyone speak to the benefits/detriments of self-study alone?
posted by roundrock
on Jun 5, 2005 -
Grad school: Linguistics or Publishing? My sister will be graduating next year with a B.A. in English and an interest in both linguistics and publishing graduate school programs. I don't know these fields very well, so I offered to hit up the AskMe crowd for advice. [more inside]
posted by gramschmidt
on Jun 1, 2005 -
I'm a little worried about applying to grad school. I've read an awful lot about it, and I'm looking for some advice from actual people. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on May 13, 2005 -
Are there any PhDs that offer a better chance of getting an academic job than others? [more inside]
posted by lalalana
on May 2, 2005 -
My friend was sadly rejected from all of the physics grad schools to which he applied. He wants to apply again next fall, so in the meantime. . .
What should he do to make himself a more appealing candidate the next time around?
What fun adventure of a life should he have in the next year? These two things may hopefully be one and the same. [more inside]
posted by mai
on Apr 16, 2005 -
Knowing what you know now, how would you have spent the summer before you started grad school? [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Apr 14, 2005 -
Where should I go to graduate school? Program 1 is about a decade old, is pretty good match for me, and is well respected within the field. Program 2 is several decades old, is an even better match for me, is even more respected within the field, and is located in a much better environment for internships, off-campus jobs, post-graduation employment prospects, and so forth. So what's the problem? Program 1 has offered a full tuition scholarship, while program 2 has offered only less than a third of its tuition. [more inside]
posted by ChasFile
on Apr 8, 2005 -
What sort of averages (GPAs) do top graduate programs in the humanities in the English-speaking world look for? [more inside]
posted by ori
on Mar 29, 2005 -
I can graduate in a year with a BA in literature. That would make it 2.5 years start-to-finish. Should I double major and stick around longer, or can I move onto grad school with just this? [more inside]
posted by rfordh
on Mar 8, 2005 -
I just got accepted into a graduate school program in Manhattan, which is great, but I'm going to need A LOT of money.
I have one summer to earn money before going back to school.
Where/how/what do I do to earn big bucks this summer? [more inside]
posted by geryon
on Mar 1, 2005 -
I'm in the process of applying to grad school this coming september and have already received two letters of acceptance. One of the two offers is better than the other--however, I would rather attend the other school. How do I go about trying to encourage them to match or better their offer? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart
on Feb 17, 2005 -
I dropped out of elementary school, junior high, high school, and three colleges. Despite this, I've managed to always get good jobs and earn a fair amount of money. My question is this:
How do I get into grad school (Masters, Ph.D., M.D., whatever) without having any other sort of degree? All semi-reasonable ideas would be awesome.
posted by thethirdman
on Feb 8, 2005 -
Financefilter: I am about to begin grad school, and I am wondering how on earth I am going to live on dramatically reduced funds. Any former starving students out there with tips? [+] [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Feb 4, 2005 -
So I just bombed my GRE: 700 verbal, 660 math. I don't know the exact percentile of each, but I know its low, especially the math. How do grad schools handle re-tests? Do they just look at the highest one, like most undergrad admissions offices do? Do they average the two, like I think I heard somewhere they did? Something else? Is it worth taking them again, or should I just kiss grad school goodbye and get on with life?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 19, 2004 -
I'm looking for a good computer science Ph.D. program to apply to, with strong research groups in both bioinformatics and AI. [more inside]
posted by azazello
on Nov 7, 2004 -
The damn liberal arts corruptors have tricked me into thinking that the "life of the mind" is where it's at, and that minds live best when reading books, and then arguing (or talking) about what was read. I've read too much Invisible Adjunct to think that graduate school is really a good idea overall—noble penury isn't my idea of a good time—but everything about it other than the hyperprofessionalization and lack of decent job prospects is immensely appealing. My question to you, academically-minded metafiltrates: what are good ways to find out what's going on in a field, what are the excellent essays/books, and (this is the main question) how do you find people who share that interest who aren't themselves academics to, you know, talk about it? I guess what I want is an approximation of grad school, probably impossible, but I'd be interested in what others have to say.
posted by kenko
on Sep 3, 2004 -
I am preparing to choose a course of graduate study for Fall 2005 and have recently become very interested in the job possibilities available to those with a Masters Of Library Science degree. But I have several questions about the particulars [more inside]: [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on Jan 15, 2004 -
I'd like to hear some tips involving the questionably important Grad School Application Personal Statement. The program I'm applying for does require a Master's Thesis, and while I've got a decent idea of some areas I'm interested in, obviously I've got nothing specifically pinned down (more inside). [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jan 5, 2004 -