Schools that weed out people?!

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Schools that weed out people?!

Postby blondie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:14 am

I'm an international so I'm not really familiar with how get a phd in the US. I understand that you have to pass an exam, I'm guessing after you finish your courses (after 2 years), but from discussions on this forum I'm getting the idea that it's not trivial and that some schools might weed out students??? Can anybody tell me some schools that do this?

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Re: Schools that weed out people?!

Postby bfollinprm » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:36 am

I think this is mostly an artifact of past decades...most if not all schools don't do this anymore, they want students to succeed since funding is tighter and admission represents a financial investment.

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