bfollinprm wrote:First, I'd recommend keeping the total list to something <= 10 if you want timely responses, so no need to incorporate any of these to your final list.
What do you recommend students who wish to pursue physics from engineering/math/etc do to improve their chances of admission and success in grad school?
What do you think is the most important consideration when choosing a graduate school?
What can late-bloomers with less than stellar undergraduate records do to improve their chances of admission to a graduate program?
Thanks, these are good questions. Having <= 10 quality questions would not too burdensome for them to respond which could help with the response rate. However, I plan to explain how much free exposure they will get on physicsgre.com and will provide some traffic numbers to back it up so I think I can make a good case for them to take the time to answer a decent number questions. Also, I plan to set it up and make it clear that it is fine to skip questions that don't apply to them (or that they prefer not to answer).
I plan to have two different ways to browse the responses. One would be to be browse by school to see all the questions/responses that a particular school answered, and the other would be to browse by question to see all the responses to a particular question. Schools can answer as many questions as they want, but the more they answer the more free exposure they get. With this approach we could ask questions that may or may not apply to all schools.