Are there any decent grad schools with deadlines March 1st and after (that do include financial aid)?
I ask this because I would rather not bother applying to too many safety schools unless I really need them. So I'd like to, if possible, wait until late February and if I haven't been admitted anywhere, then start doing some safeties.
The University of Waterloo has a deadline of March 1. It's not at all a bad school, the only thing is that its graduate program is split with the University of Guelph, which isn't as prestigious in physics IMO, but it has a late deadline. It's in a nice small city only 70 miles from downtown Toronto.
Thanks, I'll keep Waterloo in mind. It looks like it'd be in my best interest not to wait... Maryland's cumbersome application turned me off of the whole safety school idea, but I have all winter break to screw around with them haha!
Unfortunately for some of us, UBC lists on their website that they require a minimum physics GRE of 850. Not sure how closely they stick to that (especially since they still list requirements for the old analytical section on the general GRE), but I'm not sure I want to pay the ridiculous application fee to find out. I would love to live in Vancouver though!