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Schools with late deadlines?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:28 am
by quizivex
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.

Thoughts?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:24 pm
by vicente
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.

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:23 am
by quizivex
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!

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:27 am
by tomar
Canadian Schools in General seem to have later deadlines. McGill and UBC are pretty late too. Also end of Feb - ish

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:23 pm
by vicente
UBC's deadline is Feb 1, U of T's Jan 31 (I think)

UBCs deadline is crazy expensive: $150! who do they think they are?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:13 am
by tomar
Just checked, UBC deadline is March 1st for Canadian and US students, Feb 1st for everyone else.

UBC I think is among the top 3 in Canada generally and in physics, and probably on par with the top 20 or so the US. Plus Vancouver just got rated best city in the world , go Canada!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:52 pm
by sirjetpackbob
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!

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:00 pm
by twistor
Plus Vancouver just got rated best city in the world , go Canada!


I thought Vancouver was the drug capital of the world?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:06 pm
by tnoviell
Which obviously makes it the best city...

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:19 pm
by will
I'm not sure if there's a causal relationship, but I don't logically see the two being mutually exclusive.

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:28 am
by tonyorth
I thought Vancouver was the drug capital of the world?


Easy now. Maybe you should come and visit.
UBC is beautiful, but the university is large (>50,000) and can be quite impersonal and disconnected. Still quite a good school though.

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:59 am
by twistor
I can't justify visiting when I can get drugs right here at home... :)