Inside look into graduate admissions

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

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Inside look into graduate admissions

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Postby dlenmn » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:58 pm

GCS beat you to it (in Discussion of 2008 Profiles/Results)

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Postby twistor » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:03 pm

Well, I thought it was important enough to have it's own topic.

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Postby dlenmn » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:44 pm

It an interesting post for sure, but it's pretty much what I heard elsewhere.

However, it does quote VT...

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Postby quizivex » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:22 pm

I like the part where they throw out a student's whole application because of an awkward sentence in the SOP. Scary! My SOP prolly has a lot of those... I was clueless what to say so I ended up trying to write 1000 words of nothing.

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Postby GCS » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:34 pm

twistor, you're just trying to steal my glory :P

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Postby twistor » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:43 pm

Consider it stolen :)

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Postby zxcv » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:26 pm

I like the part where they throw out a student's whole application because of an awkward sentence in the SOP. Scary! My SOP prolly has a lot of those... I was clueless what to say so I ended up trying to write 1000 words of nothing.
That's because the author said that they stars control everything we do, i.e. they self identified as an astrologist. As long as you didn't put in extraneous religious junk I think you're okay on that count.




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