A professor that I contacted earlier as a prospective student replied to me (and asking for interview) late when I already have submitted my application. I didn’t mention him in my application, since I thought he might not be interested and deadline was near and I mentioned other professors who replied to me. If the interview is successful, can he still review my application and admit me under his supervision?

Note: I can’t edit my list of Professors on my application, but I can still edit my SOP (maybe mention him only in SOP?).

I’m a MSc student and the time has come for me to start thinking about my thesis work. I want to do wet lab work in the field of Developmental Biology, but still don’t have a clear idea of what precise topic I’d enjoy working on. What is the process that would get me to this specific idea?

I would have to find a foreign lab by myself, so I need to be able to narrow my search down to the supervisors who do that specific thing in that specific way. But I have little idea how to understand what I really want.

Has anybody been in this same situation? And how did you find your focus in the end?

A professor that I contacted earlier as a prospective student replied to me (and asking for interview) late when I already have submitted my application. I didn’t mention him in my application, since I thought he might not be interested and deadline was near and I mentioned other professors who replied to me. If the interview is successful, can he still review my application and admit me under his supervision ?

I am writing a motivation letter to apply to a masters program in an engineering field in an international university (Germany, Italy). I would like to continue from there on a research path.

However, currently I am enrolled in a professional masters program that I would like to discontinue. The reason for this is that the current program provides very limited research opportunities and will likely make it very hard for me to continue as a researcher.

I would like to know if I should write anything about my current masters program to the university I am applying to. On one hand, I would like to highlight the experience and the achievements I have gained in my current program; since I have not completed the program I cannot write about it in my CV. On the other hand, I do not want this to have any negative impact; how do I explain why I was enrolled in the program in the first place.

One year ago, I had no interest in continuing as a researcher; I only applied to the masters program because several friends of mine applied and because I was granted a 100% scholarship. Now that I have some experience in research, I know that I want to continue in this path.

My question is, should I include the masters program I am currently enrolled to in my motivation letter? if so, what are the main things that I need to write about?

I’m aware that this sort of idea gets asked a lot, but I’m slightly stumped by what I’m allowed to do and what’s considered bad practice.

I had been in contact with the supervisor of my Final Year Project, the person that most likely knows my abilities best after my three years of university, who’d said he’d happily write a recommendation letter for the MSc programs I was planning on applying to. However, for the past several weeks I’d been trying to contact them to no avail. I’ve left a few email reminders, and two phone calls. I’ve been told I should contact the Head of Department or someone above them at the university to talk to them.

Is contacting someone above them considered rude, or bad practice?

This professor has a history of taking a while to respond. I tried contacting them early to ensure I would give them enough time to write the letters, but time seems to be flying past as they no longer reply.

I may have the possibility of going back to the university (I’m currently doing an internship in another country) and possibly set up a meeting, is this something I should definitely do given their tendency to be bad at replying to emails, or should I contact their superiors?

I am currently enrolled in a 3-year Physics Hons. programme. I plan to pursue physics in my masters as well but from the UK or Germany(Right now, I am studying in India). I am doing a lot of freelance software work like web development and hackathons. I was wondering if they will contribute positively to my masters application or be seen as a distraction by foreign universities? Will my experience in coding and software add to my application or take away from it?

I am in a weird spot. I have been a PhD student for 1.5 years and in May 2018 it will be 2 full years. I already have an MS in the same subject from another school. I was told recently that I will be asked to leave the program at the end of this semester due to lack of research funding. I asked if I can be given a MS instead since I fulfilled all the requirements for that but that cannot be done as I already have a MS from in the same subject from a different place. I will try really hard to see if I can plead some leniency but I just wanted to ask if you people know of cases where students were able to plead successfully. I am really scared because if I am terminated from this program, I will be forced to leave USA because I won’t have any status and I will have nothing to show for these 2 years.

I’m sure this question has been asked frequently. However, I’m an undergrad, currently finished my sophomore first semester. I have gotten Ds (twice currently, not in the same semesters) on my transcripts due to mental health issues and having not withdrawn before the drop deadline. However, I have retaken the first D and plan to retake the other as well under course forgiveness. They won’t be factored in my GPA but they will show up on my transcript. I just wanted to know how bad grades on transcript would affect my chances when will applying to MBA programs?