Schools with late deadlines?

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Schools with late deadlines?

Post by quizivex » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:28 am

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.

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Post by vicente » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:24 pm

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.

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Post by quizivex » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:23 am

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!

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Post by tomar » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:27 am

Canadian Schools in General seem to have later deadlines. McGill and UBC are pretty late too. Also end of Feb - ish

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Post by vicente » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:23 pm

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?

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Post by tomar » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:13 am

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!

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Post by sirjetpackbob » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:52 pm

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!

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Post by twistor » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:00 pm

Plus Vancouver just got rated best city in the world , go Canada!
I thought Vancouver was the drug capital of the world?

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Post by tnoviell » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:06 pm

Which obviously makes it the best city...

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Post by will » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:19 pm

I'm not sure if there's a causal relationship, but I don't logically see the two being mutually exclusive.

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Post by tonyorth » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:28 am

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.

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Post by twistor » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:59 am

I can't justify visiting when I can get drugs right here at home... :)



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