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Creative Strategies for Choosing a Good University: Choosing What You Love and Loving What You Choose

Our speakers are Dan Chatham, Director of Admissions at UC, San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, Ms. Ellen Wang and Mr. Clarence Fu, Foundation for Scholarly Exchange.

Creative Strategies for Choosing a Good University: Choosing What You Love and Loving What You Choose
Wednesday, November 09 2005 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Please note: Portions of this transcript have been edited for clarity

Host: (Dan Chatham)

My name is Dan Chatham, Director of Admissions at UC, San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Our program is a two-year masters in International Affairs, though UCSD also has strong engineering and social science programs. I'll be glad to answer your questions about graduate studies in the US.

 

Host: (Ellen Wang)

hi, my name is Ellen Wang, the student advisor from Fulbright, Taiwan. I have been in this education field for two more years. Hope I can help more students via this chat room. Nice to meet you all.

 

Host: (Clarence Fu):

大家好,我是學術交流基金會留學顧問傅鏡平,歡迎大家


Start of Chat


 

Host: (Clarence Fu)
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如果我的托福成績233,那我是不是不該選托福成績要求250的學校,寄資料去是不是祇是當砲灰而已,因為有幾個學校很喜歡所以在掙扎
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建議你可以先發email向學校入學部門確認,積極把握任何可以申請的機會。如果你的其他條件非常優秀,或許學校能提供其他可能,例如:入學後通過該校語言測驗。 (2005-11-09 14:03)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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如果(GPA)不高 (ex.很多學校的標準都是 3.0),但是想申請排名比較前面的學校。我要怎麼辦? 以及 TOEFL 分數未達欲申請學校的最低標準 是否仍應申請?
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Many schools have their own minimum requirements and if your application is weak in one area, perhaps your strength in another area can offset the weakness. For example, with a low GPA, a high GRE or GMAT score may be able to offset it at many schools. Minimum TOEFL scores are usually less flexible. At UCSD and at my previous school for example, the minimum is a fixed score. If you have lower than the required score, you should work to improve your english before applying. (2005-11-09 14:06)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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怎樣看學校是我寄資料去會有把握中選機率高的
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申請人是很難判斷這點的,不過建議你可以多詢問入學部門,詢問他們過去是否提供校友或是現任學生的申請統計資料,作為參考。 (2005-11-09 14:04)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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如果托福考233, 是不是就不必考慮名校了(因為大部分都要求250)
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其實分數沒有絕對標準,但是如果時間還允許,的確分數超過250分是比較有保障的。還有時間的話,不妨再努力衝刺,考個更好的成績。 (2005-11-09 14:06)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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出國大概要多少錢?名校的收費大概多少?謝謝回答
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美國學校一年的總花費最低約16000美元起 最高可以到接近70000美元 唸碩士要算兩年的花費 私立比公立費用高 東西兩岸的生活費比其他地方高 (2005-11-09 14:06)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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我該申請幾間學校? 請問有安全上榜的選校策略嗎? How many schools should I apply to? Should I plan to have a safety school?
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The number of schools you apply to is related to how well you match the qualifications of each school, and how much time, effort, and money you can commit to the application process. In all cases, strive to make the strongest application possible and that includes well thought out essays. Be very careful not to accidentally send a reference or essay to one school with another school’s name in it. That mix-up really looks bad to the admissions committes. (2005-11-09 14:10)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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是否可以寄住人家家裡還是宿舍?
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可以住學校宿舍 也可以住在別人家裡 或是租屋. 住學校宿舍可以強迫自己學英文. (2005-11-09 14:10)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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我想請教有關TESOL方面的選校問題,目前尚未有排名,如果不按照教育類的排名去選校,因為教育類的,不見得學校的TESOL’s program會很好,但美國學校那麼多,不知如何找起?是否可建議哪些不錯學校?或者能提供幾個多方面的參考資料呢?
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建議上www.petersons.com 網站 用TESOL做為關鍵字去查 從列出的學校中 根據你的需求 例如花費或區域等來篩選 (2005-11-09 14:11)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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推薦信與讀書計劃對於申請學校的重要性? How important are the letters of reference and SOP to my application?
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References are a great place help your application. If you are weak in a certain area (perhaps you have little work experience), choose a reference provider that can speak about how strong you are in that area (a past or current supervisor to talk about how professional and great you are in the example case). If you are weak in quantitative skills and that is important for the program you want to attend, try to get a math professor to give you a strong reference, This is a chance to shape your application. Essays are a chance for you to impress the admissions committee with what you will say, and also how well you communicate. Think them through and have other people review them several times before you submit. It will make them stronger. (2005-11-09 02:14)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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我大一大二的成績不是很好,不過大三大四的成績比較ok 請問選擇學校能衝比較前面一點的學校嗎 ex.Top 10 畢竟還是會比較想去那邊念好一點的學校 還是我應該挑 Top50 左右的學校比較保險??
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有的學校除了要overall的GPA外 也會要最後兩年或最後60學分的GPA 這樣他們就曉得你是有成長的 有的名校的碩士班不見得那麼難進 但反而是他們的學費才是你要考慮的 我們通常建議同學可以衝衝看2到4所比你的條件好一點的學校 (2005-11-09 14:12)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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是不是碩士班的學生,很少有申請獎學金的機會?
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目前在美國唸碩士的外國學生很難申請到高額的獎學金 除非成績特別優異或是有學校需要的特殊專長,申請當助教或研究助理也可以貼補一下,不過英文口語要很好才能當TA(助教) (2005-11-09 14:14)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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推薦人的名望和推薦人是否為該校校友對增加錄取機率是否有幫助? Will it help my application if my letter of reference is from someone well-known or a school alumnus?
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References from well-known people are only worth getting if these people really know you and can give you a genuine recommendation. Admissions committees read enough references to know when the writer doesn’t know you well. If they really know you and are familiar with your qualifications, the definately use them. (2005-11-09 14:17)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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還有如果在台灣讀大學是讀CS那要申請EE的話會不會很難進??
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只要你大學有修足夠EE的課程,就不是問題 (2005-11-09 00:00)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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自己的GPA成績比學校要求的最低GPA和平均GPA低的話是否還可以考慮申請該校 ?
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如果GPA比最低要求差一點還是可以試試 不過你其他方面一定要有強項來彌補 例如較高的 GRE分數 相關行業的工作經驗 或是誠懇動人的推薦信和SOP (2005-11-09 14:18)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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如果是非本科系的人申請研究所的畫會遇到哪些問題呢 What sort of problems are commonly encountered by students applying to a major that is different from their undergraduate degree?
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That really depends on the field of study. For example in Business (MBA programs), people are very frequently gaining their first exposure to the field and have a variety of backgrounds. In UCSD’s International Affairs program, we seek people from many different backgrounds because it really strengthens the program. If you are applying to a graduate program in the sciences, for example, you should have a related background. (2005-11-09 14:20)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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我的大學GPA: 3.5, 托福: 213, GRE: 今年10月考完, 還未接到成績報告, 目前有兩篇SCI論文, 第一篇第二作者(2004 impact factor: 1.375), 第二篇第一作者(2004 impact factor: 2.323), 專長及興趣在蛋白質工程與基因工程, 未來會攻讀化工博士, 希望就讀學校工程強項是生化領域. 第一個問題: 不知道以個人的條件可以申請的學校 第二個問題: 博士班畢業後, 希望能從事生物工程相關的行業, 因此希望就讀學校是與產業界有密切相關合作, 是否可告知並推薦有什麼學校是屬於這類型, 謝謝.
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你其他條件都不錯, 但要唸博士班,托福最好至少要250,建議你再考一次. 你要花一點時間, 從學術期刊中找你有興趣領域的paper, 找作者所在的博士班的網頁, 看看他們的研究走向是不是合乎你的需求, 而不是只看排名. 學術交流基金會下週的國際教育週活動中, 在週四下午會請到Dr. Jeff Ward, 可以當面向他請教化學方面的美國就業市場現況. (2005-11-09 14:19)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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Hi, I am so pleased to know this method to ask some questions regarding how to choose a proper graduate school!! I would like to take the MBA program in US and hope you can give me some suggestions. TOEFL score around 220 (CBT), GMAT: still doubt if I should take or not. My undergraduate GPA is: 2.76. Working experience: 5 years (As a secretary for one year currently and other sales assistant position for the past 4 years). My preferred graduate school: (MBA program) 1. In Taxes or other mild weather states. 2. is there any school can give me the conditional offer for providing my GMAT score later? Such as: before the beginning of the semester. 3. The ranking of school is within 100. 4. Regarding the expense (including the tuition and other daily expenses per year), I hope can around USD23,000. (It’s OK for me if the school is not in the big city.)
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申請 MBA絕大部分要GMAT成績,不然也要GRE,這是躲不掉的. GPA不好的話,可以靠較高的GMAT分數及好的Essay,推薦信等來補救, 工作經驗也可以彌補,5年應該不錯. 加州氣候也很好,不過生活費比德州貴, 有的學校會同意成績後補,但是不可能等太久,例如等半個月左右, 只有州立學校才有可能在USD23000這個價位 (2005-11-09 14:22)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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I want to know that is there conditional offer in UCSD ?
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It depends on the department and program you are applying to. In the International Relations program, if you are admitted, but need additional english work, we may offer conditional admission based on completing our english preparation program in the summer before class begins. Each department has its own policy however and each University is also different with their policy. (2005-11-09 14:23)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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政治學門的博士班會很難申請嗎
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如果你有比較多的研究經驗例如發表論文,對於博士班申請會有相當的幫助。而政治學的博班申請,一般來說,並沒有特別聽學生提及政治博班申請,較其他學門困難 (2005-11-09 14:23)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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請問留學貸款的申請管道??
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教育部核准6家銀行辦理低利留學貸款,唸博士的額度較高,可到300萬,碩士為200萬10年內還完 (2005-11-09 14:27)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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如果托福233申請250的學校是不是沒可能 If my TOEFL score is 233, would it be impossible to apply to a school requiring minimum score of 250?
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Minimum TOEFL scores are usually not flexible. Check with the school you want to apply to, but most likely they will tell you to retake the TOEFL and increase your score before applying. (2005-11-09 14:25)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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Do you have any information about scholarship for students who want to pursue master degree in U.S?
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Scholarship funding varies by University and also by department within the school. For example, the our program has $1.2 million dollars US in scholarships for all students. Other departments at UCSD have no funding at all. This variation is liketly to be the same at other schools. Check with each school to see what scholarships they have for international students. (2005-11-09 14:27)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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以MBA為例,是否有一些排名並不是如此傑出但在美國或業界享有盛名的學校?
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有的,排名的確不是業界的唯一考量,你參考學校網頁上有多與業界有密切合作,例如產學間很很多研究計畫的學校,作為申請目標。仔細瀏覽學校網頁是申請時很重要的步驟。 (2005-11-09 14:33)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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有了留學貸款, 是否還可以擔任TA或RA.. If I already have a student loan, could I still apply to be a TA or RA?
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Good question Penny, that is a good question to ask the financial aid office or staff at the school you are applying to. I don’t think it would be a problem at UCSD. (2005-11-09 14:29)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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我想知道怎樣才能拿到conditional offer
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條件式入學是說其他條件學校都接受,但就是英文差一點,會叫你先念語言學校,合於標準後再正式入學 (2005-11-09 14:32)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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I have worked in foreign exchange section of a bank as treasury marketing specialist for 5 years. But i started to prepare for the program of Int’l Affairs in late Sep. Since I haven’t taken TOEFL and GRE test, it seems to me that the application might be a bit rushed. Do you suggest that i still take a shot to apply for the program or just postpone to next year?
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Angela, if you can complete the application without sacrificing quality, then apply now. If you have to rush and fear it will cause your application quality to suffer, then please wait a year before applying. Check with the schools you are interested in about their deadlines and flexibility to extend them. In our program, we work with applicants individually to set additional deadlines if the circumstances warrant it. (2005-11-09 14:33)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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請問hospitality management的研究所好申請嗎?最好先要有哪些具備條件?這行出來的就業願景如何?
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美國有設旅館管理的研究所相對之下比較少,能收的學生數量自然也比少,這一行唸完回來還是要從基層做起,但是日後升遷比較有優勢 (2005-11-09 14:37)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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預計明年秋季進研究所最晚何時要備妥所有文件並提出申請 If I plan to begin my graduate studies in the fall next year, what do recommend as the latest I must complete and send out my application materials?
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Hi Nicola. That depends on the deadlines for the program you are applying to. Check their website for deadlines and requirements and make a judgement from there. For almost all schools and almost all programs, the admissions office would like to receive your application sooner than the very last thing before the deadline. (2005-11-09 14:35)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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請問理工科碩士欲轉經濟或財工phd,建議先申請碩士還是直接申請phd,那qualify怎麼準備,謝謝
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如果你曾經修過相關學科,甚至論文或曾發表跨領域的文章,對於你直接申請博班會很有幫助。會先建議你在學校申請條件仔細注意有無限制,例如有些博班申請或要求你曾拿過該門學分,如果沒有其實是無法申請。若是學校沒有嚴格限制,不妨將你的重心放在讀書計畫,好好說明你專化領域獨特的原因,以說服入學委員會,學生的多元化也是美國學校很重視的部分。 (2005-11-09 14:39)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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1.如果我的托福成績離最低標準213,差三分,gre成績也未到達要求,以這個成績直接申請研究所,是否可行? If my TOEFL score is just a few points lower than the minium required and in addition, my GRE score is also just a little shy of the minimum required, do you recommend that I apply?
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Each school establishes their own requirements, so contact the admissions office to ask them if you should apply. For our program my advice would be to plan to retake both tests and improve the scores before applying at all. Perhaps take the next year to focus on those projects and apply next year. (2005-11-09 14:39)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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2.語言成績未到達標準,如果我直接到該校找我想申請的研究所教授談,包含我的碩士沿就方向、未來計畫,以及說明我的語言成績未到標準,另外,表達我願意先上該校的ESL課程,通過測驗可否直接申請研究所?
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見面三分情,在美國也是一樣,如果你能親自拜訪,當然有幫助,只要該校有條件式入學,你就可以先唸他們的ESL (2005-11-09 14:43)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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哪裡可以找到有關各學校學雜費的相關資料?
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你必須要先確定你計畫申請的學校,直接連結上該校網頁,雖然多費點功夫,但是因為每年度學費都會微幅調整,學生申請必須特別注意。再者,美國地理區域大,各州生活水平不一,很難一以蓋之。 (2005-11-09 14:41)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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研究所的申請是否會很Care你的社團表現
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Hi Nancy. In most cases they probably do, but that is particularly true for professional programs like International Affairs or MBA programs. Especially when an applicant has less work experience than the average applicant, this can be a great place to show other professional "experience". In programs of a more clinical nature, it may be less well regarded, and in research programs your background with research or publishing articles will be more significant than typical extracurricular activities. (2005-11-09 14:44)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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想要申請傳播系是否必須要有相關行業的工作經驗呢
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傳播領域有工作經驗會比較好,比較容易讓你在讀書計畫上作完整的說明。尤其是在一個很強調實務的領域,尤其是。 (2005-11-09 14:43)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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是不是有些學校只要托福成績沒過就把你的申請資料丟一邊了
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大的學校,申請者眾多的學校是有此可能,但也許承辦人一換,做法就不一樣 (2005-11-09 14:45)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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可以告知目前有的獎學金申請方案嗎
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國內你可以參考國際文教處的網站http://www.edu.tw/EDU_WEB/Web/BICER/index.htm 美國的部分請參考你計畫申請的學校的財務補助或是國際學生部門 (2005-11-09 14:46)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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關於生活費的問題:1.請問雜誌提到Room/board/expense是什麼意思2.各城市間的物價水準資訊如何取得
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Room / Board refers to the cost of your rent for housing and meals, usually for a month. It varies based on the city. (2005/11/09 下午 02:49:29) UCSD_Dan: That is a huge factor in deciding where to apply and you should consider it carefully. I always find great information just doing a Google search for “cost of living calculator.” I think one of the top results is a site called www.bestplaces.net, though there are others. (2005-11-09 14:50)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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請問讀名校的重要性?像讀伊利諾香賓分校和芝加哥分校,一般會有人分得出來嗎?
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很多同學是為了父母唸名校,但是求學只是人生的一個階段,有沒有學到真工夫比較重要,而且排名會變動,也有主關的成份在內,參考即可 (2005-11-09 14:50)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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如果之前學校唸了兩年才轉到現在的學校 GPA要如呵算
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通常學校都可以出示gpa成績印在成績單上,記得兩間學校都要有。接下來依照美國學校要求,例如有些學校會要求你後60學分的平均,有些是要求主科成績,所以依照美國學校要求來做換算。另外,也建議你發email跟入學部門作詳細確認,在申請的行政細節,還是小心對自己的申請, 不要害羞,多詢問,才是最聰明的方法。美國學校回覆一般很快速。 (2005-11-09 14:51)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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先去學校修Non-degree的課程, 是不是對申請該校的該系所有幫助?
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Hi Maxine. Non-credit courses may, but usually only a little bit. If you are weak for instance in math, then taking a course in math can help you show improvement and may also benefit you on the GRE or GMAT. If you take a course that way, be sure it makes sense for the program and try to support your application somehow. As always though, check with your admissions office to see what their opinion is. A few schools may use that as an alternative method of admission. (2005-11-09 14:53)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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想請問 MS和MEng的學位有麼差別嗎
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MEng的學位比較偏實務,如果要往唸博士的方向,就比較不適合 (2005-11-09 14:53)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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What is enrollment? Is it the same as the apply deadline?
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enrollment 是註冊的意思,在你入境美國後,進入學校在註冊動作就好。而apply deadline的意思是申請截止日期,通常會集中在12,1,2月為多(以秋季班申請來說) (2005-11-09 14:56)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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我本身是化工畢業的,我是想申請生物科技方面的,如果一開始選校,想以排名為依據,而且已經有買USNEWS的書了,可是排名不夠多,那哪裡還有排名的參考呢?
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你可以上US News的網站去看看如何得到更多的排名資料 (2005-11-09 14:58)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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我想請問如果打算請國外碩士班再用國外碩士班休克成績申請博班那麼碩士班的學校如果只是中等對於想要申請TOP學校博班的影響大不大
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Hi admost. It is tough to generalize what is more imortant, rankings or GPA. A slightly lower GPA from a really tough school may be fine, but the admissions committee members have individual opinions on this debate. What is best is to go to a top program and to do very well there. Going to a poor quality school will likely not be as helpful as a well regarded school of higher quality. I hope this helps, but it may be more useful to try to talk to the admissions staff or admissions committee members for the PhD program you are interested in. (2005-11-09 15:02)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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文科的學生要申請管理方面的研究所是不是很不容易?如果又沒有background的話,那background可以用有修過商科課程
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這種前提之下,曾經修過統計會計財政的課程,會對你的申請有多一點幫助,補充工作經驗更好。都沒有的話,你就比需要在讀書計畫中向學校說明,非常仔細的說明,轉換領域的動機為何。多放時間在準備讀書計畫。 (2005-11-09 14:59)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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如果學校的Deadline是明年2、3月 現在丟會增加admission的機會嗎
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如果是rolling,先到先審理,否則就是截止後一起審 (2005-11-09 15:01)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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請問我大學是讀電機系,研究所讀生物醫學工程研究所,可以直接申請電機的博班嗎?
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街數過不少學生是巷你這樣的考量,畢竟還很年輕阿,難免有所改變。很多的申請人皆是如此,如果你可以在讀書計畫把你中間的轉換歷程,用很清楚的舉例來說明,說服力將會大為提升。同時再加上你有雙重背景,對你的申請應該會是正面幫助。 (2005-11-09 15:03)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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如果申請的deadline是rolling制的, 那趕不上第一輪而較晚申請會非常吃虧嗎?
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rolling制先到先審,當然越晚就越機會越少 (2005-11-09 15:04)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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請問university of pacific McGeorge School of Law的llm好不好?
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建議你可以找美國法律專業協會的推薦學校名單。另外建議你在學校網頁上確定開課內容,與師資(擅長領域)比例分配,找到最適合自己的llm program. (2005-11-09 15:12)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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教育部核准6家銀行辦理低利留學貸款,唸博士的額度較高,可到300萬,碩士為200萬10年內還完..............那大學呢??
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留學貸款只有碩博士,建議你去問銀行的一般助學貸款 (2005-11-09 15:08)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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若以商學申請到國外學校就讀時,可以在當學期去修心理學(如:認知科學)的學分或學位嗎?(類似國內的雙主修制度)
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Hi Miranda, Most MBA programs don’t have “Double Majors” and you would need to ask the school if they allow you to take courses from another department. Some will allow it, others won’t. Many MBA programs already have established joint degrees or dual degree programs that are longer than an MBA program by itself. They represent a great chance to do two subjects simultaneously (LLM/MBA, MD/MBA, for example). (2005-11-09 15:10)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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在美國畢業後如何提高留在當地的機會?
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建議選擇接近大都會區的學校,爭取實習的機會,也可爭取畢業後一年的OPT實習,如果有公司接受你,就會為你辦身份留下來 (2005-11-09 15:15)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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1.肄業如何申請留學
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肄業建議拿到同等學歷證明,不然就要降一個學級申請。 (2005-11-09 15:14)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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我已經在台灣唸完碩士,想申請美國的會計博士班,GPA(專科:3.5,插班大學:3.07,研究所:4.0)而且我的論文改寫成英文之後,有參加美國的研討會發表,也有備一個亞太會計研討會接受邀請去發表,也有一年的會計師事務所工作經驗, 我想申請2006 秋季班 ,但是我的TOEFL成績目前只有210,GMAT月底會考,但很擔心成績萬一不理想的話,會不會來不及申請學校?
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時間上有些緊迫,建議你先發email問入學部確認是否成績沒到就完全拒絕申請的機會,如果不行只好申請其他deadline比較晚的學校,甚至到二三月也還有學校是open。不過,如果你的考量是非某些學校不唸不可,建議考試成績在多加強一定會進步的! 加油~ (2005-11-09 15:19)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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請問申請美國工程碩士班是否有機會拿到RA(選擇有thesis的學程
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RA positions are available in many schools, but not all. Each school has differing amonts of RA positions available as well as different requirements for obtaining one. At UCSD, students that want to work on campus can usually find a job, whether it is an RA or not. RA positions are quite limited, so expand your interest to include relevant on-campus employment. International students may generally be able to work up to 20 hours per week during the school term, though the individual school may have other limits. (2005-11-09 15:20)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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如果我的成績並沒有好到可以申請top20的學校,可是查一些ranking的資料時,又往往只列出前面20所,那我該如何尋找適合我的學校呢?(我想念的是財會方面的領域)
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建議你去問系上留美的老師,請他們根據你的狀況來建議學校,一些U of 州名的學校大體上都不錯,可以嘗試 (2005-11-09 15:21)
 
Host: (Clarence Fu)
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如果大學或高中的社團跟要申請的學校無關,需要提到嗎?
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美國學校希望學生是一個完整的人,所以社團經驗或是志工服務都會加分 (2005-11-09 15:24)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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請問大學是讀商學院,想去美國讀平面設計的研究所,要如何評估作品集的程度呢?或是本科系的人又是如何評估自己程度的?畢竟這種東西是很主觀的..謝謝
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評估作品即以專業為主,多拿給你的教授或是專業人士給建議,會必較客觀。我們在申請的時候,多把自己的申請文件還有作品集給不同的老師或是業界人士指導,在整匯最好的綜合意見,避免自己有申請盲點卻不小心忽略。 (2005-11-09 15:24)
 
Host: (Ellen Wang)
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請問代辦業者建議的條件式入學的學校是不是很差
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首先,建議你仔細瀏覽合約內容,談好申請的條件,比較有保障,或是參考國際文教處公佈的業者名單。雖然多花時間,還是比較建議你自己申請。 (2005-11-09 15:30)
 
Host: (Dan Chatham)
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史蒂芬粥: 請問如何避免申請到的學校原來大部分都是黑人?
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Schools in the US value diversity among students and actively try to be inclusinve to people of all origins. That diversity is a valuable part of being a global student and indeed helps your education become stronger. Set aside all that you have been told about people of different races and meet them in and out of class, then see how you feel about them. The US is extremely diverse and it would be difficult and in my opinion, unwise, to decide where to go based on something like trying to avoid peoples of a certain background. (2005-11-09 15:32)


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Host: (Dan Chatham)

It has been a pleasure chatting with you all today. I will be at the World Graduate School Tour fair tonight (www.topgraduate.com) and will be joined by an alum, David An at about 6:00. David is now a Fulbright Fellow and can tell you about life as a student in the International Affairs program. The program includes courses in Business, Economics, Politics, and Policy. Our school is the only International Affairs school focused entirely on the Pacific and I look forward to speaking with you about it. Thanks for having me.

 

Host: (Ellen Wang)

最近是申請的高峰期,學術交流基金會的留美資料圖書館,開始湧入學生潮,預約免費修改申請文件,和申請策略…..等服務,鼓勵申請學生多和顧問作諮詢,也多多參加諮詢講座,多方蒐集資訊,自己申請學校一定也能有好成績的。祝大家申請順利。

 

Host: (Clarence Fu)

學術交流基金會下週一到週五每天下午都有免費英語練習活動及講座,邀請到獲得Fulbright獎學金來台研究的學人為同學介紹各個領域及如何撰寫該領域的SOP,歡迎大家參加,我們地址:北市泉州街1之A號,學術交流基金會的網址www.ustudy.org.tw.