In another post, we discussed the importance of April 15th for students admitted to graduate school. The focus of that post was on what to do if you are pressured by a university to meet an earlier deadline. This post clarifies what happens after April 15th.
As time approaches to learn Ph.D. admissions decisions, you may need to make a contingency plans based on the possibility that you won’t get accepted to any of the programs you applied to and often this means reapplying.
Why was your application denied? Probably several reasons that all mix together until you can’t point to one issue and eliminate it. Then again, sometimes there is the so-called “smoking gun.” If you are like lots of applicants in this admissions cycle, you applied to several schools last year and