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  •  perhaps the best advice (5+ / 0-)

    should be about asking whether the undergraduate has actually met the persons with whom they would be working, so that any future interpersonal issues have at least a chance to be sampled prior to all parties making a final decision

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

    by annieli on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 02:28:40 PM PST

    •  It is a good thing to visit if possible (4+ / 0-)

      It was something that I never thought about when I applied 30 years ago, but particularly for students from a lesser-known university it can make a big difference.  One of the students applying from my department this year is taking advantage of the College Art Association meetings in NY to make appointments with the east coast schools she wants to attend to meet with faculty there.  She is also working as a facilitator/room monitor/projectionist at the conference so she will meet graduate students from around the country and hear their stories.  I think it will potentially be a life-changing experience for her.

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