By far our most useful canonical question is: How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in the US, particularly for weak or borderline students?
Recently, Buffy drafted a new canonical question for countries other than the US. In addition to being a good "duplicate target" for questions that would otherwise be completely rejected as a "bad" question, this is also a useful reference for all those who might not be familiar with grad school systems in other parts of the world. In some sense, this is a follow up to this meta question from three years ago.
So, two asks:
- If anyone has suggestions for this canonical question (or thinks that it shouldn't exist at all), let's have that discussion here.
- Right now we only have an answer for the US (which people should feel free to edit); if you are familiar with the grad school system in other parts of the world, please consider drafting an answer. Even a short answer will do; others can expand or revise it later.