<p>Anyone know anything about the admissions process for philosophy phd programs? From what I know GPA and grades in philosophy play a large role in this.</p>
<li>I was wondering if anyone would know how intently the admissions committee’s would focus on the difficulty of philosophy classes taken.
-Particularly I was wondering if they could do this by looking at course levels.
-And for that matter are course levels universal? Some colleges will have 100 signifying intro level, then 200 then 300; but from what I understand a lot of colleges attribute random numbers or a different system. So perhaps schools can’t go by this.
-and if they do go by this, is it pretty much the case that 100 level means intro.</li>
<p>I’m questioning whether to take a 100 level class in philosophy in my senior year in order to get another A in philosophy. But if an admissions committee would necessarily view this as a student taking a very easy class then obviously I might rethink this. I wonder if they could make that assumption though because the course is intro to political philosophy which is a distinct subset of philosophy which isn't offered in an upper level class. If such a situation happens often then perhaps they understand that and are hesitant to attempt to distinguish difficulty of classes.</p>