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  1. I just got accepted for the Biology MS program at Umass Boston with full funding after interviewing there a week ago. I really didn't know what to expect given that I was applying without any research experience but in the end my high GPA and GRE scores and strong letters of recommendation overcame it. Plus, my interview went extremely well. Still haven't heard back from URI or UConn, but Umass was my first choice anyways so I'll likely be accepting regardless.
  2. Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll definitely take this into consideration if I don't get in this semester, though it's looking less likely that I won't get in because I just had two interviews that I feel like I nailed and one of the PIs who interviewed me just emailed me telling me he sent a letter of recommendation on my behalf to the admissions committee after the interview. However, until I'm officially accepted anywhere I'll be considering all of these options.
  3. So I graduated with my BS in molecular biology in 2013 and neglected to get involved with any undergraduate research. Since then I've been working as a laboratory services technician for the past 3 years and I've decided I want to go to graduate school and pursue a career in research. I've applied to 3 masters programs and I haven't heard a decision from any of them yet. I'm not freaking out about it yet, but I realize how important research experience so I recognize that my high GPA, high GRE scores, and strong letters of recommendation may not be enough to offset my lack of research experien
  4. Thanks for the responses guys. Anyways, I took the GRE and applied for the MS program for biology at Umass boston, and at URI and UConn as well, with: GPA: 3.76 GRE Scores Q: 164 V: 164 W: 5 I'm still waiting to hear back from Umass Boston and UConn. I got an email from URI from the graduate coordinator saying they were impressed with my application and wanted to know if I was still interested and that I should schedule a time to visit the campus to see the labs and meet some faculty. Does this mean I'm likely to get accepted there and should I treat this as an unofficia
  5. Hi everyone, I graduated at the end of 2013 with a BS in molecular biology and a 3.76 GPA. My transcript shows a lot of improvement over my 4 years as well, as I had a lot of B's in my first two years, but maintained straight A's for my junior and senior years when I began to focus more on taking more upper level biology and chemistry courses. That's the good news, the bad news is I was pretty naïve when I was in college, I falsely assumed that as long as I focused on earning a good GPA I'll have endless potential. I didn't do any undergraduate research, and I didn't get involved wit
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