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  1. Program: MPA Schools Applying To: Columbia SIPA, Cornell CIPA Interests: Energy Undergrad Institution: Top college outside US Undergraduate Major: Finance Undergraduate GPA: 3.45 Graduate Institution: Top 40 in U.S. Graduate Major: Economics Graduate GPA: 2.7 (I know, it is bad) Years since Undergrad: 5 Year since Grad: 3 GRE: Will take the test in September, and working hard to secure 160+ in the two sections to offset my graduate GPA Quantitative Courses: Calculus I (A), Calculus II (A), Linear Algebra-Graduate (B-), Discrete Mathematics (A), Economics (A), Managerial Economics (B-), International Trade (B), Macro Economics Policy (B-), Statistics I (A), Statistics II (A), Econometrics (A)... few others Age: 30 Languages: English, Persian, Pashto, Arabic Work Experience: 3 years relevant work experience, total 7 years work experience 1 year as Economist for the President of my Country 2 years in developmental areas/public policy Also have a good amount of volunteer experience when I was younger LORs: 2 Previous bosses from the Office of the President SOPs: Haven't started yet, but I will focus more on how the second master's degree help me achieve my goals in the energy sector. Concerns: Terrible GPA. Even though I graduated in 2016, I had 2 Ds but repeated them and got B- in graduate school. Have 2 C+ in graduate school. Since I took Linear Algebra after long time I graduate from college, I received D, then B- after I repeated it. Would appreciate any advice/help on whether I'm competitive for the current range of school currently! Thank you!
  2. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    From HKS?
  3. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    A new topic was posted on the blog this time yesterday/before by Matt, but nothing yet. Is it gonna be the admission decisions?
  4. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    All decisions are supposed to come out together. No?
  5. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    Applied for the MPP, strong recommendation letters, strong SOP, and professional experience. Didn't apply for FAID because I have an external source of scholarship. Hoping for the best, but I don't expect I will get in - and I don't know the reason either because admission is not predictable based on these known factors. Good luck for everyone!
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    JJ/WBGSP 2018

    I am working on the application, so will apply by Apr 12. Best,
  7. MPP19

    2018 Results

    Let's share the admission decision and a little on your profile!
  8. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    The thread is very slow this year. Last year, there were hundreds of posts exchanged by this time.
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    HKS 2018

  10. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    Yes, it applies to transcript too.
  11. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    Does having scholarship confirmed from exerternal source help admission decision at grad school? Thanks!
  12. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    Please share your experience while applying to HKS. Seems like most applicants don't know about this portal.
  13. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    HKS has optional essay. So you think giving a fair reason for low grades will help? And HKS says they don't have clear cut offs for gpa.
  14. MPP19

    HKS 2018

    People got admitted to HKS with totally different background. So "irrelevant coursework" is not a reason not to be admitted at HKS.

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