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  1. Which school did you apply to? I had a similar response from American SPA- I was accepted but no financial aid details ect.
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    The 'Am I competitive' thread - READ ME BEFORE POSTING

    Thank you for your input! I appreciate it!
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    The 'Am I competitive' thread - READ ME BEFORE POSTING

    Updated: My profile is as follows Programs I'm applying to: Georgetown SSP MA Terrorism and Substate Violence Johns Hopkins SAIS MA Strategic Studies American University MS Terrorism & Homeland Security George Washington Elliott School MA Security Studies School: Women's Undergraduate University, fairly competitive but very small. Undergrad major: Political Science GPA: 3.4 due to very apparent struggles my freshman year/ before political science was my major- I reflect on this in additional documentation ( I only went to college because I lost the chance at a professional sports career in an accident, came to college with no idea what I wanted to do). 3.8 sophomore- senior year and 3.8 for political science courses. Experience: 7 internships- House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Senate Homeland Security Committee, a political internship, DOD internship, think tank internship, intelligence analysis internship. Additionally, I am the teaching assistant for my university's Revolution and Terrorism seminar. Experience Abroad: Study abroad in Jordan and major travel in Israel/ Palestine. LOR: Confirmed- I have really great letters from the chair of the political science dept (my advisor), a previous boss who is a special envoy for the President in the coalition against ISIL, and in the case of Georgetown a well respected alum who is now the VP of the think tank I work at (he remarks that every student he's written a letter for has gotten in- for all that's worth). Language: 4 semesters of Arabic, 2 of which taken abroad in Jordan. Test Scores: Quant 155 Verbal 156 Writing 4.5 SOP: I have written all 4 and had them edited by my co-worker (professional editor, valedictorian of a security MA program in DC) I focus on my international experience/ internship experience (specific examples of working with foreign emissaries on defense cooperation) and my desire to continue studying predictive factors for terrorist organizations and non-kinetic solutions. I'm also very specific as to why I chose each program and how going directly into graduate school specifically factors into my future plans. Publications: Op- eds on related topics published in major news organizations. Thank you in advance.
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    2019 Early Notification - SAIS

    Thursday Oct 25.
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    2019 Early Notification - SAIS

    I wish I had been able to apply early notification! I had no idea that the SAIS early deadline was so... early and I just won't have my GRE scores in by then!
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    The 'Am I competitive' thread - READ ME BEFORE POSTING

    Hi everyone. Applying to IR/ Security program for Fall 2019. I have been very active at the schools I am applying to and gotten great feedback in informationals/ campus visits but looking for opinions as well. My profile is as follows Programs I'm applying to: Georgetown SSP MA Johns Hopkins SAIS MA American University MS Terrorism & Homeland Security George Washington Elliott School MA Security Studies School: Women's Undergraduate University, fairly competitive but very small. Undergrad major: Political Science GPA: 3.4 due to very apparent struggles my freshman year/ before political science was my major- I reflect on this in additional documentation ( I only went to college because I lost the chance at a professional sports career in an accident, came to college with no idea what I wanted to do). 3.8 sophomore- senior year and 3.8 for political science courses. Experience: 6 related political internships (7 at time application will be submitted) House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Senate Homeland Security Committee, a political internship, DOD internship, think tank internships. Additionally, I am the teaching assistant for my university's Revolution and Terrorism seminar. Experience Abroad: Study abroad in Jordan and major travel in Israel/ Palestine. LOR: Confirmed- I have really great letters from the chair of the political science dept (my advisor), a previous boss who is a special envoy for the President in the coalition against ISIL, and in the case of Georgetown a well respected alum who is now the VP of the think tank I work at (he remarks that every student he's written a letter for has gotten in- for all that's worth). Language: 4 semesters of Arabic, 2 of which taken abroad in Jordan. Test Scores: I take the GRE in less than 2 weeks but I don't imagine I'll rock the boat. SOP: I have written all 4 and had them edited by my co-worker (professional editor, valedictorian of a security MA program in DC) I focus on my international experience/ internship experience (specific examples of working with foreign emissaries on defense cooperation) and my desire to continue studying predictive factors for terrorist organizations and non-kinetic solutions. I'm also very specific as to why I chose each program. Thank you in advance.
  7. Hi there, I'm starting the process of applying to grad schools for the Fall 2019 semester. Looking at all DC metro area based schools for IR/ Foreign Policy/ Security related programs. Ideally would be going to American or GW. Wondering how much a few things factor into your application when applying. I'm applying directly out of undergrad decent enough grades (3.3), I haven't taken the GRE yet, I have stunning recommendations, and Teaching assistant (in a related course) experience. The one thing I'm hoping will really set my application apart from other direct from undergrad applicants is my internship experience- I've held 5 political internships during my under-grad career (Will be 7 by the time I graduate). 3 of my internships are direct foreign policy/ IR experience (think tanks & DOD), 3 are in Congress, and one is directly political. Question for those further along in the admissions process- how much good does my experience actually do for my application? Thanks in advance.
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