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    MIT Media Lab: Fall 2019 Interviews

    2nd choice for Viral Communications. No feedback yet. Nor any portfolio visits.
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    Keep A Word Drop A Word

    Early bird
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    HGSE 2019

    Did anyone receive HGSE's financial aid application email? I am applying to master's program.
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    MIT Media Lab: Fall 2019 Interviews

    I cannot ensure all groups will reach out at the same period; I have heard someone already got an interview. The assistant of Poetic Justice told me last month that they will reach out in this month; however, it is not very certain, and have to comply with its PI's schedule. Sorry for the ambiguity.
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    2019 Education Applications

    I am still wondering... I am applying to educational technology/learning sciences programs. Three days ago my project was featured in Apple Inc's official Wechat account (similar to official Twitter, while in China). I also made several more achievements after deadlines. Should I send some emails to professors I contacted before?
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    MIT Media Lab: Fall 2019 Interviews

    Poetic Justice has a dedicated form for applicants to fill in. The program assistant told me that they are going to send out invitations in January or early February, according to the PI's schedule.
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    MIT Media Lab: Fall 2019 Interviews

    Which group did you apply for?
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    MIT Media Lab: Fall 2019 Interviews

    Did you get your interview? Also applying to Lifelong Kindergarten.
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    HGSE 2019

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    HGSE 2019

    TIE (MA) Applicant, didn't receive any email from HGSE. Anyone same to me?
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    EALC / EALAC / EAS 2019

    Thanks! I wonder if they will somehow ignore my GPA (in last 2 years) for my reasons provided. I have many (5+) awards to prove my words. Usually, they will appreciate those who have a low GPA in freshman year but managed to get better later, however, I am not in the case..
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    EALC / EALAC / EAS 2019

    Thanks for your wishes! I wonder if they have a GPA threshold at Harvard or other top universities; I did not even submit my average GPA since my undergraduate institution did not provide one. If they review my CV maybe I am safe for now; otherwise I have to doubt it.
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    EALC / EALAC / EAS 2019

    Thanks for your kind response. As all my applications are nearly filed in, I have no choice but wait for the outcome and then consult your opinions. My undergrad GPA is low for said reasons (establishing my own business in China), and I have strong LoR from my professors in a top Chinese university (with top Chinese and history departments) in EAS applications. My LoRs for education departments are different: however, none are coming from Western universities and I don't think they have connections. I am still doubting whether I will get rejected from them all
  14. Thanks for your thread! Worries: My mediocre GPA (officially 81.35 out of 100; 3.3 but not submitted as not printed in transcripts), especially in the last 2 years. I have no idea how they will evaluate such a score together with my experiences: I spent the two years in creating my startup. Half of my applications are in Educational Technology, right in my enterprise's field, while my undergraduate major is Chinese, which has no relationship with it. However, another half of my applications are in East Asian Studies, this time with my professor's LoR, but all of them don't have U.S. connections. Excitements: I have a good GRE score (335, albeit AW is only 4.0), a good TOEFL score (110), and a bunch of years of working experience - in educational technologies; as an entrepreneur, and involved in local politics. Many awards in China, owner of a popular educational technology app serving half a million users all over the world. In all, I have no idea how they are going to evaluate candidates... By GPA I have no hope; otherwise I still have a chance.

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