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  1. Schools Applying to: GWU Elliot, American SIS, Cornell CIPA, Heinz, UT LBJ, Duke Sanford?, Fletcher?Undergraduate institution: Big commuter school between 150-200Undergraduate GPA: 3.25 (3.85 last 60 hours)Undergraduate Major: HistoryGRE Quantitative Score: 155GRE Verbal Score: 164GRE AW Score: 4.0Years Out of Undergrad (if applicable): 3 (4 upon enrolment)Years of Work Experience: 3Describe Relevant Work Experience: 2 years Peace Corps as a health volunteer, 3 months Peace Corps in a different country that was ended early, 3 months Global Health Internship, 2 months temping for a well known US NGOStrength of SOP (be honest, describe the process, etc): Still writing, but am relatively confident it will be strongStrength of LOR's (be honest, describe the process, etc): Should have a strong one from Peace Corps supervisor and from the country director. I'm a bit worried about one from a professor, as I'm a few years out of school and never developed strong relationships with any to begin with. My 2 primary concerns are my lack of a strong quantitative background (coupled with a mediocre GRE quant), and my low GPA. I'm currently in Peace Corps, and don't expect to have another opportunity to take the GRE, and won't be able to take any math or Econ classes until June-ish (so after this admissions cycle). I haven't been able to find info as to whether these programs take improvement and upper division grades heavily into account? Will dramatically improved grades my junior and senior year make-up for the not great GPA if coupled with an explanatory addendum? Is it worth applying to Fletcher/Duke/Heinz? I should also note that the schools I'm applying to are heavily informed by which ones offer returned Peace Corps volunteers fellowships.
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