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  1. @movingtostats Why did you previously mention that UofToronto doesn't take international students? @SPIWizard Thank you so much for the info. I appreciate it. In my opinion if you are planning to go further in the academic field, that is for PhD, it would be best to do a 2-year MS with thesis. But if you plan on joining the industrial field after studies 1-year MS would be sufficient.
  2. Actually I took my GRE just because I had applied to that one US uni. Most of the Canadian universities do not require GRE. The one's I applied to never wanted me to submit the GRE scores at all. It is only required when you apply to the US. I don't know much about US universities tbh. More on the Canadian side. Going for a PhD directly doesn't work in Canada you need to have your Masters done before PhD but it is not the case in US if you stand a chance you can apply directly for PhD. I did get my profile evaluated here most of them suggested that I retake and improve my GRE score. In addition to that, to have research experience and write a strong SOP. Overall I was in a good position with my courses and all.
  3. Type of Student: International South Asian Female Undergraduate Institution: Top 5 Sri Lankan University Degree: B.Sc. Special (Honours) Degree in Mathematics Majors: Pure Mathematics and Statistics Cumulative GPA: 3.76 CGPA for 3rd year: 3.97 CGPA for 4th year: 4.00 Subject GPA: Pure Mathematics: 4.00/4.00 and Statistics: 3.79/4.00 Awards: Dean's List Research Experience: Supervised undergraduate research IELTS score: 8.0 (L - 9.0 | S - 8.5 | R - 7.5 | W - 6.5) GRE General Test: 300 (Verbal: 145 | Quantitative: 155 | AWA: 3.5) Letter of Recommendation: 3 Academic references from lecturers Applying Term: Fall 2020 Schools that I have applied to: University of British Columbia (1st choice) - Rejected McGill University - Rejected University of Victoria University of Alberta University of Manitoba - Accepted Texas Tech University (US) - Accepted Programs: M.Sc. in Statistics (Biostatistics) So basically I applied under pending results and I did some kind of a double major thing if that's what you call it. I am specialized both in Pure Mathematics and Statistics. Pure Mathematics courses I have taken are Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Mathematical Methods, Riemann Integration, Several Variables, Complex Analysis, Topology, Group Theory, Functional Analysis, Measure Theory and I got all As for the subjects. Statistics - Statistical Modelling, Probability Distributions, Operational Research, Statistical Inference, Survey Methods, Linear Models, Time Series, Bayesian Inference, Stochastic Processes, DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS, MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS. My grades fluctuated between Bs to A+s. In addition to that I have experience in undergrad research in the field of statistics. Hope this helps!!! Do let me know if I can help you out in any way.
  4. Just for my information but why doesn't UofToronto take international students? I am also pursuing my studies in Statistics so I am quite interested in your profile. This is my opinion as a Sri Lankan applicant and this is based on the opinions I've heard from Professors who have studied abroad. 1. It's good to aim for a higher ranked uni, even my goal was to join UBC or McGill but unfortunately I was rejected from both but I got into UofManitoba with a good funding offer. It's not that I am telling you not to apply go for it. It's your choice so you need to apply to see if you will get in our not. Even though I got rejected I don't regret applying to those universities. 2. On the other hand it is also safe to have a second option in case you don't get into those high ranked universities. Waterloo is a safe and good choice in my opinion. 3. Try to contact a supervisor with similar interest and secure one before hand. It makes things proceed in a more smoother way and is convenient. What I have heard quite frequently is that since we are international students and the universities are very competitive, if you don't have a standard good application or SOP they'll probably reject you. It's not like you've studied in the US/ Canada and then applying. What I am saying is that the chances are less of being accepted if you are an international student with an international degree. Those are just my opinions. I am sorry I cannot evaluate your profile I don't think I am in a position to but I am just giving some tips since we are having the same background and goals.
  5. @cropop Is it the same with acceptance?
  6. Have you submitted all the required documents? Did you check the portal to see if they had received and viewed your documents? If they did then you'll probably hear from them. I was expecting them to like update the status of the application as time goes by but it only stated "In Progress" and then around mid last week boom they mailed me that I was rejected!!! Other universities keep informing of the stage of review like "Submitted" "In Progress" "Under Review" "Under Department Review" and then comes the final decision but UBC never had aby of that!!! Even I started freaking out cuz it was "In progress" like for ever... Don't worry you'll hear from them soon. Good Luck!! Wishing you the very best.
  7. Thank goodness... @cropop Thank you.
  8. Does anyone know that if we receive a rejection letter from a university do they inform the referees as well of my rejection.
  9. Btw I've heard from UBC and I have got rejected apparently.
  10. @fauna876 Nothing at all........ Like literally when I open the portal it says Submitted and when I click on manage it says IN PROGRESS and it has been like that for ages. But I see that they've gone through my documents.
  11. Yeah true that even I looked up certain questions they've asked beforehand in skype interviews and most of them were like it's very general basic questions. Oh no no it isn't your fault. I had a matter of just 24 hrs to prepare for the interview so I couldn't do much especially since I am amidst sitting for my final of my undergrad. Thankuuu btw!!!
  12. @GeorgiaTechPhd Hi.. Btw I had my interview. Didn't ask anything personal or anything like why I chose this university and why I wanted to follow this particular program. I was interviewed by two professors and they mainly focused on my academic background like they literally asked me about each and every subject I learned what I learned in them, applications. Topics I studied under the subjects and whether I was familiar with certain areas. Away from that they also asked to explain what type of undergraduate research I am currently working on. That's it. And as to how it went... I flunked up big time. I didn't remember any of the sections I studied in my first two years at uni. So yeah not expecting much from that uni. 😞
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