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  1. Hi all, This year I am applying for some top universities AeroAstro graduate programs : MIT, Stanford, Caltech, ... but I don't really know if I have a competitive profile. Could you guys tell me what you think? I am currently in third Bachelor year of polytechnic engineering at the Belgian Royal Military Academy. My score average for the last two years is 15/20 (last year 15.7/20) but there's only one guy in the school who's got more than 16/20, so I am very good. I am also formed in military fields : command, management, combat, sports, etc. I skipped three grades in elementary school. Haven't taken the GRE yet : assume AW 4-5, QR 165+, but not very good VR (maybe 160). TOEFL 110. Three good letters of recommendation. However, as I am only 19 and still in Bachelor, I have never done any research, internships or publications. Do you think this is going to penalize me? My Bachelor's thesis is about the WTW efficiency of electrical cars. Thank you all for your answers, Arthur
  2. Hi, I have a 60th percentile in my PGRE and a 330 score in the general one. I have completed my Bachelors from India and a Master's from a top 30 college in US. I would like to keep all my options open while applying for a Astro PhD program for Fall 2017 later this year. I have reasonable research experience and I believe can obtain good reference letters from my past PIs. Considering the AAS statement on the correlation (lack thereof) between the PGRE and Astro performance I had decided on not giving the PGRE again. However, I would like to know whether that is foolhardy decision, especially since so many admission committees don't even look at apps below a certain PGRE threshold. Has the change in sentiment towards the PGRE permeated in enough admission committees?
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