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  1. Hi, I reallllllllllly need some advice. I have applied for university of Washington. Before applying I emailed one of my POI, he/she responded and asked me to apply because it's up to university to decide which applicant or eligible for phd program. I've applied and then I emailed all my POI 2 more time in the past 1.5 month. but no respond. I'm freaking out, Is that a really bad sign? has anyone been accepted with the same situation before? what are my chances I am not from first tier university but like top 70, my gre verbal is lower than average but my Quant was close to full mark... I have more than 2 year of research and work experience in my area of interest
  2. Hi - I am reaching out for some advice. I'm planning to apply to clinical psychology PhD programs for the fall of 2020. I have a very competitive GPA, great letters of rec from mentors and years of both college and post grad research experience, but I am lacking in terms of my GRE scores. Unfortunately, after a number of attempts on the GRE, I still score slightly below 50th percentile in both Verbal and Math. English is my second language. Despite the very poor scores, over the years, I published 4 first authors publications, along with co-authoring about 20 other papers. I have also designed and currently run an independent project. My struggles with the GRE is really bringing me down as I feel hopeless that professors won't even consider my successes and potential due to this one limitation. I'm wondering if any of you have any thoughts on what are my chances of getting into a funded clinical psych PhD program? I've had interviews in the past, usually with the help of networking, but I wonder if my applications were simply filtered out in the past due to such low scores. I'm very passionate about research and clinical assessments and cannot wait to pursue graduate studies, but my lack of ability to bring up my scores has been holding me back. Any advice or suggestions would be great! Thank you in advance!
  3. I am currently working on a research master's in visual anthropology at FLACSO Ecuador (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences) and my thesis explores the relationship between the production of popular habitat in Quito-Ecuador and aesthetics. With the premise that aesthetics is necessarily linked to politics, I'm making a tour through the evolution of a neighborhood that was illegally built by its inhabitants thirty years ago and the role of self-organization in line with Jacques Rancière's aesthetic regimes. Because of the time limitations of a master's degree, there are several aspects of my project that I will leave behind, specifically visuality and representation. If admitted in a PhD program, I would like to explore those through shared methodologies of documentary filmmaking. Before starting this research master's, I studied communications as an undergrad in Ecuador, then I did a master's in Digital Media & Storytelling at Loyola Chicago. My GPA is 3.6 in both and 3.9 in my second master's. I am now getting ready to take the GRE (I last took it four years ago and my score wasn't bad). My LoR writers are anthropology professors from American and European universities. I am applying to NYU, McGill, and The University of Manchester. I will probably add a couple more universities to my list, but my budget won't allow me to submit more applications than that.
  4. Hi, I'm a class of 2017 grad from UIUC's CS program. What type of schools would be a good fit for a MS in CS or Math or Stats? 3.00/4.00 GPA 170 Verbal 170 Quant 5 Writing - Internship at one of [Google, Apple, Facebook] - Full-time job in algorithmic trading starting soon at one of [Citadel, Jump Trading, Optiver] - 3 years of research done within U of I in the CS department, and at the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) in HPC. I have one strong letter of rec I can get from a UIUC CS professor, and I could get more from my other research positions at school, but none that I feel were that great. What tier of schools should I be applying to for my MS? Open to and interested in CS, Applied Math, or Stats. May be able to join the professor I was doing research with at UIUC as a MS student in CS. Really quite interested in programming languages and compilers as a research topic - something U of I is very strong in. My strong letter of rec is from a UIUC compilers research professor. Thanks!
  5. Hi, I wanted to know what schools I have good chances at with my current accomplishments. I am a senior and will graduate this coming December, so I don't have time to change anything. Undergraduate studying aerospace at an undistinguished state university GPA: 3.75 GRE: 167 Quant 164 Verb 5.0 writing Research: 3 Summers at my University, 1 Journal Paper Other things of note: 1 semester long internship , vice president of UAV club I have a list of schools I am currently thinking about, but am open to changing it after considering my chances
  6. Hi everyone, I graduated a year and a half ago from a top 4 liberal arts college where I double majored in Economics and Biology as a first-generation college student. I did Biology research 3 of my years there, which led to a biology peer-reviewed publication where I was first author, and my professor (head of lab) will write me a glowing recommendation anywhere. Here is the problem. I wasn't the best student and had difficulties in my study abroad program in South Africa, especially because one of my friends in the program who I became friends with early on passed away in a freak accident, which was challenging for me to deal with, and also to be truthful I could have focused more on my studies/academics. Overall my GPA was a 3.23, but that doesn't include my 3 study abroad courses in which I passed 1 (C) and failed 2; all in economics and biology. I calculated my GPA today based on that, and it is hovering around 2.94 if I calculated correctly. After college, I ended up in a small healthcare economic consulting firm (which is strongly research based) in the Boston area. I was promoted twice in the past year and a half. Also, for an economic model project with a medical device firm, I was given first authorship in a peer-reviewed manuscript since we are publishing the findings. Besides this publication, I was given first authorship in a statistical analysis methods abstract for a big healthcare conference, co-authorship in another abstract on drug effectiveness for a different conference, and will be co-authored on at least 3 new peer-reviewed manuscripts in the next year. My company's president and my manager offered and would be willing to write strong recommendations. Q.) Do I have any hope in going to a decent graduate school? I'm not sure where I am necessarily applying, but thoughts were a Masters in Econ, Masters in Biostatistics, MPH, MBA, MPA. What types of schools should I be thinking about, or should I avoid grad school altogether. I didn't take many math courses in college (just Calculus II) so will Masters in Econ be especially hard to get into? Q.) Do I have to show my study abroad transcript? Right now on my college transcript, you just see 1.75 credits for the passed course, and 0 credits for the 2 failed courses (meaning you could interpret those failed courses as just non-transferrable ...). I wish they would focus on the 3.23 ... What would happen if I don't send my study abroad transcript? Q.) You guys are more familiar with the application schedule. If I began taking the GRE now and getting in recommendations, when would I have to submit to, and when would I be starting graduate school? I've been so scared to think about graduate school because I messed up my life with study abroad. Sorry for the many questions, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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