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  1. Does anyone here understand the process of admission by canadian universities that require the two last years GPA? My CGPA is a mess, about 3.4/4, but a have nearly "straight As" in the last two years (3.9/4). On the application process, do they consider look at the rest of the grades as well? Since I am an international student, I have converted my grades.
  2. Profile Evaluation ==================== Field Interested in: MS in Computer Science and MS in Data Science or related fields Targetting Fall '19 College: BITS Pilani - Hyderebad Campus CGPA: 9.1 in B.E. Computer Sciece GRE: 328 (with 158 in Verbal), 4 AWA TOEFL: 115 (with 25 in speaking) Internships (all related to Data): Google Summer of Code - Summer of 2016 Research Internship in University of Bologna, Italy - Summer of 2017 Undergrad Thesis at LiP6, France - Fall of 2017 Work Exp: Working as a software developer (in Data Team) since July, 2018 at Oracle 2 Paper publications 1 in an obscure conference and the other one in a B rated international conference. Have done multiple pet projects in the area of interest and been a part of various cultural and technical groups at college. I like to play with data and would like to pursue a course with concentration on the same. After (quickly)going through the websites and courses of some universities, I following universities interesting: - UIUC, MSCS - GATech, MSCS - CMU, MSCDS - UMich, MSCS - UW Madison, MSCS - UWaterloo, MMath - UCLA, MSCS I'll be really grateful if someone could please help me in categorising these as Ambitious/Mod/Safe. Is this is a good set of school to apply or just over-ambitious? Also, it'll be great to know if there any other good programs/universities that I might have missed. Would also be a pleasure to connect with seniors who might be able to guide me in writing the SoP. Thanks in advance, all the lovely people of the group - it has been a great help.
  3. arthurdw98

    AeroAstro application

    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
  4. Hello I'm planning to apply for Ph.D. in Machine Learning(Fall 2018). I've been researching a lot about various colleges where I would want to apply. I have made a list of places according to the area of my interest and the research that's currently going on. I would be really grateful if you can help me in selecting from the lot on the basis of the value of the place and the availability of funding. These are the two most important filters I want to apply on my list. A number of 10-15 universities would be helpful. PS: I understand that selection of a college is based on other individualistic parameters as well, which I will use. But, please provide your valuable insights based on the two points mentioned above. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- University of Bristol TU Dortmund U Penn University of Maryland Arizona State University TU Darmstadt Cambridge Purdue Columbia University FU Berlin Georgia Tech Aalto University John Hopkins HU Berlin Brown University of Waterloo Cornell University University Wuerzburg University of Wisconsin-Madison University of British Columbia University of Toronto University of Bonn University of Montreal University of Amsterdam University of Alberta University of Stuttgart University college of London University of Surrey UT Austin University of Munich University of Michigan University of Southhampton Saarland University University of Waikato Universiy of Washington Unversity of Nottingham Technical University of Munich UC Berkely University of Illinoi University of Exeter University of Helsinki ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5. Shilpa Anand

    Not getting admits

    Hi. So i have 3 years of experience in cognitive neuroscience and a bachelor of engineering degree from India. I had applied to 9 schools across the US after emailing professors who encouraged me to apply to their programs. But i got rejected by all universities. I'm not quite sure what my next step should be. Please help.
  6. ThePomoHipster

    Canadian vs. American Schools

    As a Canadian, I am applying to both Canadian and American universities for my PhD in English. I am also completely devastated by the American election results. The main reason I applied to American schools and strongly considered them over Canadian schools is because I have heard time and time again about how degrees from the top American universities give people a much higher chance to get a tenure-track job afterwards compared to even the highest ranking Canadian schools (i.e. the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, etc.). I honestly feel very strongly opposed to going to an American school now that these election results have come in. My question is how true is the notion that all Canadian schools are second-tier (even the best ones) in relation to the best American ones? Is it really that much harder to get a job after getting a PhD from a Canadian university (personal experiences are encouraged for this question)? Is it still worth it for me to potentially choose an American school due to its prestige when I really don't feel safe about that decision? I know that it's way too early in the application season to be asking these questions, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. This is also not an invitation to have political debates about Trump's victory. I simply mentioned it to emphasize that I do not feel safe going to that country anymore. My question is really just whether it is still worth it to suck it up and potentially go to the states for the job prospects that an American degree offers.
  7. Dear All, I have thoroughly read this forum for guidance and learned that It is very difficult to obtain funding in Masters at US. BUT, I am still motivated to apply in Masters Biomedical Engineering at US with FULL FUNDING. Can you people guide me about universities which provides very good chances of full funding in MASTERS in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (for example, 58% of students last year at UW Madison obtained full funding for MS biomedical engineering). Looking forward to you all for your valuable guidance.
  8. metamorph

    Do universities do this often?

    Hi everyone, Just had a question... is it common for universities to refer applicants based on their profile to another program? In my case, I am applying for an MS in CS. So far during the application and waiting for decision process, two universities that I applied to referred me to another program. The first university responded within 2 and a half weeks (after submission of application) and said while they were not admitting me for their MS program, they thought I had much to offer and asked if they could forward my application without any fee to their MEng program. (to which I consented) Another university responded, (much later after 2 and a half months) and did not approve my application but asked if they could forward my application to another department that was collaborating with their CS one. This was also without any fee, however because I wasn't too happy with the program, I did not respond back. I would have thought this was usual fare in universities but after asking a few of my friends, none of them seemed to have such an experience. Also googling online about this has not got me any result either. So why am I asking this? I am curious if anyone else is in a similar position vis-à-vis this. Do universities do this based on potential of a candidate or just...potential money....
  9. I reported my GRE scores today besides my TOEFL scores. Two departments have a deadline for application on December 1. So how many days does it take for my scores to reach to universities I choose? Universities are in USA.
  10. Hello all, My name is Luis, this is my first time posting here. Nice to meet you all! I'm applying for a PhD in Computer Science, specifically in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. My plan is to apply to two top-tier schools (e.g., MIT, Stanford, Berkeley), three or four schools where I have a realistic chance of getting in given my credentials, and one or two safe schools. However, I'm having a though time assessing which tier of schools is the "right" one for me. At the moment I'm looking into Top 20-50 schools such as GeorgiaTech, Michigan (Ann Arbor), Washington, North Carolina (Chapel Hill), UCSD, UCLA, among others. However, I'm not sure if those ones are a little bit far-fetched for me. Anyone care to give a hand? For those interested, here is a summary of my credentials. Thanks for any help!
  11. Hello everyone, I would like to ask for some feedback regarding my chances of admission in a good grad school. I want to apply for a Masters degree focusing in Computer Networks which is something offered by Computer Engineering and Computer Science Departments. My major concern is my low score on the GRE quantitative section. Below is a list with my main characteristics. GPA: 7.14/10 (Greece - 5 year Engineering degree) ~ 3/10 (US) 25 month military service as an officer co-authored a paper defended a thesis (research project) as a requirement to finish my undergraduate studies GRE: V:630, Q:640, AW:4 TOEFL iBT: 109/120 Work experience: working at an NGO since Feb 2011 as a programmer I am an international student Any suggestions of schools I can apply to with good chances of admissions are more than welcome Thnx in advance!
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