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Highest %age was 87, mine is 79.9%, do US universities know the highest, which would make my chances more?

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Hi guys

Please help!!

I graduate from DTU. My aggregate was 79.9% and topper's was 87.4%. Well, I have a pretty good GRE score(325), do you think I should apply to UCs (UCI,USC,UCSD) for masters in CS(which are considered GPA centric)

Do US universities already know that my college does strict markings and all the related info already?

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Most universities in the USA are moving in the direction of grade inflation. If anything, they will expect higher grades. Outside of a few very famous schools, they will not know the grading policies elsewhere, whether they are tougher or softer.

 

I recommend brushing up on your English, especially with regards to Americanisms. (You graduated, *=ed* as in the past tense).

 

I have no idea which school DTU is. You should first refer to something in its full form and then put the initials in parentheses before you start using the initialism.

 

What is "Topper's"? Do you mean the top student? No one in America says "Toppers." I don't know if this from British English or some form of Engrish/Singlish common elsewhere, but you won't want to use it in your applications. (And don't mention this because it sounds whiny)

 

325 GRE is good, but what is the breakdown? I imagine your math is much better than your English. You need to meet certain minimums, but focus more on your quantitative section score. What was your analytical writing? It should be at least a 3.5.

 

Did you graduate with a BS? Or did you graduate with an MS abroad and are looking to get a MS from the USA in addition?

 

> do you think I should apply to UCs (UCI,USC,UCSD) for masters in CS(which are considered GPA centric)

Do whatever you want if you have the time and the money. Are you asking if we think you have good chances of being accepted?

 

I am not in computer science, but I would wager even comp sci people may find your post a bit confusing.

 

What I have to say next may seem impolite, but it may be the bitter medicine you need. Are you South Asian? Something about your post makes me think that. I don't know if this is a general discomfort with English, an L1 issue from speaking a language like Hindi/Urdu or a cultural difference, but I find that South Asians tend to demand help with little provided information. You should phrase requests as questions and use the word "please." -> Could someone please help? and not Help me!!

 

Are you expecting a dialogue? It is not likely in a forum to have the flow of conversation. No one wants to do a back-and-forth with you. Provide the necessary details. Don't make the people you are asking to help you do extra research or ask you for more details.

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On 11/1/2018 at 4:23 PM, KeyDoc said:

Most universities in the USA are moving in the direction of grade inflation. If anything, they will expect higher grades. Outside of a few very famous schools, they will not know the grading policies elsewhere, whether they are tougher or softer.

 

I recommend brushing up on your English, especially with regards to Americanisms. (You graduated, *=ed* as in the past tense).

 

I have no idea which school DTU is. You should first refer to something in its full form and then put the initials in parentheses before you start using the initialism.

  

What is "Topper's"? Do you mean the top student? No one in America says "Toppers." I don't know if this from British English or some form of Engrish/Singlish common elsewhere, but you won't want to use it in your applications. (And don't mention this because it sounds whiny)

 

325 GRE is good, but what is the breakdown? I imagine your math is much better than your English. You need to meet certain minimums, but focus more on your quantitative section score. What was your analytical writing? It should be at least a 3.5.

 

Did you graduate with a BS? Or did you graduate with an MS abroad and are looking to get a MS from the USA in addition?

 

> do you think I should apply to UCs (UCI,USC,UCSD) for masters in CS(which are considered GPA centric)

Do whatever you want if you have the time and the money. Are you asking if we think you have good chances of being accepted?

 

I am not in computer science, but I would wager even comp sci people may find your post a bit confusing.

 

What I have to say next may seem impolite, but it may be the bitter medicine you need. Are you South Asian? Something about your post makes me think that. I don't know if this is a general discomfort with English, an L1 issue from speaking a language like Hindi/Urdu or a cultural difference, but I find that South Asians tend to demand help with little provided information. You should phrase requests as questions and use the word "please." -> Could someone please help? and not Help me!!

 

Are you expecting a dialogue? It is not likely in a forum to have the flow of conversation. No one wants to do a back-and-forth with you. Provide the necessary details. Don't make the people you are asking to help you do extra research or ask you for more details.

Hi @KeyDoc

While I agree with you that OP's post is confusing and needs clarification, as someone with South Asian ancestry I object to your generalization about South Asian people. Yes, OP obviously needs some etiquette guidance and editing help, but a cultural stereotype is not the "bitter medicine" he needs shoved down his throat.

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