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Undergrad Institution: (School or type of school, such as big state, lib arts, ivy, technical, foreign (what country?)... Overall Reputation in your area?)



GPA in Major:

Overall GPA:

Position in Class: (No numbers needed, but are you top? near top? average? struggling?)

Type of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?)

GRE Scores (revised/old version):





TOEFL Total: (if applicable, otherwise delete this)

Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, SPS officer etc...)

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:

Special Bonus Points: (Such as connections, grad classes, famous recommenders, female or minority status etc...)

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:

Applying to Where:

School - Department - Research Interest

School - Department - Research Interest

School - Department - Research Interest

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Undergrad Institution: College of William & Mary, small public research university (class of 2011)

Major(s): Musicology, French and Francophone Studies

GPA in Major: 3.96

Overall GPA: 3.86

Position in Class: summa cum laude, top 5-10% probably

Type of Student: domestic, male, one year out of undergrad

GRE Scores (new):

Q: 165

V: 167

W: 6.0

Research Experience: 3 funded summer research projects during undergrad (one on a Muslim vocal music tradition, one on Muslim bloc voting in France, one on orientalism in contemporary Tunisia), course research papers related to each of my research interests below

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list every semester, department scholarships, honor societies, award given to 40 graduating seniors based on involvement and academic performance

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: summer internships at the Human Rights Campaign and State Dept (EUR), about to start a full-time job at the State Department covering European Muslim issues, lots of extracurriculars (editor in chief of a newspaper, high positions in student government, lots of music stuff, etc.)

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: very clear focus on European (esp. French) Muslim issues from different angles (ethnomusicology, sociology, political science, literature) that I hope will appeal to interdisciplinary programs

Special Bonus Points: solid recs from people at State (one of whom is a Harvard MES alum), LGBT

Applying to Where:

Harvard - A.M. in Middle Eastern Studies - popular/raï music and French Arab-Muslim female identity

Georgetown - M.A. in German/European Studies - French Muslim communities and "communautarisme exigé"

Yale - M.A. in European/Russian Studies - same as above

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Undergrad Institution: University of Toronto

Major(s): Biology and Physics

GPA in Major: 3.62

Research Experience: Field Ecologist for the school and wrote a literature review for my senior project

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA, program assistant, intern for the Conservation Authority in the city

Applying to Where:

UBC - SCARP - Ecological and Natural Resources Planning & Disaster and Risk Management Planning

Ryerson University - Urban Development

University of Toronto - Urban Planning

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