ghelskel124 Posted December 10, 2013 Share Posted December 10, 2013 Hey all, This is a "what are my chances" post because i'm floundering a bit. First my application content: I attended a top 15 university and completed my degree in may. I had a 3.5+ GPA my senior year. Loads of lab experience at 3 top institution labs 170 quant, 164 verbal I am very fit and interview well (am articulate) that's the good news. The bad news is: degree took me 8 years since i spent 4 years either failing some classes or on a leave of absence due to REALLY BAD home and mental health problems (the mental problems are completely resolved). i was not able to take the subject GRE even though i spent a month studying for it (home problems) i am currently unemployed, likely due to my savaged credit and credit score (a family member did this to me, i don't spend ANY money) also, no publications (which is the defining academic currency) The thing is, I have finished my application to the university i originally attended and i will finish my application to two more schools near me, one of which is free and one application which will cost 100$. I look around and even a safety application like university of arizona is 60$. I really dont want to spend any money due to my SEVERE home problems but a lot of schools dont waive fees or only waive fees based on your current financial aid filings with your university (im not in school now). So here is my question: I'm applying to the graduate program in molecular and cellular biology at CUNY, which is ostensibly ranked 130th in biology. Am i guaranteed admission or can you not say with certainty based on my pros and cons that i would get in. I really don't want to spend any money on applications and i would be very pleased to simply matriculate there. I really would appreciate an honest informed opinion on this as i am , while very intellectually productive at the moment, under a lot of stress at home. unable to get a job no matter how hard i try and with ruined credit and few contacts, i'm unable to extricate myself from my family and under SO MUCH psychological stress. If i don't hear from any program that i have gotten admission in a few months, i'm really afraid for myself in the next 6 months. i'm really at my wits end as this family has been a crushing weight for a decade now. thanks for any help Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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