thdus82 Posted June 28, 2014 Share Posted June 28, 2014 (edited) Hi, I am planning to apply this fall to higher ed PhD programs. Do you think I have a shot at my dream schools and if not, what can I do to strengthen my application? Berkeley, BA, Econ 3.4/4.0 Hopkins, MSc, Urban Ed, 4.0/4.0 GRE: V156/Q163 Involved in 2 research projects (financial aid (co-author, presenting at a conference), summer program evaluation) Teach For America (secondary math) Research interests: college access, retention rate, financial aid policy, quantitative methods Dream schools: Havard, Stanford, USC, UPenn, UCLA, Berkeley I started looking at each school's faculty members to find professors whose research interests seem to fit mine, but is it helpful to reach out to them? (I plan on meeting one professor at one of the dream schools this summer to introduce myself and ask questions since I'm already making a trip to that area). Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Edited June 28, 2014 by thdus82 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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