Jmanny Posted June 18, 2015 Share Posted June 18, 2015 (edited) Hello! I am an incoming senior from the UC system. I am studying Chemical Engineering with a emphasis is Biochemistry. My GPA at the moment isn't the highest right now, but will gradually be increasing. I was wondering if some of my choices for a Ph.D in Synthetic/Organic Chemistry were out of reach. I am an engineering major, but I am trained in Organic Chemistry. I was wondering if the committee may look at my GPA differently, since it is relatively good for an engineer. Major: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Minoring: CHEMISTRY Cumulative GPA: probably around a 3.4 by the time I apply Chemical Engineering GPA: probably around a 3.5 by the time I apply GRE Verbal: 160 GRE Quantitative: 168 GRE Analytical: 5.0 GRE Chemistry: Not planning on taking it (no time). Recommendations: (1) Strong Recommendation from my PI, who attended UC IRVINE for his PHD and Post-Doc at Princeton, (2) Distinguished Professor from UC Berkeley that was my PI during the REU; (3) Very Strong Recommendation from my Chemical Engineering Professor that I've been working for 2 years and will get a patent with; (4) Optional: Recommendation from the DEAN of the College of Engineering Experience: 3 years of Undergraduate Research in Organic Synthetic (Natural Products), 2.5 years Undergraduate Research in Chemical Engineering Designs, and Summer REU at UC BERKELEY (UC LEADS Scholar) Other unrelated EC's: PRESIDENT of my College of Engineering, Chapter PRESIDENT of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Besides that, I would like to mention that I am also a Gates Millennium and UC LEADS Scholar and is funded 5-years for graduate studies. Top Schools: Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Boston University, Yale University, Harvard University, and Boston College Do you guys think that my GPA will be that much of an issue applying to these schools for the Fall of 2016? What are my chances? Edited June 18, 2015 by johnydamanxd Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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