WhiteWine Posted July 4, 2015 Share Posted July 4, 2015 (edited) Hello everyone, I am a graduate student from a non-English speaking country. I have a BA and an MA in Political Science. However, I saw my interests change in the last few years. Now I am about to start a new MA program in history and all I want to do after that is to work towards a PhD degree in history at a good, well-known university in the United States. If you want to be employed at a fine university in my country it is almost an unwritten law that you should have studied at a top university in the US or Europe. I am afraid I have a way too low undergraduate GPA to get into an Ivy League university. I had my undergraduate degree in my country at a university where language of instruction is English. First two years were a disaster for me. I just couldn't adapt to classes in English though in the last two years I did a good job. Yet, due to my bad performance in my freshman and sophomore years I could increase my undergraduate GPA only as high as 3,2. My GPA in the political science master program is 3,6. And as I said above I am about to start a new master's program in history. My only reason to do this is to achieve a really high GPA to get into a top history PhD program in the United States. I am so ashamed of my GPA that I might not apply anywhere at all out of the fear that I might be ridiculed. So, how high places should I hope to get into? Let's say would it be too courageous if I applied to Yale? Best. Edited October 21, 2017 by fuzzylogician edited for privacy at OP's request Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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