>>7800528 i just want to cry. i check my email at least 15 times a day, not exaggerating. to make things worse, my girlfriend got accepted to a top 5 school in her field (shes non-science) about 2 hours ago by phone call.
>>7800564 Math, so pretty much all of my eggs are in this basket. And I let my research advisor talk me into applying to schools way better than I have a shot at. >anon these schools are...okay >but really you should be aiming for the top 5 or so Fuck off.
>>7800572 m8 don't listen to fucking boomers, getting into top schools was orders easier back in their day. They didn't have to compete against the best of half the fucking planet and their economy wasn't oversaturated as fuck with bachelor qualifications.
>>7800874 Looking at the admission situation for hep-th in particular is pretty hilarious. 990 PGRE, 4.0 GPA with many graduate courses in mathematics and physics, and a first-author publication isn't good enough anymore, at least for a school that will give you a chance at a job (read: a top 5-10)
>>7800902 m8 don't listen to fucking gen-X women getting into top schools is orders easier for them than for you. They have it easier than any other identifier on the planet. Everyone sucks their ladycock to get them into the department for that magic 50:50 that keeps the activistards happy and gets you more grants.
Just got a phone call telling me that a prof was gonna vouch for my admission. Does this mean im in the clear? This is for the no.1 school in my field (medical robotics). I don't know what to feel /sci/. I dont want to get crushed senpai.
>>7801395 ive had friends in that position for job interviews. If it is applicable to schools, i think it refers to you not having the typical minimum requirements to do coursework, but the professor that is vouching for you claims you know more than enough to do it/ pick up on the material very quickly.
What exactly are the consequences of your GPA? Like if you take 14 baths on sunday you average 2 baths a day for the week but that doesn't make you clean, so why should shit courses unrelated to your major that drag down your average have such significance? Humanities can really fuck off
The first think they do is throw any out any with a GPA below X. GPA isn't important to most people at all, but there's so many applications you need to filter them out somehow. Beyond meeting the minimum GRE/GPA etc. they don't care at all.
After that they look for keywords on your academic CV for what they actaully need. That is to say if the group needs someone who can program in C/C++ and use Linux while your CV only has experience in experimental lab work it gets thrown out. (If you're an exam babby with no undergrad research experience you also get filtered at this point unless they are desperate).
If there's more than one app. they look for who has the most relevant research experience if any, followed by looking for what upper level courses you took -as long as you passed them it doesn't matter what your GPA is, they need someone with experience in it who can review without having their hand held.
Just think about it, that's exactly what your process would be as well. If you see an app. of an undergrad with a 4.0 in algebraic topology what does that actually mean? Is the kid a genius or is it a grade inflated farce? Course GPAs on your transcript is irrelevant, but the total GPA needs to be high enough to get through the initial filter/minimum, beyond that no one cares.
>>7802071 Speaking as someone who has half their family as professors/on admissions committees, they DEFINITELY look at your full academic record. Remember, they want the best candidates, they don't want someone who inflated their GPA by taking a bunch of 100 level courses. Class choice and grades definitely matter - not your overall GPA. If there's anything they use as a cutoff, it's the GRE. Almost every school has a hard cutoff for that.
I think the waiting is the worst part of this whole process
I'm applying for chemical engineering at University of Texas and word on the street is that they're going to reject the people that haven't gotten accepted today. Feels bad man, but at least I got a few good ones.
>>7801994 if they're going to reject you there's a strong chance they won't go through all your material (full transcript, every part of the essay, ect...) But, if they're going to accept you, or are considering it, they're at least going to scan through what you took each semester and what classes you dropped grades on. It's also hard to generalize just because admissions processes vary so much.
>>7802147 This. If you're running a computational orgo group, a candidate that got a B in dist. req. wymyns studies is a lot more attractive than the one who got the B in undergrad Qchem and doesn't know any programming languages
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