trani wrote:It is possible to get in a good school. Definitely top 20. For a top 10 you are gonna have to do some work.
*I am making the assumption here that everything else about your application is great*
What to do?
For instance, make at least one recommender emphasize the fact that you have been doing excellent ever since that semester.
If your recommenders are well known maybe they know people at the university that you want to apply? Explain your situation to them and ask them what they think?
I don't know how much time you've got for networking though...I thought most of these schools have Dec 15 deadline.
In the end if you've got money to apply it's always worth it to give it a try
secander2! wrote:I agree with trani, however, as publications can oftentimes look extremely good, I would definitely give some top 10 schools a try. If other than just those two failed classes, you've gotten As in everything else, I don't think it will adversely affect you too much, that grade pattern looks like "had a bad semester but improved and is now a great student."
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