Bonjour! Ne vous inquiétez pas, votre anglais est assez bon! Je regrette que je ne puisse pas vous parler dans le français mais mon français est devenu assez mauvais...
If all of your research/work experience is theoretical it might be hard to do experimental work but you never know.
And being 25 is not too old. Age plays very little if no factor in an admission decision.
By the way, I'm returning to school at the age of 28
I started my bachelors at age 25 and now I'm going to grad school at age 29. Youth is a state of mind!
Perhaps you could get one of your recommenders to write an explanation about France's grading system. I've studied in France at a lycée and I can attest that a French 10/20 is equivalent to a B-, and 16/20 is basically an A+. Also mention it in your statement of purpose.
BTW there are plenty of older graduate students, many of whom have taken years off to work or travel. So your age is not going to be a problem for admissions, but definitely get in contact with your recommenders, remind them who you are.
Simknab wrote:Thanks for your opinions guys
Héhé, non ce n'est pas si mal !! Juste une chose, on préfère dire : parler en français. Sinon, pas fautes de grammaire ou d'orthographe
Simknab wrote:this is so much better than in France Here if you're older than 25, it's nearly impossible to get a PhD position. If you're more than 30 and have not yet completed two post-doc, you can just say goodbye to academic research ...
And it's also nearly impossible for people who left the system for a while to come back ...
Simknab wrote:You've been in France ? For an exchange ?
By the way the conversion you give is close to what I found on the web. It would give me a 3.1 GPA, and I think it's quite fair.
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