Helio wrote:From what i have heard even domestic HEP theory people they look for 900... that is just what i hear from people. The masters will be to your advantage, but i dunno about the GRE... they would expect more from a masters student, but we have seen others get in with a masters and a lower score
So you mihgt have a chance
Imperate wrote:I personally think having done the masters was the reason I didnt score as high as I might, since it had been years since I studied springs, circuits, basic therm....even though it's easy you kind of forget.
tmc wrote:Canadian universities are as a whole much easier to get into for international students than american universities; just about everything should be within your reach.
Imperate wrote:Thanks for replies.Helio wrote:From what i have heard even domestic HEP theory people they look for 900... that is just what i hear from people. The masters will be to your advantage, but i dunno about the GRE... they would expect more from a masters student, but we have seen others get in with a masters and a lower score
So you mihgt have a chance
I personally think having done the masters was the reason I didnt score as high as I might, since it had been years since I studied springs, circuits, basic therm....even though it's easy you kind of forget. I think doing it in my second/third year would of helped, but oh well it's over and done with now.
Hmm so the british guy got into purdue and ohio state, whats the equivalent level of these schools in california/NY?
My main worry now is that applying to the non-prestigious UC's that you might normally have as safeties might be a waste of time because of the funding restrictions.
I think I'll def apply to a few in canada, I hear they don't care so much about the PGRE and I would love to live in Vancouver
Imperate wrote:Thanks again for the responses.
After some thought my shortlist looks like:
UCSB (Since this was my ideal school, and my scores have been sent now anyway)
Perimeter (this is possibily a reach depending how much they care about the GRE there)
Safe (I think, I hope)
That's about it for now. Do I put in a super reach like Caltech or would I be just throwing away $90 with a PGRE of 830?
I'm open to any suggestions for the three bands, I could afford to pay for one or two more, if anyone has any ideas? (Mainly looking at California/NY though)
Yes, indeed. There's also another physicsgre.com poster from last season who I know pretty well, too, although he wasn't as active on the site. Of course I also met people like grae313 when visiting schools. Yay internet!quizivex wrote:Hey zxcv, have you met butsurigakusha?
Juston wrote:By the way, you should apply to UCSB anyway. If you can get in, you're almost guaranteed to make it out with a PhD, since they care more about your ability to do research than passing a qualifying exam. One of my friends at UCSB tells me that no one in the history of their graduate physics program was kicked out because of his/her inability to measure up. The students that left the program did so because they wanted to do something else.
zxcv wrote:I asked a Canadian grad student a little bit about international funding at Berkeley today. It sounds like there is a some maximum number of international students that they can afford to fund. If people on here are interested, I can talk to some of the profs who do admissions and let you know the definitive answer.
99percent wrote:Hey Rohit, that 85% GPA requirement of SFU is equivalent to the first class, i.e., 60% of India. I had emailed graduate program regarding this. He had said that 60% from India is considered equivalent to A+ grade in Canada. Also, he said that you can also demonstrate your eligibility for the program by taking GRE physics exam...
nowhereguy wrote:Hey, Imperate. I think it might be wise to add one private CA school to your list since those don't have the budget constrains regarding international students. Things is, I don't really know which one to recommend because the two that come to mind are Stanford and Caltech. Given your research interest, I think you should replace NYU by Stony Brook. Or simply add it to your list. Granted NYU is in NYC, but Stony Brook is stronger in HEP theory, specially in the more formal side of things. Plus, I would assume you have a pretty good chance of getting in.