Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

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fayez0
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Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

Postby fayez0 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:41 pm

Hello:

I am trying to apply to Penn State for spring, I am just wondering whether I could make with my grades, I am international

Masters GPA 4.0 / 4.0 from NIU
V 510 (65%)
Q 790 (91%)
W 4.5 (67%)
P 840 (79%) in 2011 and 780 (70%) in 2010

Worked for 2.5 years in experimental HEP in Fermilab and Argonne (ATLAS), have 1 publication, 2 posters in conferences and my thesis will be uploaded to FNAL library. I can have many strong recommendations.

Do you think I have a chance?

I appreciate your response

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HappyQuark
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Re: Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

Postby HappyQuark » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:55 pm

maybe

physics123
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Re: Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

Postby physics123 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:32 am

fayez0 wrote: I can have many strong recommendations.


Strong recommendations are a plus

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Re: Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

Postby mike990 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:42 pm

I know many students got into very good schools. Your MS looks good. what's your undergraduate CGPA?

fayez0
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Re: Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

Postby fayez0 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:33 pm

my undergrad GPA was 2.82 / 4 but it was in Industrial engineering in Jordan (believe me, this is not as bad as it seems for Jordan)

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Re: Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

Postby bfollinprm » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:42 pm

Admissions offices will often rescale for students in countries with grade deflation. Make sure you have a strong letter (preferably from a FNAL collaborator) that backs up your academic ability (or, in the jargon, your intellectual merit).

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Re: Can I make it to PennState with this? Need opinoins

Postby InquilineKea » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:14 am

Just to let you know - Penn State seems to have become significantly more competitive in recent years since it really climbed up on the NRC Rankings (I know this to be the case for Astro - it may apply for other subjects since the adjusted NRC Rankings *really* benefited Penn State everywhere).




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