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tintin
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from engineering to astronomy/astrophysics

Postby tintin » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:01 pm

I've a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and i've been working as a software engineer, however i am very keen on doing my masters + PHD in Astronomy/Astrophysics next fall.

I've scored 1500 on the GRE general(800 in quantitative) and I'm giving the subject GRE this october.

I have two questions:
1) considering that my undergrad was in mechanical engineering, what can i do to strengthen my application?
2) what colleges should i think of applying to? Are Columbia, Cornell, John Hopkins, Rutgers practically infeasible?

Appreciate your help!!



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