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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 8:55pm On Feb 11
Bruhh. Serious tension
smallsuper:
Lol. I thought I am the only one. The waiting is laden with tension.
#Fall2018 #YesWeCan

Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 9:18pm On Feb 11
Quoran:
I thought all applications are reviewed at once especially for schools with a deadline ? I'm seeing on Gradcafe a lot of admission decisions from some of the schools I applied to. Though it appears some of them applied before me.


I really don't understand how admissions are made.
Have you been interviewed by any of the schools?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 11:19pm On Feb 11
I won't call them interviews really. More like informal chats with Professors on Skype. For the ones I applied to recently, no one has scheduled any interview with me yet though I have seen a couple of admission decisions from two of the schools on gradcafe.
MasterforceII:


I really don't understand how admissions are made.
Have you been interviewed by any of the schools?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Yildiz: 8:41pm On Feb 12
Good day all. Please I got this email from a prof. I applied to the school but I didnt mention him in my SOP and I have never emailed him before. Please what should be the best way to reply him.


Hello,

I am Prof. XXXX, faculty at the school of ECE at XXa Tech. My lab OLIVES work at the intersection of image/video processing and machine learning with applications in a number of fields including AVs, subsurface imaging, and microscopic imaging. We are anticipating to have couple of positions for PhD thesis topics and GRA under the area of image/video processing and machine learning for seismic applications, primarily seismic interpretation. If you are interested in such topic, please visit this page. Although a background in geophysics is not required, it is a plus. For questions, please contact me Bleep and Dr. XX. You can check our papers, current team, and other materials at Bleep

best regards,

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 7:07am On Feb 13
Yildiz:
Good day all. Please I got this email from a prof. I applied to the school but I didnt mention him in my SOP and I have never emailed him before. Please what should be the best way to reply him.


Hello,

I am Prof. XXXX, faculty at the school of ECE at XXa Tech. My lab OLIVES work at the intersection of image/video processing and machine learning with applications in a number of fields including AVs, subsurface imaging, and microscopic imaging. We are anticipating to have couple of positions for PhD thesis topics and GRA under the area of image/video processing and machine learning for seismic applications, primarily seismic interpretation. If you are interested in such topic, please visit this page. Although a background in geophysics is not required, it is a plus. For questions, please contact me Bleep and Dr. XX. You can check our papers, current team, and other materials at Bleep

best regards,
See you, see funding.... Are you interested in the position? Are you interested in the research? Do you have a research interest already? Has any other prof contacted you from the school?..... I'll say hug it, unless it's something you are not interested in.

First visit the page, read the papers and get in touch.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Yildiz: 8:16am On Feb 13
Thanks have already responded
ponpon:
See you, see funding.... Are you interested in the position? Are you interested in the research? Do you have a research interest already? Has any other prof contacted you from the school?..... I'll say hug it, unless it's something you are not interested in.

First visit the page, read the papers and get in touch.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Useless9jagirls: 1:53pm On Feb 13
ponpon:
congrats bro!!!!!! Welcome to the south, you'll eat craw fish tire!!!! Bigger ones coming, but if you'll like lsu it's pretty decent too

Bros do you live in Louisiana?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 6:39pm On Feb 13
Yes sir, Thibodaux
Useless9jagirls:


Bros do you live in Louisiana?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Useless9jagirls: 7:22pm On Feb 13
ponpon:
Yes sir, Thibodaux

Make we relate abeg
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by smallsuper: 8:05pm On Feb 13
I didn't know you are in Louisiana.
Make I Pm you.
ponpon:
Yes sir, Thibodaux
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 8:27pm On Feb 13
Alright sir, shoot me a mail but I don't know how to use NL pm well
Useless9jagirls:


Make we relate abeg

Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 8:27pm On Feb 13
Aye Aye captain
smallsuper:
I didn't know you are in Louisiana.
Make I Pm you.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by RexCheeng: 9:30pm On Feb 14
Hope someone finds this useful

Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tescoman90: 11:13pm On Feb 14
PHUMEELAYO:
I had my GRE yesterday. Didn't get to use my magoosh premium one month access. Anyone interested?
I am interested
Can I pm u
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by md17: 7:20am On Feb 15
I'm interested. [1quote author=tescoman90 post=65075073]
I am interested
Can I pm u[/quote]
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by md17: 7:31am On Feb 15
Please what do you mean by the current state of Pharmacological research??
pierre92:

Looked in the direction but decided against that because;
1.Most deadlines have passed for PhD admissions
2. I am not excited by the current state of pharmacological research. I will still put in some applications as backup though.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 7:56am On Feb 15
Hello Guys,
So I'm worried about something. I applied to a school and was only able to send one reference (out of 2). The other referee had been prevaricative although he showed support prior to my sending the application. I was invited for an interview that happened last week. I didn't even think i'ld be invited seeing that I had just one reference. The interview I believe went well and the professor intimated that I would be admitted. Fast forward to today and I'm yet to receive any notification from the school even though I had been seeing admits from the school on gradcafe. So I go back to the application portal and I see this:
"We do not generally make our decision on an application until we have received all transcripts and references".
Now my questions are: Has anyone secured admission with incomplete references? does my being interviewed mean that they've waived this for me and I'm worrying over nothing?
All efforts to contact the referee so far have proven futile.
P. S. The school is Imperial College, London. I don't know if i'ld go here eventually as funding might be an issue but I just need some good news to keep me going. My US applications have had little headway so far.
I appreciate your feedback.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by trillville(m): 8:02am On Feb 15
MasterforceII:
Hello Guys,
So I'm worried about something. I applied to a school and was only able to send one reference (out of 2). The other referee had been prevaricative although he showed support prior to my sending the application. I was invited for an interview that happened last week. I didn't even think i'ld be invited seeing that I had just one reference. The interview I believe went well and the professor intimated that I would be admitted. Fast forward to today and I'm yet to receive any notification from the school even though I had been seeing admits from the school on gradcafe. So I go back to the application portal and I see this:
"We do not generally make our decision on an application until we have received all transcripts and references".
Now my questions are: Has anyone secured admission with incomplete references? does my being interviewed mean that they've waived this for me and I'm worrying over nothing?
All efforts to contact the referee so far have proved futile.
P. S. The school is Imperial College, London. I don't know if i'ld go here eventually as funding might be an issue but I just need some good news to keep me going. My US applications have had little headway so far.
I appreciate your feedback.

Can you get another person to write a reference letter for you? If so Pls do this quickly. Also send an email to the grad school informing them that you need to change a referee. It should not count against you since other aspects of your application are good. Good luck
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tescoman90: 9:44am On Feb 15
md17:
I'm interested. [1quote author=tescoman90 post=65075073]
I am interested
Can I pm u
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by MasterforceII: 10:33am On Feb 15
trillville:


Can you get another person to write a reference letter for you? If so Pls do this quickly. Also send an email to the grad school informing them that you need to change a referee. It should not count against you since other aspects of your application are good. Good luck

Okay. I'll do that.

Thank you.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by kcwitch(m): 3:21pm On Feb 15
Get Manhanttan GRE prep (Complete video sets and book sets). All about 7gb.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Epithet: 8:44pm On Feb 15
MasterforceII:
Hello Guys,
So I'm worried about something. I applied to a school and was only able to send one reference (out of 2). The other referee had been prevaricative although he showed support prior to my sending the application. I was invited for an interview that happened last week. I didn't even think i'ld be invited seeing that I had just one reference. The interview I believe went well and the professor intimated that I would be admitted. Fast forward to today and I'm yet to receive any notification from the school even though I had been seeing admits from the school on gradcafe. So I go back to the application portal and I see this:
"We do not generally make our decision on an application until we have received all transcripts and references".
Now my questions are: Has anyone secured admission with incomplete references? does my being interviewed mean that they've waived this for me and I'm worrying over nothing?
All efforts to contact the referee so far have proven futile.
P. S. The school is Imperial College, London. I don't know if i'ld go here eventually as funding might be an issue but I just need some good news to keep me going. My US applications have had little headway so far.
I appreciate your feedback.

Schools and their policies undecided I applied to imperial college too and I understand those statements clearly, though I wasn't invited for an interview. Now to your inquiry, some schools would allow an incomplete checklist to not count that much not Imperial though sad. I know a few Us Schools might admit one without the application checklist fulfilled completely. Like someone advised get a new referee if you can, but your best option is to get your prior recommender to do justice to the referee prompt.

On the other hand don't lose hope just yet that USA Admit would come just in time. #Fall 2018 Yes we can.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by jamrid: 8:47am On Feb 16
kcwitch:
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mathinips(m): 12:26pm On Feb 16
Where can I get to register and write GRE test in Abuja?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mathinips(m): 1:18pm On Feb 16
pronto543:


I don't think an overall score of 308 is bad. Although, clocking 161 (roughly 80th percentile) in Quants would have bolstered your chances of admit.

I would advice you to apply but focus on making your SOP top-notch. You need to make the first paragraph catchy and captivating to the adcom. Another aspect is your referee but I can not guarantee you would get a very powerful recommendation from a Nigerian lecturer/professor. They just don't seem to be effusive and specific in their assessment. A bland recommendation would further reduce your chances. I would suggest you google up the specific requirement for reference for each school. Some schools honour reference letters from your boss at work (professional) or a mentor that can vouch about your ability to excel in graduate studies.

Also, if you haven't published any paper before please do, it speaks volume about your research experience. I have no idea how rich your esearch experience is. If you have any relevant work or research experience just focus on it in ur SOP and CV.

Lastly, take time to work on your CV. You can google sample of academic CV. Don't forget to include relevant research experience under its section as well as extracurricular activities.

If you haven't contacted POI then start right away. Send them a short introductory mail and an an attachment of your application materials. Merge all your documents into a single PDF file and your name_M.sc docs as title.

Why not apply for M.sc/PhD route. It's far more difficult getting funding for M.Sc than PhD especially in Houston. They have intimidating admission requirement for Environmental Engineering so I can imagine that of PE. I wish you all the best.

Hello pls, what do u meant by SOP? Is it same has Personal Statement? Letter of Intent?
You also mention POI, what does it mean?
Thanks
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by RexCheeng: 2:15pm On Feb 16
mathinips:


Hello pls, what do u meant by SOP? Is it same has Personal Statement? Letter of Intent?
You also mention POI, what does it mean?
Thanks
SOP means Statement of Purpose. In several schools, the term is used interchangeably with Personal Statement.
POI means Professor of Interest i.e., the faculty member who is most likely to take the most interest in your application portfolio and is likely to be your advisor if you were to gain admission.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by TonyDeAnalyst(m): 4:15pm On Feb 16
tescoman90:

I am interestedt
Can I pm u
How do u register. ETS site said it is $210 which is #75,600 But agents said they can register and give me study guide with #50,000. Please enlightened me.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tescoman90: 4:41pm On Feb 16
TonyDeAnalyst:

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Battywonder(m): 5:11pm On Feb 16
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by adesbaba: 8:57pm On Feb 16
Hi family..



I am a bsc accounting degree holder,2:2 grade...works in a bank,wld love to further my studies MSC accounting/finance or an MBA abroad...I considered Germany,Cyprus bfr cos of cheap studies and fear of GRE ....but now with these testimonies ,am having a second thought....

1.With my grade,can I get admission to USA with funding

2..What intake should I be looking towards to for admission application

3..What's the average months to prepare for GRE

4..Any suggested school's


Thanks n success to all
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ponpon(m): 9:42am On Feb 17
TonyDeAnalyst:

How do u register. ETS site said it is $210 which is #75,600 But agents said they can register and give me study guide with #50,000. Please enlightened me.
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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by tescoman90: 11:23am On Feb 17
ponpon:
45k sir, send a mail

ponpon on the beatz!
No long thing just "send a mail"


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