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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 8:35pm On Mar 15, 2019
temidayodamoye:



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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by BikeMan: 10:51pm On Mar 15, 2019
solihp:
Hello everyone, I just wanted to inform the house that I have been admitted into the MS in Mathematics with concentration in Biostatistics in Georgia State University
It came with graduate assistantship: Full tuition waiver and 5k annual stipends
Raah! Bye to Buhari land and welcome to Georgia

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 11:32pm On Mar 15, 2019
I love your area of interest. It attracts funding alot. Which school did you have your BSc? I will give you a list of schools shortly. Note that many applied Maths programs are funded. At PhD level, all are funded. Have you taken any machine learning course before? Are you also good with Algorithms and the use of packages like MATLAB,Python etc. These things are basic entry requirements but these days, everyone in the sciences can code. You will have a lot of choices. I wish you the best in your GRE.
Gbengee:
Please I need help on best school to choose for PhD full funding.

BSc Mathematics
3.84/4 (WES unofficial)
1 year GA experience

Interested in Data Science or Machine Learning.
Applied Mathematics.

Please help me out ASAP my GRE exam is next week.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Quoran: 11:33pm On Mar 15, 2019
Congrats to everyone who has received an offer.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by hybeenoni: 1:35am On Mar 16, 2019
[quote author=Quoran post=76694689]I love your area of interest. It attracts funding alot. Which school did you have your BSc? I will give you a list of schools shortly. Note that many applied Maths programs are funded. At PhD level, all are funded. Have you taken any machine learning course before? Are you also good with Algorithms and the use of packages like MATLAB,Python etc. These things are basic entry requirements but these days, everyone in the sciences can code. You will have a lot of choices. I wish you the best in your GRE.

@Quoran, will appreciate your list of schools as promised because I'm also interested.

Thank You
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Sherlock5577: 5:43am On Mar 16, 2019
solihp:
Hello everyone, I just wanted to inform the house that I have been admitted into the MS in Mathematics with concentration in Biostatistics in Georgia State University
It came with graduate assistantship: Full tuition waiver and 5k annual stipends
Congrats. This is good news smiley
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mtope: 5:50am On Mar 16, 2019
Congratulations.
solihp:
Hello everyone, I just wanted to inform the house that I have been admitted into the MS in Mathematics with concentration in Biostatistics in Georgia State University
It came with graduate assistantship: Full tuition waiver and 5k annual stipends
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Nerdychukz: 2:59pm On Mar 16, 2019
Congratulations
solihp:
Hello everyone, I just wanted to inform the house that I have been admitted into the MS in Mathematics with concentration in Biostatistics in Georgia State University
It came with graduate assistantship: Full tuition waiver and 5k annual stipends
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Predstan: 3:01pm On Mar 16, 2019
solihp:
Hello everyone, I just wanted to inform the house that I have been admitted into the MS in Mathematics with concentration in Biostatistics in Georgia State University
It came with graduate assistantship: Full tuition waiver and 5k annual stipends

5k per annum or monthly?
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 3:12pm On Mar 16, 2019
Predstan:


5k per annum or monthly?

Per month kwa, is there any school that can do that?. It's per annum
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 3:13pm On Mar 16, 2019
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate grin grin grin

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ToluwalekeA: 3:17pm On Mar 16, 2019
solihp:


Per month kwa, is there any school that can do that?. It's per annum

Its per annum. i also had a GTA offer from Geoscience that waived my tuition and 3k stipends per semester but i will be rejecting it for a better offer
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ToluwalekeA: 3:19pm On Mar 16, 2019
Hello Everyone

If you have been admitted to Georgia State University for MS Geoscience with no funding, i will be rejecting my funded offer from the department. pls kindly email the graduate coordinator for any funding availability. It may be possible for them to grant the person my funds. Cheers

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Predstan: 3:24pm On Mar 16, 2019
solihp:


Per month kwa, is there any school that can do that?. It's per annum

Oh okay!! Congratulations.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CptCharlesVane: 3:36pm On Mar 16, 2019
Rejecting because of another offer?
ToluwalekeA:
Hello Everyone

If you have been admitted to Georgia State University for MS Geoscience with no funding, i will be rejecting my funded offer from the department. pls kindly email the graduate coordinator for any funding availability. It may be possible for them to grant the person my funds. Cheers
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 4:23pm On Mar 16, 2019
ToluwalekeA:


Its per annum. i also had a GTA offer from Geoscience that waived my tuition and 3k stipends per semester but i will be rejecting it for a better offer

I willl have a conversation with the director on Monday. I will most likely accept this particular offer, the location is cool, the course is my preferred choice, and it's the best offer for now
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 4:25pm On Mar 16, 2019
solihp:


Per month kwa, is there any school that can do that?. It's per annum

You will still need some more money but at all at all na im bad pass.

Georgia State is a good school.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 4:26pm On Mar 16, 2019
CptCharlesVane:
Rejecting because of another offer?

Yea, he said so earlier.
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Scholastica16: 4:27pm On Mar 16, 2019
solihp:


Per month kwa, is there any school that can do that?. It's per annum

New York University's MBA program gave someone I know $5000/month stipend. They waived her whole $71k tuition (for 2 years as well).

Edit; I believe the college of business is called STERN.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 4:33pm On Mar 16, 2019
Scholastica16:


New York University's MBA program gave someone I know $5000/month stipend. They waived her whole $71k tuition (for 2 years as well).

Edit; I believe the college of business is called STERN.

Waoh waoh, very very nice but uncommon.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by solihp(f): 4:34pm On Mar 16, 2019
Scholastica16:


You will still need some more money but at all at all na im bad pass.

Georgia State is a good school.

Yes
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by AspiringPHD: 5:08pm On Mar 16, 2019
Hello,

Please, I need your advice. I have taken GRE twice;

First Attempt (V: 147, Q: 145, A: 3.5)

Second Attempt (V: 151, Q: 146, A: 4.0)

I am greatly discouraged because these scores are not competitive enough. My CGPA is not that amazing either, 3.69/5. I am interested in Msc programs in Cell biology, Anatomy, basically programs in the biomedical sciences field. But from all indication, my profile does not look competitive enough.

I have tried reaching out to Professors to at least get some level of assurance before spending money on applications, but the response has not bee encouraging in any way.

The biomedical science field seems really competitive, at least for my profile, and I am considering looking at programs in Biomechanics and Kinesiology as well.

It is worthy of note that, I can't afford a graduate degree without some sort of funding, so the funding part is important.

What would you advice? That I spend the money I have with me now on taking the GRE again (it's heartbreaking) or submit applications for Spring and see how it goes?


The only thing I consider as an advantage is the publication of my undergraduate research in an unpopular India journal.

Also If you have any suggestion on schools that wouldn't mind a profile like mine, I am greatly open to suggestions.

It is my first post, and I hope it will get some insightful response.

Please help a confused mind

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CptCharlesVane: 5:58pm On Mar 16, 2019
AspiringPHD:
Hello,

Please, I need your advice. I have taken GRE twice;

First Attempt (V: 147, Q: 145, A: 3.5)

Second Attempt (V: 151, Q: 146, A: 4.0)

What's the interval between the two exams? On the bright side you improved, indicating that you can keep improving for a much better competitive score. If you're willing to give it another try, send a message and I can help with some of the current editions of GRE prep material ebooks.

For techniques towards improvement, endeavour to keep a log of question types you struggle with and practice more on improving on those areas. Also, don't register for the test before preparing so you don't add more pressure on yourself.


I am greatly discouraged because these scores are not competitive enough. My CGPA is not that amazing either, 3.69/5. I am interested in Msc programs in Cell biology, Anatomy, basically programs in the biomedical sciences field. But from all indication, my profile does not look competitive enough.
I'm also a borderline 2:1 so I understand how i
uphill it might seem holding up against competition. Since you cannot change your GPA, focus on what you can do to improve your profile like acing the GRE, and getting strong recommendations and SOP. You might want to consider taking the subject GRE if possible

I have tried reaching out to Professors to at least get some level of assurance before spending money on applications, but the response has not bee encouraging in any way.
There's an art to contacting them, especially when nothing really stands out about your profile so if it's going to be generic, don't bother; well you could always try, but you would most likely be ignored. Quoran has a number of posts about this.

The biomedical science field seems really competitive, at least for my profile, and I am considering looking at programs in Biomechanics and Kinesiology as well.
I doubt there's any program with funding that isn't very competitive and increasing in the no. of applicants. Let it serve as your motivation and take solace in the fact the STEM fields are less competitive than non-STEM ones. There's always that chance for you to get in.

It is worthy of note that, I can't afford a graduate degree without some sort of funding, so the funding part is important.
What would you advice? That I spend the money I have with me now on taking the GRE again (it's heartbreaking) or submit applications for Spring and see how it goes?
Prepare to take the GRE again and see how it goes, aim for fall '20 as well, in-between take up roles like teaching, research, conference etc anything that would improve your profile and application

The only thing I consider as an advantage is the publication of my undergraduate research in an unpopular India journal.
Don't we all feel inadequate? You'd be surprised how many elite scientists feel the same. Even our brother here with 8 publications and top 1% GPA was quite unsure about his prospects. grin So don't worry, it's normal. Let this your achievement be emphasised in your SOP as this actually indicates you are capable of doing research, essentially what admissions look for in a candidate.

Also If you have any suggestion on schools that wouldn't mind a profile like mine, I am greatly open to suggestions.
It is my first post, and I hope it will get some insightful response.

Please help a confused mind
Don't know about schools but you might want to start looking at Gradcafe for funding info with your GPA range in addition to suggestions you would get here.

You'll be fine, you are in a good place for insights. Best of luck in your endeavour and welcome.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by ToluwalekeA: 6:47pm On Mar 16, 2019
CptCharlesVane:
Rejecting because of another offer?

Yh i got a better offer from elsewhere

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by AspiringPHD: 8:35pm On Mar 16, 2019
CptCharlesVane:


What's the interval between the two exams? On the bright side you improved, indicating that you can keep improving for a much better competitive score. If you're willing to give it another try, send a message and I can help with some of the current editions of GRE prep material ebooks.

For techniques towards improvement, endeavour to keep a log of question types you struggle with and practice more on improving on those areas. Also, don't register for the test before preparing so you don't add more pressure on yourself.


I'm also a borderline 2:1 so I understand how i
uphill it might seem holding up against competition. Since you cannot change your GPA, focus on what you can do to improve your profile like acing the GRE, and getting strong recommendations and SOP. You might want to consider taking the subject GRE if possible

There's an art to contacting them, especially when nothing really stands out about your profile so if it's going to be generic, don't bother; well you could always try, but you would most likely be ignored. Quoran has a number of posts about this.

I doubt there's any program with funding that isn't very competitive and increasing in the no. of applicants. Let it serve as your motivation and take solace in the fact the STEM fields are less competitive than non-STEM ones. There's always that chance for you to get in.

Prepare to take the GRE again and see how it goes, aim for fall '20 as well, in-between take up roles like teaching, research, conference etc anything that would improve your profile and application


Don't we all feel inadequate? You'd be surprised how many elite scientists feel the same. Even our brother here with 8 publications and top 1% GPA was quite unsure about his prospects. grin So don't worry, it's normal. Let this your achievement be emphasised in your SOP as this actually indicates you are capable of doing research, essentially what admissions look for in a candidate.


Don't know about schools but you might want to start looking at Gradcafe for funding info with your GPA range in addition to suggestions you would get here.

You'll be fine, you are in a good place for insights. Best of luck in your endeavour and welcome.

Thank you so much for this comprehensive response.

I will be retaking the GRE. I am not in "haste", and Fall 2020 seems like a long time from now, so giving the GRE before then isn't a bad idea, at least I will be sure I really did my best.

After taking the first exam in 2018, I did not practice of actively revising before registering for the second one (I took it last month), and I thought registering before commencing preparation will put me on my toes to prepare, so I set a month of preparation for myself, and that was it.

From your response, I believe that approach is wrong, and moving forward I will ensure I am adequately prepared before registering again


Again, thank you for the response, and I hope to spend some time here as I gear up for the exam.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by mtope: 9:56pm On Mar 16, 2019
CptCharlesVane
Please, can you share the new GRE materials you mentioned. I am also preparing for the GRE, I am working towards improving my scores.

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Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CuteRedd(f): 10:27pm On Mar 16, 2019
Scholastica16:


New York University's MBA program gave someone I know $5000/month stipend. They waived her whole $71k tuition (for 2 years as well).

Edit; I believe the college of business is called STERN.
wow!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Gbengee: 10:56pm On Mar 16, 2019
Quoran:
I love your area of interest. It attracts funding alot. Which school did you have your BSc? I will give you a list of schools shortly. Note that many applied Maths programs are funded. At PhD level, all are funded. Have you taken any machine learning course before? Are you also good with Algorithms and the use of packages like MATLAB,Python etc. These things are basic entry requirements but these days, everyone in the sciences can code. You will have a lot of choices. I wish you the best in your GRE.








Thank you very much bro. I really appreciate your generosity. I graduated from Adekunle Ajasin University. Yes I did a free online course in Data science using python, am also fluent in R and C++. I can also code in Matlab...... Thanks for the GRE wishes. Verbal can be a killer sha grin
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by Olalekank(m): 11:05pm On Mar 16, 2019
Gbengee:









Thank you very much bro. I really appreciate your generosity. I graduated from Adekunle Ajasin University. Yes I did a free online course in Data science using python, am also fluent in R and [b]C++. [/b]I can also code in Matlab...... Thanks for the GRE wishes. Verbal can be a killer sha grin

Baller!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by CBA5: 12:47am On Mar 17, 2019
I graduated in 2016 with second class lower division,CGPA 3.11 in civil engineering.plz,Can i register for GRE.Is there centre for it in OSUN STATE.Tnkx!
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 7:55am On Mar 17, 2019
CBA5:
I graduated in 2016 with second class lower division,CGPA 3.11 in civil engineering.plz,Can i register for GRE.Is there centre for it in OSUN STATE.Tnkx!
Welcome Sir, Yes you can register for the GRE, but there's no center in the state of Osun, only Lagos is closest to you
Re: How To Achieve High Scores On The GRE by temidayodamoye(m): 9:42am On Mar 17, 2019
EZEIGBO1OFIMO:
Welcome Sir, Yes you can register for the GRE, but there's no center in the state of Osun, only Lagos is closest to you


I think one could write in Ibadan too

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