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omaradib
08-30-2007, 11:22 PM
From South Asian uni, not familiar to Occident.

cgpa: 3.75 < x < 3.8
GRE: verbal 560, Quant 800, awa - expecting 4.5
1 conference publication.


Given that, toefl conforms the requirements, sop and lor are typical to moderate, what should be my strategy on choosing 6 unis from a separate pools (say, following cs ranking 2006) of top schools (1-20), mid schools (21-40), low schools (41-60).

What can be the impact if a subject gre with 80% is added to them?

And, can you suggest one likely list of them?

raza5680
09-02-2007, 08:02 AM
Hey,
Choose 2 schools from each pool.
You have a very decent CGPA, good GRE scores. But NEVER underestimate the importance of LORs and SOP. If you go in with strong SOP/LORS top 10 can be added to your list. It will also push up the rankings of your saftey schools.
GRE subject will be a big plus.
Provided that you get strong SOP/LORs, add GRE Subject you can have three pools as 1-15(2 univ), 16-30(2 univ) and 30-40(2 -univ) thus with your safety schools you are still in first tier.

omaradib
09-03-2007, 04:06 PM
The certain fear is blundering in subj gre. Some says, just sitting for it is enough, where it is required. Is it so? My feelings/fear is that, getting low in gre cs would work negatively. What do you think. By the way, thanks raza5680 for you thoughtful comment.

zymeth02
09-05-2007, 11:44 AM
hi omaradib,

Fear not, u can opt not to submit your GRE CS scores if it is low. It is worth a try