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    Realistic chances of getting into a PhD program?

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    GRE: Haven't taken yet but expecting >167
    Courses: Applied Linear Algebra (A), Linear Algebra (A), Elementary Differential Equations (A), Partial Differential Equations (A), Probability (A), Calc 1 (B), Calc 2 (C) (biggest concern), Multivariable Calc (B), Intermediate Micro (A), Econometrics (A), Intermediate Macro (B), Basic Stats (A)

    Have yet to take Real Analysis but will either in the summer or fall

    LOR: working on these, nothing definite so far
    Teaching: none
    Research: none, reached out to a bunch of professors but they either weren't interested or didn't take undergrad assistants. Hoping to get an RA job during my gap year

    As you can see, my math background is pretty solid aside from my poor performance in calc. I was depressed during this time and my GPA as a whole suffered during this time. Given this was confined to one year, how badly will it hurt my chances?

    I'm not trying to get into Harvard or Princeton, a PhD from a place like NC State or Clemson would be more than fine. Provided a get a good GRE score, would I be competitive for places like that?
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    Re: Realistic chances of getting into a PhD program?

    Use the template prescribed in this forum. Most people are deterred when they see a huge wall of text.

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    Went ahead and made the changes
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    Re: Realistic chances of getting into a PhD program?

    A good GRE score and good letters of recommendation should give you an excellent shot.

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