Archive for April 13th, 2009

Mmmm blue.

Mmmm blue.

One topic of conversation that came up at my last graduate school open house thing was graduate admissions. We talked about what we thought got us into the University of Madison and what we expected them to look at in our application.

I had little research experience, low GRE scores but I think good letters of recommendation and a high GPA and I got it.

Another person had low GPA, low GRE scores and tons of research experience and they got in.

Another had mediocre stuff across the board and got in.

We decided that for physics graduate school there is no consistent guarantee for acceptance and that strengths can make up for weaknesses.

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