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    Cyburbian Kingmak's avatar
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    Worried about getting in...

    Hey, I've been looking at numerous programs and even though I shouldn't be, I'm worried about getting accepted. Is that normal?

    My background:

    Going into my senior year at The Ohio State University with a 3.10 GPA. Will get my BA in Geography (Urban and Regional Studies) with a minor in Sociology. I took the GRE for the first time last week and only got a 940, that's mostly why I'm worried. Will take it again next month, however. I'm hoping that donig my undergrad in such a prestigious department as Ohio State Geography will help my case. I can write a good statement and will have pretty good references.

    I also want to get a GA or RA, it would play a big role in whether I study out of state (Ohio).

    List of schools interested in starting with most. Help me figure my chances:

    U. of Colorado at Denver
    The Ohio State University
    Louisville
    Ball State
    Toledo (safety school)
    Miami University (safety school)

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    Cyburbian Plus kalimotxo's avatar
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    Get your GRE scores up 100 - 150 points and you shouldn't have a problem getting into any of these schools.
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    Yeah, I shouldn't have a problem doing that.

    Also, I just received an internship at my Congresswoman's local office. Do you think that would look good on an application?

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    So, I took my GRE again yesterday and got a 1060, so I'm feeling better about my chances. Applying to:

    -UNM (Water Resource Management)
    -Wyoming (Masters of Planning/Geography)
    -Ohio University (Environmental Planning and Policy)
    -Ball State (MURP)
    -Toledo (Geography and Planning)

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    Given that cost is a factor, keep in mind that Cleveland State and Cincinnati both have accredited planning programs that you would be able to enroll in for in-state tuition.

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    Hey Kingmak!

    I was an exchange student at Ohio State earlier this year. It was exciting experience, lol...

    Geography Department @ OSU is great! Don't you consider MA in Geography?

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