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  1. #26
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    Do Not do into debt over a a name.
    if you have in-state tuition and the program is accredied - no brainer.
    get internship experience - even it means volunteering (I did)
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
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    Updated GRE scores

    Math - 580
    Verbal - 490
    Writing - TBA
    Total - 1070

    GPA - 3.3 / 4.0

    What does everyone think about my chances at Florida, FSU, Georgia Tech, Clemson?

    Thanks!

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    Congratulations, that's a significant improvement, and it's good to get past the 1000 mark. I think it's fair to say that you've "qualified" to apply to the four programs you have in mind. However, as NickSticks said a few months ago, getting into the top half on all aspects of the exam is important, especially since (again, as was written) most students surpassed those "minimums."

    A very strong statement of intent will help put you past other applicants who may have stronger GRE/GPA numbers than you. That said:

    UF admits over 75% of its applicants.
    GT admits over 50%.
    FSU admits about two thirds.
    Clemson admits about 75%.

    You can probably get in to one or more of those programs, right? Not because it's easy, but because the admissions numbers will be on your side if you have a good SOI. However, unless money is no object to you, you won't just enroll at any of these schools, no questions asked: tuition/fees/books/living expenses are not cheap, and lord help you if you apply out-of-state and pay for the whole thing. As was just mentioned by JNA, make this as cheap as you can: intern/volunteer now so you can get an assistantship (or some other sort of funding) later on.
    You've chosen public schools only, so you can only get in-state tuition at no more than two of them. As you know, there isn't much money to throw around: planning programs might have one fellowship to dole out per incoming class (probably not even that), so you need to be in the top half of the enrollments to have a good shot at an assistantship. In this way, schools actually have two rounds of admissions: the people the school really doesn't think would mesh are denied outright sometime in March. Then, out of the pool of admitted students who got in, the program bestows its limited resources on those students it would most like to attend. Whether you'll be in that group or not, I can't say, but I can't say that it's not as likely.

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    Money currently is not too much of an object, I will get my masters regardless. I do not want to go to a private school.

    That being said, thanks for letting me know the process with financial aid.

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    I volunteer, a significant amount of time.

    I wouldn't consider what I've done an "internship", but I have worked on a project for a local town regarding demography and planning when it comes to figuring out a discrepancy between census results and actual count of households.

    Also, much of the other things I have done here at East Carolina, should contribute, I think.

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    Updated GRE scores:

    148-Verbal (40%) (Equivalent to 440)
    146-Math (36%) (Equivalent to 560)
    4.5-Writing (72%)

    Any comments as I move forward in this process? I have started the applications.
    Last edited by nam0806; 02 Nov 2011 at 4:52 PM.

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    Florida State - Admitted

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    Congratulations and thanks for keeping us updated. Which school would be your favourite?

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    Georgia Tech, probably.

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