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    Wicked Hash
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    I’m in my 30s and seriously considering going back to school. I have the financial resources. Will that be enough for top ranked programs or will they be turned off by my age? I’m worried I’ll be older than many of the professors.

    #52951

    I’m in my 30s and seriously considering going back to school. I have the financial resources. Will that be enough for top ranked programs or will they be turned off by my age? I’m worried I’ll be older than many of the professors.

    Hi and thanks for your inquiry.

    You will find plenty of older, or non traditional, graduate school students in top-ranked programs across the country. Be sure to stress to the programs what diverse perspectives you have to contribute to the learning environment. A don’t worry about being older than some of the professors because they certainly won’t be worried if they’re younger than you!

    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    David Petersam
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    #53070
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    I started college at age 16 at a community college. I wasn’t focused and had a 2.8 GPA. My GPA at my four year college is 3.8 a full point higher. How will graduate schools view my applications?

    #53071

    I started college at age 16 at a community college. I wasn’t focused and had a 2.8 GPA. My GPA at my four year college is 3.8 a full point higher. How will graduate schools view my applications?

    Hi and thanks for your inquiry.

    First of all, you are welcome to call us for a complimentary assessment that examines your candidacy from a holistic point of view.

    However, to answer your question directly, it appears you should be able to explain your situation to the admissions committees and get them to focus more heavily on the more recent GPA at the four-year college. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you want professional help with this.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    David Petersam
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    joeboo
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    I’m interested in pursuing a Ph.D. but I am too late for this year. What kinds of things can I do between now and the fall to make my candidacy more attractive?

    #53141

    I’m interested in pursuing a Ph.D. but I am too late for this year. What kinds of things can I do between now and the fall to make my candidacy more attractive?

    Hi and thanks for your inquiry.

    This is a pretty broad inquiry and we’re certainly happy to talk to you in more detail if you wish to call us. That said, here’s a short list of common “to do” items. The next few months are great time to narrow down your target programs, consider augmenting your scholarly credentials, consider prepping for the GRE if you need to retake it and introspect on your story themes and wow factors so you’re ready to select your personal statement topics.

    Bear in mind that selecting your target programs includes refining your research interest and identifying potential faculty mentors aligned with them.

    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    David Petersam
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    EulersPDE
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    I have 3.67 GPA at Rutgers in Materials Engineering and I plan on going to UConn for a masters in Mechanical Engineering since my job after graduation is more aerospace and mechanical engineering ( I am working for Pratt & Whitney) and I am more interested in the crossovers between MechE and MSE. However I have some W’s on my transcript. One was a Matlab course my freshmen year I took that I hated and dropped a week after the withdrawal deadline (wasn’t needed for my major). Another was during my junior year when I did a full time internship and this was an elective in industrial engineering for systems and reliability engineering. The course was in the evening but at a horrible time after work and I disliked it by the middle of the semester and I didn’t have an interest in the material anyway. I also withdrew from 2 major classes because of courseload problems one semester my senior year but I took them the next semester and got an A in both. I dropped a graduate level MSE class in thermo recently because the course subject matter was dry (I don’t like phase diagrams and chemical thermo too much) so I dropped it; I took the class originally to see if I would like MSE at the graduate level despite my career path moving towards mechanical engineering just to get a feel for things.
    I anticipate doing well on the GRE and I can have many letters of recommendation.
    Will these W’s hurt my chances of being accepted into the UConn engineering masters program?

    #53339

    I have 3.67 GPA at Rutgers in Materials Engineering and I plan on going to UConn for a masters in Mechanical Engineering since my job after graduation is more aerospace and mechanical engineering ( I am working for Pratt & Whitney) and I am more interested in the crossovers between MechE and MSE. However I have some W’s on my transcript. One was a Matlab course my freshmen year I took that I hated and dropped a week after the withdrawal deadline (wasn’t needed for my major). Another was during my junior year when I did a full time internship and this was an elective in industrial engineering for systems and reliability engineering. The course was in the evening but at a horrible time after work and I disliked it by the middle of the semester and I didn’t have an interest in the material anyway. I also withdrew from 2 major classes because of courseload problems one semester my senior year but I took them the next semester and got an A in both. I dropped a graduate level MSE class in thermo recently because the course subject matter was dry (I don’t like phase diagrams and chemical thermo too much) so I dropped it; I took the class originally to see if I would like MSE at the graduate level despite my career path moving towards mechanical engineering just to get a feel for things.
    I anticipate doing well on the GRE and I can have many letters of recommendation.
    Will these W’s hurt my chances of being accepted into the UConn engineering masters program?

    Hi and thanks for your inquiry.

    I’m so sorry I didn’t reply to this earlier and I’m not sure how we overlooked it.

    To summarize, I believe the W’s can be mitigated within a well-prepared application. We would likely do it in an addendum and keep it out of the personal statement. Feel free to call us to discuss this in more detail and arrange for a complimentary assessment.

    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    David Petersam
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