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    Hello – I graduate in 2009 from a top 20 liberal arts college with a 2.98 GPA, my first two years were not so great, but I made clear improvements in the last two years when I started taking classes for my major– geology. I received a summer research grant from my college and an NSF grant to participate in a conference related to my area of study. I got into Cornell somehow, and started a PhD there in 2010, but left after a semester where I got an A in my research but a C+ in the class I took — I wasn’t ready for it, or that interested (SUCH A REGRET NOW!). I went and worked in marketing and executive search at reputable companies for several years and decided I wanted to go back to science. I’m currently completing Master’s of Research program at a top UK university (top 5 for earth sciences). My GRE scores are 153V/154Q/4AW. I won’t have any grades from this Master’s until after applications are due for next fall because an MS in England is only one year and we don’t receive marks until February. I have great recommendations, I’ve also been in email contact with some professors from these schools.

    I want to apply for PhDs at:

    U. Hawaii
    UC Irvine
    UC Riverside

    Do you think I will get into at least one of these schools? Thanks.



    Hi hulker215 and welcome to Admissions Boards!

    I see you already posted this on the Ask AdmissionsConsultants thread. They can give you a much better answer than I can.

    Best of luck!

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