Feb 24, 2009, 6:00 PM
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Based on what I know (which may or may not be very much), my interpretation of how your GPA, SOP, LOR, and GRE's may impact on your application is pretty much in line with yours, symmetrical. That is, some programs have carte blanche to take whomever they want, regardless of scores and numbers, and others are shackled by the graduate school.
Re: [symmetrical] Tiebreakers, transcripts, etc.
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To give you an idea, though, I have been accepted to the University of Illinois this year so far, and my undergrad GPA was horrid. 2.46 horrid, to be exact. I actually failed out of school as an undergrad, yet managed to reapply and barely graduate (BARELY), to give you an idea of my past academic history. And U of I accepted me. Additionally the Grad School at U of I emailed me the other day, informing me that I had been admitted on the status of "limited student," provided that I meet their academic requirements for the first year, etc.
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(This post was edited by moomoocow42 on Feb 24, 2009, 6:05 PM)