goatman2743 wrote:I think it's really hard for any of us to give you a guess of where you could be competitive with what you posted; some more information would be helpful.
Thanks for your response! It's very much appreciated.
goatman2743 wrote:-What Math classes did you take? I don't know what the standard math requirements are for an engineer. Maybe you could post all the classes you took past introductory Analysis and Algebra?
All the Math classes I took are:
Algebra, Calculus & Trigonometry (Calculus I basically), Analytical Geometry and Mechanics, Real Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, Mathematical Methods (Calculus II including PDEs), Numerical Analysis.
goatman2743 wrote:-Do you have an idea of how positive your recommendations will be?
I'm not very sure, really. Most of my past lecturers are still having some difficulty accepting that I want to pursue graduate studies in Computational And Applied Math rather than Electrical Engineering.
goatman2743 wrote:-Would be good to post your gre score when you get it, also I'm not familiar with the toefl scale so I don't know how good that score is.
Okay, I should have the GRE score within less than 2 weeks. The TOEFL is a really good score because on the average, schools require a score of about 77-90 of 120 to demonstrate good knowledge of English. And my own score is almost perfect (116/120).
goatman2743 wrote:Overall, I think how competitive you are for an applied math phd is going to be very dependent on how many math classes you've taken. Are there professors at your school who went to grad school in the US? If so they would have a much better idea of where you should apply than us, so I would definitely recommend talking to them.
Aha! Great idea, I'll look into this as well, thank you.