MathCat wrote:I think the weak background will hurt you more than the scores. You can get into good programs with weak scores, but if you don't have the background you will be seriously unprepared. I do not think you would be admitted to a pure math program without more background. I think you should work on that, whether that means taking more courses or self-study (which you must then prove you learned it with a good mGRE score).
Thank you for your advice, though very disappointing
But my parents will not allow me to spend another year applying for PhD, so I have to apply to programs this year.
BTW, I just got my MGRE score: 630 (44%), do you think that I may be admitted into schools ranked around 100?