bernface wrote:I've gotten 5 rejections so far. No acceptances. My undergrad GPA is 3.22. I just didn't try hard enough back then.
Redoing my undergrad is not an option. I wrote a bit about my low GPA in my SOPs, but it just seems like I'm screwed. My GRE score isn't that great either - timed tests just aren't my strong suit.
Is this just it for me then? Have I permanently screwed myself over because of a few bad college years?
To be honest, the schools which rejected you (I just looked quick, but UC Boulder, Northwestern, U Washington, Columbia, UI, UT Austin), are all sort of reach, even for some people with higher GPAs.
I'd wait till the other ones accept or reject, before losing hope. Good luck!
And yeah redoing the mGRE or doing a masters could be a plus maybe.