Hi all, I did a quick search on google and this site but couldn't find any definite answer of the above matter.
I am currently studying (obviously) in the UK and have taken MGRE (got 99th percentile) which means I am considering this issue seriously.
FYI, my GPA (actually it's not GPA...whatever) is 80s out of 100. This might seem horrible to you guys but I guess this is regarded as 'high' first since we have quite a few IMO medalists here and some of them scored below 80(even below 70, for those who don't know UK grading system we have 1st class(70+/100), 2.1(60-69), 2.2(50-59), 3rd(40-49).). Anyway, I am not sure how high this could be out of 4.0 US GPA.
Secondly, I am not sure whether I should do 1 year masters course in the UK before applying to US phd courses. I assume this would make my application stronger but I kinda wanna save my time.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. For those who have applied in this year best of luck for you all!