nothing wrote:Have you done any REU ?
Nope, never knew what an REU was until the end of my second year.
Rise wrote:If you have the money, you should retake both GRE's. The general one should be okay, but that's an unusually low verbal score. Your math GRE is very good, but not high enough for your goals.
I plan on taking care of this during the summer and early fall. Definitely trying to break a 95% because I initially thought I would be staying at a nearby institution and getting a 70% sufficed.
Rise wrote:You need stellar research and letters to make up for this. You have two semesters left to do this. Apply for an REU even if it's not in your research interest (they love incoming seniors) and try your hardest to impress your advisor.
I've applied to three and two of which I realized were bad choices since they're UChicago and UMich. Luckily I applied to a third random school but I noticed even the random schools are extremely competitive. If I can, I'll definitely apply to more random schools in the next few days.
If everything goes perfectly, the most I can raise my GPA up to is a 3.65-3.70 (major 3.75ish). Is my coursework okay? I hope to add in a couple second year graduate courses if possible.