Hi, all. I have recently graduated and applied to four graduate schools for statistics. Of course, I did not get into any of these since one was far reach, two were a bit of a reach, and only one was "safe". I should rather say, I did get into a couple, but I did not want to go without funding. Anyway, I am wondering if anyone here knows what I can do in the meantime before I apply once again to a much wider pool of institutions. I have two degrees in math and economics, but I started the math major late. So, I study on my own time at least 4-5 hours per day on topics I am interested in, but I am not sure how schools can know how proficient I have become in these areas of study if there isn't a letter "A" beside the name of a class from an accredited institution. What else can I do to strengthen my application? I plan on taking the math GRE this fall and doing well, but I don't think that would make a huge impact on my resume/app. Maybe I'm wrong, but I feel that my circumstance is unfortunate, since I discovered my love of math so late in the game. Any advice is appreciated!