I am new here, but thought some of you could help. What is the outlook for a pure math PhD applicant (to US schools, coming from the US, in the upcoming year) who has overall very high grades in math from a big name school, lots of advanced coursework, strong recommendations from people who know the student very well, rather poor subject test scores, and developed research interests? Assume no publications.
Viewing the applicant profiles and results seems not to clear things up much.
I am aware that there are extremely strong applicants who have achieved much more than I. I still aspire to try for some of the top notch schools.
Advice on how to improve such an application would help.