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    Fall or Spring-when should i apply?

    My credentials are as below-
    GPA-2.87 out of 4 (means 59%) in Electrical Engineering
    GRE-318 (V-150, Q-168), AWA-3.0
    IELTS- 7.5

    Thinking of applying the following univs.-

    1. UT Dallas
    2. UT Arlington
    3. UT San Antonio
    4. Florida Intl Uni
    5. Uni of SOuth Florida
    6. Lousiana tech
    7. Uni of Nevada, Reno
    8. Uni of Alabama, Huntsville
    9. Florida Atlantic

    When should I apply Spring 2013 or Fall 2013? some say that in spring there are less applicants so chance will be high? and I am afraid of my GPA. please help

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    There is a thread I started called "basic stuff to start univ search". Refer to tat regarding spring admits....for spring u can apply by September too. August would be good....for fall, start by October. Cuz ur ug marks are low....so earlier, the better.

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    As ur academics are low, dnt apply for spring as intake is low... applying for fall will giv u better chances as intake is high.. ur GRE is good.. especially quant is awesome.. u wil do gud in fall..

    Best of Luck..

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    Actually wats the topper grade?? Cuz I came across a student with 65%, and topper's grade was 72....so relative percentile matters more....I got 7.8 and topper is 8.1....

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    Quote Originally Posted by akshay View Post
    Actually wats the topper grade?? Cuz I came across a student with 65%, and topper's grade was 72....so relative percentile matters more....I got 7.8 and topper is 8.1....
    toppers grade is 3.98

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    Oh oh. That would hurt indeed...up GPA would hurt even in FALL. But yes fall has more intake. Spring applications are less and so is the intake too....as for up unis, utd and Alabama may be moderate. Rest u can stand decent chances

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    what about Florida atlantic and Florida Intl ? i really hoped for this two. Or UT el paso or any other is texas or florida? is Uni of South Alabama and Uni of North Alabama too bad to go. And what does moderate means?

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    I'm not sure of the Florida universities u mentioned...u can try university of north Texas maybe. Or Texas tech....and moderate meaning ur chances are not safe, but it is not ambitious too. Its gettable, but not sure shot

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    Is there any univ. in Illinois which will be within my reach? i know UI-urbana champaign or chicago will be impossible for me. But what about Northern Illinois or SOuthern or Illinois state/ Uni of CHicago/ CHicago State?

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    UIC would be tough, but not impossible....u can try uni of Illinois Springfield....and maybe Chicago state and northern Illinois.

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