junior at csu [san jose state], where to apply?

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junior at csu [san jose state], where to apply?

Post by captaincrunch24 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:36 pm

[Undergrad Institution: (San Jose State)
Major(s): Applied Math
Minor(s): CS, Chinese
GPA: 3.5
Domestic white male

GRE Revised General Test:
Have not taken the general test
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: scoring around 800 on practice tests

Program Applying To: pure/applied math

Research Experience: Industrial research in computational math, hope to help a professor with a paper this fall
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: none really
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: tutor
Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: recommendations from two professors, gay if that counts
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
Serious financial difficulties all throughout school (food stamps and 6+ months homeless status can be verified by social services), worked an average of 25 hr/weeks with maximum course load allowed

The more I read this forum, the more grad school of any kind seems like a log shot for me. If I am wrong (and I would be delighted to be), are there any tips you could giveme moving forward? For example, something I could do to bolster my standing, or maybe just give a few examples of what safety, realistic, and reach schools would be in my situation? Thanks!

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