I am a big fan of yours. I would like to share my experience and ask you some questions. Hope you will help me. I am planning to apply for Food Technology for fall 2012.
I have filled pre-application for same graduate program in few universities (which is present in specific graduate program website). It is a free application in which we have to fill personal details, GRE, TOEFL, GPA. Also we have to write a short SOP about 1000 characters etc., It is only for international students to check the sustainability of original application as original application costs about 100$ which is too costly.
I have GRE score of 800 quants + 370 verbal. There is no minimum GRE requirement mentioned for 1 university. Still i got a mail that i do not meet the requirements. I have GGPA of 8.8/10 and have mentioned 2 publications related to same field. This clearly shows that the universities’ specific programs put a minimum cut-off for scores though they say there is no minimum cut-off.
- What does this mean? Should i re-write the competitive exams again?
- Should i re-apply with a different version of SOP in pre-application ?
- Or should i be satisfied that that particular university does not have vacant seats for food technology program in Fall 2012 and try to remove that university from my list ?
No Minimum GRE
If minimum GRE score isn’t specified, doesn’t mean all the graduate school applications will be accepted.
Its just not you, pretty much every applicant I have come across, thinks GRE score is the only factor considered during Graduate school application.
You have to understand, GRE Score is one among several factors considered for graduate school admission.
Publications are valuable, but did your publications change the food technology industry, did you win awards or it was just one other publications?
Universities look for specif set of students for their program. You can’t just say “This clearly shows that the universities’ specific programs put a minimum cut-off for scores though they say there is no minimum cut-off.”
Move to different university. There are so many Universities that offer Graduate program in Food technology.