Very serious about this, I need an opinion.
So I was in the US for PhD at a midfield university, screwed things up since my background was quite poor compared to US standards, so I lost my assistant ship and destroyed a flawless record. (from a GPA of 9.5/10 to 2.3/4 in the US, although this went from 1.5 to 2.6 during the three terms there)
Would starting a PhD in my home country help a new application in the US for Fall 2012? especially since applications are soon and don’t think I’ll have an article going so soon. (I have articles whatsoever) Or maybe I should just apply to top 90-130 and hope for the best?
Another thing I can do to sweeten things is take the subject GRE, and retake the General as well.
Really looking forward for outside ideas, I’m tired of my own.
Screwing Things UP
You screwed up and lost assistantship. I assume it’s because of low GPA.
I have seen other instances where students screwed up big time.
- Lost assistantship for downloading English movies (FBI tracked the IP address to campus computer)
- Lost 4.0 GPA (for entire Masters) for allowing friend to use his project for different course
- Copied computer programming assignment and received F grade + Re-take course ( had to pay the fees again)
There’s always second chance.
Consider applying again using your Bachelors credentials and be up front about your los GPA in PhD.
Give reasons to why you screwed up things and how have learned from that experience.
Universities will give consideration for genuine students.