vidhartha wrote:Well I guess that is kind of useful to know so you can focus on secondary journals if your grades aren't there. It is a bit disheartening though, they definitely do make it seem like anyone can get it.
i'm not trying to go off with an "oh if i would have had 3.6 i'd get in everywhere i applied" because my writing comp. was far from perfect (though i'd bet money that it was not in the bottom 10% cull or whatever it is)
but it's such a terrible process and the odds are stacked so much in favor of the top 10% of the class. i'm around top 25% and i didn't make it - neither did my friends that i talk to about these things that are 3.4-3.55 (top 33%-maybe 20?)