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Anonymous asked in 教育與參考出國留學 · 10 years ago

申請美加研究所的建議

各位先進好, 小弟最近剛從加拿大的University of Saskatchewan 畢業並取得

BSc in Biology 的學位. 最後兩年的平均也還不錯, 有83/100(%). U of S 使用 percentage grading system. 雖然小弟最後兩年的成績還ok.. 但是在進入U of S

之前, 曾經在 University of Calgary 讀到大三因為成績太差被退學. 被退學之後,

小弟運氣還不錯在沒有中斷一年的情況下, 直接轉到U of S. 最後兩年也比較用功讀書, 在學業上也混的不錯, 再大四那一年得到當Lab TA 跟 student marker的機會, 運氣也還不錯以大三個成績申請到獎學金以及在畢業證書上面騙到Distinction 的 mention. 目前小弟有想過走研究這條路, 其實該準備的文件, 例如 CV, statement of intent 還有 research proposal 都準備好啦; 但是曾經被退學過的心魔一直存在, 也不知道在從哪所大學著手申請, 申請好一點的大學, 也害怕被認為不自量力... 而浪費了申請費( 每所學校的申請費大約都要CAD$100 > <), 但是也希望到比較大的城市發展... 麻煩對此方面有經驗或者有相關的資訊跟建言的先進們, 可以幫幫小弟.... 謝謝

Update:

小弟做了一點點小小功課, 加拿大的大學幾乎都是看大學最後兩年的成績(需要B to B+)的成績,

只有SFU需要四年的成績(需要B). 小弟最後兩年的成績是83/100 --->(大約是A-, 3.7的range).

只是不知道被退學的經歷會被扣分到什麼程度....

目前加拿大的大學,我想要申請

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of Victoria

maybe... try

UBC 跟 UT 看看..

美國方面的大學~小弟就真的不知道要如何著手了

小弟希望可以去人口多過50的中大型城市, 希望是靠美西

Update 2:

Jerry 大大你好, 金錢方面小弟應該是可以負擔, 只是想說how to use the money in more efficient way. 謝謝您熱心給小弟那麼多保貴的意見. 現在小弟比較想了解的是, 被退過學

是不是申請研究所就是死門.....(小弟對自己真的沒自信) !!! 謝謝

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  • Jerry
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Hi,

    I will turn my comment into answer for you:

    One way is to check websites on professors of each school you like and look into their research interests. Write to him/her with your research proposal or study plan. If he/she is interested in your topic and background and willing to take you in, then application is just standard procedure.

    However, this assume you meet the overall school requirement.

    Assume if your 4 year GPA is 2.5, but the school min acceptance to grad program is 3.0, then you are automatically out, no matter whether professor can sponsor you or not.

    You will have better chance in US, if you can get good GRE score.

    To be honest: application fee is not much, consider if you will pay more for 2 year grad school.

    Which city/school you like to go and what programs? This way others can give you better comments.

    Have you tried your own school?

    2011-01-18 08:48:58 補充:

    If you are citizen or PR in Canada, then of course, staying in Canada will cost much less. I suggest you apply all schools you mentioned here. Be honest, most appliction efforts are duplicated.

    2011-01-18 08:49:07 補充:

    For example, ask professor to write 5 letters by computer at the same time is not difflicut and you only need to write study plan once. $500 + mailing cos tis not so much consider you will pay much more for your 2 years of study.

    2011-01-18 08:49:12 補充:

    So get into the best school you can get in is much more important. For US schools, you can do the GRE first then it is easier to say which school you have better chance.

    2011-01-18 08:53:24 補充:

    In your question, you are concerning about application fee, so the cost is a major concern for you? For example, if a good US school acccept you (like Boston U) but cost US $35000 + living cost to study, can you afford it? Cost will affect the choices of your schools, esp in US.

    2011-01-18 12:55:18 補充:

    In most schools, you should be ok. Just focus on your last 2 years accomplishments in your resume/study plan.

    For US schools, good GRE score and reduce effect on your lower years' GPA.

    2011-01-18 13:08:48 補充:

    Cannot add more reply, so I put here:

    If you can afford $35000 in school fee plus living cost, apply to 10 schools should not be concerns. I suggest you to apply 9 schools (3 top, 3 middle, 3 lower) + your own school. Max cost $1500.

    2011-01-18 13:21:10 補充:

    As morisent suggested, you might be too late to prepare application, especially if you need to prepare for GRE.

    You cannot chance the past, just focus on the future, ok?

    Good luck.

  • hudao
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    83/100(%)相當於美國的~ GPA3.0;應該可以申請到普通的州立大學. 但是我建議你申請中上的學校 (Top 200)給予自己努力的空間.靠近加拿大邊境;在中部有些州立學校不錯; 你不妨試試看! 到各學校的網站上看看再選擇申請五所大學.包括兩個比較好的學校 (Top 100).

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    morisent 大大你好, 是滴...小弟是連續兩年GPA低於2.0所以被踢了出去!!

    我想我應該會是看看先跟教授聯絡看看~如果他們願意收我再申請!!比較不會浪費錢...

    嗯嗯^^~我已經找到三個教授願意當我的reference!!謝謝

  • 10 years ago

    很多人生狀況就看你怎麼寫怎麼看囉!被退學也許你在做更重要的事,所以你的讀書計畫是很重要的,建議你可以請高手或代辦公司看看,對你的申請會比較有幫助。

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  • MB.WPG
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    University of Saskatchewan 本身就已經是一間不錯的學校了,還是你想到我們這裡?Manitoba?

    基本上,如果你是overall 83的話,那是非常好的成績,一般要被退學,有兩種情況,一是(我們學校的規定),拿10個F,二是連續幾年的GPA都低於2,你可以到大三才被退,估計是後者,所以,我猜你的GPA應該是在2.5左右

    回正題

    2011-01-17 13:09:15 補充:

    根據我朋友說的,SCIENCE學位GPA2.5以上就已經很高了,我是不確定真假,你想唸研究所的話,你必須要跟你想唸的學校,科系的主任談一下,EMAIL詢問,內容包括:GPA要求,等等,一般來說,入學要求,大部分是在3.0以上,也就是B,但是,個科系會視情況增減,所以,你要問你想唸的部門,最後的application是要給department審查的,以我最近申請的Manitoba 大學,學校官網要求是3.0 B, 的分數,但是我申請的是Linguistics,要求只要2.0 C, 跟官網說的差異很大

    2011-01-17 13:11:02 補充:

    所以,你要是不想浪費錢,就先跟DEPARTMENT聯絡

    還有一件事,一般申請研究所,會需要兩位教授(或以上)的REFERENCES,你有準備嗎?

    2011-01-18 01:46:28 補充:

    正常來說,你如果要今年九月入學的話,應該已經來不及了,我知道的學校(University of Manitoba), Science department的application 今天是最後一天, Arts 是一月底,你只能申請明年的了

    2011-01-18 01:53:27 補充:

    對了,忘記跟你說這一點,在你申請前,學校的department無法肯定的說他們要不要收你,你只能知道你的GPA達不達到該系的要求,他給的是general information, 所以,如果你知道你gpa有到,你還是得申請先,他們還是要看你的transcript, references全部官方ˋ正式等東西之後,才能決定要不要你

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