Did you interview? I'm convinced that's what pushed me over the edge.
Quote from: burghblast on February 18, 2005, 06:39:38 PMDid you interview? I'm convinced that's what pushed me over the edge.Yep, I interviewed. But I don't think that I was particularly strong - not weak or anything, but she ended the interview essentially by saying "once you get a couple years of WE, we'd love to see you re-apply" Not a good sign, I suppose.
I just got to say your 2.8 in EE at Penn State is not horrible. I bet you did poorly in the filter classes like physics or something, but your other courses were pretty good. I'm sure the adcomms saw this in your application. For engineers that perform well in most courses, but had trouble with a few tough physics/chem courses early on, I don't think it's that big a problem.Of course, I'm speculating that's your history.
That doesn't sound like a very positive interview. I bet that's what hurt you. Take heart in knowing other schools in the T14 likely won't hold your lack of work experience against you so much. I had the opposite interview experience, which is why I'm sure it pushed me over the edge considering my horrible GPA.
Definitely got that expected rejection earlier today -- no work experience doesn't help iffy numbers at NWU!
Quote from: lonahawk on February 18, 2005, 02:10:26 PMDefinitely got that expected rejection earlier today -- no work experience doesn't help iffy numbers at NWU!I'm more surprised at how ND waitlisted you. Gimme a break. You have 75% type numbers for ND.