**Undergrad Institution**: state school (2nd biggest campus in my state university system)

**Major(s)**: physics

**Minor(s)**: you could say mathematics

**GPA in Major**: 2.3/4

**Overall GPA**: 2.4/4

**Length of Degree**: 9 years (2007-2011, then 2014-2016)

**Position in Class**: struggling for a big part of it

**Type of Student**: male, minority

**GRE Scores **: I have decided to take it but for future applications not this round.

**Research Experience**:

1 summer internship in nuclear engineering at a cyclotron facility of my school.

1 summer internship working in the physics department of my school in medical physics.

**Awards/Honors/Recognitions**: Does Deans list count? if so: Deans list fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015.

**Pertinent Activities or Jobs**: none

**Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help**: surviving the struggle? lol

**Special Bonus Points**:

male minority: but I don't think it matters for schools outside the US so...

graduates courses: Nonlinear dynamics differential equations (birfurcation etc...); boundary value problem in differential equations; Numerical Analysis for ODE/PDE; Vector Calculus ; Microeconomics Theory I; Macroeconomics Theory I; Statistical Mechanics

**Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter**: my gpa is subpar and this will probably earn me rejections I think. I tried to select a good mix of highly selective schools (because why not) and schools I think I can get in. I had a rough patch a couple of years ago which lasted for 2-3 years, partly due to some illness and me being immature post illness (bad study habits, and I dropped out). I tried explaining that inside my personal statement, not sure it's going to cut it but it's still worth a try. I came back to school after a 3 years break during which I worked for a while. my gpa since coming back have been 3.5 (3 semester + 1 summer) which I think is very different from my cgpa which is only 2.4.

**Applying to Where**:

All my stuff is theoretical physics or applied mathematics.

University of Montreal - math - Computational Finance msc

Admitted
University of Montreal - economics - economics Msc

Admitted
City University London - economics - Financial Economics msc

Admitted
Kingston University - economics - Financial Economics msc

Admitted
University of Queen Mary London - Mathematics - Network Science Msc

Admitted
McGill - math - applied math msc

McMaster - math - math msc

University of Strathclyde - Finance - Mres mathematical Sciences

**withdrawn ** was probably going to get a rejection.

Manchester - physics - theoretical physics mres (statistical mechanics, econophysics)

University of Sydney - IT & Engineering - Engineering mphil (statistical mechanics, econophysics)

University of Technology Sydney - Business - Economics PhD (Complexity economics, econophysics) -

**rejected **
University of Paris-Saclay - Physics - M2 Physics of Complex Systems

University of Paris 1 - University of Sorbonne - Economics - Dual Msc quantitative economics

** Most Likely Rejected**
Edinburgh - physics - mathematical physics msc (statistical mechanics, econophysics)

**rejected**
King College London - math - complex systems msc (statistical mechanics, econophysics) -

**rejected**
Imperial College London - math - stochastic analysis mres (financial mathematics)

**rejected**
London School of Economics - math - applicable math msc (lse is well known for finance and economics)

**rejected**
University of Adelaide - physics - (statistical mechanics, econophysics) -

**withdrawn **(asked for final transcript, it's stupid who does that?)

University of Essex - Economics - Computational Economics Msc (Complexity economics)

**rejected**
University of York - Statistics - Computational Finance Msc

**rejected**
University of York - Economics - Financial Economics Msc

**rejected**
University of Liverpool - Mathematics - Financial Mathematics Msc

**rejected**
University of Glasgow - Finance - Quantitative Finance Msc

**rejected**
University of Nottingham - Finance - Financial and Computational Mathematics Msc

**rejected**
edit: I didnt apply to US schools because most require the GRE and I just didnt want to take the exam under such a short amount of time to meet the deadlines. Also I would prefer going abroad and discovering new places. I got into a couple schools. Quite happy about montreal because London (or any UK universities, so sorry Manchester

) would have been too tight financially.

Still waiting for McMaster cause I'm very interested by their Msc in Math.

McGill is very prestigious so I'm not hopeful, I neglected to consider it's one of the best Canadian Uni.

Anyway, next year i'm going to Canada, hope the weather won't be much worse than the midwest