A little background first. I'm a Senior at a small state university and will graduate in May with a BS in CS. Last Spring I finally decided that I really do want to further my education and continue on to graduate school. I'd love to attend Texas A&M for a Master of engineering in CE, but I feel like my "stats" are really poor and worried I'm just wasting my time... I know TAMU is not a top 10 or even 20 CE school so maybe that will help me... I want to apply for the Fall 2012 semester. -Overall GPA: 3.4 -CS GPA: 3.6 -Research: None (Some to be completed this semester and a final project next semester (too late for application process) -Work experience: nothing related to CS/CE/Research -Only failed classes: Calc I (as soph) and Calc II (as Junior). Retook both and made B's. This was before I got serious with school... gpa near 2.5 at the time. -GRE: Really good test taker and feel I can do really well, especially in the Q section. -Epsilon Pi Upsilon -Moderate to good LOR's from professors who earned PhD's from TAMU in the 70's and 80's So, I'm pretty bummed about my application statistics. Nothing stands out. Should I just hope to blow them away with my letter of intent and show a strong will to do research? Or should I apply to the non-thesis degree that (supposedly) is less competitive? Or... wait a year and apply after I have next semester research under my belt. Thanks for any input. EDIT: Thought I had more than one post on this forum. I guess I do more lurking than I thought. EDIT 2: For those puzzled over failing calc I, I thought I was good enough in math to take it online without a professor. Ha!