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Chance SUNY-SB AMS applicant

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Hey all,

I know these threads are annoying, especially since hey, once you've sent in your application materials, there is nothing left to do but wait, and whatever anyone tells you about your chances of acceptance after that means nothing.

That said, I wondered if anyone would opine on my chances of being accepted to Stony Brook's (SUNY SB's) applied math PhD.

Here's me:
-Started as national merit scholar at a top music conservatory
-Switched to math, took semester off to take care of financial issues, transferred to a state school
-Have been working for 1 year at a lab doing computer work, using machine learning
-Working on honors thesis related to pseudo-Anosovs

Math subject GRE - not taken.
General GRE - Verbal 710 (99 percentile), Quant 760 (84 percentile)

GPA at current institution: 3.96
GPA in major at current institution: 3.93
Cumulative GPA: 3.68
Cumulative GPA in all math classes: 3.79

My major is mathematics, and I have a physics minor.
A couple of semesters after I switched to math, I started working almost 40 hours a week to support myself, and that semester I received two C+ grades in math classes--hence the lower cumulative GPA.
A conference paper I coauthored was recently accepted, but this is too late to include in my application.
I haven't taken any graduate-level courses, but I got an A in the most difficult undergraduate course offered at my school.

I guess I'm asking: is my application really, horribly weak? Or do I have a chance?
 

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TL;DR? Or was the answer to my last question just a communal "uh, well..."
 

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