Hi, It's embarrassing, I failed my quals (after 2nd attempt), the school is going to kick me out with a masters. Mentally devastated and embarrassed to go to my cubicle, as I have another one semester to finish my MS, still I need to go to the lab to continue my usual work. The school is going to give me an MS as a consolation prize. I am from a ~60 ranked school in US, was doing PhD in CS. However, my supervisor wants me to apply for PhD in another school (for the next fall, he is quite supportive), I have done 2 publications with him during the last 1.5 yrs, gpa is quite low 3.47. What should I do now? is "reapply-start-over" worth a shot? Do the schools carry "failed quals" information on the transcript? Is there anyone here with similar situation? please suggest and let me know. thanks in advance.