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What are my chances, help me choose a safe school

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    Hi, i am an international student from Peru and i want to get a second bachelors degree in united states.
    My first bachelor is industrial engieering (i hate it), i am applying for computer science.
    I have a 4.0 gpa equivalent and in the top 5% in my college, and some good recommendation letters. no interesting extra currircular activies, some work experience, really bad essays. bad high school grades. I am taking the TOEFL next week, and i am sure i will get a score of 90-100 range
    so far i am going to apply to this universities:
    Texas Austin
    Illinois at urbana champaign
    Maryland
    University of Wisconsin Madison
    Purdue
    University of Minnesota twin cities

    do i have a shot at getting into any of them?
    should i apply to a lower ranked school?
    (btw i am applying as a transfer student, and i am sure those unis allow second bachelors)
     
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  4. Jan 29, 2012 #3

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    The OP was interested in a BS in CS in the USA. I'm not sure that a program that offers a scholarship for a different degree with a different major in a different country is as applicable as it might be.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 #4
    Thanks for that info, i have considered the conversion course, but i dont think it will give me enough knowledge, its only 1 year long!!
    I want to apply for a second bs, since i have pretty much 0 knowledge of C.S and i want to know all the fundamentals. Later i want to go to grad school.
    i don't have 2 year work exp, so i dont qualify for that scholarship
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 #5

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    That scholarship is also not in CS, so it won't help you.
     
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