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Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by kevindurden, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. kevindurden

    kevindurden New Member

    Do we? I feel my GPA is too less and would like some help in figuring out what universities I can even aim for.

    Program: MI or Masters in technology management, my focus is on cybersecurity; e.g. this course here

    : 1.7 - 2.0 (I'm converting this from the Indian percentage system to the US GPA system)

    Work experience
    : 5 years in technical support mostly focused on network security-related work

    : CISSP and some certifications like f5 networks, firewall certifications, etc.

    I really like the GU course I linked on top, but should I even bother applying?
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    If you like it so much, apply. The worst that can happen is that they say no.

    Just be sure that programs in their SCS are F-1 visa eligible. I'm not sure about that, but they can confirm that either way.
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  3. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    "No, it's not. The worst would be if she laughs or barfs". - From the novelisation of "Back to the Future" (George Gipe). But, of course, this refers to romantic dates and NOT to university applications. So, kevindurden: GO!!!
  4. kevindurden

    kevindurden New Member

    Yes its eligible and its a STEM course too, so there's the OPT extension as well.

    Yes I will most probably just apply for it, however, I was just using it as an example though, wanted to get some university recommendations here for a course like that..
  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    You have not correctly translated this. You might have a 70% in the Indian system but that is not a US 70%. A 70% in the Indian system is much higher than in the US system, see here:

    A 2.0 in the US system is equivalent to a 35-42% in the Indian system.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    The Indian and the British grading systems are brutal. I took four courses, and now I am worried about my Financial and Management Accounting course.

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