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Old 10-12-2012
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I hope programs can publish anonymously on what basis they selected candidates for IV i.e an objective scoring system which would give an idea as to how close people get to short-listings for IV, despite being unsuccessful. Although cumulative data is published hereunder


it would be helpful if the exact scoring system could be mentioned without disclosing the details of successful applicants.

Does anyone have any ideas???
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these only rough figures.
first consideration is school of grad - AMG>caribb img>other img.
for AMGs - they love them, doesnt matter with everything else (even if an img is 260+, they still rank an amg higher).
for caribb - scores>PS,CV,LORs
for imgs - visa>scores>USCE>PS,LORs,cv>photo.
truthfully, there's a lot to consider & we wouldn't know exactly what they want. for example: my application index (w/ regards to my scores 208/215 & blank CV, no research, only 3mos USCE) is only average-below average but i have GC & a very good PS. but despite my stats, i got quite a couple of invites.
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