Advice to Perspective Students
Do not send me unsolicited emails requesting assistance with the admission process and/of financial aid. I receive numerous requests every day from students around the world who "would love" to work in my group. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to respond to each individual email, so if I do not respond to your email does not necessarily mean that I have no interest in your application. Even if I did have the time to read all emails I receive, I cannot intervene with the admission process. All applications received by the school are evaluated based on their individual merit, the potential match with existing and future research interests of each professor, as well as the availability of funds. Applicants are not judged one by one but rather on a competitive basis. If you do really want to work in DCSL and you are a highly motivated, well-prepared student with an excellent mathematical background with a high GPA, good class ranking, and stellar GRE scores, ask one of your college professors to contact me directly. This is the most efficient method to attract my attention to your application.