Chances at top Neuroscienc PhD program?
Hey everyone! I've been browsing this forum for a while now, and just decided to make an account because....well it's time.
I'm feeling kind of bummed about the GRE, just took a practice test. I got 152 on quant and 154 on verbal, which I looked up translates roughly to 670 and 520.
I'm wondering how this, along with other things, will impact my chances at getting into a top 5 or 10 neuro PhD program.
Here's some info about me. I go to Lehigh University, I'm currently a rising senior Behavioral Neuroscience major. My GPA is 3.72, it's been going down recently, but I've pretty much gotten all A's in my bio and neuro courses. I've been working in the same neuro lab since the beginning of my sophomore year, including the summer after sophomore year. Right now I'm working a summer position in a neuro lab at Harvard Medical School. I think this is the strongest thing going for me right now. I am learning a lot, doing well, and should get a decent letter of rec out of it, and hopefully a publication too. Aside from that I don't have any publications.
Anyway, thanks for listening! As I said earlier, I was feeling pretty bummed about my low GRE scores, and am hoping it wont hurt my chances too much. Also I have considered doing a technicianship, but it's a fallback option for if I don't get into where I'd like to go.