<p>Hi, I'm just wondering if I could get some feedback as to my chances at Ph.D. programs I am applying to for Elec. Engr.</p>
-Caltech (applying both for EE and Appl Phys)
<p>My situation is a tad bit complicated since I am doing a dual degree (BS in Nuclear Engineering and Physics and MS in Engineering Physics) at a Big Ten University, but I will finish it early in just 4 years (I am entering my 4th and last year). My undergrad gpa is a 3.72 and I have only had one class for my MS so far (got an A...so I guess I have a 4.0). Haven't taken the GRE's yet, but expect to do fairly well.
I have been involved in a research group the last 2 years, have one publication where I am the second author - published in JAP. Should have a great letter from this research professor (PhD from Berkeley) and another who served as my advisor for my senior thesis (PhD from Berkeley), and a good one from my Department Chair (PhD from MIT). </p>
<p>I know my gpa is not super, but I feel it's pretty good as my class schedule has been very tough (mostly I've taken 18+ credits per semester in order to finish undergrad in 3 years) and I have taken alot of grad courses (more than 10 courses that would be considered graduate courses). What responses should I expect from the above universities? I really like the programs at MIT and Stanford. What about chances at fellowships as well?</p>