Is it possible to enter the master course of US with a low GPA, but with 5 years of experience?

Hello friends!

I will try in the most concise form to describe your background and what are the plans. Correct me please if I did something wrong.

I am 25 years old, have higher technical education (bachelor, is not IT, but engineering), graduated in 2016.
In the school leaving certificate GPA = ~3.9
The diploma of the University a lot of threes

Give yourself a report that is to blame for my laziness, but, frankly, in school and at University, it's very easy given the exact Sciences, but not about this.

There was a desire to act in a magistracy USA in the field of Computer Science and it with an ulterior motive - more than 5 years working as a developer, there is a very interesting experience (high productivity, big data, experience in N years with different programming languages), and for a number of years, I learn math (engaged with Tutors for several years), and decided it was time to "legitimize" this knowledge, received a degree in CS.

- there are multiple certifications from Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco
- 80% of the projects in the portfolio - interesting and unique
- recommendation letter is from all of the companies in which he worked
- the ability to pay for it

With English everything is OK, started to prepare to TOEFL/IELTS and SAT/GRE.

1) what are the chances to go to normal universities?
2) what are the chances of do in normal universities in the good results of TOEFL/IELTS SAT/GRE?
3) what are the chances to do the same, for example, the MIT/Berkley/Stanford, with good results, TOEFL/IELTS, SAT/GRE, and as you know, "your" account?

PS going to volunteer, how to depart this whole pandemic
P. S. S can theoretically explain the reason for the low GPA.
P. S. S. S confirm the level of knowledge projects, contributorthe, etc.

Is there a specific procedure to follow?

I would be grateful to everyone!

Thank you!
April 19th 20 at 12:37
1 answer
April 19th 20 at 12:39
a 50/50 chance: either it will happen or not.

high GPA has never been the sole criterion for admission to a particular institution of the United States.

there are people with high GPA and tests, which are wrapped good, but not very famous universities, but it takes an mit or Harvard. there are examples to the contrary.
universities look not only at figures, but in an introductory essay (why you think you are able/worthy to study at this University), and your background.
and every school looks at it differently.
Thank You for your time.

Please specify naskolko the role of letters of recommendation?
For example, can obtain a letter of recommendation from a colleague who is a phD (graduate Okhotskogo University), as well as several other colleagues who confirmed that he participated in conferences, training N people in the inner school development; can also get a recommendation letter from the head. the Department, participated in extracurricular activities.

Thanks again! - velva3 commented on April 19th 20 at 12:42
@velva3, they are also taken into account. - claude.Herzog commented on April 19th 20 at 12:45
I understand that the issue may not You should ask, but still, is it worth to try to do in top, given my data?

Of course, I will try to enroll in several universities, and I hope that some will be able to do, recommendations, portfolio, and experience, but the priority, of course, top universities - velva3 commented on April 19th 20 at 12:48
@velva3, of course it is. - claude.Herzog commented on April 19th 20 at 12:51
Thank You so much for your time!

What can You advise with regards to letters of recommendation?

Keep in touch with all CEO's/HD with the previous jobs they have written me letters of recommendation, but as an employee, however, if we are talking about University admissions, then judging by the fact that managed to "Google", should be written in the form of motivational feedback.

What can I say? - velva3 commented on April 19th 20 at 12:54
@velva3, as I said, they are accounted for and will be a plus.

motivation should be in your application essay. - claude.Herzog commented on April 19th 20 at 12:57
Thank You! - velva3 commented on April 19th 20 at 13:00

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