Dear prof. ......,

Thank you very much for providing me with theses valuable information. I went(have gone) through your university and department web sites and found many interesting research topics which match my expectation.So I'm very much like to commence my career as a graduate student at university of C...........

That being said, albeit I'm very much interested about your faculty and programs I hesitate to apply for the UC for several reasons.

1.whether my qualifications are good enough(Specially GRE score)

I, ....xxxxxx.......... was a graduated from University of Colombo,Sri Lanka with BSc special degree on Molecular biology and Biochemistry obtaining Honors pass and overall GPA of 3.51(when adjusted to USA system). I have already taken TOEFL iBT test (90) and GRE revised test (Quantitative-153/170, Verbal- 142/170 , Analytical writing -3.5 ). I'm currently working as research coordinator for breast cancer trial at National Cancer Institute ,Maharagama, Sri Lanka, and previously employed as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and MS student at Department of chemistry, Faculty of science, University of Colombo,Sri Lanka.I have attached my resume for your perusal, which provides further details about me.As per information provided on UC website, your faculty expecting GRE score of 460 for verbal and 4.0 for analytical writing which clearly above what i have achieved.

2.Deadline and fee waiving

I only be able to obtained my official transcript copy this week and I notice that deadline for the international application is 15th which is tomorrow.therefore I would like to know weather your department would accept my application if I send it before 20th and whether I would still able to waive my application fee ?

I'm kindly expecting positive reply from you.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration


Thank you very much you In advanced