A professor from a top graduate school told me that he has to "convince" the admissions committee to select me since my GPA is lower than those who are accepted usually. How often in these situations are the outcomes positive?
If the professor thinks you worthy despite you not meeting pre-qualifying criteria than it stands you in good stead.
When you have a person of influence on your side - it makes your chances favourable. Not probable, but definitely possible.
You meet other criteria in a way much more precisely than other candidates who DO have the required GPA.
So sit tight and see what arises from the Professor’s lobbying.
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