I am looking for some advice.
I have not yet taken the GRE and was looking to take advantage of this application cycle in CS PhD programs, since the GRE requirement is waived for many programs due to COVID and I think it will only decrease the strength of my application since I am not very strong on standardized tests. I have excellent grades and research experiences.
Issue is, even if I get accepted, I may defer for a year because my family is not in the financial position for me to be able to leave next year.
If GREs will not be a requirement next year either, I prefer to just apply in 2022 for entry into 2023. Does it look like it will still be the case then too? I do not want to rush my application for this year.