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On the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test, a standardized exam that is required for admissions to many graduate schools in the United States.

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How much is the quantitative GRE score important when applying to competitive physics PhD programs?

I'm applying for strong physics programs. I recently took the GRE Test. I got a 160 in quantitative. However, I don't think my basic math skills are lacking. I unfortunately had to take an unscheduled ...
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What is the most important aspects of Ph.D. application other than previous university and GPA?

I'm just curious to know what are the most important requirements for filling up Ph.D. application, generally. is job resumes important if available? Or for example GRE, Publications or Research ...
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What does it mean to have a low quantitative but very high verbal/writing GRE for stats PhD application? [duplicate]

I am applying to statistics and biostatistics PhD programs for next year, and I just got my GRE scores back, and they weren't at all what I expected. I ended up with a 159V/156Q/6.0AW, which ...
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Which universities should I target for MS in Computer Science in United States? [on hold]

I have completed my graduation in Computer Science from a Tier-3 college in India with a GPA of 3.7/4. I scored 314(Q-163, V-151, AWA-4) in GRE and 108(Speaking-26, Listening-29, Reading-25, Writing-...
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Preserving ETS GRE Powerprep test [on hold]

I am reappearing for GRE soon. I didn't give the 2 Ets powerprep tests from my previous appointment. I got additional 2 powerprep tests when I booked the 2nd appointment. Now, I have 4 tests i.e 2 ...
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Advice on applying for Economics graduate programs with a low GRE [duplicate]

I took the GRE in August and scored a 301 and took it recently again and scored a 308. My field of work is primarily in Behavioural Economics so I plan on applying to specialized and general Economics ...
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Could I ask an employee of my company's client for a recommendation letter ? Will it violate any company policy?

I will be applying to Graduate schools for Fall 2019, so far I have given my GRE and will be planning to give again, I work full time as a Team Lead at a software company and am planning to resign if ...
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Hiding my first GRE scores from university

I'm going to start applying to universities from 1st Dec onwards. In my 1st attempt of GRE, I scored 300. I'll planning to give my 2nd attempt on 21st November. I don't want to show my previous ...
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Do I know my GRE scores when I choose to send them on test day? [closed]

I haven't started preparing for the GRE and I have my exam in a week's time (15th Oct.). I know I'll get a low score which is why I don't want to report the score to any university. So, I have two ...
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GRE Test Scores Valid [duplicate]

I'm terrible with dates, and I was wondering if someone could help me figure out if my old testing scores are still valid? I took the test December 2013, and I wasn't sure if they were good until ...
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Should I take the GRE physics subject test for a chemistry PhD?

I plan on applying to top chemistry graduate programs (MIT, Caltech etc.) I took the Chemistry subject test, score isn't in yet but I think it's with high expected value (because I knew everything) ...
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Is there a reason to report standardized test scores on crazy ranges?

The SAT comprises two sections, each scored on the range 200-800 (in 10-point increments, so it's really 20-80), so the final score is on the range 400-1600. It used to have three such sections, for a ...
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Can I wait to take my GRE until after my bachelors, thus delaying my application dates for graduate school [closed]

I'm panicking quite a bit at the moment. I realized far too late that I need to be applying to graduate school yesterday. The problem is I'm completely broke. I have 1000 dollars to my name and I need ...
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How much preperation is required for GRE

I am a student going into my 4th year at a Canadian university. I am pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, although in the last 6 months I have taken up programming and have been working this ...
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Should I prepare for the GRE if my gpa isn't yet high enough for Epidemiology graduate school?

I'm going to be a senior college student in the fall. My gpa is close but not high enough for the bare minimum graduate school admission criteria (gpa=3.0). I am wondering whether I should wait until ...
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How competitive will my profile be for Grad School [closed]

I'm new to this site and this will be my first question. I am currently a Sophomore at Northern Kentucky University, I'm holding a 3.92 GPA (with no intention of it lowering,) I won the undergraduate ...
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Is a general GRE score of X sufficient for entry to postgraduate degree Y? [closed]

Question: I got general GRE scores of VR (verbal reasoning), QR (quantitative reasoning), and AW (analytical writing). Is this a good score to apply for entry to postgraduate degree in field X? How ...
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Does giving GRE Subject Math exam have any impact on my PhD in Economics application? [closed]

Just to give a background of me- I have done a bachelor with only one Mathematics course and I'm pursuing a Masters in Economics which also has only one Mathematics course in Optimization. I have ...
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How important are GRE quant scores for admission in PhD in Social Psychology? [duplicate]

Can weaker scores in Quant section be compensated by strong scores in verbal and analytical writing?
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Assuming the rest of your application is solid, is a gre score of 160Q and 155V good enough for a math phd? [duplicate]

I plan on applying to graduate school school soon and I'm confident the rest of my application will be pretty solid. However, I'm worried that a quant score of 160-163 will put me below the other ...
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Preparing for the GRE Mathematics Subject Exam?

I'm a prospective graduate student in mathematics, I intend on applying this upcoming Fall so I only have two shots at this exam. My goal is to get into a top institution, so from what I have heard it ...
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Is top 20% GRE scores enough be a strong applicant for an EECS/ECE PhD program? [closed]

I am going to take the GRE soon. My practice tests end up being at V: 158 (80%) and Q: 162 (80%). I didn't care too much about the quantitative section in the practice test so my real score should be ...
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What is the weight of GRE analytical-writing scores on math graduate-program admissions?

I'll be applying to math PhD programs at the end of this year. I’m practicing for the math subject test, lining up letters of recommendation, etc. Along those lines, I just took the GRE general test. ...
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Should I retake the general GRE or focus on subject test?

I took the general GRE two years ago and received V167/Q161/W5.0 or V98%/Q78%/W93%. I am applying for PhD programs in applied mathematics this fall and plan on taking the GRE mathematics subject test....
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What is the real maximum score of subject math GRE scores currently?

I know that every subject GRE test has the maximum score 990 and the maximum percentile 99. However, upon looking some data on the ETS website, I found that the math subject GRE score starts from 920. ...
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Why don't most graduate schools in Eurasia and Ocenia accept/impose GRE?

Why don’t most graduate schools in Eurasia and Ocenia accept/impose GRE? Suppose, someone completed his bachelor degree 10 years ago, or, someone had bad grades in the bachelor’s, he can still manage ...
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GRE scores. Is it a good idea to send multiple scores?

I scored well in the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the GRE when I took it 2 years ago and terribly on the analytical writing section. I took the GRE again 2 weeks ago and my scores on the ...
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What's the reasoning behind GRE scoring scale? [duplicate]

Is there a reason for it being 130 - 170, rather then 0 - 40? Is it to make it easier to use the value in some other calculation?
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Raw score for GRE?

I am currently completing my application for MIT, and they demand the raw scores for the GRE general and subject tests. However, on my ETS account, I only see my percentile and my scaled score. How ...
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Should I send low GRE mathematics score to universities? [duplicate]

My GRE score is only 790 (77 percentile). I am an international student applying for PhD in applied mathematics at Tier 1 schools in the U.S. I am from the top university in my country and have a ...
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Is it possible to submit new GRE scores after having applied to an acadmic program?

I intend on taking the GRE but I haven't had the time to study much and so now I feel I am facing the option of either Taking the GRE anyway, most likely getting very unimpressive scores and applying ...
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How to Proceed with International PhD Political Science Application With Avg Test Scores/Good GPAs [closed]

I've been going through the information available on different forums about the correlation between GRE scores and PhD admission rates. Statistics available on some university Websites indicate a ...
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what is the updates about increasing expenses for Ph.D in U.S.?

I have heard that the U.S. is setting a new roles of taxes for Ph.D.( don't have any details so I am asking what is that) My dream is to get teaching assistantship in a U.S. university, so is things ...
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How much weight do Math PhD programs place on the subject GRE?

I am a master's student in mathematics at a relatively unknown university, studying Number Theory. I have completed readings for my master's thesis and will present this in Spring, along with other ...
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Is 82% on math gre sub sufficient for PhD applications? [duplicate]

I have heard that 80% is enough. However, I am an international student(studying in the US) coming from a country where people typically have very high GRE sub scores. Should I retake it? Will it hurt ...
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How to not get “filtered out” during graduate admissions in top programs? [closed]

There are a lot of questions about admissions on this forum, including many which discuss the importance of the GRE. However, my question is a little more specific than most of them. In short, what ...
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If I order GRE score reports before my Subject GRE score is available, will schools receive it?

I am planning to send both General and Subject GRE scores to some universities using the "order additional score reports" option. My subject GRE score is not available yet. It would take twenty more ...
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GRE Score advice: Should I retake the GRE? [closed]

I took the GRE General earlier this year and got a 160Q/156V with a 3.5 writing. I am hoping to apply to mid-level ranked statistics M.S. programs (ranked 15-50ish), does anyone think that those ...
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GRE Scores for Graduate programs in Chemistry [closed]

I am planning to apply to PhD programs in Chemistry this year so I took the GRE last week and my scores were the following: Verbal - 161 - 88% Quantitative - 154 - 55% (I still don't have the ...
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How to study for the GRE exam? (e.g.memorizing 3500 words, Math problems, AWA) [closed]

I am so worried about the GRE exam! I have not any experience about it, but need to take it in order to do my PhD in the USA. So far I prepared a vocabulary notebook and wrote the definitions of 3500 ...
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Do I need to re-send the same GRE test score if I want to apply for the same graduate program again? [closed]

I applied for a master program of university X two years ago and was rejected. Then I went to another master program and now I am about to finish. I want to apply for the PhD program of university X ...
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How to improve my Analytical Writing skills for the GRE? [closed]

I took the GRE for the first time recently and my Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning scores were somehow good. However, I've scored only 2.5 on the Analytical Writing section and I believe that would ...
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When and how should I choose universities which will get my exam scores? [closed]

I'm going to apply for a graduate programs (PhD) that require TOEFL, GRE General and GRE Subject tests. Since deadlines for most programs in USA or Europe are somewhere in December-January and two ...
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The GRE is not held where I live. How badly does it reflect on me if I ask for it to be waived?

I am graduating with my MSc early next year and would like to pursue my PhD in a closely related field (Stats/Financial math). I am hoping to study either in Europe or HK/Singapore and most of the ...
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Online Masters in the US without GRE and TOEFL [closed]

I am a full-time Software Development Engineer and am looking to pursue Masters in Computer Science through an online learning program from a reasonably reputed University. Georgia Tech's OMS came ...
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Reasons to ask to waive a GRE test score [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a master's in computer science at the university where I completed my undergrad (also in computer science). I haven't taken the GRE which is required for entry. Some ...
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Difficulty of the Mathematics GRE Exam

I've been gathering information about the GRE mathematics subject test. Going over most of the tets available at this link, I see that to get a scaled score of, say, 800+, one now need a higher raw ...
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GRE Subject Tests

I'm not sure where to post the following question: Is it possible for a student to sit for more than one GRE subject test in one sitting? For instance, back in high school, I was able to sit for ...
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How to practice AWA for GRE exam? [closed]

I have read different sources that are recommended to read for AWA, including Barron's and Kaplan's books' related sections. But I still do not feel prepared. How can I improve my analytical writing ...
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Is extra time on the GRE looked down upon?

I have a friend who generally gets extra time on tests within my University, but is worried that if she requests it on the Math GRE it'll be denoted on her scores somehow, and places she's applying to ...