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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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Is the Analytical Writing of GRE considered separately to the Verbal and Quantitative?

Let's say I took a GRE test and got a perfect 340 score for Verbal and Quantitative sections but very low score on Analytical Writing, and then retake GRE again to improve the Writing score and got 6 ...
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What do the bulk of the pre-calculus questions in the mathematics (subject) GRE look like?

i am planning to take the subject test this year and have decent foundations in precalc, however, i would like to study it thoroughly again but i don't want to spend too much time on it and instead ...
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Mathematics subject GRE - getting raw score from scaled score

I took the April 2023 exam. I have a scaled score. How do I convert it to a raw score? I hear there is no negative marking for skipped or incorrect questions.
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What does "intended date of enrollment" mean when registering for the GRE?

I am trying to register for the GRE this fall and I'm confused by what is meant by "intended date of enrollment" here.
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Is EF-SET English Certificate accepted?

Is EF-SET English Certificate accepted for higher education or jobs across the world? Did anyone try using that? I have not yet seen any place where they accept this.
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Would GRE Help When Applying To Doctorate Programs Without Prior Research Experience?

I graduated in 2022 from a 4-year BS(CS) program. During university, I was mostly occupied with Software Engineering, gaining experience, developing projects, and what not. However, I missed out on ...
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Should I submit my math subject GRE score? (Engineering undergraduate applying for Applied Math MS)

I scored 740 (63 percentile) in the math subject GRE. I am applying for a masters in Applied Math in the US. Given most unis have the GRE requirement optional, would submitting the score affect my ...
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Can I retake and send GRE scores again to schools in the US if I had already sent them before (when I took the test last time)?

After the GRE, there is an option of sending the test scores to 4 schools without paying any fee. I had taken GRE before, and I have sent those scores to 4 schools previously. However, I am planning ...
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Should I take GRE again?

I am aspiring to apply for a PhD programm in the US. I would like to apply to Harvard but my GRE math subject scores are at 78%, 820/990, while I hold a masters degree in Pure Mathematics with GPA 9.1/...
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GRE Mathematics Subject for Ph.D. of Economics

I have a bachelor degree of Engineering and a Master of Economics and next fall want to apply for Ph.D. of Economics. I have checked some universities in the US and found out linear algebra and real ...
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Status of the GRE exams for PhD programs in mathematics in 2023

I am writing to ask if there is any consensus on the role of (i) the GRE General Exam and (ii) the GRE Mathematics Subject exam in the PhD admissions process for Mathematics Departments in the United ...
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What are my chances of admission to high-ranked PhD programs given my mediocre GRE taken in 2018 (154 V, 153 Q),but Master's degree in Yale? [duplicate]

So hey everyone! Basically I have been lately considering applying to a PhD in Political Science, 2 years after I finished my Master's degree in an Ivy League institution in a related field. As it ...
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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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Low math GRE subject test scores, but high scores on Major Field Test: Should I mention this in my letters of intent?

I'm an senior math major in undergraduate planning on applying to around a dozen schools' PhD programs in math. I think the rest of my application (grades, advanced classes, research experience, ...
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I have bad GRE scores because of a disability, but cannot afford the cost to prove that I need accommodations for the test. What can I do?

I am applying for a PhD in Sociology. My schools "require" scores of about 300ish and I scored 270. My reason for the poor score is that ETS requires medical tests I cannot afford (more than ...
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Is the GRE general test score necessary for the 2024-2025 year? [closed]

I am an international student from Georgia. I’m aiming to enroll in a Ph.D. program in mathematics in the 2024-2025 year. I’ve already passed the TOEFL Exams and the GRE subject test. Is it necessary ...
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The GRE: Why does this still exist?

I did my undergraduate degree in the US and am heading to graduate school here in less than a month, so I myself have taken the Graduate Record Examinations (the general as well as two subjects tests) ...
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When should I take general and math GREs?

I am currently an undergrad looking to apply for pure math PhD programs sometime in the future. The thing is, I do not wish to apply for grad program right after graduation but want to work in the ...
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How to unreport bad GRE Math Subject Scores?

I am a Masters Graduate in mathematics from India and I am applying for the Fall 2023 Math PhD program. I gave my GRE Math subject exam and my score is 620 (40th percentile). After reading from ...
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Do math departments require the math GRE primarily to weed out applicants?

Do math departments require the math GRE primarily to weed out applicants? Or is it predictive of completing the program?
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Which section of the GRE-General is more important for a math PhD application?

I just finished my second attempt at the GRE General after a 2.5 month interval and my Verbal score suffered due to an unscheduled bathroom break and me thinking that that verbal section was for their ...
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ETS canceled the subject GRE at the last minute. Making other arrangements is not easy. How to proceed?

I'm applying for the PhD mathematics program in the US, so I decided to appear for the GRE mathematics subject test. This test is only conducted once a year in my country. I had to travel 1200 kms to ...
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Applying to Math PhD programs from Weak Undergraduate [duplicate]

First, some information about me. I’m a senior at a small liberal arts school at the US (I will be graduating in 3 years because I took a bunch of college courses in high school), and my heart is set ...
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880 in GRE Mathematics Subject: should I submit my score?

I'm a non-US citizen applying for PhD programs in pure mathematics in the US. I'm mainly aiming for top schools, e.g. Harvard, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, UCLA. I have taken the GRE mathematics ...
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Is academic letter of recommendation necessary for MS admissions through GRE?

Recently I have been thinking about doing MS. For most of the universities, the admission is based on GRE General score among other things. I think a few letters of recommendation are a must in ...
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Is it possible to apply to grad school in the US with only subject GRE, not general GRE?

I have 3.94 GPA on 4.0 scale but I've really trouble in terms of time to prepare for both tests general and subject. I prefer to prepare for only math subject test. Could I apply to schools with only ...
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About the GRE Mathematics Subject Exam and its scoring

I want to apply to a Ph.D. in Mathematics in the United States. Therefore I'm about to take the GRE Mathematics Subject exam. I have some confusion about the grading procedure and the interpretation ...
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Is the Math GRE Subject test still important to US grad schools post-COVID? And can it actually help math grad school apps?

I'm taking a gap year and I plan on applying to grad schools again this fall. I'm wondering if the GRE Math subject test is helpful/required anymore? Personally, I have very low grades in some ...
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Will the person writing my LoR know my GRE score?

So I told my Manager that I’d like to quit work to pursue my master’s & he asked if I had given my GRE. I panicked and told him I hadn’t, as most universities waived GRE. Now I need a professional ...
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GRE scores expired after applications window, but before admissions offer?

As part of PhD applications, I shared a copy of my unofficial GRE test scores from a test I took approximately 5 years ago (using a PDF from the ETS that shows the date I took the test.) Now several ...
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Mention missing GRE in Statement of Purpose

I am applying to graduate school for mathematics. The school I am applying to requires the GRE subject test. I was unable to take it, however (both exams in Spring and Fall 2021 were cancelled due to ...
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Should I justify an average GRE score with a good excuse?

I received a 4/6 (59%) for my GRE analytical writing score. I would have scored higher had it not been for the fact that I type on an alternate keyboard layout (i.e. not QWERTY) and had to use QWERTY ...
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Should I submit my math subject GRE score?

I'm a US student applying to PhD programs in pure mathematics this semester. Most of the programs I am applying to are highly ranked schools which are making the subject GRE optional this semester. ...
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GRE test from home

I have found that the GRE General Test may be taken from home: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/at_home It doesn't appear to say on the site itself, but does anyone know if this is ...
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Two different gre scores

so I gave my gre for the second time and got a score of 160 in quant and 146 in verbal. However first time I got 158 in quant and 150 in verbal. Which score do I send to the university or do I send ...
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Standby Testing for the Paper-based General GRE?

I have been trying out various GRE practice tests and find myself doing better on the paper-based test due to the ability to mark up, underline, and circle the text. My quantitative stays the same for ...
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Removing old GRE scores when applying to PhD program for a second time [closed]

I would like to apply to a PhD program for a second time, but without my old scores being imported from my first application. I had sent my GRE (and subject GRE) scores to the institution when ...
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How does taking the Physics GRE (and the General GRE) affect my PhD apps in 2021?

I'm a Master's student in physics and I will be applying to PhD programs in the US and Canada (and other places, but that's not relevant for this question) for Fall 2022. Generally, I understand that ...
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GRE reqs for this year and next year CS PhD [closed]

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 ...
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Mathematics GRE for graduate engineering admissions [duplicate]

I would like to apply for a Ph.D. in engineering in the US. My area of interest (control systems/dynamics) is closely related to (applied) mathematics. Would a reasonable but not outstanding result (e....
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Take GRE subject test even though it's not needed (pandemic)?

For some graduate schools, they are no longer requiring the math GRE subject nor the regular GRE due to the pandemic. On UC Berkeley's admissions site, for example, they write that Is the General GRE ...
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Are GRE Practice Guides Easier Than the Actual Test? [closed]

So far, I've found the verbal section in most GRE prep. materials to be ridiculously easy, but that worries me since this test is supposed to weed out grad. school applicants. Thus, I'm worried that ...
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Would having two words in my surname in my passport be a problem for US colleges/GRE/TOEFL?

I'm Indian and my full name is X Y Z (such as John Doe Johnson). In my passport, Given Name is X and Surname is Y Z. Would that be any issue? Or should I get it corrected to update Given Name to X Y ...
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Will graduate programs go back to GRE after COVID? [closed]

With the pandemic going on, most schools have either decided to make both GRE and its subject tests optional. In all likelihood, would there be a big chance that this is the finishing hammer for the ...
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When applying to grad school, where should I discuss my medical issues that led to poor grades during my first two years?

I graduated this December from a major public university with a major in social services. I received a 3.02. I have about four Ws on my transcript and two FS, and quite a few Cs. Two semesters in my ...
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How does one remain focused while studying for the GRE?

The program that I want to apply to isn't accepting students until next year, so that gives me plenty of time to study for the GRE. However, I also want to take it as soon as possible because 1.) As ...
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Providing GRE Score when Optional [duplicate]

I'm applying to Computer Science PhD programs (subarea is Theory). Due to Covid, I think there are roughly 4 types of schools in terms of GRE General requirements: Don't even send your score (they ...
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Is it a good idea to send multiple GRE scores?

I have two GRE scores. The first one is V149+Q169+AW4 and the second one is V159+Q170+AW3.5. I'm applying for MSCS programs in some top universities. I've heard that admission officers don't care ...
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Does choosing not to submit GRE scores look bad (particularly for CS PhD programs)?

I am preparing to submit applications to high ranking CS PhD programs in the US. My GRE quant score is not quite what I wanted (162V/163Q). I have strong research experience, good letters from ...
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Whether to submit mixed GRE scores?

I wrote the GRE recently and got very divergent scores. I scored exceptionally high in Verbal reasoning (168/170, which is 98th percentile) but exceptionally low in quantitative reasoning (147/170, ...

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