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What is the median math GRE subject score for admission to a Group 2 or 3 PhD program in applied mathematics?

What are the typical (median or maybe third quartile) scores on the math subject GRE for successful applicants to a math program at the PhD level, in applied math, at a Group 2 or Group 31 school? ...
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Psychiatrist from whom I requested documentation doesn't believe in accommodations for adults with ADHD/"hyperkinetic disorder" taking meds

Update (October 24/25): You were approved for 50% extended time, breaks, water in the testing room, separate room, pens for scratch work, and extra scratch paper Update (October 12/13): Please ...
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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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Will a good GRE Computer Science subject test score overcome a "weak" academic record?

Disclaimer: The GRE Program discontinued the Computer Science Test I'm from an unknown school in Georgia. I want to apply for grad school in U.S, but I don't have a good GPA although I am at the top %...
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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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Boost grad apps profile without getting a second master's: Subject GRE? Self-study? Soft skills?

In general, how does one boost PhD admission profile? In my context, same question but besides getting a master's in pure math. (See here and here) Here's what I got so far: Employment not ...
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Do I need recommendation letters from supervisors if I have a master's?

Applying for 2018-9 admissions (Missed 2017-8 admissions). Got master's applied math. Want PhD in pure math. How applicable is the following (source) a recommendation from someone who only taught a ...
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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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Math GRE Coverage [closed]

TL;DR My understanding is that the Math GRE is supposed to test knowledge that is expected of someone who wants to pursue a math masteral or math PhD. So shouldn't it test knowledge that is expected ...
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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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Should I report a 48th percentile math GRE subject exam score for programs where it's optional?

I recently received my Mathematics GRE subject test score of 650 ( 48%). I know this score is miserable but in my country, I have the option to retake the GRE next year October only. Assuming ...
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Why do many PhD programs expect a higher average physics GRE score for international students than US students?

Browsing various PhD admissions programs, I consistently find that there is a higher expectation of international students on the physics GRE for admission. For example, at UT Austin, the average ...
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What is the preferred GRE Writing score for MS/CS student?

I am planing to apply to study in graduate school, major in computer science/engineering. I just took a GRE test, this is my 1st time, and the result is pretty...not so good :( Most schools, the ...
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GRE Score Advice: Should I retake?

I took the GRE in April and recently received my score. I placed in the 88th percentile, which is respectable but far from impressive. I am hoping to get into a top 25 math grad school for a PhD in ...
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Can it hurt to put my GRE score on my resume?

If my score is good and if I'm applying for an MS program in Europe, can it give me any kind of edge? The university I'm applying to requires GRE scores for certain programs but not the one I'm ...
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Should I send a 60 percentile Math GRE score to Applied Math PhD Program?

I didn't do well on math GRE(700, 60 percentile) and I have no time to retake the test. I am applying for applied math phd programs(some examples include Rice CAAM, Upenn ACMS, JHU's Department of ...
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Is it possible to get admitted to a MS program with funding if I have a poor GPA but good GRE scores?

Many university in North America or in Europe offer fundings for masters program . But it only for those students who have a good CGPA in undergraduate examination .I have completed my bachelor ...
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How long it takes for GRE score to be delivered to graduate school?

I would like to know how long it takes for a General computer based GRE score to be delivered to graduate school in US. Some graduate schools mention do not take GRE later than specific date so I am ...
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Focusing on GRE, subject GRE, TOEFLS, IELTS before applying?

Applying to the US: I just finished my master's in mathematical finance. I want to apply for a PhD in math (but not in mathematical finance). Can I start applying this year while studying and taking ...
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Should I challenge the GRE requirement for a doctoral program in education (in the U.S.)?

I'm just starting to investigate doctoral programs in education in the United States, and I'm considering how to handle the GRE requirement: Hardline Activism: submit my incomplete application with a ...
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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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Retake the math GRE... as a grad student, preparing to transfer?

I'm currently a first year PhD student at a respectable but not top-ranked math program. I'm also confident that I am among the top three first year students in my program. As an undergrad I went to a ...
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Is it OK to ask the graduate chair if my background is competitive?

I'm planning to apply for a M.S. in some Universities at the US, and at one of those, I tried 2 times and failed (bad GRE scores). Now I reapplied, and got better results (Q:159, V:154, A:3.5), but ...
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Took GRE two times, same scores with minor differences - worth sending both?

I took the GRE for the 2nd time recently and unfortunately, after 4 months of studying (again for the 2nd summer in a row), received the exact same score overall as my score last summer. Last summer, ...
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Can I get into PhD in Physics with a high GRE score and an unrelated masters degree?

I recently completed my MBA and have worked in the IT field for the last 7 years. I have an undergraduate degree in mathematics, and have completed 3 physics graduate courses (mechanics, E&M, QM) ...
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Is a general GRE test required if I have already passed a GRE Subject Test?

Disclaimer: The GRE Program discontinued the Computer Science Test If I have already passed a GRE Subject Test for Computer Science, do I still need to pass the general GRE test? Which test should I ...
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How important are GRE analytical writing scores for graduate admission in STEM fields?

What is the importance of scores in Analytical Writing section of GRE for graduated admission in STEM fields? Does a score below 3 means that the applicant will be rejected by all good schools?
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GRE: how important is it to get it in time?

I am student at a UK institution and looking to apply for a PhD programme in the USA. The application deadlines are nearing and I haven't taken the GRE general test yet. It seems that if I take the ...
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Math PhD Applications: Is it better to show just my good GRE score, or should I also send my low initial score?

I am applying for mathematics PhD programs in the United States. I did not major in mathematics as an undergrad and I did not do so well the first time around on the GRE Math subject test (about ...
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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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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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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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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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How does a low quantitative score on GRE general exam affect admissions to mathematics PhD programs?

I am applying to pure math grad school for Ph.D. this fall (usually top 20-25). I just took my GRE test and found out that my Quantitative score for General GRE is 156. I am not sure about the ...
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Can low score in GRE hurt the application with good GPA for top graduate school in US

I wonder can poor general GRE exam hurt an application with very strong GPA (about 3.9) and good letter of recommendations for getting an admission to top graduate schools in US? meaning that How ...
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which one have more importance to US PhD program ?TOEFL and GRE or publication records [duplicate]

I have got my BS and master both with honor with good GPAs. But Now I want to know which of these have more importance to US PhD program in Computer engineering. TOEFL and GRE or publication records. ...
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Should I list GRE scores on my CV?

If someone scores quite high on the GRE, how and where would they list it? Or would they even list it at all?
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Best certification for requesting disability accommodations for GRE?

I am planning to take the GRE Subject Test in Math. I have ADHD and would like to request accommodations. I live in a first world country now but used to be based in a third world country. In this ...
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TOEFL IELTS GRE scores expired but with work experiences in English speaking countries [closed]

If one wants to apply for grad school in the USA, and one's TOEFL, IELTS, GRE scores all expired, but one has all the following experiences able to prove ones' English proficiency: one did an ...
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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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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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Is Math GRE not worth it?

Finished bachelor's and master's in mathematical finance. Applying for PhD in math, which may or may not be in a university that requires General GRE or Math GRE Based on my other questions (like ...
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How do mathematics graduate committees view Mathematics subject GRE scores around the 60th percentile?

I am a little curious as to how mathematics graduate programs in the United States view subject GRE scores. Does a low score in the range of 60th percentile rule one out of top 20 programs? I am ...
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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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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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