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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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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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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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PhD Applications and GRE Subject Tests during Covid [closed]

I just recently finished a masters program in Mathematics, unfortunately it seems most PhD Programs require a math GRE Subject test. At the moment I'm living with my parents and don't feel comfortable ...
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How much does the GRE change each year?

Would study materials from 2018 or 2019 be useless for the 2020 GRE? For example, I'm ordering the 5 lb Book of GRE Practice Questions by Manhattan Prep because it seems like the most comprehensive ...
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With GRE not being accepted or being considered optional due to Covid, which other aspects of application will be given heavier weightage? [closed]

Due to COVID-19 many universities (at least many Physics departments) are not accepting or are considering the GRE as optional. So, which other aspects of my application might be given heavier ...
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Sent a low optional math GRE score to a Statistics department

I took the Math subject GRE last year (in 2019) and I was not well while taking it, so I could not do well in the exam and got a 50 percentile. When I created my GRE account in ETS, I selected four ...
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Would taking the GRE (when it is not required) be likely to help my application?

I want to go to grad school for Applied mathematics, and I have a high GPA in my undergraduate of 3.56 in Applied Mathematics. I wanted to take the GRE. However, they are very costly around $200, ...
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If I have a single word as my official name since birth then what should I fill in as the second name in the GRE form? [closed]

I have just a single name "Anubhav" in every one of my official documents, be it my passport, my official birth certificate, my secondary education certificate, my senior secondary certificate etc. ...
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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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Can I get an admission for a mathematics masters program with only an acceptable GRE subject score and an unrelated bachelors degree? [closed]

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and I want to continue my studies in the field of mathematics. I think the only option that I have to enhance my application is to take the GRE mathematics subject ...
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When will the GRE Subject Test resume after COVID-19? [closed]

A far as my research can find, ETS has waived rescheduling fees for taking the GRE and has canceled all test dates for all tests through September 2020. They also have an at home option for the ...
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Is it possible to get into an elite physcis grad school for theory without having already taken graduate level courses?

I'm about to embark on improving my PGRE score for the fall test (didn't do so hot the first time) and I'm wondering if it will even be worth the year-long effort. Also, I'm taking a couple years off ...
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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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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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Correlation between GRE Scores and Profile [duplicate]

I have recently taken GRE general and GRE subject tests and going to apply to US universities for Ph. D. in mathematics. My GRE general score is bad (verbal 138 + quant 163). My GRE subject ...
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What to do if my GRE is too low but application deadline close? [closed]

I have a GRE score on hand but it is too low for the universities I am applying to and the deadlines are very near. I am thinking of sending the application now with the current low score and I ...
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Are GRE scores useful in making some graduate admissions decisions?

Background: There is some recent research indicating that, among students admitted to the Ph.D. program, their GRE scores are not very useful for predicting success in the Ph.D. program. This appears ...
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Is it possible for me to get into a PhD program with low GPA [closed]

PhD programs I’ve applied to: UTD, NYU, UMD, MIT, U of Florida, Stanford, PSU, UPenn, U of Chicago, MSU, USC, CMU, Purdue, Columbia, HKU, Background: Education: Bachelor: Hengyang Normal University( ...
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Higher GRE Quantitative score? [duplicate]

Lately, I have scored 165 in Quantitative Reasoning part of the GRE. The schools I consider applying requires scores that fall above the 90th percentile. with 165 Quant score, I am just at the 90th ...
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Worth applying to PhD Programs with a very bad Math Subject GRE

I just took and received a very bad math subject gre score of 600, or 37th percentile. Would it still be worth it to apply to any school that requires the subject test? I've been working at several ...
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To submit or not to submit GRE Scores for PhD programs in the United States [closed]

With the GREs being phased out of so many PhD applications in the sciences, I think this question is reasonably fresh. I have taken the GRE and scored in the 70 percentiles for verbal and math. I ...
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Should I retake GRE? [closed]

I took the GRE two times, and unfortunately, I could not improve my score on the second attempt. I considered applying with my current GRE score which is 160Q and 140V.(Ps. English is my second ...
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Pure math grad school applications - low Subject GRE score

Background: I am a senior at a (fairly prestigious) university in the United States, and I am applying to PhD programs in the country for pure math, aiming as high as I can. I am majoring in ...
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Would scoring well on a non-required GRE Mathematics Subject Test make me more competitive?

I would like to get into a top university for graduate school, specifically in computer science. Would taking the non-required mathematics subject based GRE test make my application more competitive? ...
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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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No GRE offered in my country and I cannot really afford traveling elsewhere

Would there be any hope in applying to a doctoral STEM program (geared toward EE) in the US without the GRE? Simply put, there are no test centers offering the GRE in my country, for this year and ...
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How useful is the GRE Exam?

How useful is the GRE for the academic career/research/daily academic tasks? It's not required in my country but I'm wondering about the intrinsic value of its study material.
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likelihood of Master's application being rejected due to obsolete GRE and IELTS scores [closed]

For those who submit obsolete GRE and IELTS scores (good scores), how likely is it for the admissions committee to reject/throw away the applications due to this? Will they instead review applications ...
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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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Applying Economics Ph.D/Agricultural/Applied Economics Ph.D programs with low GRE [duplicate]

I am trying to apply for Ph.D. programs in either economics or agricultural/applied economics. I believe the other aspects of my application are good. I have high GPAs in both undergraduate and ...
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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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Dyslexia and the GRE

I am applying to math graduate schools this year. Hence, I had to take the General GRE and Math Subject GRE. Only recently has it come to my attention that I could have applied for 1.5 or 2 times more ...
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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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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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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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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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