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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 it advisable to report a 56 percentile in GRE maths subject test if i am applying for Phd in neuroscience?

I am an undergrad from biology background. I want to pursue a Phd in neuroscience and would be applying by the end of 2017. I read in FAQs of many graduate programs that they recommend taking 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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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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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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Options for someone who didn't take Math Subject GRE

I was to take the math subject GRE for the first time today, for my application to math Phd programs this December. I receive accomodations because of my disability and ETS did not get back to me in ...
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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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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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How will the graduate committee regard two different TOEFL or GRE scores sent to them? [closed]

Suppose a student gets two GRE and toefl scores and he can't decide which scores are more suitable for sending, so he sent all of them anyway. The students may want to decide recipients of their ...
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Why some universities don't require GRE AWA section?

I've been rereading the admission requirements of the universities I've chosen and stumbled upon the fact that only Verbal Section and Quantitative section have certain threshold that has to be ...
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GRE score advice: Should I retake it? [closed]

I am going to apply to several US universities(for 2017 session),mostly ranked within top 25 places,and I will apply for PhD positions in Pure Mathematics(Representation theory,to be precise).I took ...
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What is the minimum score for the GRE subject exam in mathematics?

Unfortunately, the admission website of a university I am interested in applying to does not list the minimum score required on the GRE math subject exam. Does anyone know the minimum score ...
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Realistic time frame for GRE scores to appear in My GRE account

I'm looking to take the GRE soon, and wondering what is the realistic timeline in your experience for the scores to appear in the My GRE account. ETS states scores take 10-15 days for scores to ...
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Where can I find gre practice test powerprep solutions?

Where can I find worked out solutions provided by ETS for the GRE practice tests in the powerprep software? Thanks.
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Tanked the GRE Writing section, should I retake before applying to CS Ph.D.? [closed]

I am looking into applying to a computer science ph.D program. I have 94% and up in the Quantitative and Verbal section but have tanked the writing section with a 17% (score of 3). I am currently a ...
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How important are GRE Quant scores for a PhD applicant for B-schools?

I will be applying for a PhD in Management and Business in non-Math / economics related topics. I have been out of touch with calculus for a few decades and while I am studying hard, I am not sure ...
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Is the GRE experimental section randomly assigned or influenced by program of study?

I heard a rumor on a message board stating that the experimental section of the GRE is influenced by whatever the test-taker chooses as a field of study e.g. the test would add a Verbal section for ...
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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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Are there US universities that do not need GRE and TOEFL score for admission in PhD in Mathematics?

I have completed my Bachelor's degree (3 years) in Mathematics and pursuing MSc(2 years). Currently I am in final year and expect to obtain MSc degree in next May. I am willing to do my PhD (in ...
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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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Exemptions to taking IELTS/TOEFL/Regular GRE [closed]

IELTS/TOEFL I haven't read up on IELTS/TOEFL, and I don't want to waste time on that if I don't have to. As far as I know, they are testing your fluency in English. Generally: Is a significant ...
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Are undergraduate math courses required to do well on the GRE subject test?

I'm in the process of selecting courses for my third year, and I wasn't planning on taking certain mathematics courses (in particular, "pure" courses, such as Algebra). However, upon speaking to come ...
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If I am going for a second masters and my previous GRE score is expired, do I have to take the GRE again?

I am already done with my masters but I want to go back to school for another one. The only thing is that I got my masters 9 years ago. I know GRE is only valid for 5 years. Since I already done with ...
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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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Interpreting Math GRE chart [closed]

So in this data set, around 50/245 admitted prospective graduate students from 2009-2012 were part of the top 5% in his/her exam?
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Bad GRE subject test scores in Brit/Am Lit---any chance at PhD admissions to an English Lit program?

I want to apply to PhD programs in English Literature this December. I have pretty good stats from a good liberal arts college + summa thesis, but I majored in Russian Lit. I took a couple of English ...
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Is there a correlation between GRE scores and family income?

I've heard a claim recently that GRE scores correlate more strongly with family income levels rather than academic success. Is there any validity to this claim? Does anyone know of any study ...
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Importance of Math Subject GRE

I will be applying for a PhD program for mathematics this year. When graduate schools are considering applications, how much weight does a GRE score carry compared to research experience and grades ...
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Possible to accept GRE score and view it, but not report it to a university?

From what I've read from the ETS and other sources, after finishing a GRE exam the system will give you the option to keep your scores, before you actually know the score. If you decide to accept the ...
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In which regions of the world do graduate programs typically require a GRE score?

I know that in most U.S. universities, most programs for graduate studies require a GRE score. 1- Are there any graduate programs in the U.S. which does not require this? 2- Is it required for ...
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Can I lie about my GRE score to get a better letter of recommendation?

I have a situation. I have got GRE score of 324. My academics are pretty strong as well (5.1/6.0). I am applying for MS to US universities. In the process of gaining letters of recommendations, I do ...
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Can committees see the list of all recipients when I send them my GRE score?

When I send out my GRE record to universities, can they see the list of all recipients? I generated a PDF version of my GRE record by clicking the print button, it actually shows the recipient list. ...
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Do Europe committees care about my community service for GRE learners?

I have finished applying into US schools, and now I turn to other countries. Since I don't think that there is much different between US and Europe (more specifically, UK) in the requirements in the ...
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How Important is the GRE General / Subject compared to ACT / SAT?

I am about to graduate with a B.A. in Math and want to pursue a Ph.D. in the subject. I understand that most graduate schools require both the general GRE as well as the subject math test. I am ...
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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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What to do after missing the registration deadline for the GRE subject test in mathematics

Having missed the registration deadline for the GRE math subject test, I've been looking into the option of working for a year and then applying to math PhD programs once I have my test results. While ...
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Would creating an online flash card deck for GRE study help overcome a weak TOEFL score?

My TOEFL score is 85, but the minimum requirement of the school I'm applying to is 90. My GRE verbal score is also not very good. However, I have dedicated a month to contribute to the community of ...
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Is it safe to send official GREs almost on deadline (e.g., the day before)?

I know I should send emails to the specific institutions rather than ask here. But the problem is it's faster here and I have not much time left, and it's a weekend now. My GREs and TOEFL are already ...
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Processing of GRE subject scores at the institution

I took the physics GRE and at test time sent my scores to my physics department at my school. I later saw my scores and realized that I did very poorly. I am now in the process of applying back to the ...
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How to deal with mistakenly reporting old GRE percentile scores

While filling my applications for PhD in computer science I used the percentile scores that I have on the paper score report I received from ETS by mail 3 years ago. However I just logged in to my GRE ...
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Bad GRE scores, but otherwise decent application to PhD program. Still worth it? [duplicate]

I just finished my MA in Global Affairs, and I am applying to several International Relations PhD programs, one of which is very competitive. I have a 3.9 GPA, 1 1/2 years of experience in research ...
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Bad GRE with an otherwise good record - is it possible my application will not even be considered?

I will try my best to remain anonymous. I have studied my bachelor and master's degree in a university outside the US. The math department is very strong and my adviser is well known - he has several ...
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Applying to PhD programs in mathematics, how to address (now resolved) health issues that affected GPA and subject GRE scores? [duplicate]

I want to apply to a doctoral program in mathematics (I am currently a master's student) that is strong in algebra. The schools I found that have what I am interested in are "tier 1" schools with very ...
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How do computer science admissions committees process GRE essays sent with the scores?

I am currently studying for my GRE exam and I came across a book which states that GRE essays are sent with the official score reports. How does the admissions committee process these essays? I am ...
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How does PhD admissions committee look at my old gre score after starting my Masters

I am currently an international Masters student studying at a US university and I'm in the process of applying to several computer science PhD programs in North America. I didn't have the chance to ...
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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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Can GRE scores be sent to different universities at different times?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I could not find reference to it either on this site or on the GRE/ETS website. I am a UK maths undergrad currently applying for a PhD in pure mathematics....
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Put good GRE scores on resume submitted with grad app? [duplicate]

If you have good GRE scores, is it a good idea to put them on the resume that you submit with your grad school application?
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Does a high score in Math subject GRE helps in applying to a Finance PhD program?

Does a high score in Math subject GRE helps in applying to a Econ PhD program? Say you got to the 90th percentile, so in a sense that shows your math is better than 90% of the math majors. In an Econ ...
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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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VERY bad GRE score — subject test in English literature [closed]

I desperately need help. I am applying to PhD in English and I am applying to the top ten programs in the USA. Generally, I have very good chances, because I am working with very well-known ...