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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 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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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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Can I take multiple GRE subject tests in the same day?

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 multiple SAT subject tests in one sitting. I, along with ...
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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 ...
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Advantages of taking the Subject GRE exam in April

Background (skip this if you want): I'll obtain my master's degree in about June/2018 or so (if everything goes smoothly), and I intend to pursue a phd in the US. Thing is, I'm from a country in the ...
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How much later can GRE scores come in after a Jan. 15 masters application deadline?

I am taking the GRE next week, but the universities I am applying to have their deadlines coming up Jan 15th (I graduated early so that's why I wasn't prepared with having already taken the GRE). I am ...
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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 ...
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What is the importance of TOEFL and GRE?

I am bachelor in technology student from India. I would like to pursue higher education subject to my selection based on merit, i.e scholarship. I know there are many criteria, among which getting ...
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Low math GRE subect 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 school's PhD programs in math. I think the rest of my application (grades, advanced classes, research experience, ...
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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 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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How important is GRE in Econ Phd Applications?

Does GRE play as a cut-off point in one's Economics Phd application even though s/he has a strong profile including 4.0 GPA, strong recommendation letters, good SOP, and relevant research and teaching ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the Math GRE allow a calculator?

I can't seem to find the answer online. If no, can I assume no one would ever need to? I haven't looked at sample GREs yet because I haven't tried any yet, and I don't want these exams compromised ...
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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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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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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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The GRE vocabulary is infrequent to meet in academic life. What is the purpose of learning them?

My question stems from this paper: An analysis on the validity of the lexicon required by GRE® test takers. According to the paper, "the great majority of these words are too infrequent to be deemed ...
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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 ...