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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the level of difficulty of the Physics GRE on a par with the Math GRE?

I have been speaking to someone who is going to take the Physics GRE, and to get an understanding of what that entails, I wanted to compare it to the one subject GRE I had personal experience with: ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I take GRE year prior to applying graduate schools?

I will be taking GRE this November 2015 (giving four colleges name whose application I will fill fall 2016) , but will start the application process by next year. Will the college keep my GRE score ...
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The mathematics GRE score Advice- Should I send? [duplicate]

My GRE Score is 740(68%) and is only recommended when applying for a Ph.D in statistics. Is sending this score disadvantageous to me? I did not take mathematical classes that are strongly required ...
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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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Are GREs required for US postdocs?

Do universities in the United States require GREs for postdocs in engineering?
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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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Is it worthwhile to retake the GRE (math) subject test? [duplicate]

I took the math subject test recently and conservatively speaking I think my score range is mid 60s-mid/high 70s percentile, although it is hard to say for sure. My biggest problem was running out of ...
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GRE verbal: Score per Question

Is there any exact or approximate measure for the score of each question in GRE verbal? Can I estimate my verbal score for answering n questions correctly?
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Is it possible for average students to get admitted in good colleges for MS? [duplicate]

So, if I get a 320 plus GRE score and have a CGPA of 7.0 with no research paper but a lot of social and extracurricular activities, is it possible for me to get admitted to a good college in USA? I ...
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How much does it matter the mentioned intended major at grad school in GRE registration?

So far as I heard, it is required to mention intended major in graduate school during GRE registration. I am curious to know, what would someone do if he wants to apply to different grad schools for ...
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Retaking GRE during gap year from PhD to improve pre-doctoral fellowship award chances

I am taking a year off from my PhD program. I was funded for two years but because my academic standing is no longer 'good' due to substandard performance I have been terminated from my funding ...
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How relevant is the GRE essay score for masters applications in science and engineering? [duplicate]

I wish to apply for masters in Mathematics or Computer science after my undergraduate. I have a good GRE score of 332/340, but my essay score is just 3.5/6. I wanted to know how relevant is the essay ...
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What is the relative importance of the parts of my application? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of applying to American universities for a Ph.D in Maths and I'm currently studying in the UK. I was wondering how important each of the pieces of the application are, which I believe ...
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Are all math majors expected to get a perfect score on quantitative reasoning?

I just took the revised GRE general test. As a math major preparing to apply to math PhD programs, it was kind of surprising to see that my quantitative reasoning score was just 167, whereas my verbal ...
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In the field of engineering, can GRE General test score be substituted with GRE Math score?

In the field of engineering, can GRE General test score be substituted with GRE Math score? Suppose a US university requires GRE general test score for PhD program, if an applicant sends GRE Math ...
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How can someone achieve GRE waiver?

How can somebody get an admission in a graduate science/technology/engineering program US university without GRE?
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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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I won't be applying for master's programs until next year. Should I start studying for the GRE now? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate in mathematics, and won't be finishing my Bachelor's degree until next Spring or next Fall (2016). I plan on applying for a master's program before possibly moving onto a PhD (if ...
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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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Can I send math subject GRE scores to programs that do not require them?

I'm applying math graduate program and know that some program reads "gre math subject is not required". Does that mean I can't send gre subject score to them? And if I also want to apply cs program, ...
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Do I need to send two official copies of toefl/gre scores to a US school?

I'm applying two programs in different departments in one university simultaneously. One department has a department code and the other has not. Do I need to send two official copies of toefl/gre ...
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GRE score sending how long [duplicate]

This question is similar to this one but is different enough I felt I should ask it separately. I am wondering how long it will take a given institution to receive my General GRE scores from ETS. ...
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Can I selectively send scores of my general and subject GRE to the university that I am applying to?

I made an account for general GRE and subject GRE. I have a pretty bad score in subject GRE. Few universities are not asking for subject GRE score and it would be better if I don't send them subject ...
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How to say please erase\cutoff my lower gre score information from my application

Want to admit an abc university. GRE is not a requirement for them originally, BUT since i have taken it, my score is REALLY lower than what they can consider. This is an academic program and in case ...
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Can I take the biochemistry GRE test if I am a biology graduate?

I currently hold a bachelor of science in botany but plan to do a master's in genetics. I was wondering if I can take the GRE subject test for biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, or am I ...
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Gre sub math score is low…Should I send to schools that strongly recommend ? [duplicate]

I got pretty bad Gre sub score,which is 51%. I am applying a couple of graduate programs in math, but most of them are masters. So should I send my Gre sub score to those who strongly recommend it ?(...
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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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GRE Expiration Date

How long is the expiration date of GRE? For example, if I am going to sit for the GRE in January 2015, how long can I use the score for my graduate application?
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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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Does an admission committee assess Verbal/Analytical Writing scores differently for International applicants?

I have always wondered how admission committees in the US look at the Verbal/Analytical Writing scores for international applicants. English is my third language, although the primary language of ...
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What happens if my GRE scores arrive after the deadline?

There is a possibility that my GRE scores will reach the admission office 2 or 3 days after the specified deadline- Although the university will only start taking decision in April- Will my ...
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Graduate schools with no test score cutoffs [duplicate]

I recently received my math subject gre scores and did extremely poor on it (620: 41 percentile). This was an absolute shock to me as I have been preparing for the test since summer but I want to make ...