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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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If I've decided to go to Grad. School for Mathematics… a little late?

Two questions following a bit of background: I'm currently a 4th year Physics/Mathematics major to graduate in the spring, and I'm beginning my applications for Grad. school. My goal is theoretical/...
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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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If I know how many questions I attempted/got wrong on GRE Math Subject test, can I estimate my score?

I gave my Mathematics GRE Subject test yesterday ( 170 minutes). I attempted 42 out of 66 questions and feel I could do more if I had some more time. I lost time solving some questions. Of the ...
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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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How important is the GRE for top engineering schools in the US? [duplicate]

I am wondering how important is the general GRE exam for top 10 schools in the US in engineering? Do they use it as a factor to admit students or it can be only used for funding or none/both of them?
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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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Do GRE verbal scores matter for graduate admissions in mathematics?

For the next 6 months or so, I plan to study hard for GRE. Since I don't have much time, I plan to ONLY study for the mathematics portion of the test as I would like to score at least in the 90th+ ...
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Are both GRE and TOEFL a must for a PhD program in the US? Or only TOEFL will suffice?

I have completed my masters in English Literature from India and now want to do my PhD from the US. Should I take both the tests, i.e. TOEFL and GRE? Or only TOEFL will be enough? And if I need to ...
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Will US graduate schools accept me retaking a GRE subject test in the spring?

I just took the GRE Mathematics exam and I think I didn't do very well. I answered only 39 of the 66 questions due to lack of time (I knew I could answer a lot more but it would take some time to do ...
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How to register for GRE if you have multiple surnames?

I've just completed the registration of my GRE account, and was going to schedule my test, when I read the guidelines on how to fill in the "First name" and "Last Name" fields and realized that I may ...
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Will preparing for the mathematics GRE help me towards my goal of doing research in applied mathematics?

I did my graduation in electronics engineering from India, and an M.Sc. that concentrated on certain "sub-specializations" (communication, DSP and control engineering) from a UK university. I was ...
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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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Interpretation of “GRE subject test is required, but your application will be considered anyway”

In the US, many PhD programs require applications to submit the results of one of the GRE subject tests. For example, almost every (serious) PhD program in mathematics that I've seen requires it. ...
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Filling “Educational Status” in GRE subject test application form

I am going to apply for a GRE subject test (Mathematics). The application process is going to start in this July. I want a suggestion regarding online filling of the application form. One item in ...
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GRE exams for those seeking a Masters in Computer Science

Since the Computer Science GRE exam was dropped, I have to take the normal GRE exam (sighs). I've looked at a few sample questions, and it's something I'm just not good at. I have a Bachelors in ...
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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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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 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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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 reading novels helpful for GRE Preparation?

I'm going to start preparing for GRE. I have great enthusiasm for reading novels rather than memorizing words. Will words learnt from novels be helpful for GRE vocabulary? Which novels/writers books ...
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Specific Weakness in GRE Quantitative Section - Looking for Advice

I took the GRE about a year ago (for an MA program). I did very well on Verbal, but only so-so on Quantitative. I'd like to retake the GRE for applying to PhD programs. My issue with the Quantitative ...
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Will taking the math GRE subject test be a plus point for admission in MS/PhD in computer science?

i am undergraduate in computer science looking for admission to MS/Phd in computer science at U.S universities. I know there is no subject test for computer science anymore. In that case, will taking ...
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PhD programs of medical school

I'm interested in stem cell, regenerative medicine, developmental biology, and genetics for reverse aging. Since these topics are dealt with in one or both of medical school and school of science, I'm ...
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Math subject GRE to fill gaps in undergraduate education for PhD application

BACKGROUND: I'm beginning a computer science MS program this summer. My undergrad background is a 2.9 in non-related sociology sub-category. The last time I took an actual math class was AP Calculus ...
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Which part of the GRE is more important to admissions committees?

I graduated from the University of Michigan with Psychology and Communication Studies degree. I am planning to apply to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) master's degree and Information Science master'...
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Why ask for GRE score on the form?

This might seems like a silly question, but I don't understand why grad schools ask for GRE score on the application form. In almost all instances, they also require official score to be sent to them ...
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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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Statistics PhD - Sending the math GRE score

mGRE is only recommended when applying for a Ph.D in statistics. But obviously sometimes it's better not to send a score than to report a bad score. Stanford, which is the only place that actually ...
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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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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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GRE scores per section and their importance for PhD admissions in CS/E.Engineering

What scores are generally expected per section (AW/quantitative/verbal) to get my applications evaluated in top/good grad schools? Also, would achieving even better scores be a "plus" or it won't ...
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US Graduate School without subject GRE

So here is the situation: I am a Math student in a very well ranked French university, and I am going to finish my degree (i.e. 2-year MSc, after a 3-year BSc) in August. Therefore, it is time to ...
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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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Scoring GRE analytical writing practice essays

I took the GRE and my analytical writing score wasn't what I hoped for. During the exam, I thought my answer was good. Having read about argumentation and practiced writing, I wonder if there is a ...
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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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GRE subject test- Biology or Cell/Biochemistry?

I am majoring in computer engineering and having a minor in computational biology. I'm planning to apply for a PhD in computational biology too, though I didn't take an impressive amount of biology/...
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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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What can I do after giving GRE and TOEFL exams?

I just gave my GRE and TOEFL examination this month. I am willing to apply for MS in Computer Science in the USA for the fall of 2014 course. The problem is that I don't seem to understand how to go ...
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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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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 %...