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I am an international student and I'm applying to PhD programs in Political Science.
I've just got my GRE results: 151 V 148 Q 3.5 AW I'm really disappointed, I thought I did my test better.
My other credentials are:
Undergraduate GPA: 3.9; Graduate GPA: 3.95.
Full time merit scholarships for my undergraduate and graduate studies; received bachelor's degree CUM LAUDE; special award and grant as one of the best graduate students at the faculty of Political Science upon completion of my Master's.
Study Abroad Experience in California plus a scholarship from my University
TOEFL ibt: 112
Research experience: we do not have TA/RA positions in my country unless you are a PhD student, so my "research experience" is: three independent research projects at the Uni in California; research for my Master's thesis;
Work/Internship experience: an internship in California related to my field of studies and research interests ( I worked on a political/environmental project in an NGO)
How bad do you think my GRE scores are? I can't retake the test unfortunately. Do you think they are just too too low compared to the scores of the applicants from the U.S. and I should give up and don't apply to any school at all?