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Ask your GRE questions here: How important? Are yours too low? When to take?


Replies to: Ask your GRE questions here: How important? Are yours too low? When to take?

  • dreamerr33dreamerr33 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited November 2017
    Hey there,

    When I was about to take GRE for the first time, I couldn't show up because I had an illness. So I had to schedule another test.

    So when the admissions committee sees a 'no results' for my first attempt, is it possible that they may reject me?

    Should I try to explain the situation in my SOP?

    Now the real question,

    I am a PhD in Social Policy aspirant wishing to enter any of the top 20 universities in the US.

    My GRE scores are 152V 161Q, 4.0 AWA. I also have a GPA of 3.3 which is on a lower side. The rest of application is fairly good.

    As you can see, my GRE Verbal score is on the lower side

    I am in a moral dillema whether to apply or not. Any advice appreciated
  • JPNguyenJPNguyen Registered User Posts: 724 Member
    I had a chat with an admissions counselor. She told me I don’t have to score high on the gre to receive consideration at an Ivy League. Just thought I’d chime in for those a little too worried about their scores.
  • SaturnaliaSaturnalia Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Hey everyone,

    I'm not sure if this thread is still active. I'm considering retaking the GRE after a few rejections from neuroscience PhD programs this year (two were post-interview).

    V: 165
    Q: 162
    AWA: 4.0

    I'm very happy with the V and Q but the writing score concerns me. Is it worth it?
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