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

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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?
  • Govegan1995Govegan1995 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    Is a 315 any good? 157 Verbal and 158 Quant is my highest score so far
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,301 Senior Member
    edited August 12
    Hey guys, I'm a transfer student at SUNY Albany. I was supposed to graduate in 2020 but I got behind due to Physics. I'm graduating in 2021 and will like to know when I should take the GRE. The college I want to go to is the University of Alaska Fairbanks for Oceanography (MS). They said that my GRE scores will be more important and will help (I have a low GPA). I was thinking summer 2019 or 2020. What do you guys think?

    I'm majoring in chemistry. I would also love to take GRE Chemistry
  • xraymancsxraymancs Forum Champion Graduate School Posts: 4,481 Forum Champion
    @Govegan1995 - It depends on what your intended graduate program is. For Engineering and Physics the quantitative score is not that good. For Humanities, the verbal is a bit low.
  • xraymancsxraymancs Forum Champion Graduate School Posts: 4,481 Forum Champion
    @NASA2014 - Take the GRE within a year of when you are submitting your applications.
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,301 Senior Member
    @xraymancs so Summer of 2020?
  • xraymancsxraymancs Forum Champion Graduate School Posts: 4,481 Forum Champion
    If you are graduating in May of 2021 and plan to apply for a graduate program starting in Fall 2021 then summer of 2020 is a reasonable time to take the General GRE. The Chemistry GRE may be offered only a couple of times a year so you have to check what date works best with you application.
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