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    • Hadeel Naeem  »  jjb919

      Hi, 
      You seem like an active person here so I would like to go on ask a few things. I am MPhil Philosophy student in Lahore Pakistan. I have a really really low GRE score and I considering retaking GRE but the thing is that my score is low because lose my nerves during the test. My score is 148Q and 152V. I am sure you know that's not good for a PhD program. 
       
      I applied for a PhD in Philosophy last year and received and offer from the University of Edinburgh. It was a huge deal for me but obviously I wasn't able to get funding. I have a deferral from Edinburgh so I still have till fall of 2016 to find funding but it won't really happen because Pakistan is not very generous when it comes to humanities' scholarships. 
       
      Also, I would like to tell you that there are almost only two universities in Pakistan that offer a PhD in philosophy and they have a really sad faculty that can only possibly help you with Muslim Philosophy. I, however, would like to work on epistemology. 
       
      Now, my plan is to apply to US but I am not sure what they are looking for. See now, Edinburgh did not ask for my GRE and that helped me. So, what do you think I should do? I really want to go to University of Arizona, Notre Dame, Cornell or the sort that are really famous for epistemology. 
       
      So, my questions are: 
      1. Do I really really have to improve my GRE score? Will they not consider that I am from a different country or something? I can hope that my samples are strong. 
      2. I haven't been published either. I would really like to know how you do that, I wish I had someone to guide me through it. 
      3. Do you think there are any particular universities that don't care much about GRE?
       
      Thanks
      It would be really helpful if you could answer these. 
      Hadeel Naeem 
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