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  1. Hi everyone! Long time lurker, first time to post on here. I just took the GRE and did not get the results I was hoping for. Before I took the test, here are the results of my practice tests: Kaplan: V: 166, Q: 160 Manhattan Prep: V:160, Q: 159 Power Prep 1: V: 165, Q:164 Power Prep 2: V:166, Q: 160 Actual score: V: 159, Q:159 I partially attribute the poor scores to my ignorance to some of the testing rules -- I didn't realize you could only have 2 pieces of scratch paper at a time, I practiced quant using generous amounts of scratch paper and this really threw me off. In addition, I had some major texting anxiety the day of. Not trying to make excuses for my performance, just wanted to add some context. This being said, the main program I am applying for (Georgetown McCourt - MS DSPP) explicitly stated that they do not have a GRE cutoff, and that the average scores of applicants was V:159, Q:160. My undergrad GPA was underwhelming (3.0/4.0 in Electrical Engineering), so I feel like I need to have a good GRE score in order to be a competitive applicant. I'm fairly certain that I would like to take the test again..... but I have some questions: 1. Do you guys think my score would improve if I took it again? What have been your experiences? 2. How worried should I be about my current scores? 3. If I do retake, what are some good materials or methods to fine tune my base knowledge? I did the 3 month study plan with Magoosh for my first test. 4. Any suggestions on how to mitigate pretty bad test anxiety? Thank you for any feedback! I greatly appreciated it!
  2. Just a word of advice for fellow prospective grad students, specifically those from the non-math background and applying for social sciences degrees. GRE Quant is getting tougher by the day for the non-math background types. Quoting my own example, I had prepared using the Manhattan Prep online tests. I was scoring in the mid 150s. In the real test, I got 149. There were hardly any questions in the actual quant from the Manhattan Online testing tools. There were tons of twisted coordinate geometry questions (figuratively speaking), quadratic equations, frequency and variation and stuff. I didn't encounter any such questions in the five Manhattan tests that I give. I guess they don't update their question bank and are just ripping off paying customers. For my re-attempt, I would rather stick to all the free tests available plus other online and offline tools. All that talk about Manhattan tests actually tougher than the actual GRE is bull***. They might have been tougher four years ago and also representative of the actual test. Not anymore. And yes I know they're adaptive and all but I'm talking about the first section here, which was also non-representative of the actual test. PS All this advice, as mentioned earlier, is for those from the non-math background. Quant pros don't need to brag about their 160+ scores. I can counter by my 161/5.5 in V/AWA
  3. Hi, I am taking a gap year and going to teach English abroad (great speech experience). I graduated with just under a 3.7 GPA, have strong letters of rec and experience and am hoping my essay is very telling of my passion. Unfortunately, I took the gre and got a 153 (61st) on verbal and 151(42nd) on math with a 5.0 (92nd) on AW. I am applying to competitive schools in NY and Boston. I am wondering if my GRE scores will hinder my applications even being read? or how much they matter? SOS. If anyone was accepted/goes to any school in these cities please help
  4. Hallo Everyone, I am applying Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, Master of International Development practice to the following university: Clark University: M.A. in International Development and Social Change. Texas A&M: Master of Public Service and Administration. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Master of Public Affairs) University of Missouri-Columbia: Master of Public Affairs. San Francisco State University for Master of Public Administration University of Michigan-Dearborn for Master of Public Policy Ohio University for Master of International Development Studies I got GPA 3.0 from my ugrad, TOEFL IBT 94 and GRE 287 - 294. I really concern with my GRE score because although the above programs do not mention specific GRE score but some websites said it usually need minimum GRE socre of 300 to be admitted. Looking for your comment about my chance to get admitted to above programs.... or should I retake the GRE for the fourth time? Thank you
  5. Hello, I'm currently graduate student for master's degree from South Korea. I am curious about my GRE score. I'll apply PhD program in Biostatistics at different universitis in the U.S. Although my test score may be weak, i believe that there are some universitis that i can apply at least... My current GRE general score is as follow. V : 144, Q : 170, W : 4.0 Could you evaluate my test score with an advice?
  6. I know acceptance is going to depend on a lot of other factors, but just looking at the GRE, what do you consider a good, sound score? What scores did you use/plan to use? I got a 158V and 158Q. After taking the test, I was very happy. Since then though, I've looked on different blogs and people say they got 162 and aren't happy. I'm in the Midwest, but am planning on applying to competitive schools in the region, specifically The University of Kansas and The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I'd rather not have to spend time focusing on the GRE for another month. Thanks for any thoughts!
  7. Hi, I am Sindhu. I am looking to apply for a doctoral program in the College of Education at the University of Texas, Austin. The website does not seem to show up any results for the admission/application requirements and the required GRE and TOEFEL/IELTS scores. Could someone please help me find this information, please? Thanks a ton!
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