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  1. There seem to be a lot of threads asking the same thing popping up lately and I figured it might make sense to make an overall guide thread and then those who feel their answers still haven’t been adequately answered can post below for an idea of what their chances are. Here is a brief rundown of factors affecting your likelihood of getting into top-tier and well respected programs. If you fall below par in any one of these factors you can bump it up by being stellar in one of the others. I'll add to this if others point out other things I've left out. School requirements: Your first s
  2. I am from NY and I am currently in the process of applying to speech graduate programs and was wondering if anyone on here or someone they know has gotten into slp grad programs with my type of profile or something similar: 3.4 cumulative gpa, 3.6 major gpa, 145 Verbal 145 Quant 3.5 Writing (GRE), I have experience being a special ed paraprofessional in lifeskills classrooms, experience working as a clerical worker at a speech-lang. pathology practice (also observed sessions alongside clinicians at practice), and also have experience being an activity coordinator at a summer camp working with
  3. 1) I have a high gpa (4.0), some research experience, and what i hope are going to be positive recommendation letters. Let's assume I have a concrete SoP, and my research interests/methods are in line with a respective department. Will a low gre (V157 Q150) really keep an applicant out of top programs (Harvard, Columbia, NYU, etc?) 2) If you scan the results page, I find reports here and there of acceptances at these programs with similar GRE scores. What do you make of this? 3) In response to asking for a letter of rec, a professor has asked me to send along "what I would like the
  4. Hi all, I have recently finished my GRE and got 165Q and 168V. I want to do a master’s degree in economics in the UK, preferably at the LSE or Oxford, and plan to do a PhD, maybe in the US, afterwards. Since the quant score is very important in economics, I consider a retake. My score is above what these universities expect for international students (164 in Oxford and 161 everywhere else), but I fear that I might not look like a competitive applicant with it. My grades are good, and I don’t know whether I should just focus on other parts of my application or on the GRE. In practice tests
  5. Hi everyone, I'm applying for ms cs this year in the following Canadian universities. U of T Waterloo McGill UBC McMaster I have GRE scores of Verbal 163 Quantitative 165 Writing 4.0/6.0. I have a 3.33 GPA from a top 3 university for CS(also known for grade deflation unfortunately) in the USA. How likely am i to get in to these universities for their Masters programs in computer science (non-phd)?
  6. I am about to receive my Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications concentration in Journalism, with a minor in Psychology. I have decided that I want to apply to Grad School for both Masters and PhD programs for Clinical Psychology. I am applying to a few ivies such as Columbia, Harvard, UPenn and Cornell. Based off my credentials, would I have a shot at being accepted? I believe I am but I feel like this platform would know better and of course having faith. I do have work experience in the medical field aspect working with the NJDOH for COVID vaccinations and will be starting a n
  7. Hello! I am going to be applying for clinical psychology PhD programs in the Fall (hoping to start in Fall 2022). I am currently obtaining a B.A. in psychology with a minor in gender and women's studies and have a 4.0. I have been working in a research lab since my freshman year (and I am joining a 2nd one this summer) and have experience as an undergrad T.A. for two semesters. I am not too great at standardized tests and just took a GRE practice exam with a pretty bad quant score. I also have not been in very many clubs throughout my undergrad, because I was busy working and performing in my
  8. Please forgive me, as this is my first post on grad cafe. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Education with a dual endorsement in Math and ESL. I am looking to go to graduate school to receive my Master's in Education. However, these programs aren't super transparent on the average GPA and GRE of admitted students. Can everyone post their GPA and GRE along with the school they got into? I'm looking at specifically CU Boulder's program but I am keeping my mind open. Thank you so much!
  9. Hi all I just got back my GRE score and it turns out to be lower than I expected ( V146/ Q167/ AW3.0). I submitted my application for MS stat/biostat for Rutgers but I am afraid that I can get rejected because of my low score. I graduated from large public university(top 30 public univ from us news) with stat/econ major. My GPA is 3.6 / 4.0 no related work experience but TA for a math course one strong recom letter (from prof that I TA for) Do I still have some chances of getting admitted for Rutgers ms stat/biostat? please help thank you
  10. Governments should not fund any scientific research whose consequences are unclear. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position. The bifurcation of government’s fund plays a pivotal role in directing the path in which the future of a country's success depen
  11. Hello all, Just want to know... Is University of New Mexico really a good school?? For PhD chemistry studies.
  12. Hi all. Covid is ruining my project, but I have to do my best for Phd. One of option is GRE. My gre writing for master school was 3.0. I know this is terrible, but English is my second language. Can anyone give me some tips for my writing or any good link? I read GRE books, but those did not basically change my scores. Thanks, guys.
  13. Hello Everyone, I took my GRE couple of days ago and got 326 (168 on Math and 158 on Verbal). I am applying for phd in statistics and I believe that my score on math section is fine for the most programs, but the verbal score is probably less than their average for good schools. Since I am an international student, I think I would not be judged too harshly on that verbal score but I just wanted to ask here. Should I submit these scores to schools like U Michigan, UT Austin who have made GRE optional?
  14. I’m looking at several top music theory PhD programs (Eastman, Yale, Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern...just to name a few) and was wondering how heavily GRE scores are weighed for applicants. My current scores are 160V, 150Q, and 4.5A, so my quant score is low, but I’ve heard that humanities programs generally only care about verbal and writing scores. I’ve considered retaking it to boost my quant score, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the time and money. Additionally, I have a 3.99 GPA at my undergrad institution, so I’m wondering if this might be able to offset my lower quant score. Any i
  15. Dear all, I am an international applicant (from India) to the PhD program in Statistics/Biostatistics for Fall 2021 session. A little background about me: I completed my undergraduate in 2015, majoring in statistics with minor in mathematics and economics and my masters in statistics in 2017, both with US equivalent GPA of 4.0. Both my undergrad and masters universities are quite reputed (not ISI) and I believe I have decent mathematical preparation. After that, till now I have been working as a biostatistician at a pharmaceutical company. Along with my job, I have been involve
  16. Question To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. Response Societies are often measured by the development of its major cities. But on second thought it seems that
  17. The following is a memorandum from the office of Mayor Harrison Smith Jones. "In order to relieve Briggsville’s notorious traffic congestion, Mayor Harrison Smith Jones plans to build a multi-million dollar subway system. The subway will run through the major downtown areas, a part of the town where buses serve as the only form of public transportation. For years, residents have been complaining both about inconsistent buses, and the general lack of safety while riding the buses. Additionally, the subway will be running twenty-four hours a day. Since motorists will spend less time in t
  18. Hi, I graduated from college last year. My majors are economics and health science. My overall GPA is 2.8. I do not know if I have any chances to go to graduates school. I took a GRE test in Sep this year but I only got 299 in verbal and quantitative parts, and 3 in analytical writing. People around me most get at least a 3.0 GPA for applying for graduate school in the United States. Yes, I was an international student and moved back to my home country after I graduated. I have some friends who have the same GPA as me, but they decided to apply for graduate school in the U.K. or Australia. How
  19. Hello! I have taken the GRE last month and got V:164, Q:161 and AWA: 4.5. I am planning to apply to the top 5-10 Political Science programs in the U.S. (comparative). My GPA is around 3.90, and my undergrad school is among T3 in Canada. I have 3-5 reliable references (all received their Ph.D. from T5 in the U.S.) and a relatively original and quantitative writing sample, though not a publishable one. Do you think, given the current cycle's conditions, I should submit these GRE scores to the schools that have made it optional? Or do you think I should re-take the test be
  20. I am applying to SAIS MAIR, Georgetown MSFS, Fletcher MALD. Just took the GRE: 162 verbal, 148 quant. GPA: 3.3 6 years of experience: 1 at international global health company 5 in international education. Should I submit my GRE score? What are my chances?
  21. I am applied to UIUC, UMich, UColorado and Rice (best ranked among the universities I applied to) for Condensed Matter Theory (for a Ph.D in Physics). My GRE score is Q163, V163. I am an international student with a 3.91 WES evaluated undergrad GP. I don't have publications but a decent research experience. I recently found out that these schools were much competitive than I had projected, my chances have begun to look dim especially because of my poor Quant score. Do I have a decent shot?
  22. Prompt: Discussing controversial topics with those with contrasting views is not useful because very few people change their mind when questioned about their core beliefs. Write a response to the prompt in which you discuss whether or not you agree or disagree. Be certain to fully develop your position and carefully consider ways in which your position could be challenged. My response: Controversies are inevitably a part of our lives. So more often than not, people tend to have atleast some sort of a basic opinion on things; from politics, to economic policies, to the invitees
  23. I'd appreciate any input on my quandary. UT Houston School of Public Health has made the GRE optional this season, and I'm not sure if my scores will help or hurt my application for the PhD in Behavioral Sciences program. Here's a bit about me: Undergrad GPA: 3.3 Grad GPA: 4.0 No pubs yet but I have experience working on multiple research projects, including a couple that I hope to publish in the next year. I'm also a foster parent who is interested in maternal and child health. GRE verbal: 92nd percentile, quant: 51st percentile, writing: 4.5 (80th percentile). On the
  24. I appeared for test from home edition of GRE and scored 319(Q:165, V:154)+3.5. I am a non native English speaker from India from a very reputed Institute. I have a really mediocre (C)GPA like around 3.2~3.3. Also, I am a non CS student wishing to pursue computational sciences especially machine learning abroad. I have research as well as corporate experience in the ML field. Though, I do not have any publications. I have 5 LoRs(teachers and former employers). TBH, the only thing that makes me insecure about applying is my mediocrity. I mean I was literally the 50th student in a class of 1
  25. Does anyone know of any Speech Language Pathology graduate programs that are waiving the GRE for 2020-2021 due to the coronavirus? Thanks!
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