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Hi guys,

I'm an international student from Korea and am applying for a PhD in one of the social sciences.

I got a really low GRE score (360V and 590Q), however I do think the rest of my application is a stellar (GPA 3.8, excellent LORs and statement). Also, my TOEFL score is very high and my AWA is 5.5.

In any case, do you think I stand a chance applying to schools like UC San-Diego and Northwestern or should I not even bother?

Cannot take the GRE again this time around.



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I suggest contacting those schools and honestly asking them about this. The overall score of 950 does seem quite low - you have probably heard that some schools have cut-off at 1000. The verbal score is also normally important for social science admissions.

Call and ask. Good luck!

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