Pleiades Posted December 1, 2010 Share Posted December 1, 2010 (edited) Hi everyone! I'm in the process of applying to several MA/Ph.D. programs in the field of History with a concentration on the Middle East. I was originally planning on applying to Georgetown, but the GRE has got me down and now I'm trying to figure out whether it'll even be worth the money to apply. Can anyone who is familiar with this school or schools of this caliber give me your assessment on my chances at such an institution? I have a 3.8 GPA, have extensive research experience as a prof's research assistant, am writing an honors thesis, have great LORs (from what my recommenders tell me), profs have told me that my writing sample and SOP are strong, and have experience teaching at the college level from my job at my university's Writing Center. BUT my GRE scores are 610 Verbal/510 Quant/4.5 Analytical, and due to a variety of circumstances, I didn't have the opportunity to retake and try getting a higher score. The page about admission requirements on Georgetown's site says "A verbal score in the mid-600's is expected; quantitative and analytical scores will be evaluated in the light of each applicant's overall credentials." So what do you think? Are my chances at getting into Georgetown too slim to bother? Edited December 1, 2010 by Pleiades Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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