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Is taking GRE in September too late??


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So long as you do well on it, you should be fine. (If you think that you might need to retake the exam, however, it would be better to take it earlier in the year.) I sat for the GRE in mid-October, and received my scores well in advance of application deadlines. Scores should be posted even faster next year, as ETS will have a better sense of how to score the exams.

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I agree. I took them in october so they definitley were scored in time, but my scores were not as high as I had hoped. I would have prefered to retake them but couldnt due to the deadlines. Luckily it worked out for me, but make sure you rock out on that test and get the best score you can!

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Professors told me to shoot for over 700 on each section. That equates to a 160V and 155Q. Some people may have other thoughts on this.

I think you need a 166 V to get 700 on the old model ... sorry for quibbling ... but thanks for the response!

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You are correct, mea culpa.

ETA: for some reason, the board won't allow me to edit my old post. :(

no problem .... this is political science ... we can fudge our numbers as long as we can give a good reason and explanation behind it ;) .... I keed I keed before anyone gets upset

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I've head the "over 700" on both parts as well, but it seems pretty statistically inaccurate if you look at the T20 programs that post their average scores. For math, a 700Q has you a little below places like Michigan, Chicago and Minnesota, (for example), but a 700V has you way above. I think a better rubric when thinking about the newer scores is shoot for 90th+ percentile in verbal and 80th+ Q. That equates, roughly to about 159+V and 158+Q. To my knowledge, no school has officially posted mean scores in the new format, but I could be wrong....

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I've head the "over 700" on both parts as well, but it seems pretty statistically inaccurate if you look at the T20 programs that post their average scores. For math, a 700Q has you a little below places like Michigan, Chicago and Minnesota, (for example), but a 700V has you way above. I think a better rubric when thinking about the newer scores is shoot for 90th+ percentile in verbal and 80th+ Q. That equates, roughly to about 159+V and 158+Q. To my knowledge, no school has officially posted mean scores in the new format, but I could be wrong....

Are there hard #s from the old format?

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Are there hard #s from the old format?

Yeah, check out Chicago and Minnesota, they post them in the admissions FAQ. Also the first sentence of my original post should be "I've heard..." Thankfully theres no typing section of the GRE...

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Yeah, check out Chicago and Minnesota, they post them in the admissions FAQ. Also the first sentence of my original post should be "I've heard..." Thankfully theres no typing section of the GRE...

Thanks ... I was gonna say the easiest way to do this was be to use those same #s & convert them into the new model .... no?

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