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Should I feel good about my 308 (154/154) for M.Ed./MAT programs?


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I'm expecting around a 5 on my AWA based off of past essays I've read.

I have a 3.93 GPA at a state school in the Business Honors Program and University Honors Program, so I'm hoping that makes up for my "average" GRE score at GSOEs.

FWIW, my "dream school" is UPenn.

I'm also looking at Lynch (BC), University of Florida, and my current school (which would be a 'safety').

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IMHO I don't think your score will set back your application at all.

Congratulations on finally leaving the GRE behind. I still have a little less than a month to go :/

I hope you fare better than me!

I was thinking about taking it again over winter break, but I've read that the GRE isn't as big of a deal as, say, the ACT/SAT was for undergrad.

I'm confident that I could definitely raise my score, especially since I figured things out near the end of my study "regimen", but I'm just not sure that the return on (time) investment is really worth it.

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If you have the money and have the confidence you'll raise the score, why not?

Because, as I said, I'm not sure that an improvement to a 157/158, for example, is going to make an ounce of difference based off of the way that GSOEs weigh the GRE relative to other application components.

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I understand the need for reassurance/feedback. However, this is not really productive. We all have varying interests, and most of us aren't likely to know what is truly required for your goals.

My advice to you: find a grad student enrolled in an M.Ed or MAT program who is willing to answer a few of your questions. It's what I did. In addition to gaining research experience and letters because of introductions that grad student made for me, I now know the GRE cutoffs for the top programs I want to get into, how much certain schools weigh GPA, the GRE, research experience, letters, etc. Grad students are the best resource....even if they're not at a top progam, they often know what is required to get into competitive programs.

A little introduction can go a long way. If you really want to put your mind at ease, go to people with authority on the subject.

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Maybe I missed something... How bad were your GRE scores? Aside from the AWA which doesn't get nearly the same weight as the Quant and Verbal scores.

If you have marginal scores -- why not retake the test. Now that ETS has their ScoreSelect program there's almost no downside to retaking the exam except the fee.

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154 in V equates to 520 on the old scale.

154 in QR equates to 690 on the old scale.

That puts me at a 1210 total.

UPenn's averages were 547 V and 653 QR - 1200 total.

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I already sent the 308 off to UPenn.

Would it look bad on my part to send off a second score, even if the second score is better?

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