fortiesgirl Posted February 28, 2009 Share Posted February 28, 2009 I should preface this by stating that I have NEVER done well in standardized tests. I took the GRE in 2005 and earned pretty pitiful scores--both verbal and math were in the 500s and aw was a 5. I retook the GRE again after having taken two rounds of Kaplan and did even worse-verbal was in the 500s and math sunk to the 400s. You'd think that someone who can work in multiple languages would be able to score well on the verbal section, well, not in my case. I believe I tend to just "over-think" the questions. I had to retake it to redeem myself if I had any hope of getting into a doctoral program--I got v:670 q: 620 aw 5. Okay, here's my question...I have excellent grades, a Master's in a relevant discipline, language fluency, research experience, and relevant work experience (teaching college level). Is my history of poor GRE scores going to screw my chances of admission, or will my final GRE score redeem me? I know it's not the greatest, but I'm not shooting for the Ivies. The two programs in which I am most interested require scores in the ballpark of 1150-1250. Do most schools take the best score, or do they take the average of the scores when evaluating a candidate? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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