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myriam
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Hello everyone. 

 

I am a french student and applied to a double degree program with Gtech in Mechanical Engineering. I had to take twice the GRE in order to get the passing requirements for Gtech. I got 155 in the quantitative section after 2 shots and I am pretty sad about it :( . The thing is I am very very good at maths. I am ranked 1st/110 in maths at my university. I have also participated in maths competitions since secondary school to finally arrive to the semi-finals. ( The final was the international competiition) . I have a really strong maths skills. But having 155 in the GRE is depressing and was completely unexpected and have no clue how Gtech would take this. In my SOP , I have talked about my passion towards Maths and my abilities, but didn't talk about my GRE score ... my question is do you think how much penalized I might get by this low score? Did anyone get accepted by such a low quant score ?  

 

I have really good LOR's and a very good SOP (to me) and a good GPA ( not 4 but around 3.5). One more thing is that I am applying to Georgia Tech Lorraine and not Atlanta. they should answer me over the course of next week... 

 

Thanks

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I think you'll be ok... as someone naturally stronger in the verbal part, I always feel like the Quantitative part can be a lot of parsing English too, understanding how to rapidly translate english into math, etc.  The wordy questions trip me up even more than straight math puzzles.  For someone coming from overseas, they'll look at your actual math background more than the GRE i think.

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I don't know if GTech will value the GRE score more than your actual academic accomplishments. However, you said that you have a demonstrable track record of scoring high in all math related subjects and test. At least to me, that seems like a better thing to focus on if one wants to get a hint of what you are capable of. I wish you the best of luck with your application. Let us know if you get an offer. :)

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Hi All,

 

One of the things to remember about the GRE Quant section is that it is NOT, strictly speaking, a "math test." While you will do lots of math-related activities (take notes and translate english into "math", use formulas/rules, do some calculations, etc.), many of the questions that you'll face can be solved with a combination of certain tactics, pattern-matching and a little math. This is especially true of QCs, which you'll see often on Test Day. 

 

Beyond (re)learning the math that you learned when you were younger, you also should invest in practice materials that teach you the tactics, patterns and "secrets" of the GRE. 

 

GRE Masters aren't born, they're made,

Rich

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I totally agree with you EMPOWERgreRichC. Gre needs to get prepared. the main problem is I didn't get enough time to prepare for both of the tests as I am currently in my masters degree in France. In case you don't know how it works in France, we study 8hours per day. So I was preparing for the gre along with the projects and tests I had and I have to say that the preparation was very weak . I just bought the kaplan book and read it the night before the exam so to have an idea about the format of the exam...

 

Anyways, my question was more about how the Admission department would perceive it knowing that I have a solid Math related subject background . 

 

Decision has been made by Gtech now. I am still now waiting for their e-mail ! Hopefully it's a "congratulations" kind of email ...

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I would say the GRE quant is more about the time constrain than anything else... you could learn all the math content in a couple weeks, and even score perfect if it's time-free, the issue is the pace.

 

It measures quantitative reasoning, NOT mathematical skills/knowledge. I would value more your academic accomplishments for sure.

 

Let us know about the response!

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Hello everyone

Unfortunately my application has been denied for unknown reasons (I called them) ...It's just a second master anyway. It was going to be helpful for me to have an international outlook. But whatever, I think I aimed too big and now I am paying for it :( ...

Good luck for the rest and thanks for the support .

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