Sending GRE scores even if not required

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Sending GRE scores even if not required

Postby math_applicant » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Some schools don't require (and don't recommend) the math gre score. Mine is not great so I don't prefer sending it. Yet, I am an international student and this is the only standardized piece of info (besides GRE general which doesn't really count much) I have on my application. Also, I am not sure if students normally send their scores anyway which might put my application in the spot of lacking info compared to them. Anyone has experience with this issue ? Thanks.

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Re: Sending GRE scores even if not required

Postby waiting512 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:55 pm

Actually, I think that your General GRE will actually carry some weight at these schools. If you have a strong GPA, recommendations, and courses taken list, I think you should be fine.

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Re: Sending GRE scores even if not required

Postby Legendre » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:00 pm

My experience with ivy league schools is that if they don't require the subject test, they might not even factor it into their admission decision. I have been interviewed before by ivy league that recommend the subject test, but I chose not to submit one (have not taken the test).

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