Canceling Your Score?

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robertjordan
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Canceling Your Score?

Postby robertjordan » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:16 am

If I just wanted to take the test once or twice to get more comfortable with it before I do it "for real", should I just cancel my score immediately after the test? If I do that will schools be able to see that I canceled my score twice before sending them my score? Also, if I cancel the score will I still be able to see what I would have made had I not canceled it?

Thanks

Robert

longtm1989
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Re: Canceling Your Score?

Postby longtm1989 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:20 am

robertjordan wrote:If I just wanted to take the test once or twice to get more comfortable with it before I do it "for real", should I just cancel my score immediately after the test? If I do that will schools be able to see that I canceled my score twice before sending them my score? Also, if I cancel the score will I still be able to see what I would have made had I not canceled it?

Thanks

Robert

Don't have to do that. You can choose which score to send.

colldood
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Re: Canceling Your Score?

Postby colldood » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:12 pm

Until last year, it would show all non-cancelled tests taken (but no one would ever find out if you cancelled a test). But from now on it doesn't even matter, you can take it 10 million times and just send a single score. And no, in the past you wouldn't have been able to see the score from a cancelled test.

robertjordan
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Re: Canceling Your Score?

Postby robertjordan » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:29 pm

longtm1989 wrote:
robertjordan wrote:If I just wanted to take the test once or twice to get more comfortable with it before I do it "for real", should I just cancel my score immediately after the test? If I do that will schools be able to see that I canceled my score twice before sending them my score? Also, if I cancel the score will I still be able to see what I would have made had I not canceled it?

Thanks

Robert

Don't have to do that. You can choose which score to send.


That's great! So you're telling me I could take every test between now and when I plan to apply, and then just choose my best score at that point?

rmg512
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Re: Canceling Your Score?

Postby rmg512 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:58 am

Yes. However, you have to pay $25 per school to send your scores if you use Score Select. You can have 4 schools receive your scores for free with registration for the test, but your only options are to send the most recent score or send all the scores -that only includes the Subject Test, though, so you have to select the same schools when you take the general to get 4 schools completely taken care of for free.

waiting512
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Re: Canceling Your Score?

Postby waiting512 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:38 pm

Truly, most schools don't care about old scores if you have them. OSU has a good explanation of this on their website under the section GRE_info

robertjordan
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Re: Canceling Your Score?

Postby robertjordan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:00 pm

Thanks for the info. Now I have to start thinking about how to study for it... :/

The amount of threads on the internet giving different advice on how to study for the GRE is a little overwhelming and I don't even know where to begin.

Is there a generally accepted "smart" way to prepare for this? Silverturtle's SAT guide really helped me out back in high school (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat ... cess.htmlP), and while the GRE is obviously much harder I was hoping there could be a basic agreement on when it's best to take the available practice tests, when you should start timing yourself, which textbooks to use in shoring up your knowledge, how one should know the amount of time to devote to studying a particular area (I'd hate to spend a ton of time studying complex numbers and then have it show up in 1 or 2 questions), etc. etc.

I always feel so lost without a structure to my studying, and the huge breadth of material tested on the GRE has kind of frozen me up.


Thanks




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