GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

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ppham27
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GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

Postby ppham27 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:23 am

I'm looking to apply to top Math/CS programs next fall. I just got back my GRE scores.

VR: 164 (93%)
QR: 170 (99%)
AW: 4.0 (49%)

I get the impression that they are mostly used as a cutoff. I am mainly concerned about the AW score. Is it too low? I could probably stand to bring my VR score up as well since I was scoring 165+ on practice tests, but it's probably high enough already that it doesn't matter.

waiting512
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Re: GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

Postby waiting512 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:06 pm

I get the impression no one even looks at these scores now. That is, as long as they also require the GRE Subject Test in Math.

ppham27
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Re: GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

Postby ppham27 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:44 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'll focus on studying for the subject test, then.

y45askel
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Re: GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

Postby y45askel » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:10 am

If the program does not require subject scores, then the GRE General is extremely important. If they do require subject scores then n there's not much importance put on the GRE General since majority of the math is high-school level. But you may need it if you want to qualify for university fellowships.

Legendre
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Re: GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

Postby Legendre » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:42 pm

I remember reading on Stanford's site that the typical fully funded grad student has 4.0 for writing. So you're fine. :D

Manyfolds
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Re: GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

Postby Manyfolds » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:00 pm

I got worse scores than you in both writing and verbal, and I got into some top ten programs. My subject score also sucked.

ppham27
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Re: GRE Revised General Test scores, are these okay?

Postby ppham27 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:31 pm

All right thanks for the reassurance, everyone. I can focus on prepping for the subject test, then. I've already been out of undergrad for 2 years, so I have a lot of review to do.




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