Is there any way to know the October's score earlier?

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fisher_wolf
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Is there any way to know the October's score earlier?

Postby fisher_wolf » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:18 pm

I need to know my MGRE earlier to choose schools. so Is there any way to know the October's score earlier??

MathCat
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Re: Is there any way to know the October's score earlier?

Postby MathCat » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:40 pm

Not that I know of, but I would say that even if your score is poor, if the rest of your application is strong it is still worthwhile to apply to some of the good schools. In my opinion you should pick schools based on the strength of the rest of your application - not all schools place much weight on GRE scores. If you get it back and it's way better or way worse than you are expecting, you can prepare a couple of last minute applications to reflect that as well, but I don't think you should choose schools based primarily on your score.

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Re: Is there any way to know the October's score earlier?

Postby fisher_wolf » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:37 pm

MathCat wrote:Not that I know of, but I would say that even if your score is poor, if the rest of your application is strong it is still worthwhile to apply to some of the good schools. In my opinion you should pick schools based on the strength of the rest of your application - not all schools place much weight on GRE scores. If you get it back and it's way better or way worse than you are expecting, you can prepare a couple of last minute applications to reflect that as well, but I don't think you should choose schools based primarily on your score.


Thank you for your reply. Are there any ways to know if the schools not based on MGRE very much?

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Re: Is there any way to know the October's score earlier?

Postby MathCat » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:56 pm

fisher_wolf wrote:
MathCat wrote:Not that I know of, but I would say that even if your score is poor, if the rest of your application is strong it is still worthwhile to apply to some of the good schools. In my opinion you should pick schools based on the strength of the rest of your application - not all schools place much weight on GRE scores. If you get it back and it's way better or way worse than you are expecting, you can prepare a couple of last minute applications to reflect that as well, but I don't think you should choose schools based primarily on your score.


Thank you for your reply. Are there any ways to know if the schools not based on MGRE very much?


It's not like I'm an expert, it's just the impression I have gotten, both from some department pages that explicitly say things like "we do not screen by GRE scores", and the applicant profiles threads on this forum that show strong applications with weak GRE scores that still got into good schools. I think, and my professors who are writing my recommendation letters agree, that if your score is very low but the rest of your app (GPA and letters of reference especially) is strong, schools are likely to not put as much weight on the test.




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