Junaid456 wrote: FreddieBiddleBooty wrote:
Junaid456 wrote:600 (37%). I guess I am not getting in anywhere now.
Not true. Schools look at your app as a whole, not just this silly test. Besides, your letters and research experience are way more important.
Check a thread I recently posted titled "MGRE -- Should I even bother applying now." I am a pretty unconventional applicant. Based on the responses I got from a couple of Director of Graduate Studies at various schools, a good MGRE score of 700+ (and 750+ for some schools) would have made be competitive. But I guess that's no longer true.
Please check my post and let me know of your opinion after seeing my full profile.
I see it. Really you are fine. You may not want to apply to too many top schools though, and you definitely don't need to apply to like 17-25 schools. That's expensive. Pick some schools you think would be a good fit. If you're really set on getting into a fancy one, try a Masters degree first somewhere. This is what I did. It gives you a chance to not only build up an awesome app profile (masters thesis, new start with grades, advisors), but it also gives you a better taste for research and what grad school is like. Further, it let's your research focus narrow so that you know where you'd like to go based on faculty.
Edit: Also I just want to say that obviously I'm not on an admissions committee or anything (probably no one on this website is), so maybe talk to your advisor and/or one of your letter writers about this!