Hi guys,

I graduated in May and I am currently applying for various PhD programs. I am a very poor standardized tester. Never been good at them. On the practice subject GREs I would score around 85% but my actual score was 13%. I don't struggle on math tests where I actually have time to think about the problems, it's just these tests where I am cranking out 60 answers in 3 hours really don't go well with me. .

My GPA was around a 3.7 I did an undergraduate thesis in Module Theory, I have taken a course in Finite Group Theory: Sylow theorems, Hall pi-subgroups, etc. I have taken Galois Theory, Analysis, Topology, Geometry, etc. Got A's in all of them. I am really interested in schools that have Algebra programs but I really don't know where to apply to since I can't really provide my MGRE score. My regular GRE scores are also relatively weak.

Quantatative: 165 (89%)

Verbal: 157 (75%)

Writing: 4.5 (82%).

I have 3 strong recommendations, maybe a 4th because I have been teaching high school math and my department head approached me saying she'd be happy to write a very strong recommendation. I also have done Math research at my college with a professor.

Anyone who has any insight into schools that would accept me without the math GRE I'd be really appreciative. I'm having a hard time finding schools that don't require or seriously recommend it.

Also, I'm an American student.