Multiple Scores

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dasgut
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Multiple Scores

Postby dasgut » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:18 pm

How do universities look at multiple scores? Do they take the highest, latest, average, etc?

cbreeden
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Re: Multiple Scores

Postby cbreeden » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:31 pm

I'd imagine that it largely depends on what schools you are going to apply to. I think that the schools look at both schools, and tend to weigh the most recent score heavily. Though some will do it differently. Like take the average.

BTW, how did your application process go?

dasgut
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Re: Multiple Scores

Postby dasgut » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:10 am

cbreeden,
I ended up not applying. I figured my previous two scores were poor enough that it didn't make sense to take a shot and waste the money. However, I think this next time around, which may or may not be this next year, will be significantly different due to a VERY non-trivial change in my scores!

Congrats on the admit to Wisc! :)

smartiful
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Re: Multiple Scores

Postby smartiful » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:44 pm

Michigan for example looks only at the highest score. Did you not apply to SB? They don't even require GRE scores.

cbreeden
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Re: Multiple Scores

Postby cbreeden » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:15 am

Well, I wish you the best of luck your next time around! I noticed that you took the GRE again -- I was thinking about taking it again this year myself. Do you feel a lot better about the test this time around?

dasgut
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Re: Multiple Scores

Postby dasgut » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:43 am

cbreeden,
Thanks for your best wishes! I felt a ton better about it this time around. I noticed a few patterns in the exam that kept coming up with the way they test. While on the previous two exams I knew I biffed it I honestly think I got 80%+ this time around. How are you feeling about the UW-Madison dept.? I'm thinking about applying there next time around.

cbreeden
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Re: Multiple Scores

Postby cbreeden » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:11 am

Oh, I love Madison. It's a beautiful city with a great selection of faculty. You definitely should apply next year :)

johnrichard
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Re: Multiple Scores

Postby johnrichard » Sat May 14, 2011 6:37 am

It depends on the schools selection procedure. Some schools look only for high scores and some for average.




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