Retake General GRE

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jennyb
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Retake General GRE

Postby jennyb » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:02 pm

Hey guys,

So I really messed up the GRE, score of 710 on the quantitative - it's an embarrassment for a mathematician :oops: I was so anxious and didn't get to finish.
Do you think it matters? I could retake it, but frankly I'm busy enough with applications as is and I question how much having a higher score the second time will help.

Thanks for your input and sorry if this sort of thing has been asked many times before.

mhancock743
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Re: Retake General GRE

Postby mhancock743 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:04 am

you should take it again if it's possible.

jennyb
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Re: Retake General GRE

Postby jennyb » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:11 pm

Thanks for the response.
Anyone else have any thoughts?

owlpride
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Re: Retake General GRE

Postby owlpride » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:59 pm

I would ask the advice of someone who has actually read graduate applications before, e.g. your own professors or maybe the graduate chairs of a few other math departments.

dragoonlp
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Re: Retake General GRE

Postby dragoonlp » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:39 pm

jennyb wrote:Hey guys,

So I really messed up the GRE, score of 710 on the quantitative - it's an embarrassment for a mathematician :oops: I was so anxious and didn't get to finish.
Do you think it matters? I could retake it, but frankly I'm busy enough with applications as is and I question how much having a higher score the second time will help.

Thanks for your input and sorry if this sort of thing has been asked many times before.


How about your subject score? If it is high, like >80%, then u don't have to retake it at all.

jennyb
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Re: Retake General GRE

Postby jennyb » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:14 pm

It's in the low-70s (Standardized tests are not my forte)

I think I'll retake it - I'll always regret it if I don't and wonder if things would have gone differently had I gotten a higher score.

arsenalmath
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Re: Retake General GRE

Postby arsenalmath » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:50 pm

jennyb wrote:It's in the low-70s (Standardized tests are not my forte)

I think I'll retake it - I'll always regret it if I don't and wonder if things would have gone differently had I gotten a higher score.


I'd guess that you wouldn't get rejected anywhere just because of that. With a score around 70% on the subject GRE, it's obvious that you know what you're doing with math. So the regular gre math score shouldn't hurt too much. Just my opinion though. If you are willing to go ahead and take it again though, go for it. It's not going to get worse!




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