ghjk wrote:While I'm thinking about re-taking the test in October, does anyone know if I have any shots with this score at schools like Georgia Tech ACO program, CMU ACO program(Business department),WSU Applied Math program and Boston PHD Financial Math program, provided that all other components of my application are quite strong (e.g: 2 publications on not so well-known journals)?
Can anyone please give me an opinion to this question? It's really important to me:)
Two of those programs aren't through the math department (CMU business and Boston). Can you show me the pages that say whether they require the Math subject test at all? WSU applied math doesn't even require the general test scores (though they encourage them):
"GRE test scores are not required by the Department of Mathematics. However, we encourage applicants to submit scores for the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics. These scores must be no older than 5 years at the time of application. Please request the Educational Testing Service to submit GRE scores directly to code 4705."
The only program I would be worried about is Georgia tech. Maybe CMU. I can tell you that Penn state posts their yearly average score: http://www.math.psu.edu/grad/phd/faq.php
I think that Penn state may be more competitive than CMU, and since they post their scores that is some evidence that they take them quite seriously and that might cause some inflation relative to similarly competitive programs, but it's weak evidence at best.