Sponsored Ad:
See the top rated post in this thread. Click here

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

  1. #1
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Sponsored Ad:
    Hi there.

    I am doing applications for some master degree programs, and I am just no idea whether I have to turn in my gre scores.
    I have two gre scores,

    1. V: 155, Q: 167, AWA: 3.5
    2. V: 153, Q: 161, AWA: 4.0

    even though it is master program, but few of them are doctoral stream so I think GRE score will be important. I am worrying the AWA 3.5. On second exam, I got 4.0 on AWA but I just screwed up Quant and verbal. I am math major so the 161 in Quant is indeed critical and may give a bad impression. Should I turn in only first exam or both? I hope I retake the exam but I do not have enough time to meet their deadlines.

  2. #2
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    14
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Math major with Q161?

    I think that turning in a Q161 would be a death sentence - I'd do the 167/155. I'm just an undergrad though that's what everyone else is going to say. Sucks you got a 3.5, don't know how important it is for the schools you're applying to!

  3. #3
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Yes, that was too bad. Well, I just took the second one in the middle of semester when I quite struggled in **** tons of school works. I totally agree. my math major GPA is near 3.95 and the Q161 may be considered as kind of depreciation of my undergrad math performance. But the 3.5 sucks! I have researched accepted applicants' profile and there are rarely who admitted with AWA less than 4.0.

  4. #4
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    14
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Could you list the math classes you took? This could be important.. I mean I think it's 99% you go with the higher Q score but maybe the rigor of your math classes COULD influence this decision. It's the last thing to check (other than the list of schools you're applying to).

  5. #5
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Cal I-III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equation(In progress), Intro to probability, Intro to real analysis, Theoretical Stats(though Stats is not a math, lol), Intro to abstract Algebra(In progress), Dynamical System(In progress, grad level), Numerical Analysis, Math for economists,
    + Intermediate econometrics.

  6. #6
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    14
    Rep Power
    1


    0 out of 1 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Okay well in my opinion you do not have enough math to post a 161Q score. Maybe others will disagree but you didn't dive very deep into the math department, so I don't think adcoms would write it off as a fluke.

    Don't get me wrong you have enough math to go to PhD if the other posters on this site are any indication. But I would need to see a year of intro to real, a year of upper level real analysis, a year of modern algebra, maybe some geometry/topology and optimization or complex analysis before I would say "yeah you are clearly extremely well prepared for math, theres no way you got a 161Q from anything other than a crazy fluke".

    Of course.... lol I still would probably recommend posting the 167Q score. Good luck that's all I got! Also note if you come from an unknown school then the 161Q is even worse since adcoms won't know the rigor of your coursework!

  7. #7
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Thanks, I agree. Btw can you recommend.. about 4 math courses that I should complement for my future phD application? I am thinking of taking them in my master. I roughly thought that Topology, Measure theory and advanced probability. What's your opinion?

  8. #8
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    14
    Rep Power
    1


    0 out of 1 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    I wish I could give you a good opinion on that Sadly I am an undergraduate student who is applying next year.

    Hm.. yes I really am not comfortable telling you which math classes you should take to maximize your chances, this is your life and I am just not informed on this topic. Sorry, hopefully someone else will be!

    I wish I had asked this myself before - in fact

  9. #9
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    224
    Rep Power
    2


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballycan View Post
    Hi there.

    I am doing applications for some master degree programs, and I am just no idea whether I have to turn in my gre scores.
    I have two gre scores,

    1. V: 155, Q: 167, AWA: 3.5
    2. V: 153, Q: 161, AWA: 4.0

    even though it is master program, but few of them are doctoral stream so I think GRE score will be important. I am worrying the AWA 3.5. On second exam, I got 4.0 on AWA but I just screwed up Quant and verbal. I am math major so the 161 in Quant is indeed critical and may give a bad impression. Should I turn in only first exam or both? I hope I retake the exam but I do not have enough time to meet their deadlines.
    Submit the first one. Especially if you are not a native speaker. 3.5AWA isn't great, but 161Q is a much bigger red flag in economics. Depending on the masters programs you're applying to, it may not matter. That said, choose the first option.

  10. #10
    cal
    cal is offline
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: GRE score for grad school: submit or not?

    why not give once more GRE and go with better results. Think of long term success.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Should I submit this new GRE score?
    By Yokmaster in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-28-2012, 06:14 AM
  2. School asked for fall grades, shall I submit?
    By cappuccino in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-23-2012, 05:15 AM
  3. A in real analysis, B+ in Grad. PDE; submit fall grades?
    By to2012 in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-22-2011, 11:31 PM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 09:50 PM
  5. Should I submit fall grades if a school does not ask for them?
    By RonnieT1283 in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-20-2006, 06:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •