9th percentile

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9th percentile

Post by billy49 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:10 am

Hey everyone I need some advice. As you can tell from my topic I did not study for the test. I really want to get a masters in applied math and I know I have the capability to do it. Should I wait a year, study for the GRE and try it again? Not send my subject score to schools? Try to explain my score? Any and all advice would be helpful.

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Re: 9th percentile

Post by jjharty10 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:41 am

I would look for schools that don't require the subject test. I didn't do very well either and I will simply not submit the scores.

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Re: 9th percentile

Post by AppliedMathKid » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:46 am

I'm in a similar boat.

If you look on the applicant profile page for my post, many of the schools I listed do not require the subject test.

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Re: 9th percentile

Post by MathCat » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:33 pm

I'd say either apply only to US schools that do not require mGRE scores, or consider looking abroad. You usually don't get funded for a masters in Europe or former British colonies (Australia, NZ, etc.) but Canadian schools might. The tuition is cheaper too.

And really, I would not send this score to any school, even if they say it's recommended. Even if you justify it by saying you didn't study, I don't think that reflects too well on you. It shows you didn't take it seriously, which they might not like.

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Re: 9th percentile

Post by bobbydd21 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:16 pm

What are you guys doing for schools that "recommend" the subject test? Did not do well at all and since they only say it's recommended I am guessing that I am better off not sending it?

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