Please give advice on which GRE scores to send

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Please give advice on which GRE scores to send

Post by aurkoa » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:45 am

Hi all,

I took the GRE General Test in Nov. 2016 and got: V: 152, Q: 163, AW: 4.5

This is my 2nd attempt. The first time I took it was in Oct. 2013, when I got: V: 157, Q: 159, AW: 4.5

I'm applying to Applied Math PhD programs so since my emphasis is Math, I'll definitely send my most recent score to universities, in fact I have already sent it to 4 for free on test day.

The question is, should I also send my previous score along with the new one to other programs so that they can see I got a better Verbal score in the past? Is it good? Is it.. whatever- as in there's nothing to lose? Or can it actually hurt my chances a little bit?

Please give your honest feedback.


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Re: Please give advice on which GRE scores to send

Post by verysweetjuices » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:17 am

Depends what school you're going to. I don't imagine many math programs care about your verbal score because knowing the main purpose of a passage about Sartre's view on utilitarianism won't help you in math.
Having said that, really good schools that are competitive get a lot of applicants and will probably weed people out based on GRE scores.

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