The PGRE is not required for the program I am applying. It is only required if you want to be a TA. I probably wont be a TA because I have a job in a related field and can probably get them to pay tuition and move to part time.
Curious, will it help or hurt to take the PGRE if it is not technically required? I have taken the practice test and scored a 500, with study I can probably boost that to 600, but its not like I will have stellar scores. I am just curious, if I dont take the PGRE, will that look worse than taking it and doing okay to bad.